Miss World 2000
Miss World 2000, the 50th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 30 November 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London, United Kingdom. The pageant's swimsuit segment was filmed in the Maldives.
|Miss World 2000|
Miss World 2000 Titlecard
|Date||30 November 2000|
|Presenters||Jerry Springer, Rebecca de Alba|
|Entertainment||Bryan Ferry, Bond, S Club 7|
|Venue||Millennium Dome, London, United Kingdom|
|Broadcaster||E!, Channel 5|
|Debuts||Belarus, England, Moldova, Northern Ireland|
|Withdrawals||Guyana, Latvia, St. Maarten, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Zambia|
|Returns||Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Taiwan, Curaçao, Denmark, Namibia|
The pageant was the first since the death of pageant owner Eric Morley, whose widow Julia Morley assumed responsibility for the event. The pageant had 95 contestants, the highest number of Miss World participants ever. This was surpassed in 2003.
The pageant was won by Priyanka Chopra of India, at the age of 18. She was crowned by her predecessor Yukta Mookhey also from India. She is the fifth Indian Miss World and the second consecutive winner from her country. Internationally, Chopra reigned alongside Miss Universe 2000 titleholder Lara Dutta and Miss Asia Pacific 2000 titleholder Dia Mirza, both also of India.
|Miss World 2000|
Continental Queens of BeautyEdit
A total of 95 contestants participated in Miss World 2000.
- American Virgin Islands – Luciah Hedrington
- Angola – Deolinda Vilela
- Argentina – Daniela Stucan
- Aruba – Monique van der Horn
- Australia – Renee Henderson
- Austria – Patricia Kaiser
- Bahamas – Latia Bowe
- Bangladesh – Sonia Gazi
- Barbados – Leilani McConney
- Belarus – Sviatlana Kruk
- Belgium – Joke van de Velde
- Bolivia – Jimena Rico Toro
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Jasmina Mahmutović
- Botswana – Puna Keleabetswe Serati
- Brazil – Francine Eickemberg
- British Virgin Islands – Nadia Harrigan Ubinas
- Bulgaria – Ivanka Peytcheva
- Canada – Christine Cho
- Cayman Islands – Jacqueline Bush
- Chile – Isabel Bawlitza
- Chinese Taipei – Shu-Ting Hao
- Colombia – Andrea Durán
- Costa Rica – Cristina de Mezerville
- Croatia – Andreja Čupor
- Curaçao – Jozaine Wall
- Cyprus – Iphigenia Papaioannou
- Czech Republic – Michaela Salačová
- Denmark – Anne Katrin Vrang
- Dominican Republic – Gilda Jovine
- Ecuador – Ana Dolores Murillo
- England – Michelle Walker
- Estonia – Irina Ovtchinnikova
- Finland – Salima Peippo
- France – Karine Meier
- Germany – Natascha Berg
- Ghana – Maame Ewarfaah Hawkson
- Gibraltar – Tessa Sacramento
- Greece – Athanasia Tzoulaki
- Guatemala – Cindy Ramírez
- Holland – Raja Moussaoui
- Honduras – Verónica Rivera
- Hong Kong – Margaret Kan
- Hungary – Judit Kuchta
- Iceland – Elva Dögg Melsted
- India – Priyanka Chopra
- Ireland – Yvonne Ellard
- Israel – Dana Dantes
- Italy – Giorgia Palmas
- Jamaica – Ayisha Richards
- Japan – Mariko Sugai
- Kazakhstan – Margarita Kravtsova
- Kenya – Yolanda Masinde
- Korea – Jung-sun Shin
- Lebanon – Sandra Rizk
- Lithuania – Martyna Bimbaite
- Madagascar – Julianna Todimarina
- Malaysia – Tan Sun Wei
- Malta – Katia Grima
- Mexico – Paulina Flores Arias
- Moldova – Mariana Moraru †
- Namibia – Mia de Klerk
- Nepal – Usha Khadgi
- New Zealand – Katherine Allsopp-Smith
- Nigeria – Matilda Kerry
- Northern Ireland – Julie Lee-Ann Martin
- Norway – Stine Pedersen
- Panama – Ana Raquel Ochy
- Paraguay – Patricia Villanueva
- Peru – Tatiana Angulo
- Philippines – Katherine Annwen de Guzman
- Poland – Justyna Bergmann
- Portugal – Gilda Dias Pe-Curto
- Puerto Rico – Sarybel Velilla
- Romania – Aleksandra Cosmoiu
- Russia – Anna Bodareva
- Scotland – Michelle Watson
- Singapore – Charlyn Ding Zung Ee
- Slovakia – Janka Horecna
- Slovenia – Maša Merc
- South Africa – Heather Joy Hamilton
- Spain – Verónica García
- Sri Lanka – Ganga Gunasekera
- Sweden – Ida Sofia Manneh
- Switzerland – Mahara McKay
- Tahiti – Vanini Bea
- Tanzania – Jacqueline Ntuyabelikwe
- Trinidad & Tobago – Rhonda Rosemin
- Turkey – Yuksel Ak
- Ukraine – Olena Shcherban
- United States – Angelique Breaux
- Uruguay – Katja Thomsen
- Venezuela – Vanessa Cárdenas
- Wales – Sophie-Kate Cahill
- Yugoslavia – Iva Milivojević
- Zimbabwe – Victoria Moyo
- Northern Ireland
- Denmark – Cecilie Elisa Dahlstrøm
- Russia – Ekaterina Izmail - Dethroned of her crown due to marriage
- Mexico Jacqueline Bracamontes - She won Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2000 and supposed to represent Mexico at Miss World that year, however she decided to enter Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2000 and won the contest, but as she won 2 contests Lupita Jones president of Nuestra Belleza México, decides to appoint Paulina Flores Arias - (Suplente of Nuestra Belleza México 2000 pageant) to compete at Miss World 2000.
- Moldova - Miss Moldova 2000, Irina Babusenko didn't go to Miss World 2000 due to her being underage. She was replaced by her 1st runner up Mariana Moraru.
- Guyana - No contest.
- Latvia – Miss Latvia 1999, Dina Kalandarova withdrew at the last minute due to personal reasons. She competed in Miss World 2001 instead.
- Seychelles - No contest.
- St. Maarten – No contest.
- Swaziland - No contest.
- Thailand – No contest.
- Zambia - No contest.
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