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Miss World

Logo of the Miss World event.
Formation 1951
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters London
Location United Kingdom United Kingdom
Official languages English language
President Julia Morley
Key people Eric Morley
Website Official website

The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951.[1][2] Since his death in 2000, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs the pageant.[3]

Alongside its rival Miss Universe and Miss Earth contests, this pageant is one of the most publicised beauty contests in the world.[4][5][6]

The winner spends a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes.[7] Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign. The current Miss World is Alexandria Mills of United States.
Contents
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* 1 History
o 1.1 21st Century
* 2 Miss World Organization
* 3 The Pageant
o 3.1 Awards
+ 3.1.1 Fast Track Awards
# 3.1.1.1 Fast Track Awards By Country Tally
o 3.2 Winners
o 3.3 Locations
* 4 Titleholders
o 4.1 By Number of Wins
o 4.2 Number of Titles by Continental Region
* 5 Continental Queens of Beauty
o 5.1 Queens of Beauty Titles
* 6 Hosts and Invited Artists
* 7 Pageant controversies
o 7.1 The 2002 Nigeria Contest
* 8 References
* 9 External links

[edit] History

Miss World started as the Festival Bikini Contest, in honour of the recently introduced swim wear of the time, but was called "Miss World" by the media. It was originally planned as a one-off event. Upon learning about the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, Morley decided to make the pageant an annual event.[8][9]

Opposition to the wearing of bikinis led to their replacement with more modest swim wear after the first contest. In 1959, the BBC started broadcasting the competition. The pageant's popularity grew with the advent of television. During the 1960s and 1970s, Miss World would normally be the highest rated programme of the year on British television, usually pulling in around 30 million viewers.

In the 1980s, the pageant repositioned itself with the slogan Beauty With a Purpose, with added tests of intelligence and personality.[10] However, the competition has been seen as old-fashioned and rather politically incorrect in its native Britain. It was during the 80s that the company was owned by Transworld Communications, albeit for a short time. Despite the global appeal, the show was not broadcast on any major terrestrial British TV network for several years, until Channel 5 aired it in 1998.[11][12]
[edit] 21st Century

Eric Morley died as the pageant entered the new century. His wife, Julia, succeeded as chairwoman of the Miss World Organization.[13]

The century saw its first black African winner, Agbani Darego, in 2001. As part of its marketing strategy, Miss World came up with a "You Decide" television special during that edition, featuring the delegates behind the scenes and on the beach, and allowing viewers to either phone in or vote online for their favorites. It also sells its Talent, Beach Beauty and Sports events as television specials to broadcasters.[14]

In 2002 the pageant was slated for choosing Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria to host its final. This choice was controversial, as a northern Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal, was awaiting death by stoning for adultery under Sharia law there, but Miss World chose to use the publicity surrounding its presence to bring greater global awareness and action to Amina's plight (see Controversies section).[15][16]
[edit] Miss World Organization

The Miss World Organization owns and manages the annual Miss World Finals, a competition that has grown into one of the World’s biggest.[17] Since its launch in 1951, the Miss World Organization has raised more than £250 million for children’s charities.[18] Miss World is franchised in more than 100 countries.[19][20] Miss World, Limited is a privately held firm, and thus figures for its earnings, expenses and charitable contributions are not publicly available.

Aside from raising millions of pounds for charities around the globe under the banner of its 'Beauty with a Purpose' program, Miss World is also credited with directly influencing a dramatic increase in tourism in Sanya, China, host city of the Miss World finals in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2010.[21]
[edit] The Pageant

In the year preceding the global finals, each delegate must win her national title or a specially designated Miss World national preliminary. Miss World's national preliminaries are conducted by their licence-holders, who hold the franchise to use the "Miss World" name in their country. The annual final is typically a month long event, with several preliminary galas, dinners, balls and activities, culminating in a globally telecast final show in which the field is narrowed to between 15-20 delegates.
[edit] Awards

See also: Miss World Special Awards

* Venezuela has won the Miss Photogenic award four times:(1984, 1990, 1995, 1996).

* Four Miss World winners were awarded Miss Photogenic: Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela, 1984), Aishwarya Rai (India, 1994), Jacqueline Aguilera (Venezuela, 1995) and Diana Hayden (India, 1997).

[edit] Fast Track Awards

Since 2003 Miss World pageant also features Fast Track events during the preliminary round. The winners of Fast Track events are automatically qualified to enter the final round. Fast Track events which have been used since 2003 are:

* Beach Beauty (2003-present)
* Miss Talent (2003-present)
* Miss Sports (2003-present)
* Beauty With A Purpose (2005-present)
* Top Model (2004, 2007-present)
* People's Choice (2003)
* Personality (2003)
* Contestant's Choice (2004)

* Two Miss World winners were awarded Miss World Beach Beauty: Rosanna Davison (Ireland, 2003), Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar, 2009).
* Two titleholders have also won Miss World Top Model: Zhang Zilin (China, 2007), Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia, 2008) .

[edit] Fast Track Awards By Country Tally
Total↓ Country↓ Fast Track Awards↓ Winning years↓
3
Canada Miss Talent 2009
Miss Sports 2003, 2006
Mexico Top Model 2004, 2009
Beach Beauty 2008
United States Miss Sports 2007
Beach Beauty 2004
Miss Talent 2002
2
Barbados Miss Talent 2001, 2008
Ireland Miss Talent 2010
Beach Beauty 2003
Northern Ireland Miss Sports 2010
Miss Talent 2006
Russia Top Model 2008
Beach Beauty 2005
[edit] Winners

* Kiki Håkansson of Sweden, Miss World 1951 reigned for the longest period in Miss World history: 475 days (almost 16 months) from the time she was crowned on 29 July, 1951 in London, UK.[22][23]

* Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland, Miss World 2005 reigned for the shortest period in Miss World history: for just 294 days (less than 10 months) by the time she crowned Taťána Kuchařová of the Czech Republic on 30 September , 2006.[24][25]

* There were three times back to back victories in Miss World history:
o May Louise Flodin of Sweden, was crowned Miss World 1952 by Miss World 1951 Kicki Håkansson of Sweden.
o Lesley Langley of United Kingdom, was crowned Miss World 1965 by Miss World 1964 Ann Sidney of United Kingdom.
o Priyanka Chopra of India, was crowned Miss World 2000 by Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey of India.

