Showing posts with label miss world 2011. Show all posts
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Saturday, November 05, 2011

The Miss World contest back in London, where it was launched 60 years ago

miss world 2011
Miss World 2011
AFP - For its 60th anniversary, the Miss World contest returns to Britain where it was created in 1951 with 122 competitors including Miss Venezuela, the favorite for the title awarded Sunday evening at a final followed by about a billion viewers. The number of candidates is a record in the history of the competition to be held in a sold-out exhibition center in London. Young women, elected Miss of their respective countries, have spent the last two weeks traveling across Britain, fueling interest in this contest will be broadcast in 150 countries.

Step one in Scotland where they visited the Edinburgh Castle and Stirling, and were introduced to traditional Highland games, like throwing tree trunk, brought for the occasion at the size of logs, they have then returned to the prestigious University of Cambridge, eastern England, where they participated in a debate on "social responsibility" and a racing boat. In London, they played the tourists, with a cruise on the Thames, a city tour by bus to imperial passage by the Tower of London and a trip on the London Eye, where the view on the Capital is breathtaking.

In the final, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (GMT), they perform national dances and parade before the announcement of the lucky winner. If beauty is in the heart of the event, the organizing committee also emphasizes the academic background of young women. This year, more than half are trained at university, one in four earned a university degree and more than half speak at least three languages. "All the beautiful women need a purpose. Make your time worthwhile," threw the chair of the Miss World, Julia Morley, the participants at the start of UK tour.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the competition, former Miss World is expected in London, the 2010 winner of the U.S. Alexandria Mills. The competition was launched under the name "bikini contest" in 1951, when Sweden's Kiki Haakansson was crowned at 25 other participants. Several former competitors have been shown in film, Halle Berry as the American, a finalist in 1986 and Oscar for Best Actress in 2009, and 1994 Miss World, Aishwarya Rai became the Indian Bollywood star. Twelve participants have also appeared in James Bond. Venezuela, India and the UK have distinguished themselves by winning five individual titles, and the chains of British paris expect a sixth crown for Venezuela this year.

"The favorite Ivian Sarcos, has it all," said Craig Hares Ladbrokes. "Miss Venezuela, a large family of 12 brothers and sisters, has a degree in human resources and currently works for a media company. It is seven against one." Until 1989, the final was held in London, before being relocated in the world, including Hong Kong, Atlanta USA, Sanya China, Warsaw or Johannesburg.

The last final held in London dates back to 2002 when the competition had to be repatriated at the last minute of Nigeria, after having given rise to inter-religious violence responsible for the deaths of more than 200 people. The disturbances broke out following an article suggesting the Prophet Muhammad would have taken one of the participants as a woman if he were alive. Miss World competition is older than its rival Miss Universe crowned in September that the Angolan Leila Lopes.

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