Miss World 2006

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Miss World 2006
Miss World 2006 Taťána Kuchařová
Date30 September 2006
Presenters
Entertainment
VenuePalace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland
BroadcasterOfficial broadcaster:
International:
Entrants104
Placements17
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerTaťána Kuchařová[2]
 Czech Republic
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Miss World 2006, the 56th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 30 September 2006 at the Sala Kongresowa, the main 2,897-seat auditorium of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.[3] It was the first time ever that the pageant was held in the Continental Europe and a European city other than London, United Kingdom, having previously been held there in 2002 after the Nigeria Controversy. The pageant officially concluded after Taťána Kuchařová from the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World 2006[2][4] by outgoing titleholder Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland.

A total of 104 countries competed in the pageant, the 12th largest number behind 2013 (127) 2014 (121), 2012 (116), 2010 (115), 2015 (114), 2011 (113), 2009 (112), 2008 (109), 2004 (107), and 2007 and 2003 (both 106). All contestants were divided in six regional groups: Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Northern Europe and Southern Europe.

Gdynia was the host of the Beach Beauty contest, Giżycko hosted the Miss Sports contest and Wrocław hosted the Miss Talent competition. The fourth event was Beauty with a Purpose. This is the first time the Czech Republic won the title of Miss World.

Results

Placements

Placement Contestant
Miss World 2006
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 6
Top 17

Continental Queens of Beauty

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia Pacific
Caribbean
Northern Europe
Southern Europe

Special awards

Best World Dress Designer
Results Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  Kenya – Khadijah Kiptoo
4th Runner-up
Top 20

Challenge Events

Fast Track Events

During the month of September four competitions were held from which the winner of each was fast tracked into the semi-finals. Beach Beauty was selected on 7 September in the city of Gdynia. Miss Sports was held on 12 September in the city of Gizycko and the Miss Talent contest was celebrated on 20 September at Wrocław. The Beauty with a Purpose winner was announced on 30 September during the final telecast.

Beach Beauty

Results Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10
Top 25

Miss Sports

Results Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Top 24
Groups Contestant
Group 1: Asia Pacific
Group 2: Northern Europe
Group 3: Southern Europe
Group 4: Caribbean
Group 5: Americas
Group 6: Africa

Miss Talent

Results Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-up
  •  Italy – Elizaveta Migatcheva
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10

Beauty with a Purpose

Result Contestant
Winner
  •  Ghana – Lamisi Mbillah

Judges

Contestants

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results[2][4]

