Friday, December 16, 2016

Miss World 2016: Third Week

MISS WORLD 2016: Third Week in the United States

During their last night at the Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill, the contestants participated in a special viewing where 24 of the Beauty with a Purpose projects were presented in the presence of Julia Morley, president and CEO of Miss World Ltd.

The 117 contestants of Miss World 2016 left Washington D.C. to National Harbor, Maryland. They were greeted by Entertainment Cruises and enjoyed a private cruise along the Potomac River from the Diamond Teague Park in Navy Yard to the National Harbor on board the National Elite. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center received the contestants as the host hotel for the final leg of the competition.
The Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland served as the host of Miss World Sportswoman 2016. The qualifiers competed in groups to determine the overall winner after a series of challenges. Miss World Sportswoman 2016 was Natalia Asinata Simahite Short from the Cook Islands who is now fast tracked to the semifinals of Miss World 2016. For full results click here!
Later in the week, Anastasia Lin from Canada was given the opportunity of addressing the national media about her Beauty with a Purpose project about organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. She also attended the premiere of The Bleeding Edge, a movie that also addresses the issue. She was featured in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
The contestants took part in interviews, filming and rehearsals for the finale at the MGM National Harbor. They also enjoyed a dress designer dinner at the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center where they all showcased their gowns by designers from their own countries.
Miss World 2015, Mireia Lalaguna from Spain, visited the Paul Public Charter School in northwest Washington D.C. where she donated a book from each of the 117 nations represented in the international pageant for a World Library.
 The week concluded with the contestants taking part in a fashion show to select Miss World Top Model 2016 at the MGM National Harbor. Also, the winner of Miss World Talent 2016, the winner of Miss World Multimedia 2016 and the finalists of Miss World Beauty with a Purpose 2016 were announced. Miss World Talent 2016 is Bayartsetseg Altangerel from Mongolia. Full talent results here. Miss World Talent 2016 is Kong Jing from China. Full top model results here. Miss World Multimedia 2016 is Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray from the Philippines. Multimedia details here.
The top five finalists of Miss World Beauty with a Purpose are:

India - Priyadarshini Chatterjee
Indonesia - Natasha Mannuela Halim
Kenya - Evelyn Njambi Thungu
Nepal - Asmee Shrestha
Philippines - Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray


Don't forget to buy your tickets to attend the 66th Miss World finals at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland through Ticketmaster by clicking here!

You can revisit the happenings during the second week by clicking here.
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