Miss World 1975

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Miss World 1975
Date 20 November 1975
Presenters David Vine
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Broadcaster BBC
Entrants 67
Debuts Curaçao, El Salvador, Haiti, St. Lucia, Swaziland
Withdrawals Botswana, Jamaica, Madagascar, Spain, Zambia
Returns Bolivia, Cuba, Iceland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Peru, Seychelles, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay
Winner Wilnelia Merced [1][2]
 Puerto Rico
← 1974
1976 →

Miss World 1975, the 25th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 20 November 1975 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. 67 contestants took part in the pageant won by Wilnelia Merced of Puerto Rico.[1][2] She was crowned by Anneline Kriel of South Africa. Runner-up was Germany, Marina Langer, third place was Vicki Harris representing the United Kingdom, fourth place was Maricela Maxie Clark of Cuba, and Yugoslavia's Ladija Verkovska completed the top five.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 1975[2][3]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1975
1st runner-up
  •  Germany – Marina Langner[3]
2nd runner-up
  •  United Kingdom – Vicki Harris[3]
3rd runner-up
  •  Cuba – Maricela Maxie Clark
4th runner-up
  •  Yugoslavia – Lidija Velkovska
5th runner-up
  •  Haiti – Joelle Apollon
6th runner-up
Semi-finalists
  •  Australia – Anne Davidson
  •  Finland – Leena Kaarina Vainio
  •  India – Anjana Sood
  •  Lebanon – Ramona Keram
  •  Mauritius – Mariella Tse-Sik-Sun
  •  St. Lucia – Sophia St Omer
  •  South Africa – Rhoda Rademeyer
  •  Uruguay – Carmen Abal

Contestants[edit]

  •  Africa South – Lydia Gloria Johnstone
  •  Argentina – Lilian Noemí De Asti
  •  Aruba – Cynthia Marlene Bruin
  •  Australia – Anne Davidson
  •  Austria – Rosemarie Holzschuh
  •  Bahamas – Ava Marilyn Burke
  •  Barbados – Peta Hazel Greaves
  •  Belgium – Christine Delmelle
  •  Bermuda – Donna Louise Wright
  •  Bolivia – María Mónica Guardia
  •  Brazil – Zaida Souza Costa
  •  Canada – Normande Jacques
  •  Colombia – Amanda Amaya Correa
  •  Costa Rica – María Mayela Bolaños Ugalde
  •  Cuba – Maricela Clark
  •  Curaçao – Elvira Nelly Maria Bakker
  •  Denmark – Pia Isa Lauridsen
  •  Dominican Republic – Carmen Rosa Arredondo Pou
  •  El Salvador – Ana Stella Comas Durán
  •  Finland – Leena Kaarina Vainio
  •  FranceSophie Sonia Perin
  •  Germany – Marina Langner
  •  Gibraltar – Lillian Anne Lara
  •  Greece – Bella Adamopoulou
  •  Guam – Dora Ann Quintanilla Camacho
  •  Guernsey – Carol Dawn Le Billon
  •  Haiti – Joelle Apollon
  •  Holland – Barbara Ann Neefs
  •  Honduras – Etelinda Mejía Velásquez
  •  Hong Kong – Teresa Chu Tsui-Kuen
  •  Iceland – Halldóra Björk Jónsdóttir
  •  India – Anjana Sood
  •  Ireland – Elaine Rosemary O'Hara
  •  Israel – Atida Mor
  •  Italy – Vanna Bortolini
  •  Japan – Chiharu Fujiwara
  •  Jersey – Susan Maxwell de Gruchy
  •  Korea – Lee Sung-hee
  •  Lebanon – Ramona Karam
  •  Luxembourg – Marie Thérèse Manderschied
  •  Malaysia – Fauziah Haron
  •  Malta – Marie Grace (Mary) Ciantar
  •  Mauritius – Marielle Tse Sik-Sun
  •  Mexico – Ester Korenfeld Kleiman
  •  New Zealand – Janet Andrea Nugent
  •  Nicaragua – María Auxiliadora Mantilla
  •  Norway – Sissel Gulbrandsen
  •  Peru – Mary Orfanides Canakis
  •  Philippines – Suzanne Gonzalez
  •  Puerto RicoWilnelia Merced[1]
  •  St. Lucia – Sophia St. Omer
  •  Seychelles – Amelie Lydia Michel
  •  Singapore – Maggie Siew Teen Sim
  •  South Africa – Rhoda Rademeyer
  •  Sri Lanka – Angela Seneviratne
  •  Swaziland – Vinah Thembi Mamba
  •  Sweden – Agneta Catharina Magnusson
  •   Switzerland – Franziska Angst
  •  Thailand – Raevadee Pattamaphong
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Donna Sandra Dalrymple
  •  Tunisia – Monia Dida
  •  Turkey – Harika Degirmenci
  •  United Kingdom – Vicki Ann Harris
  •  United States – Annelise Ilschenko
  •  Uruguay – Carmen Abal
  •  VenezuelaMaría Concepción Alonso Bustillo
  •  Yugoslavia – Lidija Velkovska

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  •  Curaçao
  •  El Salvador
  •  Haiti
  •  St. Lucia
  •  Swaziland

Returns[edit]

  • Last competed in 1955:
    •  Cuba
  • Last competed in 1965:
    •  Bolivia
    •  Uruguay
  • Last competed in 1971:
    •  Trinidad & Tobago
  • Last competed in 1973:
    •  Iceland
    •  Luxembourg
    •  Mauritius
    •  Peru
    •  Seychelles
    •  Turkey

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  Spain promptly withdrew from the competition, after an announcement that General Francisco Franco, the ruler of Spain, had died on the morning of the pageant date. Pageant organizers concerned that she had been too upset by Franco's death to appear in the finals.

Replacements[edit]

  •  Italy – Anna Vitale was replaced by Vanna Bortolini, her first runner-up of the Miss Italy beauty pageant, because she decided to return home to take care of her ill mother.
  •  South Africa – Rhoda Rademeyer was the second runner-up of Miss South Africa beauty pageant. The official titleholder of this pageant, Vera Johns, was disqualified by the Miss World organizers when it was discovered that she came from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Her Rhodesian nationality apparently violated the pageant's rules. The first runner-up, Crystal Coopers, went to London, but her father would not allow her to compete there because it was discovered that Vera Johns was not going to be officially stripped of her title.

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