Miss World 2004
Miss World 2004, the 54th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 4 December 2004 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China. The 2004 pageant marks the second straight year. Rosanna Davison of Ireland crowned her successor María Julia Mantilla of Peru. 107 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown marking at that time, the biggest turnout in the pageant's 54-year history. That record was held until Miss World 2008. 107 contestants participated in Miss World 2004. Fiji Austria – Silvia Hackl - She withdrew at the last minute for personal reasons, due to the fact that she lost all her luggage after arriving in Sanya and the rude treatment that MW officials give to her. Northern Marianas- Tracy Lynn D. De Rosario - Due to financial problems and lack of Sponsorship. Uruguay - María Jimena Rivas Fernández - Due to visa problems. Algeria - Karmen Hamdaoui Armenia - Lusine Tovmasyan Congo Democratic Republic – Nelly Dembo Osongo - Due to lack of Sponsorship and visa problems.
However she competed a year at Miss World 2005. Guatemala - Damaris Stephanie García Guerrero Malawi - Florence Zeka Mongolia - Sodtuya Chaadrabal MozambiqueNever confirmed American Virgin Islands Andorra Belize Lesotho Swaziland Tunisia Aruba - Miss Aruba 2003, Fatima Salie was unable to compete in Miss Universe & Miss World 2004 due problems with her nationality, she was replaced by Luisana Nikualy Cicilia. Estonia - Mari-Liis Sallo Germany - Claudia Hein India - The winner of Femina Miss India World 2004, Lakshmi Pandit gave up the crown to 2nd Runner-Up - Sayali Bhagat, after it was discovered that she gave false information about her age and lied about her alleged marital status. Mauritius - Connie Ross Holland changed its name to Netherlands. Contestants who competed or will be competing at international beauty pageants: Pageantopolis – Miss World 2004
Miss World 2005
Miss World 2005, the 55th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 10 December 2005 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China. María Julia Mantilla of Peru crowned her successor Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland. 102 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. All contestants competed in three "fast track" events, Beach Beauty, Miss Talent, Beauty With a Purpose contests; the winner of each competition became one of the fifteen pageant semi-finalists. Angola – Claudia Mariza Manuel Santana Finland – Saana Johanna Anttila – She withdrew at the last minute after a few days competing for unknown reasons. No Shows Algeria – Nesrine Melbani Andorra – Lourdes Fernández Kazakhstan – Miss Kazakhstan 2005, Dina Nuraliyeva did not compete for unknown reasons; however she participated in Miss Universe 2006 and Miss World 2009 where she became Top 16. Macau – Cheong Wai Nei Paraguay – Emilce Rossana Gómez Cabral Tahiti – Rhea Bessette Togo – Edwige Grace Madzé Badakou – Due to lack of Sponsorship and visa problems.
She won Miss World Cup 2006 later. Turks and Caicos – Kelly Eastwood Zimbabwe – Lorraine Maphala – Due lack of Sponsorship and visa problems; however she participated a year at Miss World 2006. Following countries were never confirmed their participation Antigua and Barbuda – No contest Austria – Isabella Stangl Belarus – No contest due to the fact that the Miss Belarus contest is a bi-annual pageant. Belize – No contest Cayman Islands – No contest Chile – No contest Curacao – Rychacviana Coffie Egypt – Meriam George Honduras – Lissa Sáenz – Due to Sponsorship problems. Lithuania – No contest Cyprus – Nicole Temené Germany – Antonia Schmitz South Africa – Miss South Africa 2005 & Top 15 at Miss Universe 2005, Claudia Henkel was unable to participate because she had to crown her successor 2 days after the Miss World 2005 contest. Thailand – Miss World Thailand 2005, Angela McKay resigned her title just 10 days after winning because she wanted to pursue her studies and modeling work in New York City.
Her first runner up, Sirinda Jensen took over the Miss Thailand World 2005 title. Pageantopolis – Miss World 2005
Viveka Babajee was a Mauritian model and actress. She held the titles of Miss Mauritius World 1993 and Miss Mauritius Universe 1994, she was best known for her KamaSutra condom advertisements of the 1990s, for her involvement in the so-called Manila Film Festival scam of 1994. Babajee was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her apartment on 25 June 2010 at her Bandra residence in Mumbai; the police reports stated. The youngest of four sisters, Babajee was born in Port Louis, Mauritius on 27 May 1973, her mother was born in Hyderabad. Babajee came to India in the mid-1990s, she has a cousin sister Naaz Joshi, Miss World Diversity 2018. Babajee achieved success in India after her famous KamaSutra condoms commercials, she participated in music videos for Daler Mehndi's "Boom Boom", Harbhajan Mann's "Hai Meri Billo" and Abbey's "Phir Se". In 2009 her company, Cream Events, achieved success with the help of her ex-boyfriend and business partner, Kartik Jobanputra, she broke all ties with Cream Events.
