Miss World 2018 : Announced


The 2018 Contestants have all done extremely well representing their home countries here at Miss World. However, after various hard fought FastTracks and Head to Head challenges, 17 contestants emerged as automatic qualifiers:

 

Nepal (Multimedia & Beauty With A Purpose)

 

France (Top Model Winner)

 

Japan (Talent Winner)

 

USA (Sports Woman)

 

Mauritius (Head to Head)

 

Venezuela (Head to Head)

 

Bangladesh (Head to Head)

 

Chile (Head to Head)

 

Malaysia (Head to Head)

 

India (Head to Head)

 

Singapore (Head to Head)

 

Thailand (Head to Head)

 

Mexico (Head to Head & Beauty With A Purpose)

 

Uganda (Head to Head)

 

To close out the Top 30, Barney has just revealed the 13 Judges Pick and the contestants still in the running to become the 68th Miss World.  In no particular order here are the 13 contestants moving on to the Top 30:

China PR

Cook Islands

Belarus

Belgium

Northern Ireland

Russia

Scotland

Nigeria

South Africa

Panama

Barbados

Jamaica

Martinique

 

The incredible DINASH has just delivered an amazing performance, his extraordinary vocal range engulfed the Sanya City Arena and earned him a standing ovation from the Miss World audience.

Following Dinash’s stellar performance, the Top 12 was revealed:

Belarus

France

Scotland

Jamaica

Martinique

Mexico

Panama

Mauritius

Uganda

Nepal

New Zealand

Thailand

Miss World 2018 : Special Perfomance


The grandeur of this auspicious occasion is even more elevated with the reveal of our Colosseum inspired stage.  The oval, tiered seating stage allows for all 118 contestants to be involved throughout the live show…as they are seated in their continent, behind panels of LED Screens that display the flag of each country.  The contemporary white marble-like stage is accentuated with shimmering silver strips, and is gloriously illuminated by state-of-the-art Electronic Theatre Control lighting.   

This remarkable stage created the backdrop for a spectacular opening number! The contestants were contemporarily styled in shimmering jersey crop tops, high wasted denim shorts and sparkly sneakers…  and looked so modern as the entered the stage from different directions, creating a most intricate and rhythmical parade. The amazing choreography incorporated the Live Performance of the Hit Single ‘Bang Like A Drum’ by the talented 17-year-old, UK based; Donel Mangena.  (Miss World) 

 

Presenters Megan Young, Barney Walsh, Angela Chow, Fernando Allende and Stephanie del Valle

 

Miss World 2018 : Dances of the World 2018


The usual feature of Dances of the World is always a treat for both the Miss World contestants and the audience.  This, as the contestants get the opportunity to showcase a piece of their culture on this International Stage. 

However, this year Miss World used Dances of the World to merge national pride with global unity, as all 118 countries, dressed in their colourful national costumes…proudly waved their country flags – in a Dances of the World choreography that celebrates women while paying homage to the beauty and strength of diversity.

The amazing Dances of the World presentation, featured each continent and were accompanied by a blended mix of music that inspired unique dance techniques to compliment their nation’s relevance.  The introduction of each group was choreographed with seamless transitions, that gave each continent centre stage prominence; then unified the groupings in a colourful, cultural fusion!

That was a glorious Dances of the World cultural presentation!  Now, we are one step closer to crowning the 68th Miss World.  (Miss World) 

 

Miss World 2018


Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon reacts as she is crowned the 68th Miss World by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar from India.

Vanessa Ponce de Leon made history on Saturday to become the first Miss Mexico to be crowned Miss World.

The 2018 pageant took place in the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China. The 26-year-old winner beat 117 other contestants, including runner up Miss Thailand Nicolene Limsnukan, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo, who placed third, and and other finalists from Belarus, France, Scotland, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Mauritius, Uganda, Nepal, New Zealand and Thailand.

 

“I can’t believe it, I really can’t believe it,” the newly crowned Miss World 2018 said backstage. “And I think all the girls deserved it. I am proud to represent all of them. I will do as much as I can in the time I have got. Thank you so much, everyone.”

