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Miss World 1983
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Miss World 1983 Titlecard
Date 17 November 1983
Presenters Peter Marshall, and Judith Chalmers
Entertainment Leo Sayer
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, England, United Kingdom
Broadcaster Thames Television
Entrants 72
Debuts Poland, and Tonga
Withdraws Sri Lanka, Tahiti, and Zimbabwe
Returns Austria, Barbados, Gambia, Liberia, and Swaziland
Winner Sarah-Jane Hutt
Represented  United Kingdom
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

The 33rd Miss World Pageant was held on November 17 1983 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Sarah-Jane Hutt (Queen of Europe) from the United Kingdom. Runner up was Rocio Isabel Luna Florez (Queen of Americas) representing Colombia and third was Catia Silveira Pedrosa from the Brazil.

Contents

Results

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Placements

Results Contestant
Miss World 1983
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
  •  Brazil - Catia Silveira Pedrosa
Top 7 Finalists
Top 15 Semifinalists

Order of Semi-finalists

  • 1. Austria
  • 2. Belgium
  • 3. Bolivia
  • 4. Brazil
  • 5. Colombia
  • 6. Holland
  • 7. Hong Kong
  • 8. Iceland
  • 9. Ireland
  • 10. Israel
  • 11. Jamaica
  • 12. Panama
  • 13. United Kingdom
  • 14. United States
  • 15. Yugoslavia

Order of Finalists

  • 1. United States
  • 2. Brazil
  • 3. Jamaica
  • 4. Colombia
  • 5. Panama
  • 6. Iceland
  • 7. United Kingdom

Special awards

  • Personality: Catia Silveira Pedrosa (Brazil)
  • Photogenic: Bernarda Marovt (Yugoslavia)

Continental Queens

  • Africa: Annie Broderick - Liberia
  • America: Rocio Isabel Luna Florez - Colombia
  • Asia: Yi'fat Schechter - Israel
  • Europe: Sarah-Jane Hutt - United Kingdom
  • Oceania: Tanya Bowe - Australia

72 Contestants

Nation Contestant Hometown
 American Virgin Islands Chandra Theresa Ramsingh St. Croix
 Aruba Audrey Bruges Oranjestad
 Australia Tanya Bowe Adelaide
 Austria Mercedes Stermitz Klagenfurt
 Bahamas Lucille Bullen Nassau
 Barbados Nina McIntosh-Clarke Bridgetown
 Belgium Françoise Bostoen Roeselare
 Bermuda Angelita Emily Diaz St. Georges
 Bolivia Ana Maria Taboada Arnold Tarija
Brazil Brazil Catia Silveira Pedrosa Rio de Janeiro
 Canada Katharine Durish Toronto
 Cayman Islands Effie Ebanks George Town
 Chile Gina Rovira Beyris Santiago
 Colombia Rocio Isabel Luna Florez El Banco
 Costa Rica Maria Argentina Melendez Herrera San Jose
 Curacao Yvette Rowina Domacasse Willemstad
 Cyprus Katia Chrysochou Pappos
 Denmark Tina-Lissette Dahl Joergensen Holstebro
 Dominican Republic Yonoris Maribel Estrella Florentino Azua de Compostela
 Ecuador Martha Lascano Salcedo Guayaquil
 El Salvador Carmen Irene Alvarez Gallardo San Salvador
 Finland Sanna Marita Pekkala Helsinki
 France Frederique Marcelle Leroy Bordeaux
 Gambia Abbey Scattrel Janneh Banjul
 Germany Claudia Zielinski Lindenberg
 Gibraltar Jessica Palao Gibraltar
 Greece Anna Martinou Athens
 Guam Geraldine Santos Chalan-Pago
 Guatemala Hilda Mansilla Manrique Guatemala City
 Holland Nancy Lalleman Heynis Amsterdam
 Honduras Carmen Isabel Morales Ustariz Puerto Cortés
 Hong Kong Margaret Cheung Man Yuk Hong Kong
 Iceland Unnur Steinsson Álftanes
India India Sweety Grewal Bombay
 Indonesia Titi Dwi Jayati Jakarta
 Ireland Patricia Nolan Dublin
 Isle of Man Jennifer Huyton Bride
 Israel Yi'fat Schechter Tel Aviv
 Italy Barbara Previato Modena
 Jamaica Catherine Elizabeth Levy Kingston
 Japan Mie Nakahara Tokyo
 Korea Seo Min-sook Seoul
 Lebanon Douchka Abi-Nader Beirut
 Liberia Annie Broderick Montserrado
Malaysia Malaysia Michelle Yeoh Choo Keng Ipoh
 Malta Odette Balzan Rabat
Mexico Mexico Mayra Adela Rojas González Mexico City
New Zealand New Zealand Maria Sando Palmerston North
Norway Norway Karen Elizabeth Dobloug Drammen
 Panama Marissa Burgos Canalias Panama City
 Paraguay Antonella Filartiga Montuori Asuncion
 Peru Lisbet Alcazar Salomon Lima
Philippines Philippines Marilou Sadia Sadiua Manila
 Poland Lidia Wasiak Szczecin
 Portugal Cesaltina de Conceiçao Lopes da Silva Lisbon
 Puerto Rico Fatima Mustafa Vasquez San Juan
 Singapore Sharon Denise Wells Singapore
 Spain Milagros Perez Castro Gran Canaria
 Swaziland Gladys Rudd Manzini
 Sweden Liza Eva Tornquist Stockholm
 Switzerland Patricia Lang Zurich
 Thailand Tavinan Kongkran Bangkok
 Tonga Anna Johansson Niuafoʻou
 Trinidad & Tobago Esther Juliette Farmer San Fernando
 Turkey Ebru Ozmeric Istanbul
 Turks and Caicos Islands Cheryl Astwood Grand Turk
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sarah-Jane Hutt Dorset
United States United States Lisa Gayle Allred Fort Worth
 Uruguay Silvia Zumaran Montevideo
Venezuela Venezuela Carolina Cerruti Duijm Caracas
 Western Samoa Theresa Vaotapu Thomsen Apia
 Yugoslavia Bernarda Marovt Ljubljana

