Friday, December 2, 2016

Miss World 2016: First Week

Welcome to the District of Columbia! 
 
The contestants of Miss World 2016 began arriving to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and were greeted at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia before heading to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, host hotel of the first leg of the festival. Throughout the week, the contestants took part in rehearsals for the final show. They also took part in talent auditions to determine the semifinalists of Miss World Talent 2016.

 After a series of deliberations, it was decided that the semifinalists of Miss World Talent 2016 are:
Canada - Anastasia Lin (Piano)
Chile - Antonia Cristal Figueroa Alvarado (Violin)
Cook Islands - Natalia Asinata Simahite Short (Dancing, Drums)
Croatia - Angelica Zacchigna (Singing)
Czech Republic - Natálie Kotková (Dancing)
Ecuador - Mirka Paola Cabrera Mazzini (Singing)
Fiji - Pooja Priyanka (Dancing)
Hungary - Tímeát Gelencsér (Acrobatic gymnastics)
India - Priyadarshini Chatterjee (Dancing)
Latvia - Linda Kinca (Dancing)
Malta - Anthea Zammit (Dancing)
 Mongolia - Bayartsetseg Altangerel (Magic, Quick-change act)
Philippines - Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray (Singing)
Poland - Kaja Klimkiewicz (Singing)
Puerto Rico - Stephanie del Valle Díaz (Singing)
Russia - Yana Denisovna Dobrovolskaya (Ballet)
Scotland - Lucy Kerr (Gymnastics, Cheerleading)
Serbia - Katarina Šulkić (Singing)
Slovenia - Maja Taradi (Dancing)
South Africa - Ntandoyenkosi Kunene (Singing)
Ukraine - Oleksandra Kucherenko (Dancing, Piano)

The contestants toured the United States Capitol, home of the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States. The opening ceremony took place by the Capitol Reflecting Pool at the eastern end of the National Mall. The contestants, wearing red, white and blue, were greeted by officials of the District of Columbia Commission for Arts and Humanities, color guards from the District of Columbia National Guard and the Takoma Academy Choir.

The Miss World Organization revealed that the 66th Miss World finals will take place at The Theater at MGM National Harbor. The theater seats 3,000 people and will open on December 8, 2016.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Miss Universe Tanzania 2016

Miss Universe Tanzania 2016
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Jihan Dimack (19) was crowned Miss Universe Tanzania 2016 at the Colosseum Hotel in Dar es Salaam on November 26. She will represent Tanzania in Miss Universe 2016 in Pasay, Philippines on January 30, 2017. The first runner-up was Lilian Loth and the second runner-up was Lilian Felix.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Miss World Curaçao 2016

Miss World Curaçao 2016
Sabrina Namias de Crasto (20) will represent Curaçao in Miss World 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland, United States on December 18. She's replacing the original winner for undisclosed reasons.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Miss Universe Hungary 2016

Miss Universe Hungary 2016
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Veronika Bódizs (24) was crowned Miss Universe Hungary 2016 in Budapest on November 20. She will represent Hungary in Miss Universe 2016 in Pasay, Philippines on January 30, 2017.

Miss Madagascar 2017

Miss Madagascar 2017
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - Njara Windye Harris (22) was crowned Miss Madagascar 2017 at the Hotel Carlton Madagascar in Antananarivo on November 14. She will represent Madagascar in Miss World 2017. Tirindraza Noeltinah and Faniloniaina Randriamananjara finished in second and third place, respectively.

Miss Polonia 2016

Miss Polonia 2016
SEROCK, Poland - Izabella Krzan (21) was crowned Miss Polonia 2016 at the Hotel Narvil in Serock on November 11. She will represent Poland in Miss Universe 2016 in Pasay, Philippines on January 30, 2017.

Miss Universe China 2016

Miss Universe China 2016
SHANGHAI, China - Li Zhenying (24) was crowned Miss Universe China 2016 in Shanghai on November 12. She will represent China in Miss Universe 2016 in Pasay, Philippines on January 30, 2017.
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