Miss World

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Miss World is the title of an elected beauty queen , which has been awarded every year since 1951 through a beauty pageant . The candidates are selected in national competitions and after a media campaign the most beautiful woman is chosen as queen for one year. The title is associated with numerous prizes and at the same time with obligations to the sponsors and prize donors of the competitions.

Until 1988 the election always took place in London . From 1981 to 2004, continental beauty queens were also determined as part of this event, with the title Queen of in front of the name of the continent, for example Queen of Europe .

As a competition event to the Miss World election there is, among other things, the election of the Miss Universe . Male candidates have the chance to vote for Mister World .

The countries with the most victories are Venezuela and India , each with six winners. Then come Jamaica and Great Britain with four (unless you take into account the victory of Brit Helen Morgan in 1974, who returned the title several days later), and Iceland , Sweden and the USA with three each.

With two Austrians and two Germans, four and three winners respectively come from the German-speaking countries : Petra Schürmann ( Germany , 1956), Eva Rueber-Staier ( Austria , 1969), Gabriella Brum (Germany, 1980, resigned after one day), Ulla Weigerstorfer (Austria, 1987).

Past Miss World elections

Kaiane Aldorino after her victory as Miss World 2009
year Miss World country place
1951 Kiki Håkansson SwedenSweden Sweden Lyceum Theater , London , United Kingdom
1952 May Louise Flodin SwedenSweden Sweden Lyceum Theater, London
1953 Denise Perrier FranceFrance France Lyceum Theater, London
1954 Antigone Costanda Egypt 1952Egypt Egypt Lyceum Theater, London
1955 Susana Duijm Venezuela 1954Venezuela Venezuela Lyceum Theater, London
1956 Petra Schürmann GermanyGermany Germany Lyceum Theater, London
1957 Marita Lindahl FinlandFinland Finland Lyceum Theater, London
1958 Penelope Anne Coelen South Africa 1961South Africa South Africa Lyceum Theater, London
1959 Corine Rottschäfer NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Lyceum Theater, London
1960 Norma Gladys Cappagli ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Lyceum Theater, London
1961 Rosemarie Frankland United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Lyceum Theater, London
1962 Catharina Lodders NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Lyceum Theater, London
1963 Carole Joan Crawford JamaicaJamaica Jamaica Lyceum Theater, London
1964 Ann Sydney United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Lyceum Theater, London
1965 Lesley Langley United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Lyceum Theater, London
1966 Reita Faria IndiaIndia India Lyceum Theater, London
1967 Madeleine Hartog Bell PeruPeru Peru Lyceum Theater, London
1968 Penelope Plummer AustraliaAustralia Australia Lyceum Theater, London
1969 Eva Rueber-Staier AustriaAustria Austria Royal Albert Hall , London
1970 Jennifer hosting GrenadaGrenada Grenada Royal Albert Hall, London
1971 Lucia Tavares Petterle BrazilBrazil Brazil Royal Albert Hall, London
1972 Belinda Green AustraliaAustralia Australia Royal Albert Hall, London
1973 Marjorie Wallace United StatesUnited States United States Royal Albert Hall, London
1974 Helen Morgan (resignation) United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, London
Anneline Kriel South Africa 1961South Africa South Africa
1975 Wilnelia Merced Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Puerto Rico Royal Albert Hall, London
1976 Cindy Breakspeare JamaicaJamaica Jamaica Royal Albert Hall, London
1977 Mary Stavin SwedenSweden Sweden Royal Albert Hall, London
1978 Silvana Suarez ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Royal Albert Hall, London
1979 Gina Swainson BermudaBermuda Bermuda Royal Albert Hall, London
1980 Gabriella Brum (resignation) GermanyGermany Germany Royal Albert Hall, London
Kimberley Santos GuamGuam Guam
1981 Pilín León Venezuela 1954Venezuela Venezuela Royal Albert Hall, London
1982 Mariasela Alvarez Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Dominican Republic Royal Albert Hall, London
1983 Sarah-Jane Hutt United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, London
1984 Astrid Herrera Venezuela 1954Venezuela Venezuela Royal Albert Hall, London
1985 Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir IcelandIceland Iceland Royal Albert Hall, London
1986 Giselle LaRonde Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Royal Albert Hall, London and Macau
1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer AustriaAustria Austria Royal Albert Hall, London and Malta
1988 Linda Pétursdóttir IcelandIceland Iceland Royal Albert Hall, London and Málaga
1989 Aneta Kręglicka PolandPoland Poland Hong Kong Convention Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
1990 Gina Marie Tolleson United StatesUnited States United States London Palladium , London
1991 Ninibeth Jiminez Venezuela 1954Venezuela Venezuela Atlanta , Georgia , United States
1992 Yulia Kurochkina Russia 1991Russia Russia Sun City , South Africa
1993 Lisa Hanna JamaicaJamaica Jamaica Sun City, South Africa
1994 Aishwarya Rai IndiaIndia India Sun City, South Africa
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Venezuela 1954Venezuela Venezuela Sun City, South Africa
1996 Irene Skliva GreeceGreece Greece M. Chinnaswamy Stadium , Bangalore , India
1997 Diana Hayden IndiaIndia India Baie Lazare , Seychelles
1998 Linor Abargil IsraelIsrael Israel Lake Berjaya Mahé Beach Resort, Seychelles
1999 Yukta Mookhey IndiaIndia India Olympia Hall , London
2000 Priyanka Chopra IndiaIndia India Millennium Dome , London
2001 Agbani Darego NigeriaNigeria Nigeria Sun City, South Africa
2002 Azra Akın TurkeyTurkey Turkey Alexandra Palace , London
2003 Rosanna Davison IrelandIreland Ireland Sanya , Hainan , People's Republic of China
2004 María Julia Mantilla PeruPeru Peru Sanya, Hainan, People's Republic of China
2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir IcelandIceland Iceland Sanya, Hainan, People's Republic of China
2006 Taťána Kuchařová Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Warsaw , Poland
2007 Zhang Zilin China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China Sanya, Hainan, People's Republic of China
2008 Xenia Sukhinova RussiaRussia Russia The Sandton Convention Center , Johannesburg
2009 Kaiane Aldorino GibraltarGibraltar Gibraltar Johannesburg , South Africa
2010 Alexandria Mills United StatesUnited States United States Sanya, Hainan, China
2011 Ivian Sarcos VenezuelaVenezuela Venezuela Earls Court Exhibition Center , London
2012 Yu Wenxia China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China Dongsheng Stadium , Ordos , People's Republic of China
2013 Megan Young PhilippinesPhilippines Philippines Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia
2014 Rolene Strauss South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa ExCel arena , London
2015 Mireia Lalaguna Royo SpainSpain Spain Beauty Crown Grand Theater , Sanya, Hainan, People's Republic of China
2016 Stephanie Del Valle Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Puerto Rico MGM National Harbor , Oxon Hill , Maryland , United States
2017 Manushi Chhillar IndiaIndia India Sanya City Arena , Sanya, Hainan, People's Republic of China
2018 Vanessa Ponce de León MexicoMexico Mexico Sanya City Arena , Sanya, Hainan, People's Republic of China
2019 Toni-Ann Singh JamaicaJamaica Jamaica ExCeL , London, United Kingdom