* The longest interval between title wins belongs to Peru; Madeline Hartog-Bel won the title in 1967 and, 37 years later, María Julia Mantilla became the second recipient from Peru.

* The first black African to win Miss World was Agbani Darego of Nigeria, crowned in 2001 at Sun City, South Africa.

* The first East Asian to win Miss World was Zhang Zilin of China, crowned in 2007 in Sanya, China.

[edit] Locations

For the full list of venues, see List of Miss World titleholders.

* 6 winners have been crowned Miss World their home turf:
o 1961: Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
o 1964: Ann Sidney (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
o 1965: Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
o 1974: Helen Morgan (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK. (Subsequently resigned)
o 1983: Sarah-Jane Hutt (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
o 2007: Zhang Zilin (China) was crowned in Sanya, China.

* 5 winners have crowned their successors on their home turf:
o 1961: Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom) crowned 1962: Catharina Lodders (Holland) in London, UK.
o 1964: Ann Sidney (United Kingdom) crowned 1965: Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) in London, UK.
o 1965: Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) crowned 1966: Reita Faria (India) in London, UK.
o 1983: Sarah-Jane Hutt (United Kingdom) crowned 1984: Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela) in London, UK.
o 1990: Gina Tolleson (United States) crowned 1991: Ninibeth Leal (Venezuela) in Atlanta, USA.

* Outside United Kingdom, South Africa has hosted the most Miss World pageants, with seven. The various locations were:
o South Africa: Sun City (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001), Johannesburg (2008, 2009)
* Apart from the United Kingdom and South Africa, the other states to host the pageant more than once are:
o China: Sanya (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010)
o Seychelles: Mahé (1997, 1998)

[edit] Titleholders

The following is a list of winners from 2000 to 2010. See List of Miss World titleholders for the full list of titleholders.

Year Miss World Country Location Pageant Date
2010 Alexandria Mills United States Sanya, China October 30
2009 Kaiane Aldorino Gibraltar Johannesburg, South Africa December 12
2008 Ksenia Sukhinova Russia Johannesburg, South Africa December 13
2007 Zhang Zilin China Sanya, China December 1
2006 Taťána Kuchařová Czech Republic Warsaw, Poland September 30
2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir Iceland Sanya, China December 10
2004 María Julia Mantilla Peru Sanya, China December 4
2003 Rosanna Davison Ireland Sanya, China December 6
2002 Azra Akın Turkey London, United Kingdom December 7
2001 Agbani Darego Nigeria Sun City, South Africa November 16
2000 Priyanka Chopra India London, United Kingdom November 30
[edit] By Number of Wins
Winners of Miss World by country.
Country/Territory Titles Winning years
India
5
1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000
Venezuela 1955, 1981, 1984, 1991, 1995
United Kingdom 1961, 1964, 1965, 1974 (resigned), 1983
United States
3
1973, 1990, 2010
Iceland 1985, 1988, 2005
Jamaica 1963, 1976, 1993
Sweden 1951, 1952, 1977
Russia
2
1992, 2008
Peru 1967, 2004
Austria 1969, 1987
Germany 1956, 1980 (resigned)
Argentina 1960, 1978
South Africa 1958, 1974 (took over title in November 1974)
Australia 1968, 1972
Netherlands 1959, 1962
Gibraltar
1
2009
China 2007
Czech Republic 2006
Ireland 2003
Turkey 2002
Nigeria 2001
Israel 1998
Greece 1996
Poland 1989
Trinidad & Tobago 1986
Dominican Republic 1982
Guam 1980 (took over title on November 28, 1980)
Bermuda 1979
Puerto Rico 1975
Brazil 1971
Grenada 1970
Finland 1957
Egypt 1954
France 1953
[edit] Number of Titles by Continental Region

Main article: Continental Groups according to the Miss World Organization

Continent Titles Countries
Europe
28
United Kingdom* (5), Iceland and Sweden (3), Austria, Germany*, Netherlands and Russia (2), Czech Republic, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Poland and Turkey (1)
Americas
14
Venezuela (5), United States (3), Argentina and Peru (2), Bermuda and Brazil (1)
Asia & Oceania
9
India (5), Australia (2), Guam* and China (1)
Caribbean
7
Jamaica (3), Dominican Republic, Grenada, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago (1)
Africa
4
South Africa* (2), Egypt and Nigeria (1)

* NOTE - Helen Morgan (United Kingdom) and Gabriella Brum (Germany) resigned and were replaced by their respective 1st runners-up: Anneline Kriel of South Africa in 1974 and Kimberley Santos of Guam in 1980.

[edit] Continental Queens of Beauty
Main article: List of Miss World Continental Queens of Beauty

The following is a list of Continental Queens of Beauty winners since 2004.
Year↓ Americas↓ Africa↓ Asia & Oceania↓ Caribbean↓ Europe↓
2010
United States
Alexandria Mills

Botswana
Emma Wareus

China
Xiao Tang

St. Lucia
Aiasha Gustave

Ireland
Emma Britt Waldron
2009
Mexico
Perla Beltrán

South Africa
Tatum Keshwar

Korea
Kim Joo-ri

Barbados
Leah Marville

Gibraltar
Kaiane Aldorino
2008
Venezuela
Hannelly Quintero

Angola
Brigith dos Santos

India
Parvathy Omanakuttan

Trinidad & Tobago
Gabrielle Walcott

Russia
Ksenia Sukhinova
2007
Mexico
Carolina Morán

Angola
Micaela Reis

China
Zhang Zilin

Trinidad & Tobago
Valene Maharaj

Sweden
Annie Oliv
2006
Brazil
Jane Borges

Angola
Stiviandra Oliveira

Australia
Sabrina Houssami
(as Asia-Pacific)

Jamaica
Sara Lawrence

Czech Republic
Taťána Kuchařová
(as Northern Europe)

Romania
Ioana Boitor
(as Southern Europe)
2005
Mexico
Dafne Molina

Tanzania
Nancy Sumari

Korea
Oh Eun-young
(as Asia-Pacific)

