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What country has the most Miss World winners: India or Venezuela?

World map depicting countries with most Miss World Winners

One of the oldest international beauty pageant – the Miss World Contest, is a mega event which grabs the attention of the world media. Millions of people around the world tune in to watch one of the lucky young woman make it to the coveted crown. The cheerful smile on the beautiful winner’s face and the happy tears, trap the hearts of many!

The origin of the contest dates to 1951, when a British TV host, Eric Morley, organized the Festive Bikini Contest, as a part of the Festival of Britain. Kiki Håkansson from Sweden won the contest, and she has been the only winner who wore a bikini when being crowned. The event drew plenty attention and was coined as “Miss World” by the media. Subsequently, Morley made the pageant an annual affair.
When Eric Morley died in the year 2000, his wife Julia Morley became the chairwoman of the organization. Today, it remains one of the eagerly-awaited events, franchised in more than hundred countries.

Currently, Manushi Chhillar of India holds the title of “Miss World”. She was crowned on November 18, 2017. In fact, India, along with Venezuela, has been the most successful country when it comes to the number of titles won by its women citizens. Both the nations have bagged the Miss World title six times.

Reita Faria was the first Indian woman to wear the crown in the year 1966, which was followed by a long lull. The second time Indian won, was when Aishwarya Rai was crowned as “Miss World” in the year 1994. She was also crowned as “Most Successful Miss World” in the 2014 ceremony. On the other hand, Venezuela had its first victory in 1955, when Susana Duijm was crowned as Miss World. The second time, it was in 1984 that Astrid Carolina Herrera of Venezuela, bagged the position.

The United Kingdom has won the third most number of titles in the beauty pageant, with the total number of titleholders being five. Rosemarie Frankland was the first woman of UK to have won in year 1961.

The organization has helped raise millions of US dollars for charity purposes, including aid of underprivileged and disabled children.

Here we have listed the winning countries of Miss World:  

Countries Numbers of Titleholders Years of Titleholders
India 6 1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2017
Venezuela 6 1955, 1981, 1984, 1991, 1995, 2011
United Kingdom 5 1961, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1983
South Africa 3 1958, 1974, 2014
United States 3 1973, 1990, 2010
Iceland 3 1985, 1988, 2005
Jamaica 3 1963, 1976, 1993
Sweden 3 1951, 1952, 1977
Puerto Rico 2 1975, 2016
China 2 2007, 2012
Russia 2 1992, 2008
Peru 2 1967, 2004
Austria 2 1969, 1987
Germany 2 1956, 1980
Argentina 2 1960, 1978
Australia 2 1968, 1972
Netherlands 2 1959, 1962
Spain 1 2015
Philippines 1 2013
Gibraltar 1 2009
Czech Republic 1 2006
Ireland 1 2003
Turkey 1 2002
Nigeria 1 2001
Israel 1 1998
Greece 1 1996
Poland 1 1989
Trinidad and Tobago 1 1986
Dominican Republic 1 1982
Guam 1 1980
Bermuda 1 1979
Brazil 1 1971
Grenada 1 1970
Finland 1 1957
Egypt 1 1954
France 1 1953

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