Thursday, September 30, 2010

Confirming United States....

 The Times of Beauty revealed FIRST who is the representative from the United States in Miss World 2010 on September 26.
Alexandria Mills is already at the Miss World website, officially confirming her participation in the pageant.

Withdrawals...

Bonaire and Nicaragua will not compete in Miss World 2010. Fiji is returning after 6 years of absence. The number of contestants is 119.

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Slovenia

 Slovenia is located on Central Europe touching the Alps and bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It was one of the republics that comprised the former Yugoslavia until 1991 and it is the richest of all Slavic nations. Around half of the country is covered by forests including the famous Triglav National Park, named after their highest peak, Mount Triglav, which is also the national symbol of Slovenia. This nation is the merging point of the Alps, the Dinarides, the Pannonian Plains and the Mediterranean. All four provide different scenarios that diversify the country's natural scenarios. Slovenia have many Baroque and Venetian Gothic buildings and has several towns that date from the Middle Ages which exemplify the long history of this nation. At the world's greatest beauty contest, the nation debuted in 1992 and this year Sandra Adam will try to reach the finals of Miss World for the first time.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss Slovenije 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
My name is Sandra Adam and I'm 20 years old. I come from Slovenia, very small but the most beautiful country in the world. I study criminal justice and security and of course I would like to have my own security agency.  My boyfriend, friends and family are very important in my life. I can always lean on them and ask for many advise. The most important thing in my life is health of my family, friends and me. I like to help other people, that is why I'm also the blood donor. I enjoy cooking, dancing, walking my dog, biking and jogging. I have always wanted to travel around foreign countries and I have never had that wonderful opportunity before. This time it'll be the first time to travel by plane and I have to admit I'm little nervous. But I still could not wait to meet other beautiful girls and get to know different kind of culture.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Republic of Slovenia is a country in Central Europe touching the Alps and bordering the Mediterranean. Slovenia borders Italy on the west, the Adriatic Sea on the southwest, Croatia on the south and east, Hungary on the northeast, and Austria on the north. The capital and largest city of Slovenia is Ljubljana. Slovenia has a population of  2.06 million. Slovenia is a member of the European Union, the Eurozone, the Schengen area, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, NATO, UNESCO, WTO, OECD and UN.
I live in a very small town and I'm the first Miss of Slovenia from that region.
Slovene people are passionate fans of football and on this years World cup we were amazing! Every Slovene is proud on our players.
Everybody says we are too small and unknown for winning important competitions but I believe we can achieve many unattainable goals.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
This is a huge honor. I'm very happy to represent our country and have this one time opportunity. Miss World is an important competition and I'm aware of its weight.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
Every day is not the same after I won the national competition. I'm always in a hurry. I'm running from one place to another – to visit hairdresser, beauty salons, fitness studio … but I should admit I enjoy every second of it. Everybody would if someone take complete care of their body and soul.
For the competition I tend to improve my  singing  abilities. I'd also like to learn some chines words and more English, of course.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?

Everybody says I'm a modest girl. I agree with them.

6. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

In ten years I would like to be happy as I'm now – with my family, boyfriend and friends. I will also build my career in this years, so definitely I will have a job on very high position in my profession. I'm also interested in worldwide social problems and fight against them – specially in trafficking in person.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
If I'm smart I would choose beautiful and rich .

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?

Former president of Republic of Slovenia Janez Drnovšek. Unfortunately he is already dead.
Nevertheless he had a great political power, he always had time to listen poor and simple people. His lifestyle was a mixture of elements from various traditions, including Hindu religious thought and the non-attachment of Buddhist philosophy. He also valued the indigeneous traditions of the world.
In his last years he was very ill, but he was still a fighter.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
That is not even a difficult question – I would never move from Slovenia. For me is the most beautiful country.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
I think environmental pollution is the issue everybody should talk about and take care of it.
I will expose water pollution, which is also a major problem in the global context.
Water is an important source in everyday life. Without it we could not exist. In Slovenia it is possible to drink tap water, what is very rare in this time and year. I think people should be more aware of this issue, we (the world) should give more money for ecological agriculture (without pesticids), seperation of waste watter and even in the law orders there shoud be more strict  determinations for those who pollute water and the whole environment.

