Miss World Continental Groups

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The following is a list of countries that participate in Miss World and their countinental groups. Also listed are the women who have won a Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty title in the past ten years.

Current Continental Groups[edit]

Africa[edit]

Countries and territories in Continental Africa are:

Miss World Africa Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2013 Naa Okailey Shooter  Ghana
2nd runner-up
2012 Atong Demach  South Sudan
Top 7 Finalist
2011 Bokang Montjane  South Africa
Top 7 Finalist
2010 Emma Wareus  Botswana
1st runner-up
2009 Tatum Keshwar  South Africa
2nd runner-up
2008 Brigith dos Santos  Angola
Top 5 finalist
2007 Micaela Reis  Angola
1st runner-up
2006 Stiviandra Oliveira  Angola
Top 6 finalist
2005 Nancy Sumari  Tanzania
Top 6 finalist
2004 Anita Uwagbale  Nigeria
Top 15 semifinalist
2003 Hayat Ahmed Mohammed  Ethiopia
Top 20 semifinalist
2002 Chinenye Ochuba  Nigeria
Top 10 finalist
2001 Agbani Darego  Nigeria
Miss World 2001
2000 Yolanda Masinde  Kenya
Top 10 semifinalist
1999 Sonia Raciti  South Africa
2nd runner-up
1998 Kerishnie Naicker  South Africa
Top 5 finalist
1997 Jessica Motaung  South Africa
2nd runner-up
1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo  South Africa
Top 10 semifinalist
1995 Bernelee Daniell  South Africa
Top 10 semifinalist
1994 Basetsana Makgalemele  South Africa
1st runner-up
1993 Palesa Mofokeng  South Africa
1st runner-up
1992 Amy Kleinhans  South Africa
Top 5 finalist
1991 Diana Tilden-Davis  South Africa
2nd runner-up
1990 Aisha Lieberg  Kenya
No Placement
1989 Jeanne-Françoise Clement  Mauritius
Top 10 semifinalist
1988 Dianna Naylor  Kenya
No Placement
1987 Mary Ngazi Bienoseh  Nigeria
Top 12 semifinalist
1986 Ilana Faye Lapidos  Swaziland
Top 15 semifinalist
1985 Kayonga Mureka Tete  Zaire
Top 15 semifinalist
1984 Khadija Adam Ismail  Kenya
Top 15 semifinalist
1983 Annie Broderick  Liberia
No Placement
1982 Caroline Murinda  Zimbabwe
Top 15 semifinalist
1981 Juliet Nyathi  Zimbabwe
Top 15 semifinalist

Americas[edit]

From 1981 to 1988, the Caribbean was considered part of the Americas. Since 1989, they were split into two blocs. This is the list of countries and territories that are included in Continental Americas nowadays:

Miss World Americas Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2013 Sancler Frantz  Brazil
Top 5 Finalist
2012 Mariana Notarangelo  Brazil
Top 7 Finalist
2011 Ivian Sarcos  Venezuela
Miss World 2011
2010 Alexandria Mills  United States
Miss World 2010
2009 Perla Beltrán  Mexico
1st runner-up
2008 Hannelly Quintero  Venezuela
Top 15 semifinalist
2007 Carolina Morán  Mexico
2nd runner-up
2006 Jane Borges  Brazil
Top 6 finalist
2005 Dafne Molina  Mexico
1st runner-up
2004 María Julia Mantilla  Peru
Miss World 2004
2003 Nazanin Afshin-Jam  Canada
1st runner-up
2002 Natalia Peralta  Colombia
1st runner-up
2001 Ligia Argüello  Nicaragua
Top 5 finalist
2000 Katja Thomsen  Uruguay
Top 5 finalist
1999 Martina Thorogood  Venezuela
1st runner-up
1998 Daniella Campos  Chile
Top 10 semifinalist
1997 Sallie Toussaint  United States
Top 10 semifinalist
1996 Carolina Arango  Colombia
1st runner-up
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera  Venezuela
Miss World 1995
1994 Irene Ferreira  Venezuela
2nd runner-up
1993 Mónica Lei  Venezuela
Top 5 finalist
1992 Francis Gago  Venezuela
2nd runner-up
1991 Ninibeth Leal  Venezuela
Miss World 1991
1990 Gina Tolleson  United States
Miss World 1990
1989 Leanne Caputo  Canada
1st runner-up
1988 Emma Rabbe  Venezuela
3rd runner-up
1987 Albany Lozada  Venezuela
1st runner-up
1986 Giselle Laronde  Trinidad and Tobago
Miss World 1986
1985 Brenda Denton  United States
2nd runner-up
1984 Astrid Carolina Herrera  Venezuela
Miss World 1984
1983 Rocío Luna  Colombia
1st runner-up
1982 Mariasela Álvarez  Dominican Republic
Miss World 1982
1981 Pilín León  Venezuela
Miss World 1981

