Sunday, September 29, 2013


(See also Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth Beauty Pageants on this page)


The Philippines


Miss Supranational 2013: Philippines, Mutya Johanna Datul
1st Runner-up: Mexico, Jacqueline Morales
2nd Runner-up: Turkey, Leyla Kose
3rd Runner-up: Indonesia, Istri Krisnanda
4th Runner-up: US Virgin Islands, Esonica Vieira

Continental Winners:
Miss Supranational Americas: Brazil, Raquel Benetti
Miss Supranational Africa: Gabon, Hillary Ondo
Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania: Australia, Esma Voloder
Miss Supranational Europe: Belarus, Veronika Chachyna

Top 20 Semi-Finalists:
Australia (Esma Voloder), Belarus (Veronika Chachyna), Brazil (Raquel Benetti), Poland (Angelika Ogryzek), Canada (Suzette Hernandez), Latvia (Diana Kubasova), Luxembourg (Heloise Paulmier), Russia (Yana Dubnik), Puerto Rico (Desiree del Rio), Ukraine (Kateryna Sandulova), India (Vijaya Sharma), Venezuela (Annie Fuenmayor), Thailand (Thanyaporn Srisen), Myanmar (Khin Wint Wah), Gabon (Hillary Ondo),

Special Awards:
Miss Supranational Internet: Myanmar, Khin Wint Wah
Best National Dress: Nicaragua, Alejandra Gross
Miss Supranational Talent: Malaysia, Nancy Markus
Miss Personality: Philippines, Mutya Datul
Miss Photogenic: Puerto Rico, Desiree del Rio
Miss Elegance: Sweden, Sally Lindgren
Miss Supranational Top Model: Moldova, Valeria Donu
Miss Supranational Bikini: Iceland, Fanney Ingvarsdottir



Miss Supranational 2012 Winnere

Miss Supranational 2012 - Katsiaryna Buraya (Belarus)

occupationstudent of sciences cross-cultural communication scienses
hobbies: sport, enjoying nature and traveling

1st Runner Up - Nanthawan  Wannachutha Thailand
2nd Runner Up - Michaela Dihlova Czech Republic
3rd Runner Up - Elaine Kay Moll Philippines
4th Runner Up - Sulay Castillo Ecuador

TOP 20 Finalist

Katsiaryna Buraya Belarus
Nanthawan Wannachutha Thailand
Michaela Dihlova Czech Republic
Elaine Kay Moll Philippines
Sulay Castillo Ecuador
Elissa Estrada Panama
Julia Prokopenko Denmark
Sigrun Eva Armannsdottir Iceland
Gabriela Berrios Puerto Rico
Periskia Laing Suriname
Chantel Martinez Dominican Republic
Katie Starke Canada
Solene Froment France
Natalia Coto Honduras
Agnieszka Karasiewicz Poland
Ema Golijanin Bosnia & Herzegovina
Michelle Gildenhuys South Africa
Kary Ramos Costa Rica
Rachael Howard England
Nieves Sanchez Spain

Continental Titles

Miss Supranational Africa - Michelle Gildenhuys South Africa
Miss Supranational Americas - Estrada Elissa Panama
Miss Supranational Asia - Huang Thao Lai Vietnam
Miss Supranational Europe - Julia Prokopenko Denmark


Miss Supranational Internet - Nanthawan Wannachutha Thailand
Miss Supranational Photogenic - Michaela Dihlova Czech Republic
Miss Supranational Best National Dress - Damaris Aguiar Cuba
Miss Supranational Friendship - Ester Shatipamba Namibia
Miss Supranational Talent - Julia Prokopenko Denmark
Miss Supranational Top Model - Katie Starke Canada
Miss Supranational Elegance - Carmen Fernandes Portugal
Miss Supranational Personality - Sabrina Kubwimana Rwanda
Miss Supranational Jovi - Sandra Larsson Sweden 




Miss Supranational 2011 - Monika Lewczuk (Poland)

age        23
height    177
hair            blond
eyes        blue
occupation     Student
hobbies:   Singing and modeling

1st Runner Up - Liudmila Yakimowich Belarus2nd Runner UP - Valery Velez Puerto Rico3rd Runner Up - Daniela Nguyenova Vietnam4th Runner Up - Krystelle Khoury USATOP 20 Finalists

Monika Lewczuk PolandLiudmila Yakimowich BelarusValery Velez Puerto RicoDaniela Nguyenova VietnamKrystelle Khoury USAAnalisa Kebaili FranceSofinel Baez Dominican RepublicDesha Jeram South AfricaMichelle Almeida IndiaMihilani Teixeira French PolynesiaSuzan Matic SloveniaSuymara Baretto BrazilAneta Grabcova Czech RepublicAgnes Konkoly HungaryTania Zuluaga ColombiaGudrun Runarsdottir IcelandNatalia Sitnikova UkraineEva Caune LatviaDaniella Rahme LebanonLidia McNulty Panama

Continental TitlesAfrica - Desha Jeram South AfricaAmericas - Sofinel Baez Dominican RepublicAsia & Oceania - Michelle Almeida IndiaEurope - Analisa Kebaili France


Internet - Michelle Almeida India
Photogenic - Natailiia Sitnikova Ukraine
Best Body - Sara Weidenblat Sweden
Best National Dress - Suymara Baretto Brazil
Friendship - Elaine Ng Hong Kong
Talent - Sharie Delva Bahamas
Top Model - Suzan Matic Slovenia
Elegance - Sofinel Baez Dominican Republic
Personality - Mihilani Teixeira French Polynesia




