Thursday, December 29, 2011

Miss Gabon 2012

 Miss Gabon 2012 
LIBREVILLE, Gabon - Marie-Noëlle Ada Meyo (21, Mouila) was crowned Miss Gabon 2012 at the Méridien Re-Ndama Hotel in Libreville. She will represent Gabon in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China on August 18 and in Miss Universe 2012 next December becoming the first representative from the African nation in both international pageants. Divouvi Channa was the first runner-up and Nyangue Cherolle Boubéya was the second runner-up. Miss Universe 2011, Angola's Leila Lopes, attended the ceremony as one of the judges.

Photos Source| Gabon News

Monday, December 26, 2011

News from Réunion

The Queens Réunion committee announced in their official website that Emilie Maillot (22, 1.79m, La Montagne) will participate in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August marking the debut of the island nation in the international pageant. Réunion is an overseas department of France located in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar. Emilie Maillot was crowned Queens Réunion 2011 at the Daniel Narcisse Complex in La Possession last June.

The search is on for Miss Chile

The search is on for Miss Chile 2012!
The official Miss Chile pageant will have a docu-reality show that will be presented on Channel 13 (Canal 13). A series of castings are underway to select the contestants that will vie for the title currently held by Gabriela Pulgar Luco, Miss World Talent 2011. This marks the return of the pageant to the Chilean television thanks to the efforts of the Miss Chile organization led by Carla Marín Tobías. The ten contestants will be revealed on January. The winner will be crowned Miss Chile 2012 and will represent Chile in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Miss Malawi 2011

Miss Malawi 2011

LILONGWE, Malawi - Susan Mtegha (24, Mzuzu) was crowned Miss Malawi 2011 at the Sunbird Capital Hotel Marquee in Lilongwe. She is expected to represent Malawi in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18 if enough funding is secured for her participation. The first runner-up was Mayamiko Agatha Msosa and the second runner-up was Jacqueline Chimkwita Phiri.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Miss Swaziland 2011

Miss Swaziland 2011
EZULWINI, Swaziland - Ayanda Dube (23, Luyengo) was crowned Miss Swaziland 2011 at the Woodlands Hall in Ezulwini on October 21 during a contest that saw 13 girls competing for the title. Nosipho Mkhwanazi and Telamsile Zubuko finished second and third, respectively. She is expected to represent Swaziland in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18. Her participation or non-participation will be confirmed in the coming months.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fiji returns to Miss World

Welcome back, Fiji!

The inaugural Miss World Fiji 2012 pageant is underway and the finals will be on April 21 in the capital city of Suva. Under Beauty with a Purpose, the Miss World Fiji pageant aims on its first year to support the St. Gilles Hospital including raising awareness surrounding mental health. The motto for Miss World Fiji 2012  is "Not Mental - No Stigma' .

Fiji debuted in Miss World 2004 with Aishwarya Suhkdeo and next year the second representative from Fiji ever will attend Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Miss Aruba 2011

 Miss Aruba 2011
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Lucianette Verhoeks (18, Santa Cruz) was selected as the official Miss Aruba 2011 at the conclusion of a special crowning ceremony held at the House of Mosaic in Oranjestad. She will represent Aruba in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18. The national pageant was postponed for July 2012 where Miss Aruba 2012 will be crowned for Miss World 2013.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Miss South Africa 2011

 Miss South Africa 2011
SUN CITY, South Africa - Melinda Bam (22, 1.70m, Pretoria) was crowned Miss South Africa 2011 at the Superbowl in Sun City. She will represent South Africa in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18 and/or Miss Universe 2012 depending on the dates of both international pageants. Remona Moodley was the first runner-up and Thuli Sangweni was the second runner-up.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Miss Polonia 2011

Miss Polonia 2011
OTRĘBUSY, Poland - Marcelina Zawadzka (22, 1.80m) was crowned Miss Polonia 2011 in Otrębusy. She will represent Poland in Miss Universe 2012. Anna Krupa was the first runner-up and Marcela Chmielowska was the second runner-up.

PHOTO SOURCE| Wirtualna Polska

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Miss Kazakhstan 2011 - Мисс Казахстан 2011

 Miss Kazakhstan 2011
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Aĭnur Tolyeuova, from Taldykorgan, was crowned Miss Kazakhstan 2011 (Мисс Казахстан 2011) at the InterContinental Almaty Hotel in Almaty. Mariya Gorbulko was the first runner-up and Arna Abdrakhmani was the second runner-up.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Miss France 2012

 Miss France 2012
BREST, France - Delphine Wespiser (19, 1.75m, Magstatt-le-Bas) was crowned Miss France 2012 at the Parc des Expositions de Penfeld in Brest. She will represent France in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18 and Miss Universe 2012. The first runner-up is Mathilde Couly and the second runner-up is Marie Payet. Charlotte Murray and Solène Froment completed the Top Five.

