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Miss World 1996

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Date  23 November 1996
Entrants  88
Broadcaster  E!, Zee TV
Placements  10
Miss World 1996
Presenters  Richard Steinmetz, Ruby Bhatia
Venue  M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India

Miss World 1996, the 46th edition of the Miss World pageant, took place on 23 November 1996 in the city of Bangalore, India. Preliminaries were shot in India and in Seychelles. 88 contestants from all over the world took part in the prestigious pageant. By the end of the night, 18-year-old Irene Skliva of Greece took home the title. She was crowned by Jacqueline Aguilera of Venezuela.

Controversy

The event was organised by ABCL which was led by Amitabh Bachchan. The beauty pageant saw resistance by several groups due to the perceived culture clash. However due to support of the local government, the event was held successfully.

References

Miss World 1996 Wikipedia


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