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Miss Wales
Formation1961 (for Miss Universe)
1999 (for Miss World)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss World
Miss Universe
Miss Supranational
Official language
National Directors
Paula Abbandonato and Clare Birt
WebsiteOfficial website

Miss Wales is a national beauty pageant in Wales.


Miss Wales, 15 September 1960 at Rhyl

Miss Wales is open to unmarried women from age 16 to age 24, and is organized by Vibe Models. Contestants must not have had children, must be British citizens and must reside in Wales. Winners are expected to support "Welsh issues, charities, or other good causes ".There is also a corresponding Mister Wales contest for men.

Miss World from Wales

In 1961, Rosemarie Frankland finished 1st runner-up at Miss Universe 1961, she then became the first Welsh woman to win Miss United Kingdom. In the same year, she became the first British woman to capture the Miss World crown.

1974's Miss Wales, Helen Morgan, achieved exactly the same feat as Rosemarie Frankland, when she finished as 1st runner-up at Miss Universe 1974, before going to win the Miss United Kingdom and Miss World titles. At Miss World however, she was dethroned only four days after her victory, when it was discovered that she was an unmarried mother (and thus ineligible).[1] Morgan did not actually break any rules, as the rules only stated that the contestants must not be married and made no mention of motherhood.

Wales at Miss World since 1999

Wales has been taking part in the Miss World pageant directly since 1999, since devolution. The first woman to compete at Miss World as Miss Wales was Clare Daniels, who competed alongside Stephanie Norrie who was Miss Scotland. The Final Miss United Kingdom contest had already taken place earlier in the year, so at Miss World 1999, there was the unusual situation of a Miss UK competing along with the Miss Scotland and Miss Wales winners. Miss England and Miss Northern Ireland competed at the Miss World contest for the first time in 2000.

Since 1999, the highest placed contestant from the four constituent countries of the UK wins the Miss United Kingdom title. Three Welsh women have won. In 2004, Welsh Amy Guy became the only British woman to be named as one of the 15 semifinalists, after winning the fast track event Sports Competition, becoming the first contestant under the Miss Wales banner to advance to the semifinals. In 2008, Chloe-Beth Morgan won the Miss UK title. Shen then went on to competes as Miss UK at Miss International 2009 and placed as 2nd runner-up. In 2012, Sophie Moulds achieved the highest placement ever among the four constituent countries when she finished as 1st Runner-up. She also claimed both the Beach Fashion award and the Continental Queen of Europe title.


Colour key
  •   Declared as winner
  •   Ended as runner-up
  •   Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists


The winner of Miss Wales represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Wales Placement at Miss World Special awards Placement at Miss UK
2024 Millie-Mae Adams[2] TBA
2023 Darcey Corria[3] TBA
2022 Miss World 2021 was rescheduled to 16 March 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Puerto Rico, no edition started in 2022
2021 Olivia Harris Unplaced
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Gabriella Jukes Top 40 Top 40 at Miss World Top Model
Top 27 at Miss World Talent
2018 Bethany Harris Unplaced
2017 Hannah Williams Unplaced
2016 Ffion Moyle Unplaced
2015 Emma Jenkins Unplaced Top 14 at Miss World Talent
2014 Alice Ford Unplaced 4th Runner Up at Miss World Sport
2013 Gabrielle Shaw Unplaced Top 12 at Miss World Talent
2012 Sophie Moulds 1st Runner-Up Queen of Europe
Miss World Beach Beauty
2011 Sara Manchipp Unplaced
2010 Courtenay Hamilton Unplaced
2009 Lucy Whitehouse Unplaced
2008 Chloe-Beth Morgan Unplaced WINNER
2007 Kelly-Louise Pesticcio Unplaced
2006 Sarah Fleming Unplaced
2005 Claire Evans Unplaced
2004 Amy Guy Top 15 Miss World Sport WINNER
2003 Imogen Thomas Unplaced
2002 Michelle Bush Unplaced
2001 Charlotte Faicheney Unplaced
2000 Sophie Kate Cahill Unplaced
1999 Clare Daniel Unplaced


Year Miss Wales Notes
1998 Anna Bartley
1997 Melanie Jones
1996 Sarah Smart
1995 Rachael Liza Warner Later Miss United Kingdom 1996
1994 Julie Davies
1993 Lisa Roberts
1992 Natalie Lee
1991 Sharon Dale Isherwood
1990 Jane Lloyd
1989 Suzanne Younger Later Miss United Kingdom 1989 and Top 10 of Miss World 1989
1988 Lise Williams
1987 Nicola Davies
1986 Tracy Rowlands
1985 Barbara Christian Later Miss United Kingdom 1985 2nd runner-up
1984 Jane Riley
1983 Lianne Gray
1982 Caroline Williams
1981 Sally Douglas Williams
1980 Kim Ashfield Later Miss United Kingdom 1980 and Miss World 1980 4th runner-up
1979 Beverley Neals
1978 Elizabeth Ann Jones Later Miss United Kingdom 1978 and Miss World 1978 5th runner-up
1977 Christine Anne Murphy
1976 Sian Helen Adey-Jones Later Miss Universe 1976 2nd runner-up and Miss United Kingdom 1976 1st runner-up
1975 Georgina Kerler
1974 Helen Elizabeth Morgan Later Miss Universe 1974 1st runner-up, Miss United Kingdom 1974 and Miss World 1974 (resigned after four days due to being the mother of an 18-month-old son)
1973 Deirdre Jennifer Greenland
1972 Eileen Darroch
1971 Dawn Cater
1970 Sandra Cater
1969 Shirley Jones
1968 Judith Radford
1967 Denise Elizabeth Page Later Top 15 of Miss Universe 1967
1966 Christine Heller
1965 Joan Boull
1964 Veda Kathleen McCarthy
1963 Maureen Thomas
1962 Hazel Williams Later Miss Congeniality (tie with Dominican Republic) of Miss Universe 1962
1961 Rosemarie Frankland Later Miss Universe 1961 1st Runner-up, Miss United Kingdom 1961 and Miss World 1961
1957 Valerie Parkinson Also Miss Top of the Milk
1953 Hazel Roper
1952 Betty Geary

See also


  1. ^ "Ex-Miss World in a different era", Clare Gabriel, BBC News, posted 10 September 2004, accessed 23 May 2006.
  2. ^ "Woman whose alopecia made her afraid to leave her house is crowned Miss Wales". Wales Online.
  3. ^ "Congratulations Darcey Corria-the first woman of colour to be crowned Miss Wales!". Instagram.

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