11.    Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject question or should she express her personal views on the issue?
If she is aware of the subject and has her own opinion she should express it. If she is a beauty queen, that doesn't mean she does not have her own opinion and personal views. The stereoptype that beautiful girls are not smart is not true.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
As I said in my presentation, it will be the first time for me to travel so far and by plane. I often watch travel channel and admire diffrent countries, but i have never had the opportunity to travel and meet other people. I'm so excited to explore China and its very diffrent culture. And of course I'd like to represent Slovenia in the best possible way.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
As a little girl, I was watching the competition every year. So far I remember Miss World 2005, She is from Iceland, also very beautiful and special country. The 2005 competition also took place in China (Sanya) like this year and maybe, just maybe my answer will bring me luck .

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
It means that a beautiful girl who won the national competition has a power to make a real difference to people in need through charitable works. I will try to help people in out country in the best possible way. As I said I'm also a blood donor and helping people is something I'm familiar with.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
Where is a will there is always a way.

and finally…

Star Sign: Scorpio
Personal Motto: Where is a will there is always a way.
Favorite Food: Chinese food, Seafood
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Song: Simply the best- Tina Turner
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Book: The Little Princ- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Favorite Singer/Band: Depeche Mode
Favorite Actor/Actress: Johnny Depp

Special Thanks:
Eva Repič, from the Miss Slovenije Organization
Sandra Adam, Miss Slovenije 2010

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is an enclave entirely surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho, which means "the land of the people who speak Sesotho", was a British crown colony until 1966 when they became independent. The nation is over 1,800 meters above sea level and because of its elevation it has a cooler climate than other nations at the same latitude.  Mountains, valleys, and rivers provide memorable scenery for tourists. This is where Lesotho gets its crystal clear water as well as green pastures for livestock. Minerals such as diamond are found in the mountains. Lesotho is the Kingdom in the Sky. In Miss World, Lesotho have participated 4 times. Karabelo Mokoallo is the fifth representative from this nation at the world's greatest beauty contest.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss World Lesotho 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself. 
I’m Karabelo Mokoallo aged 23 from Lesotho. I studied Biomedical Science in the National Health Training College in Lesotho. I also work on charity projects and modeling. While in college I carried out a project on Breast Cancer  prevalence in Lesotho which led to me working with the Lesotho Breast Cancer Network on Breast Cancer awareness. I’m also a coach in “Kick4Life” where we promote HIV awareness through sports in schools and different Communities. I love making a positive impact in people’s lives.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Lesotho is a very beautiful country in Southern Africa, it’s an enclave of South Africa. It is usually known to be “The Mountain Kingdom” or “The Kingdom in The Sky” due to its high altitude and relief. The beautiful mountain ranges in Lesotho, with its fresh and soothing breeze, contain the highest mountain peak in Southern Africa; “Thabana-Ntlenyana”. These mountains produce a lot of our “white diamond” (water) that also helps generate electricity.  The hydropower station, which is built in in my home town produces about 90% of the country’s electricity. The water from Lesotho is also sold to South Africa. The country has two official languages, Sesotho and English and has got loving and peaceful nation. Most of  the population in Lesotho are Basotho who speak Sesotho.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World? 
It’s a great privilege for me to represent Lesotho internationally especially in Miss World. It’s therefore a great responsibility to showcase the beauty, love and peace of Basotho in Lesotho. I’m really honored

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
I have been reading and learning more about Miss World, its background and the host country, China, so that I may at least know what to expect when I get there. I’m also trying to connect with the girls from their different countries before we meet.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Ambitious! What ever I set my mind and heart on, I definitely go for it. I love trying out new things in life, which add value to my life.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Being a successful woman who continues to go for her dreams. Opportunities never cease to come; I must have surely made a great impact in many people’s lives especially women, I’ll surely have the Breast Cancer treatment center built in Lesotho, and different place that may be in need.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
I believe both of the may work hand in hand, if I’m smart, no matter my financial status, I’ll find ways to getting a better life. Richness is not measured by what someone has but by what is in his or her mind and what he or she puts in action.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
Her Majesty Queen Masenate Seeiso, she is  the woman of dignity. Despite her status, she still comes down to people and is ready to help the needy. She’s also the founder of Sentebale foundation for the orphans.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
I think I would still choose Lesotho. It is one of the peaceful and beautiful countries I know. I love being in contact with nature, so looking at the mountains full of waterfalls really restores my peace.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
I find HIV/AIDS the biggest problem in the world especially when there’s not enough access to Antiretrovirals and availability of good diet.  Since each year numbers of deaths due to HIV increase. I believe it’s important to raise HIV awareness especially in the youth, So that we may have a better future and have one goal of an HIV free generation.

