Miss World 1951

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Miss World 1951
Date 29 July 1951
Presenters Eric Morley
Venue Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK United Kingdom
Entrants 26
Placements 5
Debuts Denmark, France, Holland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Winner Kicki Håkansson

Miss World 1951, the 1st edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 29 July 1951 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK. A total of 26 contestants competed for the inaugural Miss World title. The winner was Kiki Håkansson from Sweden.


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1951
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Holland - Sabine Aime di Angelo
4th runner-up


Foreign contestants[edit]

United Kingdom British contestants[edit]


Unknown names[edit]

  • The names of 10 of the 21 contestants from the United Kingdom remain unknown.

Other notes[edit]

  • Elayne Pryce (Britain) competed in Miss Europe 1949. She failed to place.
  • Aileen Chase (Britain) competed in Miss Universe 1952. She failed to place.
  • Doreen Dawne (Britain) would later compete in Miss World 1952. She failed to place.
  • Brenda Mee (Britain) would later compete in Miss World 1953. She failed to place.
  • Marlene Ann Dee (Britain) competed in Miss Europe 1953. She placed as the 1st runner-up.

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