Monday, 30 September 2013

Miss Universe China 2013

Kim Ye Jin was crowned Miss Universe China 2013 in Jing An Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai on September 28. This 25-year old from Hebei will represent China at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow this November 9. Lillian Liu and Alano Wang were the runners up.

Miss Brazil 2013

Jakelyne de Oliveira, 20 years old representing the state of Mato Grosso, was crowned Miss Brasil 2013 at an event held at Minascentro in Belo Horizonte on September 28. She will represent Brazil at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. 1st Runner Up is Janaina Barcelos and Priscila Santiago ended up as the 2nd Runner Up.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Philippines' Megan Young wins Miss World 2013 title!

23-year old Megan Young wins the Miss World 2013 title and crown at the Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. Young brought Philippines' first Miss World title after beating 126 other contestants. 

France's Marine Lorphelin ended up as the 1st Princess and Ghana's Naa Okailey Shooter emerged as the 2nd Princess. Completing the top 6 were Spain's Elena Ibarbia, Brazil's Sancler Frantz and Gibraltar's Maroua Kharbouch who won the App voting which made her secure a spot in the final cut. Completing the Top 10 are England, Nepal, Indonesia, Australia and Jamaica. 

The Continental Queens are:

Asia: Philippines - Megan Young 
Europe: France - Marine Lorphelin 
Africa: Ghana - Naa Okailey Shooter
Americas: Brazil - Sancler Frantz
Caribbean: Jamaica - Gina Haritgay
Oceania: Australia - Erin Holland

Young also won the Top Model award. Other challenge winners are Brazil for Beach Fashion, Nepal for Beauty with a Purpose, Indonesia for Talent, Netherlands for Sports and India for Multimedia.

This year, Philippines made a full circle victory on the Big 4 pageants after Brazil in 2004 and Venezuela in 2005. 

Young will travel all over the world as Miss World 2013. She will crown her successor in London on October next year. 

Friday, 27 September 2013

Miss World 2013 Final Hotpicks!

In less than 12 hours, Wen Xia Yu of China PR will crown her successor at the end of the event. Everyone's looking forward for this moment since the girls arrived in Bali on the first week of September. Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center will be the venue of this majestic moment.

Who will she be? Here is our FINAL HOTPICKS!

Miss World 2013: Philippines - Megan Young
1st Princess: Brazil - Sancler Frantz
2nd Princess: France - Marine Lorphelin

Ukraine - Anna Zayachkivska
Ghana - Naa Okailey Shooter

TOP 10
Italy - Sarah Baderna
Spain - Elena Ibarbia
Indonesia - Vania Larissa
Cameroon - Denise Ayena
Jamaica - Gina Hartigay

TOP 15
United States - Olivia Jordan
South Sudan - Manuela Matong
Japan - Michiko Tanaka
Ecuador - Laritza Parraga
Cyprus - Kristi-Mari Agapiou

Miss World 2013 Challenge event winners!

ith just over 24 hours until the Miss World Final begins, the judges finished pouring over all of the tremendous work our contestants have been doing and announced the WINNERS of the FIVE remaining major Challenge Events!

The contestants were assembled and the results were revealed for Top Model, Sports, Multimedia, Beach Fashion, and Beauty with a Purpose!

Here are the results!

Top Model
Winner: Philippines - Megan Young
1st Runner Up: United States - Olivia Jordan
2nd Runner Up: France - Marine Lorphelin
3rd Runner Up: Ukraine - Anna Zaiachkivska
4th Runner Up: Brazil - Sancler Frantz

Winner: Netherlands - Jacqueline Steenbek
1st Runner Up: Spain - Elena Ibarbia
2nd Runner Up: Northern Ireland - Meagan Green
3rd Runner Up: Paraguay - Coral Ruiz
4th Runner Up: El Salvador - Paola Ayala

