Miss World Italy
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Miss Mondo Italia, or Miss World Italy, is an Italian beauty pageant in Italy that selects the Italian representative for the Miss World pageant. The pageant was first organized in 2005 and it is not related to Miss Italy or Miss Universo Italia, even though some delegates have crossed over from one format to the other throughout the years.
While the official winner or 1st Runner-upof [[Miss Italia]] represented Italy at the Miss World on a few occasions (from 1959 to 1962, and in 1964 1971 and 1978), the candidate was otherwise selected via castings or independent pageant. The contest gained notoriety in 2000, when winner [[Giorgia Palmas]] went on to become the 1st runner-up at [[Miss World 2000]], and found its final incarnation in 2005 as Miss Mondo Italia - La sfida italiana. After a streak of 25 consecutive missed placements from 1974 to 2000, a number of Italian delegates have had stronh showings over the last few years: Sofia Bruscoli was a Top 6 finalist in 2005, Giada Pezzaioli made it to the Top 7 in 2010, and Tania Bambaci was a semifinalist in 2011.
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Mondo Italia represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
|Year||Miss Mondo Italia||Represented||Placement|
|2005||Sofia Bruscoli||Emilia-Romagna||Miss World 2005 - Top 6|
|2006||Elizaveta Migatcheva||Lazio||Miss World 2006 - Unplaced|
|2007||Giada Wiltshire||Emilia-Romagna||Miss World 2007 - Unplaced|
|2008||Claudia Russo||Sicily||Miss World 2008 - Unplaced|
|2009||Alice Taticchi||Umbria||Miss World 2009 - Unplaced|
|2010||Giada Pezzaioli||Piedmont||Miss World 2010 - Top 7|
|2011||Tania Bambaci||Sicily||Miss World 2011 - Top 15|
|2012||Jessica Bellinghieri||Sicily||Miss World 2012 - Unplaced|
|2013||Sarah Baderna||Emilia-Romagna||Miss World 2013 - Top 20|
|2014||Silvia Cataldi||Puglia||Miss World 2014 - TBA|
Miss World started in 1951, but Italy send its first delegate, Cristina Fantoni, only in 1954. Italy withdraws three times: in 1963, in 1969 and in 1977. The highest placement from Italian representative was placing by Giorgia Palmas as the 1st Runner-up and awarding as Queen of Europe in 2000.
- Miss World Italy website (Italian)
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