Miss Turkey Crowned Miss World

World | December 7, 2002, Saturday // 00:00

The Miss World contest, which was relocated from Nigeria after religious violence, has been won by Miss Turkey, Azra Akin. Miss Colombia was the runner-up while Miss Peru took third place. The organisers have defended the decision to continue with the event despite riots in Nigeria which left about 220 people dead. Six entrants boycotted the competition and the assets of Miss World Holdings have been frozen by the High Court. Around 800 tickets were sold for the pageant, which is being broadcast to 142 countries, but not the UK.

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