Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Miss South Africa 2014

 Miss South Africa 2014
Ziphozakhe Zokufa (22) succeeded Rolene Strauss as the new Miss South Africa 2014 after Strauss won the Miss World 2014 crown on December 14. Zofuka will represent South Africa in Miss Universe 2014 in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MISS WORLD 2014

MISS WORLD 2014
 
LONDON, England, United Kingdom - Rolene Strauss (22; 1.78m; Volksrust, SOUTH AFRICA) was crowned Miss World 2014 at the conclusion of the 64th Miss World finals held at the International Convention Center "ICC London" of the Exhibition and Convention Center London "ExCeL London" in London, England, United Kingdom on December 14. Edina Kulcsár (Hungary) was the first runner-up and Elizabeth Safrit (United States) was the second runner-up. Courtney Thorpe (Australia) and Carina Bernadette Tyrell (England) completed the top five.

 Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama (Brazil), Rafieya Asieya Husain (Guyana), Koyal Rana (India), Idah Nguma (Kenya), Daniela Álvarez Reyes (Mexico) and Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng (Thailand) were the top eleven semifinalists. Thailand advanced to the top eleven via the Miss World People's Choice popular vote.

Neidy Andrea Fórfori Aguilera (Bolivia), Du Yang (China), Dhío Moreno Romero (Dominican Republic), Krista Haapalainen (Finland), Nadia Naa Densua Ntanu (Ghana), Maria Asteria Sastrayu Rahajeng (Indonesia), Dewi Liana Seriestha (Malaysia), Tatjana Maul (Netherlands), Valerie Clacio Weigmann (Philippines), Anastasia Kostenko (Russia), Ellie McKeating (Scotland), Awien Bol Kuanyin Agoth (South Sudan), Olivia Asplund (Sweden), Sarah Jane Waddell (Trinidad and Tobago) and Nguyễn Thị Loan (Vietnam) completed the top 26 quarter-finalists.



Miss World Americas 2014 is Elizabeth Safrit (United States), Miss World Caribbean 2014 is Rafieya Asieya Husain (Guyana), Miss World Africa 2014 is Rolene Strauss (South Africa), Miss World Europe 2014 is Edina Kulcsár (Hungary), Miss World Oceania 2014 is Courtney Thorpe (Australia) and Miss World Asia 2014 is Koyal Rana (India).
Miss World Beach Fashion 2014 was Olivia Asplund (Sweden), Miss World Top Model 2014 was Isidora Borovčanin (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Miss World Talent 2014 was Dewi Liana Seriestha (Malaysia), Miss World Multimedia 2014 was Elizabeth Safrit (United States) and Miss World People's Choice 2014 was Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng (Thailand). The five Miss World Beauty with a Purpose 2014 winners were Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama (Brazil), Rafieya Asieya Husain (Guyana), Koyal Rana (India), Maria Asteria Sastrayu Rahajeng (Indonesia) and Idah Nguma (Kenya).


In the pre-judging portion or preliminary competition held before the finals, France finished in first place with 161 points and South Sudan finished second with 159 points. Brazil, Hungary, Kenya and South Africa tied for third place with 158 points. Australia, China, Haiti and Scotland tied for fourth place with 156 points. England, Ghana, Guinea and Puerto Rico tied for fifth place with 155 points. Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine and United States tied for sixth place with 153 points. Aruba finished in seventh place with 152 points. 

121 nations competed for the crown. Chad and São Tomé and Príncipe were the debuting nations. The returning nations were Myanmar (1960), Luxembourg (2010), Egypt (2011), Israel (2012), Uruguay (2012) and Zimbabwe (2012). The nations that competed in 2013 but not in 2014 were Angola, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and Zambia.

SUMMARY
Top 3
MISS WORLD 2014: South Africa - Rolene Strauss
First Runner-up: Hungary - Edina Kulcsár
Second Runner-up: United States - Elizabeth Safrit

Top 5
Australia - Courtney Thorpe
England - Carina Bernadette Tyrell

Top 11
Brazil - Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama
Guyana - Rafieya Asieya Husain
India - Koyal Rana
Kenya - Idah Nguma
Mexico - Daniela Álvarez Reyes
Thailand - Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng (People's Choice)