Miss Supranational 2010 - Karina Pinilla Corro (Panama)


occupation  Model Agency Director as well as Student of Advertising and Merchandizing
hobbies: cooking gourmet dishes and looking cooking shows

1st Runner Up - Hanna Verna Czech Republic2nd Runner Up - Sandra Marinovic Slovenia
3rd Runner Up - Claudia Villafuerte Peru
4th Runner Up - Maythavee Burapasing Thailand

TOP 20 Finalists

Karina Pinilla Corro Panama
Hana Verna Czech Republic

Sandra Marinovic Slovenia
Claudia Villafuerte Peru
Maythavee Burapasing Thailand

Laksmi Rodriquez de la Sierra Venezuela
Anna Jamróz Poland

Luciana Bertolini Brazil
Laura Barzoiu Romania
Soo Jung You Korea

Fatou Khan Gambia
Olivia Ortiz Portugal
Johanna Ahlback Finland

Egle Standtaite Lithuania
Anisa Mukaj Albania

Evgeniya Shcherbakova Russia
Margarita Papandreou Greece
Lesly Kristoffa Honduras
Diana Marin Colombia
Chloe De Groote Belgium

Continental Titles

Africa - Fatou Khan Gambia
Americas - Laksmi Rodriquez de la Sierra Venezuela
Asia & Oceania - Soo Jung You Korea
Europe - Anna Jamróz Poland


Internet - Chloe De Groote Belgium

Photogenic - Sandra Marinovic Slovenia
Best Body - Johanna Ahlback Finland
Best National Dress - Karina Pinilla Corro Panama

Friendship - Pablita Thomas Canada
Talent - Emma Logan Blythe Scotland
Top Model - Evgeniya Shcherbatova Russia
Elegence - Nina Sjolin Sweden
Personality - Jamay Pyfrom Bahamas




Miss Supranational 2009 - Oksana Moria (Ukraine)
Oksana Moria UKRAINE
age    20
height  177
hair     blond
eyes    green
occupation  Student and Model
hobbies: swimming, traveling and being a make-up master

1st Runner Up 2009 - Marina Lepesha Belarus

2nd Runner Up - Klaudia Ungerman Poland
3rd Runner Up - Ruth Aleman Honduras
4th Runner Up - Amanda Lillian Ball England

TOP 15 Finalists

Oksana Moria Ukraine
Marina Lepesha Belarus
Klauida Ungerman Poland

Ruth Aleman Honduras
Amanada Lillian Ball England
Linda Mosatova Slovak Republic

Karine Osorio Brazil
Dimitra Alexandraki Greece

Xiaoou Liu Taiwan
Alina Sheptunova Kazakhstan
Gisella Cava Acuna Peru
Kendra Wilkinson Bahamas
Andreja Cavlovic Croatia

Ana Velesco Moldova
Nguyen Chung Vietnam

Continental Titles

Americas - Karine Osorio Brazil

Asia - Xiaoou Liu Taiwan
Europe - Linda Mosatova Slovak Republic

Internet - Nguyen Chung Vietnam

Photogenic - Oksana Moria Ukraine
Best Body - Amanda Lillian Ball England
Best Body 1st Runner Up - Marina Lepesha Belarus
Best Body 2nd Runner Up - Oksana Moria Ukraine
Best National Dress - Nguyen Chung Vietnam
Friendship - Kendra Wilkinson Bahamas
Talent - Borana Kalemi  Albania
Top Model - Natalia Koroleva Russia
Elegance - Josephine Helbrandt Denmark

Personality - Kendra Wilkinson Bahamas


(See also Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Supranational Beauty Pageant)

The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant and was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951.  

Miss World actually started out as the Festival Bikini Contestin honour of the recently introduced swimwear of the time, but was dubbed ‘Miss World‘ by the media.


Beach Fashion - Philippines - Megan Young

Megan Young (centre) from the Philippines poses after winning the Miss World title in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian island of Bali on September 28, 2013

Gowns worn by Maegan Young was created for her by a Filipino based Designer, Francis Libiran (designer for Filipino celebrities/ known also for his Hello Kitty creations for the The Next America's Supermodel contestants)

Philippines’ bet Megan Young becomes the "most beautiful woman in the world" as she wins the Miss World 2013 title during the pageant's coronation night on September 28 (Saturday) in Bali, Indonesia.

This year’s highly controversial pageant just made history after it installed the first-ever Filipina to win the coveted blue crown—bringing virtual chills and cheers online and in the rest of the Philippines, the country that she perfectly represented in what has been dubbed as "the oldest surviving beauty pageant in the world."

The 23-year-old Filipino-American actress and TV host presented the aura of a Miss World-in-the-making. Ultimately, Megan's winning answer to the question on why she should win Miss World, "Miss World for me treasures the core value of humanity and that guides her into understanding people, why they act the way that they do, how they're living their lives and I will use these core values in my understanding not only in helping others but to show other people how they can understand others, to help others so that as one, together, we shall help society," won over the answers of Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter who placed third in the competition and Miss France Marine Lorphelin who placed second.

