Miss World 2008

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In December 2008 the 58th Miss World beauty contest was held in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre. A record number 109 beautiful contestants participated in the annual beauty pageant before the 2008 winner was crowned on the 13th of December by the 2007 Miss World winner from China, Zhang Zilin. Miss Russia 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova became the Miss World winner for 2008.


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The Chinese TV presenter Angela Chow hosted Miss World for the 6th time, with South African celebrity Tumisho Masha co-hosting the event.

Second runner-up for the Miss World crown 2008 was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Gabrielle Walcott followed by Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan as first runner-up. The other two finalists were South Africa and Angola.


Beauty contestants from 109 countries competed at the event in the 2008 international beauty pageant.

  • Albania represented by 17 year old Miss Albania Egla Harxhi
  • Angola represented by 18 year old Brigith dos Santos
  • Antigua and Barbuda represented by 18 year old Athina James
  • Argentina represented by 18 year old Miss Argentina Agustina Quinteros
  • Aruba represented by 20 year old Christina Trejo
  • Australia represented by 20 year old Miss Australia Katie Richardson
  • Austria represented by 23 year old Kathrin Krahfuss
  • Bahamas represented by 21 year old Tinnyse Johnson
  • Barbados represented by 18 year old Natalie Griffith
  • Belarus represented by 21 year old Volha Khizhynkova
  • Belgium represented by 21 year old Alizée Poulicek
  • Belize represnted by the 21 year old Charmaine Chinapen
  • Bolivia represented by 18 year old Jackelin Arias
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina represnted by the 18 year old Tanja Vujicic
  • Botswana represented by the 19 year old Itseng Kgomotso
  • Brazil represented by 23 year old Miss Brazil Tamara Almeida
  • Canada represented by 20 year old Miss Canada Leah Ryerse
  • Cayman Islands represented by 25 year old Nicosia Lawson
  • Chilese represented by the 23 year old Nataly Chilet
  • China represented by 24 year old Miss China Mei Yan Ling
  • Chinese Taipei represented by the 24 year old Chieh-min Lin aka Jamie Lin
  • Colombia represented by 17 year old Miss Colombia Katherine Medina
  • Congo represented by the 18 year old Christelle Ndila
  • Costa Rica represented by 19 year old Miss Costa Rica Amalia Matamoros
  • Croatia represented by 20 year old Josipa Kusic
  • Curaçao represented by 23 year old Miss Curacao Norayla Francisco
  • Cyprus represented by 18 year old Mari Vasileiou
  • Czech Republic represented by 20 year old Zuzana Jandová
  • Denmark represented by 21 year old Miss Denmark Lisa Lents
  • Dominican Republic represented by 21 year old Nathali Montes de Oca
  • Ecuador represented by 22 year old Miss Ecuador Marjorie Cevallos
  • Egypt Yara represented by 24 year old Sanaa Ismail Hamed
  • El Salvador represented by 18 year old Gabriela Gavidia
  • England represented by the 22 year old Laura Coleman
  • Ethiopia represented by 18 year old Hibret Fekadu
  • Finland represented by 19 year old Linda Wikstedt
  • France represented by 20 year old Miss France Laura Tanguy
  • Georgia represented by 18 year old Khatuna Skhirtladze
  • Germany represented by 21 year old Miss Germany Anne Katrin Walter
  • Ghana represented by 22 year old Frances Takyi-Mensah
  • Gibraltar represented by the 22 year old Krystel Robba
  • Greece represented by 24 year old Miss Greece Angeliki Kalaitzi
  • Guadeloupe represented by 23 year old Frédérika Charpentier
  • Guatemala represented by 23 year old Maribel Arana
  • Guyana represented by the 23 year old Christa Simmons
  • Honduras represented by 23 year old Gabriela Zavala
  • Hong Kong is represented by the 24 year old Skye Chan
