Miss World 1999

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Miss World 1999
Yukta at an event in Mangiamo restaurant, Mumbai (cropped).jpg
Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey
Date4 December 1999
VenueOlympia Hall, London, United Kingdom
WinnerYukta Mookhey[1]
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Miss World 1999, the 49th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 4 December 1999 at the Olympia Hall in London, United Kingdom. The pageant was hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and model Melanie Sykes. The 1999 pageant attracted 94 delegates from all over the world. The 1999 pageant also marked the first time that Scotland and Wales fielded their respective delegates. At the end of the event, 20 year old Miss India Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World 1999 crown.[1][2]. The preliminary swimsuit competition was held in Malta. She was crowned by her predecessor Linor Abargil of Israel. Protesters gathered outside the event, decrying it as a "sexist cattle market".[1]

Miss World 1999 Titlecard


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 1999[1][2][3]


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1999
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Asia & Oceania





  •  Scotland
  •  Wales


  • Last competed in 1989:
    •  Guyana
  • Last competed in 1990:
    •  Madagascar
  • Last competed in 1994:
    •  Iceland
    •  Sri Lanka
  • Last competed in 1996:
    •  Bangladesh
    •  Romania
    •  Tahiti
  • Last competed in 1997:
    •  Honduras
    •  Latvia
    •  Thailand


  •  British Virgin Islands,  Curaçao, and Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei did not compete for unknown reasons.
  •  Denmark - Miss Denmark 1999, Zahide Bayram did not participate due to undisclosed reasons.[4]
  •  Mauritius - Miss Mauritius 1999, Micaella L'Hortalle did not participate due to lack of sponsorship.
  •  Namibia - Miss Namibia 1999, Vaanda Katjiuongua did not participate due to lack of sponsorship.
  •  Northern Ireland - Miss Northern Ireland 1999, Zöe Salmon withdrew at the last minute because the organizers couldn't apply for UK separate entry on time due to the Northern Ireland peace process.[5]


  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina – Alisa Sisic[6] - She was dethroned of her Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina 1999 crown due to her nude pictorials at Sarajevo Daily - Dnevni Avaz without her permission that made the organizers revoke her title.[7][8]
  •  Philippines – Miriam Quiambao. Originally Miriam Quiambao was to represent Philippines in the Miss World 1999 pageant but was replaced by Lalaine Edson. Later, Miriam Quiambao who was Philippines representative to the Miss Universe 1999 finished as 1st runner-up.

Other notes[edit]

 Honduras,  Japan,  Madagascar,  Angola, and  Uruguay introduced themselves in their native languages.

  • This is the first time that the contestants were introduced in evening gowns.

 England - Nicola Willoughby, still represented as  United Kingdom in Miss World because of Northern Ireland's last-minute withdrawal.


  1. ^ a b c d "Reading Eagle". Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "New Straits Times". Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gainesville Sun". Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/zahide-danimarkanin-en-guzeli-39114726
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/476321.stm
  6. ^ http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-miss-bosnia-and-herzegovina-99-alisa-sisic-20-waves-t-the-crowd-after-118483393.html
  7. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19991110&id=_0xWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9esDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3737,2439204&hl=en
  8. ^ http://www.jjvanka.net/archief/balkan_1999/ceol022.html

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