Wednesday, August 19, 2009

miss world 1985

Blonde Miss Iceland, Holmfriour 'Hofi' Karlsdottir won the 1985 Miss World contest before a cheering audience in Royal Albert Hall, narrowly beating runners-up Miss United Kingdom and Miss USA. Hofi, then a 22-year-old kindergarten school teacher receives the 5,000-pound prize and a work contract worth 25,000 pounds in the competition entered by young women from 78 countries. "I can't believe it really," said Hofi, the first young woman from her country to win the world title. "I'll have to leave my nursery children for a year as well (as her law student boyfriend) and I just hope they'll miss me," she added. Ron Pollard, spokesman for bookmakers' Ladbrokes, said there had been little betting because no British newspaper had published a photograph showing all the contestants. "If they can't see them, they can't bet on them," Pollard said. "It's been the quietest Miss World that anyone of us can remember."

The runners-up were: 
1st runner-up: Mandy Adele Shires (United Kingdom)
2nd runner-up: Brenda Denton (United States)

3rd runner-up: Ruddy Rosario Rodríguez de Lucia (Venezuela)
4th runner-up: Alison Jean Barnett (Jamaica)
5th runner-up: Maja Wechtenhaim (Israel)
6th runner-up: Eveline Nicole Glanzmann (Switzerland)

The delegates who made in the top fifteen are:

Leila Rosana Leal Bittencourt (Brazil), Anne Marie Gannon (Ireland), Sheri Anastasia LeFleming Burrow (New Zealand), Daisy Patricia Ferreira Caballero (Paraguay), Katarzyna Dorota Zawidzka (Poland), Iris Matias González (Puerto Rico), Anne Bolette Jill Christophersen (Sweden) and Kayonga (Benita) Mureka Tete (Zaire)

Special awards
Personality: Fiona Louise Hartley (Isle of Man)
Photogenic: Kayonga (Benita) Mureka Tete (Zaire)

Continental Queens
Africa: Kayonga (Benita) Mureka Tete - Zaire
America: Brenda Denton - United States
Asia: Maja Wechtenhaim - Israel
Europe: Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir - Iceland
Oceania: Sheri Anastasia LeFleming Burrow - New Zealand

***United States was the first non-Latin contestant to receive the award for "Queen of Americas".


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