Beach Fashion
Winner: Brazil - Sancler Frantz
1st Runner Up: France - Marine Lorphelin
2nd Runner Up: Ghana - Naa Okailey Shooter
3rd Runner Up: Jamaica - Gina Hartigay
4th Runner Up: Philippines - Megan Young

Multimedia Award
Winner: Brazil - Sancler Frantz
1st Runner Up: Thailand- Kanyaphak Phokesomboon
2nd Runner Up: Nepal- Ishani Shrestha
3rd Runner Up: Philippines- Megan Young
4th Runner Up: Malaysia- Melinder Bhullar

Beauty with a Purpose
   Winner: Nepal- Ishani Shrestha
1st Runner Up: Australia – Erin Holland
2nd Runner Up: Tanzania – Brigitte Alfred Lyimo
3rd Runner Up: Belgium – Noémie Happart
4th Runner Up: Brazil – Sancler Frantz

Congratulations to all of our winners!

TOMORROW you will find out WHO will be Miss World 2013, LIVE from 19:30 (GMT+8) For a full list of broadcasters click here!

Your country not on the list? Don't worry, you will be able to watch LIVE @MISSWORLD.COM!!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Top Model finalists!

The most awaited challenge event, Top Model final, was held at Mangapura Hall in Bali. The 127 candidates took on the runway the creations of top Indonesian designers. 

After the event, the Top 10 finalists were announced and they are:

Philippines - Megan Young
South Sudan- Manuela Matong
 England - Kirsty Heslewood
 United States - Olivia Jordan
 Cyprus - Kristi-Mari Agapiou
 Italy - Sarah Baderna
 France - Marine Lorphelin
 Brazil - Sancler Frantz
 Cameroon - Denise Ayena
 Ukraine - Anna Zayachkivska


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Top Talent Announced!

This year at Miss World we have had an abundance of talent. Several auditions stages have taken place, with some truly wonderful performances put on by the contestants. The judges have had a hard task of narrowing the field down to a select few for the Talent Final, which will take place on Sunday 22nd of September.

This year we have TWELVE finalists split into three distinct groups. We have FIVE singers, FOUR dancers, and THREE musicians.

 Australia - Erin Holland
 British Virgin Islands - Kirtis Mallone
 Cameroon - Denise Valerie Ayena
 Canada - Camille Munro
 Dominica - Leslassa Armour-Shillingford
 Hong Kong - Jacqueline Wong
 Indonesia - Vania Larissa
 Panama - Virginia Hernandez
 Slovakia - Karolína Chomistekova
 Trinidad & Tobago - Sherrece Villafana
 Ukraine - Anna Zaiachkivska
 Wales - Gabrielle Shaw


And there we have it, we have our top twelve talent finalists for you! The Talent competition will be taking place this coming weekend, so don’t miss it!

Miss America 2014 is New York!

24-year old Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 15, 2013. She's the first Indian American to win the title and second Asian to do so. 1st Runner Up is California's Crystal Lee, 2nd Runner Up is Kelsey Griswold of Oklahoma, 3rd Runner Up is Florida's Myrrhanda Jones and the 4th Runner Up is Minnesota's Rebecca Yeh.

Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland and Texas completed the Top 10. Missouri and Wisconsin completed the Top 12 (the Top 12 performed their talent) and competing the Top 15 are Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi.

The winner of Miss America received a scholarship as a prize. The winner doesn't go to any pageant. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Controversy on Miss World Uzbekistan

As beauty queens go, Miss Uzbekistan ticks all the boxes.
She’s pretty, sporty, loves to travel, has musical talent and has brains to boot (she says she likes to read Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy).

And after she’s competed at the Miss World final in Indonesia later this month, 18-year-old Rakhima Ganieva wants to graduate from university and become a lawyer.

But there is a glaring omission from her perfect CV – Uzbekistan has no idea who she is. The predominantly Muslim country doesn’t even hold a Miss Uzbekistan contest.

Officials at the Uzbek Culture and Sports Ministry and the National Committee on Women said yesterday that anyone laying claim to the nation’s beauty crown was an imposter.

