Miss World 2003

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Miss World 2003
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Miss World 2003
Date 6 December 2003
Presenters Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram, Angela Chow
Entertainment Luis Fonsi, Bryan Ferry
Venue Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China PR
Broadcaster E!, CCTV
Entrants 106
Placements 20
Debuts Andorra, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Northern Marianas
Withdrawals Algeria, American Virgin Islands Ghana, Tahiti
Returns Belarus, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Iceland, Korea, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Nepal, Paraguay, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Zambia
Winner Rosanna Davison
 Ireland
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2004 →

Miss World 2003, the 53rd edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 6 December 2003 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China PR.[1] The pageant was presented by Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram, and Angela Chow. The contestants also paid a visit to Hong Kong, Xi'an, Shanghai, and Beijing. Azra Akın of Turkey crowned her successor Rosanna Davison of Ireland,[2][3] the daughter of popular musician Chris de Burgh, claiming Ireland's first major beauty pageant title. 106 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking at that time, the biggest edition in the pageant history. This was the first time China PR hosted the pageant.[2] Ticket pricing for the event ranged from $110 to $2,730.[2]

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 2003[3][4]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2003
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  China PR – Guan Qi[3]
Top 5
  •  IndiaAmi Vashi
  •  Philippines – Mafae Yunon
Top 20
  •  EthiopiaHayat Ahmed
  •  VenezuelaValentina Patruno
  •  Australia – Olivia Stratton
  •  Lebanon – Marie-José Hnein
  •  Jamaica – Jade Fulford
  •   Switzerland – Bianca Sissing
  •  Georgia – Irina Onashvili
  •  Norway – Elisabeth Wathne
  •  PeruClaudia Hernández
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Magdalene Walcott
  •  New Zealand – Melanie Paul
  •  Puerto Rico – Joyceline Montero
  •  Dominican Republic – María Vargas
  •  Greece – Vasiliki Tsekoura
  •  Bolivia – Helen Aponte

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
  •  China PR – Guan Qi
Caribbean
  •  Jamaica – Jade Fulford
Europe

Contestants[edit]

106 contestants participated in Miss World 2003.[4]

  •  AlbaniaDenisa Kola
  •  Andorra – Beverly Bella
  •  Angola – Celma Katia Carlos
  •  Antigua & Barbuda – Anne-Marie Browne
  •  Argentina – Grisel Hitoff
  •  Aruba – Nathalie Biermanns
  •  Australia – Olivia Stratton
  •  Bahamas – Shantell Hall
  •  Barbados – Raquel Wilkinson
  •  Belarus – Volha Nevdakh
  •  BelgiumJulie Taton
  •  Belize – Dalila Vanzie
  •  Bolivia – Helen Aponte
  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina – Irna Smaka
  •  Botswana – Boingotlo Motlalekgosi
  •  Brazil – Lara Brito
  •  Bulgaria – Rajna Naldzhieva
  •  CanadaNazanin Afshin-Jam
  •  Cayman Islands – Nichelle Welcome
  •  Chile – Alejandra Soler
  •  China PR – Guan Qi
  •  Colombia – Claudia Molina
  •  Costa Rica – Shirley Álvarez
  •  CroatiaAleksandra Grdić
  •  Curaçao – Angeline da Silva Goes
  •  Cyprus – Stella Stylianou
  •  Czech RepublicLucie Váchová
  •  Denmark – Maj Buchholtz Pedersen
  •  Dominican Republic – María Eugenia Vargas
  •  Ecuador – Mayra Rentería
  •  England – Jacqueline Turner
  •  Estonia – Kriistina Gabor
  •  EthiopiaHayat Ahmed
  •  Finland – Katri Johanna Hynninen
  •  France – Virginie Dubois
  •  Georgia – Irina Onashvili
  •  Germany – Babette Konau
  •  Gibraltar – Kim Marie Falzun
  •  Greece – Vasiliki Tsekoura
  •  GuadeloupeLauranza Doliman
  •  Guatemala – Dulce María Duarte
  •  Guyana – Alexis Glasgow
  •  Holland – Sanne de Regt
  •  Hong Kong – Rabee'a Yeung
  •  Hungary – Eszter Toth
  •  Iceland – Regína Jónsdóttir
  •  India – Ami Vashi
  •  IrelandRosanna Davison[2]
  •  Israel – Miri Levy
  •  Italy – Silvia Cannas
  •  Jamaica – Jade Fulford
  •  Japan – Kaoru Nishide
  •  Kazakhstan – Saule Zhunosova
  •  Kenya – Janet Kibugu
  •  Korea – Park Ji-yea
  •  Latvia – Irina Askolska
  •  Lebanon – Marie-José Hnein
  •  Lesotho – Makuena Lepolesa
  •  Lithuania – Vaida Grikšaitė
  •  Macedonia FYRO – Marija Vašik
  •  Malaysia – Wong Sze Zen
  •  Malta – Rachel Xuereb
  •  Mauritius – Marie Aimee Bergicourt
  •  MexicoErika Honstein
  •  Moldova – Elena Danilciuc
  •  Namibia – Petrina Thomas
  •    Nepal – Priti Sitoula
  •  New Zealand – Melanie Paul
  •  Nicaragua – Hailey Britton Brooks
  •  NigeriaCelia Bissong
  •  Northern Ireland – Diana Sayers
  •  Northern Marianas – Kimberly Castro
  •  Norway – Elisabeth Wathne
  •  Panama – Ivy Ruth Ortega
  •  ParaguayKarina Buttner
  •  PeruClaudia Hernández
  •  Philippines – Maria Rafaela (Mafae) Yunon
  •  Poland – Karolina Gorazda
  •  Portugal – Vanessa Job
  •  Puerto Rico – Joyceline Montero
  •  Romania – Patricia Filomena Chifor
  •  Russia – Svetlana Goreva
  •  ScotlandNicci Jolly
  •  Serbia & Montenegro – Bojana Vujadinović
  •  Singapore – Corine Kanmani
  •  Slovakia – Adriana Pospíšilová
  •  SloveniaTina Zajc
  •  South AfricaCindy Nell
  •  Spain – María Teresa Martín
  •  Sri LankaSachini Stanley
  •  Swaziland – Thembelihle Zwane
  •  Sweden – Ida Söfringsgärd
  •   Switzerland – Bianca Sissing
  •  Tanzania – Sylvia Bahame
  •  Thailand – Janejira Keardprasop
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Magdalene Walcott
  •  Turkey – Tuğba Karaca
  •  Uganda – Aysha Nassanga
  •  Ukraine – Ilona Yakovleva
  •  United States – Kimberly Harlan
  •  Uruguay – Natalia Rodríguez
  •  VenezuelaValentina Patruno
  •  Vietnam – Nguyễn Đình Thụy Quân
  •  WalesImogen Thomas
  •  Zambia – Cynthia Kanema
  •  Zimbabwe – Phoebe Monjane

