The Most Beautiful Girl In The World is a video made to promote the song of the same title, at the time issued as an independent release from Warner Bros. In December 1993 Prince (as ) had an ad placed in US, British, a Dutch and Spanish publication reading: “Eligible bachelor seeks the most beautiful girl in the world to spend the holidays with” and encouraged all interested to send videos and/or pictures to Paisley Park Studios. The material sent in response to the advertisement (reportedly, over 50,000 girls responded) was utilized for the video. Seven finalists were chosen to appear in the video while 30 semi-finalists were featured on the sleeve of the record.
Marva Collins makes a cameo appearance in the video which was originally scheduled to be shot in Los Angeles City Hall on January 23rd, but was rescheduled to to place in Minneapolis 6 days later, due to an earthquake in California.