Miss World 2016

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Miss World 2016
Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle.
Date18 December 2016
Presenters
EntertainmentRodrick Dixon, Morrison Brothers
VenueMGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Broadcaster
Entrants117
Placements20
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerStephanie Del Valle
 Puerto Rico
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Miss World 2016, the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 18 December 2016, at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States. 117 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Mireia Lalaguna of Spain crowned her successor Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico at the end of the event.[1] It was the second time that the Miss World pageant held in the United States. It was the second time where Puerto Rico won Miss World, after Wilnelia Merced in 1975.

Results

Placements

Placement Contestant[2][3]
Miss World 2016
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 11
Top 20

§ People's Choice winner

Continental Queens of Beauty

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
  •  Kenya – Evelyn Njambi
Americas
Asia
Caribbean
Europe
Oceania

Challenge events

The Miss World Organization reintroduced for the 2016 finals the Fast-Track system, in which the winners of the five Challenge Events automatically earned a place in the Top 20. The 2016 Challenge Events included Sports, Top Model, Talent, Multimedia and Beauty With A Purpose. The Interview scores determined the rest of the Top 20.

Sports

Miss Cook Islands won the Sports challenge and became the first quarter-finalist of Miss World 2016.[4]

Top Model

Miss China won the Top Model Competition held on 15 December 2016.[5][non-primary source needed] She became the second quarter-finalist of Miss World 2016.

Final result Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5

Talent

Miss World worked in partnership with Mobstar to conduct the public vote and find the winner of the Talent challenge. Miss Mongolia received the most votes and became the third quarter-finalist of Miss World 2016.[5]

Final result Contestant
Winner
Top 10
Top 21

Multimedia

Miss Philippines was named the winner of the Multimedia challenge and became the fourth quarter-finalist of Miss World 2016. The decision was based on the candidate's posts on her official Facebook page and Twitter account, as well as her Mobstar ranking.[5]

Final result Contestant
Winner

Beauty With a Purpose

Five finalists were announced on 17 December 2016. Miss Indonesia was named the winner during the final night and became the fifth quarter-finalist of Miss World 2016.[5]

