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.
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.
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|
Cancelled due to COVID-19
|2021||Karolina Bielawska||Poland||22||Miss Polonia 2019||San Juan, Puerto Rico||December 16, 2021|
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.
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.