Miss World 1991 was scheduled to be held in the Dominican Republic. Due to scheduling difficulties, Miss World was first moved to Puerto Rico, then to Atlanta, USA.
Preliminary swimsuits in Miss World 1991 were held in South Africa.
South Africa returned to Miss World after a 14-year post-apartheid rule, and was the first time to crown as Queen of Africa. Diana Tilden-Davis was later attacked by a hippopotamus in Botswana in December 2003, and suffered bruises and long-term injuries. She was recovered from injuries three years later in 2006.
This was also the first time that no European country made into the finals for crowning.
France, Mareva Georges, represented her country in Miss World although she came from the island of Tahiti.
Trinidad & Tobago, Sastee Bachan, currently works as a trained make-up artist who lives in Toronto, and as a fashion & pageant consultant for Miss World Canada.
Singapore, Jasheen Jayakody, was born to Sri Lankan parents, and currently lives in San Francisco, California with her American husband and one child.
Australia, Leanne Buckle (now Mrs. Frew), currently works as a photographer and a model, and lives with her husband and three children.
Malaysia, Samantha Schubert was born in England, and raise in Malaysia since childhood. She is currently an actress and a model, after she studied at the Lee Strasburg School of Film & Theatre Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Playhouse Los Angeles and Drama Studio London.
Germany, Susanne Petry would go on and win Miss Intercontinental 1992.
Half the number of countries which made it into the semifinals, were not in the semifinals last year: South Africa (1975), India (1980), France (1987), and Australia (1989). Namibia had made into the semi-finals for the first time after its debut in 1989.
Namibia, Michelle McLean was crowned Miss Universe in 1992.