New Miss World, Megan Young (C) from the Philippines is congratulated by outgoing Miss World Yu Wenxia (L) after winning the crown, at the Miss World 2013 finals in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, September 28, 2013(AFP News)

Miss Philippines Megan Young is crowned Miss World 2013 by Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia (not pictured) during the grand finale of Miss World 2013 in Nusa Dua, Bali resort island September 28, 2013. Young, 23, was crowned Miss World 2013 on Saturday at a tightly guarded ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, after the contest was plagued by protests from Muslim hardliners and fears that extremist groups could try to disrupt the event. Also pictured is third runner-up Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter (top). REUTERS/Murdani Usman

Miss World 2013 Final

Fearless forecast becomes reality

The Miss World organizers have placed Megan in three of the five challenge events (formerly called fast track):  first in the Top Model category, fourth in the Multimedia category, and fifth among the 11 finalists in the Beach Fashion Final.

While they no longer give the challenge events winners a sure spot in the final round, the winners have been awarded bonus points to their preliminary scores.

Years in the making

Megan Young goes down in history as the first-ever Filipina to win Miss World—breaking a popular urban legend that no Filipina will ever win the title.

Despite the Philippines' successful finish in Miss Universe and other international beauty tilts, the Miss World crown has been elusive until 62 years later. (Miss World was reportedly founded in 1951)

In 2011, the Philippines almost won the title when Gwendoline Ruais placed second to Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela.  In 2012, Queneerich Rehman made it to the Top 15 while in 1993,  Sharmaine "Ruffa" Gutierrez placed 2nd runner-up to Lisa Hanna of Jamaica.


Megan Young is the country’s newest representative to the Miss World pageant on September 28 in Indonesia.

The Fil-Am actress, who was crowned on Sunday, August 18 at Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City,  took home a P1 million cash prize.

The 23-year-old Olongapo beauty bested 25 other finalists—including #10 Janicel Lubina – First Princess, #5 Zahra Saldua - Second Princess,  #19 Bianca Paz - Third Princess, and  #18 Omarie Linn Osuna - Fourth Princess.

Megan was clearly a crowd favorite, on-ground and online, as supporters flocked to the coronation venue despite the downpour. #MeganMW2013 remained in the Twitter trending list even before the 10p.m. telecast in GMA-7 began.

The TV star also won eight out of 16 special awards, including Best in Fashion Runway.

Special Awards

Miss Talent - Samantha Mae Bernardo
Miss Friendship - Zahra Bianca Saldua
Best in Fashion Runway - Megan Lynne Young
Best in Swimwear - Janicel Lubina
Miss Photogenic - Janicel Lubina
Best in Evening Gown - Paula Bianca Paz

Sponsored Awards

Miss Sports by FILA -  Megan Lynne Young
Miss Novu Hair - Patricia Ejercitado
Miss Reducin - Megan Lynne Young
Miss Redux Fat - Paula Bianca Paz
Miss Pantene - Zahra Saldua
Miss Olay - Megan Lynne Young
Miss Laguna - Megan Lynne Young
Miss Bold and Glamorous by Revlon - Megan Lynne Young
Miss Figlia - Lynne Young
Miss Bench Body - Megan Lynne Young

MANILA, Philippines - Actress Megan Lynne Young (center) is crowned Miss World Philippines 2013 during the coronation night held at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City, south of Manila, on 18 August 2013. Young, who bested 24 other contestants for the coveted title and won six special awards during the pageant, will represent the country in the upcoming Ms. World 2013 pageant to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 28. (Voltaire Domingo/NPPA IMAGES)


Megan Young at Miss World 2013

Filipino Model, Filipino Celebrity,  Show host, and now, a beauty queen.
Maegan was born in the United States  but was raised and studied in the Philippines since she was 10 years old. And since then, lived the Filipino way.  She even uttered during her coronation as Miss World 2013-- "for the Philippines..."
She speaks fluent English and Filipino. 


THE LIST: Pinay winners in Miss World

Posted at 08/19/2013 6:49 PM | Updated as of 08/21/2013 10:56 AM

MANILA – All eyes are now on actress Megan Young – not because of a new showbiz project, but because of her win in this year’s Miss World Philippines pageant.

Young was named the third Miss World Philippines winner at the coronation night held at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City on Sunday. She will represent the country at the Miss World 2013 pageant in Indonesia this September.

Megan Young

Aside from the crown, she also won a number of special awards – Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Sports by Fila, Miss World Laguna, Miss Bold and Glamorous by Revlon, Miss Olay and Miss Bench Body.

Young was the only celebrity contestant in this year’s Miss World Philippines competition organized by Cory Quirino Global Quest Inc. since 2011.

Before that, Binibining Pilipinas Charities used to select the official Philippine delegate to the Miss World pageant, along with the country's representative to the Miss Universe competition.

Will the Philippines finally have its first Miss World winner in Young? As she prepares for the international pageant, here are some of the Filipinas who have performed well in the past Miss World competitions.

Queenierich Rehman (2012)
More popularly known as the “beatboxing beauty queen,” Queenierich Rehman was last year’s representative to the Miss World pageant, where she made it to the Top 15.

While she was not able to win the crown, Rehman was one of the most talked-about candidates in the Miss World pageant after stunning audiences with her beatbox performance during the talent portion.

A video of her performance went viral online, and was featured on Time magazine’s website and on the Huffington Post.

Gwendoline Ruais (2011)
French-Filipino Gwendoline Ruais nearly won the Miss World pageant in 2011, placing first runner-up to Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos.

Miss World Organization chairman and chief executive Julia Morley said there was only a small difference between the scores of Miss Venezuela and Miss Philippines in their fight for the crown.

