Miss World 1994

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Miss World 1994
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Miss World 1994 Titlecard
Date 19 November 1994
Presenters Richard Steinmetz, Suanne Braun, and Bronson Pinchot
Venue Sun City Entertainment Center, Sun City, South Africa South Africa
Entrants 87
Placements 10
Debuts Bangladesh,China PR, Estonia
Withdraws Aruba, Bermuda, El Salvador, Honduras, Lithuania, Malta, Namibia, Uganda, Uruguay
Returns Botswana, Ghana, Hungary, Kenya, Peru, Romania, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Tahiti, Tanzania, Ukraine
Winner Aishwarya Rai
 India
Personality Patinya Thongsri
 Thailand
Best National Costume Irene Ferreira
 Venezuela
Photogenic Aishwarya Rai
 India

Miss World 1994, the 44th edition of the Miss World was held on 19 November 1994 and marked the third consecutive staging of Miss World in Sun City, South Africa. The pageant attracted 87 contestants from around the world. At the end of the night, Aishwarya Rai of India, at the time a 21-year-old architecture student,[1] was crowned the new Miss World. She was crowned by Miss World 1993, Lisa Hanna of Jamaica. Earlier that year, another Indian, Sushmita Sen had won the Miss Universe title, securing the two leading international beauty pageants for India in 1994.

Results[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1994
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Semi-finalists

Order of Semi-finalists[edit]

Order of Finalists[edit]

  • 1. Zimbabwe
  • 2. India
  • 3. Croatia
  • 4. South Africa
  • 5. Venezuela

Special awards[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.
Award Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Personality
Miss Photogenic

Continental Queens[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Judges[edit]

  • Eric Morley - Chairman, Miss World Organization
  • Eileen Ford - founder, Ford Model agency
  • Ron Moss - Actor, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Katherine Kelly Lang - Actress, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Patrick Lichfield - Photographer
  • Marsha Rae Ratcliff - Entertainer and Variety Clubs Ambassador
  • Charles Dance - Actor (International Stage, Film and Television)
  • Iman - international supermodel
  • Herb Ritts - Photographer
  • Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane - Daughter of Nelson Mandela
  • Tony Leung Ka-fai - Actor,L'amant

87 contestants[edit]

