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Miss Bangladesh
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss World
Official language
Franchise holder
Omicon Entertainment, Off Track Events, Triple Nine Global
WebsiteMiss World

Miss Bangladesh is a national beauty pageant in Bangladesh that annually selects representatives to compete in Miss World, one of the Big Four international beauty pageants. It is owned by Omicon Entertainment.[1]

The reigning Miss Bangladesh titleholder is Rafah Nanjeba Torsa who was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Jannatul Ferdous Oishee.[2]


The Miss Bangladesh Contest was first organized in 1994, but the event did not attract national media attention. In 1994, Anika Taher first represented Bangladesh at the beauty pageant Miss World 1994 held in Sun City, South Africa.[3] Shaila Simi was awarded the Miss Ruposhi Dhaka, Bangladesh award in 1998. Sonia Gazi (who was Miss Bangladesh 2000) received media attention.[4] Tabassum Ferdous Shaon, who participated in the Miss World 2001 in South Africa was the last Bangladeshi contestant.[5] Bangladesh has not sent a representative to Miss World since 2001. The pageant returned briefly for one year in 2007 and was organized by Apurbo.com and sponsored by Motherland Group/Cinevision.[6] However, the winner did not take part in Miss World. After 16 years later Antar Showbiz was created Miss World Bangladesh to give Bangladesh the opportunity to participate in the "Miss World" pageant again.[7] Shirin Akter Shila become the first Miss Universe Bangladesh who represented her country in Miss Universe 2019.[8][non-primary source needed][9][10][11]


Color key
  •   Declared winner
  •   Declared runner-up
  •   Declared semifinalist


Miss Bangladesh Organized winner was sending to Miss World. In 2007, Miss Bangladesh was organized by Apurbo.com and sponsored by Motherland Group/Cinevision. However, the winner did not take part in Miss World.

Year Miss Bangladesh Region Notes
1994 Anika Taher Dhaka
1995 Yasmin Bilkis Sathi Dhaka
1996 Rehnuma Dilruba Chitra Dhaka
1998 Tania Rahman Tonni Rajshahi
2000 Sonia Gazi Dhaka
2001 Tabassum Ferdous Shaon Dhaka
2007 Jannatul Ferdoush Peya Khulna Did not compete

Miss World Bangladesh

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss World Bangladesh represents her country at the Miss World pageant.
Year Region Delegate Placement at Miss World Special Awards
Did not compete since 2020—Present
2019 Chittagong Rafah Nanjeba Torsa Unplaced Head-to-Head Challenge (Round 1) - Winner

Miss World Multimedia - Top 10

People's Choice Award - Top 10

2018 Barishal Jannatul Ferdous Oishee Top 30 Head-to-Head Challenge (Round 1 and 2) - Winner

People's Choice Award - Top 10

Miss World Talent - Semifinalist

2017 Dhaka Jessia Islam Top 40 Head-to-Head Challenge - Winner

People's Choice Award - Top 10

Did not compete between 2002—2016
2001 Dhaka Tabassum Ferdous Shaon Unplaced
2000 Dhaka Sonia Gazi Unplaced
1999 Dhaka Tania Rahman Tonni Unplaced
Did not compete between 1997—1998
1996 Dhaka Rehnuma Dilruba Chitra Unplaced
1995 Dhaka Yasmin Bilkis Sathi Unplaced
1994 Dhaka Anika Taher Unplaced

Photographs of some notable titleholders

See also


  1. ^ "Miss World 2019 launched in Bangladesh". The Daily Star.
  2. ^ 'মিস ওয়ার্ল্ড বাংলাদেশ' নানজিবা তোরসা. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "The story of beauty contest in Bangladesh". New Age.
  4. ^ "Sonia Gazi of Bangladesh enter the stage contending in the Miss World 2000".
  5. ^ "Agbani Darego – Miss World 2001: A beauty who defied the norms".
  6. ^ "Miss Bangladesh 2007". The Daily Star.
  7. ^ "Jannatul stripped of crown, Jessia new Miss World Bangladesh". The Daily Star. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019".
  9. ^ মিস ইউনিভার্স' প্রতিযোগিতায় যাচ্ছে বাংলাদেশ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali).
  10. ^ প্রথম মিস ইউনিভার্স বাংলাদেশ'র বাছাই পর্বের নিবন্ধন শুরু. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali).
  11. ^ 'মিস ইউনিভার্স'এর দৌড়ে বাংলাদেশ (in Bengali).

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