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Miss Model of the World
This pageant, founded by Suha Alpayli and based in Istanbul, Turkey, was held for the first time in 1988.  Only unmarried models are allowed to compete.

During the first 14 years the contest was held in Turkey, except for Taiwan in 1990 and Finland in 1992.  Since 2004 it has been held in China.

Information and pictures are courtesy of Miss Model of the World, Milliyet, and contributors (especially from China)
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The winner, from Colombia, is 2nd from right on the front row; 1st RU from Finland is 3rd from left on the same row

1st Miss Model of the World
1988 June 11
Istanbul TUR
38 entries

Results
1 COLOMBIA  Victoria Eugenia Azuero Ballesteros
2 FINLAND  Kirsi Helena Mäki
3 TURKEY  Sibel Tan

Top 5
SINGAPORE  Geraldine Cho
URUGUAY  Maria Victoria Zangaro Grosso

Top 10
PORTUGAL  Sofia Aparício
PUERTO RICO  Carmen Dominicci
SPAIN  Remedios Cervantes Montoya
TAIWAN  Hui Fen Chou
VENEZUELA  Maribel Rey

Among the Continental Model winners
Miss Model of Europe  SPAIN

Awards
Miss Friendship  PORTUGAL
Miss Photogenic  VENEZUELA
Best National Costume  VENEZUELA
Miss Personality  PHILIPPINES  

Remainder
ALGERIA  Dalilah Maydu
BELGIUM  Annick Roels
BOLIVIA  Patricia Coimbra
BRAZIL  Cristiane Silva
CANADA  Valerie Kettle
DENMARK  Jeanette Grolin
EGYPT  Nadia Tine
ENGLAND  Christine Woddal
FRANCE  Corinne Palma
GERMANY  Anette Walther
GREECE  Xenia Pantazi
HOLLAND  Monique Steinvert
ITALY  Caterina Azzaro
LUXEMBOURG  Martine Christine Georgette Pilot
MARTINIQUE  Elina Distin
MAURITIUS  Véronique Ash
MONACO  Valerie Exposito
NORWAY  Annette Thygisin
PERU  Maria Laura Bustamante Ibarra
PHILIPPINES  Maria Hyacinth Valencia Lotuaco
REUNION  Florise Basson
SENEGAL  Aline Dioup
SWEDEN  Sylvia Kinberg
SWITZERLAND  Florence Poretti
TUNISIA  Samia Ben-Said
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
U.S.A.  Eileen Winograd
WEST BERLIN (Germany)  Caren Prehm
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Top row:  Germany, Chile, Philippines, Norway, Hong Kong, Holland, Sri Lanka, Martinique
Front row:  Turkey, Guadeloupe, San Marino, France (who won the contest), Puerto Rico

2nd Miss Model of the World
1989 May 27
Istanbul TUR
34 entries

Results
1  FRANCE  Kao Ardon
2  VENEZUELA  Marisabel Valdés Fairfoot
3  SWEDEN  Anette Brusewitz

Top 10
MALAYSIA  Anitha Ann Das (All-Nations '90)
PUERTO RICO  Maria Rosa Carvennin Silva
RUSSIA  Liliya Passichnike
SINGAPORE  Yen Ong  
TURKEY  Begüm Özbek
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS  Sifa Yahsi
UNITED KINGDOM  Rachael Patrick

Continental Models
Miss Model of Americas  CHILE
Miss Model of Asia-Pacific  PHILIPPINES
Miss Model of Europe  HOLLAND
Miss Model of Mediterranean  ITALY  

Awards
Best National Costume  VENEZUELA
Miss Elegance  RUSSIA
Miss Friendship  HONG KONG
Miss Photogenic  PUERTO RICO

