Miss World 2006

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Miss World 2006
Mw2006.jpg
Miss World 2006 titlecard
Date 30 September 2006
Presenters Tim Vincent, Angela Chow, Grażyna Torbicka
Entertainment Westlife, Robin Gibb, Amici
Venue Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland
Broadcaster E!, TVP
Entrants 104
Placements 17
Debuts Cambodia, Montenegro, Serbia
Withdrawals Albania, Chinese Taipei, Malawi, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Switzerland, Uganda, US Virgin Islands
Returns Angola, Austria, Belarus, Cayman Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Finland, Kazakhstan, Tahiti, Zimbabwe
Winner Taťána Kuchařová[1]
 Czech Republic
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Miss World 2006, the 56th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 30 September 2006 at the Sala Kongresowa, the main 2,897-seat auditorium of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.[2] It was the first time ever that the pageant was held in a European city other than London, United Kingdom, having previously been held there in 2002 after the Nigeria Controversy. The pageant officially concluded after Taťána Kuchařová from the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World 2006[1][3] by outgoing titleholder Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland.

A total of 104 countries competed in the pageant, the 12th largest number behind 2013 (127) 2014 (121), 2012 (116), 2010 (115), 2015 (114), 2011 (113), 2009 (112), 2008 (109), 2004 (107), and 2007 and 2003 (both 106). All contestants were divided in six regional groups: Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Northern Europe, and Southern Europe.

Gdynia was the host of the Beach Beauty contest, Giżycko hosted the Miss Sports contest and Wrocław hosted the Miss Talent competition. The fourth event was Beauty with a Purpose. This is the first time the Czech Republic won the title of Miss World.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results[1][3]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2006
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 17

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Out of the 17 semi-finalists a group of judges selected the winner of each regional group and received the respective Miss World Regional Title. All of them made the Top 6 finalists.

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia Pacific
Caribbean
Northern Europe
Southern Europe

Special awards[edit]

Best World Dress Designer
Results Contestant
Winner
  •  Croatia – Ivana Ergić
1st runner-up
  •  Netherlands – Sheryl Baas
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Kenya – Khadijah Kiptoo
4th runner-up
  •  Ireland – Sarah Morrissey
Top 20

Fast Track Events[edit]

During the month of September four competitions were held from which the winner of each was fast tracked into the semi-finals. Beach Beauty was selected on 7 September in the city of Gdynia. Miss Sports was held on 12 September in the city of Gizycko and the Miss Talent contest was celebrated on 20 September at Wrocław. The Beauty with a Purpose winner was announced on 30 September during the final telecast.

Beach Beauty[edit]

Results Contestant
Winner
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Singapore – Colleen Pereira
Top 10
  •  Barbados – Latoya McDowald
  •  PolandMarzena Cieślik
  •  Romania – Ioana Boitor
  •  ScotlandNicola McLean
  •  Spain – Inmaculada Torres
Top 25
  •  Bolivia – Ana María Ortiz
  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina – Azra Gazdić
  •  BrazilJane Borges
  •  CanadaMalgosia Majewska
  •  Colombia – Elizabeth Loaiza
  •  Georgia – Nino Kalandadze
  •  Ireland – Sarah Morrissey
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
  •  JamaicaSara Lawrence
  •  NigeriaAbiola Bashorun
  •  Panama – Gisselle Bissot
  •  PhilippinesAnna Maris Igpit
  •  Puerto Rico – Thebyam Carrión
  •  Slovenia – Iris Mulej
  •  SwedenCathrin Skoog

Miss Sports[edit]

Results Contestant
Winner
1st runner-up
  •  Puerto Rico – Thebyam Carrión
2nd runner-up
  •  Latvia – Liga Meinarte
Top 24
  •  Botswana – Lorato Tebogo
  •  Cayman IslandsAmbuyah Ebanks
  •  Finland – Jenniina Tuokko
  •  Guatemala – Jackelinne Piccinini
  •  Hungary – Renata Toth
  •  IndonesiaKristania Virginia Besouw
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
  •  Japan – Kazuha Kondo
  •  Kazakhstan – Sabina Chukayeva
  •  Korea – Sharon Park
  •  Malaysia – Adeline Wan
  •  MexicoKarla Jiménez
  •  MongoliaSelenge Erdene-Ochir
  •  MontenegroIvana Knežević
  •  Namibia – Anna Nashandi
  •  RussiaAlexandra Mazur
  •  Slovakia – Magdalena Sebestova
  •  South Africa – Thuli Sithole
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Tineke de Freitas
  •  United StatesBrooke Angus
  •  Zambia – Katanekwa Matundwelo
Groups Contestant
Group 1: Asia Pacific
  •  IndonesiaKristania Virginia Besouw
  •  Japan – Kazuha Kondo
  •  Korea – Sharon Park
  •  Mongolia – Selenge Erdene-Ochir
Group 2: Northern Europe
  •  Finland – Jenniina Tuokko
  •  Kazakhstan – Sabina Chukayeva
  •  Latvia – Liga Meinarte
  •  RussiaAlexandra Mazur
Group 3: Southern Europe
  •  Hungary – Renata Toth
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
  •  MontenegroIvana Knežević
  •  Slovakia – Magdalena Sebestova
Group 4: Caribbean
Group 5: Americas
Group 6: Africa
  •  Botswana – Lorato Tebogo
  •  Namibia – Anna Nashandi
  •  South Africa – Thuli Sithole
  •  Zambia – Katanekwa Matundwelo