Puerto Rico
Ingrid Marie Rivera

Iceland
Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir
(as Northern Europe)

Italy
Sofia Bruscoli
(as Southern Europe)
2004
Peru
María Julia Mantilla

Nigeria
Anita Uwagbale

Philippines
Maria Karla Bautista

Dominican Republic
Claudia Cruz

Poland
Katarzyna Borowicz
[edit] Queens of Beauty Titles

Main article: Continental Queens Tabulation (Complete List)

These are the countries with the most Continental Queen of Beauty titles per continental group (region in bold) throughout the years:
Country Titles Awarded as Winning years
Venezuela
11
Americas 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2008
South Africa
10
Africa 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009
Jamaica
8
Caribbean 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006
Australia
6
Oceania 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989
1
Asia & Oceania 1991
1
Asia-Pacific 2006
India
6
Asia & Oceania 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2008
Israel
3
Asia 1983, 1984, 1985
2
Europe 1998, 1999
Croatia
3
Europe
1993, 1994, 1995
Iceland 2005 (as Northern Europe), 1988, 1985
Ireland 1990, 2003, 2010
Turkey 1991, 1997, 2002
United Kingdom 1981, 1983, 1984
[edit] Hosts and Invited Artists

See List of Miss World hosts and invited artists for the full list of hosts and invited artists.

The following is a list of hosts and invited artists from 1999 to 2010:
Year Hosts Invited Artists
2010 Angela Chow, Steve Douglas Shayne Ward, Dave Koz and Carlos Aponte
2009 Angela Chow, Michelle McLean and Steve Douglas Umoja
2008 Angela Chow and Tumisho Masha Alesha Dixon & McFly
2007 Angela Chow and Fernando Allende Duncan James, Haikou Artistic Group & The South African Mvezo Choir
2006 Tim Vincent, Angela Chow, and Grażyna Torbicka Westlife, Robin Gibb and Amici
2005 Tim Vincent and Angela Chow Alexander O’Neal
2004 Troy McClain, Angela Chow and Lisa Snowdon Lionel Richie and Il Divo
2003 Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram and Angela Chow Luis Fonsi and Bryan Ferry
2002 Sean Kanan and Claire Elizabeth Smith Chayanne and BBMak
2001 Jerry Springer and Claire Elizabeth Smith Umoja
2000 Jerry Springer and Rebecca de Alba Bond and S Club 7
1999 Ulrika Jonsson and Melanie Sykes Westlife, Robert Palmer and Enrique Iglesias
[edit] Pageant controversies

The Miss World pageant has been the target of many controversies since its inception.

* In 1970, feminist protesters threw flour bombs during the live event at London's Royal Albert Hall, momentarily scaring the host, Bob Hope.[26][27]
* In 1973, Marjorie Wallace, the first American to win the title was forced to relinquish the title 104 days into her reign. Pageant officials stated that Ms. Wallace "had failed to fulfill the basic requirements of the job." The responsibilities and duties not the title have been offered to the 1st runner-up and was turned down by Evangeline Pascual of the Philippines.
* The 1974 winner Helen Morgan representing the United Kingdom was forced to resign four days later after it was discovered she was a unmarried mother.[28]
* In 1976, several countries went on a boycott, because the pageant included both a Caucasian and African representative for South Africa.[29] South Africa competed for the last time in 1977, before it was welcomed back in 1991 as that policy disintegrated.[30]
* The 1980 winner Gabriella Brum of Germany resigned one day after winning, initially claiming her boyfriend disapproved. A few days later it emerged that she had been forced to resign after it was discovered that she posed naked for a magazine.[31]
* In 1996, wide-scale protests took place in Bangalore, India over the hosting of the beauty contest. The swimsuit shootings were moved to Seychelles, and heavy security was placed. Despite the chaos, the pageant's live telecast went on smoothly.[32][33][34]
* Just days after her 1998 crowning, Israel's Linor Abargil revealed that she had been raped only two months before the pageant. The man who raped her was later convicted.[35]

[edit] The 2002 Nigeria Contest

In the year leading up the finals in Nigeria, several European title holders lobbied their governments and the EU parliament to support Amina's cause.[36][37] A number of contestants followed the lead of Kathrine Sørland of Norway in boycotting the contest (despite the controversy Sørland would go on to become a semifinalist in both the Miss World and Miss Universe contest), while others such as Costa Rica were instructed by their national governments and parliaments not to attend the contest. Among the other boycotting nations were Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Panama, Belgium and Kenya. There was further controversy over the possibly suspended participation of France and South Africa, which may or may not have been due to the boycott.[38] For her part, Lawal asked that contestants not suspend their participation in the contest, saying that it was for the good of her country and that they could, as the representative of Sweden had earlier remarked, make a much stronger case for her on the ground in Nigeria.[39]

Despite the increasing international profile the boycott was garnering in the world press, the contest went ahead in Nigeria after being rescheduled to avoid taking place during Ramadan, with many prominent nations sending delegates. Osmel Sousa of Venezuela, one of the world's most influential national directors, famously said "there is no question about it (the participation of Miss Venezuela in the contest). "The trouble did not end there, however. A ThisDay (Lagos, Nigeria) newspaper editorial suggesting that Muhammad, would probably have chosen one of his wives from among the contestants had he been alive to see it, resulted in inter-religious riots that started on November 22 in which over 200 people were killed in the city of Kaduna, along with many houses of worship being burned by religious zealots.[40] Because of these riots, the 2002 pageant was moved to London, following widely circulated reports that the representatives of Canada and Korea had withdrawn from the contest and returned to their respective countries out of safety concerns. A fatwa urging the beheading of the woman who wrote the offending words, Isioma Daniel, was issued in Nigeria, but was declared null and void by the relevant Saudi Arabian authorities.[41][42][43][44] Upon the pageant's return to England, many of the boycotting contestants chose to attend, including Miss Norway, Kathrine Sørland, who was ironically tipped in the last few days as the number one favorite for the crown she had previously boycotted.[45][46][47][48][49]

The eventual winner of the pageant was Azra Akın of Turkey, the first predominantly Muslim country to hold the title since Egypt in 1954.[50]

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2010
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Miss World 2010

