Miss World 2014

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Miss World 2014
Date 14 December 2014
Presenters
Entertainment
Venue ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Broadcaster
Entrants 121
Placements 25
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
Winner Rolene Strauss
 South Africa
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Miss World 2014, the 64th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 14 December 2014 at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom. 121 contestants competed for the crown. Megan Young of the Philippines crowned her successor Rolene Strauss of South Africa at the end of the event. This is the second time that South Africa has won the title outright and the third time they have held the title.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2014
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 11
Top 25

§ People's Choice winner

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia
Caribbean
Europe
Oceania

Contestants[edit]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
Albania Albania Xhensila Pere 25 Pogradec
Argentina Argentina Yoana Don 23 Santiago del Estero
Aruba Aruba Joitza Henriquez 21 Oranjestad
Australia Australia Courtney Thorpe 23 Brisbane
Austria Austria Julia Furdea 20 Asten
The Bahamas Bahamas Rosetta Cartwright 19 Nassau
Barbados Barbados Zoé Trotman 22 Bridgetown
Belarus Belarus Viktoria Mihanovich 21 Minsk
Belgium Belgium Anissa Blondin 22 Brussels
Belize Belize Raquel Badillo 21 Belize City
Bermuda Bermuda Lillian Lightbourn 24 Hamilton
Bolivia Bolivia Andrea Forfori 25 Santa Cruz
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Isidora Borovčanin 19 Pale
Brazil Brazil Julia Gama 21 Porto Alegre
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Rosanna Chichester 25 Road Town
Cameroon Cameroon Larissa Ngangoum 24 Yaoundé
Canada Canada Annora Bourgeault 21 Regina
Chad Chad Sakadi Djivra 21 Abéché
China China PR Du Yang 22 Beijing
Colombia Colombia Leandra García 21 Cali
Costa Rica Costa Rica Natasha Sibaja 23 San José
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire Yéo Jennifer 18 Aboisso
Croatia Croatia Antonija Gogić 19 Zagreb
Curaçao Curaçao Gayle Sulvaran 19 Willemstad
Cyprus Cyprus Ioánna Filíppou 19 Nicosia
Czech Republic Czech Republic Tereza Skoumalová 24 Ostrava
Denmark Denmark Pernille Sørensen 23 Aalborg
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Dhío Moreno 24 Santo Domingo
Ecuador Ecuador Virginia Limongi 20 Portoviejo
Egypt Egypt Amina Ashraf 19 Giza
El Salvador El Salvador Larissa Vega 21 Santa Ana
England England Carina Tyrrell 24 Cambridge
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Agnes Cheba 19 Luba
Ethiopia Ethiopia Yirgalem Hadish 23 Addis Ababa
Fiji Fiji Charlene Tafuna'i 20 Nadi
Finland Finland Krista Haapalainen 24 Helsinki
France France Flora Coquerel 20 Orléanais
Gabon Gabon Jessie Lekery 24 Moyen-Ogooué
Georgia (country) Georgia Ana Zubashvili 21 Tbilisi
Germany Germany Egzonita Ala 18 Stuttgart
Ghana Ghana Nadia Ntanu 23 Accra
Gibraltar Gibraltar Shyanne Azzopardi 23 Gibraltar
Greece Greece Eleni Kokkinou 20 Athens
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Wendy Metony 20 Le Gosier
Guam Guam Chanel Cruz Jarrett 20 Agana Heights
Guatemala Guatemala Keyla Bermúdez 22 Guatemala City
 Guinea Halimatou Diallo 20 Conakry
Guyana Guyana Rafieya Husain 21 Anna Regina
Haiti Haiti Carolyn Desert 25 Port-au-Prince
Hong Kong Hong Kong Erin Wong 23 Kowloon
Hungary Hungary Edina Kulcsár 24 Budapest
Iceland Iceland Tanja Ýr Ástþórsdóttir 22 Hafnarfjörður
India India Koyal Rana 21 New Delhi
Indonesia Indonesia Maria Rahajeng 22 Mamuju
Republic of Ireland Ireland Jessica Hayes 20 Cork
Israel Israel Mor Maman 20 Beersheba
Italy Italy Silvia Cataldi 24 Sannicola
Jamaica Jamaica Laurie-Ann Chin 21 Montego Bay
Japan Japan Hikaru Kawai 19 Sendai
Kenya Kenya Idah Nguma 22 Machakos
South Korea Korea Hwa-young Song 23 Suwon
Kosovo Kosovo Vita Rexhepi 20 Pristina
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aikol Alikzhanova 24 Jalal-Abad
Latvia Latvia Liliana Garkalne 19 Riga
Lebanon Lebanon Saly Greige 24 Bishmizzine
Lesotho Lesotho Nthole Matela 21 Mapoteng
Lithuania Lithuania Agnė Kavaliauskaitė 21 Vilnius
Luxembourg Luxembourg Frédérique Wolff 19 Luxembourg City
Malaysia Malaysia Dewi Liana Seriestha 25 Sarawak
Malta Malta Joanna Galea 24 Valletta
Martinique Martinique Anaïs Delwaulle 20 Fort-de-France
Mauritius Mauritius Sheetal Khadun 25 Port Louis
Mexico Mexico Daniela Álvarez 21 Cuernavaca
Moldova Moldova Alexandra Caruntu 18 Ungheni
Mongolia Mongolia Battsetseg Turbat 23 Ulan Bator
Montenegro Montenegro Nataša Novaković 18 Podgorica
Myanmar Myanmar Wyne Lay 19 Naypyidaw
Namibia Namibia Brumhilda Ochs 22 Windhoek
Nepal Nepal Subin Limbu 23 Dharan
Netherlands Netherlands Tatjana Maul 25 The Hague
New Zealand New Zealand Arielle Garciano 22 Lyttelton
Nicaragua Nicaragua Yumara López † 20 Rivas
Nigeria Nigeria Iheoma Nnadi 19 Akwa Ibom
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Rebekah Shirley 19 Belfast
Norway Norway Monica Pedersen 25 Moelv
Panama Panama Nicole Pinto 21 Panama City
Paraguay Paraguay Myriam Arévalos 21 Asunción
Peru Peru Sofía Rivera 24 Oxapampa
Philippines Philippines Valerie Weigmann 25 Legazpi
Poland Poland Ada Sztajerowska 22 Piotrków Trybunalski
Portugal Portugal Zita Oliveira 24 Lisbon
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Génesis Dávila 22 Arroyo
Romania Romania Bianca Fanu 25 Timisoara
Russia Russia Anastasia Kostenko (ru) 20 Salsk
 São Tomé and Príncipe Djeissica Barbosa 19 São Tomé
Scotland Scotland Ellie McKeating 19 Milngavie
Serbia Serbia Milica Vukliš 21 Belgrade
Seychelles Seychelles Camilla Estico 23 Victoria
Singapore Singapore Dalreena Poonam Gill 20 Bedok
Slovakia Slovakia Laura Longauerová 18 Detva
Slovenia Slovenia Julija Bizjak 20 Lesce
South Africa South Africa Rolene Strauss 22 Volksrust
South Sudan South Sudan Awien Kuanyin-Agoth 19 Gogrial
Spain Spain Lourdes Rodríguez 20 Daimiel
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Chulakshi Ranathunga 25 Colombo
Sweden Sweden Olivia Asplund 18 Stockholm
Switzerland Switzerland Dijana Cvijetić 20 Gossau
Tanzania Tanzania Happiness Watimanya 20 Dodoma
Thailand Thailand Nonthawan Thongleng 20 Surat Thani
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Sarah Jane Waddell 24 Carenage
Tunisia Tunisia Wahiba Arres 20 Menzel Bourguiba
Turkey Turkey Amine Gülşe 21 Izmir
Uganda Uganda Leah Kalanguka 21 Iganga
Ukraine Ukraine Andriana Khasanshin 19 Lviv
United States United States Elizabeth Safrit 22 Kannapolis
Uruguay Uruguay Romina Fernández 20 Montevideo
United States Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands Aniska Tonge 20 St. Thomas
Venezuela Venezuela Debora Menicucci 23 Caracas
Vietnam Vietnam Nguyen Thi Loan 23 Ho Chi Minh City
Wales Wales Alice Ford 21 Cardiff
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Tendai Humda 23 Chitungwiza

