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Miss Universe 2006, the 55th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 23 July 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA. Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico was crowned by Natalie Glebova of Canada at the end of the event. This is the fifth (and most recent) time that Puerto Rico has won Miss Universe. 86 contestants competed for the title.

Results



Placements




Order of announcements




Top 20

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Contestants

* – Eralda Hitaj * – Isménia Júnior * – Shari McEwan * – Magalí Romitelli * – Melissa Laclé * – Erin McNaught * – Samantha Carter * – Tatiana Silva * – Desiree Durán * – Rafaela Zanella * – Galena Dimova * – Alice Panikian * – Ambuyah Ebanks * – Belén Montilla * – Gao Yinghui * – Valerie Domínguez * – Fabriella Quesada * – Biljana Mančić * – Elena Ierodiakonou * – Renata Langmannová * – Betina Faurbye * – Mía Taveras * – Catalina "Katty" López * – Fawzia Mohamed * – Rebeca Iraheta * – Kirke Klemmer * – Dina Fekadu * – Ninni Laaksonen * – Alexandra Rosenfeld * – Ekaterine Buadze * – Natalie Ackermann * – Angela Asare * – Olympia Hopsonidou * – Jackelinne Piccinini * – Alana Ernest * – Adrienn Bende * – Sif Aradóttir * – Neha Kapur * – Nadine Chandrawinata * – Melanie Boreham * – Anastacia Entin * – Cindy Wright * – Kurara Chibana * – Dina Nuraliyeva * – Kim Joo-hee * – Sanita Kubliņa * – Gabrielle Bou Rached * – Melissa Ann Tan * – Isabelle Antoo * – Priscila Perales * – Anna Nashandi * – Elizabeth Gray * – Cristiana Frixione * – Tienepre Oki * – Shequita Bennett * – Martine Jonassen * – María Alessandra Mezquita * – Lourdes Arévalos * – Fiorella Viñas * – Lia Ramos * – Francys Sudnicka * – Zuleyka Rivera * – Anna Litvinova † * – Nada Milinić * – Carol Cheong * – Judita Hrubyová * – Nataša Pinoza * – Thuli Sithole * – Elisabeth Reyes * – Jacqueline Fernandez * – Sascha Andrew-Rose * – Gisella Hilliman * – Shivern Peters * – Josephine Alhanko * – Lauriane Gilliéron * – Charm Osathanond * – Kenisha Thom * – Ceyla Kirazlı * – Shaveena Been * – Inna Tsymbalyuk * – Julie Doherty * – Fatimih Dávila † * – Tara Conner * – JeT'aime Cerge * – Jictzad Viña * – Mofya Chisenga †

Judges



Final telecast

The following celebrities judged the final competition. * James Lesure – Actor from NBC's Las Vegas * Claudia Jordan – Model for Deal or No Deal; former Miss Rhode Island USA (1997) and Miss Rhode Island Teen USA (1990) * Sean Yazbeck – Winner of season 5 of The Apprentice * Amelia Vega Miss Universe 2003 from Dominican Republic * Emmitt Smith – Former Dallas Cowboys player and Dancing with the Stars winner * Jennifer HawkinsMiss Universe 2004 from Australia * Marc Cherry – American writer and producer * Tom Green – Actor and comedian * María Celeste Arrarás – Telemundo host * Patrick McMullan – Fashion photographer * Bridgette Wilson Miss Teen USA 1990 from Oregon * Santino Rice Project Runway finalist ''Note: Actress Bo Derek was scheduled to be a judge but was later replaced.''

Notes



Debuts

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Returns

Last competed in 1977: * Last competed in 1997: * Last competed in 2000: * Last competed in 2002: * Last competed in 2003: * * Last competed in 2004: * * * * *

Withdrawals

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Awards

* - Miss Congeniality (Angela Asare) * - Miss Photogenic (Lia Andrea Ramos) * - Best National Costume (Kurara Chibana)

General references

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References



External links


Miss Universe official website
* {{Miss Universe 2006 delegates 2006 Category:2006 in the United States Category:2006 beauty pageants Category:Beauty pageants in the United States Category:2006 in California Category:Events in Los Angeles Category:July 2006 events in the United States