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Claudia Bastón Mosquera
BELGIUM  Shannon Marges
CHILE  Maria Josefa Insensee Ugarte
COLOMBIA  Diana Franco
DENMARK  Jeanette Lint
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Elbanira Morales de la Rosa
FINLAND  Teija Korkeamaa
GERMANY  Claudia Koksch
GREECE  Zoi Elmalioti
GUADELOUPE  Astrid Sunsankeer
HOLLAND  Manou Bleeker
HONG KONG  Murine Tsui To
ITALY  FRANCEsca Plati
LUXEMBOURG  Colletta Veehayden
MARTINIQUE  Patricia Corine Payet
MONACO  Marlene Chapey
NORWAY  Mariann Leines
PHILIPPINES  Marina Pura Santos Benipayo
SAN MARINO  Marzia Ruffato
SPAIN  Maria Rosalia Urrenguechea
SRI LANKA  Deepthi Bernadine Alles
SWITZERLAND  Corine Wittwer
UKRAINE  Vera Moisak
URUGUAY  Raquela Carpín
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U.S.A. (1st RU), Venezuela (winner), Spain (2nd RU)

3rd Miss Model of the World
1990 June 17
Taipei, Taiwan
41 entries

Results
1  VENEZUELA  Sharon Raquel Luengo González
2  U.S.A.  Nany Naegele
3  SPAIN  Eva Maria Pedraza López

Top 15
BELGIUM  Inge Theunissen
COLOMBIA
FINLAND  Kaija Kaarina Hadenström
GHANA  Kalsoum Sinare
INDIA
MALAYSIA
MEXICO  Zoila Cárdenas Camarena
PHILIPPINES  Marie Amashryl Barretto
PORTUGAL  Isabel Rodrigues Martins da Costa
RUSSIA  Svetlana Vitalievan Rudskaya-Bondarchuk
TAIWAN  Chao Hsuen Pin
TURKEY  Filiz Bastuzel

Continental Models
Miss Model of Africa  GHANA
Miss Model of Americas  VENEZUELA
Miss Model of Asia  TURKEY
Miss Model of Europe  PORTUGAL
Miss Model of Pacific  PHILIPPINES

Awards
Best in National Costume  TURKEY
Best in Swimsuit  VENEZUELA
Best in Evening Gown  U.S.A.
Miss Personality  GREECE
Miss Friendship  MEXICO
Miss Press  COLOMBIA
Miss Cover Girl  FINLAND
Miss Grace  PORTUGAL

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Claudia Gentile
AUSTRALIA
BAHAMAS  Natasha Inga Ramirez Catharn
BOLIVIA
BRAZIL
CANADA
COSTA RICA
EAST GERMANY
ECUADOR
ESTONIA
FRANCE
GREECE
HOLLAND
HONDURAS
LUXEMBOURG
MOROCCO
NEW ZEALAND
NORTH CYPRUS
NORWAY
PERU  Giselle Martínez Cuadros (Hispanidad '90, World '90)
PUERTO RICO
ROMANIA
SIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORE
SWEDEN
WEST GERMANY
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The winner, from France, is 3rd from left in the top row

4th Miss Model of the World
1992 December 8
Turku FIN
20 entries

Results
1  FRANCE  Céline Cassagnes
2  GERMANY  Meike Schwartz
3  COLOMBIA  Sonia Lilian Bermúdez Taborda

Among the semi-finalists
FINLAND  Minna Kuukka (winner Globe '91)

Remainder
BELGIUM
DENMARK
ECUADOR
GREECE
HOLLAND
ITALY
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
NORWAY
POLAND  Joanna Fabian
PORTUGAL
RUSSIA
SPAIN
TURKEY  Sibel Ozunlu
U.S.A.

Did not compete
MOROCCO  Kenza Dhaib
PHILIPPINES  Maria Teresa Diokno
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Poland (3rd RU), Venezuela (1st RU), Philippines (winner), Greece (2nd RU), Russia (4th RU)

5th Miss Model of the World
1993 June 12
Istanbul TUR
37 entries

Results
1  PHILIPPINES  Gemith Gonzalo Gemparo
2  VENEZUELA  Natalia Martínez Streignard
3  GREECE  Dimitra Kostaki
4  POLAND  Dorota Wrobel
5  RUSSIA  Olga Berina

Top 12
COLOMBIA  Sandra Yaneth Pardo López
CZECH REPUBLIC  Michaela Malacova
FINLAND  Sanna Leinonen
FRANCE  Marie Torrente
SINGAPORE  Jean Siah Lee Heng
TURKEY  Gökce Yanardag
ROMANIA  Florina Miu

Awards
Miss Photogenic  VENEZUELA
Best National Costume  TURKEY
Miss Personality  GERMANY

