Miss Universe 1997 pageant was held in Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, culminating in the final competition on May 16, 1997. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant had been held in the United States. Miss USA, Brook Lee of Hawaii was crowned Miss Universe 1997 by previous titleholder, Alicia Machado of Venezuela. Lee was the seventh delegate from the United States to win the pageant; more Miss USA's have won the title than delegates from any other country. There were seventy-four delegates who competed for the crown.