11.    Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject question or should she express her personal views on the issue?
The beauty queen should express her personal views on the issue, rather than being politically correct because it’s important to say what she believes in and what she thinks since this is what really describes her.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
I would build new relationships with different people from different parts of the world, networking with the girls. I’m looking forward to knowing and touring China.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai. She’s made her name, her country’s name and Miss World more popular, even after her reign. She made her a mark in the entertainment world, and continued with charity work in her own country despite her reign being over. I really admire her…

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?

Beauty with a Purpose means having the heart for the less fortunate, thus giving back to the community. It’s not just about beauty by looks, but also the beauty of work.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
Hi, guys! I’m would like to thank you for your time, reading my interview. May you be blessed, and know that what ever  you fill your mind with can definitely  affect your future.

and finally…
Star Sign: Aries
Personal Motto: There’s nothing impossible if you believe.
Favorite Food: Indian food (biriyani)
Favorite Color: I love mixing different colors, especially bright and strong ones.
Favorite Song: Billionaire
Favorite Movie: What a Girl Wants.
Favorite Book: Understanding your potential by Miles Monroe
Favorite Singer/Band: Cece Winans
Favorite Actor/Actress:
Jessica Alba

Special Thanks:
Karabello Mokoallo, Miss World Lesotho 2010

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Tour Details

October 1 to October 4
Beijing

October 5 to October 8
Ordos

October 9 to October 11
Shanghai

October 12 to October 31
Sanya

Miss Moldova for Miss World 2010

Daria Zaiteva (20, 1.76m) will be the representative from Moldova in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China next October.

Miss Suriname 2010

Miss Suriname 2010

Jo-ann Damien Maria Jie Foeng Sang (18, Paramaribo) was crowned Miss Suriname 2010 at the Congress Hall in Paramaribo. She will represent Suriname in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China next October. Sanchita Kromodirjo and Raquel Wijnerman finished second and third, respectively.

Photo/Ertugrul Kilic

Monday, September 27, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Brazil

Brazil is home of a diverse wildlife, natural environments and extensive natural resources. It is known as the lung of the world. Brazil is the fifth largest country of the world and the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. The magnificent Amazon Rainforest is located in this country and the Amazon River as well, which is the second longest river in the world. Brazil is also known for its football. The nation is ranked among the best football countries by FIFA with five World Cup wins. The country will be home of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Since 2006, a new organization have been sending representatives to the world's greatest beauty contest giving the importance that Miss World deserves in Brazil by sending winners instead of runners-up every year. Three of their last four representatives had made the semifinals of Miss World and this year Kamilla Ghabrise Rodrigues Salgado will try to bring the second crown to her nation after 39 years.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss Mundo Brasil 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
My name is Kamilla Ghabrise Rodrigues Salgado, I am 23 years old, graduated in Business Administration at the Federal University of Para. I am currently attending on MBA in Business Management. I'm a businesswoman and manage my family’s handicraft business.
I always liked to take part in beauty contests. However, just after being elected "Queen of Queens" in the largest beauty pageant and carnival costume in my region, is that greatest opportunities began to emerge for me and increased the dream of becoming a miss, along with my determination.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
With approximately 190 million inhabitants, Brazil has the fifth largest land area of the planet and the fifth largest population in the world. It is the only Portuguese speaking country in the Americas, in addition of being one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations in the world, as a result of strong immigration from many countries. It is a country of contrasts. When someone says something about Brazil, it is easy to think about the carnival, beautiful women, fantastic beaches, soccer championships...That's pretty right! But, as well, Brazil, certainly, has so much more to offer! It has one of the greatest natural wealth of the world. Economically, has one of the world's fastest-growing major economies. Beyond all of this, warm people, great cities with everything- from slums to high technology- a wide range of weather patterns, an awesome mixture of cultures and races - and much, much more!
By mentioning the natural beauties of my country, I must emphasize the pride I have of our awesome Amazon rainforest. And it was right there in Belém, the capital of Pará, state located in the heart of the Amazon, that I was born. Rich in history, culture, smells, tastes and nature and under the tropical climate, my hometown is a land of mystery and beauty.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
Besides the personal satisfaction for being considered the most beautiful woman in Brazil, being the first woman from Pará to represent my country in a competition as important and respected as the Miss World is a great honor for me. So, being Miss Brazil 2010 is an immeasurable joy.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
My intense preparation has begun earlier this year. Greater care with my feeding was essential, plus a daily workout routine, beauty treatments and studies to improve my English, besides the effort of always being updated about worldwide events, which are being strengthened further to the Miss World final.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?