As a model, Babajee walked the ramp for top designers including Ritu Kumar, Ritu Beri, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Rohit Bal, Suneet Varma, JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, many others. In January 2010, she started her own event management business and managed projects like the Arjun Khanna show by Taj Colaba, her company was named "VIBGYOR ENT". VIBGYOR is an acronym for the seven colors of the rainbow. Viveka Babajee had been an anchor for FTV India, she made her debut film appearance in Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat, co-starring with Deeksha and Krishna, released in 2002. Though the movie did poorly at the box office, Babajee's performance did not go unnoticed, she was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her apartment on 25 June 2010 at her Bandra residence in Mumbai. The police reports stated; the last entry in her diary, found next to her body, said, "you killed me, Gautam Vohra," and unconfirmed reports stated that she became depressed after separating from her boyfriend, Gautam Vohra. However, in 2012, the case was re-opened by police after Gautam Vohra was arrested in connection with a murder case.
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Miss World 2007
Miss World 2007, the 57th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 1 December 2007 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China. It was hosted by Angela Chow. Zhang Zilin of China succeeded Taťána Kuchařová of the Czech Republic; the 106 contestants recorded the official torch relay anthem Light the Passion, Share the Dream for the 2008 Olympic Games as a major co-operation between the Beijing Olympic Committee and Miss World Limited. The song had its first broadcast to a global audience at the 57th Miss World final on 1 December. In addition, to coincide with World AIDS Day, the pageant presented a special tribute to the fight against AIDS, with a televised speech from former South African President Nelson Mandela and the presence of his daughter and grandson, along with traditional dancers from South Africa who joined the contestants in a special song. Julia Morley – Chairwoman of the Miss World Organization Duncan James – Member of the boy band Blue, now an actor and TV presenter Annabel Croft – Former tennis star and television presenter Ben de Lisi – Renowned fashion designer Li Xiao Bai – managing director of New Silk Road Modelling Agency Bruce Zhao – Chairperson of the Huayu Group Makaziwe Mandela – Daughter of Nelson Mandela and philanthropist Neal Hamil – managing director of Elite Models Krish Naidoo – Miss World International Ambassador, works with many charitable organisations Elena Franchuk – Founder of the Anti-AIDS Foundation of Ukraine Albania – The Miss & Mister Albania organisation replaced Egla Harxhi, Miss Albania 2007, with Elda Dushi, for unknown reasons.
Belarus – Miss Belarus 2006 1st runner-up, Yulia Sindzeyeva, was supposed to compete in Miss World. A contract with the Japanese organisation prevents her from attending the Miss World contest. 2nd runner-up, Alena Aladka, took her place. Curaçao – Lisaika Everitz, Miss World Curaçao, was not accepted as Curaçao's entry to Miss World 2007 for not meeting the age requirements, she was replaced with Naemi Monte. Since Monte did not turn in the official application to the national organisation before the deadline established by Miss World Ltd, the franchiseholder appointed a new delegate: Mckeyla Richards. After this action, Naemi Monte decided to file a lawsuit against the franchiseholder, Reprod, to regain the right to represent the island at the international pageant. On 17 October, a jury decided in favour of Reprod. Latvia – Ina Avlasēviča, Miss Latvia 2006, competed in Miss World 2008; the organisation sent a former Miss Latvia, to that year's pageant. Vietnam – Miss Sea 2007 as well as Miss Vietnam World 2007's second runner-up Đặng Minh Thu was named by Elite Vietnam as the country's candidate at Miss World 2007.
