Miss World 2000

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Miss World 2000
Miss World 2000 Titlecard
Date 30 November 2000
Presenters Jerry Springer, Rebecca de Alba
Entertainment Bryan Ferry, Bond, S Club 7
Venue Millennium Dome, London, UK United Kingdom
Broadcaster Five, Zee TV
Entrants 95
Placements 10
Debuts Belarus, England, Moldova, Northern Ireland
Withdraws Guyana, Latvia, Sint Maarten, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Zambia
Returns Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, Curaçao, Denmark, Namibia
Winner Priyanka Chopra

Miss World 2000, the 50th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 30 November 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London, UK. The pageant's swimsuit segment was filmed in the Maldives.

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 age of 18. 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. 2000 is the fifth and (as of 2015) final year that Miss World and Miss Universe were won by the same country, following France (1953), Australia (1972), Venezuela (1981), and in 1994, when the two titleholders were also Indians, Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe) and Aishwarya Rai (Miss World). Chopra became the fourth Indian winner of Miss World in seven years.


Countries and territories which sent delegates, and results


Final results Contestant
Miss World 2000
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
  •  Kenya - Yolanda Masinde
Caribbean Isles
  •  Curacao - Jozaine Marianella Wall

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best World Dress Designer

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 10
Top 5
1. Kazakhstan
2. Italy
3. Uruguay
4. India
5. Turkey



Group order[edit]



Background music for Evening Gown
  • Group 1: A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
  • Group 2: My Girl - The 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 - The Real Thing
  • Group 7: How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
  • Group 8: She's A Lady - Tom Jones



  • Belarus, England, Moldova, and Northern Ireland competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Barbados and Denmark last competed in 1955.
  • Namibia last competed in 1997.
  • British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, and Curaçao last competed in 1998.

Withdrawals and Nations not competing[edit]

  • Guyana, Seychelles, Swaziland, and Zambia did not compete.
  • Latvia (Dina Kalandarova) withdrew at the last minute for personal reasons. She competed in Miss World 2001.
  • No national pageants were held in 2000 in Thailand and Sint Maarten.

Other notes[edit]

  • Two delegates were later runners-up at the Miss Earth 2001 pageant. Margarita Kravtsova (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), and 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 semi-finals, were not in the semi-finals 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.

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