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Miss Universe 1976
, the 25th Miss Universe
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pageant was held at Lee Theatre
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in Hong Kong
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on July 11, 1976 morning, namely July 10 evening in United States
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. Rina Messinger earned Israel
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's first Miss Universe crown. For the first time ever in a Miss Universe pageant, USA's representative failed to advance to the semifinal - Barbara Peterson
| Best National Costume
- Peru - Rocío Rita Lazcano Mujica
| Miss Congeniality
' - Margaret McFarlane
| Miss Photogenic
Kingdom of England - Pauline Davies
Panel of Judges
- Margareta Arvidsson
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- Florinda Bolkan
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- Britt Ekland
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- Margot Fonteyn
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- Aldo Gucci
- Henri d'Orléans
- David Newbigging
- Roman Polanski
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- Run Run Shaw
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- Fred Williamson
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