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This article is about the pageant. For the song by the band Hole , see Miss World (song).
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The Miss World pageant is an international beauty pageant founded in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Presently, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs the pageant. Image File history File links Acap. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Miss World is the first single by the band Hole from their album Live Through This. ... Image File history File links Miss_World_logo. ... Image File history File links Miss_World_logo. ... A beauty contest, or beauty pageant, is a competition between people, based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance. ... Eric Morley made Miss World pageant possible in the early 1950s after he had an idea about a beauty pageant for women. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Julia Morley is the executive chairman, and event organizer of the Miss World pageant. ...


Miss World is the most widely attended and broadcasted of such events, with over a hundred delegates (the Miss Universe pageant, by comparison, has approximately 80 delegates, although Miss Universe maintains popularity in some parts of the world, notably the Americas)[citation needed]. Miss World – The Final is the world's largest live annual television event with global viewers topping two billion in more than 200 countries.[1] Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ...


The winner spends a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes. Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign. The current Miss World is Taťána Kuchařová of Czech Republic. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Miss World 2007

Main article: Miss World 2007

The 57th Miss World pageant will be celebrated on Sanya, People's Republic of China on December 1, 2007. Miss World 2007 will be held in the Crown of Beauty Theater, Sanya, China on December 1, 2007[1]. At an official press conference called on July 7th, the Miss World organization announced that the delegates are expected in Sanya by November 2nd. ... Location of Sanya. ...


History

Miss World started as the Festival Bikini Contest, in honor of the recently introduced swim wear of the time, but was called Miss World by the press. It was originally planned as a one-off event. Upon learning about the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, Morley decided to make the pageant an annual event. A bikini contest is a beauty contest where women compete against each other in bikinis. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ...


Opposition to the wearing of bikinis led to their replacement with more modest swim wear after the first contest. In 1959, the BBC started broadcasting the competition. The pageant's popularity grew with the advent of television. By the 1990s, the pageant was reaching two billion viewers from almost every country in the world. bikini briefs, from Roman London. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


In the 1980s, the pageant repositioned itself with the slogan Beauty With a Purpose, with added tests of intelligence and personality. However, the competition has been seen as old-fashioned and rather politically incorrect in its native Britain. Despite the global appeal, the show was not broadcast on any major terrestrial British TV network for several years, until Channel 5 aired it in 1998. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Intelligence is the mental capacity to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas and language, and learn. ... A personality test aims to describe aspects of a persons character that remain stable across situations. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ...


21st century

Eric Morley died as the pageant entered the new century. His wife, Julia, succeeded as chairwoman of the Miss World Organization.


The century saw its first black African winner, Agbani Darego, in 2001. As part of its marketing strategy, Miss World came up with a "You Decide" television special during that edition, featuring the delegates behind the scenes and on the beach, and allowing viewers to either phone in or vote online for their favorites. It also sells its Talent, "Beach Beauty" and Sports events as television specials to broadcasters. Born Ibiagbanidokibubo Asenite Darego, and affectionately known as Agbani, she was given the title of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2001. ...


In 2002 the competition was slated for choosing Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria to host its final. This choice was controversial, as a northern Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal, was awaiting death by stoning for adultery under Sharia law there, but Miss World chose to use the publicity surrounding its presence to bring greater global awareness and action to Amina's plight (see Controversies section). Also see: 2002 (number). ... Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, with an estimated population of 1. ... Amina Lawal is a Nigerian single mother. ... Stoning, or lapidation, refers to a form of capital punishment execution method carried out by an organized group throwing stones or rocks at the person they mean to execute. ... Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. ... Sharia (Arabic: transliteration: ) is the body of Islamic law. ...


Miss World Organization

The Miss World Organization owns and manages the annual Miss World Finals, a competition that has grown into one of the World’s biggest and most loved events. Since its launch in 1951, the Miss World Organization has raised more than £250 million for children’s charities. Miss World is franchised in more than 140 countries and commands the world’s largest annual live TV audience. Miss World, Limited is a privately held firm, and thus figures for its earnings, expenses and charitable contributions are not publicly available.


Aside from raising millions of pounds for charities around the globe under the banner of its 'Beauty with a Purpose' program, Miss World is also credited with directly influencing a dramatic increase in tourism in Sanya, China, host of the Miss World finals from 2003-05.[citation needed] Location of Sanya. ...


The pageant

The road to the Miss World crown is a long one. In the year preceding the global finals, each delegate must win her national title or a specially designated Miss World national preliminary. Miss World's national preliminaries are conducted by their license-holders, who hold the franchise to use the "Miss World" name in their country. The annual final is typically a month long extravaganza, with several preliminary events, galas, dinners, balls and activities, culminating in a globally telecast final show in which the field is narrowed to between 15-20 delegates.