MISS USA
ImageALEXANDRA MILLS













Miss World 2010
Crown of Beauty Theater.jpg
Crown of Beauty Theater in Sanya, China
Host of Miss World 2010
Date October 30, 2010[1]
Presenters Angela Chow, Steve Douglas
Entertainment Shayne Ward, Dave Koz, and Carlos Aponte
Venue Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, People's Republic of China
Broadcaster E![2]
Entrants 115[3]
Placements 25[4]
Withdraws Austria, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Slovenia, Swaziland[5]
Returns Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Lesotho, Macau China, Malawi, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, United States Virgin Islands
Winner Alexandria Mills
Represented United States

Miss World 2010, the 60th Miss World pageant was held on October 30, 2010,[1] in Sanya, People's Republic of China;[1] after Vietnam backed out of the hosting contract.[6] Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar crowned her successor Alexandria Mills of the United States as Miss World 2010.[3]
Contents
[hide]

* 1 Venue
o 1.1 Vietnam Backed Out
* 2 Results
o 2.1 Placements
o 2.2 Continental Queens
o 2.3 Fast Track Events
+ 2.3.1 Beach Beauty
+ 2.3.2 Sports
+ 2.3.3 Top Model
+ 2.3.4 Talent
+ 2.3.5 Beauty with a Purpose
o 2.4 Special Award
+ 2.4.1 Best World Dress Designer
* 3 Judges
* 4 Performers
* 5 Contestants
* 6 National pageant notes
o 6.1 Returning countries and territories
o 6.2 Withdrawals
o 6.3 Replacements
* 7 Crossovers
* 8 Historical Significance
* 9 References
* 10 External links

[edit] Venue
[edit] Vietnam Backed Out

On June 8, 2009, Mr.Hoang Kieu (RAAS Group Chairman) and Mrs. Morley publicly agreed on Nha Trang as host for Miss World 2010.

According to a manager of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company, RAAS bought 31 hectares in total to build a tourism site for Miss World 2010, which lead to a public debate about some national ecological reserves being devastated and people having to leave their homes due to increasing living costs.[7][8]

On January 28, 2010, RAAS told Khanh Hoa People’s Committee office to announce that they were no longer organizing the event without an official explanation on the debate. Khanh Hoa Province then decided to host Miss World with new sponsors. RAAS would return as the main sponsor if another province was assigned as host.[9][10]

Finally on April 2, 2010 Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan approved a proposal by the host province Khanh Hoa to back out of hosting Miss World.[11]

Although Miss World 2010 was held in Sanya, China, RAAS Group was still in charge of the financial backing for the event.[12] RASS confirmed that Miss World would be back to Mỹ Tho, Tien Giang Province later in 2011 or 2012.[13]
[edit] Results
[edit] Placements
Final Result Contestant
Miss World 2010

* United States - Alexandria Mills

1st Runner-up

* Botswana - Emma Wareus

2nd Runner-up

* Venezuela - Adriana Vasini

3rd Runner-up

* Ireland - Emma Britt Waldron

4th Runner-up

* China PR - Xiao Tang

5th Runner-up

* Norway - Mariann Birkedal

6th Runner-up

* Italy - Giada Pezzaioli

Top 25 Semifinalists[4]

* Bahamas - Braneka Bassett
* Canada - Denise Garrido
* Colombia - Laura Palacio
* France - Virginie Dechenaud
* French Polynesia - Mihilani Teixeira
* Germany - Susanna Kobylinski
* Kenya - Natasha Metto
* Mongolia - Sarnai Amar
* Namibia - Odile Gertze
* Netherlands - Desirée van den Berg
* Northern Ireland - Lori Moore
* Paraguay - Egni Eckert
* Puerto Rico - Yara Lasanta
* Russia - Irina Sharipova
* St. Lucia - Aiasha Gustave
* Scotland - Nicola Mimnagh
* South Africa - Nicole Flint
* Thailand - Yuwaret Sirirat Rueangsri

[edit] Continental Queens
Continental Contestant
Africa

* Botswana - Emma Wareus

Americas

* United States - Alexandria Mills

Asia & Pacific

* China PR - Xiao Tang

Caribbean

* St. Lucia - Aiasha Gustave[14]

Europe

* Ireland - Emma Britt Waldron

[edit] Fast Track Events
[edit] Beach Beauty

Miss World Beach Beauty was held at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya on October 19, 2010.[15]
Final result Contestant
Winner

* Puerto Rico - Yara Lasanta

1st Runner-up

* United States - Alexandria Mills

2nd Runner-up

* Norway - Mariann Birkedal

3rd Runner-up

* China PR - Xiao Tang

4th Runner-up

* French Polynesia - Mihilani Teixeira

Top 20[15]

* Australia - Ashleigh Francis
* Bosnia & Herzegovina - Snežana Prorok
* Botswana - Emma Wareus
* Czech Republic - Veronika Machová
* France - Virginie Dechenaud
* Ghana - Mimi Areme
* Hungary - Jennifer Kalo
* India - Manasvi Mamgai
* Israel - Shavit Vizel
* Martinique - Tully Fremcourt
* Netherlands - Desirée van den Berg
* Paraguay - Egni Eckert
* Scotland - Nicola Mimnagh
* Thailand - Yuwaret Sirirat Rueangsri
* Zimbabwe - Samantha Tshuma

Top 40[16]

* Argentina - Mariana Arambarry
* Bahamas - Braneka Bassett
* Barbados - Danielle Bishop
* Bolivia - María Teresa Roca
* Cape Verde - Joceline Fortes
* Cayman Islands - Cristin Alexander
* Guadeloupe - Ericka Aly
* Hong Kong China - Sau Man Cheung
* Italy - Giada Pezzaioli
* Lithuania - Gritė Maruškevičiūtė
* Luxembourg - Shari Thuyns
* Moldova - Daria Zaiteva
* Mongolia - Sarnai Amar
* New Zealand - Cody Yerkovich
* Russia - Irina Sharipova
* St. Lucia - Aiasha Gustave
* Sri Lanka - Fallon Ranasinghe
* Trinidad & Tobago - Davia Chambers
* Turkey - Gizem Memiç
* Ukraine - Kateryna Zakharchenko

