Miss World 2002

Miss World 2002

The 52nd Miss World pageant was held on 7th December 2002. The pageant was initially slated for Abuja, Nigeria but due to conflict in the city of Kaduna arising from a publication of an article in a Lagos based newspaper the pageant was relocated to London at the Alexandra Palace.

A total of 88 delegates competed for the crown, several contestants boycotted the contest in protest for the death sentence by stoning determined by an Islamic Sharia court to Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman accused of adultery. It was the first time that audience participation through text messaging together with the scores of the judges helped in determining the results for the top 20.

Final Results


Final Results Contestant
Miss World 2002

1st Runner-up

  • - Natalia Peralta

2nd Runner-up



Continental Queens

Special awards

  • Best Designed Evening Dress - Azra Akın (Turkey)
  • Miss World Talent - Rebekah Revels (United States)
  • Miss World Scholarship - Nozipho Shabangu (Swaziland)


National competitions

Returning countries and Debuts

  • Albania, Algeria, and Vietnam competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Belize last competed in 1991.
  • Bahamas, Curaçao, Kazakhstan, and Lithuania last competed in 2000.


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