Since 2003 Miss World pageant also features Fast Track events during the preliminary round. The winners of Fast Track events are automatically qualified to enter the final round. Fast Track events which have been used since 2003 are :

  • Beach Beauty (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Talent (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Miss Sport (2003, 2004, 2006)
  • Beauty With A Purpose (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, FT since 2005, 2006)
  • Top Model (2004)
  • Personality (2003)
  • Peoples Choice (2003)
  • Contestants Choice (2004)

Miss World Beach Beauty is a swimsuit or fast track competition in the Miss World pageant. ... Miss World Sports, Miss World Sport, or Miss Sport is a title and award given to the winner of a sports event at Miss World. ... Beauty With A Purpose (formerly known as Miss World Scholarship) is an event established in 2001 that is celebrated during the activities prior to the Miss World pageant. ...

Titleholders

The following is a list of winners of the previous twelve years. See List of Miss World winners for the full list of titleholders.
Year Miss World Country Venue
2006 Taťána Kuchařová Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Sala Kongresowa at the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland
2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir Flag of Iceland Iceland Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China
2004 María Julia "Maju" Mantilla García Flag of Peru Peru Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China
2003 Rosanna Davison Flag of Ireland Ireland Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China, Beijing, China, Shanghai, China, and Xi'an, China
2002 Azra Akin Flag of Turkey Turkey Alexandra Palace, London, UK and Nigeria
2001 Ibiagbanidokibubo "Agbani" Asenite Darego Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa and Zambia
2000 Priyanka Chopra Flag of India India Millennium Dome, London, UK and the Maldives
1999 Yukta Mookhey Flag of India India Olympia Hall, London, UK and Malta
1998 Linor Abargil Flag of Israel Israel Lake Berjaya Mahe Resort, Port Glaud, Mahe, Seychelles and Paris, France
1997 Diana Hayden Flag of India India Plantation Club, Baie Lazare, Seychelles
1996 Irene Skliva Flag of Greece Greece Bangalore Cricket Stadium, Bangalore, India and Seychelles
1995 Jacqueline Maria Aguilera Marcano Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Sun City, South Africa; Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Comoros

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Best performances by country

Map of Miss World-winning countries as of 2006.

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Titles Country
5 India, Venezuela
4 United Kingdom (plus 1 resigned, 1974)
3 Iceland, Jamaica, Sweden
2 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Peru, South Africa, United States,
1 Bermuda, Brazil, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey

Best performances by continental region

As of 2006:

Continent Best Performance
Europe 24 titles won by United Kingdom (4), Iceland and Sweden (3), Austria, Netherlands (2), Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Poland, Russia and Turkey (1).
Americas 13 titles won by Venezuela (5), Argentina, Peru and United States (2), Bermuda and Brazil (1).
Asia-Pacific 8 titles won by India (5), Australia (2) and Guam (1).
Caribbean 7 titles won by Jamaica (3), Dominican Republic, Grenada, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago (1).
Africa 4 titles won by South Africa (2), Egypt and Nigeria (1).

Tally

Anyone who follows the Olympic Games or other sporting events will be familiar with the concept of the Medal Table, which ranks countries based on their first (gold), second (silver) and third (bronze) place finishes. Here is a similar table of the top rankings for the Miss World pageant, based on all results from the first event in 1951 to the most recent competition in 2006. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...

Rank Country Titles 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up Total
1. Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 5 2 3 10
2. Flag of India India 5 2 2 9
3. Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 4 3 8
4. Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 1 0 4
5. Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 3 0 2 5
6. Flag of Iceland Iceland 3 0 1 4
7. Flag of the United States United States 2 5 2 9
8. Flag of South Africa South Africa 2 2 5 9
9. Flag of Australia Australia 2 2 3 7
10. Flag of Argentina Argentina 2 2 0 4

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Continental Queens of Beauty

The following is a list of Continental Queens of Beauty winners since the format was changed in 2005. See List of Miss World Continental Queens of Beauty for the full list of winners.

From 2005-present: The following is a list of women who have won the Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty title. ...

Year Americas Africa Asia-Pacific Caribbean Northern Europe Southern Europe
2005
Flag of Mexico Mexico
Dafne Molina Lona
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania
Nancy Sumari
Flag of South Korea South Korea
Oh Eun-young
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Ingrid Marie Rivera Santos
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Unnur Birna
Flag of Italy Italy
Sofia Bruscoli
2006
Flag of Brazil Brazil
Jane de Sousa Borges Oliveira
Flag of Angola Angola
Stiviandra Oliveira
Flag of Australia Australia
Sabrina Houssami
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Sara Lawrence
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Taťána Kuchařová
Flag of Romania Romania
Ioana Valentina Boitor

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Queens of Beauty titles

As of 2006:

