Miss World 1999
|Miss World 1999|
Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey
|Date||4 December 1999|
|Venue||Olympia Hall, London, United Kingdom|
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.. 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".
|Miss World 1999|
Continental Queens of Beauty
|Asia & Oceania|
- 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
- Belgium – Brigitta Callens
- Bolivia – Ana Raquel Rivera Zambrana
- Bosnia and 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 Republic – Helena Houdova
- Dominican Republic – Luz Cecilia García Guzmán
- Ecuador – Sofía Morán Trueba
- Estonia – Karin 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 – Marsha Yuan Hu-Ma
- Hungary – Erika Dankai
- Iceland – Katrín Baldursdóttir
- India – Yukta 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
- Mexico – Danette 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
- Slovakia – Andrea Verešová
- Slovenia – Neda Gačnik
- South Africa – Sonia Raciti
- Spain – Lorena 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 and Tobago – Sacha Anton
- Turkey – Ayşe Hatun Önal
- Ukraine – Olga Savinskaya
- United Kingdom – Nicola Willoughby
- United States – Natasha Allas
- Uruguay – Katherine Gonzalves
- Venezuela – Martina Thorogood Heemsen
- Wales – Clare Marie Daniels
- Yugoslavia – Lana Marić
- Zambia – Cynthia Chikwanda
- Zimbabwe – Brita Maseluthini
- British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, and Chinese Taipei did not compete for unknown reasons.
- Denmark - Miss Denmark 1999, Zahide Bayram did not participate due to undisclosed reasons.
- 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.
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Alisa Sisic - 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.
- 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.
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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