Remainder
AUSTRIA  Tanja Schmeil
BELGIUM  Dominique Noe
BELARUS  Svetlana Pasyuk
BOLIVIA  Gisella Greminger Torrico
BULGARIA  Daniella Radkova
CANADA  Helena Zupan
COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES  Marina Vasyiltsova
DENMARK  Meibritt Rasmussen
ESTONIA  Evelin Sard
GERMANY  Heike Bekmann
HOLLAND  Marijke de Jong
ITALY  Serena Haenan
ITALY Southern  Paola Bove
LUXEMBOURG  Denise Hansen
MOROCCO  Najiha Sellak
NETHERLANDS  Marie Elizabeth Eikelhof
NORWAY  Sylvia Myklebust
PORTUGAL  Susie Invencio
SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Zuzana Mosna
SPAIN  Esmeralda Sánchez
SURINAME  Vay Keenswijk
SWEDEN  Charlotta Rosen
SWITZERLAND  Jasmin Portmann
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS  Fulya Adalier
UZBEKISTAN  Anastasie Kim
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The winner, from France, is 3rd from right

6th Miss Model of the World
1994 June 20
Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, Istanbul TUR
38 entries

Results
1  FRANCE  Isabelle da Silva
2  GREECE  Irini Alexiou
3  RUSSIA  Alexandra Koukoulyan
4  KAZAKHSTAN  Yekaterina Sharapova
5  ISRAEL  Maja Lupesco (or Maja Lupesko)

Top 12
COLOMBIA  Adriana Pérez Díaz
HOLLAND  Esther Velthuisen
HUNGARY  Ivarita Sebok
PHILIPPINES  Sonia Lazarte Santiago
POLAND  Malgorzata Kolek
SINGAPORE  Constance Song
TURKEY  Esra Dop

Among the remainder
AUSTRIA  Viola Tuschardt
BOLIVIA
BRAZIL  Tatiane Possebon
CANADA  April Telek
ECUADOR  Angela Sánchez
PERU
ROMANIA
SWEDEN  Hannah Graff
UKRAINE  Vlada Litovchenko
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The winner, from Cuba, is 1st right in top 2nd row.  1st RU, from Turkey, is 2nd from right in top row, & 2nd RU, from Australia, is in the middle of the same row.

7th Miss Model of the World
1995 June 25
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Istanbul TUR
36 entries

Results
1  CUBA  Laura Marlén Cabbera
2  TURKEY  Tuğba Özay
3  AUSTRALIA  Jakki Denell Aherne

Among the semi-finalists
BRAZIL  Carolina Waltrick
FINLAND  Terhi Koivisto

Among the remainder
ARUBA
BOLIVIA  Natalia Cronenbold Aguilera (Universe '96)
BULGARIA
CANADA
CZECH REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
ESTONIA
GERMANY
GREECE  Niki Kartsona
KAZAKHSTAN
MACEDONIA
MALAYSIA  Vinna Ch’ng Poh Hwa
NORWAY
PARAGUAY
PERU
POLAND  Anna Borowiecka
ROMANIA
SURINAME
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
UKRAINE
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Hungary (1st RU), Cuba (winner), Bolivia (2nd RU)

8th Miss Model of the World
1996 August 17
Istanbul TUR
41 entries

Results
1  CUBA  Carla Paneca Fernández
2  HUNGARY  Mercedes Mwajas
3  BOLIVIA  Yenny Vaca Paz (winner Sudamericana '99, Universe '00)
4  UKRAINE  Nataliya Nadtochey (Universe '97)

Among the semi-finalists
SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Silvia Cibulkova
POLAND  Karolina Lappo

Among the remainder
DENMARK  Lene Memborg
FINLAND
TURKEY  Nilay Ceylan
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Kazakhstan (2nd RU), France (winner), Spain (1st RU)

9th Miss Model of the World
1997 December 1
Istanbul TUR
42 entries

Results
1  FRANCE  Caroline Lubrez
2  SPAIN  Maria del Carmen Sanz
3  KAZAKHSTAN  Assel Issabayeva