Winners by nationality

Winners by nationality (as of 2016)
country Number of tracks year
VenezuelaVenezuela Venezuela 6th 1955, 1981, 1984, 1991, 1995, 2011
IndiaIndia India 1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2017
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 5 1961, 1964, 1965, 1974 (abandonment) , 1983
JamaicaJamaica Jamaica 4th 1963, 1976, 1993, 2019
United StatesUnited States United States 3 1973, 1990, 2010
IcelandIceland Iceland 1985, 1988, 2005
SwedenSweden Sweden 1951, 1952, 1977
South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa 1958, 1974 (subsequent title win 1974) , 2014
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 2 2007, 2012
?? Puerto RicoPuerto RicoPuerto Rico  1975,2016
RussiaRussia Russia 1992, 2008
PeruPeru Peru 1967, 2004
AustriaAustria Austria 1969, 1987
GermanyGermany Germany 1956, 1980 (retirement)
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 1960, 1978
AustraliaAustralia Australia 1968, 1972
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 1959, 1962
MexicoMexico Mexico 1 2018
SpainSpain Spain 2015
PhilippinesPhilippines Philippines 2013
GibraltarGibraltar Gibraltar 2009
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 2006
IrelandIreland Ireland 2003
TurkeyTurkey Turkey 2002
NigeriaNigeria Nigeria 2001
IsraelIsrael Israel 1998
GreeceGreece Greece 1996
PolandPoland Poland 1989
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1986
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Dominican Republic 1982
Flag of Guam.svg Guam 1980 ( subsequent title win 1980)
Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda 1979
BrazilBrazil Brazil 1971
GrenadaGrenada Grenada 1970
FinlandFinland Finland 1957
EgyptEgypt Egypt 1954
FranceFrance France 1953


  1. a b c The original winner, Gabriella Brum from Germany, resigned the day after her election. According to her own information, her friend Bellenbaum was against her associated obligations; later publications state that there were nude photos of her (e.g. Veit Didczuneit, Dirk Külow: Miss Germany. The German beauty queen. S & L MedienContor, Hamburg, 1998; ISBN 3-931962-94-6 . P. 137: Miss World for one day: Gabriella Brum, Miss Germany 1980, "... When nude photos of her later appeared, she had to return the title. For this she married the photographer of these pictures."). She married Bellenbaum a few months later, so that, according to the statutes, she should have returned the title by then at the latest. The second placed Kimberley Santos from Guam took her place.
  2. a b The original winner, Helen Morgan of Great Britain, resigned five days after the victory. Criticism had arisen because the winner was an unmarried mother of an infant. Second-placed Anneline Kriel from South Africa took her place.
  3. xinhuanet (English)
  4. Miss World 2015

See also

Web links

Commons : Miss World  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files