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Bottom  Africa South, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Finland, France & Gibraltar

Middle  Greece, Guam, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius & New Zealand

Top  Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Venezuela & Yugoslavia

Absent  Mexico

The judges made their final rankings of the seven finalists by assessing each one's personality, stage presence and the ability to speak before an audience.

The Majority Vote System determined the final rankings of the seven finalists.  Odd numbers of judges were always used, to prevent ties from occurring.  Chairman of the judges in 1973 was Peter Dimmock, Head of BBC Outside Broadcasts.

Marjorie Wallace was fired on March 8, 1974, because she had failed to live up to the "first-class public image" of the position.  However, she is still the official titleholder, as the Miss World title was not offered to the runners-up.

1973 November 23
London, England
54 entries

1  U.S.A.  Marjorie "Marji" Wallace
2  Philippines  Evangeline Luis Pascual
3  Jamaica  Patricia "Patsy" Teresa Yuen Leung
4  Israel  Chaja Katzir
5  South Africa  Shelley Latham

6  Dominican Republic  Clariza Ana Duarte Garrido
7  United Kingdom  Veronica Ann Cross (Universe-England '73)

Africa South  Ellen Peters
Brazil  Florence Gambogi Alvarenga
Greece  Katerina Papadimitriou [real name: Bakalli] (Europe '74)
Holland  Anna Maria Groot (winner Europe '73)
Italy  Marva Bartolucci
Lebanon  Sylva Ohannesian
New Zealand  Pamela King (Universe '73)
Seychelles  June Gouthier

Argentina  Beatriz Callejón
Aruba  Edwina Diaz
Australia  Virginia Radinas
Austria  Roswitha Kobald (Universe '73, Europe '73)
Bahamas  Deborah Louise Isaacs
Belgium  Christiane Devisch (Universe '73, 3rd RU Europe '73)
 Judy Joy Richards (Universe '73)
Botswana  Priscilla Molefe
Canada  Deborah Anne Ducharme (Universe '73)
Colombia  Elsa María Springtube Ramírez (Coffee '73, SF Ambar '77)
 Demetra Heraklidou
Finland  Seija Mäkinen
France  Isabelle Nadia Krumacker (Universe '73, SF & Miss Photogenic at International '75)
Gibraltar  Josephine Rodríguez
Guam  Shirley Ann Brennan
Honduras  Belinda Handal
Hong Kong  Judy Yung Chu-Dic
Iceland  Nina Breidfjord (Scandinavia '74)
Ireland  Yvonne Costelloe (Europe '74, Universe '74, International '74)
Japan  Keiko Matsunaga
Korea  An Soon-young
Luxembourg  Giselle Anita Nicole Azzeri (Young International '73, International '73, Europe '74,  Universe '74)
Malaysia  Narimah Mohamedd Yusoff
Malta  Carmen Farrugia
Mauritius  Daisy Ombrasine
Mexico  Rossana Villares Moreno (Universe '73)
Norway  Wenche Steen (Young International '70, winner Charming '72, winner unofficial Europe '74)
Peru  Mary Núñez
Portugal  Maria Helena Pereira Martins
Puerto Rico  Milagros García
Singapore  Debra Josephine de Souza (Universe '73, 4th RU Asia Pacific '74, Queen of the Pacific '75)
Spain  Mariona Rosell (Young International '74)
Sri Lanka  Shiranthi Wickremesinghe (Universe '73)
Sweden  Mercy Nilsson
Switzerland  Magda Lepori
Thailand  Pornpit Sakornujiara
Turkey  Beyhan Kiral
Venezuela  Edicta de los Angeles García Oporto
Yugoslavia  Atina Golubova

Miss Personality  Seychelles
Miss Photogenic  Holland

Did not compete
Costa Rica  Rossy Mora Badilla

Mexico, U.S.A., South Africa & Norway





Turkey & Eric Morley

South Africa (4th RU), Jamaica (2nd RU), U.S.A. (winner), Philippines (1st RU) & Israel (3rd RU)