Monday, December 20, 2010

Miss Liberia 2010

Miss Liberia 2010

Meenakshi Subremani from the Montserrado County was crowned Miss Liberia 2010 at the Unity Conference Centre in Monrovia. She will represent Liberia in Miss World 2011. The first runner-up is Amah Bangura and the second runner-up is Ruth Situah.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Miss Angola 2011

Miss Angola 2011
Leila Lopes (23, 1.79m, London) was crowned Miss Angola 2011 at the Centro de Convenções de Belas in Luanda. She will represent Angola in Miss Universe 2011 (photo, above). The first runner-up, Edmilza Mota dos Santos (20, 1.73m, Malanje) will compete in Miss World 2011 (photo, first below). Elizandra Lopes finished third.

Friday, December 17, 2010

More changes....

After revealing FIRST the changes in Miss World directorships in Philippines and Malaysia, we can confirm there are other countries in the same region with new directors. We have the information but we will reveal it when appropriate.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Changes in directorships...

There are new national directors of Miss World in two Asian countries.

-Paul Ting, director of Fusion Excel will organize the Miss Malaysia World 2011 pageant.

 -Cory Quirino, ambassador of Fusion Excel in the Philippines will organize the Miss Philippines World 2011 pageant.

Special thanks to Fusion Excel!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Miss South Africa 2010

Miss South Africa 2010
Bokang Montjane (24, 1.74m, Johannesburg) was crowned Miss South Africa 2010 at the Superbowl in Sun City. She will represent South Africa in Miss World 2011 and Miss Universe 2011. The first runner-up is Dhesha Jeram and the second runner-up is Bianca Coutinho.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Miss Ukraine Universe 2011

Miss Ukraine Universe 2011
Olesya Stefanko (22, 1.77m, Odessa) is the new Miss Ukraine Universe 2011. She will represent Ukraine in Miss Universe 2011.


Miss Polonia 2010

Miss Polonia 2010
Rozalia Mancewicz (23, 1.75m, Pomigacze) was crowned Miss Polonia 2010 in the city of Łódź. She will represent Poland in Miss Universe 2011. Agnieszka Kościelniak and Natalii Tomczyk finished second and third, respectively.

The Miss Polonia Webmasters 2010 award was given to Rozalia Mancewiz after winning an online competition sponsored by The Times of Beauty was one of the websites that participated in the event.

Special thanks to Dawid Baraniak!
Photo/PAP, Gregory Michalowski

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Miss Aruba 2010

 Miss Aruba 2010
Gillain Berry was crowned Miss Aruba 2010 at the Radisson Aruba Resort in Palm Beach. It was announced during the final telecast that she will represent Aruba in both Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011 becoming the first Miss Aruba to do so. Helen Thiel and Alicia Moerman completed the Top 3.

Miss France 2011

Miss France 2011
Laury Thilleman (19, 1.79m, Pontivy) was crowned as the new Miss France 2011 at the Zénith de Caen in Caen. She will represent France in Miss Universe 2011. Jenna Sylvestre was the first runner-up. Clémence Marie Oleksy (20, 1.76m, Vichy) finished in third place and will represent France in Miss World 2011.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Beginning next week, will start covering the Miss Universe pageant in addition to Miss World, the two largest and most important pageants in the planet.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2011

Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2011
Stéphanie Ribeiro (22, 1.73m, Luxembourg City) was crowned Miss Luxembourg 2011 at the Cat Club in Luxembourg City. She will represent Luxembourg in Miss World 2011. The first runner-up is Melanie Santiago and the second runner-up is Vanessa Beauchet. On the same event, David Florentin won the Mister Luxembourg 2011 title and will participate in the next edition of Mister World if it is held during his reign.
Photo/Armand Wagner,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Miss World Japan 2011

Miss World Japan 2011
Midori Tanaka (22, 1.70m, Okayama) was crowned Miss World Japan 2011 at the conclusion of the Miss International and Miss World Japan 2010 pageant in Tokyo. She will represent Japan in Miss World 2011. Her runner-up is Nao Ichikawa.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Señorita Colombia 2010-2011

Señorita Colombia 2010-2011
María Catalina Robayo Vargas (22, 1.75m, Cali) was crowned Señorita Colombia 2010-2011 at the conclusion of the Concurso Nacional de Belleza de Colombia 2010. The pageant was held at the Getsemaní Auditorium of the Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena de Indias. She will represent Colombia in Miss Universe 2011. Lizeth Carolina González Romero finished in second place and Natalia Valenzuela Cutiva finished in third place.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Welcome home, Miss World 2010!

