Miss World 1992

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Miss World 1992
MW1992 - SABC.png
Miss World 1992 Titlecard
Date 12 December 1992
Presenters Billy Dee Williams, Jerry Hall, Doreen Morris, Suanne Braun, Deborah Shelton
Venue Sun City Entertainment Center, Sun City, South Africa  South Africa
Broadcaster SABC
Entrants 83
Placements 10
Debuts Croatia, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine
Withdraws Belize, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya, Peru, Yugoslavia
Returns Bermuda, Canada, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia
Winner Julia Kourotchkina
 Russia
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss World 1992, the 42nd edition of the Miss World pageant was held on 12 December 1992 in Sun City Entertainment Center, Sun City, South Africa. The winner was Julia Alexandrovna Kourotchkina from Russia. She was crowned by Miss World 1991, Ninibeth Leal of Venezuela.

Results[edit]

Finals results Contestant
Miss World 1992
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up [1]
4th Runner-up
Top 10

Order of Semi-finalists[edit]

Order of Finalists[edit]

  • 1. Russia
  • 2. Poland
  • 3. South Africa
  • 4. United Kingdom
  • 5. Venezuela

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Personality
Miss Photogenic

Continental Queens[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

83 Contestants[edit]

Nation Contestant Hometown
 Argentina Claudia Andrea Bertona Cordoba
 Aruba Solange Noelle Nicolaas Savaneta
 Australia Rebecca Simic Sydney
 Austria Kerstin Kinberg Graz
 Bahamas Jody Barbara Weech Bimini
 Belgium Sandra Joine Antwerp
 Bermuda Dianne Lorraine Mitchell Pembroke
 Bolivia Veronica Pino Tarija
 Brazil Priscilla Maria Furlan Sao Paulo
 British Virgin Islands Bisa Smith Tortola
 Bulgaria Elena Draganova Sofia
Canada Canada Nina Khilji Toronto
 Cayman Islands Pamela Joanne Ebanks Grand Cayman
Chile Chile Paula Caballero Fernandez Santiago
 Taiwan Cheng Wei-Wei Taipei
 Colombia Wguerddy Alejandra Oviedo Vargas Santa Fe
 Costa Rica Marisol Soto Alarcon San Jose
 Croatia Elena Suran Dubrovnik
 Curaçao Cristina Bakhuis Willemstad
 Cyprus Maria Kountouris Nicosia
 Czechoslovakia Gabriela Harsanyova Košice
 Denmark Anja Hende Brond Aalborg
 Dominican Republic Gina Maria Rojas Mañon Concepción de La Vega
 Ecuador Stephanie Krumholz de Menezes Guayaquil
 El Salvador Raquel Cristina Duran San Salvador
 Finland Petra Enrika von Hellens Turku
 France Linda Hardy Nantes
 Germany Carina Jope Frankfurt
 Gibraltar Michelle Torres Gibraltar
 Greece Eugenia Paschalidi Athens
 Greenland Laali Lyberth Nuuk
 Guam Michelle Cruz Santa Rita
 Guatemala Ana Maria Johanis Iglesias Guatemala City
 Holland Gabrielle van Nimwegen Valkenburg
 Hong Kong Patsy Lau Yan-Ling New Territories
 Hungary Bernadette Papp Szombathely
 Iceland Maria Run Haflidadóttir Reykjavík
 India Celine Shyla Lopez Bangalore
 Ireland Sharon Ellis Cork
 Israel Ravit Asaf Tel Aviv
 Italy Paola Irrera Messina
 Jamaica Julie Anne Bradford Houghton Kingston
 Japan Kaoru Kikuchi Tokyo
 Korea Lee Mi-young Seoul
 Latvia Zane Valicka Cēsis
 Lebanon Nicole Bardawil Keserwan
 Macau Ho Lok-I Macau
Malaysia Malaysia Fazira Wan Chek Kuala Lumpur
 Malta Noelene Micallef Fgura
 Mauritius Sarasvadee Rengassamy Central Flacq
Mexico Mexico Carmen Lucia Lehman Fernandez Mérida
 Namibia Linda Sharon Schulz Windhoek
New Zealand New Zealand Karly Donne Kinnaird Dunedin
 Nigeria Sandra Guenefred Petgrave Lagos
Norway Norway Kjersti Brakestad Oslo
 Panama Michelle Marie Harrington Hasbun Panama City
 Paraguay Lourdes Magdalena Zaracho Asuncion
Philippines Philippines Marina Pura Santos Benipayo Manila
 Poland Ewa Wachowicz Krakow
 Portugal Fernanda Manuela Santos Lisbon
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Lianabel Rosario Centeno Trujillo Alto
 Romania Camelia Ilie Bucharest
 Russia Julia Kourotchkina Moscow
 Seychelles Myrna Chantal Hoareau La Digue
 Singapore Jennifer Wong Singapore
 Slovenia Natasa Abram Koper
 South Africa Amy Kleinhans Cape Town
 Spain Samantha Torres Waldron Ibiza
 Sri Lanka Ishara Abelashini Makolange Colombo
 Swaziland Candy Litchfield Mbabane
 Sweden Ulrika Johansson Sollentuna
  Switzerland Valerie Bovard La Tour-de-Peilz
 Thailand Metinee Kingpayome Bangkok
 Trinidad & Tobago Renee Garib St. Joseph
 Turkey Ozlem Kaymaz Istanbul
 Uganda Olga Nampima Rukungiri
 Ukraine Oksana Sabo Kiev
United Kingdom United Kingdom Claire Elizabeth Smith Chester
 United States Sharon Flynn Belden Miami
 Uruguay Leonora Irene Dibueno Fenocchi Montevideo
 US Virgin Islands Leah Webster St. Thomas
Venezuela Venezuela Francis del Valle Gago Aponte Caracas
 Zambia Elizabeth Mwanza Lusaka

