Miss World

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Miss World

Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova
Formation 1951
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters London, England
Location  United Kingdom
Official languages English
President Julia Morley
Key people Eric Morley
Website Official website


Miss World is a international beauty pageant that started in 1951.[1][2] It is is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. The contest was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley, and run as part of the Mecca Leisure Group.[3][4] Since his death in 2000, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs the pageant.[5]

With its rivals Miss Universe and Miss Earth, this is one of the most publicised beauty contests in the world.[6]

The winner spends a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes. The current Miss World is Yu Wenxia of China.[7] Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign.

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