Miss Angola 2012

 Miss Angola 2012
LUANDA, Angola - Marcelina Vahekeni (21, 1.70m, Ondjiva) was crowned Miss Angola 2012 at the Belas Conference Centre in Luanda. She will represent Angola in Miss Universe 2012. Manuela Agostinho was the first runner-up and Isilda Silva was the second runner-up. Rossana Silva and Catarina Furtado completed the Top Five.
As reported on November 8, Edmilza Nicosía Mota dos Santos, first runner-up of Miss Angola 2011, will represent Angola in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August.
The organizers of the Miss Angola pageant will launch the Miss Angola Mundo pageant next July and the winner will compete in Miss World 2013.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2012

 Miss and Mister Luxembourg 2012
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Claudia Vitoria Müller (19, Schifflange) was crowned Miss Luxembourg 2012 at Espace Namur in Luxembourg. She will represent Luxembourg in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August. Deborah Airoldi and Salomé Heindrichs finished second and third, respectively. At the same event, Scorssery-Philippe von Knobelsdorff (30, Strassen) won the Mister Luxembourg 2012 title.

PHOTOS SOURCE| Claude Piscitelli (

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Miss España 2011

 Miss España 2011
SEVILLE, Spain - Andrea Huisgen Serrano (20, 1.81m, Barcelona) was crowned Miss España 2011 (Miss Spain 2011) at the Palacio de los Sueños in Seville. Aránzazu Estévez Godoy (22, 1.81m, Santa María de Guía) finished as the first runner-up or Primera Dama de Honor and is expected to represent Spain in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August. Ana Crespo Martínez was the second runner-up and will compete in Miss International 2012. Ainhoa García Roca, Lidia de Sousa Muñoz and Belinda Gutiérrez Tobe completed the Top Six.

 Miss Spain 2011, Andrea Huisgen Serrano

 First runner-up, Aránzazu Estévez Godoy is expected to compete in Miss World 2012

Second runner-up, Ana Crespo Martínez is expected to compete in Miss International 2012

PHOTOS SOURCE| Certamen Miss España

Mister España 2011

Mister España 2011
SEVILLE, Spain - Diego Otero Téllez (23, 1.90m, Toledo) won the Mister España 2011 title at the Palacio de los Sueños in Seville. Bartolomé Márquez Mora was the first runner-up and Nestor Acosta Arencibia was the second runner-up.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Miss Guatemala 2012

 Miss Universo Guatemala 2012
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Laura Beatriz Godoy Calle (23, 1.74m, Guatemala City) was crowned Miss Universo Guatemala 2012 at the conclusion of the Miss Guatemala 2012 pageant. She will represent Guatemala in Miss Universe 2012. 

 Miss Mundo Guatemala 2012
Monique Georgette Aparicio (21, 1.78m, Guatemala City) won the Miss Mundo Guatemala 2012 title at the same event held at the Ilumina Convention Center in Guatemala City. She will represent Guatemala in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August.

 Miss Internacional Guatemala 2012
Christa García (19, 1.70m, Guatemala City) is the new Miss Internacional Guatemala 2012 and will go to Miss International 2012. 

The Miss Guatemala pageant is organized by Belleza Guatemala SA, license holder of the three greatest international pageants.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Miss International Japan 2012

 Miss International Japan 2012
TOKYO, Japan - Ikumi Yoshimatsu (24, 1.70m, Saga) was crowned Miss International Japan 2012 in Tokyo. She will represent Japan in Miss International 2012. Miss World Japan was not crowned on the ceremony. Nozomi Igarashi, Yurie Iwata and Nana Kurobe finished second, third, and fourth, respectively. The International Culture Association will announce the Japanese representative for Miss World 2012 soon from the runners-up.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Señorita Colombia 2011/2012

 Señorita Colombia 2011/2012
CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia - Daniella Margarita Álvarez Vásquez (23, 1.73m, Barranquilla) was crowned Señorita Colombia 2011/2012 at the conclusion of the Concurso Nacional de Belleza de Colombia 2011/2012 celebrated at the Getsemaní Auditorium of the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena de Indias. She will represent Colombia in Miss Universe 2012. Melissa Carolina Varón Ballesteros finished in second place. Melina Ramírez Serna, Laura Marcela Cantillo Torres and Thael Osorio Redondo completed the Top Five.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Kimberley Leggett (19, 1.75m, Pulau Pinang) was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 at the Sunway Pyramid Hotel in Petaling Jaya. She will represent Malaysia in Miss Universe 2012.

