Miss World 2001
|Miss World 2001|
Miss World 2001 Titlecard
|Date||November 16, 2001|
|Presenters||Jerry Springer, and Claire Elizabeth Smith|
|Venue||Super Bowl, Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa|
|Withdraws||Bahamas, Curaçao, Denmark, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Nepal, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, Swaziland|
|Returns||Antigua, China PR, Guyana, Hawaii, Latvia, Macedonia, Nicaragua, St. Maarten, Thailand, Uganda|
Miss World 2001, the 51st edition of the Miss World pageant was held at the Super Bowl, in Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa on November 16, 2001. Agbani Darego from Nigeria won the pageant, she became the first black African to win the Miss World crown. She was crowned by Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra of India. 93 contestants from all over the world competed for the title.
|Miss World 2001|
|Best World Dress Designer||
|Miss World Scholarship||
|Asia & Oceania||
Order of announcements
National pageant notes
Returning countries and debuts
- Malawi competed in Miss World for the first time.
- Hawaii last competed in 1959.
- Antigua last competed in 1991.
- China PR last competed in 1994.
- Nicaragua last competed in 1998.
- Guyana, Latvia, St. Maarten, and Thailand last competed in 1999.
Withdrawals and nations not competing
- Curaçao, Denmark, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Paraguay, and Sri Lanka did not compete in Miss World 2001 for unknown reasons.
- Bahamas and Swaziland did not compete in Miss World. Bahamas fell ill and withdrew, while Swaziland had financial problems and lack of sponsorship.
- Lithuania did not compete in Miss World because of a scheduling conflict.
- Moldova had problems with age requirements for the contestants.
- A number of contestants had previously competed at or would later compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
- Miss World winner Agbani Darego was a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 2001. Ligia Argüello (Nicaragua), a finalist and Jo-Ann Strauss of South Africa, a semi-finalist, also competed at Miss Universe 2001 but did not place. Others who competed at Miss Universe 2001 were Dina Tersago (Belgium) and Viviana Rivasplata (Peru).
- Michelle Heitha (Namibia) and Joanna Drozdowska (Poland) and Shannon McLean (Cayman Islands) competed at Miss Universe 2002 but did not place in either pageant.
- Emmanuelle Chossat competed at Miss Universe 2003 but did not place in either pageant.
- Zizi Lee of Aruba (first runner-up) and Oleksandra Nikolayenko (semi-finalist) competed at Miss Universe 2004 but did not place.
- Christina Sawaya (Lebanon) was expected to compete at Miss Universe 2002, but boycotted because of the participation of an Israeli delegate. She later won the Miss International 2002 title.
- Radasha Hoʻohuli (Hawaii) held the Miss Hawaii USA 2006 title and represented Hawaii at Miss USA 2006.