Still, Ruais said she is happy with her runner-up finish. 

Carlene Aguilar (2005)
A pageant veteran, Carlene Aguilar was the Philippines representative to the Miss Earth pageant in 2001, where she was a semi-finalist. Before this, she became Miss Chinatown Manila and second runner-up in Miss Chinese International.

She was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-World in 2005, and ended up as a semi-finalist.

Aguilar has a son with actor Dennis Trillo.

Karla Bautista (2004)

Karla Bautista was part of the Top 5 in the 2004 Miss World pageant. 

Maria Rafaela Yunon (2003)

Maria Rafaela Yunon made it to the Top 5 of the 2003 Miss World pageant.

Katherine Anne Manalo (2002)
Katherine Anne Manalo is the sister of actress and 2009 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Bianca Manalo. She was a Top 10 finalist in the Miss World pageant in 2002.

Their aunt, Nini Ramos Licaros, is the first woman to be crowned Binibining Pilipinas- International.

Daisy Reyes (1996)
Daisy Reyes won Miss Personality in the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant. She eventually ventured into showbiz.

Cara Subijano (1994)
Cara Subijano was one of the semi-finalists in the 1994 Miss World pageant. She eventually ventured into newscasting.

Ruffa Gutierrez (1993)
Ruffa Gutierrez finished second-runner up in the 1993 Miss World pageant. She eventually concentrated on her showbiz career, along with her twin brothers, Richard and Raymond.

Gutierrez is the daughter of actor Eddie Gutierrez and talent manager Annabelle Rama. She has two daughters, Lorin and Venice, from a previous marriage.

Sherry Rose Austria Byrne (1986)
Sherry Rose Austria Byrne emerged as a semi-finalist in the 1986 Miss World pageant.

Sarah Jane Coronel Areza (1982)

Sarah Jane Coronel Areza was named one of the semi-finalists in the 1982 Miss World pageant.

Evangeline Pascual (1973)
Evangeline Pascual is one of the two Filipinas (the other being Ruais) who nearly clinched the Miss World title. The actress finished first runner-up in 1973.

Evangeline Rosales Reyes (1972)
Evangeline Rosales Reyes made it to the semi-finals of the 1972 Miss World pageant.

Minerva Manalo Cagatao (1970)
Minerva Manalo Cagatao was a semi-finalist in the 1970 Miss World pageant.

Cecilia Anas Amabuyok (1968)
Cecilia Anas Amabuyok was the first Filipina to enter the Miss World finals. She finished fourth runner-up in the 1968 pageant.


Philippine Representatives before Miss World 


This section presents a list of representatives of the Philippines before Miss World Philippines started as a pageant organization. The Philippines first sent a contestant to the Miss World pageant in 1966. From then to 1976 the Philippine representative to Miss World was chosen through the Miss RP (Miss Republic of the Philippines) pageant. In 1977, the franchise was transferred to the Mutya ng Pilipinas (Pearl of the Philippines) pageant, which selected the official Philippine delegate until 1991. Then in 1992 to 2010 the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated selected the Philippine representative to the Miss World Pageant. In 2011, Julia Morley ended the contract with Binibining Pilipinas and awarded the franchise to Cory Quirino to hold Miss World Philippines, a separate national pageant for Philippines representatives to the Miss World pageant.

1968Arene Cecilia Anas Amabuyok4th Runner-up

1973Evangeline Luis Pascual1st Runner-up
( supposed to take the throne of  Miss World 1973 because the other winner of Miss World 1973 was dethroned because of a scandal but Ms. Pascual turned down the appointment)

1993Sharmaine "Ruffa" Rama Gutierrez2nd Runner-upAsia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty

1994Caroline "Cara" Villarosa SubijanoTop 10 Semifinalist (6th place)

2002Katherine Anne Ramos ManaloTop 10 Finalist (7th place)

2003Maria Rafaela Verdadero YunonTop 5 Finalist (4th Runner-up)Top 10 Beach Beauty

2004Maria Karla Rabanal BautistaTop 5 Finalist (4th Runner-up)Asia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty
Top 5 Beach Beauty
Top 25 Miss Talent

