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List of Miss World Winners from 1951 to 2021

List of Miss World Winners: The oldest international beauty pageant still in operation is Miss World. In 1951, Eric Morley started it in the United Kingdom. Julia Morley, Morley’s wife, has served as the pageant’s co-chair since his passing in 2000. It is one of the “Big Four” international beauty pageants, along with Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Earth.

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Interesting Facts about Miss World Award:

  • Karolina Bielawska of Poland is the reigning Miss World. She was crowned on March 16, 2022, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica.
  • As part of the Festival of Britain events in 1951, Eric Morley organized a bikini contest he termed the Festival Bikini Contest.
  • The press dubbed the occasion “Miss World” because it was well-attended.
  • The bikini, which had just recently entered the market and was still widely seen as being immodest, was the subject of the swimsuit competition, which was created to promote it.
  • The scandal was heightened when Sweden’s Kerstin “Kiki” Hakansson, the 1951 Miss World winner, was crowned in a bikini.
  • Agbani Darego of Nigeria was crowned the first black Miss World in 2001.
  • During that edition, Miss World created a “Vote For Me” television special as part of its marketing plan, which featured the delegates in behind-the-scenes and beach scenes and allowed viewers to call in or cast their votes online.
  • Additionally, it sells television specials of its Talent, Beach Beauty, and Sports events to broadcasters.
  • ITV2 was the digital channel where the 2001 pageant from South Africa was televised, with ITV airing the special one week earlier.

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List of Miss World Winners (1951-2022)

Year Miss World Winner Country Age National Title Location Date of Winning
1951 Kiki Håkansson Sweden 22 Miss World Sweden London, United Kingdom July 29, 1951
1952 May-Louise Flodin Sweden 18 Miss World Sweden London, United Kingdom November 14, 1952
1953 Denise Perrier France 18 Miss France London, United Kingdom October 19, 1953
1954 Antigone Costanda Egypt 19 Miss Egypt London, United Kingdom October 18, 1954
1955 Susana Duijm Venezuela 19 Miss Venezuela London, United Kingdom October 20, 1955
1956 Petra Schürmann Germany 23 Miss Germany London, United Kingdom October 15, 1956
1957 Marita Lindahl Finland 18 Miss Finland London, United Kingdom October 14, 1957
1958 Penelope Coelen South Africa 18 Miss South Africa London, United Kingdom October 13, 1958
1959 Corine Rottschäfer Netherlands 21 Miss Nederland London, United Kingdom November 10, 1959
1960 Norma Cappagli Argentina 21 Miss Argentina London, United Kingdom November 8, 1960
1961 Rosemarie Frankland United Kingdom 18 Miss United Kingdom London, United Kingdom November 9, 1961
1962 Catharina Lodders Netherlands 20 Miss Nederland London, United Kingdom November 8, 1962
1963 Carole Crawford Jamaica 20 Miss Jamaica World London, United Kingdom November 7, 1963
1964 Ann Sidney United Kingdom 20 Miss United Kingdom London, United Kingdom November 12, 1964
1965 Lesley Langley 21 London, United Kingdom November 19, 1965
1966 Reita Faria India 23 Eve’s Weekly Miss India London, United Kingdom November 17, 1966
1967 Madeleine Hartog-Bel Peru 21 Miss Peru London, United Kingdom November 16, 1967
1968 Penelope Plummer Australia 19 Miss World Australia London, United Kingdom November 14, 1968
1969 Eva Rueber-Staier Austria 18 Miss Austria London, United Kingdom November 27, 1969
1970 Jennifer Hosten Grenada 23 Miss Grenada London, United Kingdom November 20, 1970
1971 Lucia Petterle Brazil 22 Miss Brazil London, United Kingdom November 10, 1971
1972 Belinda Green Australia 20 Miss World Australia London, United Kingdom December 1, 1972
1973 Marjorie Wallace United States 19 Miss World USA London, United Kingdom November 23, 1973
1974 Helen Elizabeth Morgan (Resigned) United Kingdom 22 Miss United Kingdom London, United Kingdom November 22, 1974
1974 Anneline Kriel (Resigned) South Africa 19 Miss South Africa London, United Kingdom November 22, 1974
1975 Wilnelia Merced Puerto Rico 18 Miss Puerto Rico for Miss World London, United Kingdom November 20, 1975
1976 Cindy Breakspeare Jamaica 22 Miss Jamaica World London, United Kingdom November 18, 1976
1977 Mary Stavin Sweden 20 Miss Sweden London, United Kingdom November 17, 1977
1978 Silvana Suarez Argentina 20 Miss Argentina London, United Kingdom November 16, 1978
1979 Gina Swainson Bermuda 21 Miss Bermuda London, United Kingdom November 15, 1979
1980 Gabriella Brum (Resigned) Germany 18 Miss Germany London, United Kingdom November 13, 1980
1980 Kimberley Santos Guam 19 Miss Guam London, United Kingdom November 13, 1980
1981 Pilín Leon Venezuela 18 Miss Venezuela London, United Kingdom November 12, 1981
1982 Mariasela Álvarez Dominican Republic 22 Miss Dominican Republic London, United Kingdom November 18, 1982
1983 Sarah-Jane Hutt United Kingdom 19 Miss United Kingdom London, United Kingdom November 17, 1983
1984 Astrid Carolina Herrera Venezuela 21 Miss Venezuela London, United Kingdom November 15, 1984
1985 Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir Iceland 22 Miss Iceland London, United Kingdom November 14, 1985
1986 Giselle Laronde Trinidad and Tobago 23 Miss Trinidad and Tobago London, United Kingdom November 13, 1986
1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer Austria 20 Miss Austria London, United Kingdom November 12, 1987
1988 Linda Pétursdóttir Iceland 19 Miss Iceland London, United Kingdom November 17, 1988
1989 Aneta Kręglicka Poland 24 Miss Polonia Wan Chai North, Hong Kong November 22, 1989
1990 Gina Tolleson United States 21 Miss USA London, United Kingdom November 8, 1990
1991 Ninibeth Leal Venezuela 20 Miss Venezuela Atlanta, United States December 28, 1991
1992 Julia Kourotchkina Russia 18 Miss Russia Sun City, South Africa December 12, 1992
1993 Lisa Hanna Jamaica 18 Miss Jamaica World Sun City, South Africa November 27, 1993
1994 Aishwarya Rai India 21 Femina Miss India Sun City, South Africa November 19, 1994
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Venezuela 19 Miss Venezuela Sun City, South Africa November 18, 1995
1996 Irene Skliva Greece 18 Star Hellas Bangalore, India November 23, 1996
1997 Diana Hayden India 24 Femina Miss India Mahe, Seychelles November 22, 1997
1998 Linor Abargil Israel 18 Miss Israel Mahe, Seychelles November 26, 1998
1999 Yukta Mookhey India 21 Femina Miss India London, United Kingdom December 4, 1999
2000 Priyanka Chopra India 18 Femina Miss India London, United Kingdom November 30, 2000
2001 Agbani Darego Nigeria 19 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Sun City, South Africa November 16, 2001
2002 Azra Akın Turkey 21 Miss Turkey London, United Kingdom December 7, 2002
2003 Rosanna Davison Ireland 19 Miss Ireland Sanya, China December 6, 2003
2004 Maria Julia Mantilla Peru 20 Miss Peru Sanya, China December 4, 2004
2005 Unnur Vilhjálmsdóttir Iceland 21 Miss Iceland Sanya, China December 10, 2005
2006 Taťana Kucharova Czech Republic 18 Miss Ceske Republiky Warsaw, Poland September 30, 2006
2007 Zhang Zilin China 23 Miss China World Sanya, China December 1, 2007
2008 Ksenia Sukhinova Russia 21 Miss Russia Johannesburg, South Africa December 13, 2008
2009 Kaiane Aldorino Gibraltar 23 Miss Gibraltar Johannesburg, South Africa December 12, 2009
2010 Alexandria Mills United States 18 Miss United States World Sanya, China October 30, 2010
2011 Ivian Sarcos Venezuela 22 Miss Venezuela London, United Kingdom November 6, 2011
2012 Yu Wenxia China 23 Miss China World Ordos City, China August 18, 2012
2013 Megan Young Philippines 23 Miss World Philippines Nusa Dua, Indonesia September 28, 2013
2014 Rolene Strauss South Africa 22 Miss South Africa London, United Kingdom December 14, 2014
2015 Mireia Lalaguna Spain 23 Miss World Spain Sanya, China December 19, 2015
2016 Stephanie Del Valle Puerto Rico 19 Miss World Puerto Rico Oxon Hill, United States December 18, 2016
2017 Manushi Chhillar India 20 Femina Miss India Sanya, China November 18, 2017
2018 Vanessa Ponce Mexico 26 Miss Mexico Sanya, China December 8, 2018
2019 Toni-Ann Singh Jamaica 23 Miss Jamaica World London, United Kingdom December 14, 2019
2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19