Judges[edit]

The judges for Miss World 2014 were:

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Returns[edit]

Designations[edit]

  •  Albania – Xhensila Pere was appointed Miss World Albania 2014 by Vera Grabocka, president of Miss & Mister Albania, only days before the start of the competition after she decided not to send Afroviti Goge who was previously appointed to represent the country.
  •  Belize – Raquel Badillo was appointed Miss World Belize 2014 by Miss World Belize Ltd franchise holders for Miss World in Belize.
  •  Ethiopia – Yirgalem Hadish was appointed Miss World Ethiopia 2014 after a casting call was organised by Gadol Wilson, national director for Miss World in Ethiopia.
  •  Greece – Eleni Kokkinou was appointed as Miss World Greece 2014 after a casting call was organised by Vassilis Prevelakis, national director for Miss World in Greece.
  •  Guadeloupe – Wendy Métony was appointed Miss Monde Guadeloupe 2014. She was crowned Miss Intercontinental Tourism 2014 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic earlier in 2014.
  •  Norway – Monica Olivia Pedersen was appointed Miss World Norway 2014 after a casting call was organised by Morten Sommerfeldt, national director for Miss World in Norway.
  •  Martinique – Anaïs Delwaulle was appointed Miss Monde Martinique 2014 after no pageant was held. She was the 1st runner-up at Martinique Queens 2013 pageant.
  •  RussiaAnastasia Kostenko (ru) was appointed as Miss World Russia 2014 after Miss Russia Organization decided to send the original winner of Miss Russia 2014 Yulia Alipova only to Miss Universe 2014 so as to avoid scheduling conflicts. Kostenko was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Russia 2014 pageant.
  •  Uruguay – Romina Fernandez has been appointed as Miss Mundo Uruguay 2014. She was the 1st runner-up at Miss Universe Uruguay 2014 pageant.
  •  Vietnam – Nguyễn Thị Loan was appointed to represent Vietnam by Elite Model Vietnam, the franchise holder. She was among the Top 5 at the Miss Vietnam 2010 pageant and also 2nd runner-up at Miss Vietnam Ethnic 2013 pageant.

