Miss World 1993

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Miss World 1993
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Miss World 1993 Titlecard
Date 27 November 1993
Presenters Pierce Brosnan, Doreen Morris, Gina Marie Tolleson, Kim Alexis
Venue Sun City Entertainment Center, Sun City, South Africa South Africa
Entrants 81
Placements 10
Debuts Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia
Withdraws Greenland, Hungary, Peru, Romania, Seychelles, Ukraine, Zambia
Returns Honduras, Zimbabwe
Winner Lisa Hanna
 Jamaica

Miss World 1993, the 43rd edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 27 November 1993 at the Sun City Entertainment Centre in Sun City, South Africa. The pageant attracted 81 contestants from all over the world. This is the second consecutive staging of the pageant in Sun City. The event was hosted by actor and future James Bond, Pierce Brosnan. The winner was Lisa Hanna of Jamaica. She was crowned by Miss World 1992, Julia Kourotchkina of Russia.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1993
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Semi-finalists

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
  •  India - Karminder Kaur-Virk
Miss Personality
  •  Italy - Barbara Chiappini
Miss Photogenic

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 10
Top 5
1. Philippines
2. Croatia
3. South Africa
4. Venezuela
5. Jamaica

Contestants[edit]

Nation Contestant Age Hometown
 American Virgin Islands Suzanne Palermo 21 St. Thomas
 Argentina Viviana Carcereri 19 Mendoza
 Aruba Christina van der Berg 18 Noord
 Australia Karen Ann Carwin 23 Brisbane
 Austria Jutta Ellinger 23 Vienna
 Bahamas Jacinda Saye Francis 18 Nassau
 Belgium Stephanie Meire 23 Bruges
 Bermuda Kellie Hall 22 Somerset
 Bolivia Claudia Lorena Arrieta Justiniano 18 Santa Cruz
 Brazil Lylia Virna Menezes Soriano 18 Alagoas
 British Virgin Islands Kaida Donovan 18 Tortola
 Bulgaria Vera Roussinova 17 Sofia
 Canada Tanya Lynn 22 Toronto
 Cayman Islands Audry Elizabeth Ebanks 20 Grand Cayman
 Chile Jessica Miroslava Eterovic Pozas 20 Punta Arenas
 Republic of China Virginia Long Wei-Yen 19 Taipei
 Colombia Silvia Isabel Durán Angarita 23 Bucaramanga
 Costa Rica Laura Odio Salas 19 San José
 Croatia Fani Čapalija 18 Split
 Curaçao Sally Daflaar 19 Willemstad
 Cyprus Maria Magdalini Valianti 19 Larnaca
 Czech Republic Simona Smejkalova 19 Prague
 Denmark Charlotte Als 22 Copenhagen
 Dominican Republic Lynn Alvarez Klinken 21 Concepción de La Vega
 Ecuador Dana Saab Saab 19 Guayaquil
 El Salvador Beatriz Eugenia Henríquez Pinto 21 San Salvador
 Finland Janina Frostell 20 Kuhmo
 France Véronique de la Cruz 19 Guadeloupe
 Germany Petra Klein 19 Ludwigshafen
 Gibraltar Jennifer Jane Ainsworth 18 Gibraltar
 Greece Mania Delou 19 Athens
 Guam Gina Burkhart 18 Sinajana
 Guatemala María Lucrecia Flores Flores 24 Guatemala City
 Holland Hilda van der Meulen 22 Oudeschoot
 Honduras Tania Brüchmann Escoria 18 Tegucigalpa
 Hong Kong May Lam Lei-Mei 20 Hong Kong Island
 Iceland Guðrún Hreiðarsdóttir 19 Reykjavík
 India Karminder Kaur-Virk 20 Chandigarh
 Ireland Pamela Flood 22 Dublin
 Israel Tamara Porat 18 Tel Aviv
 Italy Barbara Chiappini 18 Piacenza
 Jamaica Lisa Hanna 18 Kingston
 Japan Yoko Miyasaka 22 Tokyo
 Korea Lee Seung-yeon 24 Seoul
 Latvia Sigita Rude 19 Liepāja
 Lebanon Ghada El Turk 21 Keserwan
 Lithuania Jurate Mikutaite 21 Kaunas
 Macau Isabella Silva 20 Macau
 Malaysia Jacqueline Ngu 23 Kuala Lumpur
 Malta Susanne-Mary Borg 17 Mosta
 Mauritius Viveka Babajee 20 Beau Bassin
 Mexico Elizabeth Margain Rivera 22 Mexico City
 Namibia Christalene Barbara Kahatjipara 20 Windhoek
 New Zealand Nicola Johanna Brighty 20 Auckland
 Nigeria Helen Ntukidem 22 Lagos
 Norway Rita Omvik 21 Kongsvinger
 Panama Aracelys Cogley Preston 23 Colón
 Paraguay Claudia Florentín Fariña 19 Asunción
 Philippines Ruffa Gutierrez 19 Manila
 Poland Aleksandra Spieczyńska 19 Wrocław
 Portugal Ana Luisa Barbosa Moreira 20 Porto
 Puerto Rico Ana Rosa Brito Suárez 23 San Juan
 Russia Olga Sysoeva 19 Moscow
 Singapore Desiree Chan Fam Yin 20 Singapore
 Slovakia Dana Vojtechovska 20 Košice
 Slovenia Metka Albrecht 18 Postojna
 South Africa Palesa Jacqueline Mofokeng 21 Soweto
 Spain Araceli García Eugenio 23 Madrid
 Sri Lanka Chamila Wickremesinghe 22 Colombo
 Swaziland Sharon Richards 20 Mbabane
 Sweden Karen Victoria Silvstedt 19 Bollnäs
  Switzerland Patricia Fässler 19 Zürich
 Thailand Matoros Kato Leaudsakda 18 Bangkok
 Trinidad and Tobago Denyse Michelle Paul 23 San Fernando
 Turkey Emel Yildirim 19 Istanbul
 Uganda Linda Bazalaki 20 Kampala
 United Kingdom Amanda Louise Johnson 19 Nottingham
 United States Maribeth Brown 23 Boston
 Uruguay María Fernanda Navarro Guigou 20 Montevideo
 Venezuela Mónica Lei Scaccia 22 Caracas
 Zimbabwe Karen Amanda Stally 19 Harare

