1st runner-up Manpreet Brar INDIA
2nd runner-up Lana Buchberger CANADA
Desirée Lowry Rodriguez PUERTO RICO
Arlene Peterkin TRINIDAD/TOBAGO
Denyse del Carmen Floreano Camargo
Tatiana Leonor Castro Abuchaibe COLOMBIA
Cándida Lara Betances DOMINICAN REP.
Eleanora Beatrice Carrillo Alamanni
Augustine Masilela SOUTH AFRICA
Newly indpendent Namibia hosts this year's pageant. Namibia's own Michelle McLean had won the title only two years before making it even more timely. This year also marks the year the pageant is first held in Africa and this pageant attracted the most number of delegates ever, 82. This is also the first time since 1984 that South Africa had sent a delegate in the person of Augustine Masilela, and she makes the semi-finals. India almost won back to back titles as Manpreet Brar barely misses the tiel and winds up runner-up to the USA's Chelsi Smith, a consistent favorite even in the preliminaries. Chelsi is the 6th American to win the title, further strengthening the USA's domination of the pageant.