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From 1951 To 2019: All The Stunning Women Who Won The Miss World Pageant!

From 1951 To 2019: All The Stunning Women Who Won The Miss World Pageant!

Conceptualised by Eric Morley, the Miss World pageant is the oldest-running international beauty contest. With participants from all across the world, it has continued to be one of the ‘Big Four’ international pageants, along with Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth. From the first Miss world ever to all those who scored the title of Miss World from India, here’s taking a look at the winners.

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    Miss World Winners From 2011-2019

    Before proceeding, here’s taking a look at the Miss World list for 2011-2019.

     

    Miss World 2019 –Toni-Ann Singh

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    Jamaican representative Toni-Ann Singh is the fourth woman from her country to take home the crown. She was also the winner at the talent round. 

    Place where she was crowned: London

    Date Of Birth: 1 February 1996

    Education: Graduate with a degree in Women's studies and Psychology

    Profession: Student

    Miss World 2018 –Vanessa Ponce de León

    In 2018, Vanessa made history by being the first-ever Mexican woman to win the prestigious Miss World title. She’s passionate about volunteering and has also been continuously involved with organizations that support people with disabilities.

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 7 March 1992

    Education: Degree in International Business

    Profession: Ran a project called "Na Vii” to aid the children of indigenous Mexican day labourers. 

    Miss World 2017– Manushi Chhillar

    Manushi Chhillar is the latest woman to win the crown and become a Miss World from India. She is also a professionally-trained Kuchipudi dancer and is set to start working in the movies. 

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 14 May 1997 

    Education: Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, National School of Drama

    Profession: Model and actress

    Miss World 2016– Stephanie Del Valle

    Miss World 2016– Stephanie Del Valle
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    This dark-haired stunner turned heads when she won the title in 2016. She visited India in June 2017 and was received very warmly. 

    Place where she was crowned: Washington D.C, USA

    Date Of Birth: 30 December 1996

    Education: Law and Communication at Pace University, New York City

    Profession: Student, model

    Miss World 2015– Mireia Lalaguna

    Mireia is the first woman to become the Miss World titleholder from Spain. 

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 21 November 1992 

    Education: Degree in pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 2014– Rolene Strauss

    This beauty from South Africa had been modelling since the age of 15. She even went on to win 'Elite Model Look, South Africa' the same year. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 22 April 1992 

    Education: Medicine at the University of the Free State

    Profession: Chairperson of The Strauss Foundation, an NGO.

    Miss World 2013– Megan Young

    The fourth American woman to win the crown held at the pageant in Indonesia, Megan has several talents up her sleeve.

    Place where she was crowned: Indonesia

    Date Of Birth: 27 February 1990 

    Education: Filmmaking

    Profession: TV show host, actor

    Miss World 2012-Yu Wenxia

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    This stunner from China is a powerhouse of talent. Besides being a professional Chinese folk singer, she is also an actress, television host, singer and model. In fact, she was the winner of the title of Miss Talent in the pageant. 

    Place where she was crowned:  Ordos City, Inner Mongolia

    Date Of Birth: 6 August 1989 

    Education: Chinese Folk Music at Harbin University/ Harvard University, USA

    Profession: Singer, model, actor

    Miss World 2011– Ivian Sarcos

    Yet again, another Venezuelan woman won the title of Miss World in 2011. Brought up in a convent by nuns, Ivian’s life story is one that is truly inspiring.

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 26 July 1989

    Education: Central University of Venezuela

    Profession: Model

    Miss World Winners From 2001-2010

    Take a look at the Miss world list from 2001-2010.

     

    Miss World 2010 – Alexandria Mills

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    This American stunner became the third woman from the United States to win the prestigious Miss World title. 

