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Miss World
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Formation

July 29, 1951

Key people

Eric Morley (Founder)
Julia Morley (President)

First pageant

July 29, 1951
Lyceum Theatre, London, England, United Kingdom
(won by Kiki Håkansson from Sweden)

Recent pageant

December 14, 2019
ExCeL London, London, England, United Kingdom
(won by Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica)

Upcoming pageant

2022
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Miss World is the oldest-running international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his death in 2000, Morley's widow, Julia Morley, has co-chaired the pageant. Along with Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

Editions[]

Year Date Venue Winning country Titleholder Broadcaster(s)
1951 July 29 Lyceum Theatre, London, England, United Kingdom Sweden Kiki Håkansson N/A
1952 November 14 May-Louise Flodin
1953 October 19 France Denise Perrier
1954 October 18 Egypt Antigone Costanda
1955 October 20 Venezuela Susana Duijm
1956 October 15 Germany Petra Schürmann
1957 October 14 Finland Marita Lindahl
1958 October 13 South Africa Penelope Anne Coelen
1959 November 10 Netherlands Corine Rottschäfer BBC
1960 November 8 Argentina Norma Cappagli
1961 November 9 United Kingdom Rosemarie Frankland
1962 November 8 Netherlands Catharina Lodders
1963 November 7 Jamaica Carole Crawford
1964 November 12 United Kingdom Ann Sidney
1965 November 19 Lesley Langley
1966 November 17 India Reita Faria
1967 November 16 Peru Madeleine Hartog-Bel
1968 November 14 Australia Penelope Plummer
1969 November 27 Royal Albert Hall, London, England, United Kingdom Austria Eva Rueber-Staier
1970 November 20 Grenada Jennifer Hosten
1971 November 10 Brazil Lúcia Petterle
1972 December 1 Australia Belinda Green
1973 November 23 United States Marjorie Wallace
1974 November 22 United Kingdom (resigned) Helen Morgan
South Africa (assumed) Anneline Kriel
1975 November 20 Puerto Rico Wilnelia Merced
1976 November 18 Jamaica Cindy Breakspeare
1977 November 17 Sweden Mary Stävin
1978 November 16 Argentina Silvana Suárez
1979 November 15 Bermuda Gina Swainson
1980 November 13 Germany (resigned) Gabriella Brum Thames Television
Guam (assumed) Kimberley Santos
1981 November 12 Venezuela Pilín León
1982 November 18 Dominican Republic Mariasela Álvarez
1983 November 17 United Kingdom Sarah-Jane Hutt
1984 November 15 Venezuela Astrid Carolina Herrera
1985 November 14 Iceland Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir
1986 November 13 Trinidad and Tobago Giselle Laronde
1987 November 12 Austria Ulla Weigerstorfer
1988 November 17 Iceland Linda Pétursdóttir
1989 November 22 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Poland Aneta Kręglicka Asia Television
1990 November 8 London Palladium, London, England, United Kingdom United States Gina Tolleson E!, Thames Television
1991 December 28 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States Venezuela Ninibeth Leal E!
1992 December 12 Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa Russia Julia Kourotchkina E!, SABC
1993 November 27 Jamaica Lisa Hanna
1994 November 19 India Aishwarya Rai
1995 November 18 Venezuela Jacqueline Aguilera
1996 November 23 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India Greece Irene Skliva E!, Zee TV
1997 November 22 Plantation Club, Mahé, Seychelles India Diana Hayden E!, Star World, SBC
1998 November 26 Lake Berjaya Mahé Resort, Mahé, Seychelles Israel Linor Abargil E!, SBC
1999 December 4 Olympia London, London, England, United Kingdom India Yukta Mookhey E!, Channel 5
2000 November 30 Millennium Dome, London, England, United Kingdom Priyanka Chopra
2001 November 16 Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa Nigeria Agbani Darego E!, SABC 3
2002 December 7 Alexandra Palace, London, England, United Kingdom Turkey Azra Akın E!
2003 December 6 Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China Ireland Rosanna Davison E!, CCTV
2004 December 4 Peru María Julia Mantilla
2005 December 10 Iceland Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir
2006 September 30 Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland Czech Republic Taťána Kuchařová E!, TVP
2007 December 1 Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China China Zhang Zilin E!, SMG
2008 December 13 Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Russia Ksenia Sukhinova E!, SABC 3, Challenge
2009 December 12 Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino E!, SABC 3
2010 October 30 Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China United States Alexandria Mills E!, CCTV
2011 November 6 Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London, England, United Kingdom Venezuela Ivian Sarcos E!, ITV
2012 August 18 Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos City, China China Yu Wenxia E!, CCTV
2013 September 28 Bali Nusa Dua International Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia Philippines Megan Young E!, Star World, RCTI
2014 December 14 ExCeL London, London, England, United Kingdom South Africa Rolene Strauss E!, London Live
2015 December 19 Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China Spain Mireia Lalaguna E!, Phoenix Television
2016 December 18 MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle E!, London Live
2017 December 18 Sanya City Arena, Sanya, China India Manushi Chhillar E!, DirecTV
2018 December 8 Mexico Vanessa Ponce E!, London Live, CCTV
2019 December 14 ExCeL London, London, England, United Kingdom Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh E!, London Live, Univision
2020 No competition held due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 2022 José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico TBA TBA Reelz, London Live, Univision, TeleOnce
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