Miss World 1988

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Miss World 1988
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Miss World 1988 Titlecard
Date 17 November 1988
Presenters Peter Marshall, Alexandra Bastedo
Entertainment Koreana, Donny Osmond
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Broadcaster Thames Television
Entrants 84
Placements 10
Debuts Bulgaria
Withdrawals Brazil, Panama, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Returns British Virgin Islands, Taiwan, Egypt, Ghana, Guyana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Winner Linda Pétursdóttir[1][2]
 Iceland
← 1987
1989 →

Miss World 1988, the 38th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 17 November 1988 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. The winner was Linda Pétursdóttir (Queen of Europe) from Iceland.[1][2] She was crowned by Miss World 1987, Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria. Runner-up was Yeon-hee Choi (Queen of Asia) representing Korea and third was Kirsty Roper from the United Kingdom. The Miss World 1988 was hosted by Peter Marshall, who has hosted other Miss World competitions such as Miss World 1986,[3][4][5] and Alexandra Bastedo,[4][5] with musical performances by Koreana and 1970s American pop musician Donny Osmond.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 1988[2][6]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1988
1st runner-up
  •  Korea – Yeon-hee Choi
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Spain – Susana de la Llave Varon
Semi-finalists
  •  Australia – Catherine Bushell
  •  Austria – Alexandra Werbanschitz
  •  Norway – Rita Paulsen
  •  Sweden – Cecilia Margareta Hörberg
  •  United States – Diana Magaňa

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
  •  Kenya – Dianna Naylor
Americas
Asia
  •  Korea – Yeon-hee Choi
Europe
Oceania
  •  Australia – Catherine Bushell

Contestants[edit]