Judges[edit]

Miss World 2003 had nine judges.[5]

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  •  Andorra
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Georgia
  •  Guadeloupe
  •  Northern Marianas

Returns[edit]

  • Last competed in 1981:
    •  Lesotho
  • Last competed in 1998:
    •  Mauritius
  • Last competed in 1999:
    •  Zambia
  • Last competed in 2000:
    •  Belarus
    •  Denmark
    •  Guatemala
    •  Moldova
    •    Nepal
    •  Paraguay
    •  Sri Lanka
  • Last competed in 2001:
    •  Cayman Islands
    •  Costa Rica
    •  Dominican Republic
    •  Iceland
    •  Korea
    •  Portugal
    •   Switzerland

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  ArmeniaLusine Tovmasyan - She withdrew due the financial problem that Miss Armenia Organizers had with the Miss World organisation. She later competed at Miss Europe 2005 and finished 1º runner up.
  •  FijiAishwarya Sukhdeo - She withdrew at the very last minute for unknown reasons; however, she competed in Miss World a year later.

No Shows[edit]

  •  Algeria – Mounia Achlaf
  •  AustriaMiss Austria 2003, Tanja Duhovich did not compete due meet the age of requirements. She was just 17. Then the Miss Austria corporation decided appointed the Miss Austria 2003 secound runner up, Bianca Zudrell just at every last minute with no time to prepare the visa.[13]
  •  American Virgin Islands – Alexandrya Evans. She competed at Miss Universe 2011 8 years later.
  •  British Virgin Islands – No contest
  •  Haiti
  •  Malawi – Mable Pulu
  •  Tahiti - Heitiare Tribondeau
  •  Turks & Caicos
  •  Ghana – Did not compete because of a shift in the Miss Ghana calendar. Organizers held the national final, Miss Ghana 2003, on the same date Miss World 2003 was held. This is the reason Ghanaian delegates to Miss World have their titles dating back by a year.

Remplacements[edit]

  •  Latvia – Agnese Eiduka
  •  Sweden – Isabelle Jonsson - She was the first runner up of Fröken Sverige 2003, but the organization just lost the MW licence that year to the newly Miss World Sweden contest.
  •  Venezuela – Amara Barroeta Seijas.

Country Changes[edit]

  • Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia & Montenegro.

Other notes[edit]

  • Northern Marianas was originally crowned for the Miss Universe pageant but was sent to Miss World instead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Victoria Advocate - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Ireland wins Miss World". The Sydney Morning Herald. December 7, 2003. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Herald-Journal". Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "New Straits Times". Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Top judges for Miss World". News24. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Brown, Frederic J. "Candace Bushnell". Getty Images. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c "Miss Ireland crowned Miss World". China Daily. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Getty Images. "Miss World Contest In China". Getty Images. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Irish Miss World begins reign". ABC. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "China set for Miss World contest". BBC News. 6 December 2003. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c "Miss World contest rigged?". News24. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Brown, Frederic J. "Candace Bushnell". Getty Images. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  13. ^ http://www.bellezavenezolana.net/news/2003/20031109.htm

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