Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. Started in 1951, the beauty pageant gained more and more popularity year after year. Moreover, it is a great platform for the models who want to transit their career on other fields of show business, like acting, singing and many more. Today we have brought you 10 of the most dazzling Miss World pageant winners in the history.
1. Penelope Coelen, South Africa – 1958
At the age of 18, Penelope won the beauty pageant in 1958. Eventually, she became the first African to hold the title.
2. Madeline Hartog-Bel, Peru – 1967
After being failed in the miss universe contest, Madeline won the Miss World contest in the same year. After that, she lived in Paris, France for a few years, and now she lives in South Florida Island.
3. Cindy Breakspeare, Jamaica – 1976
After winning the contest, she advanced to pursue her music interest. She is the mother of the Grammy winning musician Damian Marley.
4. Sarah-Jane Hutt, United Kingdom – 1983
At the age of 19, Sarah captured the title of Miss United Kingdom, and she ended up winning the Miss World title in the same year.
5. Linda Petursdottir, Iceland – 1988
After winning the contest, the beauty queen made her turn towards the business field. Moreover, she is now famous as a business woman.
6. Aishwarya Rai, India – 1994
Aishwarya Rai won the pageant back in 1994, after that she made a turn towards acting and grab huge success in it. Now, she is one of the top Indian celebrities.
7. Priyanka Chopra, India – 2000
Likewise Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka chased her Bollywood dreams and grabbed huge success. Now, she is a global entertainer as she is working in Hollywood too.
8. Rosanna Davison, Ireland – 2003
The Irish beauty, Rosanna is now best known as an Irish actress. She started her acting career after winning the beauty pageant.
9. Megan Young, Philippines – 2013
Apart from being a model, she is an actress and TV host.
10. Rolene Strauss, South Africa – 2014
Apart from being a beauty queen, she is known as the chairperson of The Strauss Foundation.
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