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Miss World 2008
Miss World 08 winner Ksenia Sukhinova.jpg
Date 13 December 2008
Presenters Tumisho Masha, Angela Chow
Entertainment Alesha Dixon, McFly
Venue Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa
Broadcaster SABC
Entrants 109
Placements 15
Withdraws Estonia, Grenada, Macedonia FYRO, Nepal, Panama, Romania, Slovenia, Suriname
Returns Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Chinese Taipei, Congo DR, Egypt, Honduras, Portugal, St. Lucia, Seychelles, Uruguay, Zambia
Winner Ksenia Sukhinova
 Russia

Miss World 2008, the 58th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 13 December 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally, the pageant was going to take place in Kiev, Ukraine, but because of the ongoing crisis between Georgia and Russia in neighboring South Ossetia, the Miss World Organization decided to move the pageant away from Eastern Europe. 109 contestants from all over the world compete for the crown, the second highest turnout in the 59 years of the pageant. Zhang Zilin of the China PR crowned Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia as the brand new Miss World.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2008
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15

Continental Queens of Beauty[1][2][edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Special awards[edit]

Best World Dress Designer
Final result Contestant
Winner
Top 3
Miss People's Choice
Final result Contestant
Winner

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 15
  • Officially it is Top 15. 5 received automatic semi-finals slot after winning a fast track event: Mexico, Russia, Israel, Barbados, and Trinidad & Tobago
Top 5
1. India
2. Trinidad and Tobago
3. Angola
4. Russia
5. South Africa

Fast Track Events[edit]

Beach Beauty[edit]

The Miss World Beach Beauty took place on November 29 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban, South Africa. The 27 semi-finalists for the event were selected by a panel of judges and the names were revealed on November 27.[3]

Final result Contestant
Winner
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 10
Top 25

Top Model[edit]

The Miss World Top Model took place on December 3 at the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Soweto, South Africa. 32 semi-finalists competed in the event.[4]

Final result Contestant
Winner
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 10
Top 32

Sports[edit]

The Miss World Sports was staged by Dream Team Catalyst and took place on December 5 at the Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift, South Africa.[5]

Miss World 2008 Sports Events
Final result Contestant
Winner
  •  Iceland - Alexandra Ívarsdóttir
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
  •  Greece - Aggeliki Kalaitzi
  •  Israel - Tamar Ziskind
  •  Peru - Annmarie Dehainaut

Talent[edit]

The Miss World Talent took place on December 7 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.[6]

Miss World 2008 Talent Show
Final result Contestant
Winner
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 19

Beauty with a Purpose[edit]

The winner was announced during the live telecast on December 13.[7]

Final results Contestant Cause
Winner
  • For working with the Just Because Foundation dedicated to creating hospitable conditions for children with cancer. Gabrielle helped raise about $100,000 in charity for the creation of a new ward for these children.
Finalists
  • For working with the NEM ADOM FEL Foundation, dedicated to the awareness that handicapped and disabled people are of value to our society, and to make these individuals feel accepted.
  • For working with a school in the slums of Nairobi mainly for students who have been orphaned by HIV AIDS, helping raise funds for the sustenance of the school, as well as being a role model for students.
  • For assisting the Casa Hogar of Jilotepec, "Ayuda y Solidaridad con las Niñas de la Calle", which means help and solidarity with the girls from the streets. Anagaby created a dynamic event called "Pass the Crown" where she would ask the girls about their best quality, and then put a tiara on their heads because of it.

Judges[edit]

The panel of judges was composed by 8 notable personalities:

  • Julia Morley - Chairperson and CEO of Miss World LTD.
  • Wilnelia Merced - Miss World 1975 from Puerto Rico
  • Aminurta Kang - Theatre stage director, China and North America
  • Krish Naidoo - International ambassador for Miss World
  • Pearl Luthuli - Group executive public commercial services SABC
  • Lindiwe Mahlangu - Chief executive of the Joburg Tourism Company
  • Precious Moloi-Motsepe - Chairperson of African Fashion International
  • Graham Cooke - President of World Travel

Contestants[edit]

