Miss World: Know List of Miss World Winners

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 4, 2022, 10:15

Dating back to 1951, Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It was created by Eric Morley in the United Kingdom and is one of the four big international beauty pageants alongside Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Earth.

The current Miss World is Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica. She was crowned by her predecessor Vanessa Ponce of Mexico on 14 December 2019 in London, England. She is the fourth Jamaican to win the coveted crown and the longest-reigning Miss World in history.

The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has postponed the finale of Miss World 2021 to March 2022. It would mark the 70th anniversary of the pageant.

Miss World Winners List

Here is the complete Miss World winners list from 1991 till date.

Year

Miss World List

Country

1991

Ninibeth Leal

Venezuela

1992

Julia Kourotchkina

Russia

1993

Lisa Hanna

Jamaica

1994

Aishwarya Rai

India

1995

Jacqueline Aguilera

Venezuela

1996

Irene Skliva

Greece

1997

Diana Hayden

India

1998

Linor Abargil

Israel

1999

Yukta Mookhey

India

2000

Priyanka Chopra

India

2001

Agbani Darego

Nigeria

2002

Azra Akın

Turkey

2003

Rosanna Davison

Ireland

2004

María Julia Mantilla

Peru

2005

Unnur Vilhjálmsdóttir

Iceland

2006

Taťána Kuchařová

Czech Republic

2007

Zhang Zilin

China

2008

Ksenia Sukhinova

Russia

2009

Kaiane Aldorino

Gibraltar

2010

Alexandria Mills

United States

2011

Ivian Sarcos

Venezuela

2012

Yu Wenxia

China

2013

Megan Young

Philippines

2014

Rolene Strauss

South Africa

2015

Mireia Lalaguna

Spain

2016

Stephanie Del Valle

Puerto Rico

2017

Manushi Chhillar

India

2018

Vanessa Ponce

Mexico

2019

Toni-Ann Singh

Jamaica

2020

Not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2021

To be held in March 2022

To be held in March 2022

Miss World from India

  • Reita Faria (1966):

Reita Faria was the first Asian and Indian woman to win Miss World. She was offered many lucrative modelling and acting contracts on winning the title. However, she chose to pursue her career as a doctor and completed her studies in London. She later shifted to Dublin and started her medical practice there.

  • Aishwarya Rai (1994):

Often cited as the most beautiful woman globally, Aishwarya Rai bagged the title in 1994, leaving 87 contestants behind. Today, she has carved a successful career in Bollywood with her flawless beauty and acting talent.

  • Diana Hayden (1997):

Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden is an Indian actress, television host, and model. She is the only Miss World to have won three subtitles during the pageant.

  • Yukta Mookhey (1999):

Yukta Mookhey is the fourth Miss World from India. She involved herself in many charitable activities during and after her tenure as Miss World. She is a civic and human rights activist and works for the welfare of young girls.

  • Priyanka Chopra (2000):

Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra needs no introduction. She has dominated the world with her impeccable talent and stunning personality. Priyanka Chopra has starred in iconic Bollywood films such as Don, Barfi, and Bajirao Mastani. She is currently making her way into Hollywood with pivotal roles in American TV shows. Listed by Forbes among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women, she is a role model for many.

  • Manushi Chillar (2017):

Haryana's Manushi Chillar was crowned as the Miss World in 2017, 17 years after her Indian predecessor Priyanka Chopra. She was also the co-winner of the Beauty with a Purpose competition, making her the first to win Miss World and Beauty with a Purpose jointly. Manushi Chillar is also a student in Bhagat Phool Singh Women's Medical College, Haryana. She will make her Bollywood debut soon with the upcoming historical drama, Prithviraj.

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FAQs about Miss World

  • Who is the first Miss World from India?

Ans: Reita Faria was the first Indian woman to win the Miss World title in 1966.

  • Who is the current Miss World?

Ans: Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica is the current and the longest-reigning Miss World.

  • Who created the Miss World beauty pageant?

Ans: Eric Morley created the Miss World beauty pageant in the United Kingdom in 1951.

  • What is the Motto of Miss World?

Ans: The Motto of the Miss World beauty pageant is "Beauty With a Purpose."