Special thanks to Andre Sleigh!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

News from Angola

Edmilza Nicósia Mota dos Santos (20, 1.73m, Malanje) was supposed to compete in Miss World 2011 but withdrew because of visa problems. Comité Miss Angola recently announced that she will represent Angola in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next July. The new Miss Angola Mundo pageant is scheduled for June/July 2012 and will be organized by Comité Miss Angola to select Angola's representative for Miss World 2013. The Miss Angola Universo 2012 pageant is scheduled for next December as customary.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Bodine Koehler Peña (18, 1.83m, Río Grande) was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012 at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan. She will represent Puerto Rico in Miss Universe 2012. The first runner-up is Vanessa de Roide Toledo (Carolina) and the second runner-up is Gabriela Berríos Pagán (Toa Alta). Jennifer Guevara Campos (Arroyo), Nadyalee Torres (Aguas Buenas) and Shaleyka Vélez Avilés (Aguada) completed the Top 6 finalists.

Verónica Rodríguez Hernández (Camuy), Sacha Valdés Orta (Loíza), Mara Liz Rivera Ramos (Mayagüez) and Darla Pacheco Montañez (Yabucoa) were the Top 10 semi-finalists.
Nicole Marie Pérez Aponte (Cayey), Beverly Álvarez Torres (Lajas), Raiza González Montes (Morovis), Sug Haley Torres Feliciano (Sábana Grande), Rahman Khalil Mohamed (Toa Baja) and Jennifer Luyando Cruz (Yauco) were the Top 16 quarter-finalists.
Nicole Marie Pérez Aponte (Cayey) won the Best National Costume Award, Nadyalee Torres (Aguas Buenas) won Miss Photogenic, Raiza González Montes (Morovis) won Miss Congeniality and Bodine Koehler Peña (Río Grande) won the Best JCPenney Style Award.
38 contestants competed for the national pageant broadcasted live on Telemundo.

PHOTOS SOURCE| Pipo Reyes/Primera Hora

Sunday, November 6, 2011



21 year-old, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares from Venezuela won the 61st Miss World pageant held at the Earls Court Two in London, England. She is the sixth winner from Venezuela. Gwendoline Gaelle Sandrine Ramos Ruais from the Philippines finished as the first runner-up and Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez from Puerto Rico finished as the second runner-up.

Alize Lily Mounter from England, Kyung Min Doe from Korea, Bokang Ramaredi Montjane from South Africa and Jennifer Karen Reoch from Scotland completed the Top 7 Finalists.

Astrid Ellena Indriana Yunadi from Indonesia, Nunziata Tania Bambaci from Italy, Zhanna Zhumaliyeva from Kazakhstan, Carla García Barber from Spain, Nicoline Artursson from Sweden, Yaroslava Kuryacha from Ukraine, Esonica Mictecia Veira from the United States Virgin Islands and Malaika Mushandu from Zimbabwe were the Top 15 Semi-finalists.

Amber Jade Greasley from Australia (20, tie), Karabo Sampson from Botswana (19), Juceila Graziele Bueno from Brazil (29), Riza Raquel Santos from Canada (30, tie), Gabriela Pulgar Luco from Chile (18), Lourdes Elisa Figueroa Araujo from Guatemala (20, tie), Linda Szunai from Hungary (26, tie), Kanishtha Dhankhar from India (26, tie), Midori Tanaka from Japan (25), Mianette Broekman from New Zealand (30, tie), Nicole Elizabeth Huber Vera from Paraguay (16, tie), Natalia Sergeyevna Gantimurova from Russia (20, tie), Johanna Sansano from Saint Barthélemy (16, tie), Milica Tepavac from Serbia (23), Pacharida Rodkongka from Thailand (26, tie) and Lee-Ann Forbes from Trinidad and Tobago (24) completed the 30 highest scores.

Miss World Sports 2011 was Marianly Tejada Burgos from the Dominican Republic, Miss World Beach Beauty 2011 was Alize Lily Mounter from England, Miss World Talent 2011 was Gabriela Pulgar Luco from Chile, Miss World Top Model 2011 was Zhanna Zhumaliyeva from Kazakhstan and Miss World Beauty with a Purpose was a tie between Astrid Ellena Indriana Yunadi from Indonesia and Stephanie Adwoa Adjeiwaa Karikari from Ghana.