2005Carlene Ang AguilarTop 15 Semifinalist (7th place)Top 19 Beach Beauty


1966Vivien Lee Austria (real name: Emraida Kelly Kiram)
1967Margarita Favis Gomez †
1968Arene Cecilia Anas Amabuyok4th Runner-up
1969Feliza Teresita Nuesa Miro
1970Minerva Manalo CagataoTop 15 Semifinalist
1971Onelia Ison JoseBest National Costume
1972Evangeline Rosales ReyesTop 15 Semifinalist
1973Evangeline Luis Pascual1st Runner-up
1974Agnes Benisano Rustia
1975Suzanne Talam Gonzales
1976Josephine Salazar CondeAttended but Withdrew
1977Anna Melissa Ofilada VeneracionAttended but Withdrew
1978Louvette Monzon HammondMiss Talent
1979Josefina Molon Francisco
1980Maria Milagros Guidote Nabor
1981Suzette Umali Nicolas
1982Sarah Jane Coronel ArezaTop 15 SemifinalistAsia's Queen of Beauty
1983Marilou Sadia Sadiua
1984Aurora Elvira Gayoso Sevilla
1985Elizabeth Dionisio Cuenco
1986Sherry Rose Austria ByrneTop 15 SemifinalistAsia's Queen of Beauty
1987Maria Lourdes Manalili Apostol
1988Dana Mayor Narvadez
1989Estrella Singson Querubin
1990Antonette Elizalde Ballesteros
1991Gemith Gonzaga Gemparo
1992Marina Pura Abad-Santos Benipayo
1993Sharmaine "Ruffa" Rama Gutierrez2nd Runner-upAsia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty
1994Caroline "Cara" Villarosa SubijanoTop 10 Semifinalist (6th place)
1995Reham Snow Hamdi Tago
1996Daisy Garcia ReyesMiss Personality
1997Kristine Rachel Gumabao Florendo
1998Rachel Muyot Soriano
1999Miriam Redito QuiambaoDid not compete (Switched)
Lalaine Bognot Edson[4]
2000Katherine Annwen Dantes de Guzman
2001Gilrhea Castañeda Quinzon
2002Katherine Anne Ramos ManaloTop 10 Finalist (7th place)
2003Maria Rafaela Verdadero YunonTop 5 Finalist (4th Runner-up)Top 10 Beach Beauty
2004Maria Karla Rabanal BautistaTop 5 Finalist (4th Runner-up)Asia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty
Top 5 Beach Beauty
Top 25 Miss Talent
2005Carlene Ang AguilarTop 15 Semifinalist (7th place)Top 19 Beach Beauty
2006Anna Maris Arcay IgpitTop 25 Beach Beauty
2007Margaret Nales WilsonTop 21 Beach Beauty
2008Danielle Kirsten Muriel CastañoTop 10 Beach Beauty
Top 35 Top Model
2009Marie-Ann Bonquin Umali
2010Czarina Catherine Ramos Gatbonton



YearCountry/TerritoryMiss WorldNational titleLocation
2014TBATBATBALondonUnited Kingdom[27]
2013 PhilippinesMegan YoungMiss World PhilippinesNusa DuaIndonesia
2012 ChinaYu WenxiaMiss ChinaOrdos CityChina
2011 VenezuelaIvian SarcosMiss Mundo VenezuelaLondon, United Kingdom
2010 United StatesAlexandria MillsMiss World United StatesSanya, China
2009 GibraltarKaiane AldorinoMiss GibraltarJohannesburg, South Africa
2008 RussiaKsenia SukhinovaMiss RussiaJohannesburg, South Africa
2007 ChinaZhang ZilinMiss ChinaSanya, China
2006 Czech RepublicTaťána KuchařováMiss České RepublikyWarsaw, Poland
2005 IcelandUnnur Birna VilhjálmsdóttirUngfrú ÍslandSanya, China
2004 PeruMaría Julia MantillaMiss World PerúSanya, China
2003 IrelandRosanna DavisonMiss IrelandSanya, China
2002 TurkeyAzra AkınMiss TurkeyLondon, United Kingdom
2001 NigeriaAgbani DaregoMost Beautiful Girl in NigeriaSun City, South Africa
2000 IndiaPriyanka ChopraMiss India WorldLondon, United Kingdom

Miss World titleholders[edit]

