In July 1984 Yvonne Ryding won Sweden its third Miss Universe crown! Yvonne won the crown at 21 years old, with Miss Universe being the first pageant out of Sweden she entered. Yvonne won the crown in Miami Florida in the city's newest auditorium. Yvonne was quoted by several newspapers and media outlets the night of her win saying, 'I can't believe it. I just can't believe it. This is not happening."
When placed in the top 5, for the on-stage question. Yvonne urged women all over the world to 'stand with both feet on the floor and try to make other people happy.'
By winning Miss Universe 1984, Yvonne won $175,000 in cash and prizes, including an Apartment for a year in New York, a sports car, a boat, a diamond watch and clothes including gowns and formals wear.
When Yvonne won Miss Universe she was a Registered Nurse, who was working with the aged and those with Special Needs.
After her year as Miss Universe, Yvonne entered the world of the fashion industry in New York. After a few years in New York Yvonne got homesick and decided to move back to Sweden to be with her family and loved one. In 1989 she presented the competition, Melodifestivalen, to the public. Melodifestivalen was a national singing competition.
In 1997 she launched her own line of skincare products called, Y.
Yvonne was last seen on the Miss Universe state in 2006, as she was invited as a guest of honor to Miss Universe 2006, held in Los Angeles, United States.
In 2007 Yvonne competed in the Sweden show of Let's Dance, but was eliminated on February 23rd.