Quite how Miss Ganieva made it to Indonesia has baffled the beauty world, while representatives from the London-based Miss World competition were unavailable for comment yesterday. The Uzbek beauty, who says she is from ‘sunny’ Tashkent, the capital of the central Asian nation, is on the official Miss World website saying: ‘I really want to win.’

Her recent Facebook posts show her posing alongside Miss Georgia, Miss Russia and Miss Ukraine as they prepare for the final on September 28.

But back home, the mysterious Miss Ganieva is upsetting her compatriots.

‘Rakhima Ganieva never passed through any special selection process in Uzbekistan,’ said Zhavlon Komolov, a representative of the Tashkent-based Pro Models modelling agency, where Miss Ganieva briefly trained as a 15-year-old.

‘If there had been a process to choose a young lady for this competition, I can assure you that a much more beautiful model would have been chosen. I’m sorry that Ganieva is choosing to build a career on lies.


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Miss Universe Spain 2013

Former Miss Espana 2008, Patricia Rodriguez, was crowned as the new Miss Universe Spain. This 23-year old Top 15 finalist at Miss World 2008 will represent Spain at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this November. She was supposed to be compete at Miss Universe 2008 but was unable due to being underage.

Lidia Santos and Ana Montabes were the runners up. 

Miss Universe Honduras 2013

Diana Mendoza was crowned Miss Universe Honduras 2013 at InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel on September 10. This 230-year old will represent Honduras at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this November. She previously competed at Miss Universe Canada 2012.

1st Runner up is Natalia Coto who is expected to compete at Miss Earth 2013 in Pasay City, Philippines and the 2nd Runner Up is Gabriela Salazar.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Miss Universe Germany 2013

Hagen winning Miss Germany 2010 pageant

Anne Julia Hagen was appointed as Miss Universe Germany 2013. This 23-year old model and tv personality will represent Germany at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow this November. She won Miss Germany 2010. 

Miss Universe Jamaica 2013

Kerrie Baylis was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2013 at the Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort on September 8. She will travel to Moscow, Russia to compete for the Miss Universe 2013 pageant. Chantel Davis and Salome Campbell were the runners up. 

Baylis previously competed at Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa where she placed first runner up the Sports fast track and semifinalist on both Top Model and Beach Beauty fast tracks. She was also 2nd runner up in the World Fashion Designer. 

Miss Universe Bahamas 2013


Lexi Wilson coveted the Miss Universe Bahamas 2013 title and crown at Atlantis Resort and Casino in Nassau. This 22-year old from Nassau will represent Bahamas at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this December. Tavette Darville and Chantel O'Brien finished second and third place, respectively.

Miss Universe Botswana 2013

Tsaone Macheng was crowned Miss Universe Botswana 2013 at Gaborone International Conference Center on September 7. This 20-year old will represent Botswana at Miss Universe 2013 which will be held in Moscow, Russia this November. Benah Sekgabo and Boitumela Kanedi were the runners up. 

The last time Botswana placed was in 1999 where they won Miss Universe. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Miss Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

Vera Krneta was crowned Miss Earth BiH 2013 at Studio 1 Saravejo on September 9. This 18-year old will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at Miss Earth 2013 this December in Pasay City, Philippines. Jasna Ivetic, Andela Gavrilovic and Marijana Kretic were the elemental runners up.

Miss World is still going to be held where it's originally planned

Despite the initial report about Miss World 2013 finals being moved to Bali, Indonesia, it was just confirmed that the final will still be held in Sentul International Convention Center (near the capital Jakarta) where it was originally planned a midst the advent of Muslim protests in Jakarta

Top athletes for Miss World 2013 Sports challenge event!

Early this morning the Miss World contestants took part in the elimination round of the Sports Challenge! 116 Nations took part in this initial stage, nearly all of the contestants here at Miss World!

