Miss World 1966

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Miss World 1966
Date 17 November 1966
Presenters Peter West, Michael Aspel[1]
Venue Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK
Broadcaster BBC
Entrants 51
Debuts Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Philippines, Yugoslavia
Withdrawals Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Liberia, Nicaragua, Peru, Rhodesia, Tunisia, Uruguay
Returns Aruba, Chile, India, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey
Winner Reita Faria
← 1965
1967 →

Miss World 1966, the 16th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 17 November 1966 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK. The winner was Reita Faria of India, first Asian delegate to win Miss World title.[2] She was crowned by Miss World 1965, Lesley Langley of United Kingdom.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results
Final results Contestant
Miss World 1966
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Greece – Efi Fontini Plumbi
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Italy – Gigliola Carbonara
5th runner-up
  •  Norway – Birgit Andersen
6th runner-up




  • Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Philippines and Yugoslavia competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Switzerland last competed in 1956.
  • Norway last competed in 1960.
  • India last competed in 1962.
  • Chile and Mexico last competed in 1963.
  • Aruba and Turkey last competed in 1964.

Nations not competing[edit]

  •  Australia
  •  Austria
  •  Colombia – María Estela Sáenz Calero
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Paraguay
  •  Spain – Paquita Torres Pérez (withdrew because Miss Gibraltar was in pageant)
  •  Uruguay – Susana Regeden


  •  Nigeria – Uzor Okafor (married to a Briton, was not nationally crowned)


  1. ^ "Miss World 1966".  BBC Genome Project Retrieved 2016-6-24
  2. ^ "History: 1966". Miss World. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 

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