Wednesday, August 19, 2009

miss world 1986

Giselle Jeanne Marie Laronde won the 1986 Miss World contest, representing Trinidad and Tobago. She became the first woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win the title. The pageant was held in London, United Kingdom. Giselle was born in Port of Spain, but moved with her family to San Fernando at the age of 10. One of four children, she attended St. Peter's school at Pointe-à-Pierre and St. Francois Girls High School. After winning the Miss World title Laronde used her prize money to attend the University of London where she completed a degree in Sociology and Communication. Laronde was awarded the Chaconia Medal and had a BWIA plane named after her. She is married to Heathcliff West and has two sons. Laronde is the Corporate Communications Manager with Angostura

The runners-up were: 
1st runner-up: Pia Rosenberg Larsen (Denmark)
2nd runner-up: Chantal Schreiber (Austria)

3rd runner-up: Lynda Marie McManus (New Zealand)
4th runner-up: María Begoña Juaristi Matteo (Venezuela)
5th runner-up: Halle Berry (United States)
6th runner-up: Alison Gisela Cucalon Macias (Ecuador)

The delegates who made in the top fifteen are:

Karen Sue Wightman Corridor (Colombia), Ana Lorena Gonzalez Garcia (Costa Rica), Rosemary Elizabeth Thompson (Ireland), Maria Lorena Orillac Giraldo (Panama), Sherry Rose Austria Byrne (Philippines), Ilana Faye Lapidos (Swaziland), Alison Louise Slack (United Kingdom) and Maja Kučić (Yugoslavia).

Special awards
Personality: Dominique Martinez (Gibraltar)
Photogenic: Rosemary Elizabeth Thompson (Ireland)

Continental Queens
Africa: Ilana Faye Lapidos - Swaziland
Americas: Giselle Jeanne-Marie Laronde - Trinidad & Tobago
Asia: Sherry Rose Austria Byrne - Philippines
Europe: Pia Rosenberg Larsen - Denmark
Oceania: Lynda Marie McManus - New Zealand

***Preliminary swimsuits in Miss World 1986 were held in Macau.

***The Parade of Nations was held outside of the main stage for the first time, which was shot in the Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau.


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