Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sarah-Jane Hutt, from Poole, England, was the fourth delegate of the United Kingdom to win the Miss World pageant in 1983. Her victory caused a stir among other contestants, citing that she was not really the most beautiful among the group, with a delegate refusing to attend the coronation ball held thereafter, and another one challenging the judges' decision. She is a former pupil of the Mountbatten School in Romsey, Hampshire.
1st Runner-up Colombia - Rocio Isabel Luna Florez
2nd Runner-up Brazil - Catia Silveira Pedrosa
Top 7 Finalists Jamaica - Catherine Elizabeth Levy
Iceland - Unnur Steinsson
Panama - Marissa Burgos Canalias
United States - Lisa Gayle Allred
Top 15 Semifinalists Austria - Mercedes Stermitz
Belgium - Francoise Bostoen
Bolivia - Ana Maria Taboada Arnold
Holland - Nancy Lalleman Heynis
Hong Kong - Maggie Cheung
Ireland - Patricia Nolan
Israel - Yi'fat Schechter
Yugoslavia - Bernarda Marovt
Personality: Catia Silveira Pedrosa (Brazil)
Photogenic: Bernarda Marovt (Yugoslavia)
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
***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.
***This is the first time that the award winners for Africa and Oceania did not make it into the semi-finals.