Some of those girls are amazingly beautiful, they gave a really good run for their money to the winners in their respective years!! my vote going to 1998, Venezuela, Veruska Ramirez, She was incredible that night......
1. EVELINA PAPANTONIOU from GREECE - 2001 - The runaway winner if there's a poll done every decade! She's flawless!! The ultimate winner in her batch!!
2. KURARA CHIBANA (JAPAN) - 2006 - She should have won the crown that year!! Charismatic and lovely!!
3. DANIELA BIANCHI (ITALY) - 1960 - Oh my gosh, she's so unforgettable! The first time I saw her was in the movie From Russia with love and I thought she would make a perfect beauty queen, I never knew it until I found out she already was 3 years earlier!
4. MIRIAM QUIAMBAO (PHILIPPINES) - 1999 - Elegance and Finesse personified!! The ultimate winner in 1999!
5. CAROLINA GOMEZ (COLOMBIA) - 1994 - One of the best Top 2 was in 1994!! If I were a judge I will declare a tie and we could have seen a double Miss Universe in history!!
6. SHANDI FINNESSEY (USA) - 2004 - For me she's the most celebrated Miss USA winner ever, and I think everyone would agree!! She's the all around Miss USA!
7. DEBBIE SHELTON (USA) - 1970 - Her eyes are hypnotic!! She's easily the best Miss USA in her generation!!
8. LINDA GALLAGHER (SCOTLAND) - 1980 - 1980 is one of the best batches for me, and the moment I saw her in evening gown.. I was in cloud nine! Gosh she was so gorgeous!!
9. EVA MARIE DURINGER (AUSTRIA) - 1977 - Can she be the most beautiful blonde ever? She was mesmerizing!!
10. MARIANGEL RUIZ TORREALBA (VENEZUELA) - 2003 - This top 10 is not complete without a Venezuelan beauty queen. Nop it's not Verushka, nor Claudia but yes it's the stunning Mariangel! You may find it an odd choice but for me she's unforgettable!!!
in terms of performance, the way they strutted in their swimsuits and evening gowns and answered during interview portions, mine are the following:
1.1999 miriam quiambao of the philippines 2. 2001 evelina papantoniou of greece 3. 2005 cynthia enid olavarria rivera of puerto rico 4. 1994 carolina gomez correa of colombia 5. 2008 taliana maria vargas carrillo 6. 2009 ada aimee de la cruz gonzalez of the dominican republic in terms of facial beauty: 1. 1974-helen elizabeth morgan of wales 2. 1987 roberta capua of italy(she slightly resembles namrata shirodkar of india, miss universe 1993 finalist) 3. 2001 evelina papantoniou of greece 4. 1963 aino korwa of denmark 5. 1969 harriet marita eriksson of finland 6. 1979 gina ann cassandra swainson of bermuda 7. 1972 rejane vieira da costa of brazil 8. 2000 claudia cristina moreno gonzalez of venezuela 9. 1991 pauline huizinga of netherlands 10.1985 maria teresa sanchez lopez of spain 11. 1998 veruska tatiana ramirez medina of venezuela 12. 1999 miriam quiambao of the philippines 13. 1994 carolina gomez correa of colombia 14. 1989 louise drevenstam of sweden 15. 1977 eva maria duringer of austria 16. 1973 amanda clara jones of USA
disclaimer:i intentionally did not include some of those ladies who placed as 1st runner-up because i have yet to see more of their pictures and available video so i can be totally familiar with their faces.