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List of Miss World runners-up and finalists

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This article provides the names of the runners-up in the Miss World pageant since the pageant's first edition in 1951 and Continental Queens since Miss World 1981, the Continental Queens of Beauty were awarded for the first time.[1][2]

Table of Miss World runner-up and finalists[edit]

Miss World 2017 with Miss World 2016 and 2017 Runners-up and Continental Queens visiting National Museum of Indonesia.

From 1951 to 1952, 1957, 1959–1965, 1967–1978 and 1980 the pageant has awarded a Top 5 with the Miss World, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Runner-Up being awarded. In 1954, 1966, 1981–2017 and 2019–present the pageant has awarded a Top 3 with the Miss World, 1st, and 2nd Runner-Up being awarded. On the other hand, the pageant has awarded a Top 6 in 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1958 with Miss World, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Runner-Up being awarded. Just in 1979 and 2018, top 7 and top 2 being awarded. Since 1959 top Each runner-up was given a tiara.

Since the pageant is based in 1951, the Runner-up ranking for contest is usually announced as follows:

  • 2nd-Place finisher being designated as 1st Runner-Up or Runner-Up in 2018
  • 3rd-Place finisher being designated as 2nd Runner-Up
  • 4th-Place finisher being designated as 3rd Runner-Up
  • 5th-Place finisher being designated as 4th Runner-Up
  • 6th-Place finisher being designated as 5th Runner-Up
  • 7th-Place finisher being designated as 6th Runner-Up

This table shows the Runner-up of each competition, from its inception in 1951.

