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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2015

Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2015
MONDORF-LES-BAINS, Luxembourg - Vonesa Alijaj (18) was crowned Miss Luxembourg 2015 at the Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains on November 15. She will represent Luxembourg in Miss World 2015. The first runner-up was Cindy Peudhomme and the second runner-up was Jessica Petiteville. Gilles Blees won the Mister Luxembourg 2015 title at the same event.

Pancyprian Official Beauty Contest 2014

 Pancyprian Official Beauty Contest 2014
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Markélla Marína Ko̱nstantínou (20) was crowned Star Kypros 2014 (Star Cyprus 2014) at the conclusion of the Pancyprian Official Beauty Contest 2014 on November 16. She will represent Cyprus in Miss Universe 2015. 
Rafaéla Charalámpous (23) finished in second place and was crowned Miss Kypros 2014 (Miss Cyprus 2014) at the same event held at the Mega TV studios in Nicosia. She will represent Cyprus in Miss World 2015.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Miss World Zimbabwe 2014

Miss World Zimbabwe 2014
Tendai Bongani Hunda, first runner-up of Miss Zimbabwe 2014 (photo right), will represent Zimbabwe in Miss World 2014 in London, England on December 14.

Señorita Honduras 2014 found dead

María José Alvarado Muñoz, Señorita Honduras 2014, was found dead with her sister, Sofía Trinidad, in the village of Cablotales. officials say. She was reported missing last Thursday. They were last seen leaving a birthday party in Santa Barbara. Alvarado was going to represent Honduras in Miss World 2014. Honduras is notoriously known for having the world's highest homicide rate, with 90.4 people murdered per 100,000 of the population, according to the United Nations. 
The Times of Beauty is deeply saddened by this news. It is unfair to see lives being taken away mercilessly. Seeing young lives, like the Alvarado sisters, being cut short by senseless criminals is disturbing. We hope that whoever committed such an atrocious crime suffers the consequences of such despicable act. Our condolences to the Alvarado Muñoz family and to the country of Honduras. May the Alvarado sisters rest in peace.


TOKYO, Japan - Valerie Hernández Matías (21, 1.80m; Carolina, PUERTO RICO) was crowned Miss International 2014 at the conclusion of the 54th Miss International finals held at the Hiten Main Banquet Hall at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan on November 11. The first runner-up was Zuleika Kiara Suárez Torrenegra (Colombia) and the second runner-up was Punika Kulsoontornrut (Thailand). Victoria Tooby (United Kingdom) and Milla Romppanen (Finland) completed the top five.
Josefina José Herrero (Argentina), Deise de Moura Benício (Brazil), Elfin Pertiwi Rappa (Indonesia), Vianey Vázquez Ramírez (Mexico) and Aileen Haydee Bernal Ardines (Panama) completed the top ten semifinalists.
Elfin Pertiwi Rappa (Indonesia) won Best National Costume, Jhataleka Malhotra (India) won Miss Internet, Zuleika Kiara Suárez Torrenegra (Colombia) won Miss Amity and Best Wardrobe and Aurianne Sinacola (France) won Best Body.
This is the second Miss International crown for Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico won Miss International 1987 with Laurie Tamara Simpson Rivera.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Miss World Kazakhstan 2014

Miss World Kazakhstan 2014
Madina Davletova (24) will represent Kazakhstan in Miss World 2014 in London, England on December 14.

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