London to host Miss World final with 130 countries contesting
The Miss World Organisation, led by Julia Morley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO,) has announced exciting plans to bring 130 incredible women from all over the world to London for a three-week festival and the Miss World final.
Contestants will arrive in London on November 20 with the grand final taking place on Saturday, December 14 at ExCeL London.
The opening ceremony will be held in London; each contestant will then compete in a series of fast-track events that guarantee a place in the top 30. These include multimedia, sport, talent, top model, Head to Head Challenge and Beauty With A Purpose, taking them on a journey across some of London’s most iconic landmarks taking in its rich culture and heritage.
CEO Morley said: “London is the greatest city in the world to visit. It’s where Miss World started in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations and this year, we are going to put on the best show ever.
“Each year we bring together women from around the world with a shared sense of purpose. For many of them, this will be their first visit to London, and they are all so excited. They can’t wait to share their traditions, the music they enjoy, the food they eat, and the astonishing range of “Beauty With A Purpose” charitable projects they are working on.”
The “Beauty With A Purpose” global humanitarian programme is at the heart of Miss World. This global platform inspires and empowers thousands of young women from around the world to use their talents to raise awareness and funds in aid of humanitarian causes that make a real and lasting difference to the poor, sick, and disadvantaged.
The Miss World Festival will be held in Thailand in 2020 to celebrate its 70th year. Thailand will be working very closely with us to share the London experience. Full details of the 2020 celebrations will be announced shortly.
The highly-anticipated Miss World final show will be broadcast globally to over 150 countries, where viewers will watch as the reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de León, pass the crown to the 69th Miss World in London.
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