courtesy of OfficialMissWorld
MW2010 Alexandria Mills in Kenya
Some people think that being Miss World – despite the constant ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ thrust – is all glamour and traveling around the globe. Well, that’s true. There is the glam part, but only a small percentage compared to the entirety of responsibilities. She needs to look fabulous during fundraising events after all. And the traveling? It is imperative. How else can she fulfill her purpose inside a condo in London?
But in my opinion, one thing that sets Miss World apart is that she cannot, will not and has never been fake in reaching out to others and bringing sincere service to the underprivileged. A true blue-crown wearer should really have the heart to help without pretensions.
Former Miss World Alexandria Mills of the US was able to prove that to Julia Morley during her 2010-2011 reign. She may not have the most flashy stints, but whenever she did her global mission, one can definitely see the good soul this woman has.
May the next winner be the same, but with the extra beautiful noise that can be heard by people around the world. 🙂
2010 Miss International Elizabeth Mosquera....a lot lovelier now!
Aside from becoming the sixth Venezuelan to win the Miss International crown, Elizabeth Mosquera holds the distinction of being the best performer among the Top 5 of Miss Venezuela 2009 (Adriana Vasini placed 3rd in Miss World 2010, Jessica Guillen won Miss Atlantico International 2010, Mariangela Bonnani was a Top 7 finalist of Miss Earth 2010 and Marelisa Gibson was a non-placer in Miss Universe 2010).
Right now, she is in Chengdu, China acting as big sister to the large number of delegates vying for Miss International 2011. By late next week, she will be turning over her crown to the next winner. From that point, she will be more than ready to move on and embrace the opportunity-filled life of a former international beauty queen. I reckon that she has what it takes to succeed in whatever field she decides to focus on after her reign. With her beautiful smiling face and warm disposition, things can only get better for this lady.
Buena suerte en su vida después de Srta. International! 🙂
Czarina Gatbonton, the Philippine bet to Miss Humanity International 2011
Seldom does a Filipina represent the country twice in international beauty pageants. Some ladies with the privilege and who come into mind are Maricar Balagtas (Miss Universe 2004 and Miss Globe International 2001), Margaret Ann Bayot (Miss International 2004 and Miss Maja Internacional 2004), Joyce Ann Burton (Miss Young International 1981 and Miss Universe 1985), and Joanne Santos (Miss Universe 1995 and Miss Tourism International 1997). Add to the list Bb. Pilipinas-World 2010 Czarina Gatbonton. After wearing the Philippine sash in Miss World 2010, she has been appointed by BPCI as official Philippine representative to Miss Humanity International 2011 which will have its grand finals in Bridgetown, Barbados on October 22, 2011.
Czarina’s big-time exposure to the rigors of Miss World will greatly help in her quest to shine in Barbados. Some quarters may claim that Miss Humanity International is just a small-time newbie in the global pageant scene. Be that as it may, we should still continue supporting our candidate because it will hold her confidence high all throughout the competition.
Czarina’s exotic good looks and warm personality will definitely work to her advantage because the contest centers both on beauty and in getting involved with worthy causes. If she is lucky enough to win the crown for the Philippines, then it will be some sort of a vindication for her less-than-memorable performance in China last year.
Let’s wish her the best of luck! 🙂
(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. 😉
Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills
Next Tuesday, January 25, Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills will set foot in the Philippines together with MWO (Miss World Organization) Head Julia Morley to attend the formal contract signing with Cory Quirino – the new Philippine franchise holder of the biggest global beauty pageant. It will be remembered that BPCI (Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.) took charge of sending local representatives to the Miss World from 1992-2010 and can be credited for a number of respectable placements in the competition such as 2nd Princess in 1993 (Ruffa Gutierrez); Top 5 in 2003 (Mafae Yunon) & 2004 (Karla Bautista); Top 10 in 2002 (Kate Manalo) & 1994 (Cara Subijano); and Top 15 in 2005 (Carlene Aguilar).
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Cory Quirino’s Fusion Excel group can eclipse BPCI’s performance and finally produce the Philippines’ first Miss World titleholder. 😉
Miss Universe 2010 Jimena Navarrete of Mexico
Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills of the USA
Miss International 2010 Elizabeth Mosquera of Venezuela
Miss Earth 2010 Nicole Faria of India
The Quartet is now complete! The Big 4 beauty pageants of 2010 have already crowned their Queens as follows:
MISS UNIVERSE 2010: Jimena Navarrete of Mexico
MISS WORLD 2010: Alexandria Mills of the USA
MISS INTERNATIONAL 2010: Elizabeth Mosquera of Venezuela
MISS EARTH 2010: Nicole Faria of India
And what do these four gorgeous ladies have in common? They all come from pageant powerhouse countries!
Let’s see which nation/s will shine brightest in 2011 but this early, it looks like Venezuela and Mexico won’t be letting their guards down as their representatives for next year have already been selected and boy, are they FIERCE! 😉
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!!! 😉
Yara Liz Santiago of Puerto Rico wins the Miss World 2010 Beach Beauty fast-track event.
Finally, the first fast-track event of Miss World 2010 pushed through. The Beach Beauty event winner will go straight to the semi-finals on October 30. This year, the winner is Yara Liz Santiago of Puerto Rico. She won over 114 other ladies. Others in the Top 5 are Miss USA Alexandria Mills (2nd), Miss Norway Mariann Birkedal (3rd), Miss China PR Xiao Tang (4th) and Miss French Polynesia Mihilani Teixeira (5th).
Beach beauty winners (L-R) Xiao Tang of China PR, Alexandria Mills of USA, Yara Liz Santiago of Puerto Rico (winner), Mariann Birkedal of Norway and Mihilani Teixeira of French Polynesia.
Congratulations, Yara! 😉