Miss Talent[edit]

Results Contestant
Winner
1st runner-up
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
2nd runner-up
  •  Zimbabwe – Lorraine Maphala
3rd runner-up
  •  Estonia – Leisi Poldsam
4th runner-up
  •  Mongolia – Selenge Erdene-Ochir
Top 10
  •  Barbados – Latoya McDowald
  •  Croatia – Ivana Ergić
  •  IndiaNatasha Suri
  •  Liberia – Patrice Juah
  •  Portugal – Sara Almeida

Beauty with a Purpose[edit]

Result Contestant
Winner
  •  Ghana – Lamisi Mbillah

Judges[edit]

Contestants[edit]

104 contestants participated in Miss World 2006.[1]

Asia Pacific[edit]

  •  AustraliaSabrina Houssami
  •  Cambodia – Sun Sreymom
  •  China PR – Duo Liu
  •  Hong KongJanet Chow
  •  IndiaNatasha Suri
  •  Indonesia – Kristania Besouw
  •  Japan – Kazuha Kondo
  •  Korea – Sharon Park
  •  Malaysia – Adeline Wan
  •  Mongolia – Selenge Erdene-Ochir
  •  PhilippinesAnna Igpit
  •  Singapore – Colleen Pereira
  •  Sri LankaRapthi Kerkoven
  •  Tahiti – Vainui Simon
  •  Thailand – Melisa Mahapol
  •  VietnamMai Phương Thúy

Northern Europe[edit]

  •  Austria – Tatjana Batinić
  •  Belarus – Katsiaryna Litvinava
  •  Belgium – Virginie Claes
  •  Czech RepublicTaťána Kuchařová
  •  Denmark – Sandra Spohr
  •  EnglandEleanor Glynn
  •  Estonia – Leisi Poldsam
  •  Finland – Jenniina Tuokko
  •  Germany – Edita Orašćanin
  •  Iceland – Ásdís Hallgrímsdóttir
  •  Ireland – Sarah Morrissey
  •  Kazakhstan – Sabina Chukayeva
  •  Latvia – Liga Meinarte
  •  Netherlands – Sheryl Baas
  •  Northern IrelandCatherine Jean Milligan
  •  Norway – Tonje Elise Skjærvik
  •  PolandMarzena Cieślik
  •  RussiaAlexandra Mazur
  •  ScotlandNicola McLean
  •  SwedenCathrin Skoog
  •  Ukraine – Olga Shilovanova
  •  Wales – Sarah Fleming

Southern Europe[edit]

  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina – Azra Gazdić
  •  Bulgaria – Slavena Vatova
  •  Croatia – Ivana Ergić
  •  Cyprus – Eli Manoli
  •  France – Laura Fasquel
  •  Georgia – Nino Kalandaze
  •  Gibraltar – Hayley O'Brien
  •  GreeceIrini Karra
  •  Hungary – Renáta Tóth
  •  Israel – Yael Nizri
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
  •  LebanonAnnabella Hilal
  •  Macedonia FYRO – Marija Vegova
  •  Malta – Solange Mifsud
  •  Moldova – Alexandra Demciuk
  •  MontenegroIvana Knežević
  •  Portugal – Sara Almeida
  •  RomaniaIoana Boitor
  •  Serbia – Vedrana Grbović
  •  Slovakia – Magdalena Šebestová
  •  Slovenia – Iris Mulej
  •  Spain – Inmaculada Torres
  •  Turkey – Merve Büyüksaraç

Caribbean[edit]

  •  Aruba – Shanandoa Wijshijer
  •  Bahamas – Deandrea Conliffe
  •  Barbados – Latoya McDowald
  •  Cayman IslandsAmbuyah Ebanks
  •  Curaçao – Fyrena Martha
  •  Dominican Republic – Paola Torres
  •  Guadeloupe – Caroline Beavis
  •  JamaicaSara Lawrence
  •  MartiniqueStephanie Colosse
  •  Puerto Rico – Thebyam Carrión
  •  St. Lucia – Tamalisa Baptiste
  •  Trinidad & Tobago – Tineke De Freitas

