Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Miss World 2014 | Photo Call at Marriott County Hall

91 of the contestants of Miss World 2014 took part in a photo call in front of the Marriott County Hall, home of the pageant in London, where they met the press.





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Miss World 2014 | Miss World Sportswoman Finalists

The Miss World Sportswoman 2014 finals will take place at the Lee Valley Athletics Center on November 23 and 32 finalists will take part in the event to determine the overall winner. After a fitness test during the first days of the pageant, the eight highest scores of each group qualified for the finals. South Africa was the only contestant to score full marks. The Miss World Sportswoman 2014 finalists are:
Red Group: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, England, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Mexico, and Wales.
Green Group: Belarus, Hungary, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Mongolia, Serbia, and Vietnam.
Yellow Group: Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Haiti, and Lesotho.
Blue Group: Australia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and United States.

Miss World 2014 | A Night at the Theater

London's West End was the place the contestants of Miss World 2014 visited to watch the iconic The Phantom of the Opera at the Her Majesty's Theater. Before attending the show, the contestants had dinner at the Planet Hollywood nearby. After the show, the contestants met the cast and crew of the show. 






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Miss World 2014 | Service of Unity

The contestants of Miss World 2014 took part in a Service of Unity and Remembrance on November 23 at the Gibson Hall in London to unite the contestants and showcase the connectedness of all people regardless of race, color, or creed. The event honored Honduras' María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister Sofía Trinidad. After several contestants delivered their messages of support, condolences, and hopes for the future, Julia Morley announced that she and the new Miss World will travel to Honduras to build a school in María José and Sofía's town named after the two young women.








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Monday, November 24, 2014

Miss Universe Italy 2014

Miss Universe Italy 2014
Valentina Bonariva (25, 1.73m, Solaro) was crowned Miss Universe Italy 2014 on board the MSC Splendida cruise ship on November 22. She will represent Italy in Miss Universe 2014 in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015. Marika Zoccarato and Barbara Storoni finished in second and third place, respectively.

Miss Universe Haiti 2014

Miss Universe Haiti 2014
Christie Désir (25, 1.78m) will represent Haiti in Miss Universe 2014 in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Miss World 2014 | Arrivals and Auditions

The 64th Miss World festival, part of the world's greatest beauty contest, have recently started in the cosmopolitan city of London, capital of the United Kingdom. 124 contestants are expected to compete in the international pageant making it the second largest edition of the pageant after Miss World 2013 that featured 127 contestants. The contestants' home during their stay in London is the Marriott County Hall Hotel in Westminster adjacent to the iconic London Eye and overlooking the Palace of Westminster and the Big Ben. 
As costumary, right after the arrivals the contestants took part in the auditions to determine the semifinalists for some of the challenge events and the traditional Dances of the World. It will be announced shortly who made the cut and will pass to the next round.
The continental group of Africa this year features two debuting nations: Chad and São Tomé and Príncipe. Seven nations are returning to the pageant Myanmar (1960), Algeria (2002), Luxembourg (2010), Egypt (2011), Israel (2012), Uruguay (2012) and Zimbabwe (2012). Angola, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Dominica, Honduras, Macedonia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and Zambia competed last year but withdrew this year for various reasons. 
Today, the contestants will take part in a service of unity and special memorial tribute for Maria José Alvarado Muñoz.
Remember to download the Miss World Application on your mobile phone to get updates and vote for your favorite contestant.












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