If I have to describe my personality in one word, this would be "determinação" - in English “determination”- because whenever I decide to face any challenge, I do everything in my power to achieve my goals, even if it means staying away from people I love, leaving eating some tasty treats or working out the triple as the usual.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I imagine myself being a well-succeeded businesswoman, a lovely mother and married to the love of my life.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?

I would prefer being beautiful and smart, so then I could be well succeeded with my own efforts, working hard to reach any ambitions I have.  

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
Mrs.Zilda Arns. She was one of the greatest examples of solidarity and love of others in Brazil, known worldwide for the social changes that her social projects caused.
Zilda Arns Neumann was a Brazilian pediatrician and sanitarian. She founded the “Pastoral da Criança” (“Children's Pastoral”), an institution that develops actions in health, nutrition, education, citizenship and ecumenical spirituality in poor communities, aiming to save poor children from infant mortality, malnutrition and violence in their family and community context. Understanding that education has proved to be the best way to combat the most easily preventable diseases and marginalization of children, to optimize this action, she has developed her own methodology of increasing knowledge and solidarity among the poorest families.
On January 12th, 2010, Zilda Arns was in Haiti on a humanitarian mission, to install there the facilities of Children's Pastoral. In that day, the country was hit by one of the most violent earthquakes in world's history. Mrs. Arns was one of the victims of this terrible disaster.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
I confess that I have a hidden passion for Europe. If I had to choose another country to live, it would certainly be there, maybe in France or Italy, to learn a new language and something about a different culture. But I would live there for awhile and then I would go back to Brazil. I love my country and that's where I want to live forever!

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
The biggest problem facing the world today is the environmental issue. The man is destroying the nature and it came to a point so critical that if serious measures are not taken in an international scope, the future of the species, including the human species, will be compromised.
It is necessary we respect and take the sustainable development policy very serious. It supports a fair distribution of wealth between countries, since the issue of nature conservation integrates a global perspective, both from the effects of degradation and its connection to the dynamics in the international market.
The protection of the environment should occur so that the economy will develop, within the limits of respect for nature.
The sustainable use of natural resources helps in achieving social equality. It is based on changing the values of society, focusing on quality of life and social welfare.
This way, we will guarantee to the future generations the access to the natural resources that enable us to live.

11.    Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject question or should she express her personal views on the issue?
I believe that the beauty queen should always try to answer in order to not disappoint those who are listening, but without hiding her own truth. Therefore, it is necessary to be politically correct, but being true is part of it.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
Firstly, I hope I can be elected Miss World 2010, if it’s God will. I also think I’m going to meet amazing girls, an excellent staff, and find out an awesome country and a fantastic place. I look forward to have an unique and wonderful experience.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
I admire all the former winners of Miss World. All of them are victorious women, who fought for their objectives and achieved it.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
The influence power of beauty can be used positively as an engine for social actions and/or environmental, exactly the way this pageant aims to. This is magnificent. And far from being a cliche, to help these causes is absolutely satisfactory. The experience I had to participate, and have earned "Beauty with a Purpose" award in the national phase of the competition, with which I could raise a significant amount of money to benefit the charity institution I embrace, was a great motivator for me and made me feel deeply rewarded.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
Thanks very much for the cheering and for all the support. I promise I’ll do my best in order to well represent my country and, who knows, to win the Miss World 2010.

