Miss World 1996

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Miss World 1996
MissWorld1996Logo.jpg
Miss World 1996 Titlecard
Date November 23, 1996
Presenters Richard Steinmetz and Ruby Bhatia
Venue M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India India
Entrants 88
Placements 10
Debuts Bonaire, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia
Withdraws Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Denmark
Returns Grenada, Kenya, Uganda, Uruguay, Yugoslavia
Winner Irene Skliva
 Greece
Personality Daisy Reyes
 Philippines
Best National Costume Anuska Prado
 Brazil
Photogenic Ana Cepinska
 Venezuela
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss World 1996, the 46th edition of the Miss World pageant took place on November 23, 1996 in the city of Bangalore, India. 88 contestants from all over the world took part in the prestigious pageant. By the end of the night, 18-year-old Irene Skliva of Greece took home the title. She was crowned by Miss World 1995, Jacqueline Aguilera of Venezuela.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1996
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Brazil - Anuska Valéria Prado
3rd runner-up [1]
4th runner-up
Top 10 Semifinalists

Special awards[edit]

  • Miss Personality: Daisy Reyes (Philippines)
  • Most Photogenic: Ana Cepinska (Venezuela)
  • Spectacular Dress: Anuska Prado (Brazil)
  • Spectacular Beach Wear: Yessica Salazar (Mexico)
  • Spectacular Evening Wear: Rani Jeyraj (India)

Continental Queens[edit]

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 5
  • 1. Venezuela
  • 2. Brazil
  • 3. India
  • 4. Greece
  • 5. Colombia

Judges[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Country/Territory Contestant Age
 American Virgin Islands Emoliere Williams 18
 Argentina Fernanda Fernández Ramírez 18
 Aruba Afranina Henriquez 20
 Australia Nicole Smith 24
 Austria Bettina Buxbaumer 23
 Bangladesh Rehnuma Dilruba 20
 Belgium Laurence Borremans 18
 Bolivia Andrea Mariana Forti Sandoval 19
 Bonaire Jhane Louise Landwier 18
 Bosnia & Herzegovina Belma Zvrko 18
 Botswana Joyce Manase 20
 Brazil Anuska Valeria Prado 20
 British Virgin Islands Ayana Glasgow 21
 Bulgaria Viara Kamenova 21
 Canada Michelle Weswaldi 19
 Chile Luz Francisca Valenzuela Höllzer 20
 Colombia Carolina Arango Corrales 19
 Costa Rica Natalia Carvajal Lorenzo 21
 Croatia Vanja Rupena 18
 Curaçao Yandra Angelica Faulborn 19
 Cyprus Maria Papaprodromou 19
 Czech Republic Petra Minářová 18
 Dominican Republic Idelsa Núñez Torres 21
 Ecuador Jennifer Lynn Graham Dumani 19
 Estonia Mari-Liis Kapustin 18
 Finland Hanna Hirvonen 20
 France Séverine Derouallé 22
 Germany Melanie Ernst 18
 Ghana Sheila Azuntaba 19
 Gibraltar Samantha Lane 17
 Greece Irene Skliva 18
 Grenada Aria Johnson 25
 Guam Aileen Maravilla 23
 Guatemala Maria Gabriela Rosales Castellaños 19
 Holland Petra Hoost 20
 Hong Kong Chillie Poon 24
 Hungary Andrea Deak 19
 India Rani Joan Jeyraj 21
 Ireland Niamh Marie Redmond 19
 Israel Talia Lewenthal 18
 Italy Mara de Gennaro 24
 Jamaica Selena Delgado 21
 Japan Miyuki Fujii 21
 Kenya Pritpal Kulwant Dhamu 18
 Korea Seol Soo-jin 21
 Latvia Anta Dukere 22
 Lebanon Nisrine Sami Nasser 22
 Lithuania Daiva Anuzyte 18
 Macau Guiomar Madeira da Silva Pedruco 22
 Republic Of Macedonia Vera Mesterovic 17
 Malaysia Qu-an How Cheok Kuan 20
 Mexico Yessica Salazar Gonzalez 21
 New Zealand Kelly-Rose Mischiewski 21
 Nigeria Emma Komlosy 19
 Norway Eva Sjøholt 24
 Panama Norma Elida Perez Rodríguez 21
 Paraguay Maria Ingrid Götze Scheunemann 22
 Peru Mónica Chacón de Vettori 21
 Philippines Daisy Garcia Reyes 20
 Poland Agnieszka Zielińska 20
 Portugal Ana Mafalda Schaefer de Almeida Santos 21
 Puerto Rico Marissa de la Caridad Hernández 21
 Romania Carmen Radoi 21
 Russia Viktoriya Tsapitsina 17
 Seychelles Christina Pillay 22
 Singapore Carol Tan 19
 Slovakia Linda Lencova 18
 Slovenia Alenka Vindiš 18
 South Africa Peggy-Sue Khumalo 21
 Spain Patricia Ruiz Fernández 19
 Swaziland Olive Healy 22
 Sweden Åsa Johansson 20
  Switzerland Melanie Winiger 17
 Tahiti Hinerava Hiro 18
 Taiwan Chen Hsiao-Fen 23
 Tanzania Shose Akare Sinare 20
 Thailand Sirinya Winsiri 17
 Trinidad & Tobago Sharda Ramlogan 23
 Turkey Serpil Sevilay Ozturk 19
 Uganda Sheba Kerere 19
 Ukraine Nataliya Shvachko 20
 United Kingdom Rachael Liza Warner 22
 United States Kelly Webber 20
 Uruguay Claudia Veronica Gallaretta Olmedo 19
 Venezuela Ana Cepinska Miszak 18
 FR Yugoslavia Slavica Krivokuca 18
 Zambia Alice Banda 21
 Zimbabwe Nomsa Ndiweni 19

