Sunday, December 20, 2009

Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2010

Shari Thuyns (19, 1.78m, Luxembourg City) was crowned Miss Luxembourg 2010 at the conclusion of an event held at the Château d'Urspelt in Urspelt with the participation of 10 contestants. She will represent Luxembourg at Miss World 2010 in Vietnam. First runner-up is Laura Lazic and the second runner-up is Carole Brucher.

On the same event 30 year-old Carlo Marino from Luxembourg City won the Mister Luxembourg 2010 title and will represent Luxembourg at Mr World 2010 in Seoul, Korea. First runner-up is Jean-Paul Theisen and the second runner-up is Steve Pinto da Silva.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miss Angola Mundo 2010

Ivaniltan de Fátima Lorenço Paulo Jones, from the province of Zaire, received the title of Miss Angola Mundo 2010 after finishing 2nd place at the Miss Angola finals celebrated on December 10. She will represent Angola in Miss World 2010 in Vietnam.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Miss South Africa 2010

Nicole Flint; 21, 1.72m, from Pretoria; was crowned Miss South Africa 2010 at the Superbowl in Sun City. She will represent South Africa in Miss World 2010 in Vietnam. First runner-up is Matapa Maila and second runner-up is Lisa van Zyl.

Miss World Japan 2010

Hiroko Matsunaga; 18, 1.71m, from Fukuoka; was crowned Miss World Japan 2010 on December 13. She will represent Japan in Miss World 2010 in Vietnam.

Miss France 2010

Malika Ménard; 22, 1.76, from Caen; won the Miss France 2010 title on December 5th in Nice. She will represent France in Miss World 2010 in Vietnam.

Miss Mauritius 2009

Dalysha Doorga, 22, was crowned Miss Mauritius 2009 on October 24 at the Movenpick Report and Spa. She will represent Mauritius in Miss World 2010 in Vietnam.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Miss Cabo Verde 2009

Joceline Fortes, a 22 year-old communications student from Sao Vicente, was crowned Miss Cabo Verde 2009 at the National Auditorium. She will represent Cape Verde in Miss World 2010. First runner-up is Elizabete Barradas and second runner-up is Francisca Correia.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Miss World 2009


The representative from Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, is the 59th Miss World. She was crowned at the conclusion of an event celebrated at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. A record-breaking 112 contestants competed at the event marking the biggest turnout of delegates in the pageant's history. Mexico's Perla Beltran was the first runner-up and Tatum Keshwar from South Africa was the second runner-up.

Note from the Blogger
And so it ends... certainly it was a pleasure covering the Miss World 2009 for this past year bringing you exclusive news and details from the national preliminaries. I do hope that you all enjoyed the coverage. Special thanks to my collaborator Nicole Giobbe for your fantastic contributions and to all visitors for supporting World of Misses. We will on a break until January when we start the 2010 coverage.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Miss World 2009 on TV

Here is a list of some broadcasters for Miss World 2009. Show can be live or deffered. Check your local listings. If your country will broadcast the pageant, please send us the channel name to

Aruba: Venevision, E!
Belarus: First-TV
Belgium: Star! Scandinavia
Bolivia: Unitel
Bosnia and Herzegovina: FTV, PTPC
China: CCTV1
Curacao: Venevision, E!
Czech Republic: Ceska Televize
Denmark: Star! Scandinavia
Dominican Republic: Antena Latina 7
Finland: Star! Scandinavia
Estonia: Star! Scandinavia
France: Paris Premiere
Gibraltar: GBC
Hungary: RTL Klub
Iceland: Star! Scandinavia
India: Zee TV
Indonesia: RCTI
Jamaica: Television Jamaica
Latvia: Star! Scandinavia
Lithuania: Star! Scandinavia
Mexico: Galavision
Nepal: Zee TV
Netherlands: Star! Scandinavia
New Zealand: TV2
Norway: Star! Scandinavia
Panama: Telemetro
Peru: TVPeru
Poland: Polsat
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Network, E!
Russia: CTC
Serbia: PinkTV
Singapore: Mediacorp
South Africa: SABC3
Spain: Antena Nova
Swaziland: SwaziTV
Sweden: Star! Scandinavia
Ukraine: InterTV
United Kingdom: Travel Channel UK
United States: E!
Venezuela: Venevision
Vietnam: VTC2

