Miss World 1997

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Miss World 1997
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Miss World 1997 Titlecard
Date 22 November 1997
Presenters Richard Steinmetz, Khanyi Dhlomo-Mkhize
Venue Plantation Club, Seychelles Seychelles
Entrants 86
Placements 10
Debuts Cape Verde, Nepal
Withdraws Bonaire, Curaçao, Guam, Kenya, Macedonia FYRO, Nigeria, Romania, Tahiti
Returns Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Honduras, Malta, Namibia
Winner Diana Hayden
Personality Tanya Suesuntisook
Best National Costume Lauralee Martinovich
 New Zealand
Photogenic Diana Hayden

Miss World 1997, the 47th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 22 November 1997 in Baie Lazare, Seychelles. 86 delegates competed for the coveted crown. At the end of the event, India's Diana Hayden came out victorious. Hayden went on to win the Miss World 1997 pageant at the age of 24 crowned by Miss World 1996, Irene Skliva. Richard Steinmetz and Khanyi Dhlomo-Mkhize hosted the pageant, while Latin sensation Ricky Martin provided entertainment.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1997
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up[1]
4th runner-up

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Asia & Oceania

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Personality
Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume




  • Cape Verde and Nepal competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Egypt last competed in 1990.
  • Honduras, Malta, and Namibia last competed in 1993.
  • Bahamas and Cayman Islands last competed in 1995 after a 1-year recovery from financial and sponsorship crisis.

Withdrawals and Nations not competing[edit]

  • Nigeria did not compete because of sponsorship problems and scheduling conflict.
  • Curaçao failed to send a delegate.
  • Guam did not compete due to no pageant and funding.

Other notes[edit]


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