Replacements[edit]

  •  BelgiumAnissa Blondin replaced Miss Belgium 2014, Laurence Langen, for undisclosed reasons. Anissa Blondin was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Belgium 2014 pageant.
  •  Gabon – Jessie Lekery replaced Miss World Gabon 2014, Pulchérie Nzoughe, after Pulchérie Nzoughe resigned for unknown reasons. Jessie was Miss Gabon 2013 contestant.
  •  Ghana – Nadia Ntanu replaced Miss Ghana 2013, Guiseppine Baafi, after Guiseppine resigned her title. Nadia was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Ghana 2012 pageant.
  •  Hong Kong – When the new Miss Hong Kong was crowned, Miss Hong Kong 2013, Grace Chan, was replaced by the Miss Hong Kong 2014 1st runner-up Erin Wong.
  •  Nicaragua – Yumara Lopez replaced Miss Mundo Nicaragua 2014, Maria Esther Cortes, after Maria stepped down due to personal reasons. Yumara was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Mundo Nicaragua 2014 pageant.
  •  Panama – Nicole Pinto replaced Miss Mundo Panamá 2014, Raiza Erlenbaugh, after Raiza was dethroned for failing to fulfill her duties. Nicole was the 1st runner-up at Miss Mundo Panamá 2014 pageant and was later crowned Miss América Latina del Mundo 2014. Nicole resigned her title as Miss América Latina del Mundo 2014 to participate in Miss World 2014.
  •  Portugal – Zita Margarida Reis Oliveira replaced Miss World Portugal 2014, Catarina Sikiniotis, after Catarina chose not to sign a contract with her country's national organisation thereby forfeiting the right to participate in the Miss World 2014 pageant. Zita was crowned Miss República Portuguesa in September 2014 and was supposed to participate in the Miss World 2015 pageant, but Zita has now agreed to participate in the Miss World 2014 pageant.[2]
  •   Switzerland – Dijana Cvijetic replaced the original winner of the Miss World Switzerland 2014 pageant, Aline Morger, after Aline stepped down for unknown reasons. Dijana was the 1st runner-up at the Miss World Switzerland 2014 pageant.[3]
  •  Zimbabwe – Thabiso Phiri was the original winner of Miss Zimbabwe 2014 pageant However she resigned due to personal reasons hence Catherine Makaya was crowned the new winner after an impromptu second contest was held in which both the runners-up refused to take part stating they were happy with their positions but days before leaving for London Catherine was dethroned for being too difficult to work with the Miss Zimbabwe Trust. The original Miss Zimbabwe 2014 1st princess, Tendai Hunda replaced Makaya.

Withdrawals[edit]

Miss Honduras World 2014[edit]

In April 2014, María José Alvarado was crowned Miss Honduras World, she was expected to represent Honduras and was scheduled to fly to London, England for the Miss World pageant. On 19 November 2014, Alvarado and her sister Sofía Trinidad were found murdered and then buried in the village of Cablotales.[4] Miss Honduras pageant organizers decided not to replace Alvarado; therefore, the country has officially withdrawn from the contest this year. On 23 November 2014, Miss World Organisation Chairperson Julia Morley gave a special memorial service in remembrance for her and her sister.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marsh, Harriet (14 December 2014). "Miss England misses out on 2014 Miss World crown". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Global Beauties – Miss World Portugal is replaced". Global Beauties. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "1st runner-up awarded as Miss World Switzerland 2014". Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maria Jose Alvarado Miss World Honduras 2014 found murdered". Angelopedia.com. 19 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Missing Miss Honduras: Police Find Bodies". Sky News. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Helling, Steve (19 November 2014). "Miss World Contestants Mourn the Death of Miss Honduras, María José Alvarado". People. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Cena, Frankie (23 November 2014). "Day 4 – Service of Unity". Miss World website. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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