Miss World 1956

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

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 West Germany. She was crowned by Miss World 1955, Susana Duijm of Venezuela.


Miss World 1956 Top-6
Final Results Contestant
Miss World 1956
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  Japan - Midoriki Tokura
4th Runner-up
5th Runner-up


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.


Returning countries and Debuts[edit]

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

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