Asia[edit]

In 2013, Asia was not grouped with Oceania. The grouping was also used in 1981 to 1989. This is the list of countries and territories that were included in Continental Asia:

Miss World Asia Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2013 Megan Young  Philippines
Miss World 2013
1989 Prathumrat Woramali  Thailand
Top 5 finalist
1988 Choi Yeon-hee  Korea
1st runner-up
1987 Pauline Yeung  Hong Kong
Top 12 semifinalist
1986 Sherry Rose Byrne  Philippines
Top 15 semifinalist
1985 Maja Wechtenhaim  Israel
Top 7 finalist
1984 Iris Louk  Israel
Top 15 semifinalist
1983 Yi'fat Schechter  Israel
Top 15 semifinalist
1982 Sara-Jane Areza  Philippines
Top 15 semifinalist
1981 Naomi Kishi  Japan
Top 15 semifinalist

Caribbean[edit]

This is the list of countries and territories that are included in Continental Caribbean since 1989:

Miss World Caribbean Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2013 Gina Hargitay  Jamaica
Top 10 semifinalist
2012 Deanna Robins  Jamaica
Top 7 finalist
2011 Amanda Vilanova  Puerto Rico
2nd runner-up
2010 Aiasha Gustave  Saint Lucia
Top 25 semifinalist
2009 Leah Marville  Barbados
No Placement
2008 Gabrielle Walcott  Trinidad and Tobago
2nd runner-up
2007 Valene Maharaj  Trinidad and Tobago
Top 5 finalist
2006 Sara Lawrence  Jamaica
Top 6 finalist
2005 Ingrid Rivera  Puerto Rico
2nd runner-up
2004 Claudia Cruz  Dominican Republic
1st runner-up
2003 Jade Fulford  Jamaica
Top 20 semifinalist
2002 Rachelle Oduber  Aruba
Top 20 semifinalist
2001 Zizi Lee  Aruba
1st runner-up
2000 Jozaine Wall  Curaçao
No Placement
1999 Desiree Depass  Jamaica
No Placement
1998 Christine Straw  Jamaica
Top 10 semifinalist
1997 Michelle Moodie  Jamaica
No Placement
1996 Afranina Henríquez  Aruba
Top 10 semifinalist
1995 Michelle Khan  Trinidad and Tobago
2nd runner-up
1994 Anita Lilly Bush  Cayman Islands
No Placement
1993 Lisa Hanna  Jamaica
Miss World 1993
1992 Jody Weech  Bahamas
Top 10 semifinalist
1991 Sandra Foster  Jamaica
Top 5 finalist
1990 Erica Aquart  Jamaica
Top 10 semifinalist
1989 Vania Thomas  US Virgin Islands
Top 10 semifinalist

Europe[edit]

This is the list of countries and territories in Continental Europe:

Miss World Europe Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2013 Marine Lorphelin  France
1st runner-up
2012 Sophie Moulds  Wales
1st runner-up
2011 Alize Lily Mounter  England
Top 7 finalist
2010 Emma Britt Waldron  Ireland
3rd runner-up
2009 Kaiane Aldorino  Gibraltar
Miss World 2009
2008 Ksenia Sukhinova  Russia
Miss World 2008
2007 Annie Oliv  Sweden
Top 5 finalist
2006 Taťána Kuchařová  Czech Republic
Miss World 2006
2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir  Iceland
Miss World 2005
2004 Katarzyna Borowicz  Poland
Top 5 finalist
2003 Rosanna Davison  Ireland
Miss World 2003
2002 Azra Akın  Turkey
Miss World 2002
2001 Juliet-Jane Horne  Scotland
2nd runner-up
2000 Giorgia Palmas  Italy
1st runner-up
1999 Jenny Chervoney  Israel
Top 5 finalist
1998 Linor Abargil  Israel
Miss World 1998
1997 Çağla Şikel  Turkey
Top 5 finalist
1996 Irene Skliva  Greece
Miss World 1996
1995 Anica Martinović  Croatia
1st runner-up
1994 Branka Bebić  Croatia
Top 5 finalist
1993 Fani Čapalija  Croatia
Top 5 finalist
1992 Julia Kourotchkina  Russia
Miss World 1992
1991 Dilek Koruyan  Turkey
Top 10 semifinalist
1990 Siobhan McClafferty  Ireland
1st runner-up
1989 Aneta Kręglicka  Poland
Miss World 1989
1988 Linda Pétursdóttir  Iceland
Miss World 1988
1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer  Austria
Miss World 1987
1986 Pia Rosenberg Larsen  Denmark
1st runner-up
1985 Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir  Iceland
Miss World 1985
1984 Vivienne Rooke  United Kingdom
4th runner-up
1983 Sarah-Jane Hutt  United Kingdom
Miss World 1983
1982 Sari Aspholm  Finland
1st runner-up
1981 Michelle Donnelly  United Kingdom
Top 7 finalist