and finally…
Star Sign: Aries
Personal Motto: Não existe um caminho para a felicidade. A felicidade é o caminho. (Gandhi) “There’s no way to happiness. The happiness is the way”. (Gandhi)
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Song:  Halo ( Beyoncé)
Favorite Movie:  Babel
Favorite Book: The Monk and The Executive
Favorite Singer/Band: Beyoncé
Favorite Actor/Actress: Javier Bardem

Special Thanks:
Henrique Fontes, national director of Miss World in Brazil
Kamilla Ghabrise Rodrigues Salgado, Miss Mundo Brasil 2010

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Miss World United States 2010

Miss World United States 2010
Alexandria Mills (1.75m, Louisville) probably will represent the United States in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China next October. She is a professional model with Elite Models. Since 2007, the representatives from the United States -Abigail McCary, Lane Lindell and Lisa Marie Kohrs- are part of this modeling agency.  
Stay tuned for confirmation!

Photo/Elite Models

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Singapore

Singapore is a small island located just off the southernmost point of the Malay Peninsula. It is one of the leading financial centers on the planet, a cosmopolitan world city and the fastest-growing economy in the world.  With 5 millions in 710 square kilometers, Singapore is the second most densely populated country. In Miss World, Singapore debuted in 1972 and produced one semifinalist in 1976. This year, Singapore will be represented by Anusha Rajaseharan, who won the Miss Singapore 2010 pageant last July.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss Singapore 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.


1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
Simplicity defines me well =D
Someone who is reserved to people she doesn’t know well but rather talkative if she’s comfortable with them. Loves to analyze her surroundings. Love to travel as well. Relaxing herself with soothing music has always been her favorite past time after a hard day of work/school.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Singapore is a clean and green country. A country that is also rich in culture and vibrant with people. Safe to travel and is always coming up with new attractions that you cant get enough with!!

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
It definitely means a lot. This is something that I was always looking forward to – represent my country and make them proud. I’m truly delirious in winning the Miss Singapore World 2010 and will make my country proud again.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
I am living off on a healthy diet. Drinking lots of water. Training to tone up my body. Practising on my catwalk, posture and also how to handle the Q&A segment.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?

My national language would be Bahasa Melayu (Malay). “Kesederhanaan” – which means simplicity. That describes me well. Simplicity is the key to uproot all evil. You don’t expect anything in return and always do your best. You present yourself well but not too provocative. You’re humble and not too hot headed. All these are important so that you will learn how to appreciate even the little things in life.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

Successful in marketing & communications field and an established model.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?

Poor and Smart – Smart enough to be hardworking. Eventually would work my way up to be stable.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, he single handedly made a change to Singapore to what it is now that awestricken the world. Mainly with sheer confidence and diligence was this proven. He will always be someone whom I admire the most.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?

Switzerland – Serenity filled country and that is something that I love to be surrounded with.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Global Warming would be the biggest problem faced today in the world and we should conserve our world/environment by not exploiting any of the resources given to us by Mother Nature. We should preserve and treasure them. Use it wisely, don’t take things for granted.

11.    Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject question or should she express her personal views on the issue?
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. People should be given the liberty to speak and henceforth, I believe a beauty queen should express her personal views on the issue. Phrase it in a way that doesn’t hurt/snub anyone or anything.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
Looking forward to meet the rest of my gorgeous fellow contestants and the spectacular events lined up for us. Not forgetting the finals.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why? 
I admire Miss World 1994 – Aishwarya Rai. She is someone who is poised, calm and composed. She has and still is very successful in her career and that’s because she believed in herself. That’s what most of us lack in.  We should be confident and overcome all obstacles faced in life to have a promising future. we shouldn’t be embarrassed when we fail in whatever we do, instead we should pick ourselves up and continue to strive.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
Beauty with a purpose. Defines both outer and inner beauty. Being compassionate towards others and helping the underprivileged or simply anyone and not expecting anything in return is known as having a beauty with a purpose.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
Traveling through Miss Singapore World pageant was a great experience. Winning the honorary title was something that I couldn’t as for more. I truly appreciate the well wishes, prayers and support I get from all of you including my family and friends. I am truly honored and would continue to shine and do my best.

and finally…
Star Sign: Aries
Personal Motto: Nothing should ever stop you from reaching out to your goals!
Favorite Food: Italian Food
Favorite Color: Purple/White/Orange
Favorite Song: Swear It Again - Westlife
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite Book: Dan Brown
Favorite Singer/Band: Beyonce/Justin Timberlake/Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks/Sandra Bullock

Special Thanks:
Alex Liu, national director of Miss World in Singapore
Anusha Rajaseharan, Miss Singapore 2010

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Miss Uganda 2010

Miss Uganda 2010
Heyzme Nansubuga (25, Jinja) was crowned Miss Uganda 2010 at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. She will represent Uganda in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. The first runner-up is Barbara Kajote and the second runner-up is Gloria Atuhaire.

