Wilnelia Merced from Puerto Rico has crowned Miss World 1975 by Anneline Kriel at the 25th edition of Miss World grand finale which was held at the Royal Albert Hall, in London on Thursday night of 20th November, 1975. David Vine presented the Miss World 1975 finale pageant.
Wilnelia Merced’s Profile:
Wilnelia’s full name is Wilnelia Merced Cruz. She born on Saturday, 12th October, 1957 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Wilnelia is the Youngest woman in Miss World history who won Miss World title. She has won Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 1975 national beauty contest. She worked as a Model in New York. She received a degree of BA in Humanities at the Universidad del Turabo in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Miss World 1975 Semifinalists:
Miss World Puerto Rico, Wilnelia Merced won Miss World 1975 title. Marina Langner from Germany won the First Runner-up Miss World 1975 title. Vicki Harris from United Kingdom won the Second Runner-up Miss World 1975 title. While Maricela Maxie Clark from Cuba, Lidija Velkovska from Yugoslavia, Joelle Apollon from Haiti and Maria Conchita Alonso form Venezuela were other top semifinalists.
Miss World 1975 Special Awards:
Miss Personality special award won by Maggie Siew Teen Sim from Singapore. Miss Photogenic special award won by Vinah Thembi Mamba from Swaziland.