If you are watching live:
Johannesburg: 5:00PM (Saturday)
Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome: 4:00PM (Saturday)
Athens, Jerusalem: 5:00PM (Saturday)
Auckland: 4:00AM (Sunday)
Beijing, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei: 11:00PM (Saturday)
Buenos Aires, Santiago: Noon (Saturday)
Caracas: 10:30AM (Saturday)
Chicago, Mexico City: 9:00AM (Saturday)
Hanoi, Jakarta: 10:00PM (Saturday)
Honolulu: 5:00AM (Saturday)
Kiev: 5:00PM (Saturday)
London: 3:00PM (Saturday)
Los Angeles: 7:00AM (Saturday)
Moscow: 6:00PM (Saturday)
New Delhi: 8:30PM (Saturday)
New York, Toronto: 10:00AM (Saturday)
Oslo, Stockholm: 4:00PM (Saturday)
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro: 1:00PM (Saturday)
San Juan, Santo Domingo: 11:00AM (Saturday)
Sydney: 2:00AM (Sunday)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Betting Updates: Puerto Rico Reigns on Betting's Final Week

As the final day approaches, Miss Puerto Rico leads all 21 betting houses followed by World of Misses.
In second place is Mexico and in third Barbados. South Africa and France are also in the Top 5, with Jamaica and Belgium in several agencies. Puerto Rico leads the betting houses since October 28.
Final update on Friday. Check out the Top 5 of each agency!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Contestants visit the Legends Entabeni Safari Conservancy

The 112 Miss World 2009 contestants visited the Legends Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo where they experienced the ultimate African safari adventure. They were greeted by locals and had the chance of exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the area. The contestants currently are in the city of Cape Town in western South Africa, the last stop before heading back to Johannesburg for the Miss World finals.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Betting Updates: Puerto Rico still leads despite Top Model snub

The Top Model snub was not enough to take down long time favorite Miss Puerto Rico from the #1 spot in all 19 betting agencies followed by World of Misses. Her odds are below 2/1 in all of them. Mexico is second and the third spot is shared by Barbados, South Africa and France. This is the penultimate betting week before the Miss World 2009 finals on December 12th. Barbados had been backed out in the past days, to the point that she is in the Top 5 of almost all agencies. Check out the top 5 of each agency!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Miss World Top Model 2009

Miss Mexico, Perla Beltran, won the Miss World Top Model 2009 competition held at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg and she is now fast tracked into the semifinals of the pageant. Miss Vietnam finished in second place and Miss Martinique ended up in third place. This is the second time Mexico wins the Top Model competition, first time was in 2004.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Miss World Beach Beauty 2009

The Miss World Beach Beauty 2009 finals were held at the Zimbali Resort right in the shores of the Indian Ocean in the city of Durban. A Top 20 was selected and each contestant paraded in front of a panel of judges, after their deliberation 12 contestants advanced to the final stage of the competition and they were: Barbados, Bolivia, France, Gibraltar, Indonesia, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Miss Bolivia finished in 5th place, France grabbed the 4th place, Scotland finished 3rd and Panama 2nd. The winner of Miss World Beach Beauty and fast tracked into the semifinals is Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Betting Updates: Puerto Rico's odds continue to get shorter

World of Misses is closely following 15 betting agencies with Miss World 2009 odds. As of November 23, Miss Puerto Rico, is leading in all 15; which had not changed since October 28. This time her odds continue to get shorter which means that her support is increasing. Miss Mexico is the overall second place and Miss South Africa is third. Barbados had climbed up in most lists reaching 4th place. Check out the top 5 of each agency!

Bellezas del Mundo sigue constantemente a 15 casas de apuestas. Hasta el 23 de noviembre, Miss Puerto Rico, lleva la delantera en las 15, algo que no ha cambiado desde el 28 de octubre. Los numeros muestran que su apoyo se ha incrementado. México es segundo lugar, y Sudáfrica tercera. Barbados ha alcanzado el cuarto lugar en la mayor parte de las casas de apuestas. Conoce las primeras 5 de cada agencia!

* Added BlueSQ Betting House on November 24

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Miss World Talent 2009

The Miss World Talent finals were held at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg, a selected group of contestants competed for the title. In 4th place was Australia, 3rd place was Norway, and Korea finished in 2nd place. In an unprecedented tie, the contestants from Canada, Lena Ma, and Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kargbo, shared the first place and are fast tracked into the semifinals. See some pictures of the event by clicking here!

Miss Sierra Leone performing a Chinese Opera

Miss Canada singing

Friday, November 20, 2009

Contestants visit President Jacob Zuma

The 112 contestants of Miss World 2009 went to visit the President of South Africa, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

"There are many challenges facing the world such as poverty, disease and conflicts... Our Miss World contestants and national queens can play an important role in raising awareness about these ills and promote action for peace, love, togetherness and prosperity.", President Zuma

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Miss World Sportswoman 2009

The Miss World Sportswoman event was held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The contestants took part in a series of challenges to determine the overall winner. The bronze medal was won by Miss Hungary, the silver medal went to Miss Jamaica and Miss World Sportswoman, fast tracked into the semifinals is Miss Japan, Eruza Sasaki.

