Miss World Italy

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Miss Mondo Italia (Miss World Italy)
Formation 1954
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Rome
Miss World
Official language
Website Official website

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 1954 and it is not related to Miss Italy or Miss Universo Italia, although 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.


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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 China Miss World 2005 - Top 6
2006 Elizaveta Migatcheva  Lazio Poland Miss World 2006 - Unplaced
2007 Giada Wiltshire  Emilia-Romagna China Miss World 2007 - Unplaced
2008 Claudia Russo  Sicily South Africa Miss World 2008 - Unplaced
2009 Alice Taticchi  Umbria South Africa Miss World 2009 - Unplaced
2010 Giada Pezzaioli  Piedmont China Miss World 2010 - Top 7
2011 Tania Bambaci  Sicily United Kingdom Miss World 2011 - Top 15
2012 Jessica Bellinghieri  Sicily China Miss World 2012 - Unplaced
2013 Sarah Baderna  Emilia-Romagna Indonesia Miss World 2013 - Top 20
2014 Silvia Cataldi  Puglia United Kingdom Miss World 2014 - Unplaced
2015 TBA TBA Miss World 2015 - 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.

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