YearCountryMiss WorldDate of BirthLocation(s)Finals VenuePageant DateNumber of DelegatesAge
1951 SwedenKicki Håkanssonc. 1929LondonUKLyceum TheatreJuly 292622
1952 SwedenMay Louise Flodinc. 1932London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 141122
1953 FranceDenise Perrier1935London, UKLyceum TheatreOct. 191520
1954 EgyptAntigone Costandac. 1935London, UKLyceum TheatreOct. 181618
1955 VenezuelaSusana DuijmAugust 11, 1936London, UKLyceum TheatreOct. 202119
1956 GermanyPetra Schürmann[b]September 15, 1935London, UKLyceum TheatreOct. 152421
1957 FinlandMarita LindahlOctober 17, 1938London, UKLyceum TheatreOct. 142318
1958 South AfricaPenelope Anne CoelenApril 15, 1940London, UKLyceum TheatreOct. 132218
1959 NetherlandsCorine RottschäferMay 8, 1938London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 103721
1960 Norma Gladys Cappagli1939London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 83921
1961 United KingdomRosemarie Frankland[b]February 1, 1943London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 93718
1962 NetherlandsCatharina Lodders1940London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 83322
1963 JamaicaCarole Joan Crawford1941London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 74022
1964 United KingdomAnn Sidney1944London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 124220
1965 United KingdomLesley Langley1945London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 194820
1966 IndiaReita Faria1945London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 175121
1967 PeruMadeline Hartog-Bell1946London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 165521
1968 AustraliaPenelope Plummer1948London, UKLyceum TheatreNov. 145320
1969 AustriaEva Rueber-Staier1951London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 275018
1970 GrenadaJennifer HostenMarch 12, 1948London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 205822
1971 BrazilLúcia Petterle1949London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 105622
1972 AustraliaBelinda Romac. 1952London, UKRoyal Albert HallDec. 15320
1973 United StatesMarjorie Wallace(fired)January 23, 1954London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 235419
1974 United KingdomHelen Morgan(Resigned)1951London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 225819
 South AfricaAnneline Kriel28 July 1955
1975 Puerto RicoWilnelia MercedOctober 12, 1957London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 206718
1976 JamaicaCindy BreakspeareOctober 24, 1954London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 186022
1977 SwedenMary StävinAugust 20, 1957London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 176220
1978 ArgentinaSilvana SuárezSeptember 29, 1958London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 166820
1979 BermudaGina Swainson1958London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 156921
1980 GermanyGabriella Brum(Resigned)March 22, 1962London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 136719
 GuamKimberley SantosAugust 21, 1961
1981 VenezuelaPilín LeónMay 19, 1963London, UK;MiamiUSARoyal Albert HallNov. 126718
1982 Dominican RepublicMariasela ÁlvarezJanuary 31, 1960London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 186822
1983 United KingdomSarah-Jane Hutt1964London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 177219
1984 VenezuelaAstrid Carolina HerreraJune 23, 1963London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 157221
1985 IcelandHólmfríður KarlsdóttirJune 6, 1963London, UKRoyal Albert HallNov. 147822
1986 Trinidad & TobagoGiselle LarondeOctober 24, 1963London, UK;MacauRoyal Albert HallNov. 137723
1987 AustriaUlla Weigerstorfer1967London, UK; MaltaRoyal Albert HallNov. 127820
1988 IcelandLinda PétursdóttirDecember 27, 1969London, UK;MálagaSpainRoyal Albert HallNov. 178418
1989 PolandAneta KręglickaMarch 23, 1965Hong Kong;TaipeiTaiwanHong Kong Convention & Exhibition CentreNov. 227824
1990 United StatesGina Marie Tolleson1970London, UK;NorwayLondon PalladiumNov. 88120
1991 VenezuelaNinibeth LealNovember 26, 1970Atlanta, US; South AfricaGeorgia World Congress CenterDec. 287821
1992 RussiaJulia KourotchkinaAugust 10, 1974Sun City, South AfricaSun City Entertainment CentreDec. 128318
1993 JamaicaLisa HannaAugust 20, 1975Sun City, South AfricaSun City Entertainment CentreNov. 278118
1994 IndiaAishwarya RaiNovember 1, 1973Sun City, South AfricaSun City Entertainment CentreNov. 198721
1995 VenezuelaJacqueline AguileraNovember 17, 1976Sun City, South Africa; DubaiUAE;ComorosSun City Entertainment CentreNov. 188419
1996 GreeceIrene SklivaApril 4, 1978BangaloreIndia;SeychellesBangalore Cricket StadiumNov. 238818
1997 IndiaDiana HaydenMay 1, 1973Mahé, SeychellesPlantation ClubNov. 228624
1998 IsraelLinor AbargilFebruary 17, 1980Mahé, Seychelles;ParisFranceLake Berjaya Mahé ResortNov. 268618
1999 IndiaYukta MookheyOctober 7, 1979Malta; London, UKOlympia HallDec. 49420
2000 IndiaPriyanka ChopraJuly 18, 1982London, UK;MaldivesMillennium DomeNov. 309518
2001 NigeriaAgbani DaregoDecember 22, 1982Sun City, South Africa; Victoria Falls, ZimbabweSun City Entertainment CentreNov. 169318
2002 TurkeyAzra AkınDecember 8, 1981London, UK;AbujaNigeriaAlexandra PalaceDec. 78820
2003 IrelandRosanna DavisonApril 17, 1984SanyaChinaCrown of Beauty TheatreDec. 610619
2004 PeruMaría Julia MantillaJuly 10, 1984Sanya, ChinaCrown of Beauty TheatreDec. 410720
2005 IcelandUnnur Birna VilhjálmsdóttirMay 25, 1984Sanya, ChinaCrown of Beauty TheatreDec. 1010221
2006 Czech RepublicTaťána KuchařováDecember 23, 1987WarsawPolandSala Kongresowa,Warsaw Palace of Culture and ScienceSep. 3010418
2007 ChinaZhang ZilinMarch 22, 1984Sanya, ChinaCrown of Beauty TheatreDec. 110621
2008 RussiaKseniya SukhinovaAugust 26, 1987Johannesburg, South AfricaSandton Convention CentreDec. 1310921
2009 GibraltarKaiane AldorinoJuly 8, 1986Johannesburg, South Africa; London, UK; Abu Dhabi, UAEGallagher Convention CentreDec. 1211223
2010 United StatesAlexandria MillsFebruary 26, 1992Sanya; Beijing;Ordos City andShanghai, ChinaCrown of Beauty TheatreOct. 3011518
2011 VenezuelaIvian SarcosJuly 26, 1989London, UK;Edinburgh andGlasgow,ScotlandEarls Court Exhibition CentreNov. 611322
2012 ChinaYu WenxiaAugust 6, 1989Ordos City; Shanghai andChangshu, ChinaDongsheng Fitness Center StadiumAug. 1811623
2013 PhilippinesMegan YoungFebruary 27, 1990BaliNusa Dua, IndonesiaBali Nusa Dua Convention CenterSep. 2813123
Note: b Now deceased
Note: Marjorie Wallace, the 1973 winner, became the first titleholder not to complete her reign, when in March 1974, she was fired for "failing to fulfill the basic requirements of the job". Organisers extended an offer to first runner-up Evangeline Pascual of the Philippines to complete the duties of Miss World for the remainder of the year, but without holding the title; when Pascual turned down that offer, organisers next turned to second runner-up Patsy Yuen of Jamaica, who accepted.