Under the careful eye of our fitness experts, the contestants had to perform a selection of four fitness exercises, for 30 seconds per exercise. After each routine, the total number of repetitions were added together giving them a total score. The top 4 from each group were then selected to go through onto tomorrow’s final round of sports events. There was also a reserve from each group selected to stand in incase for any reason one of the select few can not take part in the finals tomorrow.

SEE Miss World Sports Challenge – Elimination Stage

After each contestant completed their four work out routines the scores were added and we the top four from each group were as follows:

Group 1: Belgium, Hungary, Northern Ireland, and Scotland (Reserve is Aruba)

Group 2: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Montenegro, Spain (Reserve is Cyprus)

Group 3: Italy, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Slovakia (Reserve is Bulgaria)

Group 4: England, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay (Reserve is Peru)

And those are the teams for tomorrow! Tomorrow at 16:00 (GMT +8), the final round of sports will take place, with 6 activities lined up for our final 16! However, the other contestants will still play a part in the event, as their noise, support, and backing will also count towards any tie breaking situations. If we do have a tie, the team who turns out with the best outfits, the best songs, and provides the best atmosphere will tip the balance in favour of their team!

Beach Fashion challenge event Top 11

Spain's Elena Ibarbia with Philippines' Megan Young

All the contestants of Miss World 2013 were screened for a closed door Beach wear competition in Westin Dua Hotel. Each contestant paraded their selves in swimsuits. The judges were able to come up with a Top 33 and they are:

Curacao, Chile, Bahamas. France, Aruba, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Ecuador, Albania, Spain, Philippines, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Japan, US Virgin Islands, China PR,Ghana, South Sudan, Cote D'Ivoire, Martinique, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Italy, Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, England, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova.

 The top 33 semifinalists competed for the second round and the judges were able to come up with the Top 11 and they are:

France - Marine Lorphelin
Philippines - Megan Young
Italy - Sarah Baderna
Indonesia - Vania Larissa
China PR - Wei Yu
Brazil - Sancler Frantz
Jamaica - Gina Hartigay
Ghana - Carranza Shooter
Moldova - Valeriya Tsurkan
Spain - Elena Ibarbia
Ukraine - Anna Zayachkivska

The rest of the Top 33 will now get a point for making it in the semifinals and the top 10 will get bigger points. 

The TOP 11 will now go on to a special Photoshoot to decide who will be the Beach Fashion Winner. 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Miss World finals moved to Bali?

Increasing protest from hard-line groups over the 2013 Miss World beauty pageant – which is slated to be held in Bali and Sentul in West Java from Sept. 8 to 28 – has seemingly forced the government to drop Sentul as one of the event hosts.

Coordinating People’s Welfare Minister Agung Laksono announced that now all of the pageant events, from the opening ceremony to the coronation night, would be held in Bali.

However, contestants, he continued, would be allowed to visit other provinces, but not as part of the program series.

“We take this decision after considering the pros and cons of the event for both the public and the organizer,” Agung said on Saturday.

In the initial schedule, after the first week of events came to an end in Bali, all 129 contestants from around the globe would then travel to Jakarta, where they would compete in different events culminating with the final on Sept. 28 in Sentul at the Sentul International Convention Center (SICC).

The contest, however, has drawn protests from Islamic hard-line groups across the country in the days leading up to the pageant. The groups protested the decision to host Miss World in the country, calling it as an "immoral event". The absence of a bikini round in the contest has failed to appease the hard-liners.

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), for instance, has conveyed its disagreement with the event, saying that the pageant was not in line with Islamic teachings. Radical groups the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and the Islamic People’s Forum (FUI) have also demanded the government cancel the event.

West Java is a Muslim majority province, which is reported to have the highest number of cases of violence against minority religious groups.

The sudden decision shocked the Miss World committee, as it came a few hours after the committee had held a separate press conference in Nusa Dua, Bali, where they expressed their optimism that the event would run smoothly despite mounting protests from hard-liners.