The Queen of the Americas is Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares from Venezuela, the Queen of Asia and Oceania is Gwendoline Gaelle Sandrine Ramos Ruais from the Philippines, the Queen of the Caribbean is Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez from Puerto Rico, the Queen of Europe is Alize Lily Mounter from England and the Queen of Africa is Bokang Ramaredi Montjane from South Africa.

Host Nations
Invited Artists
Charity Dinner
Final Event and Tickets
Seating Plan at Earls Court Two
Live World Broadcast Times
Miss World on TV
Contestant Video Profiles
Miss World 2011 Final Scores
Fun Fast-Track Scorecard

Beach Beauty: 1. England, 2. Martinique, 3. Ukraine
Beauty with a Purpose: 1. Ghana and Indonesia, 2. Zimbabwe, 3. South Africa
Sports: 1. Dominican Republic, 2. Guatemala, 3. Scotland
Talent: 1. Chile, 2. United States Virgin Islands, 3. Puerto Rico
Top Model: 1. Kazakhstan, 2. Italy, 3. Philippines
World's Designer: 1. Turkey

(11/5) TANIA BAMBACI wins It's Your Choice poll for Miss World 2011
 (11/5) MOANA SARANN LUU named Best National Director of 2011
(11/4) Rehearsals, Beach Beauty and Top Model Videos
(11/3) MISS BULGARIA 2011 (No Frame Media/Producers) named Best National Pageant Production of 2011
(11/2) London Sightseeing
(11/2) Top Model and Beauty with a Purpose Finalists
(11/1) Miss World Charity Dinner and World Family Party
(10/31) Interviews Highlights Video
(10/31) Visit to the London Eye, Photo Call at River Thames
(10/31) Top Model Semi-finalists
(10/29) Beach Beauty Semi-finalists
(10/28) Visit to the University of Cambridge: Presentations and Debates
(10/28) Talent Finalists
(10/26) Scottish Dinner, Visit to Edinburgh Castle, Visit to the British School of Falconry and Melville Market Dinner
(10/25) Golfing at Gleneagles and Visit to Stirling Castle
(10/24) More Miss World 2011 Videos
(10/24) More Visa Problems...
(10/24) Miss World Sports Event
(10/22) Visa problems affecting contestants
(10/23) Arrival to Scotland
• (10/21) Sportswoman and Talent Semi-finalists

• (10/21) The First Days...
• (10/21) The Hellos and Goodbyes
• (10/18) First Departures

SWIMSUITS: Miss World Beach Beauty
EVENING GOWNS: Miss World Top Model

(11/6) The Miss World 2011 Finals
(11/2) London Sightseeing
(11/1) Miss World Charity Dinner and World Family Party
(11/1) Visit to the London Eye, Photo Call at River Thames
(10/31) Beach Beauty and Top Model Behind the Scenes and Initial Judging
(10/29) Visit to the University of Cambridge
(10/28) Visit to the British School of Falconry
(10/26) Visit to Edinburgh Castle
(10/26) Visit to Stirling Castle
(10/25) Golfing at Gleneagles
At the Crieff Hydro Hotel
(10/25) Miss World Sports Event
(10/23) Arrival to Scotland
(10/22) Miss World Talent Semi-finals
• (10/22)
Traditional Dance Rehearsals
• (10/22)
Miss World Sportswoman tryouts
• (10/24)
At the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel
• (10/20) Departures, Arrivals to London

