Miss World 1997

Miss World 1997

The 47th Final of Miss World pageant was held at the Baie Lazare, Seychelles on November 22, 1997. 86 delegates delegates competed for the coveted crown. At the end of the event, India's Diana Hayden came out victorious. Richard Steinmetz hosted the pageant, while Latin sensation Ricky Martin provided entertainment. Miss Botswana, Mpule Kwelagobe went on to win the Miss Universe 1999 pageant after being unplaced at Miss World.

Results

Order of Semi-finalists

  • 1. Turkey
  • 2. Australia
  • 3. Malaysia
  • 4. Thailand
  • 5. United Kingdom

  • 6. United States
  • 7. Lebanon
  • 8. South Africa
  • 9. India
  • 10. New Zealand

Order of Finalists

  • 1. Thailand
  • 2. South Africa
  • 3. New Zealand
  • 4. India
  • 5. Turkey

Continental Queens

Africa: Jessica Motaung (South Africa)

Americas: Sallie Toussaint (United States)

Asia and Oceania: Diana Hayden (India)

Caribbean: Michelle Moodie (Jamaica)

Europe: Cagla Sikel (Turkey)

86 contestants

  • - Taisha Regina Gomes
  • - Natalia Pombo
  • - Michella Laclé Croes
  • - Laura Csortan
  • - Susanne Nagele
  • - Alevta Adderley
  • - Sandrine Corman
  • - Mitzy Suarez Saucedo
  • - Elma Teržić
  • - Mpule Keneilwe Kwelagobe
  • - Fernanda Rambo Agnes
  • - Zoe Jennifer Walcott
  • - Simona Velitchkova
  • - Keri-Lynn Power
  • - Carmelinda Gonçalves
  • - Cassandra Powell
  • - Paulina Mladinic Zorzano
  • - Fang Su-Ling
  • - Gladys Buitrago Caicedo
  • - Rebeca Escalante Trejas
  • - Martina Novosel
  • - Galatia Charalambidou
  • - Terezie Dobrovolna
  • - Carolina Estrella Peña
  • - Clio Olayo Frias
  • - Amal Shawky Soliman
  • - Mairit Roonsar
  • - Minna Lehtinen
  • - Laure Belleville
  • - Katja Glawe
  • - Benita Sena Somolekae
  • - Rosanna Ressa
  • - Eugenia Limantzaki
  • - Lourdes Mabel Valencia Bobadilla
  • - Sonja Aldina Silva
  • - Hansel Cristina Caceres Teruel
  • - Vivian Lee Ming-Wai
  • - Beata Petes
  • - Diana Hayden
  • - Andrea Roche
  • - Mirit Greenberg
  • - Irene Lippi
  • - Michelle Moodie
  • - Shinobu Saraie

  • - Jin-ah Kim
  • - Liga Graudumniece
  • - Joellé Georges Bohluk
  • - Asta Vysniauskaite
  • Macau - Agnes Lo Vai-Lan
  • - Arianna Teoh Lai Poh
  • - Sarah Vella
  • - Blanca Delfina Soto Benavides
  • - Sheya Shipanga
  • - Jharana Bajracharya
  • - Lauralee Martinovich
  • - Charlotte Hoiaasen
  • - Patricia Aurora Bremner Hernandez
  • - Mariela Quiñonez Garcia
  • - Claudia Maria Luque Barrantas
  • - Kristine Rachel Gumabao Florendo
  • - Roksana Janek
  • - Icilia Silva Berenguel
  • - Aurea Isis Marrero Nieves
  • - Liudmila Popova
  • - Michelle Lane
  • - Jasmine Wong Chiew Peng
  • - Marietta Senkacova
  • - Maja Šimec
  • - Jessica Motaung
  • - Nuria Avellaneda Gallego
  • - Xoliswa Mkhonta
  • - Sofia Joelsson
  • - Tanja Gutmann
  • - Saida Joy Kessys Sashays
  • - Tanya Tiana Suesuntisook
  • - Mandy Jagdeo
  • - Cagla Sikel
  • - Lillian Acom
  • - Kseniya Kuz'menko
  • - Vicki-Lee Walberg
  • - Sallie Toussaint
  • - Ana Gonzalez Kwasny
  • - Christina Dieckmann Jimenez
  • - Tamara Saponijić
  • - Tukuza Tembo
  • - Una Patel

Trivia

Returning countries and Debuts

  • Cape Verde, and Nepal competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Egypt last competed in 1990.
  • Honduras, Malta, and Namibia last competed in 1993.

Withdrawals and Nations not competing

  • Nigeria did not compete in Miss World hecause of sponsorship problems and scheduling conflict.
  • Curacao failed to send a delegate in Miss World.

Other Notes

  • Eight countries made into the semi-finals after a long-year hiatus: Australia (1995), Lebanon (1975), Malaysia (1994), New Zealand and Turkey (1991), Thailand (1989), United Kingdom (1994), and United States (1993).
  • Botswana (Mpule Kwelagobe) won the title of Miss Universe 1999 in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Australia (Laura Csortan) won the Miss Amity award in Miss Universe 1997.
  • This is the first time that no Latin American country had made into the semi-finals.

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