Trivia[edit]

Returning countries and Debuts[edit]

  • Croatia, Russia, Slovenia, and Ukraine competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Zambia last competed in 1974.
  • Seychelles last competed in 1975.
  • Bermuda, and Uganda last competed in 1989.
  • Canada, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka last competed in 1990.

Withdrawals and Nations not competing[edit]

Other Notes[edit]

  • 1992 marked the first year that no Asian country made it to the Top 10. Israel did make it, but competed as part of Europe since 1989.
  • The preliminary scores were no longer presented.
  • Philippine representative Marina Santos Benipayo was a last minute replacement for original representative Marilen Espino who had to withdraw due to an illness just days before her departure.
  • United Kingdom, Claire Elizabeth Smith, was also the host of Miss World 2001 in Sun City and 2002 in London.
  • United States, Sharon Flynn Belden, competed as Miss Florida in Miss USA 1992, but failed to make it into the semi-finals.
  • Belgium, Sandra Joine, was born in Kinshasa, Zaire to Belgian parents.
  • Holland, Gabrielle van Nimwegen, celebrated her 21st birthday during the Miss World 1992 finals.
  • Half the number of countries which made it into the semi-finals were not in the semi-finals last year: Denmark (1986), Israel (1987), United Kingdom (1989), Finland and Poland (1990), Russia (first year competing), Bahamas (first time since first appearance in 1966).

Changes in Miss World[edit]

  • Awards for Miss Personality and Miss Photogenic were given to the contestants after a one-year absence.
  • Miss World lost its franchise with Thames Television, since operations of the said network had declared their closure at the end of that year.
  • Peter Marshall, Miss World host since 1980, was no longer hosting the competition.
  • In the Parade of Nations, the contestants introduced themselves in swimsuits (inset) with their national costumes while parading themselves around the Palace of the Lost City grounds for the first time. Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela did not speak English, while Curaçao, Iceland, South Africa, and Zambia were escorted by South African tribal men without their own national flags.
  • Preliminary swimsuit and scoring were eliminated in the competition; thus, ten semi-finalists would be chosen based on the judges' decision.
  • Interviews of the semi-finalists were not handled in the competition; instead, they gave a speech during the evening gown competition as to why they deserved to become Miss World.
  • The five finalists would each pick the name of the judge at random, who would then ask his/her question to the finalist.

Crossovers[edit]

Miss Universe[edit]

Miss International[edit]

Miss Chinese International[edit]

References[edit]

External sources[edit]