Parade order[edit]

National pageant notes[edit]

Returning countries and debuts[edit]

  • Bonaire, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Grenada last competed in 1970 (with their representative Jennifer Hosten winning Miss World), and would not compete again until 2007 with Vivian Charlott Burkhardt making the semi-finals.
  • Yugoslavia last competed in 1991 after a 5-year civil war in which its nation was divided into independent states.
  • Uganda and Uruguay last competed in 1993.
  • Kenya last competed in 1994.

Withdrawals and nations not competing[edit]

  • Bahamas and Cayman Islands did not compete in Miss World because of financial problems.

Crossovers[edit]

Miss Universe[edit]

Miss International[edit]

Miss Earth[edit]

Miss Chinese International[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • Preliminaries were shot in India and in Seychelles.
  • Macau, Guiomar Madeira da Silva Pedruco, was the last of her four siblings in the Pedruco family who competed in Miss World. She then went on to compete in Miss Chinese International the following year, and make it to the top 5.
  • Dominican Republic returns to the semi-finals for the first time since Mariasela Alvarez won the first Miss World title for the Dominican Republic in 1982.
  • Nigeria's Emma Komlosy is the daughter of Patti Boulaye, and the first mixed-race winner (half-Hungarian) of her country's national pageant.
  • Thailand's Sirinya Winsiri is half-American with the name Cindy Burbridge.

Controversy[edit]

The event was organized by ABCL which was led by Amitabh Bachchan.[2] The beauty pageant saw resistance by several groups due to the perceived culture clash.[3][4][5][6] However due to support of the local government, the event was held successfully.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.missworld.com/History/1996/
  2. ^ Interview with Sunday editor Vir Sanghvi http://www.rediff.com/news/1996/2011virs.htm
  3. ^ Beauty Pageant Stirs Protestshttp://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-10-27/features/9610270123_1_miss-world-pageant-swimsuit-competition-indian-ocean
  4. ^ Mahila Jagran Manch, Bangalore vs State Of Karnataka And Others on 19 November 1996 http://indiankanoon.org/doc/1881411/
  5. ^ Show of protest http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/miss-world-contest-draws-flak-in-bangalore/1/282553.html
  6. ^ Indian police prepare for worst in beauty pageant clashhttp://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9611/22/india.miss.world/

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