Miss World 1956

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Miss World 1956
Date 15 October 1956
Presenters Eric Morley
Venue Lyceum Theatre, London, UK United Kingdom
Entrants 24
Debuts Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa, and Tunisia
Withdraws Australia, Ceylon, Cuba, Honduras, and Monaco
Returns Egypt, Switzerland, and Turkey
Winner Petra Schürmann

Miss World 1956, the 6th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 15 October 1956 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 24 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Petra Schürmann, represented Germany. She was crowned by Miss World 1955, Susana Duijm of Venezuela.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.
Final Results Contestant
Miss World 1956
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  Japan - Midoriki Tokura
4th Runner-up
5th Runner-up



Returning countries and Debuts[edit]

  • Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, and Tunisia competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Egypt, Switzerland, and Turkey last competed in 1954.

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