Hair History - Miss World Special

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To give you ultimate hair inspo, we’ve started a ‘Celebrity Hair History’ series here on the Milk + Blush blog. In Celebrity Hair History, we’re taking a look back at some iconic hairstyles through the years and tracing the hair evolution of some of our fave stars and celebs to where they are today.

Today the 68th Miss World pageant is being held in China and to celebrate we thought we’d take a look back at some of the most iconic looks that took home the crown. So whether you love pageants or just want a little hair inspiration these gals are certainly worth looking up to...

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1951

The first ever Miss World pageant was on the 29th July 1951 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London. Out of the 26 girls who competed Kiki Håkansson took the crown and paired it with these classic curls.

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1954

This year supermodel Antigone Costanda took the crown and rocked some super short waves that were huge in the 1950s.

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1961

Welsh model and actress Rosemarie Franklin won in 1961 with this cute pixie crop that was curled to perfection.

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1966

We’re so in love with Reita Faria’s updo this year and it looks super princessy with that huge crown.

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1968

Penelope Plummer (no, not kidding) took the crown this year and paired it with some loose waves and a cup of tea. We feel ya girl.

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1973

The first American Miss World was Marjorie Wallace who paired her unusual crown with a classic blowdry and killer smile.

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1977

Miss Sweden Mary Stävin took the crown this year with some classic vintage waves, already a staple of the contest. After her reign she went on to star in two bond movies Octopussy and A View To Kill alongside Roger Moore.

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1981

Winner Pilín León went for a super 80s style with these thick bangs and loose curls. She also became the first celebrity to switch on the Christmas lights in Oxford Street later this year.

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1982

Hair trends were definitely changing around this point and Miss World 1982 Mariasela Álvarez went for some full volume curls and side swept bangs. We love it!

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1989

At the time Aneta Kręglicka was the oldest person to ever win Miss World at the age of 24. She went for a super sophisticated updo and a tightly curled fringe to frame her face.

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1990

Model Gina Tolleson took the crown this year and went for a classic blowout and some very oversized sleeves.

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1994

Miss World 1994 was famous actress Aishwarya Rai and she opted for a super high updo that showed off her killer cheekbones.

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1998

In 1998 Linor Abargil took the crown and paired it with her gorgeous natural curls. She’s worked as an actress, model and lawyer since her reign and has released a documentary on Netflix called Brave Miss World in 2013.

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2000

If you didn’t know, Priyanka Chopra, who is now engaged to Nick Jonas, was Miss World before becoming one of our fave actresses. She went for an updo and a little face framing curl, so pretty!

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2004

María Julia Mantilla from Venezuela took the crown this year and went for some classic ringlets and a side part.

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2008

Russian babe Ksenia Sukhinova won in 2008 wearing some gorgeous highlighted extensions, we’re a little jealous...

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2009

Kaiane Aldorino was Miss World 2009 and she went for long, loose waves with lots of beachy texture. She’s now the mayor of Gibraltar and has held that position for the last two years, yas girl!

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2013

Megan Young was the first Miss World from the Philippines when she was crowned this year and went for a sleek, glossy bun to complete her look.

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2014

Miss World 2014 was Rolene Strauss from South Africa who rocked some Hollywood style waves that were pushed to one side.

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2015

Mireia Lalaguna was the first Miss World to go for a half up half down hairstyle and it looked totally amazing with the crown, we’re obsessed!

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2016

Stephanie Del Valle went for a super voluminous blowout but kept it swept back off her face, wouldn’t want to cover that sash right?

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2017

Last year’s winner Manushi Chhillar went for some gorgeous side parted, loose waves to complete her look and we love how glossy her hair is.

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