Miss World 2008

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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
Broadcaster E!, SABC 3
Entrants 109
Placements 15
Withdrawals 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 [1][2]
 Russia

Miss World 2008, the 58th edition of the Miss World beauty pageant, was held on 13 December 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.[3][4] Originally, the pageant was going to take place in Kiev, 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[edit]

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

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2008
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 5
Top 15

Continental Queens of Beauty[6][7][edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Contestants[edit]

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

Country Contestant Age Height (cm) Hometown Regional
 Albania Egla Harxhi 18 175 Tirana Europe
 Angola Brigith dos Santos[8] 18 180 Luanda Africa
 Antigua & Barbuda Athina James 18 180 St. John's Caribbean
 Argentina Agustina Quinteros[9] 18 176 Santa Rosa Americas
 Aruba Christina Trejo[10] 20 175 Tanki Flip Caribbean
 Australia Katie Richardson[11] 20 178 Albion Park Asia & Oceania
 Austria Kathrin Krahfuss[12] 23 177 Graz Europe
 Bahamas Tinnyse Johnson 21 176 Nassau Caribbean
 Barbados Natalie Griffith[13] 18 168 Bridgetown Caribbean
 Belarus Volha Khizhynkova[14] 21 184 Vitebsk Europe
 Belgium Alizée Poulicek[15] 21 175 Brussels Europe
 Belize Charmaine Chinapen 21 174 Belize City Americas
 Bolivia Jackelin Arias 18 177 Santa Cruz Americas
 Bosnia & Herzegovina Tanja Vujičić 18 178 Mostar Europe
 Botswana Itseng Kgomotso[16] 19 178 Gaborone Africa
 Brazil Tamara Almeida 23 174 Ipatinga Americas
 Bulgaria Julia Yurevich 19 177 Kozloduy Europe
 Canada Leah Ryerse 20 178 Hamilton Americas
 Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson 25 175 George Town Caribbean
 Chile Nataly Chilet 23 175 Santiago Americas
 China PR Mei Yan Ling[17] 25 180 Dalian Asia & Oceania
 Chinese Taipei Jamie Lin 24 173 Taichung Asia & Oceania
 Colombia Katherine Medina 18 180 Medellín Americas
 Congo DR Christelle Ndila[18] 18 174 Kinshasa Africa
 Costa Rica Amalia Matamoros 19 178 Naranjo Americas
 Croatia Josipa Kusić[19] 20 182 Zagreb Europe
 Curaçao Norayla Francisco[20] 23 179 Willemstad Caribbean
 Cyprus Mari Vasileiou 18 168 Larnaca Europe
 Czech Republic Zuzana Jandová[21] 20 178 Karviná Europe
 Denmark Lisa Lents 21 174 Copenhagen Europe
 Dominican Republic Geisha Montes de Oca 21 175 Santo Domingo Caribbean
 Ecuador Marjorie Cevallos[22] 22 183 Guayaquil Americas
 Egypt Sanaa Ismail Hamed[23] 24 175 Alexandria Africa
 El Salvador Gabriela Gavidia 18 173 La Libertad Americas
 England Laura Coleman 22 175 Leicester Europe
 Ethiopia Hibret Fekadu 18 180 Addis Abeba Africa
 Finland Linda Wikstedt 19 174 Helsinki Europe
 France Laura Tanguy[24] 20 175 Angers Europe
 Georgia Khatuna Skhirtladze 18 177 Tbilisi Europe
 Germany Anne Katrin Walter 21 172 Dahme-Spreewald Europe
 Ghana Frances Takyi-Mensah[25] 22 180 Elmina Africa
 Gibraltar Krystel Robba 22 178 Gibraltar Europe
 Greece Aggeliki Kalaitzi[26] 24 173 Thessaloniki Europe
 Guadeloupe Frédérika Charpentier 23 175 Basse-Terre Caribbean
 Guatemala Maribel Arana 23 174 Guatemala City Americas
 Guyana Christa Simmons 23 173 Georgetown Americas
 Honduras Gabriela Zavala 23 183 San Pedro Sula Americas
 Hong Kong Skye Chan 24 165 Hong Kong Asia & Oceania
 Hungary Szilvia Freire 24 174 Budapest Europe
 Iceland Alexandra Ívarsdóttir[27] 18 180 Reykjavík Europe
 India Parvathy Omanakuttan[5][28] 21 175 Kottayam Asia & Oceania
 Indonesia Sandra Angelia[29] 22 169 Surabaya Asia & Oceania
 Ireland Sinéad Noonan[30] 21 175 County Meath Europe
