Miss World 1992
|Miss World 1992|
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|
|Debuts||Croatia, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine|
|Withdraws||Belize, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya, Peru, Yugoslavia|
|Returns||Bermuda, Canada, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia|
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.
- 1 Results
- 2 Special awards
- 3 Continental Queens
- 4 83 Contestants
- 5 Trivia
- 6 References
- 7 External sources
|Miss World 1992|
|3rd Runner-up ||
Order of Semi-finalists
Order of Finalists
- 1. Russia
- 2. Poland
- 3. South Africa
- 4. United Kingdom
- 5. Venezuela
|Best National Costume||
|Asia & Oceania||
|Argentina||Claudia Andrea Bertona||Cordoba|
|Aruba||Solange Noelle Nicolaas||Savaneta|
|Bahamas||Jody Barbara Weech||Bimini|
|Bermuda||Dianne Lorraine Mitchell||Pembroke|
|Brazil||Priscilla Maria Furlan||Sao Paulo|
|British Virgin Islands||Bisa Smith||Tortola|
|Cayman Islands||Pamela Joanne Ebanks||Grand Cayman|
|Chile||Paula Caballero Fernandez||Santiago|
|Colombia||Wguerddy Alejandra Oviedo Vargas||Santa Fe|
|Costa Rica||Marisol Soto Alarcon||San Jose|
|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|
|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|
|Iceland||Maria Run Haflidadóttir||Reykjavík|
|India||Celine Shyla Lopez||Bangalore|
|Israel||Ravit Asaf||Tel Aviv|
|Jamaica||Julie Anne Bradford Houghton||Kingston|
|Malaysia||Fazira Wan Chek||Kuala Lumpur|
|Mauritius||Sarasvadee Rengassamy||Central Flacq|
|Mexico||Carmen Lucia Lehman Fernandez||Mérida|
|Namibia||Linda Sharon Schulz||Windhoek|
|New Zealand||Karly Donne Kinnaird||Dunedin|
|Nigeria||Sandra Guenefred Petgrave||Lagos|
|Panama||Michelle Marie Harrington Hasbun||Panama City|
|Paraguay||Lourdes Magdalena Zaracho||Asuncion|
|Philippines||Marina Pura Santos Benipayo||Manila|
|Portugal||Fernanda Manuela Santos||Lisbon|
|Puerto Rico||Lianabel Rosario Centeno||Trujillo Alto|
|Seychelles||Myrna Chantal Hoareau||La Digue|
|South Africa||Amy Kleinhans||Cape Town|
|Spain||Samantha Torres Waldron||Ibiza|
|Sri Lanka||Ishara Abelashini Makolange||Colombo|
|Switzerland||Valerie Bovard||La Tour-de-Peilz|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Renee Garib||St. Joseph|
|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||Francis del Valle Gago Aponte||Caracas|
Returning countries and Debuts
- 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
- Belize - Melanie Smith
- Ghana - Jamilla Haruna Danzuru
- Honduras - Yanina Elizabeth Fajardo
- Kenya - Aisha Wawira Lieberg
- Peru - Ingrid Yrivarren Paz
- Yugoslavia - Romana Ridjan
- 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
- 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.
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- Miss Universe 1994: Uruguay
- Miss Universe 1998: American Virgin Islands
- Miss International 1992: Costa Rica, and Spain (semi-finalist)
- Miss International 1993: United Kingdom
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