Let’s cut to the chase. The biggest heart of Miss World is Beauty With A Purpose. And with that in mind, I am confidently presenting my Final Top 10 for the 2017 edition. One of the ladies with their respective BWAP projects below will be the successor of Stephanie del Valle:
South Africa – Ade Van Heerden
Philippines – Laura Lehmann
Russia, Polina Popova
England, Stephanie Hill
Brazil, Gabrielle Vilela
India, Manushi Chhillar
Indonesia, Achintya Nilsen
France, Aurore Kichenin
Thailand, Phatlada Kullaphakthanaphat
Australia, Esma Voloder
In my mind, I will not be surprised to see the Top 5 with three Asian ladies – Philippines, Indonesia and India – along with South Africa and Russia. One of the three – Laura, Achintya and Manushi – could be this year’s winner. Are you excited for such possibility happening?
At the end of the day, my #1 choice is and will be Laura Lehmann of the Philippines for the blue crown.
The full draw of for the Miss World 2017 Head-to-Head Challenges took place with Frankie Cena presiding over. And Miss Philippines Laura Lehmann was drawn for Group 17 along with the representatives of Myanmar (Myat Thiri Lwin), Serbia (Andjelija Rogic), Lesotho (Mpoi Mahao), Thailand (Phatlada Kullaphanphat) and Turkey (Asli Sumen).
How will this work?
The Head to Head Challenge events will all take place between October 21st and November 15th at different locations visited by the contestants during the Miss World 2017 Festival. 20 Groups of 6 Countries to go head to head for a place in the Top 40 Round (the number of countries in each group may be adjusted according to the final number of contestants). The winner of each Challenge Group will automatically qualify for the Miss World Top 40 Round.
Online Live Streaming for the Challenge –
1. The 6 Nations in each group with make their opening remarks followed by a presentation of themselves. This can be a combination of live presentation and pre-recorded VT. The maximum total time for each presentation (including VT) is 2 minutes.
2. After the presentations, the contestants will answer questions from the presenter and online community. This process will be part of a Group discussion and will last for approximately 8 minutes.
3. Finally, every contestant will answer the question of the day (30 to 45 seconds for each nation to answer)
Mechanics for Judging –
The public will be asked to choose the winner of each Group via a free vote. The presenter will open the vote to the public after the opening presentations. Voting will remain open until the start of the next Challenge event when the winner of the previous Head to Head Challenge will be announced.
Watch out for updates about Laura’s Group 17 Head-To-Head Challenge soon!