Saturday, July 31, 2010

Miss Namibia 2010

 Miss Namibia 2010
Odile Madeline Gertze was crowned Miss Namibia 2010 at the Windhoek Country Club and Casino in Windhoek. She will represent Namibia in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. First runner-up is Venantia Otto and the second runner-up is Steny Schoeman.

 Photo/The Namibian

Friday, July 30, 2010

Update from Madagascar

Radio Television Analamanga decided to send the current RTA Miss Madagascar, Alexandra Hasina Randrianarivelo, to a lesser known international pageant later this year. This means that Madagascar will not return to Miss World 2010 as previously reported in the L'Express de Madagascar newspaper on February 5th, 2010.

We are in the process of confirming Haiti, Malawi and Rwanda. It is very likely that none of them will be represented at Miss World 2010. Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miss World Curaçao 2010

Miss World Curaçao 2010
Angenie Anamaria Simon (24, 1.73m, Willemstad) is the new Miss World Curaçao 2010. She will represent Curaçao at Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th.

The 2010 edition of Señorita Kòrsou was rescheduled for a later date.

Happy Anniversary Miss World!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

News from Brazil

Miss Mundo Brasil 2010 will be crowned on August 7 at the Hotel do Frade in Angra dos Reis in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Around 40 contestants will compete for the coveted crown and the chance of representing Brazil at the world's greatest beauty contest -Miss World 2010- in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th.
This is the 5th edition of Miss Mundo Brasil under the management of MMB Promoções & Eventos. The event had proved to be very successful producing two semifinalists and one finalist in just four years.
Stay tuned for more information, in the meantime visit the official website by clicking here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Miss St. Lucia World 2010

 Miss St. Lucia World 2010
Aiasha Tierra Rebecca Gustave (17, Gros Islet) was crowned Miss St. Lucia World 2010 at the conclusion of the national pageant celebrated at the Indies Night Club in Castries. Four contestants competed for the title. Gustave will represent Saint Lucia in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Miss Korea 2010

Miss Korea 2010
(미스 코리아 2010)
Jung So-ra (19, 1.71m, Seoul) was crowned Miss Korea 2010 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul. She will represent Korea in Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kim Hye-young and Jang Yun-jin finished as sun finalists (first runners-up). Ko Hyun-young, Lee Gwi-joo, Ha Hyun-jung and Ahn Da-hye finished as mi finalists (second runners-up). Kim Hye-young will represent Korea in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China.

Photos/Yonhap News Agency, Newsis

Friday, July 23, 2010

News from Saint Lucia

The search is on for Miss St. Lucia World 2010!
Miss St. Lucia World 2010 will be held on July 25 at the Indies Night Club in Castries. The contestants vying for the title are Aiasha Gustave, Trisha Prescott, Crystal Forde and Tahnee Hippolyte. The winner will represent Saint Lucia in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People’s Republic of China on October 30th.
Special thanks to Yasmine Walcott!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

News from Lithuania

The search is on for Mis Lietuva 2010!
On August 1st, a large casting will be held on the TV studios of Lithuanian Morning in Vilnius. 14 contestants will be selected to compete for the title of Mis Lietuva 2010 on August 27. The winner will represent Lithuania in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30.

Monday, July 19, 2010

News from Honduras and Panama

Miss Honduras 2010 will be crowned on July 31 in La Ceiba. The winner will represent Honduras in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th.
Miss Mundo Panamá 2010 will be crowned on August 26. The winner will represent Panama in Miss World 2010.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Miss World Malta 2010

 Miss World Malta 2010
Francesca Gaspar (24, Iklin) was crowned Miss World Malta 2010 at the Hilton Malta hotel in St. Julian's. She will represent Malta in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. The first runner-up was Debbie Malla, and the second runner-up was Nicol Cremona.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Miss International Guadeloupe 2010

 Miss International Guadeloupe 2010
Ericka Aly (20, 1.76m, Petit Bourg) was crowned Miss Monde Guadeloupe 2010 after winning the Miss International Guadeloupe 2010 contest celebrated at the Karibea Salako Beach Resort in Gosier. She will represent Guadeloupe in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. The first runner-up is Amandine Coowar, the second runner-up is Venise Taret, the third runner-up is Elodie Legros and the fourth runner-up is Maïté Elso.

 Photos/Allan Hannibal, Gilles de Lacroix, Miss Creole

Miss Mundo Paraguay 2010

 Miss Mundo Paraguay 2010
Egni Analía Almirón Eckert (22, 1.83m, Asunción) was crowned Miss Mundo Paraguay 2010 at the conclusion of the national finals held in the Telefuturo Studios in Asunción. She will represent Paraguay at the 60th Miss World pageant in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th.

The first runner-up is Larissa Villalba, the second runner-up is Magdalena Estigarribia, the third runner-up is María Andrea Arévalos and the fourth runner-up is Jisela Amaro Vera. Eckert along with Joanna Benítez and María José Paredes were declared co-winners.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

News from Curaçao

 The search is on for Señorita Kòrsou 2010!
ReProD, license holders of Miss World in Curaçao, announced that Señorita Kòrsou 2010 will be crowned on the last week of August/first week of September in Willemstad.
The winner will represent Curaçao at the 60th Miss World pageant in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The 2010 hosting issue...