The new Miss World has a degree in International Business and has worked as a model and TV host. She is also involved in charity work, and serves on the board of directors of a rehab center for girls and volunteers for Migrantes en el Camino and is also a speaker for the National Youth Institute.

eonline.com / Miss World 

Miss World 2018 : Miss World Multimedia Final


Nepal took social media by storm, clicking her way to the number one spot, and securing her place in the Miss World Top 30; after winning the Multimedia challenge which evaluates the contestants based on all social media platforms, audience engagement, creative content and influence.

This year the Miss World Multimedia Challenge has pushed boundaries, broken barriers and has caused social-media to be ablaze! The record amounts of social media traffic generated by all 118 delegates from social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, MobStar, Twitter and ModelPowerLive have been staggering!

The 2018 Miss World contestants have jumped at the opportunity to raise their social media profile – using a variety of content; documenting their amazing journey, showcasing the wonders of beautiful Sanya, and highlighting the powerful work of Beauty With A Purpose.

In addition to the usual Miss World Multimedia Challenge, this year, the contestants were further required to create their own unique promotional video of Sanya.  This was a most exciting exercise and the videos produced, revealed how much the delegates are enjoying their time in beautiful Sanya.  These videos, which were all very impressive, were judged by a multimedia panel, to include Mr. Tang – Vice Chief Sanya Tourism.

After careful deliberation, the multimedia panel selected the top five videos – voted best Sanya Tourism promotional videos.  The videos securing the top spots were:  

Fifth – England

Fourth – Puerto Rico

Third – Nepal

Second – China PR

First – Kenya

As a reward for their creativity, the top five Sanya Tourism Promo Videos were given the amazing news that their videos will be posted on the Sanya Tourism website for visitors and residents of Sanya to enjoy. Additionally, the five delegates received Miss World Medals.

The other two delegates that made a big splash in the overall Multimedia challenge and were ranked among the top three are Second Place – Mexico and Third Place – Kenya. 

And the 2018 Miss World Multimedia Challenge winner and automatic qualifier to the Miss World top 30 is…Nepal!

Miss Nepal, the Multimedia Challenge winner now joins:

France (Top Model Winner)

Japan (Talent Winner)

USA (Sports Woman)

Mauritius (Head to Head)

Venezuela (Head to Head)

Bangladesh (Head to Head)

Chile (Head to Head)

Malaysia (Head to Head)

India (Head to Head)

Singapore (Head to Head)

Thailand (Head to Head)

Mexico (Head to Head)

Uganda (Head to Head)

 

(Miss World)

Miss World 2018 : Beauty With A Purpose – Charity Dinner


MISS WORLD.  The thing that sets Miss World apart, is our special focus on making a difference in the lives of children and the least fortunate around the world.  

This is precisely why each year, the Miss World Organisation makes the time to use our global platform to raise awareness, and in so doing raise funds for charity.  

This evening we held our annual Charity Dinner and Auction.  Hosted by the spectacular, beachfront marvel – the Rosewood Resort in Sanya, China. The elegant setting created the perfect staging for this meaningful Miss World event.  

The success of this event is largely dependent on the countries represented…as each year, delegates vying for the most purposeful crown in pageantry; would take with them a special gift from their homeland for Beauty With A Purpose.  This unique gift is then auctioned for charity.  An interesting fact to note about funds raised under Beauty With A Purpose, is that; 100% of monies raised go to charity.  

Chairman and CEO of Miss World, Mrs. Julia Morley, has created this remarkable vehicle of hope, compassion and service.  In her welcome presentation, she expressed gratitude to all the local partners who made the evening possible and the 118 Delegates for the wonderful gifts they contributed to the auction.  

Tonight’s Charity Dinner raised over RNB 300,000.00 for Beauty With A Purpose, and is therefore, considered a huge success.  Children in China will benefit greatly from this noteworthy initiative.

Adding to the splendour of the evening was the heartwarming performance by children from Kids World, which is a Miss World branded training program for children in China.  The very talented Kids World performers modelled and danced their way into the hearts of the applauding audience.  Following their performance, the children were presented with certificates signed by Mrs. Morley.