Year 1st Runner-Up
(2nd Place)
2nd Runner-Up
(3rd Place)
3rd Runner-Up
(4th Place)
4th Runner-Up
(5th Place)
5th Runner-Up
(6th Place)
6th Runner-Up
(7th Place)
1951 Laura Ellison Davies
 Great Britain
Doreen Dawne
 Great Britain
Jacqueline Lemoine
 France
Aileen P. Chase
 Great Britain
Not awarded from 1951-1952
1952 Sylvia Müller
  Switzerland
Vera Marks
 Germany
Eeva Hellas
 Finland
Tally Richards
 United States
1953 Alexandra Ladikou
 Greece
Marina Papaelia[3]
 Egypt
Manel Illangakoon
 Ceylon
Elizabeth Chovisky
 Monaco
Mary Kemp Griffith
 United States
1954 Karin Hultman
 United States
Efi Mela
 Greece
1955 Margaret Anne Haywood
 United States
Julia Coumoundourou
 Greece
Gilda Marín
 Cuba
Anita Åstrand
 Sweden
Gisele Thierry
 France
Not awarded from 1955-1956
1956 Betty Lane Cherry
 United States
Rina Weiss
 Israel
Midoriko Tokura
 Japan
Anne Rye Nielsen
 Denmark
Eva Bränn
 Sweden
1957 Lilian Juul Madsen
 Denmark
Adele June Kruger
 South Africa
Jacqueline Tapia
 Tunisia
Muneko Yorifuji
 Japan
1958 Claudine Auger
 France
Vinnie Ingemann
 Denmark
Harriet Margareta Wågström
 Sweden
Lucienne Struve
 Holland
Eileen Sheridan
 United Kingdom
1959 María Elena Rossel Zapata
 Peru
Ziva Shomrat
 Israel
Anne Thelwell
 United Kingdom
Kirsten Olsen
 Denmark
Not awarded from 1959-1978
1960 Gila Golan
 Israel
Denise Muir
 South Africa
Ingrun Helgard Möckel
 Germany
Judith Ann Achter
 United States
1961 Grace Li Shiu-ying
 Republic of China
Carmen Cervera
 Spain
Michèle Wargnier
 France
Inge Jörgensen
 Denmark
1962 Kaarina Leskinen
 Finland
Monique Lemaire
 France
Yvonne Ficker
 South Africa
Teruko Ikeda
 Japan
1963 Elaine Miscall
 New Zealand
Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg
 Finland
Aino Korwa
 Denmark
Grete Qviberg
 Sweden
1964 Ana María Soria
 Argentina
Linda Lin Su-hsing
 Taiwan
Maria Isabel de Avellar Elias
 Brazil
Lyndal Ursula Cruickshank
 New Zealand
1965 Dianna Lynn Batts
 United States
Gladys Anne Waller
 Ireland
Ingrid Kopetzky
 Austria
Marie Tapare
 Tahiti
1966 Nikica Marinovic
 Yugoslavia
Efi Fontini Plumbi
 Greece
1967 María del Carmen Sabaliauskas
 Argentina
Shakira Baksh
 Guyana
Dalia Regev
 Israel
Jennifer Lynn Lewis
 United Kingdom
1968 Kathleen Winstanley
 United Kingdom
Miri Zamir
 Israel
Beatriz Sierra González
 Colombia
Arene Cecilia Amabuyok
 Philippines
1969 Gail Renshaw
 United States
Christa Margraf
 Germany
Pamela Patricia Lord
 Guyana
Marzia Piazza
 Venezuela
1970 Pearl Jansen[4]
 Africa South
Irith Lavi
 Israel
Marjorie Christel Johansson
 Sweden
Jillian Jessup
 South Africa
1971 Marilyn Ann Ward
 United Kingdom
Ana Paula de Almeida
 Portugal
Nalini Moonsar
 Guyana
Ava Joy Gill
 Jamaica
1972 Ingeborg Sørensen
 Norway
Chana Ordan
 Israel
Ursula Pacher
 Austria
Malathi Basappa
 India
1973 Evangeline Pascual
 Philippines
Patsy Yuen
 Jamaica
Chaja Katzir
 Israel
Shelley Latham
 South Africa
1974 Anneline Kriel
(successor)
 South Africa
Lea Klain
 Israel
Gail Margaret Petith
 Australia
Terry Ann Browning
 United States
1975 Marina Langner
 Germany
Vicki Harris
 United Kingdom
Maricela Maxie Clark
 Cuba
Lidija Velkovska
 Yugoslavia
1976 Karen Pini
 Australia
Diana Marie Roberts Duenas
 Guam
Carol Jean Grant
 United Kingdom
Merja Helena Tammih
 Finland
1977 Ineke Berends
 Holland
Dagmar Winkler
 Germany
Madalena Sbaraini
 Brazil
Cindy Darlene Miller
 United States
1978 Ossie Margareta Carlsson
 Sweden
Denise Ellen Coward
 Australia
Martha Eugenia Ortiz
 Mexico
Gloria Valenciano
 Spain
1979 Carolyn Seaward
 United Kingdom
Debbie Campbell
 Jamaica
Jodie Anne Day
 Australia
Barbara Meyer
  Switzerland
Lea Silvia Dall'acqua
 Brazil
Karin Zorn
 Austria
1980 Kimberley Santos[5][6][7]
(successor)
 Guam
Patricia Barzyk
 France
Anat Zimmermann
 Israel
Kim Ashfield
 United Kingdom
1981 Nini Johanna Soto González
 Colombia
Sandra Angela Cunningham
 Jamaica
Not awarded from 1981-present
1982 Sari Kaarina Aspholm
 Finland
Della Frances Dolan
 United Kingdom
1983 Rocío Isabel Luna Florez
 Colombia
Cátia Silveira Pedrosa
 Brazil
1984 Constance Ellen Fitzpatrick
 Canada
Lou-Anne Caroline Ronchi
 Australia
1985 Mandy Adele Shires
 United Kingdom
Brenda Denton
 United States
1986 Pia Rosenberg Larsen
 Denmark
Chantal Schreiber
 Austria
1987 Albany Lozada
 Venezuela
Anna Jónsdóttir
 Iceland
1988 Yeon-hee Choi
 Korea
Kirsty Roper
 United Kingdom
1989 Leanne Caputo
 Canada
Mónica María Isaza Mejía
 Colombia
1990 Siobhan McClafferty
 Ireland
Sharon Luengo
 Venezuela
1991 Leanne Buckle
 Australia
Diana Tilden-Davis
 South Africa
1992 Claire Elizabeth Smith
 United Kingdom
Francis Gago
 Venezuela
1993 Palesa Mofokeng
 South Africa
Ruffa Gutierrez[8]
 Philippines
1994 Basetsana Makgalemele
 South Africa
Irene Ferreira
 Venezuela
1995 Anica Martinović
 Croatia
Michelle Khan
 Trinidad and Tobago
1996 Carolina Arango
 Colombia
Anuska Valéria Prado
 Brazil
1997 Lauralee Martinovich
 New Zealand
Jessica Motaung
 South Africa
1998 Véronique Caloc
 France
Lina Teoh[9]
 Malaysia
1999 Martina Thorogood
 Venezuela
Sonia Raciti
 South Africa
2000 Giorgia Palmas
 Italy
Yüksel Ak
 Turkey
2001 Zizi Lee
 Aruba
Juliet-Jane Horne
 Scotland
2002 Natalia Peralta
 Colombia
Marina Mora
 Peru
2003 Nazanin Afshin-Jam
 Canada
Guan Qi
 China
2004 Claudia Cruz
 Dominican Republic
Nancy Randall
 United States
2005 Dafne Molina
 Mexico
Ingrid Marie Rivera
 Puerto Rico
2006 Ioana Boitor
 Romania
Sabrina Houssami
 Australia
2007 Micaela Reis
 Angola
Carolina Morán
 Mexico
2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan
 India
Gabrielle Walcott
 Trinidad & Tobago
2009 Perla Beltrán
 Mexico
Tatum Keshwar
 South Africa
2010 Emma Wareus
 Botswana
Adriana Vasini
 Venezuela
2011 Gwendoline Ruais[10]
 Philippines
Amanda Vilanova
 Puerto Rico
2012 Sophie Moulds
 Wales
Jessica Kahawaty
 Australia
2013 Marine Lorphelin[11]
 France
Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter
 Ghana
2014 Edina Kulcsár
 Hungary
Elizabeth Safrit
 United States
2015 Sofia Nikitchuk
 Russia
Maria Harfanti
 Indonesia
2016 Yaritza Reyes
 Dominican Republic
Natasha Mannuela Halim[12]
 Indonesia
2017 Andrea Meza
 Mexico
Stephanie Hill
 England
2018 Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan
 Thailand
2019 Ophély Mézino
 France
Suman Rao[13]
 India
2020 No competition held due to the COVID-19 pandemic[14]

Countries/Territories by number of Runners-up[edit]

1st Runner-Up[edit]

The first Runner-Up of each edition of Miss World is the second placer behind the candidate who is crowned as Miss World (first placer).

