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Miss World 2008
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Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova
Date13 December 2008
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueSanndton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Broadcaster
Entrants109
Placements15
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerKsenia Sukhinova[1][2]
 Russia
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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.[3] Originally, the pageant was going to take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, but because of the ongoing 2008 Russo-Georgian diplomatic crisis in neighbouring 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 China crowned Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia as the brand new Miss World.[1][2]

Results

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 2008 [2]

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2008
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 15

Continental Queens of Beauty[4][5]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Order of Announcements

Top 15

  1.  Russia
  2.  Mexico
  3.  Barbados
  4.  Iceland
  5.  Trinidad and Tobago
  6.  Venezuela
  7.  Ukraine
  8.  Croatia
  9.  Brazil
  10.  Angola
  11.  Kazakhstan
  12.  Puerto Rico
  13.  Spain
  14.  South Africa
  15.  India

Top 5

  1.  India
  2.  Trinidad and Tobago
  3.  Angola
  4.  Russia
  5.  South Africa

Contestants

Miss World 2008 had a total of 109 contestants.[3]

Country Contestant Age Hometown Regional
 Albania Egla Harxhi 18 Tirana Europe
 Angola Birgite dos Santos[6] 18 Luanda Africa
 Antigua and Barbuda Athina James 18 St. John's Caribbean
 Argentina Agustina Quinteros[7] 18 Santa Rosa Americas
 Aruba Christina Trejo[8] 20 Tanki Flip Caribbean
 Australia Katie Richardson[9] 20 Albion Park Asia & Oceania
 Austria Kathrin Krahfuss[10] 23 Graz Europe
 Bahamas Tinnyse Johnson 21 Nassau Caribbean
 Barbados Natalie Griffith[11] 18 Bridgetown Caribbean
 Belarus Volha Khizhynkova[12] 21 Vitebsk Europe
 Belgium Alizée Poulicek[13] 21 Brussels Europe
 Belize Charmaine Chinapen 21 Belize City Americas
 Bolivia Jackelin Arias 18 Santa Cruz Americas
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Tanja Vujičić 18 Nevesinje Europe
 Botswana Itseng Kgomotso[14] 19 Gaborone Africa
 Brazil Tamara Almeida 23 Ipatinga Americas
 Bulgaria Julia Yurevich 19 Kozloduy Europe
 Canada Leah Ryerse 20 Hamilton Americas
 Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson 25 George Town Caribbean
 Chile Nataly Chilet 23 Santiago Americas
 China Mei Yan Ling[15] 25 Dalian Asia & Oceania
 Chinese Taipei Jamie Lin 24 Taichung Asia & Oceania
 Colombia Katherine Medina 18 Medellín Americas
 Costa Rica Amalia Matamoros 19 Naranjo Americas
 Croatia Josipa Kusić[16] 20 Zagreb Europe
 Curaçao Norayla Francisco[17] 23 Willemstad Caribbean
 Cyprus Mari Vasileiou 18 Larnaca Europe
 Czech Republic Zuzana Jandová[18] 20 Karviná Europe
 Denmark Lisa Lents 21 Copenhagen Europe
 Dominican Republic Geisha Montes De Oca 21 Santo Domingo Caribbean
 DR Congo Christelle Mbila[19] 18 Kinshasa Africa
 Ecuador Marjorie Cevallos[20] 22 Guayaquil Americas
 Egypt Sanaa Ismail Hamed[21] 24 Alexandria Africa
 El Salvador Gabriela Gavidia 18 La Libertad Americas
 England Laura Coleman 22 Leicester Europe
 Ethiopia Hibret Fekadu 18 Addis Abeba Africa
 Finland Linda Wikstedt 19 Helsinki Europe
 France Laura Tanguy[22] 20 Angers Europe
 Georgia Khatuna Skhirtladze 18 Tbilisi Europe
 Germany Anne Katrin Walter 21 Dahme-Spreewald Europe
 Ghana Frances Takyi-Mensah[23] 22 Elmina Africa
 Gibraltar Krystel Robba 22 Gibraltar Europe
 Greece Aggeliki Kalaitzi[24] 24 Thessaloniki Europe
 Guadeloupe Frédérika Charpentier 23 Basse-Terre Caribbean
 Guatemala Maribel Arana 23 Guatemala City Americas
 Guyana Christa Simmons 23 Georgetown Americas
 Honduras Gabriela Zavala 23 San Pedro Sula Americas
 Hong Kong Skye Chan 24 Hong Kong Asia & Oceania
 Hungary Szilvia Freire 24 Budapest Europe
 Iceland Alexandra Ívarsdóttir[25] 18 Reykjavík Europe
 India Parvathy Omanakuttan[26][27] 21 Kottayam Asia & Oceania
