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Miss Model of the World

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 can 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 a pageant fan in 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
UJRUGUAY - 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
LITHUANIA - Kristina Pirova (Look of the Year '93)
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
UJRUGUAY - 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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