They Earlier offered Miss World's ticket to Miss World Vietnamese 2007 Ngô Phương Lan, who turned it down to focus on her studies in Switzerland. American Virgin Islands – Esonica Veira She participated 4 years at Miss World 2011, where she became Top 15 and in Miss Supranational 2013 where she was 4th runner up, Miss Earth 2014 and Miss Universe 2017. Barbados – Natalie Griffith British Virgin Islands – Leilani Stevens - Financial problems. Chinese Taipei – Yen Chin Li Guernsey – Hannah McLaughlin Malawi – Peth Msinska Switzerland – Amanda Ammann, she was unplaced. The Miss Switzerland organization gave up their Miss World licence that year. Antigua & Barbuda Cambodia Congo Republic – Pupuce Ngalla Ibata, national director of Miss Congo was informed that Congo will not take part in Miss World 2007; the reason being because the Miss World Organization never replied to their application for the franchise. However, she will try to get the franchise next year. Congo DR Egypt Honduras Liberia – The Miss Liberia 2007/2008 is scheduled for 23 November 2007, just one week before the Miss World 2007 finals takes place.
Nicaragua Portugal Saint Lucia – Yasmin Walcott, national director of Miss Saint Lucia World, was informed that the island won't be represented in Miss World 2007. Sint Maarten – Fabiana Arnell, national director of Sint Maarten Queen's competition has informed that reports about Shanyra Richardson's participation in Miss World are not true, but she is interested in taking part in future Miss World competitions. Tahiti Uruguay Zambia Pageantopolis – Miss World 2007
Miss World 2013
Miss World 2013, the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 28 September 2013 at Bali Nusa Dua International Convention Center, South Kuta, Indonesia. 127 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown making the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Yu Wenxia of China crowned her successor Megan Young of the Philippines at the end of the event; this is the first time. The show was hosted by singer and supermodel Myleene Klass, theatre Producer Kamal Ibrahim and Actor Daniel Mananta, while television personality Amanda Zevannya and Steve Douglas provided commentary and analysis throughout the event. Britain's singer-songwriter Matt Cardle and Britain's Eurovision winner Blue performed during the competition. Contestants from 127 countries and territories competed in this year's Miss World pageant, surpassing the record of 118 contestants in 2017 and 2018, making the biggest in the Miss World beauty pageant's history. § People's Choice winner 127 delegates competed.
The judges for Miss World 2013 were: Julia Morley – Chairman of the Miss World Organization Donna Derby Derek Wheeler Mike Dixon – Musical director Andrew Minarik Vineet Jain Azra Akın – Miss World 2002 from Turkey Maurice Montgomery Haughton-James Ken Warwick Liliana Tanoesoedibjo – Owner and National Director of Miss Indonesia. Liestyana Irman Gusman Silvia Agung Laksono Coretta Kapoyos Bayuseno Chinese Taipei - The Miss Taiwan organisation decided to change their name at Miss World to Chinese Taipei. After they last use Chinese Taipei on Miss World 2008. Note: These countries were to debut or return at Miss World, but did not compete. Benin Madagascar Mozambique Rwanda São Tomé & Príncipe Bonaire Malawi Sierra Leone Suriname Belarus – Maryia Vialichka was appointed to represent Belarus, after no national pageant was held because the Miss Belarus pageant is a bi-annual event, it was last time held in 2012. Maria won the title of Miss Charity at the Miss Belarus 2012 pageant. British Virgin Islands – Kirtis Kassandra Malone was appointed as Miss World British Virgin Islands 2013.
The Miss World British Virgin Islands Committee acquired the franchise license from the Miss World organisation this year. Cyprus – Kristy Marie Agapiou was appointed to represent Cyprus, she was the 1st runner-up at the Star Cyprus 2011 pageant. Guyana – Ruqayyah Boyer was appointed Miss Guyana 2013 after Natasha Martindale became the new national director in Guyana. Iceland – Sigríður Dagbjört Ásgeirsdóttir was appointed to represent Iceland, she was the 2nd runner-up at the Ungfrú Island 2011 pageant. Kazakhstan – Aynur Toleuova was appointed to represent Kazakhstan, she was Miss Kazakhstan 2011. Korea – Park Min-ji was appointed to represent Korea, she was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss World Korea 2011 pageant. Mongolia – Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar was appointed as Miss World Mongolia 2013 after a casting call took place. Nicaragua – Luz Decena was appointed as Miss Mundo Nicaragua 2013 by Denis Davila, national director of Miss World in Nicaragua. Norway – Alexandra Backström was appointed as Miss World Norway 2013 after a casting call took place.