 Indonesia Sandra Angelia[28] 22 Surabaya Asia & Oceania
 Ireland Sinéad Noonan[29] 21 County Meath Europe
 Israel Tamar Ziskind 23 Haifa Asia & Oceania
 Italy Claudia Russo[30] 25 Messina Europe
 Jamaica Brittany Lyons 19 Kingston Caribbean
 Japan Mizuki Kubodera[31] 21 Kanagawa Asia & Oceania
 Kazakhstan Alfina Nassyrova[32] 20 Almaty Asia & Oceania
 Kenya Ruth Kinuthia[33] 22 Nairobi Africa
 Korea Choi Bo-in 22 Seoul Asia & Oceania
 Latvia Ina Avlasēviča[34] 20 Dobele Europe
 Lebanon Rosarita Tawil 20 Beirut Asia & Oceania
 Lithuania Gabrielė Martirosianaitė 18 Kaunas Europe
 Malaysia Soo Wincci[35] 23 Selangor Asia & Oceania
 Malta Martha Fenech 18 St. Julian's Europe
 Martinique Élodie Delor 18 Fort-de-France Caribbean
 Mauritius Olivia Carey[36] 19 Vacoas Africa
 Mexico Anagabriela Espinoza[37] 20 Monterrey Americas
 Moldova Iana Varnacova 17 Chişinău Europe
 Mongolia Chinbatyn Anun 23 Ulan Bator Asia & Oceania
 Montenegro Mariana Mihajlović 18 Plavnica Europe
 Namibia Marelize Robberts[38] 21 Windhoek Africa
 Netherlands Carmen Kool 22 Arnhem Europe
 New Zealand Kahurangi Taylor[39] 18 Auckland Asia & Oceania
 Nigeria Adaeze Igwe[40] 18 Awka Africa
 Northern Ireland Judith Wilson 23 Enniskillen Europe
 Norway Lene Egeli[41] 21 Stavanger Europe
 Paraguay Gabriela Rejala[42] 19 Ñemby Americas
 Peru Annmarie Dehainaut[43] 18 Lima Americas
 Philippines Danielle Castaño[44] 19 Quezon City Asia & Oceania
 Poland Klaudia Ungerman 20 Wysieradz Europe
 Portugal Andreia Rodrigues 24 Lisbon Europe
 Puerto Rico Ivonne Orsini[45] 20 Bayamón Caribbean
 Russia Ksenia Sukhinova[1][46] 21 Tyumen Europe
 St. Lucia Joy-Ann Biscette 22 Castries Caribbean
 Scotland Stephanie Willemse[47] 19 Glasgow Europe
 Serbia Nevena Lipovac 19 Belgrade Europe
 Seychelles Elena Angione 22 Mahé Africa
 Sierra Leone Tyrilla Gouldson[48] 24 Freetown Africa
 Singapore Faraliza Tan 22 Singapore Asia & Oceania
 Slovakia Edita Krešáková[49] 19 Seňa Europe
 South Africa Tansey Coetzee[50] 23 Johannesburg Africa
 Spain Patricia Yurena Rodríguez[51] 18 Granadilla de Abona Europe
 Sri Lanka Rochelle Correa 24 Colombo Asia & Oceania
 Swaziland Tiffany Simelane[52] 20 Mhlambanyatsi Africa
 Sweden Jennifer Palm Lundberg 22 Sigtuna Europe
 Tanzania Nasreen Karim[53] 22 Mwanza Africa
 Thailand Ummarapas Jullakasian[54] 23 Nonthaburi Asia & Oceania
 Trinidad and Tobago Gabrielle Walcott[55] 23 Petit Valley
 Turkey Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu[56] 19 Istanbul Europe
 Uganda Dora Mwima 18 Tororo Africa
 Ukraine Iryna Zhuravska[57] 18 Kyiv Europe
 United States Lane Lindell 18 Tampa Americas
 Uruguay Fatimih Dávila 20 Montevideo Americas
 Venezuela Hannelly Quintero[58] 23 Ocumare del Tuy Americas
 Vietnam Dương Trương Thiên Lý 19 Đồng Tháp Asia & Oceania
 Wales Chloe-Beth Morgan[59] 22 Cwmbran Europe
 Zambia Winfridah Mofu 19 Lusaka Africa
 Zimbabwe Cynthia Muvirimi[60] 25 Harare Africa

Judges

Miss World 2008 contestants were judged based upon the criteria of glamour, beauty, intelligence and poise.[3][61] Some of the judges were representatives of the Miss World Organization.[3] Some of the contestants, such as Ksenia Sukhinova, communicated with the judges using a translator.[1] Judges for the event were:

  • Julia Morley – Chairwoman of the Miss World Organization.
  • Wilnelia MercedMiss 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

Notes

Returns

Designations

Replacements

Withdrawals

  •  Estonia – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  MacedoniaSuzana Al-Salkini withdrew due to lack of funding and sponsorship, but she did compete the following year at Miss World 2009.
  •    Nepal – The organiser of the Miss Nepal pageant said it was postponing the contest scheduled for 23 August 2008 to an 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.
  •  PanamaKathya Saldaña had problems with the regional organisation and didn't obtain a South African visa in time.
  •  Romania – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  Slovenia – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  SurinameMireille Nederbiel was not allowed to compete in Miss World by the decision of pageant organizers.

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