Top 20 countries by tally

RankCountry/TerritoryMiss World1st Runner-up2nd Runner-up3rd Runner-up4th Runner-up5th Runner-up6th Runner-upSemifinalistsTotal
1 Venezuela62422011430
2 United Kingdom56433111437
3 India51011001220
4 United States35206212544
5 Sweden31022201020
6 Jamaica30312001423
7 Iceland301010027
8 South Africa24612001732
9 Australia22420001424
10 Argentina2200010712
11 Germany21311001018
12 Peru211000037
13 Netherlands2101100914
14 Austria2012001915
15 China201030017
16 Russia200000057
17 France13230201424
18 Finland12111001117
19 Philippines1210300815
20 Israel11630111124

Number of titles by continental region

Europe28United Kingdom* (5), Iceland and Sweden (3), Austria, Germany*, Netherlands and Russia (2), Czech Republic, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Poland and Turkey (1)
Americas15Venezuela (6), United States (3), Argentina and Peru (2), Bermuda and Brazil (1)
Asia &Oceania10India (5), Australia and China (2), Guam* and the Philippines (1)
Caribbean7Jamaica (3), Dominican Republic, Grenada, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago (1)
Africa4South Africa* (2), Egypt and Nigeria (1)

Queens of Beauty Titles

These are the countries with the most Continental Queen of Beauty titles per continental group (region in bold) throughout the years:
CountryTitlesAwarded asWinning years
Americas1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2008, 2011
 South Africa
Africa1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2011
Caribbean1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013
Oceania1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 2013
Asia & Oceania1991
Asia & Oceania1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2008
 China PR
Asia & Oceania2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012
Asia & Oceania1993, 2004, 2011
Asia1982, 1986, 2013
Asia1983, 1984, 1985
Europe1998, 1999
Asia & Oceania1988, 1995, 2005, 2009
Asia & Oceania1989, 1992

Challenge Events


The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951.

Kiki Håkansson (Sweden) - Miss World 1951

Kiki Håkansson (Sweden), Miss World 1951. Photo

May-Louise Flodin (Sweden) - Miss World 1952

May-Louise Flodin (Sweden), Miss World 1952. Photo

Denise Perrier (France) - Miss World 1953

Denise Perrier (France), Miss World 1953. Photo

Antigone Costanda (Egypt) - Miss World 1954

Antigone Costanda (Egypt), Miss World 1954. Photo

Susana Duijm (Venezuela) - Miss World 1955. Height is 174 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 60, hips - 90.

Susana Duijm (Venezuela), Miss World 1955. Photo

Petra Schürmann (Germany) - Miss World 1956

Petra Schürmann (Germany), Miss World 1956. Photo

Marita Lindahl (Finland) - Miss World 1957

Marita Lindahl (Finland), Miss World 1957. Photo

Penelope Coelen (South Africa) - Miss World 1958

Penelope Coelen (South Africa), Miss World 1958. Photo

Corine Spier-Rottschäfer (Netherlands) - Miss World 1959

Corine Spier-Rottschäfer (Netherlands), Miss World 1959. Photo

 Norma Cappagli (Argentina) - Miss World 1960

Norma Cappagli (Argentina), Miss World 1960. Photo

Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom) - Miss World 1961

Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom), Miss World 1961. Photo

Catharina Lodders (Netherlands) - Miss World 1962

Catharina Lodders (Netherlands), Miss World 1962. Photo

Carole Crawford (Jamaica) - Miss World 1963. Height is 159 cm.
Carole Crawford (Jamaica), Miss World 1963. Photo

Ann Sidney (United Kingdom) - Miss World 1964
Ann Sidney (United Kingdom), Miss World 1964. Photo

Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) - Miss World 1965
Lesley Langley (United Kingdom), Miss World 1965. Photo

Reita Faria (India) - Miss World 1966
Reita Faria (India), Miss World 1966. Photo

Madeleine Hartog Bell (Peru) - Miss World 1967
Madeleine Hartog Bell (Peru), Miss World 1967. Photo

Penelope Plummer (Australia) - Miss World 1968
Penelope Plummer (Australia) Miss World 1968 Photo

Eva Rueber-Staier (Austria) - Miss World 1969
Eva Rueber-Staier (Austria) Miss World 1969 Photo

Jennifer Hosten (Grenada) - Miss World 1970
Jennifer Hosten (Grenada) Miss World 1970 Photo

Lúcia Petterle (Brazil) - Miss World 1971
Lúcia Petterle (Brazil) Miss World 1971 Photo

Belinda Green (Australia) - Miss World 1972
Belinda Green (Australia) Miss World 1972 Photo

Marjorie Wallace (United States) - Miss World 1973
Marjorie Wallace (United States) Miss World 1973 Photo

Helen Morgan (United Kingdom) - Miss World 1974. She was forced to resign four days after her victory, upon the discovery that she had a 18 month old son. Although this did not violate the competition rules (which stipulated only that entrants must be unmarried), she was made to resign. First runner-up Anneline Kriel of South Africa succeeded her.
Helen Morgan (United Kingdom) Miss World 1974 Photo

Anneline Kriel (South Africa) - Miss World 1974
Anneline Kriel (South Africa) Miss World 1974 Photo

Wilnelia Merced (Puerto Rico) - Miss World 1975
Wilnelia Merced (Puerto Rico) Miss World 1975 Photo

Cindy Breakspeare (Jamaica) - Miss World 1976
Cindy Breakspeare (Jamaica) Miss World 1976 Photo

Mary Stävin (Sweden) - Miss World 1977
Mary Stävin (Sweden) Miss World 1977 Photo

Silvana Suárez (Argentina) - Miss World 1978
Silvana Suárez (Argentina) Miss World 1978 Photo

