Miss World 1956

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Miss World 1956
Petra Schürmann-1956.jpg
Date 15 October 1956
Presenters Eric Morley
Venue Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK United Kingdom
Entrants 24
Debuts Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, Tunisia
Withdraws Australia, Ceylon, Cuba, Honduras, Monaco
Returns Egypt, Switzerland, Turkey
Winner Petra Schürmann

Miss World 1956, the 6th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 15 October 1956 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK. 24 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Petra Schürmann, represented Germany. She was crowned by Miss World 1955, Susana Duijm of Venezuela.


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1956
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Japan - Midoriki Tokura
4th runner-up
5th runner-up



Countries and territories which sent delegates and results
The Top 6 of Miss World 1956


  • Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, and Tunisia competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Egypt, Switzerland, and Turkey last competed in 1954.

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