 

To bring the delightful evening to a surprise ending, was the announcement of the 20 finalists who have advanced to the final round of the Head to Head Challenge.  Miss World Presenter Frankie Cena took to the stage to make the exciting announcement:

After a record 2.2 billion views and over 20 million votes, the 2018 Head to Head first round Group Winners are:
Mauritius
France
Venezuela
Philippines
Nigeria
Bangladesh
Chile
Lebanon
Malaysia
Guadeloupe
Myanmar
India
Nepal
Singapore
Thailand
Bulgaria
Mexico
Trinidad & Tobago
Argentina
Uganda

Miss World 2018 : Miss World Sports Championship


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RED

Canada

Ireland

Belarus

Bolivia

Dominican Republic

Cayman Islands

Guinea Bissau (Reserve)

Cook Islands (Reserve)

YELLOW

Ecuador

Hungary

Kazakhstan

Netherlands

Poland

Latvia

Finland (Reserve)

Moldova (Reserve)

BLUE

Panama

USA

Scotland

New Zealand

Northern Ireland

Slovenia

Sierra Leone  (Reserve)

Mexico (Reserve)

Then it was on to the beach for the long Jump and 60 meter dash. In the long jump, Miss Bolivia was the clear favourite, and in the end she out jumped her competition with a leap of – 3m 30cm.  

The 60 meter dash was way more competitive, and after six rounds of qualifying heats it was down to the final race between the top qualifiers: Cayman Islands, Netherlands, and USA.  It was literally a photo finish…but edging out the others for the win was Miss Netherlands in a time of 8.15 seconds.

The final event of the day was the Swim Challenge, and the beautiful Rosewood, infinity edge pool, welcomed the athletes.  Two qualifying rounds took us into the final swim between: Cook Islands, New Zealand, Ireland, USA, Finland, and Netherlands.  In a record swim, Miss New Zealand covered the length of the pool in a swift 34 seconds.

Then, in the running for Sports Woman 2018 and the contestant moving on to join France and Japan as early Top 30 finalists are:

3rd place – Netherlands

2nd place – Bolivia

And the trophy and title – Miss World Sports Woman 2018 go to: USA!

 

(Miss World)

Miss World 2018 : Miss World Delegates Looking Posh at Welcome Cocktail Reception


The 118 delegates dazzled in a night that encompassed sheer elegance and sophistication at the Miss World Welcome Cocktail Reception, that was held at the gorgeous rooftop Lounge and pool deck of the Hyatt Place Sanya, City Centre. The incredible view from the roof lounge created the perfect backdrop for the stylish Miss World delegates to dazzle in their designer cocktail dresses.

Miss World leads in making a difference in the lives of children and the marginalised around the world, through meaningful Beauty With A Purpose initiatives. However, in as much as we eagerly get our hands dirty in order to make clean the lives of the least fortunate; it is also a known fact that Miss World is synonymous with grace, glamour and style – of purest sophistication.

As part of the duties of a Miss World, she is expected to present at various events, requiring her to dress and look the part. We are confident, judging from this event; the integrity of the “Beauty With A Purpose” crown will be maintained. As though ripped from the pages of Vogue, each girl took the opportunity to look the part, proving she is indeed ready to take on this awesome responsibility.

The photo montage from the Welcome Reception gives you an up-close look at the delegates looking very posh as they enjoy the delectable hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the vibrations of the delightful live entertainment. If the fashion from Sunday’s Cocktail Reception is any indication, then, the upcoming Miss World Top Model competition is going to be spectacular!   (Miss World) 

Miss World 👸 : Nelma Ferreira was crowned Miss World Angola 2018


Nelma Ferreira was crowned Miss World Angola 2018 by Miss World Angola 2017, Judelsia Bache, on Saturday 22nd September. Nelma is a 20-year-old student from Benguela. First Runner Up, Márcia Buambua from Huambo, and Second Runner Up, Miriam Conde from Cabinda, will support Nelma during her tenure. Eighteen contestants, representing each of Angola’s provinces, participated in the contest.

Angola has twice received top placements in Miss World. Micaela Reis won First Runner Up in 2007 and Birgite dos Santos placed in the top five finalists.