Miss World winner, Alexandria Mills, returns to Louisville, vows to make city proud

By Tamara Ikenberg, The Courier Journal. November 11, 2010

Last month, Alexandria Mills, 18, was working at American Eagle in Louisville's Jefferson Mall. Now she’s Miss World.

Mills, a Shepherdsville native, returned on Wednesday from China, where the Miss World pageant was held. And Thursday morning she was honored as a distinguished citizen of Louisville, by Mayor Jerry Abramson in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall

"I don't think it's quite set in yet," Mills said. "When I catch a glimpse of myself (in the crown), it's still amazing to me."

Wearing a dazzling replica of the original crown, accented with turquoise and dark blue semi-precious stones, an elegant white dress and approximately five-inch, white patent-leather heels, the 5-foot-9 Mills looked every inch the international beauty queen. But she made it clear that she belongs to Louisville.

"I wouldn't trade (home) for the world," she said. "I want to make Louisville proud."

She'll have a chance to represent the River City over the next year as she travels the world, meeting dignitaries and raising awareness for environmental and children's issues.

Miss World was the first beauty pageant Mills ever competed in. She was elected to participate by her modeling agency, Elite Modeling Management Miami, which works with the Miss World pageant to select the competitors.

Mills was discovered at a model search in New York City when she was 13 and has mostly appeared in swimsuit catalogs. Her interest in modeling dates to her days at Hebron Middle School, where school counselor Marla Squires recalled that Mills already had a photo portfolio.

Mills was home-schooled for high school, and intends to go to college after her Miss World duties are complete. She said she's not sure what school she wants to attend. She's considering environmental studies and broadcast journalism as majors.

"After her reign, we'll get her to go to UofL or UK," said Abramson, smiling.

Mills was joined at Thursday's event by her parents and her best friend, Rhiannon Jones, who all received keys to the city. Her mother, Susan, works at JC Penney at Jefferson Mall. Her father, Kenny, is employed by UPS. Mills' older brother Brad, who also works at UPS and goes to the University of Louisville, couldn't be there.

Susan Mills said she is still in awe of her daughter's achievement.

"I'm almost afraid to touch her when she's wearing her crown," she said, adding that she's happy Alexandria would be home for Thanksgiving.

The family will host Julia Morley, the chairwoman of the Miss World organization, for the holiday. Morley, who was also on hand for the mayor's presentation, described Alexandria as "spirited and bubbly. She's got a happy heart."

During the presentation, Mills shared some of her favorite experiences in China, including walking the Great Wall. "I'd done a report on the Great Wall in sixth grade," she said. "It was on my bucket list."

Mills has two weeks with her family and friends — but guys, there's no boyfriend — before she's whisked off to perform her Miss World duties. At the top of her Louisville to-do list is eating a cheese Papa John's pizza. Then she'll get some beauty sleep.

"I really need to relax and breathe a little bit," she said. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011

 Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011
Viviana Ortiz Pastrana (24, 1.76m, Corozal) was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. She will represent Puerto Rico in Miss Universe 2011. Stephanie Román (Bayamón) was the first runner-up and Jessica Joan Santiago (Gurabo) was the second runner-up. Desirée del Río (Ciales) and Ashley Beth Pérez (Humacao) completed the Top 5.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Réunion to debut in Miss World

Castings are being held to select the contestants for Queens Réunion 2011. The selected group will compete in the national preliminary next year and the winner will represent Réunion in Miss World 2011 marking the debut of this African island in the pageant.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Miss World 2010 results tainted by Chinese politics?

 Numerous international newspapers are reporting an apparent Chinese influence to keep Norway's Mariann Birkedal out of the Top 5 of Miss World 2010 as a result of the current diplomatic relations between Norway and the People's Republic of China after Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. You can see some of the articles in the following links.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Miss Ghana 2010

Miss Ghana 2010

Stephanie Karikari (18, Atwima) was crowned Miss Ghana 2010 at the Accra International Conference Centre. She will represent Ghana in Miss World 2011. Frances Efiba Nyamikeh is the first runner-up and Esther Gadagbui is the second runner-up.

