Miss World 1998

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Miss World 1998
Linor (cropped).jpg
Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil
Date26 November 1998
VenueLake Berjaya Mahé Resort, Mahé, Seychelles
WinnerLinor Abargil[1]
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Miss World 1998, the 48th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 26 November 1998 at the Lake Berjaya Mahé Resort in Mahé Island, Seychelles. 86 delegates from around the world competed for the crown. Ronan Keating, then lead singer of Boyzone, and MTV's Eden Harel hosted the event. This year's winner, Israel's Linor Abargil,[1] revealed days after the competition that she was raped months before the pageant. She was crowned by Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden of India.

Miss World 1998 Titlecard


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 1998[1][2]


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1998
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Asia & Oceania




  • Miss Malaysia, Lina Teoh is the cousin of the owner for Lake Berjaya Resort, Mahé.


  •  Angola
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Sint Maarten


  • Last competed in 1977:
    •  Nicaragua
  • Last competed in 1988:
    •  Liberia
  • Last competed in 1994:
    •  Mauritius
  • Last competed in 1996:
    •  Curaçao
    •  Nigeria



  •  Belize - Viola Jeffery - Due to lack of sponsors. She went to Miss Universe 1999.
  •  Bonaire - Julina Felida - Due to lack of sponsors. She went to Miss Universe 1999.
  •  Honduras - The 3rd runner-up of the Miss Honduras 1997 pageant, Miriam Eloisa Vivas Luna was chosen to participate at Miss World 1998[4], but she wasn't able to travel to the contest due to the consequences of Hurricane Mitch in November of that year in Central America.[5] She went to Miss Asia-Pacific 1998.
  •  Latvia - Evija Rucevska - She withdrew for personal reasons, but competed a year later in Miss World 1999.
  • Bandeira do Leal Senado.svg Macau - Miss Macau pageant stop to held due lack of sponsorship and low televiewers. Only was held in 2008 for 2 years. [6]
  •  Namibia - Miss Namibia 1998, Retha Reinders did not participate due to the lack of sponsorship.
  •  Iraq - Ban Kadret - She withdrew because of a disagreement between Eric Morley and the Miss Iraq organizers, due to sanctions placed on Iraq.
  •  Suriname - Miss Suriname 1998, Farah Breeveld did not participate due to the lack of sponsorship.
  •  Thailand - Lacked sponsorship to send a delegate.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Linor cruises to Miss World title". BBC News. 27 November 1998. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Miss World goes PC?". BBC News. 26 November 1998. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ Жизнь после короны
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19991018212148/http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/1625/newsticker4.html
  5. ^ https://www.thefreelibrary.com/'Mitch+kills+top+model'.-a060613502
  6. ^ "As irmãs Pedruco e os títulos de Miss Macau, com vídeo". Cronicas Macaenses (in Portuguese). 11 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2019.

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