104 contestants competed for the title.[2]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown Continental Group
 Angola Stiviandra Oliveira 18 Huíla Africa
 Argentina Beatriz Vallejos 19 Corrientes Americas
 Aruba Shanandoa Wijshijer 19 Santa Cruz Caribbean
 Australia Sabrina Houssami 20 Kemps Creek Asia-Pacific
 Austria Tatjana Batinić 20 Vienna Northern Europe
 Bahamas Deandrea Conliffe 24 New Providence Caribbean
 Barbados Latoya McDowald 17 Applewhaites Caribbean
 Belarus Katsiaryna Litvinava 22 Mogilev Northern Europe
 Belgium Virginie Claes 23 Herk-de-Stad Northern Europe
 Bolivia Ana María Ortiz 17 Beni Americas
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Azra Gazdić 17 Tuzla Southern Europe
 Botswana Lorato Tebogo 21 Ramotswa Africa
 Brazil Jane Borges 21 Goiânia Americas
 Bulgaria Slavena Vatova 17 Sofia Southern Europe
 Cambodia Sun Sreymom 22 Kampong Cham Asia-Pacific
 Canada Malgosia Majewska 24 Toronto Americas
 Cayman Islands Ambuyah Ebanks 21 West Bay Caribbean
 Chile Constanza Silva 20 Santiago Americas
 China Duo Liu 24 Beijing Asia-Pacific
 Colombia Elizabeth Loaiza 18 Cali Americas
 Costa Rica Bélgica Arias 22 San José Americas
 Croatia Ivana Ergić 19 Šibenik Southern Europe
 Curaçao Fyrena Martha 20 Willemstad Caribbean
 Cyprus Eli Manoli 18 Nicosia Southern Europe
 Czech Republic Taťána Kuchařová 18 Opočno Northern Europe
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Diane Mwinga 23 Lubumbashi Africa
 Denmark Sandra Spohr 19 Allerød Northern Europe
 Dominican Republic Paola Torres 21 Santiago Caribbean
 Ecuador Rebeca Flores 23 Cuenca Americas
 El Salvador Tatiana Romero 20 San Salvador Americas
 England Eleanor Glynn 20 Oxford Northern Europe
 Estonia Leisi Poldsam 19 Tartu Northern Europe
 Ethiopia Amleset Muchie 19 Addis Ababa Africa
 Finland Jenniina Tuokko 17 Nousiainen Northern Europe
 France Laura Fasquel 19 Toulouse Southern Europe
 Georgia Nino Kalandaze 17 Tbilisi Southern Europe
 Germany Edita Orašćanin 17 Dortmund Northern Europe
 Ghana Lamisi Mbillah 23 Bawku Africa
 Gibraltar Hayley O'Brien 20 Gibraltar Southern Europe
 Greece Irini Karra 20 Karditsa Southern Europe
 Guadeloupe Caroline Beavis 21 Basse-Terre Caribbean
 Guatemala Jackelinne Piccinini 22 Mazatenango Americas
 Guyana Dessia Braithwaite 24 Bartica Americas
 Hong Kong Janet Chow 23 Hong Kong Asia-Pacific
 Hungary Renáta Tóth 21 Budapest Southern Europe
 Iceland Ásdís Hallgrímsdóttir 19 Ísafjörður Northern Europe
 India Natasha Suri 22 Mumbai Asia-Pacific
 Indonesia Kristania Besouw 21 Manado Asia-Pacific
 Ireland Sarah Morrissey 24 Dublin Northern Europe
 Israel Yael Nizri 18 Kiryat Shmona Southern Europe
 Italy Elizaveta Migatcheva 17 Rome Southern Europe
 Jamaica Sara Lawrence 21 Kingston Caribbean
 Japan Kazuha Kondo 21 Tochigi Asia-Pacific
 Kazakhstan Sabina Chukayeva 18 Karaganda Northern Europe
 Kenya Khadijah Kiptoo 21 Nairobi Africa
 Latvia Liga Meinarte 24 Talsi Northern Europe
 Lebanon Annabella Hilal 20 Ain El Remmaneh Southern Europe
 Liberia Patrice Juah 21 Monrovia Africa
 Macedonia Marija Vegova 18 Gevgelija Southern Europe
 Malaysia Adeline Wan 23 Kuala Lumpur Asia-Pacific
 Malta Solange Mifsud 23 Żabbar Southern Europe
 Martinique Stéphanie Colosse 19 Fort-de-France Caribbean
 Mauritius Vanesha Seetohul 22 Quatre Bornes Africa
 Mexico Karla Jiménez 23 Puebla Americas
 Moldova Alexandra Demciuk 17 Bălți Southern Europe
 Mongolia Selenge Erdene-Ochir 19 Ulaanbaatar Asia-Pacific
 Montenegro Ivana Knežević 17 Bar Southern Europe
 Namibia Anna Nashandi 22 Windhoek Africa
 Netherlands Sheryl Baas 22 Rotterdam Northern Europe
 Nigeria Abiola Bashorun 18 Lagos Africa
 Northern Ireland Catherine Jean Milligan 19 Newtownards Northern Europe
 Norway Tonje Elise Skjærvik 18 Stokkøya Northern Europe
 Panama Giselle Bissot 23 Panama City Americas
 Peru Silvia Cornejo 19 Trujillo Americas
 Philippines Anna Maris Igpit 19 Panglao Asia-Pacific
 Poland Marzena Cieślik 25 Wolin Northern Europe
 Portugal Sara Almeida 19 Porto Southern Europe
 Puerto Rico Thebyam Carrión 23 Mayagüez Caribbean
 Romania Ioana Boitor 17 Bucharest Southern Europe
 Russia Alexandra Mazur 19 Moscow Northern Europe
 Saint Lucia Tamalisa Baptiste 20 Marchand Caribbean
 Scotland Nicola McLean 22 Hamilton Northern Europe
 Serbia Vedrana Grbović 18 Belgrade Southern Europe
 Singapore Colleen Pereira 24 Singapore Asia-Pacific
 Slovakia Magdalena Šebestová 23 Bílkove Humence Southern Europe
 Slovenia Iris Mulej 25 Ljubljana Southern Europe
 South Africa Nokuthula Sithole 22 Gauteng Africa
 South Korea Sharon Park 21 Icheon Asia-Pacific
 Spain Inmaculada Torres 24 Alicante Southern Europe
 Sri Lanka Dannielle Kerkoven 18 Colombo Asia-Pacific
 Sweden Cathrin Skoog 19 Krokom Northern Europe
 Tahiti Vainui Simon 20 Papeete Asia-Pacific
 Tanzania Wema Sepetu 18 Dar es Salaam Africa
 Thailand Melisa Mahapol 23 Bangkok Asia-Pacific
 Trinidad and Tobago Tineke De Freitas 23 Westmoorings Caribbean
 Turkey Merve Büyüksaraç 18 Ankara Southern Europe
 Ukraine Olga Shilovanova 19 Kharkiv Northern Europe
 United States Brooke Angus 24 Essex Americas
 Uruguay Marlene Politi 20 San Jacinto Americas
 Venezuela Federica Guzmán 24 Caracas Americas
 Vietnam Mai Phương Thúy 21 Hanoi Asia-Pacific
 Wales Sarah Fleming 17 Brecon Beacons Northern Europe
 Zambia Katanekwa Matundwelo 25 Lusaka Africa
 Zimbabwe Lorraine Maphala 21 Bulawayo Africa