Photo/New Vision

Miss World Kazakhstan 2010

Miss Kazakhstan for Miss World 2010

Asselina Kuchukova (27, 1.75m, Almaty) will represent Kazakhstan in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China next October.

Withdrawals...

Austria and Haiti were removed from the official list of contestants of Miss World 2010. The current expected total number of contestants is 120.

Miss Mundo Dominicana 2010

Elizabeth Turra (20, 1.78m) was appointed as Miss Mundo Dominicana 2010 and will represent the Dominican Republic in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China next October.

Nuestra Belleza México 2010

 Nuestra Belleza México 2010
Karin Cecilia Ontiveros Meza (22, 1.80m) was the grand winner of the Nuestra Belleza México 2010 pageant held at the Auditorio del Parque Las Maravillas in Saltillo. She will represent Mexico in Miss Universe 2011.

Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2010
Cynthia Alejandra De la Vega Oates (18, 1.80m) finished in second place and received the title of Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2010 at the same event. She will represent Mexico in Miss World 2011 in a location to be determined.

Miss Schweiz-Suisse-Svizera 2010

 Miss Schweiz-Suisse-Svizera 2010
Kerstin Cook (21, 1.80m, Kriens) was crowned Miss Schweiz-Suisse-Svizera 2010 (Miss Switzerland 2010) at the Theater 11 in Zürich. She will represent Switzerland in Miss Universe 2011. Sabrina Guilloud and Jennifer Hurschler finished second and third, respectively.

Miss Cayman Islands 2010

Miss Cayman Islands 2010
Cristin Alexander (23, 1.82m) was crowned Miss Cayman Islands 2010 at the Lions' Centre in George Town. She will represent the Cayman Islands in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th and in Miss Universe 2011. Shari Walton and Mysti Bush finished second and third, respectively.

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Trinidad and Tobago

The twin island of Trinidad and Tobago is the southernmost nation of the Lesser Antilles. Trinidad is more industrialized and Tobago is more laid back and secluded. Trinidad's economy is more dependent on its petroleum industry and Tobago depends more on tourism. Even though they share a common history since 1889 when they were joined as a British Crown colony, there are unique differences that define each of the islands. Trinidad and Tobago is the birthplace of the ever popular calypso, soca, steelpans and limbo and features each year one of the most popular carnivals in the planet. The island nation became independent in 1976. In Miss World, Trinidad and Tobago won the title in 1986 with Giselle Laronde and has a successful history on this pageant. This year, the island nation will be represented by Davia Chambers, who won the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2010 pageant last summer.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
I am an 18 year old from Tobago. I have the distinction of being the youngest representative from Trinidad and Tobago to Miss. World in its 60 year history. In addition to being a trained model with significant run way experience, I am involved with various charitable causes and devote time to working with and mentoring young people; believing in the importance of giving back to society and making a positive difference in the lives of others. I am presently working as a television news anchor and a journalist.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
I am from Tobago and anyone familiar with these two stunning islands would agree that Tobago is Trinidad’s more laid back, easy going and relaxed little sister. The pace on the island is much slower than it is in Trinidad.
I come from a small coastal village called Black Rock which is a very close knit, traditional community. The people who live there are friendly and warm and genuine. It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child and the support from my friends and neighbours in Black Rock has been overwhelming and they have encouraged me to reach further and climb higher in my pursuit to bring home the crown.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
For any of the 120 young women the feeling is the same. I feel proud, hopeful and a bit apprehensive but I am confident that by making the best effort and giving it my all, I can bring honour and recognition to my homeland.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
My regimen has been intense. Trinidad and Tobago has a solid reputation to uphold. People around the world expect us to always do well whenever we enter Miss World and although the National Directorship changed hands in 2009, the new committee is just as intent on keeping our proud legacy alive. Michael Raghunanan has spared no effort to ensure that I have the best trainers and handlers so that I will be fully prepared for the demands of competing at the highest levels internationally. I spend hours in the gym, do countless photo shoots, make public appearances and devote a great deal of my time to my “Beauty with a Purpose “project.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Humble.
“What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God”