The top 12 contestants were Jamaica, Hungary, India, Japan, Latvia, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, Gibraltar, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Australia and Uruguay. To see photos of the competition, click here!

A day at the Shamwari Game Reserve...

A group of Miss World 2009 contestants went to the Shamwari Game Reserve in the heart of the province of Eastern Cape. The reserve is home of the five kings of Africa, the elephant, the rhino, the buffalo, the leopard and the lion. You can see some pictures of the contestants adventures in Eastern Cape including the city of Port Elizabeth by clicking here!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The contestants will visit Zimbabwe!

In what is becoming the best international pageant edition in pageantry history, the Miss World 2009 contestants will visit the nation of Zimbabwe on November 30th. After the Top Model finals in Johannesburg on November 28th, the 112 contestants head northeast to the province of Limpopo and visit the Legends Entabeni Safari Conservancy on November 29th. They will cross the South African border to the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for a charity event on November 30th. The contestants leave Zimbabwe via the Blue Train from Victoria Falls to Cape Town on December 1st traveling through the plains of Botswana.

Las candidatas de Miss World 2009 visitarán la nación de Zimbabue el 30 de noviembre. Luego de la competencia de modelaje, las 112 candidatas se dirigen al noreste a la provincia de Limpopo para visitar el Conservatorio Safari Legends Entabeni el 29 de noviembre. Luego cruzarán la frontera sudafricana para llegar a las magníficas Cataratas Victoria en Zimbabue para un evento caritativo el 30 de noviembre. Las candidatas salen de Zimbabue por el Blue Train desde las Cataratas Victoria hacia Ciudad del Cabo el 1 de diciembre atravesando las llanuras de Botsuana. Esta edición de Miss World se convierte en la mejor edición de cualquier certamen internacional en la historia de este tipo de eventos.


Contestants arrive to Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The contestants for Miss World 2009 arrived to the city of Port Elizabeth in the Indian coast of South Africa and were received by the Greenwood Primary Steelband. They will participate in the golf tournament and take part in the first fast track event, Miss World Sportswoman, to be held on November 18. The contestants will stay at the Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth Hotel right next to the shores of the Indian Ocean, explore the hotel by visiting its official website.

Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth Hotel

Contestants visit the Rosebank Rooftop Market

The Miss World 2009 contestants visited the Rosebank Rooftop Market where they had the opportunity of buying locally made arts and crafts. Check out some pictures by clicking here!

Mexico, Peru

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Betting Updates: Puerto Rico still leads

World of Misses is closely following 12 betting agencies with Miss World 2009 odds. As of November 16, Miss Puerto Rico, is leading in all 12; which had not changed since October 28. Miss Mexico is the overall second place and Miss South Africa is third. Check out the top 5 of each agency!
Bellezas del Mundo sigue constantemente a 12 casas de apuestas. Hasta el 16 de noviembre, Miss Puerto Rico, lleva la delantera en las 12, algo que no ha cambiado desde el 28 de octubre. México es segundo lugar, y Sudáfrica tercera. Conoce las primeras 5 de cada agencia!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Welkom om Suid-Afrika!

The contestants of Miss World 2009 arrived to Johannesburg, South Africa from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The competition officially starts with the first fast track competition on November 17th with the Miss World Sportswoman contest to be held in the city of Port Elizabeth in the south coast of the country.
See some arrivals pictures here!

Swaziland, Puerto Rico, Zimbabwe

Nigeria, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia

Welcome Angola, Israel and Suriname!

The contestants from Angola, Israel and Suriname joined another 108 contestants in Johannesburg, South Africa. So far 111 contestants are competing for the crown, the only contestant left is Côte d'Ivoire to complete the group of 112. Miss World 2009 is officially the largest edition of the international pageant in its 59 years of history.

Suriname, Bahamas

Bahamas, Angola

Iceland, Israel

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fun in Abu Dhabi (November 11-14)

The contestants of Miss World 2009 participated in a fashion show with dresses by South African designers at the Yas Marina Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During their stay in the city, they all had the opportunity of touring the magnificent city. Check out some pictures here!

Las candidatas de Miss World 2009 participaron en un desfile de modas con piezas hechas por modistas sudafricanos en el Hotel Yas Marina en Abu Dabi, Emiratos Arabes Unidos. Las chicas tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer la asombrosa ciudad. Click para fotos!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 10 - Contestants arrive to Abu Dhabi

The contestants of Miss World 2009 arrived to the second host city of the 59th edition of the pageant: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They will stay for 3 days where they will attend a special gala dinner with celebrities and will participate in a fashion showcase with South African designers. The contestants will stay at the Yas Marina Hotel, a stunning hotel overlooking the new Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit.