Notes

Withdrawals

  •  Egypt – Miss Egypt 2006, Fawzia Mohamed had visa problems.[5]
  •  Belize - Miss World Belize 2006, Felicita (Leesha) Arzu was crowned on 29 July, but the organizers decided that she would take part at Miss World 2007.[6]

No Shows:

  •  Albania – No contest
  •  American Virgin Islands - No contest
  •  Antigua and Barbuda – Due to financial problems.
  •  British Virgin Islands – Martha Ramirez[7]
  •  Burkina Faso - Ramata Barry
  •  Chad - No contest
  •  Congo Republic – Eboundt Fatouma Blanda
  •  Ivory Coast - Alima Diomandé
  •  Malawi - Peth Msiska
  •    Nepal – No contest due to the Nepalese Civil War. It was postponed until 2007.
  •  New Zealand - No contest
  •  Nicaragua - Due to Financial problems.
  •  Paraguay – Due to Financial problems.
  •  Swaziland – No contest
  •   Switzerland - Due to scheduling conflicts, the national pageant was held on 9 September[8] making the 2006 winner ineligible to compete, plus no finalists of Miss Switzerland 2005 pageant were available to compete. After that Switzerland did not send a contestant to the Miss World contest until 2013.
  •  Uganda – No contest

Replacements

  •  FranceMiss France 2004, Laetitia Bleger was appointed to represent France at Miss World 2006, but however her Playboy pictures of May 2005 prevented her from taking part and she got suspended for 6 months by the Miss France Organization. Then the Miss France committee named the new Miss France 2006, Alexandra Rosenfeld as the French representative in Miss World 2006,[9] but due to the fact that she had to go first to Miss Universe 2006 and later to Miss Europe 2006 contest, was finally replaced by her 2nd Runner up - Laura Fasquel.[10]
  •  Latvia – Miss Latvia 2005, Kristīne Djadenko was supposed to participate in Miss World 2006.[11] However a month before the start of the competition was replaced by Līga Meinarte.[12] Nevertheless, Djadenko participated next year at Miss World 2007.
  •  SpainMiss España 2006, Elizabeth Reyes was supposed to participate in Miss World 2006 after the Miss Universe 2006 contest.[13][14] However she was replaced by her 1st Runner up - Inmaculada Torres.
  •  UruguayMiss Uruguay Mundo 2006, Soledad Gagliardo was replaced by her first runner up, Marlene Politi for unknown reasons.

References

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  10. ^ "2e dauphine de Miss France. Laura s'ouvre au monde". ladepeche.fr (in French). Retrieved 19 July 2017.
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