Miss World 1978

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Miss World 1978
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Miss World 1978 Titlecard
Date 16 November 1978
Presenters Sacha Distel, Paul Burnett
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Broadcaster BBC
Entrants 68
Placements 15
Debuts Dominica, St. Vincent
Withdrawals Bolivia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Panama, Papua New Guinea, South Africa
Returns India, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Swaziland, Tunisia, Virgin Islands
Winner Silvana Suárez
 Argentina
← 1977
1979 →

Miss World 1978, the 28th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 16 November 1978 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. The winner was Silvana Suárez from Argentina.[1] She was crowned by Miss World 1977, Mary Stavin of Sweden. First runner-up was Ossie Margareta Carlsson representing Sweden, second was Denise Coward from Australia, third was Martha Eugenia Ortiz of Mexico, and fourth was Gloria Valenciano from Spain. This is the first time that the award for Miss Talent was given.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results[1][2]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1978
1st runner-up
  •  Sweden – Ossie Margareta Carlsson[1]
2nd runner-up
  •  Australia – Denise Ellen Coward[1]
3rd runner-up
  •  Mexico – Martha Eugenia Ortiz
4th runner-up
  •  Spain – Gloria Valenciano
5th runner-up
  •  United Kingdom – Elizabeth Jones
6th runner-up
  •   Switzerland – Jeanette Keller
Semi-finalists
  •  Austria – Doris Elizabeth Anwander
  •  Costa RicaMaribel Fernández
  •  Finland – Eija Hillevi Laaksonen
  •  IndiaKalpana Iyer
  •  Puerto Rico – María Jesús Cañizares
  •  Sri Lanka – Manohori Vanigasooriya
  •  United States – Debra Jean Freeze
  •  VenezuelaPatricia Tóffoli

Contestants[edit]

68 contestants participated in Miss World 1978.[3]

  •  ArgentinaSilvana Suárez
  •  Aruba – Rose Anne Marie Lejuez
  •  Australia – Denise Ellen Coward
  •  Austria – Doris Elizabeth Anwander
  •  Bahamas – Donna Marie McCook
  •  Belgium – Françoise Helene Julia Moens
  •  Bermuda – Madeline Francine Joell
  •  Brazil – Laura Angelica Viana de Oliveira Pereira
  •  Canada – Brigitte June Hoffmann
  •  Cayman Islands – Wendy Lorraine Daykin
  •  Chile – María Trinidad Sepúlveda Pavón
  •  Colombia – Denise de Castro Santiago
  •  Costa RicaMaribel Fernández García
  •  Curaçao – Silvana Angely Trinidad
  •  Cyprus – Mary Adamou
  •  Denmark – Birgit Stefansen
  •  Dominica – Mona-Jo Lewis
  •  Dominican Republic – Jenny Polanco
  •  Ecuador – Antonieta Cecilia Campodonico Aguirre
  •  El Salvador – Iris Ivette Mazorra Castro
  •  Finland – Eija Hillevi Laaksonen
  •  France – Kelly Hoarau
  •  Gibraltar – Rosanna Bonfante
  •  Greece – Ariana Dimitropoulou
  •  Guam – Elizabeth Clara Tenorio
  •  Holland – Ans van Haaster
  •  Honduras – María Elena Bodadilla
  •  Hong Kong – Faustina Lin Wai-Ling
  •  Iceland – Ásdís Loftsdóttir
  •  IndiaKalpana Iyer
  •  Ireland – Lorraine Marion O'Conner
  •  Isle of Man – Carol Ann Kneale
  •  Israel – Sari Alon
  •  Italy – Loren Cristina Mai
  •  Jamaica – Joan Marcia McDonald
  •  Japan – Yuko Yamaguchi
  •  Jersey – Chantal Angeline Gosselin
  •  Korea – Je Eun-jin
  •  Malaysia – Kartina Osir
  •  Malta – Mary Cumbo
  •  Mauritius – Genevieve Chanea
  •  Mexico – Martha Eugenia Ortiz Gómez[2]
  •  New Zealand – Lorian Dawn Tangney
  •  Nigeria – Irene Omagbemi
  •  Norway – Elisabet Klaeboe
  •  Paraguay – Susana del Pilar Galli
  •  Peru – Karen Inés Noeth Haupt
  •  Philippines – Louvette Monzon Hammond
  •  Puerto Rico – María Jesús Cañizares
  •  St. Vincent – June de Nobriga
  •  Western Samoa – Rosalina Sapolu
  •  Singapore – Rosie Tan
  •  Spain – Gloria María Valenciano Rijo
  •  Sri Lanka – Manohori Vanigasooriya
  •  Swaziland – Nyamalele Nilovu
  •  Sweden – Ossie Margareta Carlsson
  •   Switzerland – Jeanette Keller
  • France Tahiti – Moeata Schmouker
  •  Thailand – Orasa Panichapan
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Kathleen Thomas
  •  Tunisia – Malek Nemlaghi
  •  Turkey – Sevil Ozgultekin
  •  United Kingdom – Elizabeth Ann Jones
  •  United States – Debra Jean Freeze
  •  Uruguay – Mabel Rúa
  •  VenezuelaKaty Patricia Tóffoli Andrade
  •  Virgin Islands – Enid d'Lores Francis
  •  West Germany – Monika Greis

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  •  Dominica
  •  St. Vincent

Returns[edit]

Last competed in 1970:

  •  Nigeria

Last competed in 1975:

  •  India
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mauritius
  •  Philippines
  •  Swaziland
  •  Tunisia

India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, and Swaziland were the contestants who withdrew in two consecutive pageants, Miss World 1976, and 1977, due to a protest against South Africa's participation, consisting of one black and one white delegate.

Last competed in 1976:

  •  Virgin Islands

Last competed in 1977:

  •  Italy
  •  Jamaica
  •  Singapore

Withdrawals[edit]

  • This is the first time that  South Africa did not participate in Miss World due to an apartheid policy for 14 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Lodi News-Sentinel". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "The Hour". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Milwaukee Sentinel". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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