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Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska crowned in San Juan, Puerto Rico


Karolina Bielawska, 21, of Łódź, Poland is Miss World 2021. She was crowned at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 16, 2022.

From 97 candidates, only 40 quarterfinalists were selected to compete during the coronation night, which was hosted by Peter Andre and Fernando Allende. The coronation ceremony featured performances by Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh, 26, of Jamaica and the Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra.

Singh has the longest Miss World reign. She was not able to crown her successor in 2020 and in 2021 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Karolina Bielawska, Toni-Ann Singh (©Miss World)
Karolina Bielawska, Toni-Ann Singh (©Miss World)

It was the 70th edition of Miss World. Among the judges were Giselle Laronde, 58, of Trinidad and Tobago, Jacqueline Aguilera, 45, of Venezuela and Vanessa Ponce, 30, of Mexico, who won the title in 1986, 1995 and 2018, respectively.

Runner-up to Bielawska is Shree Saini, 25, of Seattle, Washington, United States. Saini was also named the Beauty With a Purpose ambassador.


Olivia Yacé, 23, of Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire is second runner-up. Carla Yules, 25, of Surabaya, Indonesia, Karolina Vidales, 24, of Jiquilpan, Mexico and Anna Leitch, 27, of Cookstown, Northern Ireland finished in the Top 6.

On December 6, 2021, Bielawska finished in the Top 13 in the Top Model competition, which was one of the preliminary events. It was Yacé who won the competition.


Born in Łódź, Bielawska is fluent in Polish and English. She is 5’10” tall.

On November 24, 2019, Bielawska represented Łódź at Miss Polonia 2019. She competed against 19 other candidates at the Hotel Narvil Conference and Spa in Serock, Legionowo County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland and won the title.

In 2021, the Łódź native earned a bachelor’s degree in management at Politechnika Łódzka in Łódź. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in business at the same school.

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