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Slovakia competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Zimbabwe last competed in 1982.
  • Honduras last competed in 1991.

Withdrawals[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • Czechoslovakia split into two countries: both Czech Republic and Slovakia sent representatives.
  • Croatia made it to the semi-finals for the first time, placed as a finalist, and received the "Queen of Europe" award.
  • This is the first time that no European or North American country made it to the final 3.
  • This is the first that a contestant who received the "Queen of Caribbean" award won the Miss World title.
  • France, who failed to make into the semi-finals in Miss Universe 1993, surprisingly made into the semi-finals in Miss World.
  • All Latin American countries (except Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela) introduced themselves in Spanish.
  • Curaçao, Italy, Japan, and Turkey introduced themselves in their native languages.
  • Aruba, Bermuda, Curaçao, Israel, Mauritius, Netherlands, Paraguay, and Sri Lanka entered the Parade of Nations on stage.
  • During the evening gown competition a part of the dress worn by Miss United States got caught in her heel.
  • Half the number of countries which made it into the semi-finals, were not in the semi-finals last year: Philippines (1986), Korea and Sweden (1988), France and Jamaica (1991), and Croatia (first time since its debut in 1992, finishing in fourth place).
  • Mauritius (Viveka Babajee), who later became a prominent actress in India, committed suicide on 26 June 2010 at her Bandra residence in Mumbai, India. She also competed in the 1994 Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines where she ranked among the top 25 but failed to be a semi-finalist by only 0.236 marks and got involved in the infamous Metro Manila Film Festival.
  • Puerto Rico, Ana Rosa Brito Suárez, also competed at Miss Universe 1997 where she was a semi-finalist, finishing 8th.
  • Philippines makes their highest performance since being first runner-up in 1973, and last seen at the top 10 in 1986.

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