Miss World 1990

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Miss World 1990
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Miss World 1990 Titlecard
Date 8 November 1990
Presenters Peter Marshall and Michelle Rocca
Entertainment Jason Donovan and Richard Clayderman
Venue London Palladium, London, UK United Kingdom
Broadcaster Thames Television
Entrants 81
Placements 10
Debuts Romania
Withdraws Bermuda, Republic of China, Ecuador, Guyana, Malaysia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Uganda
Returns Barbados, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cook Islands, Egypt, India, Madagascar, Uruguay
Winner Gina Tolleson
 United States
Personality Sabina Umeh
 Nigeria
Photogenic Sharon Luengo
 Venezuela
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results

Miss World 1990, the 40th edition of the Miss World pageant was held on 8 November 1990 in the London Palladium, London, United Kingdom. The winner was Gina Tolleson, representing the United States. She was crowned by Miss World 1989, Aneta Beata Kreglicka of Poland.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1990
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up [1]
4th Runner-up
Top 10

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Personality
Most Photogenic

Continental Queens[edit]

Continent Contestant
Africa
  •  Kenya - Aisha Lieberg
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 5
  1. Finland
  2. Ireland
  3. New Zealand
  4. USA
  5. Venezuela

Judges[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Nation Contestant Age Hometown Preliminary Score
 American Virgin Islands Keima Akintobi 17 Saint Thomas 37
 Argentina Romina Rosales 19 Buenos Aires 30
 Aruba Gwendolyne Charlotte Kwidama 20 Sint Nicolaas 41
 Australia Karina Brown 19 Sydney 39
 Austria Carina Friedberger 20 Eisenerz 33
 Bahamas Lisa Gizelle Strachan 19 Nassau 33
 Barbados Cheryl Jean Brewster 22 Saint Philip 30
 Belgium Katia Alens 23 Antwerp 33
 Belize Ysela Antonia Zabaneh 20 Independence 30
 Bolivia Daniela Domínguez 17 Tarija 31
 Brazil Karla Cristina Kwiatkowski 20 Curitiba 35
 British Virgin Islands Suzanne Spencer 22 Tortola 33
 Bulgaria Violeta Galabova 18 Sofia 31
 Canada Natasha Palewandrem 22 Ottawa 35
 Cayman Islands Bethea Michelle Christian 17 Grand Cayman 30
 Chile María Isabel Jara Pizarro 21 Santiago 35
 Colombia Angela Mercedes Mariño Ortiz 19 Bogotá 38
 Cook Islands Angela Manarang 23 Rarotonga 30
 Costa Rica Andrea Murillo Fallas 20 Heredia 31
 Curaçao Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger 23 Willemstad 33
 Cyprus Emilia Groutidou 18 Nicosia 30
 Czechoslovakia Andrea Roskovcová 19 Březnice 33
 Denmark Charlotte Christiansen 23 Copenhagen 35
 Dominican Republic Brenda Marte Lajara 21 Santo Domingo 30
 Egypt Dalia El Behery 20 Cairo 31
 El Salvador María Elena Henríquez 20 San Salvador 31
 Finland Nina Björkfelt 22 Turku 39
 France Gaëlle Voiry 21 Lyon 30
 Germany Christiane Stocker 23 Darmstadt 39
 Ghana Dela Tamakole 23 Accra 30
 Gibraltar Sarah Yeats 18 Gibraltar 33
 Greece Sophia Lafkioti 19 Athens 31
 Guam Mary Esteban 22 Dededo 32
 Guatemala María del Rosario Pérez Aguilar 25 Guatemala City 30
 Holland Gabrielle Stap 21 The Hague 46
 Honduras Claudia Bendaña McCausland 21 Tegucigalpa 30
 Hong Kong Elaine da Silva 18 Sai Kung 31
 Hungary Kinga Czuczor 20 Budapest 32
 Iceland Ásta Sigríður Einarsdóttir 19 Garðabær 30
 India Naveeda Mehdi 18 Bombay 35
 Ireland Siobhan McClafferty 20 Dublin 43
 Israel Ariela Tessler 18 Tel Aviv 30
 Italy Cristina Gavagnin 19 Trieste 32
 Jamaica Erica Aquart 20 Kingston 42
 Japan Tomoko Iwasaki 20 Shizuoka 30
 Kenya Aisha Wawira Lieberg 19 Embu 32
 Korea Ko Hyeon-jeong 19 Seoul 35
 Latvia Velga Bražņevica 23 Riga 38
 Luxembourg Bea Jarzyńska 18 Luxembourg City 30
 Macau Alexandra Paula Costa Mendes 19 Macau 30
 Madagascar Ellys Raza 20 Antananarivo 30
 Malta Karen Demicoli 18 Żejtun 30
 Mauritius Marie Desirée Audrey Pitchen 23 Beau Bassin 30
 Mexico Luz María Mena Basso 23 Mérida 39
 Namibia Ronel Liebenberg 22 Windhoek 30
 New Zealand Adele Valerie Kenny 17 Murupara 42
 Nigeria Sabina Ifeoma Umeh 21 Lagos 30
 Norway Ingeborg Kolseth 20 Hundorp 33
 Panama Madelaine Leignadier Dawson 20 Panama City 30
 Papua New Guinea Nellie Ban 23 Port Moresby 30
 Paraguay Alba María Cordero Rivals 21 Asunción 31
 Peru Gisselle Martínez Cuadros 21 Lima 39
 Philippines Antonette Elizalde Ballesteros 23 Manila 30
 Poland Ewa Maria Szymczak 23 Warsaw 41
 Portugal Filomena Paula Dias Miranda Marques 22 Lisbon 31
 Puerto Rico Magdalena Pabón 23 San Juan 35
 Romania Mihaela Raescu 22 Craiova 35
 Singapore Karen Frances Ng 17 Singapore 30
 Spain María del Carmen Carrasco García 22 Madrid 32
 Sri Lanka Angela Mary Jane Gunasekera 23 Colombo 30
 Sweden Daniela Jessica Maria Almen 19 Västerås 33
  Switzerland Priscilla Leimgruber 20 Bulle 30
 Thailand Panida Umsaard 19 Bangkok 30
 Trinidad & Tobago Guenevere Helen Kelshall 22 Port of Spain 34
 Turkey Jülide Ateş 19 Istanbul 41
 United Kingdom Helen Upton 19 Birmingham 38
 United States Gina Marie Tolleson 21 Charleston 49
 Uruguay María Carolina Casalia Abelia 19 Montevideo 32
 U.S.S.R. Lauma Zemzare 19 Moscow 36
 Venezuela Sharon Raquel Luengo González 19 Maracaibo 50
 Yugoslavia Ivona Brnelić 18 Rijeka 31

