Miss World 2000
|Miss World 2000|
Miss World 2000 Titlecard
|Date||30 November 2000|
Rebecca de Alba
|Entertainment||Bryan Ferry, Bond, S Club 7|
|Venue||Millennium Dome, London, UK|
|Broadcaster||Five, Zee TV|
|Debuts||Belarus, England, Moldova, Northern Ireland|
|Withdraws||Guyana, Latvia, St. Maarten, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Zambia|
|Returns||Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, Curaçao, Denmark, Namibia|
The pageant was the first since the death of pageant owner Eric Morley, whose widow Julia Morley assumed responsibility for the event. The pageant had 95 contestants, the highest number of Miss World participants ever. This was surpassed in 2003.
The pageant was won by Priyanka Chopra of India, at the young age of 18. In the history of the Miss World Priyanka Chopra is the youngest contestant to win the pageant. She is the fifth Indian Miss World and the second consecutive winner from her country. Internationally, Chopra reigned alongside Miss Universe 2000 titleholder Lara Dutta and Miss Asia Pacific 2000 titleholder Dia Mirza, both also of India. This was the first time since 1994 that Miss World and Miss Universe came from the same country and was one of two times in the history of the pageant that Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Asia Pacific (all three major categories) are all from the same country; in 1994 the two titleholders were also Indians, Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe) and Aishwarya Rai (Miss World). Chopra was the third Indian winner of Miss World in four years.
|Miss World 2000|
Order of Semi-finalists 
- United States
Order of Finalists 
Continental Queens 
- Asia: Priyanka Chopra (India)
- Europe: Giorgia Palmas (Italy)
- Americas: Katja Thomsen (Uruguay)
- Africa Yolanda Masinde (Kenya)
- Caribbean Isles: Jozaine Marianella Wall (Curaçao)
Special Awards 
- Best World Dress Designer: Margarita Kravtsova (Kazakhstan)
American Virgin Islands - Luciah Hedrington
Japan - Mariko Sugai
National pageant notes 
Returning countries and Debuts 
- Belarus, England, Moldova, and Northern Ireland competed in Miss World for the first time.
- Barbados, and Denmark last competed in Miss World 1995.
- Namibia last competed in Miss World 1997.
- British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, and Curaçao last competed in Miss World 1998.
Withdrawals and Nations not competing 
- Guyana, Seychelles, Swaziland, and Zambia did not compete in Miss World 2000.
- Latvia (Dina Kalandarova) withdrew at the last minute for personal reasons. She competed in Miss World in 2001.
- No national pageants were held in 2000 in Thailand and St. Maarten.
Contestant notes and Trivia 
- Two delegates were later runners-up at the Miss Earth 2001 pageant. Margarita Kravtsova (a finalist) placed second runner-up at Miss Earth and third runner-up was Daniella Stucan, who was unplaced at Miss World 2000. Stucan later competed at Miss Universe 2007 where she was also unplaced.
- A number of other contestants had previously competed in the Miss Universe pageant or would later compete at Miss Universe:
- Sarybel Velilla Cabeza (Puerto Rico) competed at Miss Universe 1996;
- Renee Henderson of Australia competed at Miss Universe 1998;
- Heather Joy Hamilton had previously made the semi-finals at Miss Universe 2000 but was unplaced at Miss World. Joke van de Velde (Belgium), Gilda Jovine (Dominican Republic), Mia de Klerk (Namibia), Matilda Kerry (Nigeria) were unplaced in both pageants;
- Jacqueline Bush (Cayman Islands), Sandra Rizk (Lebanon) and Mahara Brigitta McKay (Switzerland) competed at Miss Universe 2001;
- Angelique Breaux (United States) was Miss California USA 1999 and second runner-up at Miss USA 1999.
- 8 out of 10 countries which made it into the semifinals, were not in the semifinals last year: Italy (1973), Uruguay (1979), Kenya (1984), Colombia (1996), Turkey (1997), and Chile (1998). Kazakhstan and Ukraine made into the semi-finals for the first time, marking as the third and fourth nation from the former Soviet Union to enter in this stage of the competition. Ukraine debuted in 1992, while Kazakhstan in 1998.
- In the final question round, Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra gave an erroneous answer. Still, she impressed everyone enough to win the Miss World crown.
Background Music 
- Group 1 - A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
- Group 2 - My Girl - Temptations
- Group 3 - More Than A Woman - 911
- Group 4 - Dreams - Gabrielle
- Group 5 - My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
- Group 6 - You To Me Are Everything -
- Group 7 - How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
- Group 8 - She's A Lady - Tom Jones
SWIMWEAR GROUP 1
EVENING GOWN GROUP 1