Representing Seychelles, Sylvia Labonte was one of the 50 women who competed at Miss World 1969. It was the 19th edition of the international beauty pageant.
Hosted by Michael Aspel and Pete Murray, the Miss World 1969 coronation ceremony was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, United Kingdom on November 27, 1969. The event was broadcast on BBC.
It was Eva Rueber-Staier of Austria who won the Miss World 1969 crown. Labonte was unplaced.
This marked the first time Seychelles was represented in Miss World. Labonte won the second edition of Miss Seychelles, making her Seychelles’ Miss World 1969 representative.
On November 23, 1968, Marie France Lablache became the inaugural winner of Miss Seychelles. She was crowned at the Beau Vallon Beach Hotel in Beau Vallon, Seychelles, besting 13 other candidates.
As Miss Seychelles 1968, Lablache was supposed to represent Seychelles at Miss World 1968. However, she was not able to travel to London for the coronation ceremony on November 14, 1968.
Lablache is from Hermitage, Mahé, Seychelles. Labonte is from Victoria, Mahé.