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Miss World : Miss World Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray in Leo Almodal Haute Couture Masterpiece


Catriona Elisa Gray in Leo Almodal Haute Couture Masterpiece

 

Miss World Philippines Catriona Elisa Gray in Leo Almodal Haute Couture Masterpiece

Photos by Sir Ahleks Fusilero

Make Up by Sharms De Castro

Hair by Sir Dave Grona

Shoes by Sir Jojo Bragais

Styled by Patrick Henry Mergano

Fashion Coordinator: Richard Sumait

Miss World : Priyanka Chopra and Rolene Strauss support UNICEF


Miss World 2000 – Priyanka Chopra and Miss World 2014 – Rolene Strauss have been working closely with UNICEF.

Appointed UNICEF’s global Goodwill Ambassador in December 2016 and a UNICEF India Ambassador for 10 years, Priyanka Chopra went on an African trip to support the #ENDViolence project, starting in Harare, Zimbabwe.She met child survivors of sexual violence and heard their harrowing stories.

“When I met these survivors, young brave women and children, and listened to their experiences, it just broke my heart,” said Priyanka. “I will never forget their stories.”

“As a society, it is on us to provide and take care of our children as citizens of the world, to educate children at a young age that it’s not OK to be inappropriately touched and that under-age sex can lead to unwanted teen pregnancy or HIV,” added Priyanka.On the second day of her visit, Priyanka visited Childline Zimbabwe, the country’s 24-hour service for children who have been abused, violated or exploited. As well as providing free, confidential, multilingual counselling to children aged 18 years and under, Childline also offers 25 community based drop in centers throughout the country.Her first stop was a Childline drop-in center in Epworth, where she met survivors of sexual violence who shared their stories. Priyanka then visited the Childline call-in center to meet the Helpline counsellors and listen to some of the calls being fielded in real-time.

“I was astonished by the number of calls that were coming in during the brief time I was there,” said Priyanka. “The counsellors, all volunteers, told me that many calls come from children in hysterics because they had been raped or abused. They were so scared. Without Childline, they would have nowhere to turn. This is a model that many countries with high rates of violence against children can adopt, because it is a safe place for children to turn to and know that their call will be answered by a compassionate person who will take their complaints seriously and respond.”

In 2016, 3,690 reports of sexual abuse were received by Childline. The children were assisted to receive counselling, medical assistance, and justice through prosecution of the offenders.

Priyanka then went to Johannesburg to attend the UNICEF fundraiser event.Priyanka was welcomed at Isibindi (“courage” in Zulu) Safe Park. The parks and program are all about prevention and early intervention to protect children from the HIV/AIDS crisis and many other vulnerabilities that can lead to violence in South Africa.The volunteer child and youth care workers (CYCW) help create a safe environment for children to play and be counseled in a controlled and protected environment. The National association of child and youth care workers (NACCW) is responsible for training almost 10,000 CYCWs and deliver services to almost 1.4 million children in South Africa. These workers connect with the children on a personal level, in their homes and at the park, and involve themselves in their daily life events like homework, household chores, and family issues.They use ordinary human interaction to feed these children teach them life skills and take care of their emotional needs – especially in parent less families.

After exchanging cultural dance techniques and sharing bindibonding from India with the children, Priyanka attended the UNICEF South Africa Gala 2017 where she met with Miss World 2014 – Rolene Strauss. Proceeds from the event will go towards protecting children from violence, neglect and safeguarding their future.

 

Miss World : Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at 2017 Cannes Film Festival!


 

 

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Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan slays in Michael Cinco princess gown on the red carpet of Cannes 2017. Source: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe)

 

 

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Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stuns in Ralph & Russo gown on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival.   Source: AFP)

Miss World : Press Conference Miss World 2016 in Indonesia.


 

National Director of Miss Indonesia – Miss World 2016 –  Ceo Miss World, Julia Morley.

Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle; Miss World CEO and Chairman, Julia Morley were welcomed in Indonesia by Liliana Tanoesoedibjo and Miss World Indonesia 2016, Natasha Mannuela . Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle and Miss World Indonesia 2016, Natasha Mannuela.

Miss World : Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, Miss World 2009, is to be the next mayor of Gibraltar.


Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, Miss World 2009, is to be the next mayor of Gibraltar


 

Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, Miss World 2009, is to be the next mayor of Gibraltar!

On behalf of the Chief Minister, the Government of Gibraltar issued a short Press Release officially announcing that the Chief Minister proposes to move the following motion at the next meeting of Parliament:

‘THIS HOUSE APPOINTS Mrs Kaiane Lopez GMH to be Mayor of Gibraltar and Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD to be her deputy as from Tuesday April 4,  2017.’

Kaiane was appointed Deputy Mayor of Gibraltar in March 2014 and has been actively involved with many events.

Kaiane was crowned Miss World 2009, and became the first woman from Gibraltar to win the title. Her victory was celebrated across the country, and then  Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Peter Caruana, hailed her win as a “wonderful achievement for her and for Gibraltar” and promised a “homecoming fit for a queen”.

Congratulations Kaiane!

Miss World : Variety Telethon – Iowa


Miss World : Variety Telethon – Iowa


 

This weekend has been one of the most memorable of my entire life. The telethon for Variety the Children’s Charity in Iowa has done such marvellous work. The telethon in Iowa has been going on for over 40 years and they raise millions of dollars every year to help the children of Iowa. We had the privileged before the telethon to visit some of the places that used Variety dollars, such as, Mercy Hospital, Orchard Place, YESS, and Blank Children’s Hospital, where we were given the opportunity to see how these places use the money and how it benefits the lives of the children of Iowa.

