Miss World 2006

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Miss World 2006
Miss World 2006 titlecard
Date30 September 2006
VenuePalace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland
WinnerTaťána 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 the Continental Europe and 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.

Miss World 2006 titleholder - Tatiana Kucharova


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


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
Asia Pacific
Northern Europe
Southern Europe

Special awards[edit]

Best World Dress Designer
Results Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Kenya – Khadijah Kiptoo
4th runner-up
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
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 25

Miss Sports[edit]

Results Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 24
Groups Contestant
Group 1: Asia Pacific
Group 2: Northern Europe
Group 3: Southern Europe
Group 4: Caribbean
Group 5: Americas
Group 6: Africa

Miss Talent[edit]

Results Contestant
1st runner-up
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10

Beauty with a Purpose[edit]

Result Contestant
  •  Ghana – Lamisi Mbillah



104 contestants participated in Miss World 2006.[1]

Asia Pacific[edit]

Northern Europe[edit]

Southern Europe[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 would take part at Miss World 2007.[5]

No Shows:

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


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


  • 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.


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.




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