Miss World 1999

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Miss World 1999
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Miss World 1999 Titlecard
Date 4 December 1999
Presenters Ulrika Jonsson, Melanie Sykes
Venue Olympia Hall, London, UK United Kingdom
Broadcaster Five
Entrants 94
Placements 10
Debuts Scotland, Wales
Withdraws British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, Curaçao, Mauritius
Returns Bangladesh, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Kenya, Latvia, Madagascar, Romania, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Thailand
Winner Yukta Mookhey

Miss World 1999, the 49th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 4 December 1999 at the Olympia Hall in London. The pageant was hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and model Melanie Sykes. The 1999 pageant attracted 94 delegates from all over the world. The 1999 pageant also marked the first time that Scotland and Wales fielded their respective delegates. At the end of the event, Miss India Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World 1999 crown at 22. She was crowned by her predecessor Linor Abargil of Israel.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1999
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
Best Designed Evening Dress

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 10
Top 5
1. Israel
2. Liberia
3. Venezuela
4. India
5. South Africa



Group order[edit]





  • Scotland and Wales competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Guyana last competed in 1989.
  • Madagascar last competed in 1990.
  • Iceland and Sri Lanka last competed in 1994.
  • Bangladesh, Romania, and Tahiti last competed in 1996.
  • Honduras, Latvia, and Thailand last competed in 1997.

Withdrawals and Nations not competing[edit]

  • British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, and Curaçao did not compete for unknown reasons.
  • Northern Ireland withdrew at the last minute for personal and private reasons.

Other notes[edit]

  • Honduras, Japan, Madagascar, Angola, and Uruguay introduced themselves in their native languages.
  • Preliminary swimsuits were held in Malta for the second time after 12 years.
  • This is the first time that the contestants were introduced in evening gowns. Israel, Jenny Chervoney (placed 4th in Miss World 1999) won the Best Evening Dress Award.
  • England, Nicola Willoughby, still represented as United Kingdom in Miss World because of Northern Ireland's last-minute withdrawal.
  • Thailand, Karnala Kumpu Na Ayuthaya, was the 3rd runner-up in Miss Thailand World 1997.
  • 7 out of 10 countries which made it into the semi-finals, were not in the semi-finals last year: Liberia (1964), Norway and Spain (1988), Croatia (1995), Venezuela (1996), and India (1997). Estonia made into the semi-finals for the first time since its debut in 1994.
  • Philippines, Lalaine Edson, was just a replacement for Miriam Quiambao who was sent to Miss Universe 1999. Originally Miriam Quiambao was to represent Philippines in the Miss World 1999 Pageant but was replaced by Lalaine Edson. Later, Miriam Quiambao who was Philippines' representative to the Miss Universe 1999 was 1st runner-up.
  • South Africa, Sonia Raciti, was a finalist in Miss Universe 1999.


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