This table lists the number of 1st Runner-Up titles by country. There are some special considerations:

  • As South Africa and Guam took over the Miss World title in 1974 and 1980[5][6], it is unknown if the 1st Runner-Up position was taken by another candidate after the succession took place.
  • Since 2000. Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, their results were inherited by Miss United Kingdom.

The current 1st Runner-Up is Ophély Mézino from France, elected on December 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Country/Territory Titles Year(s)
 United Kingdom 7 1951, 1968, 1971, 1979, 1985, 1992, 2012
 United States 5 1954, 1955, 1956, 1965, 1969
 France 4 1958, 1998, 2013, 2019
 Colombia 1981, 1983, 1996, 2002
 Mexico 3 2005, 2009, 2017
 Canada 1984, 1989, 2003
 South Africa[a] 1970, 1993, 1994
 Dominican Republic 2 2004, 2016
 Philippines 1973, 2011
 Venezuela 1987, 1999
 New Zealand 1963, 1997
 Australia 1976, 1991
 Denmark 1957, 1986
 Finland 1962, 1982
 Argentina 1964, 1967
 Thailand 1 2018
 Russia 2015
 Hungary 2014
 Botswana 2010
 India 2008
 Angola 2007
 Romania 2006
 Aruba 2001
 Italy 2000
 Croatia 1995
 Ireland 1990
 Korea 1988
 Sweden 1978
 Netherlands 1977
 Germany 1975
 Norway 1972
 Yugoslavia 1966
 Taiwan 1961
 Israel 1960
 Peru 1959
 Greece 1953
  Switzerland 1952

a The results of Miss Africa South were inherited by Miss South Africa.

2nd Runner-Up[edit]

The second Runner-Up of each edition of Miss World is the third placer behind the candidate who is crowned as Miss World (first placer), in Miss World 2018 the titles were not been given.

This table lists the number of 2nd Runner-Up titles by country. There are some special considerations:

  • Since 2000. Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, their results were inherited by Miss United Kingdom.

The current 2nd Runner-Up is Suman Rao from India, elected on December 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Country/Territory Titles Year(s)
 South Africa 6 1957, 1960, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2009
 Israel 1956, 1959, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974
 United Kingdom 5 1951, 1975, 1982, 1988, 2017
 Australia 4 1978, 1984, 2006, 2012
 Venezuela 1990, 1992, 1994, 2010
 United States 3 1985, 2004, 2014
 Jamaica 1973, 1979, 1981
 Germany 1952, 1969, 1977
 Greece 1954, 1955, 1966
 Indonesia 2 2015, 2016
 Puerto Rico 2005, 2011
 Trinidad and Tobago 1995, 2008
 Brazil 1983, 1996
 France 1962, 1980
 India 1 2019
 Ghana 2013
 Mexico 2007
 China 2003
 Peru 2002
 Scotland 2001
 Turkey 2000
 Malaysia 1998
 Philippines 1993
 Colombia 1989
 Iceland 1987
 Austria 1986
 Guam 1976
 Portugal 1971
 Guyana 1967
 Ireland 1965
 Taiwan 1964
 Finland 1963
 Spain 1961
 Denmark 1958
 Egypt 1953

References[edit]

  1. Paul Lewis (11 November 2000). "Eric Morley, 82, Miss World Promoter, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. "Pageant News Bureau – Miss World: A long, glittering history". Pageant.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Whitmore, Greg (2013-04-12). "Unsung hero of photography Thurston Hopkins turns 100". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  4. "The First Black Miss World Looks Back on Her Tumultuous Win 50 Years Later". time.com. 25 September 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "New Miss World Quickly Quits Title". Reading Eagle. 14 November 1980. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Miss Universe vs Miss World: Facts and comparisons". MSN. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  7. The Day
  8. "Miss Jamaica wins Miss World title". The Deseret News. November 28, 1993. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  9. "Blast from the Past". www.missmalaysia-world.com.my. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  10. "Gwendoline Ruais is Miss World first runner-up". ABS-CBN News. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 4 June 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Megan Young is Miss World 2013". ABS-CBN News. 28 September 2013.
  12. Nurmuseriah, Afiza (January 15, 2017). "Kegiatan yang Akan Dilakukan Natasha Mannuela Pasca-Raih Juara Tiga Miss World". Okezone.com. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  13. "Miss World 2019 winner is Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh, India's Suman Rao is second runner-up". India Today. 14 December 2019.
  14. Pryce, Vinette K. (7 August 2020). "Jamaica's Miss World 2020 will reign again". Caribbean Life News.

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