Miss World 2005

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Miss World 2005
Miss World 2005 Titlecard
Date 10 December 2005
Presenters Tim Vincent, Angela Chow
Entertainment Alexander O'Neal, Beijing Singing & Dancing Theatre
Venue Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China PR
Broadcaster E!, CCTV
Entrants 102
Placements 15
Debuts Martinique, Mongolia
Withdrawals Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Belarus, Cayman Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Paraguay, Turks & Caicos, Zimbabwe
Returns Congo Democratic Republic, Guatemala, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Swaziland, Uruguay, American Virgin Islands
Winner Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir[1]
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Miss World 2005, the 55th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 10 December 2005 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China PR. María Julia Mantilla of Peru crowned her successor Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland.[1] 102 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. All contestants competed in three "fast track" events, Beach Beauty, Miss Talent, and Beauty With a Purpose contests. The winner of each competition immediately became one of the fifteen pageant semi-finalists.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 2005[1][2]


Final results Contestant
Miss World 2005
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 6
Top 15

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Asia Pacific
Northern Europe
Southern Europe
  •  Italy – Sofia Bruscoli


Asia Pacific[edit]

Northern Europe[edit]

Southern Europe[edit]





  •  Angola – Claudia Mariza Manuel Santana
  •  Finland – Saana Johanna Anttila - She withdrew at the last minute after a few days competing for unknown reasons.[3]

No Shows

  •  Algeria – Nesrine Melbani
  •  Andorra – Lourdes Fernández
  •  Kazakhstan – Miss Kazakhstan 2005, Dina Nuraliyeva did not compete for unknown reasons. However she participated in Miss Universe 2006 and Miss World 2009 where she became Top 16.
  •  Macau – Cheong Wai Nei
  •  Paraguay – Emilce Rossana Gómez Cabral
  •  Tahiti – Rhea Bessette
  •  Togo – Edwige Grace Madzé Badakou - Due to lack of Sponsorship and visa problems. She won Miss World Cup 2006[4] later.
  •  Turks and Caicos – Kelly Eastwood
  •  Zimbabwe – Lorraine Maphala - Due lack of Sponsorship and visa problems. However she participated a year later at Miss World 2006.

Following countries were never confirmed their participation

  •  Antigua and Barbuda – No contest
  •  Austria – Isabella Stangl
  •  Belarus – No contest due to the fact that the Miss Belarus contest is a bi-annual pageant.
  •  Belize – No contest
  •  Cayman Islands – No contest
  •  Chile – No contest
  •  Curacao – Rychacviana Coffie
  •  Egypt – Meriam George
  •  Honduras – Lissa Sáenz - Due to Sponsorship problems.
  •  Lithuania – No contest


  •  Cyprus – Nicole Temené
  •  Germany – Antonia Schmitz
  •  South Africa – Miss South Africa 2005 & Top 15 at Miss Universe 2005, Claudia Henkel was unable to participate because she had to crown her successor 2 days after the Miss World 2005 contest.[5]
  •  Thailand – Miss World Thailand 2005, Angela (Aschara) McKay resigned her title just 10 days after winning because she wanted to pursue her studies and modeling work in New York.[6] Her first runner up, Sirinda (Cindy) Jensen took over the Miss Thailand World 2005 title.[7]



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