Miss World 1999

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Miss World 1999
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Miss World 1999 Titlecard
Date 4 December 1999
Presenters Ulrika Jonsson, Melanie Sykes
Venue Olympia Hall, London, UK
Broadcaster E!, Channel 5
Entrants 94
Placements 10
Debuts Scotland, Wales
Withdrawals British Virgin Islands, Taiwan, Curaçao, Mauritius
Returns Bangladesh, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Kenya, Latvia, Madagascar, Romania, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Thailand
Winner Yukta Mookhey[1]
 India
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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, UK. 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, Miss India Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World 1999 crown[1][2] at 22. The preliminary swimsuit competition was held in Malta. She was crowned by her predecessor Linor Abargil of Israel. Protesters gathered outside of the event, decrying it as a "sexist cattle market".[1]

Results[edit]

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

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 1999
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 5
  •  Israel – Genny Chervoney
  •  Liberia – Sebah Tubman
Semi-finalists
  •  Croatia – Ivana Petković
  •  EstoniaKarin Laasmäe
  •  Norway – Anette Haukaas
  •  SpainLorena Bernal
  •  United States – Natasha Allas

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
  •  Jamaica – Desiree Depass
Europe
  •  Israel – Genny Chervoney

Contestants[edit]

  •  American Virgin Islands – Shari Afua Smith
  •  Angola – Lorena Silva
  •  Argentina – Verónica Denise Barrionuevo
  •  Aruba – Cindy Vanessa Cam Tin Martinus
  •  Australia – Nalishebo Gaskell
  •  Austria – Sandra Kolbl
  •  Bahamas – Mary Watkins
  •  Bangladesh – Tania Rahman Tonni
  •  BelgiumBrigitta Callens
  •  Bolivia – Ana Raquel Rivera Zambrana
  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina – Samra Begović
  •  Botswana – Alimah Isaacs
  •  Brazil – Paula de Souza Carvalho
  •  Bulgaria – Violeta Zdravkova
  •  Canada – Mireille Eid
  •  Cayman Islands – Mona Lisa Tatum
  •  Chile – Lissette Sierra Ocayo
  •  Colombia – Mónica Elizabeth Escolar Danko
  •  Costa Rica – Fiorella Martínez
  •  Croatia – Ivana Petković
  •  Cyprus – Sofia Georgiou
  •  Czech RepublicHelena Houdova
  •  Dominican RepublicLuz Cecilia García Guzmán
  •  Ecuador – Sofía Morán Trueba
  •  EstoniaKarin Laasmäe
  •  Finland – Maria Laamanen
  •  France – Sandra Bretones
  •  Germany – Susan Höcke
  •  Ghana – Mariam Sugru Bugri
  •  Gibraltar – Abigail Garcia
  •  Greece – Evangelia Vatidou
  •  Guatemala – Ana Beatriz González Scheel
  •  Guyana – Indra Changa
  •  Holland – Ilona Marilyn van Veldhuisen
  •  Honduras – Irma Waleska Quijada Henríquez
  •  Hong Kong China – Marsha Yuan Hu-Ma
  •  Hungary – Erika Dankai
  •  Iceland – Katrín Baldursdóttir
  •  IndiaYukta Mookhey
  •  Ireland – Emir-Maria Holohan Doyle
  •  Israel – Jenny Chervoney
  •  Italy – Gloria Nicoletti
  •  Jamaica – Desiree Depass
  •  Japan – Aya Mitsubori
  •  Kazakhstan – Assel Issabayeva
  •  Kenya – Esther Muthoni Muthee
  •  Korea – Han Na-na
  •  Latvia – Evija Rucevska
  •  Lebanon – Norma Elias Naoum
  •  Liberia – Sebah Esther Tubman
  •  Lithuania – Renata Mackevičiūtė
  •  Madagascar – Tantely Naina Ramonjy
  •  Malaysia – Jaclyn Lee Tze Wey
  •  Malta – Catharine Attard
  •  MexicoDanette Velasco Bataller
  •    Nepal – Shweta Singh
  •  New Zealand – Coralie Ann Warburton
  •  Nigeria – Augustine Iruviere
  •  Norway – Annette Haukaas
  •  Panama – Jessenia Casanova Reyes
  •  Paraguay – Mariela Candia Ramos
  •  Peru – Wendy Monteverde
  •  Philippines – Lalaine Bognot Edson
  •  Poland – Marta Kwiecień
  •  Portugal – Joana Ines Texeira
  •  Puerto Rico – Arlene Torres
  •  Romania – Nicoleta Luciu
  •  Russia – Elena Efimova
  •  St. Maarten – Ifelola Badejo
  •  Scotland – Stephanie Norrie
  •  Seychelles – Anne-Mary Jorre
  •  Singapore – Audrey Quek Ai Woon
  •  SlovakiaAndrea Verešová
  •  Slovenia – Neda Gačnik
  •  South AfricaSonia Raciti
  •  SpainLorena Bernal Pascual
  •  Sri Lanka – Dilumini de Alwis Jayasinghe
  •  Swaziland – Colleen Tullonen
  •  Sweden – Jenny Louise Torsvik
  •   Switzerland – Anita Buri
  •  Tahiti – Manoa Froge
  •  Tanzania – Hoyce Anderson Temu
  •  Thailand – Kamala Kumpu Na Ayutthaya
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Sacha Anton
  •  TurkeyAyşe Hatun Önal
  •  Ukraine – Olga Savinskaya
  •  United KingdomNicola Willoughby
  •  United States – Natasha Allas
  •  Uruguay – Katherine Gonzalves
  •  VenezuelaMartina Thorogood Heemsen
  •  Wales – Clare Marie Daniels
  •  Yugoslavia – Lana Marić
  •  Zambia – Cynthia Chikwanda
  •  Zimbabwe – Brita Maseluthini

Judges[edit]

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  •  Scotland
  •  Wales

Returns[edit]

  • 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

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  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 undisclosed reazons. [4]
  •  Mauritius - Miss Mauritius 1999, Micaella L'Hortalle did not participate due lack of Sponsorship.
  •  Namibia - Miss Namibia 1999, Vaanda Katjiuongua did not participate due lack of Sponsorship.
  •  Northern Ireland - Miss Northern Ireland 1999, Zöe Salmon withdrew at the last minute due the organizers couldn't apply for UK separate entry on time due the Northern Ireland peace process.[5]

Replacements[edit]

  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina – Alisa Sisic[6] - She was dethroned of her Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina 1999 crown due her nude pictorials at Sarajevo Daily - Dnevni Avaz without her permission that make the organizers revoked 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 was 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.

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