Miss World 2003

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Miss World 2003
Miss World 2003 Titlecard
Date December 6, 2003
Presenters Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram, Angela Chow
Entertainment Luis Fonsi, Bryan Ferry, Pierre Cardin Kongfu Troupe, Red Poppy Ladies Percussion, Capital Art Troupe, Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe
Venue Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, People's Republic of China China
Entrants 106
Placements 20
Debuts Andorra, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Northern Marianas
Withdraws Algeria, Ghana, Tahiti, US Virgin Islands
Returns Belarus, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Iceland, Korea, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Nepal, Paraguay, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Zambia
Winner Rosanna Davison

Miss World 2003, the 53rd edition of the Miss World pageant was held at Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, People's Republic of China on December 6, 2003. The pageant was presented by Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram and Angela Chow. The contestants also paid a visit to Hong Kong, Xi'an, Shanghai and Beijing. Azra Akın of Turkey crowned her successor Rosanna Davison of Ireland, the daughter of popular musician Chris de Burgh, claiming Ireland's first major beauty pageant title. 106 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking at that time, the biggest edition in the pageant history. It is now the third largest edition of the pageant, tied with Miss World 2007



Final results Contestant
Miss World 2003
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 20
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Contestant
Asia & Oceania

Order of announcements[edit]

Fast Track Events[edit]

Beach Beauty[edit]

Final Result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 10

Miss Sports[edit]

Final Result Contestant
  •  Canada – Nazanin Afshin Jam
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Romania – Patricia Filomena Chifor

Miss Personality[edit]

Final Result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up

Miss Talent[edit]

Final Result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 21

People's Choice[edit]

Final Result Contestant

Special awards[edit]

Best World Dress Designer[edit]

Final Result Contestant
  •  Peru – Claudia Hernández

Miss World Scholarship[edit]

Final Result Contestant


National pageant notes[edit]


  • Andorra, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guadeloupe and Northern Marianas competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries and territories[edit]

  • Lesotho last competed in 1981
  • Mauritius last competed in 1998
  • Zambia last competed in 1999
  • Belarus, Denmark, Guatemala, Moldova, Nepal, Paraguay and Sri Lanka last competed in 2000
  • Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Iceland, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland last competed in 2001

Nations which competed last year but not this year[edit]

  •  Algeria
  •  American Virgin Islands
  •  Ghana - Did not compete in Miss World 2003 because of a shift in the Miss Ghana calendar. Organizers held the national final, Miss Ghana 2003, on the same date Miss World 2003 was held. This is the reason Ghanaian delegates to Miss World have their titles dating back by a year.
  •  Tahiti


  •  Armenia - Luysya Tovmasian
  •  Austria - Tanja Duhovich
  •  Fiji - Aishwarya Sukhdeo withdrew at the very last minute for unknown reasons; however, she competed in Miss World a year later

Country Changes[edit]

  • Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia & Montenegro


  • USA previously competed at Miss Teen USA 2002 representing the U.S. state of Georgia. She placed as the 4th runner-up
  • Northern Marianas was originally crowned for the Miss Universe pageant but was sent to Miss World instead
  • 14 of the contestants also competed in Miss Universe:
    • Miss Universe 2003: Albania, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa (who placed as the 2nd runner-up)
    • Miss Universe 2004: Antigua, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Lebanon and Switzerland (who placed among the top 15 semi-finalists)
    • Miss Universe 2005: Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago (who placed among the top 15 semi-finalists) and Zambia


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