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
At Miss World 2020 sitting on the judges’ panel as a former winner, helping to decide the fate of one lucky young woman in some far off exotic locale.
Alternately, I am happily married with children of my own, a loving spouse and a high powered career in journalism, in addition to being the Editor in Chief of my own Caribbean lifestyle magazine and I still am a former Miss. World title holder and the firecest “Bond” girl ever.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
I would actually prefer to just be happy and to know that my life is purposeful and that in some small way I make the world a better place to live in. Money and looks fade but character and virtue are indelible and define you as a person.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
I admire our country’s first female Prime Minister, Mrs. Kamla Persard Bissesar because the impact of having a female Prime Minister has been a positive one. Young women in Trinidad now feel empowered and emboldened to pursue their chosen career paths, confident that no one will doubt the ability of a woman to function in a “man’s world” nor her ability to excel beyond expectations.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
Thankfully I don’t have to make that choice. There truly is no place on earth I would rather be or live than Trinidad and Tobago. I would, however, like to visit the African Continent, the Mediterranean and Nepal (climbing Mount Everest is a dream of mine) and spend a year immersed in the culture, cuisine and fashion of France.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Poverty, hunger and disease would be high on my list. While these are issues which have plagued humankind for centuries I believe that if we stop being indifferent to the needs of our fellow man, we could actually find solutions to these problems and build a more caring, progressive and peaceful world for future generations.

11.    Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject  or should she express her personal views on the issue?
This is a tricky question because I have been thought to always be honest. The values which were inculcated in me make it difficult for me to be politically correct when faced with certain issues. I believe that one should be able to express oneself freely and in a perfect world this would be acceptable. We don’t live in a perfect world though and people have feelings and those feelings can be hurt so usually I would err on the side of caution and choose to keep some of my stronger views and opinions to myself.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
Learning about the rich tapestry that is China. The people are so steeped in tradition and culture and historically they have given us so many remarkable and wonderful inventions. I am particularly excited about seeing the Great Wall and journeying to Inner Mongolia to see the tomb of Genghis Khan. I look forward to meeting the other contestants and hopefully, establishing lifelong friendships with all of them. What excites me most though is being able to show off the work of some of our top fashion designers like Dexter Jennings and Claudia Pegus to the rest of the world. Trinidadian designers are the fashion world’s best kept secret.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Would I be biased if I said Giselle Laronde (Miss World 1986 from Trinidad and Tobago)? Truly she has been an inspiration to me. She is graceful, accomplished, classy and still relevant. Giselle has actually been working with me on deportment and etiquette and after just a few sessions I noticed a drastic improvement. I know that she is still very much admired by Mrs. Morley and is always well spoken of in international circles and she has been supportive of all the past representatives from Trinidad and Tobago. I also admire Kiki Hakansson (the first title holder in 1951) for being a trail blazer and setting such incredibly high standards. It’s always difficult to be the first in anything because you become the standard by which all others are judged.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.

I am humbled to be the latest in a long line of Caribbean beauties from Trinidad and Tobago who have all made their mark on the Miss World pageant. I look forward to your comments and views and I promise to do my best to live up to your expectations. I encourage you to be supportive of all the brave young women in the competition and to keep hurtful comments out of the public forums. These women are all beautiful and deserving of respect and they should be valued as human beings.

and finally…
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Personal Motto: My personal motto is- “The greatest blessing comes to the one who freely gives and expects nothing in return.”
Favorite Food: Curried crab and dumplings which is a blend of crab meat, curry and coconut milk served over flat flour dumplings.
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Song:  When I call on Jesus all things are possible by Nicole C Mullins.
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music.
Favorite Book: 7 steps to Better Living
Favorite Singer/Band: Alicia Keys
Favorite Actor/Actress: Halle Berry who actually took part in Miss World 1986 which is when Trinidad and Tobago won its first and only title to date.

Special Thanks:
Michael Raghunanan, national director of Miss World in Trinidad and Tobago
Davia Chambers, Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2010

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