Top 26
 Bolivia - Neidy Andrea Fórfori Aguilera
China - Du Yang
Dominican Republic - Dhío Moreno Romero
Finland - Krista Haapalainen
Ghana - Nadia Naa Densua Ntanu
Indonesia- Maria Asteria Sastrayu Rahajeng
Malaysia - Dewi Liana Seriestha
Netherlands - Tatjana Maul
Philippines - Valerie Clacio Weigmann
Russia - Anastasia Kostenko
Scotland - Ellie McKeating
South Sudan - Awien Bol Kuanyin Agoth
Sweden - Olivia Asplund
Trinidad and Tobago - Sarah Jane Waddell
Vietnam - Nguyễn Thị Loan

Continental Queens of Beauty
Africa - South Africa - Rolene Strauss
Americas - United States - Elizabeth Safrit
Asia - India - Koyal Rana
Caribbean - Guyana - Rafieya Asieya Husain
Europe - Hungary - Edina Kulcsár
Oceania - Australia - Courtney Thorpe

Preliminary
1st Place: France - Flora Coquerel (161 points)
2nd Place: South Sudan - Awien Bol Kuanyin Agoth (159 points)
3rd Place: Brazil - Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama; Hungary - Edina Kulcsár; Kenya - Idah Nguma; South Africa - Rolene Strauss (tied with 158 points)
4th Place: Australia - Courtney Thorpe; China - Du Yang; Haiti - Carolyn Desert; Scotland - Ellie McKeating (tied with 156 points)
5th Place: England - Carina Bernadette Tyrell; Ghana - Nadia Naa Densua Ntanu; Guinea - Halimatou Diallo; Puerto Rico - Génesis María Dávila Pérez (tied with 155 points)
6th Place: Dominican Republic - Dhío Moreno Romero; Trinidad and Tobago - Sarah Jane Waddell; Turkey - Amine Gülşe; Ukraine - Andryana Khasanshyn; United States - Elizabeth Safrit (tied with 153 points)
7th Place: Aruba - Joitza Henriquez (152 points)

Challenge Events
Beach Fashion
Miss World Beach Fashion 2014: Sweden - Olivia Asplund
Top Five: India - Koyal Rana; Kenya - Idah Nguma; Mexico - Daniela Álvarez Reyes; South Africa - Rolene Strauss

Sportswoman
Miss World Sportswoman 2014: Finland - Krista Haapalainen
2nd Place: Hungary - Edina Kulcsár
3rd Place: South Africa - Rolene Strauss
4th Place: Serbia - Milica Vuklis
5th Place: Wales - Alice Chloe Ford
Top 32: Australia - Courtney Thorpe; Austria - Julia Furdea; Belarus - Viktoriya Miganovich; Brazil - Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama; Colombia - Jessica Leandra García Caicedo; Côte d'Ivoire - Jennifer Kolo Yéo; Czech Republic - Tereza Skoumalová; Ecuador - Virginia Stephanie Limongi Silva; El Salvador - Larissa Marianna Vega Graniello; England - Carina Bernadette Tyrell; Germany - Egzonita Ala; Gibraltar - Shyanne Azzopardi; Haiti - Carolyn Desert; Iceland - Tanja Ýr Ástþórsdóttir; India - Koyal Rana; Jamaica - Laurie-Ann Chin; Kosovo - Vita Rexhepi; Lesotho - Nthole Foxie Matela; Mexico - Daniela Álvarez Reyes;  Mongolia - Battsetseg Turbat; Northern Ireland - Rebekah Shirley; Norway - Monica Olivia Pedersen; Paraguay - Myriam Carolina Arévalos Villalba; Trinidad and Tobago - Sarah Jane Waddell; Turkey - Amine Gülşe; United States - Elizabeth Safrit; Vietnam - Nguyễn Thị Loan

Top Model
Miss World Top Model 2014: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Isidora Borovčanin
Top Five: Australia - Courtney Thorpe; China - Du Yang; Hungary - Edina Kulcsár; South Sudan - Awien Bol Kuanyin Agoth
Top 20: Croatia - Antonija Gogić; Czech Republic - Tereza Skoumalová; Dominican Republic - Dhío Moreno Romero; France - Flora Coquerel; Haiti - Carolyn Desert; India - Koyal Rana; Mexico - Daniela Álvarez Reyes; Mongolia - Battsetseg Turbat; Namibia -Brumhilda Ochs; Puerto Rico - Génesis María Dávila Pérez; Russia - Anastasia Kostenko; Scotland - Ellie McKeating; South Africa - Rolene Strauss; Turkey - Amine Gülşe; Zimbabwe - Tendai Bongani Hunda