Miss World 2011
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Albania - Isi Topçiu-Ulaj
Argentina - Antonella Cecilia Kruger Flores
Aruba - Gillain Alicia Berry
Australia - Amber Jade Greasley
Austria - Julia Hofer
Bahamas - Sasha Celesie Joyce
Barbados - Taisha Shaddai Carrington
Belarus - Anastasia Harlanova
Belgium - Justine De Jonkheere
Belize - Kadejah Kenifah Tunn
Bermuda - Jana Lynn Outerbridge
Bolivia - Yohana Vaca Guzmán
Bonaire - Benazir Berends Charles
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Snežana Kuzmanović
Botswana - Karabo Sampson
Brazil - Juceila Graziele Bueno
Bulgaria - Vania Detelinova Peneva
Canada - Riza Raquel Santos
Chile - Gabriela Pulgar Luco
People's Republic of China - Liu Chen
Cayman Islands - Lindsay Katarina Japal
Colombia - Mónica Andrea Restrepo Villamil
Costa Rica - Paola Mayela Chaverri Víquez
Côte d’Ivoire - Kohiman Betty Jeanine Kouadio
Croatia - Katarina Prnjak
Curaçao - Monifa Joanne-Marie Jansen
Cyprus - Orthodoxia Panagi
Czech Republic - Denisa Domanská
Denmark - Maya Celeste Padillo Olesen
Dominican Republic - Marianly Tejada Burgos
Ecuador - María Verónica Vargas Granja
Egypt - Donia Hamed
El Salvador - Karen Marcela Castro Quintanilla
England - Alize Lily Mounter
Finland - Sara Sieppi
France - Clémence Marie Oleksy
Georgia - Janeta Kerdikoshvili
Germany - Sabrina-Nathalie Reitz
Ghana - Stephanie Adwoa Adjeiwaa Karikari
Gibraltar - Michelle Gillingwater Pedersen
Greece - Eleni Miariti
Guadeloupe - Frédérique Grainville
Guam - Siera Robertson
Guatemala - Lourdes Elisa Figueroa Araujo
Honduras - Bessy Beatriz Ochoa López
Hong Kong - Hyman Chu
Hungary - Linda Szunai
Iceland - Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir
India - Kanishtha Dhankhar
Indonesia - Astrid Ellena Indriana Yunadi
Ireland - Holly Carpenter
Israel - Ella Ran
Italy - Nunziata Tania Bambaci
Jamaica - Danielle Crosskill
Japan - Midori Tanaka
Kazakhstan - Zhanna Zhumaliyeva
Kenya - Catherine Susan Anyango
Korea - Do Hyeong Min
Kyrgyzstan - Nazira Nurzhanova
Latvia - Alise Miškovska
Lebanon - Yara El-Khoury Mikhael
Liberia - Meenakshi Monica Subramani
Lithuania - Ieva Gervinskaitė
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Vesna Jakimovska
Malaysia - Chloe Chen Tien Nee
Malta - Claire Marie Busuttil
Martinique - Axelle Perrier
Mauritius - Joëlle Marie Justine Nagapen
Mexico - Gabriela Palacio Díaz de León
Moldova - Veronica Popovici
Mongolia - Buyankhishig Unurbayar
Montenegro - Maja Maraš
Namibia - Luzaan van Wyk
Nepal - Malina Joshi
Netherlands - Jill Lauren de Robles
New Zealand - Mianette Broekman
Nicaragua - Darling Janeth Trujillo Balmaceda
Nigeria - Sylvia Nduka
Northern Ireland - Finola Guinnane
Norway - Anna Larsen Zahl
Panama - Irene del Carmen Nuñez Quintero
Paraguay - Nicole Elizabeth Húber Vera
Peru - Odilia Pamela García Pineda
Philippines - Gwendolyn Gaelle Sandrine Ramos Ruais
Poland - Angelika Ogryzek
Portugal - Bárbara Franco
Puerto Rico - Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez
Romania - Alexandra Stănescu
Russia - Natalia Sergeyevna Gantimurova
St. Barthélemy - Johanna Sansano
Scotland - Jennifer Reoch
Serbia - Milica Tepavac
Sierra Leone - Swadu Natasha Beckley
Singapore - May Hsu
Slovakia - Michaela Ňurciková
Slovenia - Lana Mahnič Jekoš
South Africa - Bokang Ramaredi Montjane
Spain - Carla García Barber
Sri Lanka - Pushpika Sandamali Mahampitiya Arachilage De Silva
Sweden - Nicoline Artursson
Tanzania - Salha Israel
Thailand - Pacharida "Julie" Rodkongka
Trinidad and Tobago - Lee-Ann Forbes
Turkey - Gizem Karaca
Uganda - Sylvia Namutebi
Ukraine - Yaroslava Kuryacha
United States - Erin Cummins
United States Virgin Islands - Esonica Mictecia Veira
Uruguay - Karina Belén Sogliano Maldonado
Venezuela - Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares
- Victoria Phạm Thuý Vy
Wales - Sara Jessica Manchipp
Zimbabwe - Malaika Mushandu

Angola - Edmilza Nicósia Mota dos Santos
Armenia - Anna Arakelyan
Cape Verde - Tirzah Ellen Tomar Da Cruz Livramento Évora
Ethiopia - Melkam Michael Endale
Guyana - Arti Angelita Cameron
Lesotho - Nomazondo Mphakisoane
South Sudan - Atong Demach
Suriname - Stefanie Grace Gentle

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