The Miss World titleholders from 2008-2019 (Credit: Thailandpageant)
We have always followed the Final Q&A of Miss Universe and how the eventual winner of each year delivered her answer on the way to the crown. For today, let us review Miss World and how the titleholders from 2008 to 2019 (Ksenia Sukhinova to Toni-Ann Singh
) handled their final speeches or questions that sealed the victory for each one of them.
I would appreciate if you can give your thoughts after, dear readers.
Now here is the winning answer of the reigning titleholder Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica.
Miss World India 2012 Vanya Mishra
India has been a Miss World powerhouse for many years now, with five (5) crowns safely tucked under the country’s belt (an amazing four top finishes from 1994-2000 in fact). The last time it won the pageant, though, was more than a decade ago when Priyanka Chopra was adjudged winner during the 2000 edition in London. After that, the closest it got to another victory was back in 2008 when Parvathy Omanakuttan placed 1st Runner-Up to Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia. Will Miss World India 2012 Vanya Mishra spell the difference and end the title drought?
Vanya (R) with Miss World USA Claudine Book.
Vanya is a 20 year-old Electrical Engineering student from Chandigarh who is bringing both beauty and brains to the table against more than a hundred lovelies currently in Ordos for Miss World 2012. How will she stand out given the high level of competition? Well, as is usual with Miss Indias of decades past, her biggest ace would be strong communication skills with a touch of either wisdom and/or basic life philosophy. Will it still work given the evolution of Julia Morley’s thrust (which of late has included multimedia in the fray of events)? Or has India started to lose its shine and has already gone past its Golden Age of participation in Miss World and the other Grand Slam pageants?
We’ll see what happens come August 18 when Vanya discovers what fate has in store for her in the competition. 😉
At the age of 26 (going 27), Gabrielle Walcott of Trinidad & Tobago is one of the oldest Miss Universe reps this year.
Gabrielle “Gabby” Walcott has just been named Miss Trinidad & Tobago-Universe 2011. At 26 (turning 27 on June 26), she is on her last year to qualify for any international beauty pageant, with Miss Universe having the highest ceiling age for a participant. And she’s no newbie in the arena. She joined Miss World 2008 where she placed 2nd Runner-Up to Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia.
Gabrielle Walcott (R) placed 2nd Runner-Up during Miss World 2008 won by Russia's Ksenia Sukhinova (center). They are joined by India's Parvathy Omanakuttan (1st Runner-Up).
How will Gabby perform in Sao Paolo? Pretty well, I reckon. She may not eke out a 2nd Miss Universe crown for her country, but I’m confident that she can easily make it to the Top 15 or Top 10. She might even do a Yendi Phillips at best and surpass her Miss World placement. But then again, I’m speculating way ahead of the competition so 15 other ladies could spoil everything for her.
Let’s wait and see. 😉
Binibining Pilipinas-World 2009 Marie-Ann Umali was feted with a send-off to Miss World 2009 which will culminate in a grand finals come December 12, 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Marie-Ann Umali is ready to capture the elusive first Miss World crown for the Philippines
Prior to the pre-pageant activities and coronation night in South Africa, Marie-Ann will initially head to London, England together with the other delegates before traveling as a group to Johannesburg a few days later.
Marie-Ann Umali receives wishes and kisses of good luck from Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Bianca Manalo (L) and Bb. Pilipinas-International Melody Gersbach (R)
Marie-Ann has a tough challenge ahead. The Philippines has not won the Miss World crown ever since it started and the closest the country got to the title were in 1973 when Evangeline Pascual placed 1st Runner-Up and in 1993 with Sharmaine ‘Ruffa’ Gutierrez clinching 2nd-Runner-Up honors.
Will Marie-Ann Umali achieve what all her predecessors have failed to do? Fellow beauty queens Bianca Manalo and Melody Gersbach (plus the whole country) can only keep their fingers crossed for her.
Let’s all wish Marie-Ann Umali the best of luck as she tries to conquer the Miss World crown currently held by Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia.
Good luck, Marie-Ann!
Images above are courtesy of Melvin Sia and Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide Forums.