Final result Contestant
Winner
Top 5

Contestants

117 delegates competed in Miss World 2016:[6]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
Albania Albania Ëndrra Kovaçi 21 Tirana
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Latisha Greene 24 St. John's
Argentina Argentina Camila Macias 19 Córdoba
Aruba Aruba Lynette Do Nascimento 23 Oranjestad
Australia Australia Madeline Cowe 24 Tully
Austria Austria Dragana Stanković 20 Traiskirchen
The Bahamas Bahamas Ashley Hamilton 24 Long Island
Belarus Belarus Polina Borodacheva 23 Minsk
Belgium Belgium Lenty Frans 22 Antwerp
Belize Belize Iris Salguero 21 Belmopan
Bolivia Bolivia Leyda Suarez 20 Tarija
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Halida Krajišnik 19 Živinice
Botswana Botswana Thata Kenosi 21 Gaborone
Brazil Brazil Beatrice Fontoura 26 Goiânia
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Kadia Turnbull 25 Road Town
Bulgaria Bulgaria Galina Mihaylova 26 Sofia
Canada Canada Anastasia Lin 26 Toronto
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks 24 West Bay
Chile Chile Antonia Figueroa 21 Coquimbo
China China Jing Kong 21 Nanyang, Henan
Colombia Colombia Shirley Atehortua 23 Pereira
Cook Islands Cook Islands Natalia Short 22 Avarua
Costa Rica Costa Rica Melania González 25 San José
Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire Esther Memel 20 Yamoussoukro
Croatia Croatia Angélica Zacchigna 22 Pazin
Curaçao Curaçao Sabrina Namias de Castro 20 Willemstad
Cyprus Cyprus María Moráru 23 Nicosia
Czech Republic Czech Republic Natálie Kotková 22 Prague
Denmark Denmark Helena Heuser 20 Copenhagen
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Yaritza Reyes 23 Santo Domingo
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Andrea Moloto 25 Kinshasa
Ecuador Ecuador Mirka Cabrera 22 Machala
Egypt Egypt Nadeen Osama El Sayed 18 Cairo
El Salvador El Salvador Ana Cortez 21 Santa Ana
England England Elizabeth Grant 20 Preston
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Anunciación Ongueme Esono 21 Micomeseng
Fiji Fiji Pooja Priyanka 25 Ba
Finland Finland Heta Sallinen 21 Turku
France France Morgane Edvige 20 Le François
Georgia (country) Georgia Victoria Kocherova 21 Tbilisi
Germany Germany Selina Kriechbaum 21 Frankfurt
Ghana Ghana Antoinette Delali Kemavor 21 Accra
Gibraltar Gibraltar Kayley Mifsud 24 Gibraltar
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Magalie Adelson 23 Basse-Terre
Guam Guam Phoebe Denight Palisoc 17 Tamuning
Guatemala Guatemala Melanie Espina 22 Guatemala City
 Guinea Safiatou Baldé 21 Conakry
 Guinea-Bissau Sandra Araújo 19 Bissau
Guyana Guyana Nuriyyih Gerrard 25 Georgetown
Haiti Haiti Suzana Sampeur 21 Port-au-Prince
Honduras Honduras Kerelyne Campigotti Webster 18 El Progreso
Hungary Hungary Tímea Gelencsér 22 Budapest
Iceland Iceland Anna Orlowska 22 Reykjavík
India India Priyadarshini Chatterjee 20 Guwahati
Indonesia Indonesia Natasha Mannuela Halim 22 Pangkal Pinang
Republic of Ireland Ireland Niamh Kennedy 22 Portroe
Israel Israel Karin Alia 18 Tel Aviv
Italy Italy Giada Tropea 18 Lamezia Terme
Jamaica Jamaica Ashlie Barrett 21 Kingston
Japan Japan Priyanka Yoshikawa 22 Tokyo
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Alia Mergenbaeva 18 Aktau
Kenya Kenya Evelyn Njambi 22 Nairobi
South Korea South Korea Hyun Wang 21 Seoul
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Perizat Rasulbek-Kyzy 18 Bishkek
Latvia Latvia Linda Kinca 18 Ķekava
Lebanon Lebanon Sandy Tabet 21 Bhamdoun
Lesotho Lesotho Rethabile Tsosane 21 Maseru
Malaysia Malaysia Tatiana Kumar 18 Kuala Lumpur
Malta Malta Anthea Zammit 22 Żebbuġ
Mauritius Mauritius Véronique Allas 20 Port Louis
Mexico Mexico Ana Girault 25 Mexico City
Moldova Moldova Daniela Marin 17 Leova
Mongolia Mongolia Bayartsetseg Altangerel 26 Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Montenegro Katarina Keković 22 Podgorica
Myanmar Myanmar Myat Thiri Lwin 18 Naypyidaw
Nepal Nepal Asmi Shrestha 23 Tandi
Netherlands Netherlands Rachelle Reijnders 24 Amsterdam
New Zealand New Zealand Karla De Beer 23 Auckland
Nicaragua Nicaragua María Laura Ramírez 19 Masaya
Nigeria Nigeria Debbie Collins 24 Lagos
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Emma Carswell 21 Belfast
Panama Panama Alessandra Bueno 25 Panama City
Paraguay Paraguay Simone Freitag 21 Ciudad del Este
Peru Peru Pierina Wong 25 Lambayeque
Philippines Philippines Catriona Gray 22 Oas
Poland Poland Kaja Klimkiewicz 19 Glinojeck
Portugal Portugal Cristiana Viana 19 Valbom
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle 19 San Juan
Romania Romania Diana Dinu 22 Bucharest
Russia Russia Yana Dobrovolskaya 19 Tyumen
Rwanda Rwanda Jolly Mutesi 20 Kigali
Scotland Scotland Lucy Kerr 19 East Dunbartonshire
Serbia Serbia Katarina Šulkić 18 Belgrade
Seychelles Seychelles Christine Barbier 24 Victoria
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Aminata Adialin Bangura 22 Port Loko
Singapore Singapore Bhaama Padmanathan 24 Singapore
Slovakia Slovakia Kristína Činčurová 19 Lučenec
Slovenia Slovenia Maja Taradi 26 Ljubljana
South Africa South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene 24 Mkhondo
South Sudan South Sudan Akuany Ayuen 23 Juba
Spain Spain Raquel Tejedor 20 Zaragoza
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Amritaa De Silva 23 Colombo
Saint Lucia St. Lucia La Toya Moffat 24 Castries
Sweden Sweden Emma Strandberg 20 Stockholm
Tanzania Tanzania Diana Luqumay 18 Dodoma
Thailand Thailand Jinnita Buddee 22 Chiang Rai
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Daniella Walcott 24 Port of Spain
Tunisia Tunisia Mariem Hammami 22 Béja
Turkey Turkey Buse Iskenderoğlu 19 Ankara
Uganda Uganda Leah Kagasa[7] 21 Kampala
Ukraine Ukraine Oleksandra Kucherenko 19 Dnipro
United States United States Audra Mari 22 Fargo
Uruguay Uruguay Romina Trotto 19 Montevideo
United States Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands Kyrelle Thomas 18 Charlotte Amalie
Venezuela Venezuela Diana Croce 19 Calabozo
Vietnam Vietnam Trương Thị Diệu Ngọc 26 Danang
Wales Wales Ffion Moyle 23 Carmarthen