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya China

    Date Of Birth: 26 February 1992 

    Education: Homeschooled

    Profession: Model, Photographer

    Miss World 2009– Kaiane Aldorino

    Kaiane hails from the tiny country of Gibraltar and has had a serious political career after winning the Miss World crown in 2009. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 8 July 1986

    Education: Studied dance

    Profession: Mayor of Gibraltar

     

    Miss World 2008– Ksenia Sukhinova

    This towering Russian beauty (Ksenia is 5'11!) won the Miss World pageant held in Johannesburg. She is also an athlete and has been involved in callisthenics, swimming, and biathlon all her life.

    Place where she was crowned: Johannesburg

    Date Of Birth: 26 August 1987

    Education: Tyumenskiy Industrial Nyy Universitet

    Profession: Model, TV host

    Miss World 2007– Zhang Zilin

    The 2007 winner is a powerhouse of talent. Not only does she have a degree in science from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, but has also represented China in the field of sports at the international level.

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 22 March 1984

    Education: University of Science and Technology Beijing

    Profession: Model, Singer, Actress

    Miss World 2006-Taťána Kuchařová

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    The Czech Republic representative was the Miss World titleholder in the year 2006, going on to become a model and actor. 

    Place where she was crowned: Warsaw, Poland

    Date Of Birth: 23 December 1987

    Profession: Model, actor and singer

    Miss World 2005– Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir

    Before winning the Miss World title, Unnur studied to be a lawyer and an anthropologist, and also served as a police officer at Keflavík International Airport.

    Place where she was crowned:  Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 25 May 1984

    Education: Anthropology at the University of Ireland

    Profession: Actor, model, professional dancer,

     

    Miss World 2004– María Julia Mantilla

    Maria was studying to be a high school teacher before she won the title. She is a professional dancer and was also named Peruvian national champion of Triathlon and Pentathlon. 

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 10 July 1984

    Education: Tourism

    Profession: Actress, model, Peruvian national champion of Triathlon and Pentathlon.

    Miss World 2003– Rosanna Davison

    This stunner from Ireland went on to train as a nutritional therapist and has also written a bestselling book, titled Eat Yourself Beautiful.

    Place where she was crowned: Sanya, China

    Date Of Birth: 17 April 1984

    Education: Rathdown School, Glenageary, Dublin

    Profession: Actor, model, singer and writer

    Miss World 2002-Azra Akın

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    The Turkish-Dutch actress and dancer who was crowned in 2002 has also appeared on a season of Dancing With The Stars.

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 8 December 1981

    Profession: Actor, model and dancer

    Miss World 2001– Agbani Darego

    Agbani made history for becoming not only the first Nigerian to win the title, but also the first native African.

    Place where she was crowned: Sun City, South Africa

    Date Of Birth: 22 December 1982

    Education: University of Port Harcourt 

    Profession: Model

    Miss World Winners From 1991-2000

    Here’s taking a closer look at the Miss world list before we proceed to see who took home the Miss World pageant during the decade.

     

    Miss World 2000– Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra won the title of Miss World 2000 for India
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    Priyanka Chopra may not need any introduction, but her winning the title as another Miss World from India was a major milestone in her career. She has received several accolades for her acting, both on national and international levels, with TIME magazine naming her ‘100 most influential people in the world’. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 18 July 1982

    Education: Army Public School, Bareilly

    Profession: Actor

    Miss World 1999– Yukta Mookhey

    Indian beauty Yukta Mookhey added another crown by becoming a Miss World from India in the year 1999. She is also involved in social and charitable causes for the underprivileged.

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 7 October 1977

    Education: V. G. Vaze College, Mumbai

    Profession: Actor, model

    Miss World 1998 – Linor Abargil

    Linor Abargil was raped at knifepoint by her travel agent only a short while before she won the crown. After winning the Miss World title, she became an advocate against sexual violence.

    Place where she was crowned: Baie Lazare, Seychelles

    Date Of Birth: 17 February 1980

    Profession: Advocate against sexual violence

    Miss World 1997– Diana Hayden

    Another Miss World from India was Diana Hayden, who went on to pursue acting and modelling post her win.  

