MISS UNIVERSE 1956

 

 
  WINNER: USA
  1ST.RUNNER-UP: GERMANY
  2ND.RUNNER-UP: SWEDEN
3RD.RUNNER-UP: ENGLAND
4TH.RUNNER-UP: ITALY
  SEMIFINALISTS (15): ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, VENEZUELA, PERU, MEXICO, BELGIUM,
  FRANCE, ISRAEL, CUBA and GREECE.
MISS CONGENIALITY: COSTA RICA
MISS PHOTOGENIC: GERMANY
PHOTOGENIC FINALISTS: SWEDEN, VENEZUELA, ITALY and CALIFORNIA
MISS POPULARITY: IOWA (1), TEXAS (2) and GERMANY (3)
No. Of DELEGATES: 29 INTL and 43 AMERICAN GIRLS
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH: SIBYL SMITH
JULY 20th,1956 IN THE LONG BEACH AUDITORIUM, LONG BEACH - CALIFORNIA - USA
   
INTERNATIONAL CONTESTANTS:  
   
1 ALASKA BARBARA MARIE SELLAR
2 ARGENTINA ILEANA CARRE
3 BELGIUM LUCIENNE AUQUIER
4 BRAZIL MARIA JOSE CARDOSO
5 CANADA ELAINE EVELYN BISHENDEN
6 CHILE CONCEPCION OBACH CHACANA
7 COSTA RICA ANABELLA GRANADOS
8 CUBA MARCIA RODRIGUEZ ECHEVERRIA
9 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OLGA FERNANDA FIALLO OLIVA DE LOS ROSARIOS
10 ECUADOR MARIA MERCEDES FLORES ESPIN
11 ENGLAND IRIS ALICE KATHLEEN WALLER
12 FRANCE ANITA TREYENS
13 GERMANY MARINA ORSCHEL
14 GREECE RITA GOUMA
15 GUATEMALA MARTA ILIANA GIRLINGER DIAZ
16 HOLLAND RITA SCHMIDT
17 ICELAND GUDLAUG GUDMUNDSDOTTIR
18 ISRAEL SARAH TAL
19 ITALY ROSANNA GALLI
20 JAPAN YOSHIE BABA
21 MEXICO ERNA MARTA BAUMAN
22 PERU LOLA SABOGAL MORZAN
23 PHILIPPINES ISABEL RODRIGUEZ
24 PUERTO RICO PAQUITA VIVO
25 SWEDEN INGRID GOUDE
26 THE GUIANAS ROSALIND IVA JOAN FUNG
27 TURKEY CAN UYSALOGLU
28 URUGUAY GUILLERMINA "TITINA" AGUIRRE
29 USA CAROL LAVERNE MORRIS
30 VENEZUELA BLANQUITA HEREDIA OSIO
     
  DIDNīT COMPETE:  
  FINLAND MIRVA ORVOKKI ARVINEN
  KOREA DONG KIM-MOM 
EL SALVADOR ?
NICARAGUA ?
PARAGUAY ?
   
REPLACEMENT:  
PHILIPPINES EDITH NOBLE NAKPIL
   
  MISS USA 1956  
  WINNER: IOWA
  1ST.RUNNER-UP: SOUTH CAROLINA.
  2ND.RUNNER-UP: ARKANSAS
3RD.RUNNER-UP: NEBRASKA
4TH.RUNNER-UP: TEXAS
  SEMIFINALISTS (16):

 

ARIZONA, COLORADO, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OREGON, TENNESSEE, UTAH and WASHINGTON
JULY 18th,1956 IN THE LONG BEACH AUDITORIUM, LONG BEACH - CALIFORNIA - USA
   
MISS USA CONTESTANTS:  
1 ARIZONA MAIJA BERTULSON
2 ARKANSAS NANCY McCOLLUM
3 CALIFORNIA SHIRLEY GARNER WITTY
4 COLORADO KAREN KEELER
5 CONNECTICUT DOROTHY JEAN BAILEY
6 DELAWARE SANDRA McCABE
7 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JOANNE HOLLER
8 FLORIDA KIM MEYER
9 GEORGIA MARY DELLENEY RUFF
10 ILLINOIS MICKEY BLAIR
11 INDIANA BEVERLY MATTOX
12 IOWA CAROL LAVERNE MORRIS
13 LOUISIANA CECILE MORRIS
14 MARYLAND CHARLENE HOLT
15 MASSACHUSETTS ELAINE MURPHY
16 MIAMI BEACH-FLORIDA BEVERLY ROGERS
17 MICHIGAN BARBARA SIAS
18 MINNESOTA MARILYN JOHNSON
19 MISSOURI CAROL REA THROWER
20 NEBRASKA SHARI LEWIS
21 NEVADA MARLEY SANDERSON
22 NEW HAMPSHIRE RITA LECLERC
23 NEW JERSEY DOLORES WINFIELD
24 NEW MEXICO JACKIE BROWN
25 NEW YORK KAY DOUGLAS
26 NORTH CAROLINA SHIRLEY BAGWELL
27 NORTH DAKOTA MARY JANE HARROUN
28 OHIO ELEANOR WOOD
29 OREGON MARALYN TURNER
30 PENNSYLVANIA SERENA KIFER
31 PHILADELPHIA MIRIAM UNIMAN
32 RHODE ISLAND SANDRA VOZELLA
33 SOUTH CAROLINA BETTY LANE CHERRY
34 ST.LOUIS-MISSOURI DIANA STOPKE
35 TENNESSEE STELLA WILSON
36 TEXAS JO DODSON
37 UTAH CHERYL BROWN
38 VERMONT DOLORES WETTOCK
39 VIRGINIA AUDRA STARK
40 WASHINGTON JUNE MARIE SVEDIN
41 WEST VIRGINIA JANET MARILYN CARDI
42 WISCONSIN PRISCILLA PERKINS
   43 WYOMING MARILYN M. SCOTT
     
  REPLACEMENTS:  
DELAWARE KAREN NEILSON
TEXAS ALISON McELHONE