Miss World 1974

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Miss World 1974
Date 22 November 1974
Presenters Michael Aspel, David Vine
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Broadcaster BBC
Entrants 58
Debuts Barbados, Guernsey, Jersey, Zambia
Withdrawals Iceland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Peru, Portugal, Seychelles, Turkey
Returns Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, India, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Tunisia
Winner Helen Morgan
 United Kingdom (resigned) Anneline Kriel
 South Africa (successor)

Miss World 1974, the 24th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 22 November 1974 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

Helen Elizabeth Morgan of the United Kingdom was crowned the winner at the end of the event by Mrs. Julia Morley, becoming the second Welsh and fourth woman from the United Kingdom to win the title. She resigned four days later on discovery that she had a child. Morgan was the first Miss World titleholder to officially resign, and the third not to finish her reign as Miss World, after Marjorie Wallace in 1973 and Lúcia Petterle in 1971.

Morgan had represented Wales in Miss Universe 1974 pageant earlier that year and placed first runner-up to eventual winner Amparo Muñoz of Spain. When Muñoz relinquished her Miss Universe title later that year, Morgan had already been outed as a mother and, therefore, ineligible to succeed Muñoz as Miss Universe. Muñoz was not replaced by any of the other runners-up.

Anneline Kriel of South Africa was crowned the new Miss World after Morgan's resignation.


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Countries and territories which sent delegates and results


Final results Contestant
Miss World 1974
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Israel – Lea Klain
3rd runner-up
  •  Australia – Gail Margaret Petith
4th runner-up
  •  United States – Terry Ann Browning
5th runner-up
  •  Sweden – Jill Lindqvist
6th runner-up
  •  Japan – Chikako Shima
  •  Africa South – Evelyn Peggy Williams
  •  Barbados – Linda Yvonne Field
  •  Brazil – Mariza Sommer
  •  Ireland – Julie Ann Farnham
  •  Jamaica – Andrea Lyon
  •  New Zealand – Sue Nicholson
  •  Norway – Torill Mariann Larsen
  •  Spain – Natividad Rodríguez

Special awards

Awards Contestant
Miss Personality
  •  Hong Kong – Judy Dirkin
Miss Photogenic
  •  Yugoslavia – Jadranka Banjac






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