Miss Mauritius 2010

Miss Mauritius 2010
 Laetitia Darche (19, 1.72m, Port Louis) was crowned Miss Mauritius 2010 on September 25 at the Mövenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius in Bel Ombre. She will represent Mauritius in Miss Universe 2011. The first runner-up is Joëlle Marie Justine Nagapen and Gloriana Joseph is the second runner-up. Joëlle Marie Justine Nagapen will represent Mauritius in Miss World 2011.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Miss World 2010

Miss World 2010: United States, Alexandria Mills
1st Runner-Up: Botswana
2nd Runner-Up: Venezuela
Top 5 Finalists: Ireland, People's Republic of China
Top 7 Finalists: Italy, Norway
Semifinalists: Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Paraguay, St. Lucia, Netherlands, Canada, France, Bahamas, Colombia, Russia, Thailand, South Africa, Mongolia, French Polynesia, Scotland, Namibia, Germany.

Continental Queens of Beauty 
Africa: Botswana
Asia and Oceania: People's Republic of China
Americas: United States
Caribbean: St. Lucia
Europe: Ireland
-Miss World Beach Beauty: 1. Puerto Rico, 2. United States, 3. Norway
-Miss World Sportswoman: 1. Northern Ireland, 2. Slovakia, 3. Norway
-Miss World Top Model: 1. Norway, 2. Russia, 3. United States
-Miss World Talent: 1. Ireland, 2. Wales, 3. Guadeloupe
-Beauty with a Purpose: 1. Kenya, 2. Ghana, 3. El Salvador

Will China-Norway current diplomatic relations have an effect in Miss World results?

In little over than 5 hours, Miss World 2010 will be crowned. Most of pageant websites, including us, and betting agencies have the contestant from Norway as the absolute favorite for the crown. In early October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Lui Xiabobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. This sparked a diplomatic crisis between the government of China and Norway. 

Will this have an effect on Norway's chances of winning Miss World? We hope not and more importantly we hope that the Miss World results are not influenced or biased with international politics. It would be shameful to see the chances of a delegate harmed because of outside pressures and involvements as part of the common censorship methods from the government of the People's Republic of China. If Mariann Birkedal is not crowned, we hope it is because she did not deserve the title rather than because the government of China told you not to do so.

Keep the pageant free of politics, MWO!

Miss World 2010: Final Telecast Time in your Country

Sanya, People's Republic of China: 8:00PM
New York, United States: 8:00AM
London, United Kingdom: 1:00PM
Tokyo, Japan: 9:00PM
Paris, France: 2:00PM
Hong Kong: 8:00PM
Chicago, United States: 7:00AM
Los Angeles, United States: 5:00AM
Singapore: 8:00PM
Sydney, Australia: 11:00PM
Seoul, Korea: 9:00PM
Brussels, Belgium: 2:00PM
Toronto, Canada: 8:00AM
Beijing, People's Republic of China: 8:00PM
Berlin, Germany: 2:00PM
Madrid, Spain: 2:00PM
Buenos Aires, Argentina: 9:00AM
Stockholm, Sweden: 2:00PM
Moscow, Russia: 4:00PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 4:00PM
Rome, Italy: 2:00PM
Mexico City, Mexico: 7:00AM
Johannesburg, South Africa: 2:00PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 10:00AM
New Delhi, India: 5:30PM
Bangkok, Thailand: 7:00PM
Reykjavik, Iceland: Noon
Auckland, New Zealand: 1:00AM (Sunday)
Honolulu, Hawaii: 2:00AM
San Juan, Puerto Rico: 8:00AM
Helsinki, Finland: 3:00PM
Oslo, Norway: 2:00PM
Manila, Philippines: 8:00PM
Hanoi, Vietnam: 7:00PM

Adjust your time according to the nearest country that applies.

Miss Malawi 2010

Miss Malawi 2010
Faith Chibale (21, 1.72m) was crowned Miss Malawi 2010 at the Capital Hotel in Lilongwe. She will represent Malawi in Miss World 2011. The first runner-up is Carolyn Zulu and the second runner-up is Melvis Ngulube.

Miss Venezuela 2010

 Miss Venezuela 2010
Vanessa Andrea Gonçalves Gómez (25, 1.77m, Baruta) was crowned Miss Venezuela 2010 at the Palacio de Eventos in Maracaibo. She will represent Venezuela in Miss Universe 2011.

Miss Venezuela Mundo 2010
Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares (21, 1.79m, Guanare) finished in second place and was crowned Miss Venezuela Mundo 2010 at the same event. She will represent Venezuela in Miss World 2011.

