Miss World

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Miss World
Miss World 08 winner Ksenia Sukhinova.jpg
Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova
Formation 1951
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters London, England
Official language
Julia Morley
Key people
Eric Morley
Website Official website

Miss World is a international beauty pageant that started in 1951.[1][2] It 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 (2017) is Manushi Chhillar of India.[7] Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Miss World 1951". Pageantopolis. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  2. "Miss World 1952". Pageantopolis. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  3. "Tianjin Miss World China Pageant comes to a close". China Daily. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  4. "Miss Universe on August 23". Timesofmalta.com. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  5. "Pageant News Bureau – Miss World: A long, glittering history". Pageant.com. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  6. "Tracing the regal existence of 'Miss Universe'". Spicezee.com. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  7. "Miss India Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017". Channel NewsAsia. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.