Miss World 2021 Top 40: Anna Leitch representing Northern Ireland

01 Feb 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss World 2021, the 70th edition of Miss World, will be held on 16th March 2022 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In a recent announcement made by the Miss World organization, Top 40 delegates were selected to enter the final leg of the competition.

In a series of features, here are the forty delegates, in no particular order, (15 from the fast-track competitions and 25 through judges’ choice) who will fly to Puerto Rico for the coronation night. Anna Leitch representing Northern Island has secured a spot in Top 40 by being one of the judges’ choice winners.



Anna Leitch was crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2021 at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on 6th September last year. Anna hails from Cookstown and is a primary school teacher. She is studying for a master’s in leadership at Queens University Belfast.

Anna, on making it to Top 40, took to her official social media as she wrote, “I am thrilled to say that I will have another opportunity to visit the beautiful Puerto Rico again on the 12th March for the Miss World final. Thank you everyone for your continued support and encouragement throughout my MW journey.”



Anna’s Beauty with a Purpose project ‘People of the Future’ focuses on raising awareness for mental health especially in schools. Anna uses her role as a teacher to promote a positive mental attitude to life within children.

In addition, Anna is also an Ambassador for the Northern Ireland Hospice and took part in their campaign ‘Kindness Counts’ within her school. If Anna wins Miss World 2021, Northern Island will pioneer its win at Miss World. With her stunning beauty and her charming personality, Anna will definitely be a strong contender for the international crown.