St. Kitts & Nevis – Trevicia Adams was appointed as Miss World St. Kitts & Nevis 2013 by Eversley Liburd & Joan Millard, national directors of Miss World in St. Kitts & Nevis. United States – Olivia Jordan, a native of Tulsa, was appointed to represent United States, she was the 1st runner-up at the Miss California USA 2013 pageant. Competed at Miss USA 2015 as Miss Oklahoma USA and won the title and competed at Miss Universe 2015 and placed as 2nd runner-up. Vietnam – Thảo Lại Hương was appointed to represent Vietnam; the permission was granted by the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, which authorises the international representation of the nation in events of any kind. Thảo was crowned Miss Sport Vietnam 2012. Zambia – Christine Mwaaba was appointed to represent Zambia, she was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Zambia 2010 pageant. Hong Kong – The reigning Miss Hong Kong Carat Cheung was replaced by her 1st runner-up Jacqueline Wong due to being over-age. Serbia – Nikolina Bojić was replaced by Aleksandra Doknić the 1st runner-up of Miss Serbia 2012, after being withdrawn because of her marriage to Canadian tennis player Frank Dancevic.
After protests from hard-line Islamic extremism groups threatened to force the pageant out of Indonesia, the national government announced that the finals would be moved from a venue near the capital city, to a venue on the predominantly Hindu island of Bali. Furthermore, Miss World Organization Chairperson Julia Morley replaced the "Beach Fashion" bikini swimsuit event, with a "Balinese Beach Fabric" sarong cloth event. Miss World official website
Miss World 2015
Miss World 2015, the 65th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 19 December 2015 at the outdoor arena of the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China. 114 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Rolene Strauss of South Africa crowned her successor Mireia Lalaguna of Spain at the end of the event, it was the first time in the history of Miss World that Spain won the pageant. § People's Choice winner 114 delegates competed in Miss World 2015. – 2015 contestants source: The judges panel for Miss World 2015 were: Julia Morley – Chairman of the Miss World Organization Mike Dixon – Musical Director Ken Warwick – Hollywood producer and executive producer and director of Miss World Andrew Minarik – head of the team for Miss World Hair & Beauty Donna Walsh – professional dancer and director Linda Pétursdóttir – Miss World 1988 from Iceland Agbani Darego – Miss World 2001 from Nigeria Azra Akın – Miss World 2002 from Turkey Zhang Zilin – Miss World 2007 from China PR Ksenia Sukhinova – Miss World 2008 from Russia Last competed in 2013: Belize – Jasmin Jael Rhamdas was appointed "Miss World Belize 2015" after a casting call was organised by Michael Arnold, national director of Miss World Belize.
Costa Rica – Angelica Reyes was appointed "Miss Costa Rica Mundo 2015" by Allan Aleman national director for Miss World in Costa Rica after a casting call was organised by Reinas de Costa Rica organisation franchise holder for Miss World in Costa Rica. Curaçao – Alexandra Krijger was appointed "Miss World Curaçao 2015" by Dushi-Magazine, franchise holders for Miss World in Curaçao after the pageant was not held due to lack of funding and sponsorships. Krijger was the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Curaçao World 2014 pageant. El Salvador – Marcela Santamaría was appointed to represent El Salvador by Liz De Castaneda, national director of Nuestra Belleza El Salvador after the national pageant was postponed until January 2016. Santamaría was crowned Reinado de El Salvador International 2011. Guyana – Lisa Punch was selected as Guyana's representative to Miss World 2015 by the national director of Miss World Guyana, Natasha Martaindale, after the Miss World Guyana 2015 pageant was cancelled due to lack of applicants and the upcoming General elections in Guyana.
Punch was chosen from the few applicants who applied for the pageants 2015 edition before it was cancelled. She was a finalist at ABC's Rising Star show. Korea – Jung Eun-ju was appointed "Miss World Korea 2015" by Park Jeong-ah, national director of Miss World Korea, after the pageant was postponed to late November this year. Jung was the 1st runner-up at the Miss World Korea 2014 pageant. Macedonia – Emilija Rozman was appointed "Miss Makedonija 2015" by Lidija Velkovska, national director of Miss Macedonia pageant. Norway – Fay Teresa Vålbekk was appointed "Miss World Norway 2015" at a casting call held by Morten Sommerfeldt, national director of Miss World Norway. Vålbekk was the 1st runner-up at the Frøken Norge 2011 pageant. Paraguay – Giovanna Cordeiro was chosen "Miss Mundo Paraguay 2015" by Promociones Gloria, franchise holders for Miss World in Paraguay. Nuestra Belleza Paraguay was not held this year due to lack of time in organising the pageant hence the representatives to various international pageants were chosen in a closed door election from the contestants of Nuestra Belleza Paraguay 2014.
