Miss World 1998
|Miss World 1998|
Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil
|Date||26 November 1998|
|Venue||Lake Berjaya Mahé Resort, Mahé, Seychelles|
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, 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|
Continental Queens of Beauty
|Asia & Oceania|
- American Virgin Islands – Wendy Sanchez
- Angola – Maria Manuela Cortez de Lemos João
- Argentina – Natalia Elisa González
- Aruba – Judelca Shahira Briceno
- Australia – Sarah-Jane Camille St. Clair
- Austria – Sabine Lindorfer
- Bahamas – LeTeasha Henrietta Ingraham
- Belgium – Tanja Dexters
- Bolivia – Bianca Bauer Áñez
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Samra Tojaga
- Botswana – Earthen Pinkinyana Mbulawa
- Brazil – Adriana Reis
- British Virgin Islands – Virginia Olen Rubiane
- Bulgaria – Polina Petkova
- Canada – Leanne Baird
- Cayman Islands – Gemma Marie McLaughlin
- Chile – Daniella Andrea Campos Lathrop
- Colombia – Mónica Marcela Cuartas Jiménez
- Costa Rica – María Luisa Ureña Salazar
- Croatia – Lejla Šehović
- Curaçao – Jeameane Veronica Colastica
- Cyprus – Chrysanthi Michael
- Czech Republic – Alena Šeredová
- Dominican Republic – Sharmin Arelis Díaz Costo
- Ecuador – Vanessa Natania Graf Alvear
- Estonia – Ly Jürgenson
- Finland – Maaret Saija Nousiainen
- France – Véronique Caloc
- Germany – Sandra Ahrabian
- Ghana – Efia Owusuaa Marfo
- Gibraltar – Melanie Soiza
- Greece – Katia Marie Margaritoglou
- Guatemala – Glenda Iracema Cifuentes Ruiz
- Holland – Nerena Ruinemans
- Hong Kong China – Jessie Chiu Chui-Yi
- Hungary – Eva Horvath
- India – Annie Thomas
- Ireland – Vivienne Doyle
- Israel – Linor Abargil
- Italy – Maria Concetta Travaglini
- Jamaica – Christine Renee Straw
- Japan – Rie Mochizuki
- Kazakhstan – Anna Kirpota
- Korea – Kim Kun-woo
- Lebanon – Clemence Achkar
- Liberia – Olivia Precious Cooper
- Lithuania – Kristina Pakarnaite
- Malaysia – Lina Teoh Pick Lim
- Malta – Rebecca Camilleri
- Mauritius – Oona Sujaya Fulena
- Mexico – Vilma Verónica Zamora Suñol
- Nepal – Jyoti Pradhan
- New Zealand – Tanya Hayward
- Nicaragua – Claudia Patricia Alaniz Hernández
- Nigeria – Temitayo Osobu
- Norway – Henriette Dankersten
- Panama – Lorena del Carmen Zagía Miro
- Paraguay – Perla Carolina Benítez Gonzales
- Peru – Mariana Larrabure de Orbegoso
- Philippines – Rachel Muyot Soriano
- Poland – Izabela Opęchowska
- Portugal – Marcia Vasconcelos
- Puerto Rico – Antonia Alfonso Pagán
- Russia – Tatiana Makrouchina
- Sint Maarten – Myrtille Charlotte Brookson
- Seychelles – Alvina Antoinette Grand d'Court
- Singapore – Grace Chay
- Slovakia – Karolina Cicatkova
- Slovenia – Mihaela (Miša) Novak
- South Africa – Kerishnie Naicker
- Spain – Rocío Jiménez Fernández
- Swaziland – Cindy Stanckoczi
- Sweden – Jessica Magdalena Therése Almenäs
- Switzerland – Sonja Grandjean
- Chinese Taipei – Chen Yi-Ju
- Tanzania – Basila Kalubha Mwanukuzi
- Trinidad & Tobago – Jeanette Marie La Caillie
- Turkey – Buket Saygi
- Ukraine – Nataliya Nadtochey
- United Kingdom – Emmalene McLoughlin
- United States – Shauna Gene Gambill
- Uruguay – María Desiree Fernández Mautone
- Venezuela – Verónica Schneider Rodríguez
- Yugoslavia – Jelena Jakovljević
- Zambia – Chisala Chibesa
- Zimbabwe – Annette Kambarami
- Eric Morley
- Diana Hayden – Miss World 1997 from India
- Sophie Dahl
- Pilin Leon – Miss World 1981 from Venezuela
- Jonah Lomu
- Mark Newson
- Terry O'Neill
- Mica Paris
- Jacques Villeneuve
- David Boyd
- Miss Malaysia, Lina Teoh is the cousin of the owner for Lake Berjaya Resort, Mahé.
- Sint Maarten
- Czech Republic – Kateřina Stočesová - She won the Queen of the World 1998 title and was unable to compete due to contract duties.
- Kazakhstan – Dana Tolesh
- France - Véronique Caloc was the first runner-up at Miss France 1998, representing Martinique. She was chosen to represent France at Miss World, while the winner of Miss France 1998, Sophie Thalmann, participated at Miss Universe 1998.
- 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, 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. She went to Miss Asia-Pacific 1998.
- Latvia - Evija Rucevska - She withdrew for personal reasons, but competed a year later in Miss World 1999.
- Macau - Miss Macau pageant stop to held due lack of sponsorship and low televiewers. Only was held in 2008 for 2 years. 
- 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.
- "Linor cruises to Miss World title". BBC News. 27 November 1998. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- "Miss World goes PC?". BBC News. 26 November 1998. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Жизнь после короны
- "As irmãs Pedruco e os títulos de Miss Macau, com vídeo". Cronicas Macaenses (in Portuguese). 11 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2019.