Continental groups order[edit]

National pageant notes[edit]

Returning countries and debuts[edit]

  • Romania competed in Miss World for the first time after the Miss World Organization allowed the nation to compete after a 24-year Revolution
  • Madagascar last competed in 1974
  • Brazil last competed in 1987
  • Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cook Islands, Egypt, India and Uruguay last competed in 1988

Withdrawals and nations not competing[edit]

  • Republic of China and Swaziland failed to send delegates to Miss World this year
  • Ecuador and Malaysia failed to send their delegates due to lack of sponsorship
  • Lebanon did not compete in Miss World due to a civil war

Crossovers[edit]

Miss Universe[edit]

Miss International[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • The preliminary swimsuit competition was held in Norway.
  • Gina Tolleson (United States) married celebrity star Alan Thicke, later divorced. She had been 1st runner-up in the Miss USA 1990 pageant as Miss South Carolina USA. She co-hosted Miss World 1991 with Peter Marshall.
  • Brenda Marte (Dominican Republic) came from the Dominican community in Queens, New York, United States.
  • Sarah Yeats (Gibraltar) and Priscilla Leimgruber (Switzerland) did not compete in Miss Universe 1991. Gibraltar lost its franchise with the Miss Universe Organization, while Miss Switzerland fell ill and withdrew at the last minute.
  • Karina Brown (Australia) is currently a hostess in various local television programs.
  • Ivona Brnelić (Yugoslavia) has lived and worked in London with some prominent celebrities like Tina Turner and Cher.
  • The Miss Universe Organization did not allow Sharon Luengo (Venezuela) to participate in Miss Universe 1991 for being the 2nd runner-up to Miss World 1990.
  • The Parade of Nations was arranged in alphabetical order, within each continental region: Africa, Asia & Oceania, Americas, Caribbean and Europe.
  • 7 out of 10 countries which made it into the semi-finals, were not in the semi-finals last year: Turkey (1976), Finland (1984), Jamaica (1985), New Zealand (1986), Holland (1987) and Venezuela (1988). Aruba (first time since its debut in 1964).

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