Miss World 1968

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Miss World 1968
Date 14 November 1968
Presenters Michael Aspel
Venue Lyceum Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
Broadcaster BBC
Entrants 53
Debuts Thailand
Withdrawals Malaysia, Czechoslovakia, Honduras, Iceland, Lebanon, Panama, Portugal, Seychelles, Tanzania
Returns Bahamas, Colombia, India, Nicaragua
Winner Penelope Plummer
 Australia
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Miss World 1968, the 18th edition Miss World pageant, was held at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK on 14 November 1968. 53 contestants competed for the crown. Madeline Hartog-Bel of Peru crowned her successor Penelope Plummer of Australia.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results
Final results Contestant
Miss World 1968
1st runner-up
  •  United Kingdom – Kathleen Winstanley
2nd runner-up
  •  Israel – Miri Zamir
3rd runner-up
  •  Colombia – Beatriz Sierra González
4th runner-up
  •  Philippines – Arene Cecilia Amabuyok
5th runner-up
  •  Guyana – Adrienne Harris
6th runner-up
  •  Nicaragua – Margine Davidson Morales
Top 15
  •  Argentina – Viviana Roldán
  •  Austria – Brigitte Krüger
  •  France – Nelly Gallerne
  •  Germany – Margot Schmalzriedt
  •  Ireland – June MacMahon
  •  Sweden – Gunilla Friden
  •  Thailand – Pinnarut Tananchai
  •  Yugoslavia – Ivona Puhlera

Contestants[edit]

  •  Argentina – Viviana Roldán
  •  AustraliaPenelope Plummer
  •  Austria – Brigitte Krüger
  •  Bahamas – Rose Helena Dauchot
  •  Belgium – Sonja Doumen
  •  Brazil – Angela Carmelia Stecca
  •  Canada – Nancy Wilson
  •  Ceylon – Nilanthie Wijesinghe
  •  Chile – Carmen Smith
  •  Colombia – Beatriz Sierra González
  •  Costa Rica – Patricia Diers
  •  Cyprus – Diana Dimitropoulou
  •  Denmark – Yet Schaufuss
  •  Dominican Republic – Ingrid García
  •  Ecuador – Marcia Virginia Ramos Christiansen
  •  Finland – Leena Sipilä
  •  France – Nelly Gallerne
  •  Germany – Margot Schmalzriedt
  •  Ghana – Lovell Rosebud Wordie
  •  Gibraltar – Sandra Sanguinetti
  •  Greece- Lia Malta
  •  Guyana – Adrienne Harris
  •  Holland – Alida Grootenboer
  •  India – Jane Coelho
  •  Ireland – June MacMahon
  •  Israel – Miri Zamir
  •  Italy – Maria Pia Gianporcaro
  •  Jamaica – Karlene Waddell
  •  Japan – Ryoko Miyoshi
  •  Kenya – Josephine Moikobu
  •  Korea – Lee Ji-eun
  •  Liberia – Wilhelmina Nadieh Brownell
  •  Luxembourg – Irene Siedler
  •  Malta – Ursulina (Lina) Grech
  •  Mexico – Ana María Magaña
  •  Morocco – Zakia Chamouch
  •  New Zealand – Christine Mary Antunovic
  •  Nicaragua – Margine Davidson Morales
  •  Nigeria – Foluke Ogundipe
  •  Norway – Hedda Lie
  •  Peru – Ana Rosa Berninzon Devéscovi
  •  Philippines – Arene Cecilia Amabuyok
  •  South Africa – Mitsianna Stander†
  •  Sweden – Gunilla Friden
  •   Switzerland – Jeanette Biffiger
  •  Thailand – Pinnarut Tananchai
  •  Tunisia – Zohra Boufaden
  •  Turkey – Mine Kurkcuoglu
  •  Uganda – Joy Lehai
  •  United Kingdom – Kathleen Winstanley
  •  United States – Johnine Leigh Avery
  •  Venezuela – Cherry Núñez Rodríguez
  •  Yugoslavia – Ivona Puhlera

Notes[edit]

Withdraws[edit]

  •  Spain – María Amparo Rodrigo Lorenza

Nations not competing[edit]

  •  Iceland – Helga Jonsdóttir
  •  Seychelles – Marie-France Lablache

Disqualified[edit]

  •  Lebanon – Lili Bissar (discovered the night before the finals to be only 15 years old)

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