Miss World 1976

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Miss World 1976
Date 18 November 1976
Presenters Sacha Distel, Andy Williams
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Broadcaster BBC
Entrants 60
Placements 15
Debuts Guatemala, Virgin Islands
Withdrawals Barbados, Bolivia, Cuba, Guernsey, India, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Philippines, St. Lucia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tunisia, Yugoslavia
Returns Chile, Cyprus, Jamaica, Paraguay, Spain, Tahiti
Winner Cindy Breakspeare [1]

Miss World 1976, the 26th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 18 November 1976 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. The winner was Cindy Breakspeare[2] from Jamaica.[1][3] She was crowned by Miss World 1975, Wilnelia Merced of Puerto Rico. Runner-up was Karen Jo Pini representing Australia, third was Diana Marie Roberts Duenas from Guam, fourth was Carol Jean Grant of United Kingdom, and fifth was Merja Helena Tammi from Finland.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 1976[2][3][4]


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1976
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Guam – Diana Marie Roberts Duenas
3rd runner-up
  •  United Kingdom – Carol Jean Grant
4th runner-up
  •  Finland – Merja Helena Tammih
5th runner-up
  •  Holland – Stephanie Flatow
6th runner-up
  •  Turkey – Jale Bayhan
  •  Argentina – Adriana Laura Salguiero
  •  Ireland – Jakki Moore
  •  Israel – Levana Abarbanel
  •  Puerto Rico – Ivette Rosado
  •  Singapore – Pauline Poh Neo Cheong
  •  Spain – Luz María Polegre Hernández
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Patricia Anderson Leon
  •  Venezuela – María Genoveva Rivero Giménez


60 contestants participated in Miss World 1976.[3]

Withdrawals in protest against South Africa's race policies[edit]



  •  Guatemala
  •  Virgin Islands



  1. ^ a b c "Kentucky New Era". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Jamaican is Miss World". The Modesto Bee. Modesto, California. Associated Press. 19 November 1976. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Gadsden Times". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Southeast Missourian". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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