Country Contestant Age Height (cm) Hometown Regional
 Albania Egla Harxhi[8] 18 175 Tirana Europe
 Angola Brigith dos Santos[9] 18 180 Luanda Africa
 Antigua & Barbuda Athina James[10] 18 180 St. John's Caribbean
 Argentina Agustina Quinteros[11] 18 176 Santa Rosa Americas
 Aruba Christina Trejo[12] 20 175 Tanki Flip Caribbean
 Australia Katie Richardson[13] 20 178 Albion Park Asia & Oceania
 Austria Kathrin Krahfuss[14] 23 177 Graz Europe
 Bahamas Tinnyse Johnson[15] 21 176 Nassau Caribbean
 Barbados Natalie Griffith[16] 18 168 Bridgetown Caribbean
 Belarus Volha Khizhynkova[17] 21 184 Vitebsk Europe
 Belgium Alizée Poulicek[18] 21 175 Brussels Europe
 Belize Charmaine Chinapen[19] 21 174 Belize City Americas
 Bolivia Jackelin Arias 18 177 Santa Cruz Americas
 Bosnia & Herzegovina Tanja Vujičić[20] 18 178 Mostar Europe
 Botswana Itseng Kgomotso[21] 19 178 Gaborone Africa
 Brazil Tamara Almeida 23 174 Ipatinga Americas
 Bulgaria Julia Yurevich[22] 19 177 Kozloduy Europe
 Canada Leah Ryerse[23] 20 178 Hamilton Americas
 Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson[24] 25 175 George Town Caribbean
 Chile Nataly Chilet[25] 23 175 Santiago Americas
 China PR Mei Yan Ling[26] 25 180 Dalian Asia & Oceania
 Chinese Taipei Jamie Lin[27] 24 173 Taichung Asia & Oceania
 Colombia Katherine Medina[28] 18 180 Medellín Americas
 Congo DR Christelle Ndila[29] 18 174 Kinshasa Africa
 Costa Rica Amalia Matamoros 19 178 Naranjo Americas
 Croatia Josipa Kusić[30] 20 182 Zagreb Europe
 Curaçao Norayla Francisco[31] 23 179 Willemstad Caribbean
 Cyprus Mari Vasileiou[32] 18 168 Larnaca Europe
 Czech Republic Zuzana Jandová[33] 20 178 Karviná Europe
 Denmark Lisa Lents[34] 21 174 Copenhagen Europe
 Dominican Republic Geisha Montes de Oca[35] 21 175 Santo Domingo Caribbean
 Ecuador Marjorie Cevallos[36] 22 183 Guayaquil Americas
 Egypt Sanaa Ismail Hamed[37] 24 175 Alexandria Africa
 El Salvador Gabriela Gavidia 18 173 La Libertad Americas
 England Laura Coleman 22 175 Leicester Europe
 Ethiopia Hibret Fekadu[38] 18 180 Addis Abeba Africa
 Finland Linda Wikstedt 19 174 Helsinki Europe
 France Laura Tanguy[39] 20 175 Angers Europe
 Georgia Khatuna Skhirtladze[40] 18 177 Tbilisi Europe
 Germany Anne Katrin Walter[41] 21 172 Dahme-Spreewald Europe
 Ghana Frances Takyi-Mensah[42] 22 180 Elmina Africa
 Gibraltar Krystel Robba 22 178 Gibraltar Europe
 Greece Aggeliki Kalaitzi[43] 24 173 Thessaloniki Europe
 Guadeloupe Frédérika Charpentier[44] 23 175 Basse-Terre Caribbean
 Guatemala Maribel Arana[45] 23 174 Guatemala City Americas
 Guyana Christa Simmons[46] 23 173 Georgetown Americas
 Honduras Gabriela Zavala[47] 23 183 San Pedro Sula Americas
 Hong Kong Skye Chan[48] 24 165 Hong Kong Asia & Oceania
 Hungary Szilvia Freire[49] 24 174 Budapest Europe
 Iceland Alexandra Ívarsdóttir[50] 18 180 Reykjavík Europe
 India Parvathy Omanakuttan[51] 21 175 Kottayam Asia & Oceania
 Indonesia Sandra Angelia[52] 22 169 Surabaya Asia & Oceania
 Ireland Sinéad Noonan[53] 21 175 County Meath Europe
 Israel Tamar Ziskind[54] 23 176 Haifa Asia & Oceania
 Italy Claudia Russo[55] 25 178 Messina Europe
 Jamaica Brittany Lyons[56] 19 166 Kingston Caribbean
 Japan Mizuki Kubodera[57] 21 173 Kanagawa Asia & Oceania
 Kazakhstan Alfina Nasyrova[58] 20 175 Almaty Asia & Oceania
 Kenya Ruth Kinuthia[59] 22 184 Nairobi Africa
 Korea Choi Bo-in 22 169 Seoul Asia & Oceania
 Latvia Ina Avlasēviča[60] 20 180 Dobele Europe
 Lebanon Rosarita Tawil 20 178 Beirut Asia & Oceania
 Lithuania Gabrielė Martirosianaitė 18 176 Kaunas Europe
 Malaysia Soo Wincci[61] 23 170 Selangor Asia & Oceania
 Malta Martha Fenech 17 170 St. Julian's Europe
 Martinique Élodie Delor[62] 18 183 Fort-de-France Caribbean