Talent
Miss World Talent 2014: Malaysia - Dewi Liana Seriestha
2nd Place: Scotland - Ellie McKeating
Top Five: Russia - Anastasia Kostenko; Sweden - Olivia Asplund; United States - Elizabeth Safrit

Beauty With a Purpose
Miss World Beauty With a Purpose 2014: Brazil - Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama; Guyana - Rafieya Asieya Husain; India - Koyal Rana; Indonesia - Maria Asteria Sastrayu Rahajeng; Kenya - Idah Nguma (tie)
Top 10: Bolivia - Neidy Andrea Fórfori Aguilera; England - Carina Bernadette Tyrell; Netherlands - Tatjana Maul; Philippines - Valerie Clacio Weigmann; South Africa - Rolene Strauss

Multimedia
Miss World Multimedia 2014: United States - Elizabeth Safrit
Top Five: England - Carina Bernadette Tyrell; Guyana - Rafieya Asieya Husain; India - Koyal Rana; Netherlands - Tatjana Maul

People's Choice
Miss World People's Choice 2014: Thailand -
Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng

The 121 contestants of Miss World 2014
 Albania - Xhensila Pere
Argentina - Yoana del Carmen Don Marozzi
Aruba - Joitza Henriquez
Australia - Courtney Thorpe
Austria - Julia Furdea
Bahamas - Rosetta Cartwright
Barbados - Zoé Elizabeth Trotman
Belarus - Viktoriya Miganovich
Belgium - Anissa Blondin
Belize - Raquel Alejandra Badillo
Bermuda - Lillian Lightbourn
Bolivia - Neidy Andrea Fórfori Aguilera
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Isidora Borovčanin
Brazil - Júlia Weissheimer Werlang Gama
British Virgin Islands - Rosanna Kathrine Chichester
Cameroon - Larissa Ngangoum
Canada - Annora Bourgeault
Chad - Sakadi Divira
China - Du Yang
Colombia - Jessica Leandra García Caicedo
Costa Rica - Mariam Natasha Sibaja Bermúdez

Côte d'Ivoire - Jennifer Kolo Yéo 
Croatia - Antonija Gogić
Curaçao - Gayle Sulvaran
Cyprus - Ioánna Filíppou
Czech Republic - Tereza Skoumalová
Denmark - Pernille Sørensen

Dominican Republic - Dhío Moreno Romero
Ecuador - Virginia Stephanie Limongi Silva
Egypt - Amina Ashraf
El Salvador - Larissa Marianna Vega Graniello
England - Carina Bernadette Tyrell
Equatorial Guinea - Agnes Genoveva Cheba Abé
Ethiopia - Yirgalem Hadish Adhanom
Fiji - Charlene Sulueti Tafunai'i
Finland - Krista Haapalainen
France - Flora Coquerel
Gabon - Jessie Helda Mathas Lekery

Georgia - Anna Zubashvili
Germany - Egzonita Ala
Ghana - Nadia Naa Densua Ntanu
Gibraltar - Shyanne Azzopardi
Greece - Eleni Kokkinou

Guadeloupe - Wendy Métony
Guam - Chanel Victoria Cruz Jarrett
Guatemala - Keyla Lisbeth Bermúdez Núñez
 Guinea - Halimatou Diallo
Guyana - Rafieya Asieya Husain
Haiti - Carolyn Desert
Hong Kong - Erin Wong Cheuk-ki
Hungary - Edina Kulcsár

Iceland - Tanja Ýr Ástþórsdóttir
India - Koyal Rana
 Indonesia - Maria Asteria Sastrayu Rahajeng
Ireland - Jessica Jean Hayes
Israel - Mor Maman
Italy - Silvia Cataldi
Jamaica - Laurie-Ann Chin
Japan - Hikaru Kawai
Kenya - Idah Nguma
Korea - Song Hwa-young
Kosovo - Vita Rexhepi
Kyrgyzstan - Aykol Alykzhanova
 

