This contest was held between September 2-20, 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey. There were 50 contestants and the winners were Belgium (winner), Mexico (1st runner up) and Turkey (2nd runners up).
Most of the time, contestants were on rehearsal for the final and were not allowed out of the hotel without the chaperon which according tho some contestants was the downside of the competition. A contestant complained that he saw small boys having to sell stuff on the road side and poor sanitation in the city of Istanbul.
Mr Canada was accidentally took along with him Mr. Australia's flight ticket and Mr. Australia was in great problem leaving the country. Luckily Alex Liu from ERM went on to help him so he could fly back to Australia.