Americas[edit]

  •  Argentina – Beatriz Vallejos
  •  Bolivia – Ana María Ortiz
  •  BrazilJane Borges
  •  CanadaMalgosia Majewska
  •  Chile – Constanza Silva
  •  Colombia – Elizabeth Loaiza
  •  Costa Rica – Bélgica Arias
  •  Ecuador – Rebeca Flores
  •  El Salvador – Tatiana Romero
  •  Guatemala – Jackelinne Piccinini
  •  Guyana – Dessia Braithwaite
  •  MexicoKarla Jiménez
  •  Panama – Giselle Bissot
  •  Peru – Silvia Cornejo
  •  United StatesBrooke Angus
  •  Uruguay – Marlene Politi
  •  VenezuelaFederica Guzmán

Africa[edit]

  •  AngolaStiviandra Oliveira
  •  Botswana – Lorato Tebogo
  •  Congo Democratic Republic – Diane Mwinga
  •  Ethiopia – Amleset Muchie
  •  Ghana – Lamisi Mbillah
  •  Kenya – Khadijah Kiptoo
  •  Liberia – Patrice Juah
  •  Mauritius – Vanesha Seetohul
  •  Namibia – Anna Nashandi
  •  NigeriaAbiola Bashorun
  •  South Africa – Thuli Sithole
  •  TanzaniaWema Sepetu
  •  Zambia – Katanekwa Matundwelo
  •  Zimbabwe – Lorraine Maphala

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  Egypt – Miss Egypt 2006, Fawzia Mohamed had visa problems.[4]
  •  Belize - Miss World Belize 2006, Felicita (Leesha) Arzu was crowned on July 29, but the organizers decided that she take part at Miss World 2007.[5]

No Shows:

  •  Albania – No contest
  •  American Virgin Islands - No contest
  •  Antigua and Barbuda – Due financial problems.
  •  British Virgin Islands – Martha Ramirez[6]
  •  Burkina Faso - Ramata Barry
  •  Chad
  •  Congo Republic – Eboundt Fatouma Blanda
  •  Ivory Coast - Alima Diomandé
  •  Malawi - Peth Msiska
  •    Nepal – No contest due the Nepalese Civil War. It was proposed for 2007.
  •  New Zealand - No contest
  •  Nicaragua - Due Financial problems.
  •  Paraguay – Due Financial problems.
  •  Swaziland – No contest
  •   Switzerland - Due scheduling conflicts, the national pageant was held on September 9[7] making made the 2006 winner ineligible to compete, plus no finalists of Miss Switzerland 2005 pageant were available to compete. After that Switzerland didn't send a contestant to Miss World contest until 2013.
  •  Uganda – No contest

Replacements[edit]

  •  FranceMiss France 2004, Laetitia Bleger was appointed to representing France at Miss World 2006, but however her Playboy topples pictures of May 2005 prevent her to take part and she got suspended 6 months by Miss France Organization. Then Miss France comitee named the new Miss France 2006, Alexandra Rosenfeld as the french representative in Miss World 2006,[8] but due the fact that she had to go first to Miss Universe 2006 and later to Miss Europe 2006 contest, was finally replaced by Miss France 2006, 2º Runner up - Laura Fasquel.[9]
  •  Latvia – Miss Latvia 2005, Kristīne Djadenko was supossed to participate in Miss World 2006.[10] However a month before the start of the competition was remplaced by Līga Meinarte.[11] Nevertheless Djadenko participated next year at Miss World 2007.
  •  SpainMiss España 2006, Elizabeth Reyes was supposed to participated in Miss World 2006 after Miss Universe 2006 contest.[12][13] However she was replaced by her Miss España 2006, 1º Runner up - Inmaculada Torres.
  •  UruguayMiss Uruguay Mundo 2006, Soledad Gagliardo was replaced by her first runner up, Marlene Politi due unknown reasons.

Notes[edit]

  • Israel and Lebanon, countries located in Asia, compete in the Southern Europe group.
  • Russia and Kazakhstan, Eurasian countries, compete in the Northern Europe group.
  • Turkey, another Eurasian country, competes in the Southern Europe group.
  • Since 2000, the United Kingdom's home nations compete separately.

Trivia[edit]

Two billion people in 200 countries across the globe tuned-in Sunday for the 56th Miss World beauty pageant grand finale in Warsaw, Poland. Viewers were also able to help select Miss World 2006 using a special short message service (SMS) system.

Notes[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

References[edit]

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