Latvia - Liliana Garkalne
Lebanon - Sally Greige
Lesotho - Nthole Foxie Matela
Lithuania - Agnė Kavaliauskaitė
Luxembourg - Frédérique Wolff
Malaysia - Dewi Liana Seriestha
Malta - Joanne Galea
Martinique - Anaïs Delwaulle
Mauritius - Sheetal Khadun
Mexico - Daniela Álvarez Reyes
Moldova - Alexandra Căruntu
Mongolia - Battsetseg Turbat
Montenegro - Nataša Novaković
Myanmar - Wyne Lay
Namibia - Brumhilda Ochs
Nepal - Subin Limbu
Netherlands - Tatjana Maul
New Zealand - Arielle Diane Garciano
Nicaragua - Yumara López
Nigeria - Iheoma Amanda Nnadi
Northern Ireland - Rebekah Shirley
Norway - Monica Olivia Pedersen
Panama - Nicole Pinto
Paraguay -
Myriam Carolina Arévalos Villalba
Peru - Sofía del Pilar Rivera Kroll
Philippines - Valerie Clacio Weigmann
Poland - Ada Sztajerowska
Portugal - Zita Margarida Reis Oliveira

Puerto Rico - Génesis María Dávila Pérez
Romania - Bianca Adriana Fanu
Russia - Anastasia Kostenko
São Tomé and Príncipe - Djeissica Barbosa Hamilton Ivna Farinha Cassandra
Scotland - Ellie McKeating
 

Serbia - Milica Vukliš
Seychelles - Camilla Estico
Singapore - Dalreena Poonam Gil
Slovakia - Laura Longauerov
á
Slovenia - Julija Bizjak

South Africa - Rolene Strauss
South Sudan - Awien Bol Kuanyin Agoth
Spain -
Lourdes Rodríguez de Guzmán Ruiz de Pascual
Sri Lanka - Chulakshi Saubhagya Ranathunga

Sweden - Olivia Asplund
Switzerland - Dijana Cvijetic
Tanzania -
Happiness Watimanya

Thailand - Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng
Trinidad and Tobago - Sarah Jane Waddell
Tunisia - Wahiba Arres
Turkey - Amine Gülşe
Uganda - Leah Kalanguka
Ukraine - Andryana Khasanshyn
United States - Elizabeth Safrit
United States Virgin Islands - Aniska Tonge
Uruguay - Romina Fernández Sellanes
Venezuela - Débora Sacha Menicucci Anzola
Vietnam - Nguyễn Thị Loan
Wales - Alice Chloe Ford
Zimbabwe - Tendai Bongani Hunda

Friday, December 12, 2014

Miss World 2014 | In the Spotlight Final

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The Times of Beauty - In the Spotlight Final -  Miss World 2014
1. SOUTH AFRICA | 2. India | 3. Australia | 4. France | 5. Puerto Rico | 6. Hungary | 7. Dominican Republic | 8. Mexico | 9. United States | 10. England | 11. Scotland | 12. Russia | 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina | 14. Namibia | 15. Kenya | 16. Philippines | 17. South Sudan | 18. Netherlands | 19. Sweden | 20. Brazil | 21. Guyana | 22. Haiti | 23. Turkey | 24. Indonesia | 25.Thailand

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Miss World 2014 | Variety Christmas Lunch

 Variety, the Children's Charity, hosted the Miss World 2014 contestants in their annual Christmas lunch held at the Hilton on Park Lane on December 9. The contestants watched performances by Taboo and some of the contestants themselves in addition of hearing several speeches.

PHOTOS | Miss World Ltd

Miss World 2014 | Contestants head to the Aloft London ExCel

The 121 Miss World 2014 contestants moved from the Marriott London County Hall to the Aloft London ExCel on December 6 to be closer to the venue of the finals of Miss World 2014. The contestants will now focus on rehearsals for the grand finale on December 14 at the London ExCel which is right next to their hotel.

PHOTOS | Miss World Ltd

Monday, December 8, 2014

Miss Universo Chile 2014

Miss Universo Chile 2014
SANTIAGO, Chile - Hellen Toncio (20, 1.78m) was crowned Miss Universo Chile 2014 at the Renaissance Santiago Hotel on December 8. She will represent Chile in Miss Universe 2014 in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Miss France 2015

Miss France 2015
ORLEANS, France - Camille Cerf (19, 1.80m, Coulogne) was crowned Miss France 2015 at the Zenith of Orleans on December 6. She will represent France in Miss Universe 2014 in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015 and is also expected to compete in Miss World 2015. Hinarere Taputu and Charlotte Pirroni finished in second and third place, respectively.  


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