 Mauritius Olivia Carey[63] 19 170 Vacoas Africa
 Mexico Anagabriela Espinoza[64] 20 180 Monterrey Americas
 Moldova Iana Varnacova[65] 17 180 Chişinău Europe
 Mongolia Anun Chinbat 23 173 Ulan Bator Asia & Oceania
 Montenegro Mariana Mihajlović[66] 18 180 Plavnica Europe
 Namibia Marelize Robberts[67] 21 180 Windhoek Africa
 Netherlands Carmen Kool 22 178 Arnhem Europe
 New Zealand Kahurangi Taylor[68] 18 180 Auckland Asia & Oceania
 Nigeria Adaeze Igwe[69] 18 173 Awka Africa
 Northern Ireland Judith Wilson[70] 23 180 Enniskillen Europe
 Norway Lene Egeli[71] 21 178 Stavanger Europe
 Paraguay Gabriela Rejala[72] 19 173 Ñemby Americas
 Peru Annmarie Dehainaut[73] 18 175 Lima Americas
 Philippines Danielle Castaño[74] 19 174 Quezon City Asia & Oceania
 Poland Klaudia Ungerman 20 177 Wysieradz Europe
 Portugal Andréia Rodrigues 24 175 Lisbon Europe
 Puerto Rico Ivonne Orsini[75] 20 175 Bayamón Caribbean
 Russia Ksenia Sukhinova[76] 21 178 Tyumen Europe
 Saint Lucia Joy-Ann Biscette[77] 22 173 Castries Caribbean
 Scotland Stephanie Willemse[78] 19 180 Glasgow Europe
 Serbia Nevena Lipovac 19 175 Belgrade Europe
 Seychelles Elena Angione[79] 22 168 Mahé Africa
 Sierra Leone Tyrilla Gouldson[80] 24 175 Freetown Africa
 Singapore Faraliza Tan[81] 22 175 Singapore Asia & Oceania
 Slovakia Edita Krešáková[82] 19 180 Seňa Europe
 South Africa Tansey Coetzee[83] 23 174 Johannesburg Africa
 Spain Patricia Yurena Rodríguez[84] 18 179 Granadilla de Abona Europe
 Sri Lanka Rochelle Correa 24 176 Colombo Asia & Oceania
 Swaziland Tiffany Simelane[85] 20 172 Mhlambanyatsi Africa
 Sweden Jennifer Palm Lundberg[86] 22 176 Sigtuna Europe
 Tanzania Nasreen Karim[87] 22 174 Mwanza Africa
 Thailand Ummarapas Jullakasian[88] 23 173 Nonthaburi Asia & Oceania
 Trinidad & Tobago Gabrielle Walcott[89] 23 173 Petit Valley Caribbean
 Turkey Leyla Tuğutlu[90] 19 180 Istanbul Europe
 Uganda Dora Mwima[91] 18 175 Tororo Africa
 Ukraine Iryna Zhuravska[92] 18 177 Kiev Europe
 United States Lane Lindell[93] 18 177 Florida Americas
 Uruguay Fatimih Dávila[94] 20 175 Montevideo Americas
 Venezuela Hannelly Quintero[95] 23 178 Caracas Americas
 Vietnam Dương Trương Thiên Lý[96] 19 170 Đồng Tháp Asia & Oceania
 Wales Chloe-Beth Morgan[97] 22 173 Cwmbran Europe
 Zambia Winfridah Mofu[98] 19 172 Lusaka Africa
 Zimbabwe Cynthia Muvirimi[99] 25 170 Harare Africa

Notes[edit]

Returning countries and territories[edit]

Withdrawing countries and territories[edit]

  •  Estonia - Withdrew due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Macedonia FYRO - Suzana Al-Salkini withdrew due to lack of funding and sponsorship, but did compete the following year at Miss World 2009.
  •    Nepal - The organiser of Miss Nepal pageant said it was postponing the contest scheduled for August 23, 2008 to unknown date, after the Maoist women’s wing, which has trained its sights on Miss Nepal, announced a Kathmandu Valley shutdown on the day to prevent the event.[100]
  •  Panama - Kathya Saldaña had problems with the regional organization and didn't obtain a South African visa in time.
  •  Romania - Withdrew due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Slovenia - Withdrew due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Suriname - Mireille Nederbiel was not allowed to compete in Miss World by the decision of pageant organizers.

Contestants notes[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other beauty pageants:

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  5. ^ Global Beauties: 12/05 - Iceland wins Sports Fast Track
  6. ^ Global Beauties: 12/07 - Barbados wins Talent Fast Track
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