Miss World 1996 Irene Skliva
Name : Irene Skliva
Place : Greece
Date of Birth : 4 April 1978
Height : 1.77 m (5 ft 9+1?2 in)
Hair Colour : Green
Eye Colour : Brown
rene Skliva (Irini Skliva) in Greek:(born April 4, 1978) is an Athens native and former 1996 Miss World winner. After winning the title Miss Hellas at the Miss Star Hellas pageant, she represented Greece in Bangalore, India during the Miss World contest in 1996. Afterwards the 18-year-old said she didn’t quite believe it was real:
“I had the feeling it was just another rehearsal – in the rehearsals, in one rehearsal, they’d used me as the mock winner”.
After completing her year as Miss World, Skliva returned to Greece where she pursued a career in television and modeling, her face appearing on the covers of numerious Greek magazines such as Diva and LipStick. She has participated in some of the world’s largest fashion shows in Athens, Milan and Munich. She is currently represented by Ace Models Agency.
She was married in September 2002 and had her first child, a daughter, in July 2003.