Miss World 1966

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Miss World 1966
Date17 November 1966
PresentersPeter West†, Michael Aspel[1]
VenueLyceum Ballroom, London, UK
WinnerReita Faria
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Miss World 1966 was the 16th edition of the Miss World pageant, held on 17 November 1966 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK. The winner was Reita Faria of India, first Asian delegate to win Miss World title.[2] She was crowned by one of the judging panel, Lady Annabel Birley.


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results
Placement Contestant
Miss World 1966
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Greece – Efi Fontini Plumbi
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Italy – Gigliola Carbonara
Top 7
Top 15




  • Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Philippines and Yugoslavia competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Switzerland last competed in 1956.
  • Norway last competed in 1960.
  • India last competed in 1962.
  • Chile and Mexico last competed in 1963.
  • Aruba and Turkey last competed in 1964.

Nations not competing[edit]

  •  Australia
  •  Austria
  •  Colombia – María Estela Sáenz Calero
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Paraguay
  •  Rhodesia - Was barred from participating from 1966 to 1979 due to the country's political situation. Became Zimbabwe in 1980 and debuted as Zimbabwe at Miss World.
  •  Spain – Paquita Torres Pérez (withdrew because Miss Gibraltar was in pageant)
  •  Uruguay – Susana Regeden


  •  Nigeria – Uzor Okafor (Was not nationally crowned; married with children)


  1. ^ "Miss World 1966". BBC Genome Project Retrieved 2016-6-24
  2. ^ "History: 1966". Miss World. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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