Miss World

beauty contest

Miss World is an international beauty pageant that started in 1951.[1][2] It is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. The contest was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley, and run as part of the Mecca Leisure Group.[3][4] Since his death in 2000, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs the pageant.[5]

Miss World
Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersLondon, England
Official language
Julia Morley
Key people
Eric Morley
WebsiteOfficial website

With its rivals Miss Universe and Miss Earth, this is one of the most publicised beauty contests in the world.[6]

The winner spends a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes. The current Miss World is Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica who was crowned on December 14, 2019, in London, England, United Kingdom. She is the fourth Jamaican woman to win Miss World. Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign.

Recent Winners

Year Country/Territory Winner Venues Entrants
2021   Poland Karolina Bielawska San Juan, Puerto Rico 97
2020 No pageant Due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019   Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh London, England 111
2018   Mexico Vanessa Ponce Sanya, China 118
2017   India Manushi Chhillar Sanya, China 118
2016   Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle Maryland, United States 117


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