Continent Best Performance
Queens of Beauty Northern Europe United Kingdom (3)
Queens of Beauty Southern Europe Croatia and Turkey (3)
Queens of Beauty Americas Venezuela (10)
Queens of Beauty Asia-Pacific India (5)
Queens of Beauty Caribbean Jamaica (8)
Queens of Beauty Africa South Africa (9)

Hosts and invited artists

The following is a list of finals hosts and invited artists of the previous ten years. See List of Miss World hosts and invited artists for the full list of hosts and invited artists.
Year Hosts Invited Artists
2006 Tim Vincent, Angela Chow, and Grażyna Torbicka Westlife, Robin Gibb, and Amici
2005 Tim Vincent and Angela Chow Alexander O’Neal
2004 Troy McClain, Angela Chow and Lisa Snowdon Lionel Richie and Il Divo
2003 Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram and Angela Chow Luis Fonsi and Brian Ferry
2002 Sean Kanan and Claire Elizabeth Smith Chayanne and BBMak
2001 Jerry Springer and Claire Elizabeth Smith Umoja
2000 Jerry Springer and Rebecca de Alba bond and S Club 7
1999 Ulrika Johnson and Melanie Sykes Westlife, Robert Palmer and Enrique Iglesias
1998 Ronan Keating and Eden Harel Boyzone and Errol Brown
1997 Richard Steinmetz Ricky Martin

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Controversies surrounding the pageant

The Miss World pageant seems to have been the target of many controversies since its inception.

  • In 1970, feminist protesters threw flour bombs during the live event at London's Royal Albert Hall, momentarily scaring the host Bob Hope.
  • The first winner from the United States, 1973's Marjorie Wallace, was forced to resign because of her high-profile serial dating. The duties, but not the title was offered to first-runner up, Evangeline Pascual of the Philippines, which she refused. The two girls were tied at the final tabulation of the pageant competition, but the Chairman of the Board of Judges, American actor Gregory Peck broke the tie in favor of Wallace. source: http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/world_1973.htm ,[2]
  • The 1974 winner Helen Morgan resigned four days later after it was discovered she was a single mother.
  • In 1976, several countries went on a boycott, because the pageant included both a Caucasian and African representative for South Africa. In yet another shut-out for the nation for its apartheid policy, South Africa competed for the last time in 1977, before it was welcomed back in 1991 as that policy disintegrated.
  • The 1980 winner Gabriela Brum of Germany resigned one day after winning, initially claiming her boyfriend disapproved. A few days later it emerged that she had been forced to resign after it was discovered that she posed naked for a magazine.
  • In 1996, wide-scale protests took place in Bangalore, India over the hosting of the beauty contest. The swimsuit shootings were moved to Seychelles, and heavy security was placed. Despite the chaos, the pageant's live telecast went on smoothly.
  • Just days after her 1998 crowning, Israel's Linor Abargil revealed that she had been raped only two months before the pageant. One of the highlights of her year was seeing her accused rapist convicted.
  • It was in 1998 Miss World Pageant when Miss Ghana unfortunately slipped in the middle of the stage, but was unharmed.

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The 2002 Nigeria contest

In the year leading up the finals in Nigeria, several European title holders lobbied their governments and the EU parliament to support Amina's cause. A number of contestants followed the lead of Kathrine Sørland of Norway in boycotting the contest (despite the controversy Sørland would go on to become a semifinalist in both the Miss World and Miss Universe contest), while others such as Costa Rica were instructed by their national governments and parliaments not to attend the contest. Among the other boycotting nations were Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Panama, Belgium and Kenya. There was further controversy over the possibly suspended participation of France and South Africa, which may or may not have been due to the boycott. For her part, Lawal asked that contestants not suspend their participation in the contest, saying that it was for the good of her country and that they could, as the representative of Sweden had earlier remarked, make a much stronger case for her on the ground in Nigeria. Amina Lawal is a Nigerian single mother. ...


Despite the increasing international profile the boycott was garnering in the world press, the contest went ahead in Nigeria after being rescheduled to avoid taking place during Ramadan, with many prominent nations sending delegates. Osmel Sousa of Venezuela, one of the world's most influential national directors, famously said "there is no question about it (the participation of Miss Venezuela in the contest)." The trouble did not end there, however. A ThisDay (Lagos, Nigeria) newspaper editorial suggesting that Muhammad, would probably have chosen one of his wives from among the contestants had he been alive to see it, resulted in inter-religious riots that started on November 22 in which over 200 people were killed in the city of Kaduna, along with many houses of worship being burned by religious zealots. Because of these riots, the 2002 pageant was moved to London, following widely circulated reports that the representatives of Canada and Korea had withdrawn from the contest and returned to their respective countries out of safety concerns. A fatwa urging the beheading of the woman who wrote the offending words, Isioma Daniel, was issued in Nigeria, but was declared null and void by the relevant Saudi Arabian authorities. Upon the pageant's return to England, many of the boycotting contestants chose to attend, including Miss Norway, Kathrine Sørland, who was ironically tipped in the last few days as the number one favorite for the crown she had previously boycotted. It has been suggested that Festac Town be merged into this article or section. ... Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 in South Korea or ì¡°ì„  in North Korea, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... A fatwā (Arabic: ; plural fatāwā Arabic: ), is a considered opinion in Islam made by a mufti, a scholar capable of issuing judgments on Sharia (Islamic law). ... Isioma Daniel (born c. ...


