| 12 November 1981|
| Thames Television|
| Peter Marshall, Judith Chalmers|
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Miss World 1981 Wikipedia
Miss World 1981, the 31st edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 12 November 1981 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. The winner was Pilín León from Venezuela, the first titleholder from her country since 1955. She was crowned by Miss World 1980, Kimberley Santos of Guam. Another Venezuelan, Irene Sáez, had been crowned Miss Universe 1981 in July, making Venezuela one of the very few countries to hold both major international titles (Miss Universe and Miss World) in the same year. The titles of Continental Queens of Beauty were awarded for the very first time.