Gina Swainson (Bermuda) - Miss World 1979
Gina Swainson (Bermuda) Miss World 1979 Photo

Gabriella Brum (Germany) - Miss World 1980. She resigned 18 hours later, initially claiming her boyfriend disapproved. Kimberley Santos (Guam) succeeded her.
Gabriella Brum (Germany) Miss World 1980 Photo

Kimberley Santos (Guam) - Miss World 1980
Kimberley Santos (Guam) Miss World 1980 Photo

Pilín León (Venezuela) - Miss World 1981. Height is 178 cm, measurements: bust - 91, waist - 61, hips - 91.
Pilín León (Venezuela) Miss World 1981 Photo

Mariasela Álvarez (Dominican Republic) - Miss World 1982. Height is 175 cm.
Mariasela Álvarez (Dominican Republic) - Miss World 1982 Photo

Sarah-Jane Hutt (United Kingdom) - Miss World 1983
Sarah-Jane Hutt (United Kingdom) Miss World 1983 Photo

Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela) - Miss World 1984. Height is 173 cm.
Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela) Miss World 1984 Photo

Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir (Iceland) - Miss World 1985. Height is 173 cm.
Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir (Iceland) Miss World 1985 Photo

Giselle Laronde (Trinidad & Tobago) - Miss World 1986. Height is 165 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 64, hips - 89.
Giselle Laronde (Trinidad & Tobago) Miss World 1986 Photo

Ulla Weigerstorfer (Austria) - Miss World 1987
Ulla Weigerstorfer (Austria) Miss World 1987 Photo

Linda Pétursdóttir (Iceland) - Miss World 1988
Linda Pétursdóttir (Iceland) Miss World 1988 Photo

Aneta Kręglicka (Poland) - Miss World 1989. Height is 172 cm.
Aneta Kręglicka (Poland) Miss World 1989 Photo

 Gina Tolleson (United States) - Miss World 1990. Height is 182 cm.
Gina Tolleson (United States) Miss World 1990 Photo

Ninibeth Leal (Venezuela) - Miss World 1991. Height is 183 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 60, hips - 91.
Ninibeth Leal (Venezuela) Miss World 1991 Photo

Julia Kourotchkina (Russia) - Miss World 1992. Height is 183 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 60, hips - 90.
Julia Kourotchkina (Russia) Miss World 1992 Photo

Lisa Hanna (Jamaica) - Miss World 1993. Height is 170 cm.
Lisa Hanna (Jamaica) Miss World 1993 Photo

Aishwarya Rai (India) - Miss World 1994
Aishwarya Rai in Saree (film Devdas). Photo

 Jacqueline Aguilera (Venezuela) - Miss World 1995. Height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 58, hips - 91.
Jacqueline Aguilera (Venezuela) Miss World 1995 Photo

Irene Skliva (Greece) - Miss World 1996. Height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 93, waist - 63, hips - 93.
Irene Skliva (Greece) Miss World 1996 Photo

Diana Hayden (India) - Miss World 1997
Diana Hayden (India) Miss World 1997 Photo

Linor Abargil (Israel) - Miss World 1998. Height is 176 cm.
Linor Abargil (Israel) Miss World 1998 Photo

Yukta Mookhey (India) - Miss World 1999
Yukta Mookhey (India) Miss World 1999 Photo

Priyanka Chopra (India) - Miss World 2000
Priyanka Chopra (India) - Miss World 2000 Photo

Agbani Darego (Nigeria) - Miss World 2001
Agbani Darego (Nigeria) Miss World 2001 Photo

Azra Akın (Turkey) - Miss World 2002. Height is 176 cm.
Azra Akın (Turkey) Miss World 2002 Photo

Rosanna Davison (Ireland) - Miss World 2003. Height is 178 cm.
Rosanna Davison (Ireland) - Miss World 2003

María Julia Mantilla (Peru) - Miss World 2004. Height is 174 cm.
María Julia Mantilla (Peru) Miss World 2004 Photo

Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir (Iceland) - Miss World 2005. Height is 174 cm.
Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir (Iceland) Miss World 2005 Photo

Taťána Kuchařová (Czech Republic) - Miss World 2006. Height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 63, hips - 90.
Taťána Kuchařová (Czech Republic) Miss World 2006 Photo

Zhang Zilin  (China) - Miss World 2007. Height is 186 cm, weight is 58 kg, measurements: bust - 87, waist - 62, hips - 89.
Zhang Zilin (China), Miss World 2007. photo gallery / 张梓琳 / 張梓琳

Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia) - Miss World 2008. Height is 178 cm, measurements: bust - 83, waist - 60, hips - 91.
Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia), Miss World 2008. Photo

Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar) - Miss World 2009. Height is 174 cm.
Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar) Miss World 2009 Photo

Alexandria Mills (United States) - Miss World 2010. Height is 175 cm, measurements: bust - 86,5, waist - 61, hips - 89.
Alexandria Mills (United States) Miss World 2010 Photo

Ivian Sarcos (Venezuela) - Miss World 2011. Height is 180 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 61, hips - 90.
Ivian Sarcos (Venezuela) - Miss World 2011. photo

Yu Wenxia (China) - Miss World 2012
Yu Wenxia - Miss China 2012 and Miss World 2012. Photo

Megan Young (Philippines) - Miss World 2013
Megan Young (Philippines) Miss World 2013 winner