The eventual winner of the pageant was Azra Akin of Turkey, the first predominantly Muslim country to hold the title since Egypt in 1954.


Trivia

  • Aishwarya Rai is the only Miss World to have a wax statue at Madam Tussads Wax Museum, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in Times Magazine
  • Miss World remains the only major beauty pageant where a country successfully held the title for consecutive years: Sweden (1951-52), United Kingdom (1964-65), and India (1999-2000).
  • India is the only country to have both Miss Universe and Miss World crowns in the same year twice- 1994 (Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai) and 2000 (Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra). France, Australia and Venezuela have won both Miss World and Miss Universe crowns in the same year once: 1953, 1972 and 1981 respectively. The Philippines should have achieved this in 1973 if the Miss World title was offered to the first runner up after the winner was dethroned.
  • Australia and India has both won Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific all in the same year - 1972 and 2000 respectively.
  • Though unplaced in Miss World, contestants Georgina Rizk (Miss Universe 1971), Angela Visser (Miss Universe 1989), and Mpule Kwelagobe (Miss Universe 1999) were all Miss Universe title holders. Michelle McLean (Miss Universe 1992) from Namibia was a finalist at the 1991 Miss World pageant in Atlanta and went on to win the 1992 Miss Universe crown in Bangkok.
  • The longest reign by any Miss World titleholder belongs to the first winner, Kiki Håkansson, which lasted for 475 days (almost 16 months). The shortest reign was that of Gabriella Brum, which lasted just 18 hours before she resigned in 1980. Officially, the shortest reign, from the time of her crowning until she passes the title to her successor, belongs to 2005 winner Unnur Birna of Iceland, who reigned for just 294 days (less than 10 months) by the time she crowned Taťána Kuchařová of the Czech Republic on September 30, 2006.
  • Other notable contestants who made impacts in the show business on an international level are Lynda Carter (USA, semi-finalist, 1972) know as Wonder Woman and Maggie Cheung (Hong Kong, semi-finalist, 1983).
  • Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai from India is often touted as the most beautiful woman on the earth. She is one of the most popular actresses of India and is currently working on many international projects like Chaos with Meryl Streep and Last Legion which is about to release soon.
  • Miss World 2004 had the whole world voting for the new Miss World. It was for the first time that a major international event had popular votes were considered for choosing the winner.
  • Miss World chairperson Julia Morley scrapped the swimsuit competition from the finals from the year 1998. She said that beachwears must be wore on beaches only. However, she contradicted herself from the year 2004 because from that year all the contestants present themselves in bikinis on the stage during the finals.

Aishwarya Rai (Tulu-Kannada: ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ ರೈ, Devanāgarī: ऐश्वर्या राय, IPA: ) (born November 1, 1973), is an award winning Indian actress. ... Map showing countries which have won at least one title from the Big Four as of 2006. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... Sushmita Sen (Shushmita Shen, Hindi, सुश्मिता सेन, Suśmitā Sen) was born on November 19, 1975 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. ... Aishwarya Rai (Tulu-Kannada: ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ ರೈ, Devanāgarī: ऐश्वर्या राय, IPA: ) (born November 1, 1973), is an award winning Indian actress. ... Lara Dutta, (born April 16, 1978) is an Indian actress, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and the 2000 Miss Universe. ... Priyanka Chopra (Hindi: प्रियंका चोपड़ा, born 18 July 1982) is a two-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian actress. ... 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Miss World 2007: the official website - 2005 preview - grand final (728 words)
The Final of Miss World 2006 was the ultimate night of glamour and style, with six ravishing new queens of beauty being chosen.
Miss World 2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir was on hand to place the coveted crown on the head of the new Miss World 2006.
The President of Warsaw was also in attendance to present the new Miss World with a scroll dedicating Tat’ana as an honorary ambassador for the city of Warsaw, entrusting her to carry a message of peace around the world.
Miss World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2003 words)
Miss World started as the Festival Bikini Contest, in honour of the recently introduced swimwear of the time, but was called Miss World by the press.
Miss World's national preliminaries are conducted by their license-holders, who hold the franchise to use the "Miss World" name in their country.
The 55th staging of Miss World in Sanya, China in 2005 meant that for the first time, all the major beauty pageants were staged in the same continent (Asia): Miss Universe in Thailand, Miss Earth in the Philippines, and Miss International in Japan.
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