Nation Contestant Hometown Preliminary Score
 American Virgin Islands' Cathy Mae Sitaram St. Croix 18
 Argentina Gabriela Karina Madeira Buenos Aires 18
 Australia Catherine Bushell Sydney 26
 Austria Alexandra Werbanschitz Graz 25
 Bahamas Natasha Rolle Nassau 18
 Barbados Ferida Kola Bridgetown 18
 Belgium Daisy van Cauwenbergh Limbourg 19
 Belize Pauline Young Belize City 18
 Bermuda Sophie Cannonier Warwick East 19
 Bolivia Claudia Nazer Santa Cruz 18
 British Virgin Islands Nelda Felecia Farrington Tortola 19
 Bulgaria Sonia Vassilieva Varna 18
 Canada Morgan Fox Richmond 19
 Cayman Islands Melissa McTaggart Grand Cayman 20
 Chile María Francisca Aldunate Sanhueza Santiago 20
 China Taiwan Yi-Ning Wu Taipei 18
 Colombia Jasmín Oliveros Segura Bahía Solano 18
 Cook Islands Annie Wigmore Titikaveka 18
 Costa Rica Virginia Steinvorth San José 18
 Curaçao Anuschka Cova Willemstad 18
 Cyprus Aphrodite Theophanous Paphos 18
 Denmark Susanne Johansen Copenhagen 20
 Dominican Republic María Josefina Martínez San Ignacio de Sabaneta 23
 Ecuador Cristina Elena López Villagómez Guayaquil 20
 Egypt Dina El Naggar Giza 19
 El Salvador Karla Lorena Hasbún San Salvador 19
 Finland Nina Andersson Lahti 24
 France Claudia Frittolini Strasbourg 18
 Germany Katja Munch Frankfurt 21
 Ghana Dzidzo Abra Amoa Volta 20
 Gibraltar Tatiana Desoiza Gibraltar 18
 Greece Ariadni Mylona Heraklion 18
 Guam Rita Mae Diaz Pangelinan Yona 18
 Guatemala Mariluz Aguilar Rivas Guatemala City 23
 Guyana Christine Jardim Georgetown 18
 Holland Angela Visser Rotterdam 23
 Honduras Alina Díaz Choluteca 18
 Hong Kong Michelle Monique Reis Kowloon 23
 Iceland Linda Pétursdóttir[1][2] Vopnafjörður 31
 India Anuradha Kottoor Bombay 18
 Ireland Collette Jackson Pollagh 23
 Isle of Man Victoria O'Dea Douglas 18
 Israel Dganit Cohen Tel Aviv 21
 Italy Giulia Gemo Modena 20
 Jamaica Andrea Haynes Kingston 21
 Japan Kazumi Sakikubo Kobe 18
 Kenya Dianna Naylor Mombasa 21
 Korea Choi Yeon-hee Seoul 25
 Lebanon Sylvana Samaha Beirut 18
 Liberia Ollie White Nimba 18
 Luxembourg Chantal Schanbacher Wiltz 20
Bandeira do Leal Senado.svg Macau Helena da Conceição Lo Branco Macau 18
 Malaysia Sue Wong Choy Fun Penang 18
 Malta Josette Camilleri Marsa 18
 Mauritius Veronique Ash Beau Bassin 18
 Mexico Cecilia Cervera Ferrer Mexico City 20
 New Zealand Lisa Corban Waikato 19
 Nigeria Omasan Tokurbo Buwa Warri 19
 Norway Rita Paulsen Oslo 25
 Papua New Guinea Erue Taunao Port Moresby 18
 Paraguay María José Miranda Asunción 18
 Peru Martha Elena Kaik Tasso Lima 18
 Poland Joanna Gapinska Szczecin 20
 Portugal Helena Isabel de Cunha Laureano Sesimbra 18
 St. Kitts & Nevis Hailey Cassius Newtown 18
 Sierra Leone Tiwila Ojukutu Freetown 18
 Singapore Shirley Teo Ser Lee Singapore 20
 Spain Susana de la Llave Varón Figueres 26
 Sri Lanka Michelle Koelmeyer Colombo 18
 Swaziland Thandeka Magagula Manzini 19
 Sweden Cecilia Margareta Hörberg Gothenburg 28
  Switzerland Karina Berger Zurich 21
 Thailand Thaveeporn Hunsilp Bangkok 19
 Trinidad & Tobago Wendy Baptiste Arouca 24
 Turkey Esra Sumer Istanbul 18
 Turks & Caicos Doreen Dickerson Grand Turk 18
 Uganda Nazma Jamal Mohamed Entebbe 18
 United Kingdom Kirsty Roper Staffordshire 29
 United States Diana Magaña Rancho Palos Verdes 27
 Uruguay Gisel Silva Sienra Montevideo 18
 Venezuela Emma Irmgard Marina Rabbe Ramírez La Guaira 29
 Western Samoa Noanoa Hill Apia 18
 Yugoslavia Suzana Žunić Split 18

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  •  Bulgaria

Returns[edit]

  • Last competed in 1956:
    •  Egypt
  • Last competed in 1964:
    •  China Taiwan
  • Last competed in 1968:
    •  Ghana
  • Last competed in 1971:
    •  Guyana
  • Last competed in 1985:
    •  Liberia
    •  Uganda
  • Last competed in 1986:
    •  British Virgin Islands
    •  Sierra Leone

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  Brazil lost its Miss World franchise.
  •  Panama lost its national pageant franchise to send delegates to Miss World and to Miss Universe.
  •  St. Vincent & the Grenadines

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Miss World 1988 winner Linda Petursdottir from Iceland". Daily Express. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bodybuilder crowned Miss World". Observer-Reporter. November 19, 1988. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Irish TV presenter Peter Marshall interviews Miss World winner". Getty Images. November 13, 1986. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Alexandra Bastedo - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. January 13, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Alexandra Bastedo: Actress best known for her role in the 1960s". The Independent. January 12, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Former Miss UK lands a billionaire life and enters Rich List in sixth". The Sunday Times. (subscription required)

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