[edit] Sports

Miss World Sports was held at Sheraton Sanya Resort on October 22, 2010.[17]
Final result Contestant
Winner

* Northern Ireland - Lori Moore

1st Runner-up

* Slovakia - Marína Georgievová

2nd Runner-up

* Norway - Mariann Birkedal

Top 20[18]

* Australia - Ashleigh Francis
* Botswana - Emma Wareus
* Brazil - Kamilla Salgado
* Canada - Denise Garrido
* Cayman Islands - Cristin Alexander
* Finland - Anne-Marie Nurminen
* Guyana - Aletha Shepherd
* Hungary - Jennifer Kalo
* Iceland - Fanney Ingvarsdóttir
* Ireland - Emma Britt Waldron
* Martinique - Tully Fremcourt
* Mongolia - Sarnai Amar
* Paraguay - Egni Eckert
* St. Kitts & Nevis - Fatisha Imo
* Turkey - Gizem Memiç
* United States Virgin Islands - Carolyn Carter-Heller
* Wales - Courtenay Hamilton

[edit] Top Model

Miss World Top Model was held at Crowne Plaza Sanya on October 23, 2010.[19]
Final result Contestant
Winner

* Norway - Mariann Birkedal

1st Runner-up

* Russia - Irina Sharipova

2nd Runner-up

* United States - Alexandria Mills

Top 20[20]

* Argentina - Mariana Arambarry
* Belgium - Cilou Annys
* Botswana - Emma Wareus
* China PR - Xiao Tang
* Ethiopia - Hiwot Assefa Tesfaye
* French Polynesia - Mihilani Teixeira
* Ghana - Mimi Areme
* India - Manasvi Mamgai
* St. Lucia - Aiasha Gustave
* Slovakia - Marína Georgievová
* South Africa - Nicole Flint
* Spain - Fátima Jiménez
* Sweden - Dani Karlsson
* Thailand - Yuwaret Sirirat Rueangsri
* Ukraine - Kateryna Zakharchenko
* Venezuela - Adriana Vasini
* Zimbabwe - Samantha Tshuma

[edit] Talent

Miss World Talent was held at Crowne Plaza Sanya on October 26, 2010.[21]
Final result Contestant
Winner

* Ireland - Emma Britt Waldron

1st Runner-up

* Wales - Courtenay Hamilton

2nd Runner-up

* Guadeloupe - Ericka Aly

Top 10[21]

* Australia - Ashleigh Francis
* Belarus - Lyudmila Yakimovich
* Canada - Denise Garrido
* Cyprus - Andrea Kkolou
* Korea - Kim Hye-young
* Malta - Francesca Gaspar
* St. Lucia - Aiasha Gustave
* Venezuela - Adriana Vasini

Top 20[21]

* Aruba - Kimberly Kuiperi
* Bulgaria - Romina Andonova
* Ecuador - Ana Galarza
* Finland - Anne-Marie Nurminen
* Gibraltar - Larissa Dalli
* Latvia - Ludmila Voroncova
* Macedonia FYRO - Stefani Borsova
* Martinique - Tully Fremcourt
* Namibia - Odile Gertze
* St. Kitts & Nevis - Fatisha Imo

[edit] Beauty with a Purpose

Beauty with a Purpose was held on October 30, 2010.[22]
Final result Contestant
Winner

* Kenya - Natasha Metto

1st Runner-up

* Ghana - Mimi Areme

2nd Runner-up

* El Salvador - Gabriela Molina

[edit] Special Award
[edit] Best World Dress Designer

Miss World Dress Designer took place on October 23, 2010. The event was held together with the Top Model Final.[20]
Final result Contestant
Winner

* French Polynesia - Mihilani Teixeira

[edit] Judges

These are the judges for Miss World 2010:[23]

* Julia Morley - Miss World Limited Chairman and Chairman of the Judges
* Denise Perrier – Miss World 1953
* Ann Sidney – Miss World 1964
* Mary Stävin – Miss World 1977
* Agbani Darego – Miss World 2001
* Maria Julia Mantilla – Miss World 2004
* Zhang Zilin – Miss World 2007
* Ksenia Sukhinova – Miss World 2008
* Krish Naidoo - Miss World International Ambassador
* Mike Dixon - Miss World Musical Director
* Zhao Benshan - Actor & Comedian
* Bruce Zhao - Chairman of the Huayu Group
* Andrew Minarik - Miss World Make-Up & Hairdresser

[edit] Performers

These are the international performers for Miss World 2010:[24]

* Shayne Ward - The X Factor winner.
* Dave Koz - American saxophonist.
* Carlos Aponte - Puerto Rican singer.