Oceania[edit]

This is the list of countries and territories that were included in Continental Oceania from 1981 to 1989 and 2013:

Miss World Oceania Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2013 Erin Holland  Australia
Top 10 semifinalist
1989 Natalie McCurry  Australia
Top 10 semifinalist
1988 Catherine Bushell  Australia
Top 10 semifinalist
1987 Francel Caracol  Guam
Top 12 semifinalist
1986 Lynda Marie McManus  New Zealand
3rd runner-up
1985 Sheri Burrow  New Zealand
Top 15 semifinalist
1984 Lou-Anne Ronchi  Australia
2nd runner-up
1983 Tanya Bowe  Australia
No Placement
1982 Catherine Morris  Australia
Top 15 semifinalist
1981 Melissa Hannan  Australia
Top 7 finalist

Former Continental Groups[edit]

Asia & Oceania[edit]

Asia and Oceania are grouped together as one single continent from 1990 until 2012. In 2005 and 2006, the name used for this region was Asia-Pacific. This is the list of countries and territories that are included in Continental Asia & Oceania:

Miss World Asia & Oceania Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2012 Yu Wenxia  China
Miss World 2012
2011 Gwendoline Ruais  Philippines
1st runner-up
2010 Tang Xiao  China
Top 5 finalist
2009 Kim Joo-ri  Korea
Top 16 semifinalist
2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan  India
1st runner-up
2007 Zhang Zilin  China
Miss World 2007
2006 Sabrina Houssami  Australia
2nd runner-up
2005 Oh Eun-young  Korea
Top 6 finalist
2004 Maria Karla Bautista  Philippines
4th runner-up
2003 Guan Qi  China
2nd runner-up
2002 Wu Yingna  China
4th runner-up
2001 Li Bing  China
Top 5 finalist
2000 Priyanka Chopra  India
Miss World 2000
1999 Yukta Mookhey  India
Miss World 1999
1998 Lina Teoh  Malaysia
2nd runner-up
1997 Diana Hayden  India
Miss World 1997
1996 Rani Jeyraj  India
Top 5 finalist
1995 Choi Yoon-young  Korea
Top 5 finalist
1994 Aishwarya Rai  India
Miss World 1994
1993 Ruffa Gutierrez  Philippines
2nd runner-up
1992 Metinee Kingpayome  Thailand
No Placement
1991 Leanne Buckle  Australia
1st runner-up
1990 Adele Kenny  New Zealand
Top 5 finalist

Northern Europe[edit]

In 2005 and 2006, Europe was divided into two blocs: Northern Europe and Southern Europe. This is the list of countries and territories that were included in Continental Northern Europe:

Miss World Northern Europe Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir  Iceland
Miss World 2005
2006 Taťána Kuchařová  Czech Republic
Miss World 2006

Southern Europe[edit]

This is the list of countries and territories that were included in Continental Southern Europe in 2005 and 2006:

Miss World Southern Europe Titleholders[edit]

Year Winner Represented Placement at MW
2005 Sofia Bruscoli  Italy
Top 6 finalist
2006 Ioana Valentina Boitor  Romania
1st runner-up

1 Israel and Lebanon, countries located in the Mediterranean, were designated as members of Continental Asia from 1981 to 1989. Since 1990, they participate as part of Continental Europe.

2 Eurasian countries Turkey, Russia, Georgia and Kazakhstan are designated as part of Continental Europe.

3 Montenegro and Serbia competed for the last time as one country in 2005 (as Serbia & Montenegro).