Miss World 2006

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Miss World 2006
Miss World 2006 titlecard
Date September 30, 2006
Presenters Tim Vincent, Angela Chow, Grażyna Torbicka
Entertainment Westlife, Robin Gibb and Amici
Venue Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland Poland
Broadcaster TVP, Star World
Entrants 104
Placements 17
Debuts Cambodia, Montenegro, Serbia
Withdraws Albania, US Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei, Malawi, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Switzerland, Uganda
Returns Angola, Austria, Belarus, Cayman Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Finland, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Tahiti, Zimbabwe
Winner Taťána Kuchařová
 Czech Republic

Miss World 2006, the 56th edition of the Miss World pageant was held at Sala Kongresowa, the main 2,897-seat auditorium at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland on the September 30, 2006. It was the first time ever that the pageant was held in a European city other than London, United Kingdom, having previously been held there in 2002 after the Nigeria Controversy. The pageant officially concluded after Taťána Kuchařová from the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World 2006 by outgoing titleholder Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland.

A total of 104 countries competed in the pageant, the sixth largest number behind 2009 (112), 2008 (109), 2004 (107) and 2007 and 2003 (both 106). All contestants were divided in six regional groups: Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Northern Europe and Southern Europe.

Gdynia was the host of the Beach Beauty contest, Giżycko hosted the Miss Sports contest and Wrocław hosted the Miss Talent competition. The fourth event was Beauty With A Purpose.

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results



Final results Contestant
Miss World 2006
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Top 6
Top 17

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Out of the 17 semi-finalists a group of judges selected the winner of each regional group and received the respective Miss World Regional Title. All of them made the Top 6 finalists.

Continental Contestant
Asia Pacific
Northern Europe
Southern Europe

Fast Track[edit]

During the month of September four competitions were held from which the winner of each was fast tracked into the semi-finals. Beach Beauty was selected on the September 7 in the city of Gdynia. Miss Sports was held on the September 12 in the city of Gizycko and the Miss Talent contest was celebrated on the September 20 at Wrocław. The Beauty With A Purpose winner was announced on the September 30 during the final telecast.

Beach Beauty[edit]

Final Result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10
Top 25

Miss Sports[edit]

Final Result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 24
Group Contestant
Group 1: Asia Pacific
Group 2: Northern Europe
Group 3: Southern Europe
Group 4: Caribbean
Group 5: Americas
Group 6: Africa

Miss Talent[edit]

Final Result Contestant
1st Runner-up
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10

Beauty With A Purpose[edit]

Final Result Contestant
  •  Ghana – Lamisi Mbillah

Special Award[edit]

Best World Dress Designer[edit]

Final result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Kenya - Khadijah Kiptoo
4th runner-up
Top 20


The full line-up of official judges who chose Miss World 2006.




Two billion people in 200 countries across the globe tuned-in Sunday for the 56th Miss World beauty pageant grand finale in Warsaw, Poland. Viewers were also able to help select Miss World 2006 using a special short message service (SMS) system.


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