[edit] Contestants
Country/Territory↓ Contestant↓ Age↓ Height↓ Hometown↓
Albania Arnita Beqiraj 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Vlorë
Angola Ivanita Jones 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Zaire
Argentina Mariana Arambarry 22 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Ingeniero Luiggi
Aruba Kimberly Kuiperi 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Tanki Leendert
Australia Ashleigh Francis 23 1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) Sydney
Bahamas Braneka Bassett 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Freeport
Barbados Danielle Bishop 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Bridgetown
Belarus Lyudmila Yakimovich 22 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Hrodna
Belgium Cilou Annys 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Bruges
Belize Jessel Lauriano 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Belize City
Bolivia María Teresa Roca 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Trinidad
Bosnia & Herzegovina Snežana Prorok 16 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Istočna Ilidža
Botswana Emma Wareus 19 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Gaborone
Brazil Kamilla Salgado 23 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Belem
Bulgaria Romina Andonova 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Sofia
Canada Denise Garrido 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Bradford
Cape Verde Joceline Fortes 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Sao Vicente
Cayman Islands Cristin Alexander 23 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in) George Town
China PR Xiao Tang 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Dalian
Colombia Laura Palacio 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Medellin
Costa Rica Dayana Aguilera 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Palmares
Côte d'Ivoire Inès Da Silva 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) N'zi-Comoé
Croatia Katarina Banić 20 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in) Trilj
Curaçao Angenie Simon 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Willemstad
Cyprus Andrea Kkolou 19 1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) Nicosia
Czech Republic Veronika Machová 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Rokycany
Denmark Nataliya Averina 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Roskilde
Ecuador Ana Galarza 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Ambato
Egypt Sarah Khouly 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Cairo
El Salvador Gabriela Molina 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) San Salvador
England Jessica Linley 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Nottingham
Ethiopia Hiwot Assefa Tesfaye 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Addis Ababa
Finland Anne-Marie Nurminen 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Helsinki
France Virginie Dechenaud 24 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) La Frette
French Polynesia Mihilani Teixeira 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Papeete
Georgia Dea Arakishvili 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Tbilisi
Germany Susanna Kobylinski 22 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Bremen
Ghana Mimi Areme 21 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Volta Region
Gibraltar Larissa Dalli 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Gibraltar
Greece Diamanto Gasteratou 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Athens
Guadeloupe Ericka Aly 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Petit-Bourg
Guatemala Lucía Mazariegos 19 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Antigua Guatemala
Guyana Aletha Shepherd 22 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) London
Honduras Marilyn Medina 18 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Los Angeles
Hong Kong China Sau Man Cheung 23 1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in) Hong Kong
Hungary Jennifer Kalo 22 1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Budapest
Iceland Fanney Ingvarsdóttir 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Garðabær
India Manasvi Mamgai 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) New Delhi
Indonesia Asyifa Latief 21 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Bandung
Ireland Emma Britt Waldron 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Waterford
Israel Shavit Vizel 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Be'eri
Italy Giada Pezzaioli 17 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Montichiari
Jamaica Chantal Alicia Raymond 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Kingston
Japan Hiroko Matsunaga 18 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Fukuoka
Kazakhstan Asselina Kuchukova 27 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Almaty
Kenya Natasha Metto 20 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in) Nairobi
Korea Kim Hye-young 20 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Gyeongsangbuk-do
Latvia Ludmila Voroncova 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Riga
Lebanon Rahaf Abdallah 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Khiam
Lesotho Karabelo Mokoallo 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Maseru
Lithuania Gritė Maruškevičiūtė 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Vilnius
Luxembourg Shari Thuyns 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Mamer
Macau China Cherry Ka I Ng 23 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Macau
Macedonia FYRO Stefani Borsova 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Skopje
Malawi Ella Kabambe 24 1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Blantyre
Malaysia Nadia Min Dern Heng 25 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Kuala Lumpur
Malta Francesca Gaspar 24 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Iklin
Martinique Tully Fremcourt 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) La Trinité
Mauritius Dalysha Doorga 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Goodlands
Mexico Anabel Solis 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Mérida
Moldova Daria Zaiteva 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Chisinau
Mongolia Sarnai Amar 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Milica Milatović 17 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Podgorica
Namibia Odile Gertze 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Windhoek
Nepal Sadichha Shrestha 19 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Kathmandu
Netherlands Desirée van den Berg 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Santpoort
New Zealand Cody Yerkovich 18 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Kaitaia
Nigeria Afoma Amuzie 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Niger
Northern Ireland Lori Moore 20 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Belfast
Norway Mariann Birkedal 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Stavanger
Panama Paola Vaprio Medaglia 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Panama City
Paraguay Egni Eckert 23 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Luque
Peru Alexandra Liao 20 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in) Lima
Philippines Czarina Gatbonton 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Malolos
Poland Agata Szewioła 21 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Żary
Portugal Catarina Aragonez 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Portalegre
Puerto Rico Yara Lasanta 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Barranquitas
Romania Lavinia Postolache 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Pitesti
Russia Irina Sharipova 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Apastovo
St. Kitts & Nevis Fatisha Imo 22 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Basseterre
St. Lucia Aiasha Gustave 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Gros Islet
Scotland Nicola Mimnagh 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Kilbarchan
Serbia Milica Jelić 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Belgrade
Sierra Leone Neyorlyn Willams 19 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Freetown
Singapore Anusha Rajaseharan 21 1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) Singapore
Slovakia Marína Georgievová 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Banská Bystrica
South Africa Nicole Flint 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Pretoria
Spain Fátima Jiménez 21 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Sevilla
Sri Lanka Fallon Ranasinghe 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Colombo
Suriname Jo-ann Maria Sang 19 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Paramaribo
Sweden Dani Karlsson 25 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Stockholm
Tanzania Genevieve Mpangala 20 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Chang'ombe
Thailand Yuwaret Sirirat Rueangsri 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in) Chiang Mai
Trinidad & Tobago Davia Chambers 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Couva
Turkey Gizem Memiç 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Gaziantep
Uganda Heyzme Nansubuga 25 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Jinja
Ukraine Kateryna Zakharchenko 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Odessa
United States Alexandria Mills 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Louisville
United States Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter-Heller 20 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Christiansted
Uruguay Eliana Olivera 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Montevideo
Venezuela Adriana Vasini 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Maracaibo
Vietnam Nguyễn Ngọc Kiều Khanh 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Munich
Wales Courtenay Hamilton 20 1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in) Llantwit Major
Zambia Zindaba Hanzala 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Lusaka
Zimbabwe Samantha Tshuma 21 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Bulawayo
[edit] National pageant notes
[edit] Returning countries and territories

* Last competed in 1988:
o St. Kitts & Nevis
* Last competed in 1997:
o Cape Verde
o Macau China



* Last competed in 2003:
o Lesotho
* Last competed in 2005:
o Malawi
o United States Virgin Islands [25]



* Last competed in 2008:
o Cayman Islands
o St. Lucia

[edit] Withdrawals

* Austria
* Dominican Republic
* Liberia's entry to Miss World 2010 has been removed from the official Miss World website due to undisclosed reasons. Liberia will not compete in Miss World 2010 as Miss Liberia pageant is not scheduled to be held this year.[26]
* Slovenia
* Swaziland will not compete in Miss World 2010 as the contest has been rescheduled to October. On the other hand, Miss Swaziland committee is fighting a legal battle with Swaziland National Culture and Arts Council over the ban on beauty pageants imposed earlier this year.[5]