2021 Karolina Bielawska Poland 22 Miss Polonia 2019 San Juan, Puerto Rico December 16, 2021

Miss World 2021: Poland’s Karolina Bielawska crowned

List of Miss World Winners from India

India and Venezuela are the two nations to have won the Miss World title the most, which is six times. Manushi Chillar is the last Indian to have been crowned in 2017, while Reita Faria was the first to represent India to win the prestigious Miss World title in 1966. See the complete list of Indian winners of Miss World below.

Year Winner
2017 Manushi Chhillar
2000 Priyanka Chopra
1999 Yukta Mookhey
1997 Diana Hayden
1994 Aishwarya Rai
1966 Reita Faria

List of Miss World Winners

Ques. Who has won Miss World the most?

Ans. India and Venezuela are the two nations to have won the Miss World title the most, which is six times.

Ques. Which Indian won Miss World?

Ans. Manushi Chillar is the last Indian to have been crowned in 2017, while Reita Faria was the first to represent India to win the prestigious Miss World title in 1966. Priyanka Chopra, Yukta Mookhey, Diana Hayden, and Aishwarya Rai are the other winners of the Miss World title from India.

Ques. Who was 1 Miss World?

Ans. The competition was initially planned as a special occasion associated with the Festival of Britain. A total of 27 contestants vied for the first Miss World crown. Sweden’s Kiki Hakansson was the victor. She was the only champion to ever receive her crown while wearing a bikini.

Ques. Who is the youngest winner of Miss World?

Ans. On November 23, 1996, the Miss World pageant was held in Bangalore, India, and the stunning Irene Skliva was named the winner. She had just turned 18 years old.

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FAQs

Who has won Miss World the most?

India and Venezuela are the two nations to have won the Miss World title the most, which is six times.

Which Indian won Miss World?

Manushi Chillar is the last Indian to have been crowned in 2017, while Reita Faria was the first to represent India to win the prestigious Miss World title in 1966. Priyanka Chopra, Yukta Mookhey, Diana Hayden, and Aishwarya Rai are the other winners of the Miss World title from India.

Who was 1 Miss World?

The competition was initially planned as a special occasion associated with the Festival of Britain. A total of 27 contestants vied for the first Miss World crown. Sweden's Kiki Hakansson was the victor. She was the only champion to ever receive her crown while wearing a bikini.

Who is the youngest winner of Miss World?

On November 23, 1996, the Miss World pageant was held in Bangalore, India, and the stunning Irene Skliva was named the winner. She had just turned 18 years old.

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