Notes

Debuts

Returns

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Designations

  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda – Latisha Greene was appointed as Miss Antigua & Barbuda World by Calvin Southwell, president of Antigua Pageants Ltd and national director of Miss World in the island nation.[8][non-primary source needed]
  •  British Virgin Islands – Kadia Turnbull was chosen Miss World British Virgin Islands 2016 at a casting call held by Damion Grange, the national director of Miss World British Virgin Islands pageant.
  •  Costa Rica - Melania González was appointed Miss Mundo Costa Rica 2016 after a casting call was organized by Allan Aleman, the national director of Reinas de Costa Rica pageant who is also franchise holder for Miss World in Costa Rica.
  •  El Salvador - Ana Cortez was appointed to represent El Salvador at Miss World 2016 by Telecorporacion Salvadorena, the license holder for Miss World in El Salvador after the national pageant, Nuestra Belleza El Salvador was not held for the second consecutive year. Cortez works for the company as a TV presenter and DJ radio host.
  •  Germany - Selina Kriechbaum was appointed to compete at Miss World 2016 by Detlef Tursies, the national director of Miss Deutschland pageant after the 2016 edition of the pageant was postponed to early November. Kriechbaum represented the state of Hesse at Miss Deutschland 2015 and was the 3rd runner-up at the pageant.
  •  Mongolia - Bayartsetseg Altangerel was appointed Miss World Mongolia 2016 after a casting call was organized by Asian Future Group the franchise holder for Miss World in Mongolia.
  •  Montenegro - Katarina Keković, Miss Universe Montenegro 2015 was appointed to compete at Miss World 2016 by Vesna De Vinča, the national director of Miss Montenegro pageant who decided to send Tea Babic, Miss Montenegro 2016 to Miss World 2017 pageant so as to allow more preparation time for the new delegate after the national contest was postponed to late October 2016. Keković was the 1st runner-up at Miss Montenegro 2015 pageant and was supposed to compete at Miss Universe 2016 however she has been replaced by Adela Zoranić, Miss Universe Montenegro 2016.
  •  Nigeria - Debbie Collins, MBGN Universe 2015 was appointed to compete at Miss World 2016 by Silverbird Group, the license holder for Miss World in Nigeria after MBGN 2016 pageant was cancelled because of economic recession plaguing the country. Collins represent the Ebonyi State at MBGN 2015 and was the 1st runner-up at the pageant.
  •  Panama – Alessandra Bueno was chosen Señorita Panamá Mundo 2016 by Edwin Dominguez after being appointed the new franchise holder for Miss World in Panama. Bueno was selected at casting call held in association with Justine Pasek and Cesar Anel Rodríguez, the organizers of Señorita Panamá pageant due to time constraints in organizing the pageant. Previously Medcom Corporation under the direction of Marisela Moreno held the franchise for Miss World in Panama.[9]
  •  Romania – Diana Dinu was appointed Miss World Romania 2016 by Ernest Hadrian Böhm, the national director of Miss World Romania after a casting call was organized by ExclusivEvent agency franchise holders for Miss World in Romania.
  •  Singapore - Bhamaa Padmanathan was appointed Miss World Singapore 2016 after a casting call was held by Inès Ligron the new national director of Miss World Singapore pageant. Previously Raymund Ooi held the franchise for Miss World in Singapore.
  •  Trinidad and Tobago - Daniella Marie Walcott was appointed Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2016, by Vanessa Sahatoo-Manoo, the President of Oneness Entertainment and the national director of Miss World Trinidad & Tobago pageant after taking into account the weak corporate economic situation in the country. Walcott is also the younger sister of Gabrielle Walcott who was 2nd runner-up at Miss World 2008 and also the cousin of Magdalene Walcott, who made it to the Top 20 at Miss World 2003. Daniella has been training since she was 12 years old by Miss World 1986, Giselle Laronde to become Miss World.
  •  Tunisia – Meriem Hammemi was appointed to represent Tunisia at Miss World 2016 by Aida Antar the national director of Miss Tunisie pageant because of scheduling conflicts after the 2016 edition of the pageant was postponed to early December 2016. Hammemi represented the Governorate of Béja at the Miss Tunisie 2015 and was the 2nd runner-up at the pageant.
  •  US Virgin Islands - Kyrelle Thomas was appointed Miss US Paradise World 2016 after a casting call was organised by Cnydee Frontal, the national director of Miss US Paradise pageant.
  •  Venezuela - Diana Croce was appointed to compete at Miss World 2016 by Osmel Sousa, the national director of Miss Venezuela pageant after Miss Venezuela Mundo 2016 pageant was not held because of ongoing economic recession in the country. Croce represented the state of Nueva Esparta at Miss Venezuela 2016 and was the 1st Runner-Up at the pageant.[10]