    Place where she was crowned: Baie Lazare, Seychelles

    Date Of Birth: 1 May 1973

    Education: St. Ann's High School in Secunderabad.

    Profession: Actor, model and author.

    Miss World 1996– Irene Skliva

    Miss World 1996– Irene Skliva
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    Irene won the laurel for her country Greece in the year 1996, making her the first Miss World titleholder from her country.

    Place where she was crowned: Bangalore, India

    Date Of Birth: 4 April 1978 

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1995– Jacqueline Aguilera

    Interestingly, Jacqueline also won the Top Model of the World title in 1995. Presently, she runs a modelling agency in her country.

    Place where she was crowned: Sun City, South Africa

    Date Of Birth: 17 November 1976

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1994 – Aishwarya Rai

    India’s Miss World, Aishwarya Rai needs no introduction. Considered the most beautiful woman in the world, Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title in 1994. Besides being a famous Bollywood actor and brand ambassador for several international brands, she has also won numerous awards. 

    Place where she was crowned: Sun City, South Africa

    Date Of Birth: 1 November 1973 

    Profession: Actor

    Miss World 1993– Lisa Hanna

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    The second beauty to win the prestigious title from Jamaica, Lisa went on to work in politics after her win. 

    Place where she was crowned: Sun City, South Africa

    Date Of Birth: 27 August 1975

    Education: University of the West Indies

    Profession: Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South East, served as Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture from 2012 to 2016.

     

    Miss World 1992– Julia Kourotchkina

    Post her 1992 win, this Russian beauty worked as an actress and modelled for several famous brands.

    Place where she was crowned: Sun City, South Africa

    Date Of Birth: 10 August 1974 

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1991– Ninibeth Leal

    Adding her name to the Miss World winner list, Venezuelan beauty Ninibeth won the coveted Miss World crown in 1991. 

    Place where she was crowned: Georgia, USA

    Date Of Birth: 26 November 1971

    Profession: Businesswoman, model.

    Miss World Winners From 1981-1990

    Here is the Miss World list of winners between 1981 and 1990.

     

    Miss World 1990– Gina Tolleson

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    Born in 1970, Gina won the Miss World title in 1990 at the event held in London. The American beauty later went on to become a very successful model.

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 4 June 1970

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1989 – Aneta Kręglicka

    Born in 1965, Aneta was the first and only woman from Poland to win this prestigious title.

    Place where she was crowned: Hong Kong

    Date Of Birth: 23 March 1965

    Profession: Professional dancer

    Miss World 1988– Linda Pétursdóttir

    Born in 1969, Linda was crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant in London, going on to own a spa named Baðhúsið for more than 20 years. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 27 December 1969

    Profession: Businesswoman

    Miss World 1987– Ulla Weigerstorfer

    This Austrian beauty was named the winner at the Miss World pageant that was hosted in London, UK on November 12, 1987. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, United Kingdom

    Date Of Birth: 16 August 1967 

    Profession: TV host and model.

    Miss World 1986– Giselle Laronde

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    Giselle was the first woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win this coveted title. She was awarded the Chaconia Medal and a BWIA plane was named after her. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 23 October 1963

    Education: University of London, Goldsmiths

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1985– Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir

    Icelandic beauty Hólmfríður was the first one from her country to win the title. She later worked at a local kindergarten in Iceland.

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 3 June 1963 

    Profession: Teacher

    Miss World 1984– Astrid Carolina Herrera

    Yet again, another Venezuelan beauty won the heart of the world by winning the title of Miss World. Astrid was also named Miss World Americas.

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 23 June 1964

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1983– Sarah-Jane Hutt

    What stood out about this Miss World titleholder from England was that she refused to admit that she was the most beautiful woman in the world. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 3 October 1964

    Education: Mountbatten School in Romsey, Hampshire

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1982– Mariasela Álvarez

    Miss World 1982– Mariasela Álvarez
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    This beauty from the Dominican Republic was the first from her country to be awarded the Miss World title. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 31 January 1960

    Profession: Architect, TV host

    Miss World 1981– Pilín León

    Pilín was crowned Miss World on November 12, 1981 in London and hailed from the country of Venezuela. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 19 May 1963

    Profession: Journalist and writer.