 The 2010 hosting issue
On July 9, 2008, Miss World Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rare Antibody Antigen Supply Group (RAAS) to host the 60th Miss World pageant in the city of Nha Trang, in the province of Khanh Hoa in Vietnam. RAAS was the main sponsor of the event and paid around $10 million to host the pageant. The event received the approval from the government. Everything was set and going as planned.

RAAS planned to build a tourist site of over 1,500 hectares for Miss World 2010 which was received by criticism from environmentalists who claimed the Diamond Bay Resort, which hosted another international pageant, provided enough space and hotel accommodations. So RAAS asked the plan to be repealed but they remained committed to host the pageant in Nha Trang. Miss World Ltd agreed with the change.

On October 2009, the city of Mỹ Tho started to advertise the celebration of Miss World 2010 in the Tien Giang province.  RAAS confirmed the change of host city from Nha Trang to Mỹ Tho claiming that they would need to rent facilities in Nha Trang which would greatly increase their expenditures after the original tourist site plan was repealed. RAAS bought a portion of land in the Thoi Son Islet in the city of Mỹ Tho to build an ecological tourism project to serve as host for the pageant. The group was waiting approval from the government in Vietnam to officially move the pageant to the Tien Giang province. That never materialized.

The location change brought a dispute between both locations which caused RAAS to withdraw as the main sponsor of the pageant on January 28, 2010 blaming the move on a lack of cooperation. Therefore, the city of Nha Trang was left without the main sponsor of the pageant and needed to find a new one. Timing was not on their side. The feat was not possible and Nha Trang had no choice than to withdraw from hosting the world's greatest beauty pageant.

At the end, the location change dispute between the cities of Nha Trang and Mỹ Tho in Vietnam is what caused the withdrawal of RAAS as the main sponsor of the pageant. It was not because of "disinterest", "lack of support", "Vietnam is against Miss World and Julia Morley", "Miss World is dying" and countless other rickety excuses that fall into great examples of baseless speculations.
RAAS Group decided to stay as a sponsor of the 60th Miss World if the pageant was held in Shanghai or Sanya in the People's Republic of China as we reported months ago. After negotiations, Sanya was officially announced as the host of the 60th Miss World pageant sponsored by the group and Chinese authorities.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome back Cayman Islands!

 The search is on for Miss Cayman Islands!
The Ministry of Tourism of the Cayman Islands announced that Miss Cayman Islands 2010 will take place on September 25 at the Lion's Centre in George Town. The winner will compete at the 60th Miss World pageant in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. The nation was absent last year after financial problems caused the cancellation of the event.

Miss Barbados World 2010

Miss Barbados World 2010
Danielle Bishop (20, 1.75m) won the Miss Barbados World 2010 pageant celebrated at the Plantation Theatre in Christ Church. She will represent Barbados at the 60th Miss World pageant in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. The first runner-up is Simonne Kasandra Coppin and the second runner-up is Chaconia Griffith.

Home of Miss World 2010

60th Miss World 2010
The World's Greatest Beauty Contest
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Beauty Crown Cultural Center
Sanya, People's Republic of China

The Miss World Organization and authorities of Hainan, Shanghai and Inner Mongolia signed the official agreement to host the 60th Miss World pageant in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th during a ceremony held in Beijing. The cities of Shanghai, Ordos and Hohhot will host portions of the event. 122 nations are expected to compete in this year's pageant. The four week event is fully sponsored by RAAS group and the Chinese authorities.

Photos/www.0898.net, www.people.com.cn, www.hinews.cn

Friday, July 9, 2010

Miss Lebanon 2010

 Miss Lebanon 2010
 
(ملكة جمال لبنان 2010)
Rahaf Abdallah (22, 1.74m, Khiam) was crowned Miss Lebanon 2010 at the conclusion of the national finals celebrated at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation studios in Adma. She will represent Lebanon at the 60th Miss World pageant in the People's Republic of China next October. The first runner-up was Daniela Bou Gharios and the second runner-up was Nabilah Awad. Jessica Gahwati and Nour Mehanna, finished fourth and fifth, respectively.


Photos/Hussein Malla, AP

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Changes in France?

First runner-up of Miss France 2010 in Miss World?
Lyon Magazine reports that the first runner-up of Miss France 2010, Virginie Dechenaud, will represent France in the 60th Miss World pageant. 23 year-old Virginie stands 1.74m and comes from La Frette.

Left: Malika Ménard (Miss France 2010), Right: Virginie Dechenaud (First Runner-Up)
Miss World only accepts the winner of a national contest and if a selection is made for another international contest in the same contest, a joint selection (i.e. co-winners) is required. 
If the winner, or co-winner, is unavailable because of reasons with sufficient grounds for justification, then the first runner-up is allowed to compete.

Left: Sophie Vouzelaud (First Runner-Up), Right: Rachel Legrain-Trapani (Miss France 2007)
  Let's remember that in 2007, Société Miss France and Endemol had the intention of sending the first runner-up, Sophie Vouzelaud, to Miss World instead of Rachel Legrain-Trapani, Miss France 2007. The Miss World Organization refused to accept the entry stating that they only accept the official winner of the country.
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