Trivia

Returning countries and Debuts

  • Poland and Tonga competed in Miss World for the first time.
  • Gambia last competed in 1970.
  • Liberia last competed in 1972.
  • Barbados last competed in 1975.
  • Swaziland last competed in 1980.
  • Austria last competed in 1981.

Withdrawals and Nations not competing

  • Sri Lanka (Fiona Wickremesinghe) did not attend the Miss World because of personal reasons.

Other Notes

  • This is the first time that the scores from the judges were shown in the preliminary swimsuit segment through electronic voting.
  • Gambia and Gibraltar won the same award as Miss Amity in Miss Universe 1983, and in Miss Universe 1984.
  • Iceland, Unnur Steinsson, who was the mother of Miss World 2005, Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir,placed as fourth runner-up in Miss World, while Venezuela, Carolina Cerruti Duijm, who was the daughter of Miss World 1955, Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga, failed to put herself into the semi-finals of Miss World.
  • Norway, Karen Elizabeth Dobloug, who placed as semi-finalist in Miss Universe 1983 in St. Louis, MO, failed to make into the semi-finals in Miss World. Austria, Belgium, Holland, and Iceland, who competed in Miss Universe four months before, made into the semi-finals and even in the finals for Iceland in Miss World.
  • This is the first time that the award winners for Africa and Oceania did not make it into the semi-finals.
  • Hong Kong and Malaysia became actresses in box-office movies after they competed in Miss World.
  • Sarah-Jane Hutt of United Kingdom became the fourth British woman to win the Miss World title.
  • Mercedes Stermitz of Austria had a career as a racing driver following Miss World, competing mostly in German series.
  • Titi Dwi Jayati, contestant from Indonesia, now is a singing diva in Indonesia and also being one of the judges of Indonesian Idol for 5 seasons.
  • 10 out of 15 countries which made it into the semifinals, were not in the semifinals last year: Holland (1977), Panama (1979), Austria and Israel (1980), and Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, and Jamaica (1981). Hong Kong and Iceland had made into the semi-finals for the first time. Iceland marked its debut in 1955, while Hong Kong in 1959.

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