Dayanara Torres, Miss Universe 1993

On May 23, 1993, 18-year-old Dayanara Torres from Puerto Rico was crowned as the 42nd Miss Universe.  Torres then launched her career as a singer, actress, writer, and model, and has appeared in several US television series and movies in the Philippines. Torres authored the self-help book, “Married to Me” after her divorce from Latino singer Mark Anthony (pre-J-Lo).  She actively assists the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Covenant House CA, and Ronald McDonald Charities.