    Miss World Winners From 1971-1980

    See the Miss World winner list for the 70s.

     

    Miss World 1980-Kimberley Santos

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    This was a difficult year for the pageant winners. The first winner, Gabriella from Germany, resigned just 18 hours later, stating that her boyfriend was against her holding this title. The crown passed on to the first runner up, America's Kimberly, who's life took a tragic turn when her boyfriend shot himself upon hearing the news of her signing a modelling contract to go to Japan.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 21 August 1961 

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1979– Gina Swainson

    After she became the first Miss World titleholder from Bermuda, Gina’s representative country honoured her by putting her image on Bermudian postage stamps.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 6 June 1958

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1978– Silvana Suárez

    Silvana was the second stunner from Argentina to take the title back to her country, later going on to work in films. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 29 September 1958

    Education: High School

    Profession: Actor & model

    Miss World 1977– Mary Stävin

    Swedish beauty Mary bagged the third such title for her country in 1977. She has worked in several films, including two James Bond movies – Octopussy and A View to a Kill. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 20 August 1957 

    Profession: Actor and model

    Miss World 1976– Cindy Breakspeare

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    Born in 1954, Cindy made Canada proud by becoming the first woman from the country to win the prestigious title, later becoming a famous musician.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 24 October 1954 

    Education: Immaculate Conception High School

    Profession: Jazz musician

    Miss World 1975– Wilnelia Merced

    Born in 1957, Wilnelia became the first Miss World titleholder from Puerto Rico. She also founded a charity to help Puerto Rico’s underprivileged children.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 12 October 1957

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1974– Anneline Kriel

    The title of Miss World was first won by England's Helen Morgan in 1974. However, it was soon discovered that she was unmarried but had an eighteen-month-old child. She was stripped of her title and the crown was then passed on to South Africa's Anneline Kriel, who became a famous model.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 28 July 1955

    Education: University of Pretoria

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1973– Marjorie Wallace

    Marjorie Wallace was the first woman from the USA to win the title in 1973
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    Marjorie was the first woman from the United States of America to win the title in 1973. However, she faced scandal after scandal. She was stripped of her title after 104 days for not “fulfilling the basic requirements of the job”. The stunner was reportedly engaged to Formula One driver Peter Revson. However, she had an affair with the Welsh singer Tom Jones. This violated her contract and she was asked to step down from her role. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 23 January 1954

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1972 – Belinda Green

    Born in 1952, Belinda went on to become the second Australian who would be known as a Miss World titleholder. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 4 May 1952 

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1971 – Lúcia Petterle

    This gorgeous Brazillian bombshell, who won the world's heart in 1971, was a doctor by profession and helped underprivileged children by giving them medical care when required.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 31 October 1949

    Education: University Gama Filho

    Profession: Doctor

    Miss World Winners From 1961-1970

    Here’s how the Miss World list looked for the decade.

     

    Miss World 1970– Jennifer Hosten

    Miss World 1970– Jennifer Hosten
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    Jennifer was the first beauty to bag the Miss World title from the country of Grenada. However, her reign wasn't without controversy. There were rumours that she had won because of the influence exerted by the Prime Minister of her country, who was one of the judges. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 31 October 1947 

    Education: Carleton University

    Profession: Radio announcer, development worker, diplomat, author, and model.