Replacements

  •  Argentina - Camila Macías was crowned the new Belleza Argentina 2016 by Nadia Cerri, the national director of Belleza Argentina pageant, after Elena Roca the original winner was dethroned for committing repeated breaches of obligations stipulated in her contract. Macias represented the province of Córdoba at Belleza Argentina 2016 and was the 1st runner-up at the pageant.[11]
  •  Curaçao – Nashaira Balentien, Miss World Curaçao 2016 will not compete in this edition due personal reason. Sabrina Namias de Castro, replace her, Sabrina previously competed at Reina Hispanoamericana 2016.
  •  France - Morgane Edvige was appointed Miss World France 2016 by Sylvie Tellier, the national director of Miss France pageant, as a replacement to Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016, who will not be able to compete at Miss World contest because of conflicting schedules, as she crowns her successor just a day before the Miss World 2016 finals. Edvige represented the island of Martinique at Miss France 2016 and was the 1st runner-up at the pageant. Mittenaere would later win Miss Universe 2016 in Manila.
  •  Kenya - Evelyn Njambi replaced Roshanara Ebrahim, Miss World Kenya 2016 after she was stripped of her title by Terry Muigai, the national director of Miss World Kenya pageant for the breach of code of conduct stipulated in her contract. Njambi represented Kiambu County at the Miss World Kenya 2016 and was crowned the 1st runner-up at the pageant[12][13]
  •  Lesotho - Lebakile Mokhohlane, the original winner of Miss Lesotho 2016 pageant, declined to participate at Miss World 2016 pageant due to her study commitments, hence Rethabile Tsosane was appointed to replace Mokhohlane. Tsosane was the 4th runner-up at Miss Lesotho 2016 pageant and had also won the Top Model award.[14][non-primary source needed]

Withdrawals

  •  Bermuda– Miss Bermuda 2016 pageant was not held due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Cameroon – Julia Nguimfack, Miss Cameroon 2016 withdrew due to visa problems.
  •  Ethiopia – Soliyana Assefa, Miss Ethiopia 2016 withdrew at the last minute.
  •  Gabon – Miss Gabon 2016 pageant was postponed due to the political turmoil and unrest in the country that followed after the general elections.
  •  Macedonia – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Namibia – Lizelle Esterhuizen, Miss Namibia 2016, not compete at Miss World pageant after Conny Maritz, the national director of the Miss Namibia pageant, decided to send Esterhuizen only to Miss Universe 2016 due to lack of funding and sponsorship. Usually the winner of Miss Namibia pageant competes at both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.
  •  Norway – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Samoa – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  St. Kitts and Nevis– No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Zambia – the Miss Zambia 2016 pageant finals were scheduled just a day before the Miss World finals.
  •  Zimbabwe – Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson Mary Chiwenga cancelled the 2016 edition of the Miss Zimbabwe pageant due to lack of quality candidates to compete at an international level.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Puerto Rico's Stephanie del Valle crowned Miss World 2016". RAPPLER. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  2. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners of Miss World 2016". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  3. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Miss World 2016". RAPPLER. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Miss World 2016: Cook Islands Wins the Sports challenge and became the first semi-finalist". The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Challenge Event Winners". Miss World Organization. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Contestants of Miss World 2016". missworld.com. 27 October 2016. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Miss Uganda 2016 is Leah Kagasa".
  8. ^ "Miss Antigua and Barbuda World 2016". Miss Regal International Antigua & Barbuda. 21 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Nueva Miss Mundo 2016". Panama America. 2 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Miss Mundo Venezuela 2016". Lanacionweb. 28 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Elena Roca no será Miss Mundo Argentina 2016". eltribuno.info. 5 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Miss World Kenya dropped by franchise over 'grave situation'". the-star.co.ke. The Star, Kenya. 31 July 2016.
  13. ^ "This is the beauty replacing the dethroned Miss World Kenya queen". the-star.co.ke. The Star, Kenya. 5 August 2016.
  14. ^ "It's very sad to announce that the reigning Miss World Lesotho Kiki Mokhahlane won't be taking part in the upcoming Miss World pageant in Washington D.C". wwwfacebook.com. 21 September 2016.

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