  • Hungary represented by 24 year old Szilvia Freire
  • Iceland is represented by the 18 year old Alexandra Ívarsdóttir
  • India represented by 21 year old Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan
  • Indonesia represented by 22 year old Sandra Angelia
  • Ireland represented by 21 year old Sinéad Noonan
  • Israel represented by 23 year old Miss Israel Tamar Ziskind
  • Italy represented by 25 year old Miss Italy Claudia Russo
  • Jamaica represented by 18 year old Miss Jamaica Brittany Lyons
  • Japan represented by 21 year old Mizuki Kubodera
  • Kazakhstan represented by 20 year old Miss Kazakhstan Alfina Nassyrova
  • Kenya represented by the 22 year old model Ruth Kinuthia
  • Korea represented by 20 year old Choi Bo-in
  • Latvia represented by 20 year old Ina Avlasevica
  • Lebanon represented by the 20 year old Lebanese Rosarita Tawil
  • Lithuania is represented by the 17 year old teen model Gabriele Martirosianaite
  • Malaysia represented by 23 year old Soo Wincci
  • Malta is represented by the 17 year old Martha Fenech
  • Martinique is represented by the 18 year old Elodie Delor
  • Mauritius represented by 19 year old Marie-Anne Olivia Carey
  • Mexico represented by 20 year old Miss Mexico Anagabriela Espinoza
  • Moldova is represented by the 17 year old Iana Varnacova
  • Mongolia is represented by the 23 year old Anun Chinbat
  • Montenegro represented by 18 year old Mariana Mihajlovic
  • Namibia is represented by the 21 year old Marelize Robberts
  • Netherlands represented by 22 year old Carmen Kool
  • New Zealand represented by 17 year old Kahurangi Taylor
  • Nigeria represented by 18 year old Miss Nigeria Adaeze Igwe
  • Northern Ireland is represented by the 23 year old Judith Wilson
  • Norway represented by 21 year old Lene Egeli
  • Paraguay represented by 19 year old Gabriela Rejala
  • Peru represented by 18 year old Miss Peru Annmarie Dehainaut
  • Philippines represented by 18 year old Danielle Castaño
  • Poland represented by 20 year old Klaudia Ungerman
  • Portugal is represented by the 24 year old Andréia Rodrigues
  • Puerto Rico represented by 20 year old Miss Puerto Rico Ivonne Orsini
  • Russia represented by 21 year old Miss Russia Ksenia Sukhinova (winner of Miss World 2008)
  • Scotland is represented by the 19 year old Stephanie Willemse
  • Serbia represented by 19 year old Nevena Lipovac
  • Seychelles is represented by the 22 year old model Elena Angione
  • Sierra Leone is represented by the 24 year old beauty Tyrilla Gouldson
  • Singapore represented by 22 year old Faraliza Tan
  • Slovakia represented by 19 year old Edita Krešáková
  • South Africa represented by 23 year old Miss South Africa Tansey Coetzee
  • Spain represented by 18 year old Miss Spain Patricia Rodríguez
  • Sri Lanka represented by 24 year old Rochelle Correa
  • St. Lucia is represented by the 22 year old model Joy-Ann Biscette
  • Swaziland is represented by the 20 year old model Tiffany Simelane
  • Sweden represented by 22 year old Jennifer Palm Lundberg
  • Tanzania represented by 22 year old Nasreem Ndiye
  • Thailand represented by 23 year old Miss Thailand Ummarapas Jullakasian
  • Trinidad and Tobago represented by 23 year old Gabrielle Walcott
  • Turkey represented by 19 year old Miss Turkey Leyla Tugutlu
  • Uganda is represented by the 18 year old model Dora Mwima
  • Ukraine represented by 18 year old Miss Ukraine Irina Zhuravskaya
  • USA represented by 18 year old Miss USA Lane Lindell
  • Uruguay is represented by the 20 year old model Fatimih Dávila
  • Venezuela represented by 23 year old Miss Venezuela Hannelly Quintero
  • Vietnam represented by 19 year old Miss Vietnam Duong Truong Thiên Lý
  • Wales is represented by the lovely 22 year old Chloe Morgan
  • Zambia is represented by the 19 year old Winfridah Mofu
  • Zimbabwe is represented by the 25 year old Cynthia Muvirimi



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