Miss World (Eng. The Miss World ) – the oldest of the four major international beauty contests. The first contest, named in the press, “Miss World”, was held in 1951 in London. After appearing in the US in 1952, the international annual beauty contest ” Miss Universe ” maker “Miss World” by Eric Morley decided to make the “Miss World” as an annual competition (first contest “Miss World” was conceived as a one-time international festival bikini). Since 50-ies of the last century, “Miss World” is the main competitor of “Miss Universe” in the title of the most popular and most prestigious international beauty contest. Also considered very prestigious international beauty contest “Miss International” (a competition first held in 1960) and “Miss Earth” (a competition first held in 2001).
If the most frequently won American (7 times) in the contest “Miss Universe” founded by the Americans, the based British contest “Miss World” first in wins keep Venezuelan (6 wins), and British women are tied for second place with Indian (5 wins ).
Russian woman twice resigned to the title of “Miss World”: in 1992 the competition won Julia Kurochkin, and in 2008 – Ksenia Sukhinova .
This article provides all the holders of the title “Miss World” of the twentieth century (1952-2000 years). The winners of the contest “Miss World” XXI century are presented here .
Denise Perrier (France), Miss World 1953
Antigone Kostanda (Egypt), Miss World 1954
Susana Duijm (Venezuela), Miss World 1955. Height 174 cm., Shape the parameters of 90-60-90.
Petra Schürmann (Germany), Miss World 1956
Marita Lindahl (Finland), Miss World 1957
Penelope Kёlen (South Africa), Miss World 1958
Corinne Speer-Rottshefer (Netherlands), Miss World 1959
Cappagli Norma (Argentina), Miss World 1960
Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom), Miss World 1961
Katharina Lodders (Netherlands), Miss World 1962
Carol Crawford (Jamaica), Miss World 1963. Height 159 cm.
Ann Sidney (UK), Miss World 1964
Leslie Langley (UK), Miss World 1965
Reita Faria (India), Miss World 1966
Madeleine Hartog Bell (Peru), Miss World 1967
Penelope Plummer (Australia), Miss World 1968
Eva Ryuber Steyr (Austria), Miss World 1969
Host Jennifer (Grenada), Miss World 1970
Lucia Petterle (Brazil), Miss World 1971
Belinda Green (Australia), Miss World 1972
Marjorie Wallace (USA), Miss World 1973
Helen Morgan (UK) won the title of “Miss World 1974”, but not for long: it turned out that she is a single mother raising a 18-month-old child. After 4 days after winning the Helen Morgan was disqualified due to the inability to perform the duties of the winner.
After the disqualification Helen Morgan crown the winner of “Miss World 1974” passed Annelinn Krill (South Africa).
Vilneliya Merced (Puerto Rico), Miss World 1975
Cindy Breakspeare (Jamaica), Miss World 1976
Marie Stevin (Sweden), Miss World 1977
Silvana Suarez (Argentina), Miss World 1978
Gina Swenson (Bermuda), Miss World 1979
Gabriela Flores (Germany) won the title of “Miss World 1980”, but 18 hours later, refused the title, citing the fact that her friend was against the discharge of the duties of the winner. There is a view that the true reason for the refusal of the Crown was that Gabriela Flores before the contest “Miss World” was shot nude for the magazine, which is prohibited by the rules of the contest “Miss World”.
After refusing Gabriela Brum from the crown of the new “Miss World 1980” was announced Kimberly Santos, representing the island of Guam.
Pilin León (Venezuela), Miss World 1981. Height 178 cm., The parameters of 91-61-91 figure.
Mariasela Alvarez (Dominican Republic), Miss World 1982. Height 175 cm.
Sarah-Jane Hutt (UK), Miss World 1983
Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela), Miss World 1984. Height 173 cm.
Holmfridur Karlsdottir (Iceland), Miss World 1985. Height 173 cm.
Giselle Laronde (Trinidad and Tobago), Miss World 1986. Height 165 cm., Shape parameters 86-64-89
Ulla Vaygershtorfer (Austria), Miss World 1987
Linda Petursdottir (Iceland), Miss World 1988
Aneta Kreglitska (Poland), Miss World 1989. Height 172 cm.
Gina Tolleson (USA), Miss World 1990. Height 182 cm.
Ninibet Leal (Venezuela), Miss World 1991. Height 183 cm. 90-60-91 figure parameters.
Julia Kurochkin (Russia), Miss World 1992. Height 183 cm., Shape the parameters of 90-60-90.
Lisa Hanna (Jamaica), Miss World 1993. Height 170 cm.
Aishwarya Rai (India), Miss World 1994
Jacqueline Aguilera (Venezuela), Miss World 1995. Height 177 cm., The parameters of 90-58-91 figure.
Irene Skliva (Greece), Miss World 1996. Height 177 cm., The parameters of 93-63-93 figure.
Diana Hayden (India), Miss World 1997
Linor abargil (Israel), Miss World 1998. Height 176 cm.
Yukta Mukhi (India), Miss World – 1999
Priyanka Chopra (India), Miss World – 2000
cm. and all winners of the contest “Miss World” of the 21st century (12 photos)
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