[edit] Replacements

* Argentina: Carla Conrradi resigned as Miss Mundo Argentina. The 1st runner up, Marianna Arambarry will be the new titleholder and Argentina's representative at Miss World 2010.
* Hong Kong China: Due to a schedule conflict of competing in Miss Chinese International Pageant 2010, Toby Chan, Winner of Miss Hong Kong 2010, cannot participate in the competition. The 1st runner up, Sammi Cheung will be the representative at Miss World 2010.
* Hungary: Ágnes Dobó was Miss World Hungary 2010 until she injured her arm and wrist. This stopped her from participating in the pageant. She was replaced by one of her runners-up, Jennifer Kalo.[27]

[edit] Crossovers

Contestants who previously competed at other beauty pageants or are expected to:

Miss Universe 2011

* Cayman Islands: Cristin Alexander
* Namibia: Odile Gertze

Miss Universe 2010

* South Africa: Nicole Flint (Top 10 finalist)
* Belgium: Cilou Annys (Top 15 semifinalist)
* Bahamas: Braneka Basset
* Kazakhstan: Asselina Kuchukova
* Lebanon: Rahaf Abdallah
* Mauritius: Dalysha Doorga
* Netherlands: Desirée van den Berg
* Turkey: Gizem Memiç

Miss Universe 2009

* Curaçao: Angenie Simon

Miss Universe 2008

* Norway: Mariann Birkedal

Miss Earth 2008

* Canada: Denise Garrido

Miss Earth 2005

* Mongolia: Sarnai Amar

Miss Intercontinental 2009

* Ethiopia: Hiwot Assefa Tesfaye (Top 15)



Miss Tourism International 2008

* India: Manasvi Mamgai (Winner)

World Miss University 2008

* Mongolia: Sarnai Amar (Winner)

Reina Hispanoamericana 2010

* Ecuador: Ana Galarza
* Paraguay: Egni Eckert
* Peru: Alexandra Liao

Reina Hispanoamericana 2009

* Venezuela: Adriana Vasini (Winner)

Miss Latin America 2009

* Canada: Denise Garrido (3rd runner-up)

Elite Model Look India 2006

* India: Manasvi Mamgai (Winner)

Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007

* Puerto Rico: Yara Lasanta (2nd runner-up)

Miss Teen International 2001

* Puerto Rico: Yara Lasanta (Winner)

Reina de Ambato

* Ecuador: Ana Galarza (Winner)

[edit] Historical Significance

* United States wins its third Miss World title.
* Botswana placed for the first time and placed their highest ever in the pageant.
* French Polynesia and Mongolia placed for the first time.
* Countries that were also in the semi finals last year were: Canada, Colombia, France and South Africa.
* St. Lucia last placed in 1975.
* Germany last placed in 1980.
* Paraguay last placed in 1985.
* Bahamas last placed in 1992.
* Thailand last placed in 1997.
* Kenya last placed in 2000.
* Netherlands last placed in 2002.
* Ireland and Norway last placed in 2003.
* Italy last placed in 2005.
* Namibia, Northern Ireland, and Scotland last placed in 2006.
* China PR and United States last placed in 2007.
* Puerto Rico, Russia and Venezuela last placed in 2008.


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History

Miss World started as the Festival Bikini Contest, in honour of the recently introduced swimwear of the time, but was called "Miss World" by the media. It was originally planned as a one-off event. Upon learning about the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, Morley decided to make the pageant an annual event.[8][9]
Opposition to the wearing of bikinis led to their replacement with more modest swimwear after the first contest. In 1959, the BBC started broadcasting the competition. The pageant's popularity grew with the advent of television. During the 1960s and 1970s, Miss World would be among the most watched programmes of the year on British television.[citation needed] However, in 1970, the Miss World contest in London was disrupted by women's liberation protesters armed with flour bombs, stink bombs, and water pistols.[10]
In the 1980s, the pageant repositioned itself with the slogan Beauty With a Purpose, with added tests of intelligence and personality.[11] However, in the 1980s, the competition became seen as old-fashioned and politically incorrect in its native Britain, and despite its global appeal, stopped showing on British television until Channel 5 aired it briefly in 1998,[12][13] then shifted between lesser-known satellite channels, and is now webcast only and little-known in Britain.
[edit]21st century
Eric Morley died as the pageant entered the new century. His wife, Julia, succeeded as chairwoman of the Miss World Organization.[14]
The century saw its first black African winner, Agbani Darego of Nigeria, in 2001. As part of its marketing strategy, Miss World came up with a "You Decide" television special during that edition, featuring the delegates behind the scenes and on the beach, and allowing viewers to either phone in or vote online for their favourites. It also sells its Talent, Beach Beauty and Sports events as television specials to broadcasters.[15]
In 2002 the pageant was slated for choosing Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria to host its final. This choice was controversial, as a northern Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal, was awaiting death by stoning for adultery under Sharia law there, but Miss World chose to use the publicity surrounding its presence to bring greater global awareness and action to Amina's plight (see Controversies section).[16][17]
[edit]Miss World Organization



Ivian Sarcos in a school in Mumbai, India
The Miss World Organization owns and manages the annual Miss World Finals, a competition that has grown into one of the world’s biggest.[18] Since its launch in 1951, the Miss World Organization has raised more than £250 million for children’s charities.[19] Miss World is franchised in more than 100 countries.[20][21] Miss World, Limited is a privately held firm, and thus figures for its earnings, expenses and charitable contributions are not publicly available.
Aside from raising millions of pounds for charities around the globe under the banner of its "Beauty with a Purpose" program, Miss World is also credited with directly influencing a dramatic increase in tourism in Sanya, China, host city of the Miss World finals in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2010.[22]
[edit]The pageant