 Israel Tamar Ziskind 23 176 Haifa Asia & Oceania
 Italy Claudia Russo[31] 25 178 Messina Europe
 Jamaica Brittany Lyons 19 166 Kingston Caribbean
 Japan Mizuki Kubodera[32] 21 173 Kanagawa Asia & Oceania
 Kazakhstan Alfina Nasyrova[33] 20 175 Almaty Asia & Oceania
 Kenya Ruth Kinuthia[34] 22 184 Nairobi Africa
 Korea Choi Bo-in 22 169 Seoul Asia & Oceania
 Latvia Ina Avlasēviča[35] 20 180 Dobele Europe
 Lebanon Rosarita Tawil 20 178 Beirut Asia & Oceania
 Lithuania Gabrielė Martirosianaitė 18 176 Kaunas Europe
 Malaysia Soo Wincci[36] 23 170 Selangor Asia & Oceania
 Malta Martha Fenech 17 170 St. Julian's Europe
 Martinique Élodie Delor 18 183 Fort-de-France Caribbean
 Mauritius Olivia Carey[37] 19 170 Vacoas Africa
 Mexico Anagabriela Espinoza[38] 20 180 Monterrey Americas
 Moldova Iana Varnacova 17 180 Chişinău Europe
 Mongolia Anun Chinbat 23 173 Ulan Bator Asia & Oceania
 Montenegro Mariana Mihajlović 18 180 Plavnica Europe
 Namibia Marelize Robberts[39] 21 180 Windhoek Africa
 Netherlands Carmen Kool 22 178 Arnhem Europe
 New Zealand Kahurangi Taylor[40] 18 180 Auckland Asia & Oceania
 Nigeria Adaeze Igwe[41] 18 173 Awka Africa
 Northern Ireland Judith Wilson 23 180 Enniskillen Europe
 Norway Lene Egeli[42] 21 178 Stavanger Europe
 Paraguay Gabriela Rejala[43] 19 173 Ñemby Americas
 Peru Annmarie Dehainaut[44] 18 175 Lima Americas
 Philippines Danielle Castaño[45] 19 174 Quezon City Asia & Oceania
 Poland Klaudia Ungerman 20 177 Wysieradz Europe
 Portugal Andréia Rodrigues 24 175 Lisbon Europe
 Puerto Rico Ivonne Orsini[46] 20 175 Bayamón Caribbean
 Russia Ksenia Sukhinova[1][47] 21 178 Tyumen Europe
 St. Lucia Joy-Ann Biscette 22 173 Castries Caribbean
 Scotland Stephanie Willemse[4][48] 19 180 Glasgow Europe
 Serbia Nevena Lipovac 19 175 Belgrade Europe
 Seychelles Elena Angione 22 168 Mahé Africa
 Sierra Leone Tyrilla Gouldson[49] 24 175 Freetown Africa
 Singapore Faraliza Tan 22 175 Singapore Asia & Oceania
 Slovakia Edita Krešáková[50] 19 180 Seňa Europe
 South Africa Tansey Coetzee[51] 23 174 Johannesburg Africa
 Spain Patricia Yurena Rodríguez[52] 18 179 Granadilla de Abona Europe
 Sri Lanka Rochelle Correa 24 176 Colombo Asia & Oceania
 Swaziland Tiffany Simelane[53] 20 172 Mhlambanyatsi Africa
 Sweden Jennifer Palm Lundberg 22 176 Sigtuna Europe
 Tanzania Nasreen Karim[54] 22 174 Mwanza Africa
 Thailand Ummarapas Jullakasian[55] 23 173 Nonthaburi Asia & Oceania
 Trinidad & Tobago Gabrielle Walcott[56] 23 173 Petit Valley Caribbean
 Turkey Leyla Tuğutlu[57] 19 180 Istanbul Europe
 Uganda Dora Mwima 18 175 Tororo Africa
 Ukraine Iryna Zhuravska[58] 18 177 Kiev Europe
 United States Lane Lindell 18 177 Florida Americas
 Uruguay Fatimih Dávila 20 175 Montevideo Americas
 Venezuela Hannelly Quintero[59] 23 178 Caracas Americas
 Vietnam Dương Trương Thiên Lý 19 170 Đồng Tháp Asia & Oceania
 Wales Chloe-Beth Morgan[60] 22 173 Cwmbran Europe
 Zambia Winfridah Mofu 19 172 Lusaka Africa
 Zimbabwe Cynthia Muvirimi[61] 25 170 Harare Africa

Judges[edit]

Miss World 2008 contestants were judged based upon the criteria of glamour, beauty, intelligence and poise.[3][62] 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] Some event judges congregated with contestants outside of and before the actual event itself, such as during rehearsals and photo shoots.[4] 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[edit]

Returns[edit]

Designations[edit]

Replacements[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  Estonia – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  Macedonia FYROSuzana 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 23 August 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.
  •  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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