Among the Continental Models
Miss Model of the Americas  COLOMBIA

Among the remainder
AUSTRIA
BELARUS  Widiya Azefyeva
BELGIUM
BULGARIA
COLOMBIA  Emilce Marlen Marín Rodríguez
CROATIA  Ivana Galesic
CRIMEA
DENMARK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
ENGLAND
FINLAND  Susanne Tasa
GEORGIA
GERMANY
GREECE  Chrisa Ancouli
HOLLAND
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
KYRGYZSTAN
LATVIA
MALAYSIA  Jeanette Ooi Phaik Kween
NORWAY
PANAMA  Raquel del Carmen Rubio Hernández
PARAGUAY
PHILIPPINES  Ivy Tan Vong
POLAND
ROMANIA
RUSSIA
SINGAPORE  Dorothy Koa
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SURINAME
SWEDEN  Anne Svensson
TATARSTAN  Yelena Spirina (Universe '98 as Ukraine)
TURKEY  Meltem Kalafat
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
UKRAINE
WALES
YAKUTIA (Russia)
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9th Miss Model of the World (left) crowned her successor

10th Miss Model of the World
1998 November 8
Istanbul TUR
46 entries

Results
1  GREAT BRITAIN  Abby Essien
2  SINGAPORE  Christina Yeow Woon
3  UZBEKISTAN  Veronica Laskaeva

Among the semi-finalists
U.S.A.  Tanya Lorraine Miller

Among the awards
Miss Friendship  ECUADOR
Best in Swimsuit  BOLIVIA

Among the remainder
AUSTRIA
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BOLIVIA  Maria Cinthia Suárez
BRAZIL  Maria Margareth Reis Barbosa
BULGARIA
COLOMBIA  Yeimy Fernanda Ortiz Méndez
CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Thalía Estabridis Navarro
ECUADOR  Tania Karina Márquez Icaza
ESTONIA
FINLAND  Heidi-Maria Sjöblom
FRANCE
GEORGIA
GERMANY
GREECE  Maria Leleman
GUATEMALA  
HOLLAND
MACEDONIA  Ana Binovska
MALTA  Claire Galea
PHILIPPINES  Annaliza Quezada
ROMANIA  Afroditi Papadonakis
TAIWAN
TURKEY  Aysin Isik
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
UKRAINE  Oksana Grukolenko
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Thailand (2nd RU), Great Britain (winner), Spain (1st RU)

11th Miss Model of the World
1999 December 11
Antalya TUR
40 entries

Results
1  GREAT BRITAIN  Michelle Walker
2  SPAIN  Rosana Pelaz Gayo
3  THAILAND  Thanyaluk Worapimrat

Top 5
CROATIA  Gordana Berisavac
TURKEY  Secil Mutlu

Top 14
BELARUS  Yekaterina Ganago
BELGIUM  Evie Debaera
FINLAND  Jenni Maria Dahlman
FRANCE  Florence Jacquinot
POLAND  Katarzyna Rutkowska
KYRGYZSTAN  Veronica Udina
TATARSTAN  Oksana Bukova
UKRAINE  Yana Anatollyivna Razumovska
URUGUAY  Marielbis Jorcin

Awards
Miss Friendship  BELGIUM
Miss Photogenic  BOLIVIA
Best National Costume  THAILAND
Best in Evening Gown  POLAND
Miss Press  URUGUAY

Remainder
ALBANIA  Erdona Bjeshka
BOLIVIA  Maria Olivia Pinheiro Menacho
BRAZIL  Joice Wendling
BULGARIA  Marina Stoyanova
CROATIA  Gordana Berisavac
CZECH REPUBLIC  Marketa Holatova
DENMARK  Katrine Priest
GEORGIA  Olga Chelkis
GREECE  Maria Boza
HOLLAND  Frieda Gerritsen
HUNGARY  Agnes Szekely
KAZAKHSTAN  Alua Kashaganova
LATVIA  Kristina Kirsa
LEBANON  Rana Chehab
MACEDONIA  Elena Dzakovska
MALTA  Anita Cordina
PAKISTAN  Zoella Zubair Alam
PARAGUAY  Patricia Ozuna
RUSSIA  Nataliya Bakulina
SINGAPORE  Nisha Habib Muhammed
SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Gabriela Ritterova
SWITZERLAND  Natalia Gavrilova
TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS  Izlem Karanfiloglu
U.S.A.  LaChelle Hamilton
YAKUTIA (Russia)  Yuliya Linyova
YUGOSLAVIA  Biljana Andelic

 
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