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Miss Yugoslavia,Bernard Marovt, who had semi-nude photos published in a Yugoslav magazine, was allowed to participate at the Miss World 1983. Yugoslavia´s Bernad Marovt was the favourite alongside other names as Misses United Kingdom (Sarah-Jane Hutt), USA (Lisa Allred) and Jamaica (Catherine Levy).

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Miss Guyana-World 1967,Shakira Baksh,is currently married to renowned British actor Michael Caine,who won two Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actor (1986 and 1999).

On November 16,1967,Shakira Baksh was second runner-up at the Miss World in London, England.One of the the big favourites of the press and public, from the beginning, was Guyana´s Shakira Baksh.

Miss Guyana-World 1967 is considered by experts as one of the most beautiful misses of all times.

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Miss Colombia-World 1984, Angela Patricia Janiot Martirena, qualified for the semi-finals at the Miss World 1984. When asked by host Peter Marshall this question, “Do you admire any person in the United Kingdom”-Patricia Janiot responded, “My idol is Boy George. I would like to met singer Boy George”.Certainly, she loved listening and dancing to Boy George´s songs such as “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”, “Karma Chameleon”, and “Church Of The Poison Mind”.

Miss World 1984 was an event to change her life and open doors to numerous projects. Currently Patricia Janiot is one of the most recognised journalist in Latin America.Since 1992, she is a news presenter for Cable News Network (CNN).She was nominated to the Emmy Award.

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The Swedish beauty pageant industry is languishing since 1990. Sweden participation at Miss World started out well. Sweden won Miss World two years in succession (1951 and 1952). In 1977, Miss Sweden, Mary Stavin, was elected Miss World.

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On November 18, 1976, Cinthya “Cindy” Jean Breakspeare from Jamaica became the first naturalized citizen to be crowned Miss World.Cindy was born in Toronto, Canada.

After her reign, she married with famous singer and songwriter Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley.His famous song “Is This Love” was written by Bob Marley inspired by Miss World 1976´s romance.

Like Marlene Ottey (sportswoman) and Grace Jones (singer, supermodel,and actress), Cindy Breakspeare is a heroine in Jamaica, an ex-British colony in the Caribbean.

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Miss Venezuela, Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga, was crowned Miss World 1955. She travelled to London, being the first time that Venezuela would compete and won. She became the first Latin-American woman to win the title.Her title was celebrated by Venezuelans.

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Miss Bombay and Miss India 1966, Reita Faria, was crowned Miss World 1966, after her reining has been judge several times in the Miss World contest.

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The Miss World motto is “Beauty with Purpose”.

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On November 7,1963,Miss Liberia, Ethel Zoe Norman, became the first black woman to make the semi-finals at the Miss World.It was the first time in history that Liberia placed in Miss World.

In 1983, Miss Liberia-World, Annie Broderick, was elected “Miss Africa-World”.

On December 4, 1999, Miss Liberia, Sebah Esther Tubman, was 4th runner-up at the Miss World pageant.

Since 1980,Liberia is one of the World´s poorest countries.

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Miss Chile, Margot Montt, was one of the favourites at the Miss World 1986. Miss Chile-World, however, was a non semi-finalist at Miss World pageant.

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Like Georgina Rizk (Miss Lebanon-World 1970 and Miss Universe 1971) and Angela Vissers (Miss Holland-World 1988 and Miss Universe 1989), Miss Botswana-World,Mpule Kwelagobe, did not even make the semi-finals at the Miss World 1997 but she did win Miss Universe pageant in 1999.

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The president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo Manrique,was one of the first to congratulate the new Miss World 2004.Her name: Maria Julia “Maju” Mantilla Garcia, who was born in Trujillo, Peru.

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ON November 21, 1970, for the first time a black woman was crowned as Miss World. Her name: Jennifer Josephine Hosten from Granada, a small island in the Caribbean. Since the nobody Granadian has been semi-finalist.

In 1971, Miss American Virgin Islands, Cherry Raphaelia Creque said, “I began to believe blacks have a chance in beauty contests when a black girl won Miss World last year”.

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Lissette Diaz became the third Hispanic woman to be crowned Miss USA-World(2005). Ms. Diaz was also the first naturalized citizen to be crowned Miss USA-World.Lissette Diaz was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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On November 9, 1961, Miss Wales and Miss United Kingdom, Rosemarie Frankland, was the first delegate to win the title in her home country.

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An unprecedented three out of three finalists at Miss World 1967 were South American: Misses Peru (Madeleine Hartog-Bell), Argentina (Maria Sabaliuskas) and Guyana (Shakira Baksh).

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Unfortunately, Colombia has never won the Miss World pageant. South American country has been very close to conquer the title: the first time was in 1981 with Nini Johanna Soto Gonzalez who was the first runner-up, in 1983 Rocio Isabel Luna Flores with a first runner-up, in 1996 Carolina Arango Corrales with a first runner-up and in 2002 with Natalia Peralta Castro who was first runner-up too…

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On November 15, 1979, Miss Bermuda, Gina Ann Cassandra Swainson, was elected as Miss World in London, England.Going into the finals, the overwhelming favourite among the international press and beauty experts was Miss Bermuda, who was 1st runner-up at the Miss Universe 1979.She was intelligent, charismatic, beautiful and elegant.It was the first time that Bermuda, a small island in the Caribbean, was semi-finalist and won. Since Gina´s trimph Bermuda has had just 1 semifinalist in 1980.

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Japan,Italy,Canada,New Zealand,Spain,Mexico,South Korea, Philippines have never won the Miss World pageant.



Source by Alejandro Guevara Onofre

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