In the year preceding the global finals, each delegate must win her national title or a specially designated Miss World national preliminary. Miss World's national preliminaries are conducted by their licence-holders, who hold the franchise to use the "Miss World" name in their country. The annual final is typically a month long event, with several preliminary galas, dinners, balls and activities, culminating in a globally telecast final show in which the field is narrowed to between 15–20 delegates.
[edit]Awards
See also: Miss World Special Awards
Venezuela has won the Miss Photogenic award four times (1984, 1990, 1995, 1996).
Four Miss World winners were awarded Miss Photogenic: Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela, 1984), Aishwarya Rai (India, 1994), Jacqueline Aguilera (Venezuela, 1995) and Diana Hayden (India, 1997).
[edit]Challenge Events (Formerly known as Fast track awards)
Since 2003 Miss World pageant also features Fast Track events during the preliminary round. The winners of Fast Track events are automatically qualified to enter the final round.
Since 2011 winners of the challenge events are no longer automatically qualified to enter the final round. Instead, winners and finalists of these events will be awarded bonus points to their preliminary scores. Delegates with the highest points (bonus of challenge events included) are qualified to enter the final round.
Challenge (Fast Track) events which have been used since 2003 are:
Beach Fashion (Formerly known as Beach Beauty) (2003–present)
Miss Talent (2003–present)
Miss Sports (2003–2004, 2006–present)
Beauty with a Purpose (2005–present)
Top Model (2004, 2007–present)
Multimedia Award (2012)
People's Choice (2003)
Personality (2003)
Contestant's Choice (2004)
Two Miss World winners were awarded Miss World Beach Beauty: Rosanna Davison (Ireland, 2003), Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar, 2009).
Two titleholders have also won Miss World Top Model: Zhang Zilin (China, 2007), Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia, 2008).
One titleholder have also won Miss World Talent: Yu Wenxia (China, 2012).
[edit]Winners
Kiki Håkansson of Sweden, Miss World 1951, reigned for the longest period in Miss World history: 475 days (almost 16 months) from the time she was crowned on 29 July 1951 in London, UK.[23][24]
Reita Faria of India, Miss World 1966, was the first Asian ever to win Miss World title.
Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland, Miss World 2005 reigned for the shortest period in Miss World history: for just 294 days (less than 10 months) by the time she crowned Taťána Kuchařová of the Czech Republic on 30 September 2006.[25][26]
There were three times consecutive victories in Miss World history:
May Louise Flodin of Sweden, was crowned Miss World 1952 by Miss World 1951 Kicki Håkansson of Sweden.
Lesley Langley of United Kingdom, was crowned Miss World 1965 by Miss World 1964 Ann Sidney of United Kingdom.
Priyanka Chopra of India, was crowned Miss World 2000 by Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey of India.
The longest interval between title wins belongs to Peru; Madeline Hartog-Bel won the title in 1967 and, 37 years later, María Julia Mantilla became the second recipient from Peru.
The first Latin-American to win Miss World was Susana Duijm of Venezuela, crowned in 1955 in London, United Kingdom.
The first black African to win Miss World was Agbani Darego of Nigeria, crowned in 2001 by Priyanka Chopra, Miss World (Miss World 2000) at Sun City, South Africa.
The first East Asian to win Miss World was Zhang Zilin of China, crowned in 2007 in Sanya, China.
[edit]Delegates
Miss World remains the only one of the major international pageants with two winners resigned or dethroned: Miss World replaced Helen Morgan in 1974 and Gabriela Brum in 1980.
Eight Miss World winners placed as runners-up or semi-finalists in the Miss Universe pageant. They were: Susana Duijm—semi-finalist, Venezuela 1955; Corine Rottschäfer—semi-finalist, Holland 1958; Rosemarie Frankland—first runner-up, Wales 1961; Madeleine Hartog Bell—semi-finalist, Peru 1966; Eva Rueber-Staier—semi-finalist, Austria 1969; Helen Morgan—first runner-up, Wales 1974 (dethroned); Gina Swainson—first runner-up, Bermuda 1979 and Agbani Darego—semi-finalist, Nigeria 2001.
Three Miss World delegates placed as finalists/semifinalists in the pageant prior to their win at Miss International: Brucene Smith of USA, Top 7 finalist at Miss World 1971;Goizeder Azua of Venezuela, Top 10 finalist at Miss World 2002; and Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss World 2008.
Two Miss World winners placed as runners-up in the Miss International pageant: Catharina Johanna Lodders of the Netherlands, third runner-up at Miss International 1962; and Aneta Kręglicka of Poland, first runner-up at Miss International 1989.
Sophie Perin of France was a Miss Universe and Miss World delegate who didn't place at both pageants and later won the Miss International title in 1976.
Anne Lena Hansen of Norway and Christina Sawaya of Lebanon didn't place at Miss World and later won the Miss International title in 1995 and in 2002, respectively.
[edit]Locations
For the full list of venues, see List of Miss World titleholders.
winners have been crowned Miss World on their home turf:
1961: Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
1964: Ann Sidney (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
1965: Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
1974: Helen Morgan (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK. (Subsequently resigned)
1983: Sarah-Jane Hutt (United Kingdom) was crowned in London, UK.
2007: Zhang Zilin (China) was crowned in Sanya, China.
2012: Yu Wenxia (China) was crowned in Ordos City, China.
5 winners have crowned their successors on their home turf:
1961: Rosemarie Frankland (United Kingdom) crowned 1962: Catharina Lodders (Holland) in London, UK.
1964: Ann Sidney (United Kingdom) crowned 1965: Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) in London, UK.
1965: Lesley Langley (United Kingdom) crowned 1966: Reita Faria (India) in London, UK.
1983: Sarah-Jane Hutt (United Kingdom) crowned 1984: Astrid Carolina Herrera (Venezuela) in London, UK.
1990: Gina Tolleson (United States) crowned 1991: Ninibeth Leal (Venezuela) in Atlanta, USA.
Outside United Kingdom, South Africa has hosted the most Miss World pageants, with seven. The various locations were:
South Africa: Sun City (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001), Johannesburg (2008, 2009)
Apart from the United Kingdom and South Africa, the other states to host the pageant more than once are:
China: Sanya and Ordos City (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012)
Seychelles: Mahé (1997, 1998)
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Miss World Miss World Finals was founded in 1951 by Mr. Eric Morley. The inaugural event was originally scheduled as a celebration of the British Fun Festival celebrations in London session. A total of 26 players to participate in Kiki Håkansson from Sweden won. The event greatly welcomed by the public, so become a regular annual event organized each year to produce a Miss World title.

Miss World history demonstrating a remarkable achievement - Miss World event is the oldest one in the similar events. Since its inception, it has become a real publicity and honor the beautiful, fashion, talent, international events and cultural activities. It will all countries to come together to live together under the same roof a month's time, tasting the same food, subject to the same schedule. Such cohesion is not comparable to any event.
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