Friday, October 28, 2011

Miss World 2011: Visit to the University of Cambridge

A Cantabrigiensis Journey
The 113 contestants for Miss World 2011 spent their day at the University of Cambridge, the second oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. A group participated in a walking tour of the campus that took them to St John's and Trinity College and another group were punting on River Cam. A select number of the contestants participated in presentations or debates at the university. The contestants from Botswana, Puerto Rico, Scotland, and Zimbabwe gave presentations. The contestants from Spain, South Africa, Namibia, Liberia, Ireland, Paraguay, India, Nigeria, Botswana, Australia, England, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Belgium, Panama, Saint Barthélemy and the People's Republic of China participated in debates surrounding social responsibility and other topics.

Zimbabwe was the first speaker to take the floor. Her speech was about her work helping the fight against the cholera epidemic in her country as well as the importance of Beauty with a Purpose. Botswana took the stage and gave a speech about tolerance and dispelling misconceptions. Scotland talked about the inspiring work of the contestants through Beauty with a Purpose and highlighted the academic backgrounds of her fellow contestants. Puerto Rico talked of her work with the children in her home country and how much she has learned from the Miss World experience.

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