Miss World 2001

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Miss World 2001
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Miss World 2001 Titlecard
Date November 16, 2001
Presenters Jerry Springer, and Claire Elizabeth Smith
Entertainment Umoja
Venue Super Bowl, Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa South Africa
Entrants 93
Placements 10
Debuts Malawi
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
Winner Agbani Darego
 Nigeria

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 16 November 2001. Agbani Darego from Nigeria won the pageant, she became the first black African to win the Miss World crown. She was crowned by Priyanka Chopra of India. 93 contestants from all over the world competed for the title.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss World 2001
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best World Dress Designer
Miss Photogenic
Miss Talent
Miss World Scholarship

Continental Queens[edit]

Continental Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Order of announcements[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Group order[edit]

National pageant notes[edit]

Returning countries and debuts[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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.

Crossovers[edit]

  • 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.

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