Friday, October 29, 2010 Miss World 2010 Final List of Favorites, List #10

This is the final list of favorites for Miss World 2010 at Norway is our final favorite, followed by United States and French Polynesia.  Puerto Rico, Russia, St. Lucia, Botswana, Thailand, Scotland and Ireland complete our Top 10.We wish the very best to each of the 115 contestants competing at the world's greatest beauty contest and we hope that whoever wins the crown is worthy to be called Miss World.

Miss World 2010: Fast Track Scorecard

For the Miss World 2010 Fast Track Scorecard we assigned 100 points to the winner, 85 points to the 1st runner-up and 75 points to the 2nd runner-up. If there is a Top 5, the contestants that finished in 4th and 5th place received 40 points. Every Top 20 finisher received 30 points and if there was a Top 40 they received 20 points. Norway is the overall leader after winning the Miss World Top Model fast track and finishing as 2nd runner-up in Miss World Beach Beauty and Miss World Sportswoman. She is followed by United States and Ireland.

Beauty with a Purpose 2010

 Beauty with a Purpose 2010
Natasha Metto, from Kenya, won the Beauty with a Purpose 2010 fast track at the Crowne Plaza Sanya Resort. She is now fast tracked to the semifinals of Miss World 2010 becoming the fifth semifinalist of the 60th edition of the pageant. Ghana and El Salvador completed the Top 3.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ireland's performance in the Miss World Fast Tracks

Miss World 2003
 Rosanna Davison 
Winner Miss World Beach Beauty 
Winner Miss World 2003


Miss World 2008
Sinéad Noonan 
Top 20 Miss World Talent


Miss World 2010
Emma Britt Waldron 
Winner Miss World Talent 
Top 20 Miss World Sportswoman 
Miss World 2010 Semifinalist

Miss World Talent 2010

 Miss World Talent 2010

Emma Britt Waldron, from Ireland, won the Miss World Talent 2010 fast track at the Crowne Plaza Sanya Resort. She is now fast tracked to the semifinals of Miss World 2010 becoming the fourth semifinalist of the 60th edition of the pageant. Wales and Guadeloupe completed the Top 3.
The Top 11 contestants were Australia, Belarus, Canada, Cyprus, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Korea, Malta, St. Lucia, Venezuela, and Wales. Canada and Korea competed together.
The contestants that were shortlisted to the talent finals were Aruba, Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Korea, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Martinique, Namibia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Venezuela and Wales.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miss World 2010 Odds

October 25

1. Norway (7/4)
2. United States (7/1)
3. Puerto Rico (15/2)
4. Brazil (19/2)
5. Botswana (11/1)

1. Norway (2/1)
2. Puerto Rico (9/1)
3. Brazil, United States (10/1)
4. Botswana, Russia, Slovakia (14/1)
5. India (16/1)

1. Norway (7/2)
2. Puerto Rico (8/1)
3. Brazil, United States (9/1)
4. Botswana, Russia, Slovakia (14/1)
5. India (16/1)

1. Norway (7/4)
2. Puerto Rico (9/1)
3. Brazil (11/1)
4. United States (12/1)
5. Botswana, Ireland, Russia, Slovakia (14/1)

Victor Chandler
1. Norway (3/1)
2. Brazil, Puerto Rico (8/1)
3. Slovakia (10/1)
4. Botswana, India, South Africa (12/1)
5. Ireland, Russia (14/1)

1. Norway (31/100)
2. Slovakia (7/1)
3. Botswana (41/5)
4. Brazil, Puerto Rico (17/2)
5. Scotland, United States (21/2)

William Hill
1. Norway (9/4)
2. Puerto Rico (8/1)
3. Brazil (9/1)
4. United States (12/1)
5. Botswana, Russia, Slovakia (14/1)

1. Norway (5.50)
2. Brazil, United States (8.00)
3. Puerto Rico (11.00)
4. Botswana, Colombia, Slovakia (11.00)
5. Ireland, India (13.00)

1. Norway (5.50)
2. Brazil, United States (8.00)
3. Puerto Rico (9.00)
4. Botswana, Colombia, Slovakia (11.00)
5. Ireland, India (13.00)

Sunday, October 24, 2010 Miss World 2010 Favorites, List #9

Norway won the Miss World Top Model fast track and now is officially one of the Top 25 semifinalists of Miss World 2010. is the only website that have consistently placed Norway in our Top 5 since September 5, leading the majority of our lists of favorites. In our 9th list, she continues to lead. United States is in second place, followed by St. Lucia. Russia and French Polynesia complete our current Top 5. The Miss World Organization confirmed a Top 25, this is the reason why we expanded our list of favorites to 30.

The Times of Beauty Est. 2008