Miss World 2004 – María Julia Mantilla
Date of birth: July 10, 1984
Place of birth: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Actress, dancer, model, teacher
María was crowned Miss World in December 2004 at the Miss World beauty pageant hosted at Sanya in China. She has several interests. She intended to be a high school teacher and was studying for the same. She also planned to pursue tourism as a course so she could float her own online tourist company. She was named Peruvian national champion of Triathlon and Pentathlon. She was also elected national athlete of the year in 2001. She is a professional Marineradancer. She is interested in charity work and has participated in many events for a cause.