(L-R) Miss World Limited Inc. Head Julia Morley, Emma Wareus (Miss World 2010 First Runner-Up), Alexandria Mills (Miss World 2010) and Cory Quirino (Miss World-Philippines franchise holder) Photo courtesy of OPMB Worldwide
video courtesy of OPMBvids
Here for the contract signing of the new franchise for Miss World-Philippines are the indefatigable Julia Morley who heads Miss World Limited, Inc., the reigning Miss World Alexandria Mills from the USA and her 1st Runner-Up Emma Wareus from Botswana. Franchise owner Cory Quirino warmly welcomed the group and made sure that their short stay in the country is memorable.
The very first edition of Miss World-Philippines will be staged this year and I’m sure it will be a big one. 😉
Alexandria Mills became the 3rd Miss United States of America to clinch the Miss World crown after she was proclaimed winner over 114 other delegates in the just-concluded finals of Miss World 2010 at the Crown Convention Center in Sanya, China. Emma Wareus of Botswana placed 1st Princess, while Adriana Vasini of Venezuela earned 2nd Princess honors.
Alexandria takes over as Miss World from last year’s winner, Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar. She now has the distinction of being the 60th Miss World and its Diamond Anniversary titleholder.
Tonight, the 60th Miss World will be crowned at the Crown Convention Center in Sanya, China. This year’s winner will have the honor of being the pageant’s Diamond Anniversary winner, on top of besting 114 other ladies for the crown.
Honestly, it is difficult to do armchair judging for Miss World because it has the reputation of being either too predictable or the exact opposite. Pageant fans holler that certain countries are always favored year after year or that one or two delegates would always take a shine among the judges and become favorites in all fast-track events. This year, Miss Norway is an obvious high scorer, having topped the Miss World Top Model, aside from placing high in the Beach Beauty and Sports categories. She is now assured of being called among the Top 25.
All things being equal, here are the 25 candidates (in alphabetical order) I have selected as my personal favorites for this year. Many thanks to Global Beauties for the images of the ladies below…..
It’s close to impossible predicting who among them will be the winner, but I would hazard a guess and handpick the ladies of Norway, Ireland, Puerto Rico, United States and Belgium to come out on top. If you notice, three of them are fast-track winners which give a clearer hint on who the organizers would love to see as Miss World 2010.
Good luck to all the girls!!! 😉