Miss World 2001

Miss World 2001, the 51st edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 16 November 2001 at the Super Bowl of Sun City Entertainment Centre in Sun City, South Africa.[1] 93 contestants from all over the world competed for the title. Priyanka Chopra of India crowned her successor Agbani Darego of Nigeria at the end of the event. This is the first time Nigeria won the title of Miss World.

Miss World 2001
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Miss World 2001 Titlecard
Date16 November 2001
Presenters
Entertainment
  • Umoja
VenueSuper Bowl, Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa
Broadcaster
Entrants93
Placements10
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerAgbani Darego
 Nigeria
← 2000
2002 →

The Miss World 2001 contest was originally set to be held in Durban, but later changed the venue to Sun City. Also was expecting 107 delegates from around the planet to compete in the 51st version of the pageant; however due to the September 11 attacks, added to economic problems and other matters, were responsible for several delegates not showing up.[2]

ResultsEdit

 
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 2001[3]

PlacementsEdit

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2001
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10

Continental Queens of BeautyEdit

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia & Oceania
Caribbean
Europe

Order of Announcements

Top 10

  1.   Nigeria
  2.   Ukraine
  3.   Nicaragua
  4.   Spain
  5.   Yugoslavia
  6.   Scotland
  7.   China
  8.   Aruba
  9.   Russia
  10.   South Africa

Top 5

  1.   China
  2.   Nicaragua
  3.   Scotland
  4.   Nigeria
  5.   Aruba

ContestantsEdit

NotesEdit

DebutsEdit

ReturnsEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

  •   Bahamas - Miss Teen Bahamas 2001, Kiara Sherman had to cancel her participation in Miss World 2001 due to lack of time and preparation, and because she wasn't the official winner.[4] However 8 years later, she represented the Bahamas at Miss Universe 2009.
  •   Belarus - Miss Belarus 2000, Anna Stychinskaya did not compete due underage and lack of interest.[5] No runner ups from Miss Belarus 2000 pageant were send inserted.[6]
  •   Curaçao - Also pulled out due to economic problems.
  •   Denmark - Miss Denmark 2001, Maj Petersen did not compete due to Sponsorship problems.[7] Went to Miss World 2003 instead.[8]
  •   Egypt - Miss Egypt World 2001, Sally Shaheen did not participate in Miss World 2001 as scheduled due to the instability of the Middle East following the terrorist September 11 attacks in New York; she later participated in Miss Universe 2002.[9]
  •   Kazakhstan - Miss Kazakhstan 2001, Gulmira Makhambetova did not compete for unknown reasons.[10]
  •   Lithuania - Did not compete because of a scheduling conflict with the Miss Lithuania 2001 contest, which was held 7 days before the Miss World 2001 finals.[11]
  •   Moldova - Miss Moldova 2001, Nadezhda Corcimari was supposed to participate in Miss World 2001, but due to her young age the Miss World officials refused her participation.[12] No runners-up from the Miss Moldova 2001 pageant were sent to Miss World 2001 for the same reason.
  •     Nepal - No contest was held in 2001 due to the Nepalese royal massacre occurring at mid-year.
  •   Swaziland - Miss Swaziland 2001, Glenda Mabuza was expected to compete, but the local organizers could not reach an agreement with the franchise.[2]
  •   Uzbekistan - Miss Uzbekistan 2001, Olesya Loshkareva had to cancel her participation due to security reasons following the terrorist September 11 attacks in New York. However Uzbekistan finally made their debut 12 years later, at Miss World 2013.[13]
  •   Chinese Taipei,   Guatemala,   Honduras,   Paraguay, *   Seychelles,   Sri Lanka and   Zambia[2] - No Contest.

ReplacementsEdit

  •   Aruba – Miss Aruba World 2001, Lainda Westerhof resigned after claiming that her college schedule would not allow her to compete in Miss World 2001. The organization appointed Miss Aruba 2001 3rd Runner-up - Zeralda Candice Wai-Yen Lee (Zizi Lee) as the Aruban representative in Miss World 2001.[14]
  •   Colombia – Miss Mundo Colombia 2001, Carol de la Torre resigned her crown due to accusations of being married.[15] Her first runner-up Jeisyl Velez took the crown, but Carol represented Colombia at the Miss Asia & Pacific 2001 contest in the Philippines and finished 3rd Runner-up.[16]
  •   Czech Republic – The winner of Miss Czech Republic 2001, Diana Kobzanová decided to participate in Miss Universe 2002. The 1st vice-miss CR, Andrea Fišerová went to Miss World 2001.[17]
  •   Latvia – Miss Latvia 2001, Gunta Rudzīte was expected to compete in Miss World 2001, but she was replaced by Dina Kalandārova, Miss Latvia 1999–2000, crowned in Tunisia.[17]
  •   Spain – The winner of Miss España 2001, Lorena van Heerde Ayala decided not to participate in Miss World 2001. The 2nd runner-up of Miss España 2001, Macarena Garcia was chosen as the Spanish representative.[18]
  •   United States – At first the MWO had chosen a former Miss United States Teen 1998 and Miss Teen International 1998 runner-up, Carrie Stroup as the American representative in Miss World 2001, but then she was replaced by Starla Smith, a former participant in Miss Teen USA 1999, because Stroup had decided to pursue an acting career.[19] After much confusion, Stroup was confirmed as the US representative at Miss World 2001.[18][20]

Other notesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Где живет краса Беларуси?". naviny.by. 24 September 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Tidligere Miss Danmark vindere". www.missdanmark.dk. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  8. ^ CHRISTENSEN, BO (18 October 2003). "Mor sender Maj til Miss World". www.bt.dk. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  9. ^ "The Beauty Pageants Thread". www.pinoyexchange.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016.
  10. ^ http://bnews.kz/ru/news/obshchestvo/miss_kazahstan_za_vsu_istoriu_konkursa_chashche_vsego_pobezhdali_krasavitsi_iz_almati_foto-2014_08_28-888549
  11. ^ ""Mis Lietuva 2001" tapo kaunietė (nuotraukų albumas)". DELFI. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Моделью можешь ты не быть, но симпатичною - обязан... | ЛОГОС-ПРЕСС". Archived from the original on 27 October 2016.
  13. ^ "В конкурсе "Мисс Мира" впервые будет участвовать Узбекистан - Новости Таджикистана ASIA-Plus". news.tj. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Global Beauties Latina". 12 December 2001. Archived from the original on 12 December 2001. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  15. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El (30 August 2001). "RENUNCIÓ MISS MUNDO COLOMBIA". El Tiempo. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  16. ^ tttpageant (4 November 2012). "Miss Asia Pacific 2001 - Final and Crowning Moment". Archived from the original on 17 December 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2019 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ a b "Global Beauties". 4 February 2002. Archived from the original on 4 February 2002. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Global Beauties". 4 February 2002. Archived from the original on 4 February 2002. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  19. ^ "GlobalBeauties.com - News". 4 February 2002. Archived from the original on 4 February 2002. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Global Beauties". 4 February 2002. Archived from the original on 4 February 2002. Retrieved 13 April 2019.

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