The telethon started on Friday march 4th, at 7 pm and ended at 12 and then continued on Saturday from 7am to 6pm. There was live entertainment on the stage, interviews at the phones, and specialised bikes being donated to kids who need them at Kids Korner. After a very long couple of days and a lot of hard work, Variety was able to raise $4,162,143 for the children of Iowa. What an incredible amount! It was a beautiful experience to see so many people come together in order to help those in need! And while it was a lot of fun, it was a humbling and heart-warming experience. Thank you all so much at Variety in Iowa for making this experience so memorable and for helping the lives of so many every year.

Miss World 2016 ~ Stephanie Del Valle.  Source by Miss World. 

The Real Beauty :Justine Clarke, a Miss World Australia Contestant.


 

 

Justine Clarke became the first Australian woman in a wheelchair to compete in the Miss World Australia contest.

The 26-year-old, who competed in the state’s final in Adelaide, suffers a ‘lower leg deformity’ and was keen to be involved with the competition so that she could help to raise funds for Beauty with a Purpose. Justine was keen to help inspire others and spread an empowering message about body positivity.

 

She said, “I want the catwalk to be a fair and inclusive place for everyone. A wheelchair does not define me or limit me. I can still be strong, feminine and beautiful”.

“For somebody in a wheelchair to be able to compete is a big thing. I really hope it sends a message that no matter what your race, size or disability — whatever makes you different — you are beautiful,” she added.

Miss World Australia’s national director Deborah Miller said Justine’s involvement in the pageant was proof that “beauty comes in all forms”.

“I think Justine is incredibly inspirational, actually, and she really embodies what Miss World is all about,” she said.

Unfortunately, Justine didn’t make it to the next stage of the competition, but she’s planning to continue working with Beauty with a Purpose and Variety, the Children’s Charity, which she hopes will motivate people to make a difference to youngsters’ lives through donations.

 

 

Miss World : World Tour


Miami

Our morning in Miami was calm. I woke up and began to get ready for an interview I had in the afternoon for Al Rojo Vivo, a news show on Telemundo. Once I was ready, I went for brunch with Julia Morley. We had a lovely meal and talked of our future plans (those are still secret, sorry!). Julia gave me great advice in preparation for my interview, and all of the future ones to come: make sure to always be yourself and speak of what you want everyone to know, you will do great!

I made my way to the Telemundo studios for the interview. Everyone greeted us at the studio with a very warm welcome. I was taken to makeup quickly for touch ups then went to the studio. The interview was about how I felt when they announced my name, my studies, and my plans for the future. It was filmed live which made the interview flew by and we were done faster than I thought! Thank you Al Rojo Vivo!

Before I left Miami for my next destination, I was able to spend some time relaxing at the beach and soaking up a little bit of sun before taking a 16+ hour flight. It was wonderful!

Hong Kong

I arrived at 5:30am, Hong Kong time, surprisingly awake and well rested. We were escorted in Hong Kong from our gate to the hotel where I checked. The airport and the hotel were all decorated so beautifully for the Chinese New Year that is coming soon. It was a beautiful and different sight to see. I took the train into the city and explored. The building and the lights were all so beautiful.

My second day in Hong Kong was more of a relaxed day. I decided to go to Victoria Peak, which is the highest or one of the highest points in all of Hong Kong and where you can see the entire city of Hong Kong. It was such a beautiful sight to see. On one side, there was the beautiful countryside where you could see the still waters and the sunset and on the other side, there was the city all the hustle and bustle of the big bright lights one tall buildings. I took many pictures and after a little shopping in the mall, I prepared for my next flight to China!

Stephanie Del Valle

 

Miss World : Miss World Arrives Home


Hospital visit

On Saturday, we went to the Auxilio Mutuo hospital where we were received by the hospital director, the medical director and the rest of their team. After a quick interview, we were taken to the department of oncology and we spent the day visiting different people around this floor. We also visited the paediatric centre where we spent time with the kids. It was so lovely to see them and talk to them. This was a great experience and a new experience for me because I had worked with children before but I had never gone to the hospital to spend time with these illnesses. To see the patients so positive, inviting and filled with so much hope and faith really moved me and has definitely motivated me to see what’s next to come for the rest of the year.

The Hospital’s philosophy for the patients recovering from cancer is “Mission feel better”. Mrs Morley told the director that she was going to do a donation of 10 000£ to help the hospital and to fulfil their needs.

Gala

After our visit to the hospital, we had a relaxing afternoon to get ready for a charity gala. This charity gala was held at the ‘Centro de Recepciones del Gobierno de Puerto Rico (Antiguo Casino)’ where people who have been part of my journey joined us. I wore a beautiful red dress made by the designer Carlos Alberto who also designed my dress for the final night. So many people attended and what warmed my heart was that the majority of the people at the event were people who have been with me since day one, who have been part of this journey and have impacted my life. I have friends from school, family, different teachers and mentors that have been with me throughout this whole process. After dinner, there was music because you can’t have a good party without music and this was a moment where I was able to spend some time with all my supports who came to celebrate this triumph together.

Church

On Sunday, we went to mass at the San Juan Cathedral, a place that is very special to me since it is where I was baptized and where I performed with the San Juan Children’s Choir multiple times. It was very important for me to go to this mass because it gave me the proper opportunity to give thanks to God for having helped me achieve this goal and for allowing me to bring so much joy and hope to Puerto Rico and the Latino community worldwide. The mass was dedicated to Peace that day and ended with a ceremony of releasing doves. What a beautiful sight to see and a beautiful moment to share with my family and friends that were there.

Farewell

Now, it was time to go. I said goodbye to my friends that had accompanied me at the mass with tears running down my face. They all had mixed expressions on their faces, proud of me and happy for me yet sad to see me go. Then my family and I left for one last meal together before I departed to this new adventure.

Stephanie Del Valle