Las candidatas a Miss World 2009 llegaron a la segunda ciudad sede de la 59 edición del certamen: Abu Dabi, Emiratos Arabes Unidos. Ellas se quedarán por tres días donde estarán de una cena de gala con celebridades y participarán en un desfile de modas por modistas sudafricanos. Las candidatas se hospedarán en el Yas Marina Hotel, un hotel localizado adyacente a la pista Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

News from Uruguay / Noticias de Uruguay

Due to health related issues, Cinthia D'Ottone could not represent Uruguay in Miss World 2009 that is currently taking place in London, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg. The new representative from Uruguay is Claudia Rossina Vanrell Escalante who stands 1.76m and comes from Montevideo.

Special Thanks to Antonio Vergara Olmos!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 8 - Contestants attend the 13th World Travel Awards

The Miss World 2009 contestants attended the 13th World Travel Awards Grand Finale at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Check out some of the pictures by clicking here!

November 7 - Contestants attend regional events for the World Travel Awards

A portion of the 112 contestants for Miss World 2009 attended the regional galas before the grand finale of the 13th World Travel Awards that will take place at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on November 8. The World Travel Awards are the most prestigious awards in the travel industry, where hotels, airports, airlines, destinations, compete for the best on their categories and their regions. Most of the group will be giving the trophies to the award winners since some contestants are still arriving London.
See some pictures at the coverage section above this post!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It starting... / Ya comienza...

Miss World, founded in 1951 by Eric Morley, is the oldest and most transcendental pageant on the planet. Its development in the last 59 years makes it one of the most attended international events on the planet attracting more than 100 nations annually. The event is seen by nearly 2 billion people in 200 nations, and has the distinction of being one of the most watched TV shows in the world, only surpassed by the Summer Olympics, the World Cup of Soccer and the Academy Awards. The pageant has great popularity on the entire planet, except in several nations in the Americas. Current president is Julia Morley, who took over the pageant in 2000.
Since 1951, more than 170 nations had sent at least one contestant to the pageant and has franchises in over 120. Nowadays, Miss World has evolved to be a pageant where talent, altruism, intellect are greatly valued in addition of physical beauty.
Miss World has always been an altruistic pageant, raising millions of dollars for several charitable causes. The winner of the pageant becomes the face and representative of the organization and dedicates her year to exemplify the motto of the pageant "Beauty with a Purpose". The organization had collected more than 250 million sterling pounds (468 million US dollars) since its creation. Current titleholder is Ksenia Sukhinova from Russia.
After various months, we can say that is the great moment to celebrate the 59th edition of Miss World, indisputably the oldest, most prestigious, and biggest beauty pageant, where one lady will have the honor of carrying the most coveted beauty title in the planet.

Miss World, fundado en el 1951 por el fenecido Eric Morley, es el certamen internacional más antiguo y de mayor trascendencia en el planeta. Su desarrollo en los pasados 59 años lo han convertido en uno de los eventos internacionales de mayor participación atrayendo más de 100 naciones anualmente. El evento, visto por cerca de 2 billones de personas en 200 naciones, cuenta con la distinción de ser uno de los programas anuales de mayor teleaudiencia a nivel global, solo superado por los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano, la Copa Mundial de Futbol y los Premios Oscars. El certamen goza de gran popularidad todo el planeta excepto en varias naciones de las Américas. La actual presidenta es Julia Morley, quien tomó las riendas del certamen en el 2000.
Desde el 1951, más de 170 naciones han enviado al menos una candidata al certamen y actualmente el mismo tiene franquicias en sobre 120. En la actualidad, Miss World ha evolucionado a ser un certamen donde se valora la belleza más allá del físico; sino del talento, intelecto y altruísmo de las candidatas.
Miss World siempre ha sido un certamen enteramente dedicado al altruísmo, recaudando millones de dólares para diversas causas benéficas.
La ganadora del evento es la imagen y representante de la organización y dedica su año para ejemplificar el lema de la organización “Belleza con Propósito”. La organización ha logrado recaudar mas de 250 millones de libras esterlinas (468 millones de dólares de Estados Unidos) desde sus inicios con fines caritativos. La actual reina es Ksenia Sukhinova, proveniente de la Rusia.
Luego de varios meses podemos decir que ha llegado el gran momento de celebrar la 59na edición del Miss World, indiscutiblemente el certamen más antiguo, más prestigioso y más grande del mundo, donde una joven tendrá el orgullo de portar el título de belleza más codiciado del planeta.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meet Puerto Rico / Conoce a Puerto Rico

Name/Nombre: Jennifer Colón Alvarado
Age/Edad: 21
Height/Estatura: 1.75m
Hometown/Procedencia: Bayamón

Meet Liberia / Conoce a Liberia

Name/Nombre: Shu-rina Rosie Wiah
Age/Edad: 22
Height/Estatura: 1.75m
Hometown/Procedencia: Monrovia


The Times of Beauty Est. 2008