Miss World 1955

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Miss World 1955
Date 20 October 1955
Presenters Eric Morley
Venue Lyceum Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
Entrants 21
Placements 8
Debuts Australia, Austria, Cuba, Honduras, Iceland, Venezuela
Withdrawals Egypt, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey
Returns Israel, Monaco
Winner Susana Duijm
← 1954
1956 →

Miss World 1955, the 5th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 20 October 1955 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK. 21 contestants competed for the crown. Eunice Gayson crowned Susana Duijm of Venezuela as the new Miss World. The previous year's Miss World, Antigone Costanda of Egypt, did not attend because of hostilities between Egypt and United Kingdom over Suez Canal. that was the first time Venezuela won the title of Miss World.


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1955
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Greece - Julia Coumoundourou
3rd runner-up
  •  Cuba - Gilda Marín
4th runner-up
5th runner-up




  • Australia, Austria, Cuba, Honduras, Iceland, and Venezuela competed in Miss World for the first time. Venezuela placed and won for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Israel and Monaco last competed in 1953.

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