Cordeiro was the 3rd runner-up at Nuestra Belleza Paraguay 2014. Romania – Natalia Onet was appointed "Miss World Romania 2015" by Ernest Hadrian Böhm the president of Miss World Romania after a casting call was organised by ExclusivEvent agency franchise holders for Miss World in Romania. St. Kitts & Nevis – Jackiema Flemming was appointed "Miss World St. Kitts & Nevis 2015" by Eversley Liburd and Joan Millard, franchise holders for Miss World in St. Kitts & Nevis. Flemming was the 2nd runner-up at the St. Kitts & Nevis National Carnival Queen Pageant 2014–2015. Samoa – Latafale Auva'a, the reigning Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands, was appointed to represent Samoa at Miss World 2015 by Ulalemamae Te'eva Matafai, national director of Miss World Samoa. US Virgin Islands – Jahne Issac was appointed "Miss US Paraside World 2015" after a casting call was held by Miss US Paraside organisation. Albania – Kristina Bakiu was appointed to represent Albania by Vera Grabocka, President of Miss & Mister Albania after she decided to replace Daniela Pajaziti for undisclosed reasons.
Bakiu was crowned Miss Universe Albania 2013, but was unable to compete at Miss Universe 2013 due to age issues. Brazil – Catharina Choi was crowned "Miss Mundo Brasil 2015", after Ana Luisa Castro the original winner voluntarily relinquished her title when it was discovered that she had been married to Belgian model and actor, Tanguy Backer before entering the pageant. Nunes was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Mundo Brasil 2015 pageant. Bulgaria – Veneta Kristeva was appointed "Miss World Bulgaria 2015" by the Miss Bulgaria organisation, as a replacement to Simona Evgenieva, Miss Bulgaria 2014, who will not be able to participate in Miss World because of a scheduling conflict with the Miss Bulgaria 2015 finals. Kristeva was crowned Miss Universe Bulgaria 2013. France – Hinarere Taputu was appointed "Miss World France 2015" by the national director of Miss France, Sylvie Tellier, as a replacement to Camille Cerf, Miss France 2015, who will not be able to participate in Miss World because of a scheduling conflict, as she crowns her successor on the same day as the Miss World 2015 finals.
Taputu was the 1st runner-up at the pageant. Netherlands – Margot Hanekamp was appointed to compete at Miss World 2015 by the Miss Nederland Organization when the winner of Miss Nederland 2015 pageant, Jessie Jazz chose to compete at Miss Universe 2015; this year the winner of Miss Nederland pageant was crowned
Miss World 1998
Miss World 1998, the 48th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 26 November 1998 at the Lake Berjaya Mahé Resort in Mahé Island, Seychelles. 86 delegates from around the world competed for the crown. Ronan Keating lead singer of Boyzone, MTV's Eden Harel hosted the event; this year's winner, Israel's Linor Abargil, revealed days after the competition that she was raped months before the pageant. She was crowned by Diana Hayden of India. Miss Malaysia, Lina Teoh is the cousin of the owner for Lake Berjaya Resort, Mahé. Angola Kazakhstan Sint Maarten Czech Republic – Kateřina Stočesová - She won the Queen of the World 1998 title and was unable to compete due to contract duties. Kazakhstan – Dana Tolesh France - Véronique Caloc was the first runner-up at Miss France 1998, representing Martinique, she was chosen to represent France at Miss World, while the winner of Miss France 1998, Sophie Thalmann, participated at Miss Universe 1998. Belize - Viola Jeffery - Due to lack of sponsors, she went to Miss Universe 1999.
Bonaire - Julina Felida - Due to lack of sponsors. She went to Miss Universe 1999. Honduras - The 3rd runner-up of the Miss Honduras 1997 pageant, Miriam Eloisa Vivas Luna was chosen to participate at Miss World 1998, but she wasn't able to travel to the contest due to the consequences of Hurricane Mitch in November of that year in Central America, she went to Miss Asia-Pacific 1998. Latvia - Evija Rucevska - She withdrew for personal reasons, but competed a year in Miss World 1999. Macau - No pageant held until 2008. Namibia - Miss Namibia 1998, Retha Reinders did not participate due to the lack of sponsorship. Iraq - Ban Kadret - She withdrew because of a disagreement between Eric Morley and the Miss Iraq organizers, due to sanctions placed on Iraq. Suriname - Miss Suriname 1998, Farah Breeveld did not participate due to the lack of sponsorship. Thailand - Lacked sponsorship to send a delegate. Pageantopolis – Miss World 1998