    Miss World 1969– Eva Rueber-Staier

    Eva was the first Austrian beauty to take the crown back home to her country, later appearing in films like The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 20 February 1951

    Profession: Actor and model

    Miss World 1968– Penelope Plummer

    This Australian stunner won the Miss World title in 1968 and was a librarian by profession before she bagged the crown. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 26 October 1949

    Profession: Actor and model

    Miss World 1967- Madeline Hartog-Bel

    Born in 1946, Madeline was the first contestant from the country of Peru to bag the crown. She was also a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe 1966 contest.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 12 June 1940

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1966- Reita Faria

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    Reita made history by not only being the first to win the title of Miss World from India but also the first winner from Asia! She was previously crowned Miss Bombay and Eve’s Weekly Miss India, both in 1966. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 23 August 1943

    Education: Grant Medical College

    Profession: Physician and former model

    Miss World 1965– Lesley Langley

    The UK experienced a double whammy and had TWO Miss World winners from their country win the title back to back, Lesley being the second consecutive winner. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 26 March 1944

    Education: Reddam House Berkshire

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1964- Ann Sidney

    After finding her place amongst the Miss World titleholders, Ann Sidney went on to become a famous actor, appearing in movies like The Avengers, Performance, and Are You Being Served?

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 27 March 1944 

    Education: St. Aldhelm's Academy

    Profession: Actor, TV Host

    Miss World 1963– Carole Joan Crawford

    Carole made Jamaica proud by being crowned the first Miss World from the country. Interestingly, the Jamaica Post issued a set of stamps imprinted with her picture after she won the title.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 13 February 1943

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1962 – Catharina Lodders

    Miss World 1962 – Catharina Lodders
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    Hailing from the Netherlands, Catharina was crowned the winner in 1962. She had also won the title of Miss Holland previously.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 18 August 1942

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1961– Rosemarie Frankland

    The first Miss World winner from Wales, Rosemarie won the crown in 1961. She was a successful model and actor.

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 1 February 1943,

    Profession: Model and actor

     Miss World Winners From 1951-1960

    Take a look at the Miss World Pageant winners from 1951 to 1960.

     

    Miss World 1960– Norma Cappagli

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    From Buenos Aires in Argentina came Norma, one amongst the three Miss world titleholders from the country. She had also won the title of Miss Argentina previously.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 20 September 1939

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1959– Corine Rottschäfer

    It was a stunner from The Netherlands who won the Miss World title. She went on to have a very successful modelling career and launched her own modelling agency.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 8 May 1938

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1958– Penelope Anne Coelen

    This beauty won the coveted Miss World crown in the year 1958 in London. Besides being a model and actor, she also ventured into fashion, launching her own line of clothing and beauty products. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 15 April 1940 

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1957– Marita Lindahl

    Making her way to the Miss world list in 1957 was Marita, who won the coveted crown while representing Finland. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 7 October 1938

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1956 – Petra Schürmann

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    Born in 1956, Petra was the first German to bag the title of Miss World. From films to television and books--she was a powerhouse of talent. 

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 15 September 1933

    Profession: Model, actor and TV presenter

    Miss World 1955– Susana Duijm

    Susana Duijm was the first of the Miss World winners from Venezuela to bag the title, the first win by the country that was repeated for several successive years. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 11 August 1936

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1954– Antigone Costanda

    The fourth in the Miss World list was Antigone, born in Egypt. A model by profession, she went on to run her own interior designing company.

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 1934

    Profession: Model and designer

    Miss World 1953 – Denise Perrier

    Born in France in 1935, Denise was declared the winner of the Miss World pageant in 1953 after which she went on to become an actress, her most famous role being in the James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever.

    Place where she was crowned: London, UK

    Date Of Birth: 13 February 1935

    Profession: Model and actor

    Miss World 1952– May-Louise Flodin

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    The second winner of the Miss World title was a beauty called May-Louise Flodin. Like her predecessor, she was also Swedish. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 5 September 1934

    Profession: Model

    Miss World 1951–Kiki Haakinson

    The first Miss World title ever was held by Kiki Haakinson who hailed from Sweden. She was also crowned Miss Sweden the same year. 

    Place where she was crowned: London. UK

    Date Of Birth: 17 June 1929

    Profession: Model

    So, which one of these Miss World pageant beauty queens has inspired you the most?

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