|Julia Morley invited a host of special guests to board the Millennium of London, joining one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river Thames as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s official river procession|
On Sunday 3rd June 2012, over 1,000 boats passed along the river Thames and close to one million people lined the river banks in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The River Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant celebrated Her Majesty’s sixty years of service by magnificently bringing the Thames to life.
Kayaks, skiffs, Dunkirk little ships and dragon boats, tugs, barges, rowed shallops and passenger vessels helped to make up the procession that stretched over 12 kilometres in length.On Sunday 3rd June 2012, over 1,000 boats passed along the river Thames and close to one million people lined the river banks in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The River Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant celebrated Her Majesty’s sixty years of service by magnificently bringing the Thames to life.
The flotilla, led by Her Majesty The Queen aboard a Royal Barge, travelled under 14 of London’s Thames bridges, starting upriver of Battersea Bridge and finishing downriver of Tower Bridge.
Miss World Chairman Julia Morley and a host of her special VIP guests were onboard the Millennium of London, a vessel originally named by Her Majesty The Queen. Guests onboard included reigning Miss World Ivian Sarcos, Miss World 2007 Zhang Zilin, reigning Miss England Alize Lily Mounter, newly-crowned Miss Wales Sophie Moulds and Miss Scotland 2011 Jennifer Reoch.
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July 18: Contestants arrive in Ordos (Crowne Plaza)
July 19-23: Contestant training, auditions, filming and rehearsals
July 24: Ordos Welcome and Miss World 2012 Opening Ceremony
July 25: Ordos – Hong Kong (afternoon flight)
July 26-28: Hong Kong city tour, contestant introductions, presentation by Inner Mongolia Tourism
July 28: Hong Kong – Sanya flight
July 28/29/30: Sanya city tour, beachwear filming
July 31-Aug 2: Shanghai city tour, contestant introductions, presentation by Inner Mongolia Tourism and Miss World Charity Dinner (contestants stay at Peace Hotel)
Aug 2: Travel to Ordos (Seven Star Lake Resort)
Aug 3: Beachwear filming (the Dunes)
Aug 4: Miss World Beach Beauty Final (Seven Star Lake)
Aug 6: Miss World Sportswomen Final (Miss World library donation)
Aug 7-9: Return to Crowne Plaza, rehearsals for main show
Aug 10: Miss World Talent Final, Ordos Charity Dinner
Aug 11: Top model show rehearsal
Aug 12: Miss World Top Model Final
Aug 13-17: Miss World Final rehearsals (stadium)
Aug 18: 62nd MISS WORLD FINAL 2012 (19:30-22:00 local time), Miss World Coronation Ball
Aug 19: Contestants depart Ordos
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Janelee Chaparro (21), who competed as Miss Barceloneta in Miss World Puerto Rico 2011, will represent the caribbean island during the Miss World 2012 competition to be held in Ordos, China, in August.
Chaparro stands 1.68 m tall and will be crowned at the Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel on April 26th. She was 1st runner-up to Amanda Vilanova and has been chosen due to the move in the date of the Miss World competition. Courtesy Primera Hora
Miss World 2002 Azra Akın and actress Songül Öden have become the voice and the face of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Turkey Office’s campaign to prevent violence against women.
In their first action, Akın and Öden hosted a concert titled “Women Songs” on March 10, performed by the State Polyphonic Choir. The concert was jointly organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry and UNFPA in Ankara.
At a press conference held before the concert, UNFPA Turkey Representative Zahidul Huque said that UNFPA had been working for women’s and children’s rights and collecting data from all over the world. Huque said that they had decided to work with well-known Turkish names Akın and Öden in order to raise awareness about violence against women in Turkey, and added that it was very important for them to get the support of famous people.
She said that Akın, who was chosen as Miss World in 2002, was in a very strong position in Turkey and the world to help strengthen the position of women.
Hurque added that Öden was very famous as well thanks to her TV series’, especially in the Arab world, and that she worked passionately for women’s rights.
Following the press conference, Akın and Öden hosted the concert, during which 13 songs dedicated to women were performed. Anatolia News Agency/Hurriyet
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FIJI will play host to the reigning Miss World next month. Miss Venezuela Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares will be guest at the Miss World Fiji pageant.
Miss World Fiji national director Andhy Blake said Miss Colmenares’ visit could be seen as a privilege for the 20 semi-finalists.
“She (Miss World) will be able to share on the amount of charity work she is involved in.”Our girls will realise that Miss World is not just about beauty, it is also about charity. “The visit will help build confidence in our girls and encourage them to try out for next year.”
Fiji returns to the Miss World competition after an absence of 8 years. Their last contestant took part on the 2004 edition. The finals of Miss World Fiji will be held on April 21st, with the winner going on to compete in the 62nd Miss World finals in Ordos, China.
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