“This is an unexpected decision. Can you imagine it? It’s only three weeks before the finale then suddenly there is such a change,” Arief Suditomo, head of media affairs for the 2013 Miss World,  said.  (koi)


The Miss World Organization is still talking with the Indonesian government but it's likely the final will still push through in Sentul International Convention Center near Jakarta.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Philippines wins Miss Supranational 2013

2nd Runner Up, Miss Supranational 2013 and 1st Runner Up

Mutya Johanna Datul from the Philippines was crowned Miss Supranational 2013 at Minsk, Belarus on September 6. She beat 82 contestants from all over the world. Philippines brought Asia's first title of this pageant in it's 5 years of existence. Mutya won the Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 title and crown at Binibining Pilipinas 2013 pageant. This 21-year old hails from the Isabela province and comes from a impoverished family. 

Jacqueline Morales from Mexico was the first runner up and Leyla Kose of Turkey was the second runner up. Indonesia's Cok Krisnanda and US Virgin Islands' Esonica Veira, who was Top 15 at Miss World 2011, were the 4th and 5th placers respectively.

The continental queens are: Brazil (Americas), Gabon (Africa), Australia (Asia Oceania) and Belarus (Europe). The continental queens are selected from the non-Top 5 semifinalists.

Mutya will return to Philippines on September 9 but will immediately return Europe. 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Miss Diva 2013


Manasi Moghe was crowned Miss Diva 2013 at an event held at Westin Mumbai Garden City Hotel on September 5. She will represent India at Miss Universe 2013 which will be held in Moscow. Gurleen Grewal and Srishti Rana placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

This is the first edition of a pageant selecting India's representative to Miss Universe since the franchise came back to Times of India Group, organizers of Femina Miss India pageant which selects India's representatives to Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International. Due to lack of sponsors of Miss Diva, a Femina Miss India Universe winner might be crowned on the next edition of Femina Miss India.

Miss Ukraine Universe 2013

Olga Storozhenko was crowned Miss Ukraine Universe 2013 at an event held at Grand Hotel Kyiv on September 4. This 22-year old will represent Ukraine at Miss Universe 2013 which will be held in Moscow, Russia this November 9.

Sofia Oleynik was the first runner up and Olga Rubanova was the second runner up.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

2013 Miss World Schedule of Activities

Sept 3: Contestants arrive in Bali. They will stay at Pan Pacific Bali Nirwana Resort.
Sept 3-7: Contestant training, auditions, filming and rehearsals
Sept 8: Miss World 2013 Opening Ceremony and Welcome dinner
Visit to the city of Yogyakarta
The group arrives in Jakarta
Sept 20 : Miss World TOP Model Final at Plenary Hall JCC Jakarta
Sept 22-26: Miss World Final rehearsals
Sept 27: Miss World 2013 DRESS REHEARSAL
Sept 28: 63rd MISS WORLD FINAL 2013 (19:30-22:00 local time) at Sentul International Convention Center, in Sentul City; Miss World Coronation Ball
Sept 28 : Coronation Dinner Miss World 2013 at Sentul International Convention Center
Sept 29: Contestants depart Jakarta

Monday, 2 September 2013

Miss Lebanon 2013

Karen Ghrawi was crowned Miss Lebanon 2013 at Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center on September 1. Dania Kobeissy, Nay Riachy, Christina Dagher and Jose Rita Azizi completed the Top 5. 

Not after 24 hours after she is crowned, Ghawi will now pack her bags and fly to Indonesia for the Miss World pageant. She will also compete at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow this November.

Miss Universe Sweden 2013

Alexandra Friberg was crowned Miss Universe Sweden 2013 at Club Ambassadeur Stockholm. This 18-year old will represent Sweden at Miss Universe 2013 which will be held in Moscow, Russia this November 9. Eleanor Lilja was crowned Miss International Sweden 2013 and will represent Sweden at Miss International 2013 in Japan later this year.

25-year old Denice Andree was crowned Miss Earth Sweden 2013 on the same event. Her selection was just an appointment by the organization. She was Miss International Sweden 2011 and finished Top 15 at Miss International 2011 in China.