Country/Territory Contestant Hometown
 Argentina Miriam Elizabeth Nahon Buenos Aires
 Australia Skye-Jilly Edwards Hobart
 Austria Bianka Engel Graz
 Bahamas Deanna Tamara North Nassau
 Bangladesh Anika Taher Dhaka
 Belgium Ilse de Meulemeester Brussels
 Bolivia Mariel Gabriela Arce Taborga Cochabamba
 Botswana Hazel Kutlo Mmopi Gaborone
 Brazil Valquiria Melnik Blicharski Curitiba
 British Virgin Islands Khara Michelle Forbes Tortola
 Bulgaria Stella Ognianova Sofia
 Canada Shawna Roberts Calgary
 Cayman Islands Anita Lilly Bush Grand Cayman
 Chile Yulissa Macarena del Pino Pinochet Santiago
 China PR Pan Tao Shenzhen
 Colombia Maria Eugenia González Ponce de León Popayán
 Costa Rica Silvia Ester Muñoz Mata Puntarenas
 Croatia Branka Bebic Dubrovnik
 Curaçao Marisa Corine Bos Willemstad
 Cyprus Johanna Uwrin Limassol
 Czech Republic Lenka Belickova Karlovy Vary
 Denmark Sara Maria Wolf Copenhagen
 Dominican Republic Claudia Franjul González Santo Domingo
 Ecuador Diana Margarita Noboa Gordon Guayaquil
 Estonia Auli Andersalu Tallinn
 Finland Mia Marianne Forsell Askola
 France Radiah Latidine Cayenne
 Germany Marte Helberg Munich
 Ghana Matilda Aku Alomatu Accra
 Gibraltar Melissa Berllaque Gibraltar
 Greece Evangelia (Evi) Adam Athens
 Guam Chalorna Freitas Agana
 Guatemala Sonia Maria Rosales Vargas Zacapa
 Holland Joshka Bon Amsterdam
 Hong Kong Annamarie Wood Lai-Ming Hong Kong
 Hungary Timea Farkas Záhony
 Iceland Birna Bragadóttir Álftanes
 India Aishwarya Rai Mumbai
 Ireland Anna Maria McCarthy Dublin
 Israel Shirly Swarzberg Tel Aviv
 Italy Arianna Novacco Trieste
 Jamaica Johanna Simone Ulett Kingston
 Japan Shinobu Sushida Miyazaki
 Kenya Josephine Wanjiku Mbatia Nairobi
 Korea Chae Yeon-hee Seoul
 Latvia Daina Tobija Riga
 Lebanon Lara Badaoui Keserwan
 Macau Chen Ji-Min Macau
 Malaysia Rahima Orchient Yayah Kuala Lumpur
 Mauritius Marie Priscilla Mardaymootoo Port Louis
 Mexico Claudia Hernández Rodríguez Nayarit
 New Zealand Shelley Jeannine Edwards Hastings
 Nigeria Susan Hart Benue
 Norway Anne Lena Hansen Oslo
 Panama Carmen Lucía Ogando Ginono Colón
 Paraguay Jannyne Elena Peyrat Scolari Asunción
 Peru Marcia Pérez Marcés Lima
 Philippines Caroline Subijano Manila
 Poland Jadwiga Flank Bielsko-Biała
 Portugal Leonor Filipa Correia Leal Rodrigues Lisbon
 Puerto Rico Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica Aguas Buenas
 Romania Leona Dalia Voicu Bucharest
 Russia Anna Malova Moscow
 St. Lucia Yasmine Lyndell Walcott Castries
 St. Vincent & the Grenadines Cornise Yearwood Georgetown
 Seychelles Marquise David Victoria
 Singapore Pickard Angela Lee Kim Mei Singapore
 Slovakia Karin Majtanova Bratislava
 Slovenia Janja Zupan Ljubljana
 South Africa Basetsane Makgalemele Johannesburg
 Spain Virginia Pareja Garófano Barcelona
 Sri Lanka Nushara Rusri Pramali Fernando Colombo
 Swaziland Stephanie Wesselo Mbabane
 Sweden Sofia Andersson Stockholm
  Switzerland Sarah Briguet Lausanne
 Tahiti Vaea Christine Sandra Olanda Papeete
 Chinese Taipei Joanne Wu Chung-Chun Taipei
 Tanzania Aina William Maeda Dodoma
 Thailand Patinya Thongsri Bangkok
 Trinidad & Tobago Anabel Thomas Port of Spain
 Turkey Pinar Altug Istanbul
 Ukraine Nataliya Vasyliyivna Kozytska Kiev
 United Kingdom Melanie Abdoun London
 United States Kristie Harmon Georgia
 US Virgin Islands Jessalyn Pearsall St. Thomas
 Venezuela Irene Ferreira Caracas
 Zimbabwe Angeline Musasiwa Harare

Returning countries and Debuts[edit]

  • Bangladesh, China PR and Estonia competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Tanzania last competed in 1967.
  • Botswana last competed in 1974.
  • St. Lucia last competed in 1975.
  • Tahiti last competed in 1985.
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines last competed in 1989.
  • Peru last competed in 1990.
  • Ghana and Kenya last competed in 1991.
  • Hungary, Romania, Seychelles and Ukraine last competed in 1992.

Withdrawals[edit]

  • Bermuda, Honduras, Lithuania, Malta, Namibia, Uganda and Uruguay failed to send their delegates in Miss World.
  • El Salvador lost its franchise and sponsorship for Miss World until 2003.

Crossovers[edit]

Miss Universe[edit]

Miss Internationals[edit]

Miss Chinese International[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • Argentina, Austria and Bolivia introduced themselves in their native languages.
  • Republic of China changed the name of sash as Taiwan (R.O.C.).
  • This is the first time that the Parade of Nations were held in the Palace of the Lost City grounds during day time.
  • Zimbabwe made into the Top 5 Finals for the first time.
  • 6 out of 10 countries which competed in the semi-finals, were not competed in the semi-finals last year: Belgium (1983), Greece (1973), India (1991), Malaysia (1979), United Kingdom (1992), and Zimbabwe (1982).
  • Philippines makes its first back to back appearance at the top 10 (being 2nd runner up last year).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miss World, Toledo Blade, 20 November 1994.

External sources[edit]