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China PR IS CROWNED MISS WORLD 2007
China PR has won the highly coveted title of Miss World 2007 in a glittering, star-studded ceremony at the Beauty Crown Theatre in Sanya, Hainan Province, China.
The 2007 Miss World Festival has seen 106 beautiful and talented contestants spend an unforgettable month in China, but there could only be one winner and the applause rang out in the packed theatre as Julia Morley, Chairman of the Miss World Organisation and of the international panel of judges, announced the winner’s name.
Her smile shone out to a worldwide TV audience of over 2 billion as she was crowned by last year’s Miss World, Tatana Kucharova.
First runner-up was Angola, followed by Mexico as second runner-up. The other two finalists were Trinidad & Tobago and Sweden.
An impressive cast of international stars and music artists ensured that the 57th Miss World Final was a dazzling event. The TV spectacular was hosted by top Chinese TV presenter Angela Chow, presenting Miss World for the fifth year in succession, alongside co-host Fernando Allende, who is one of Latin America’s biggest stars and was making his Miss World debut.
The show told the story of the contestants’ stay in the tropical paradise of Sanya, with many clips of their activities and sightseeing, as well as their exciting trip to Beijing where they recorded the Olympic Torch Relay Anthem, visited the Great Wall and helped the Red Cross raise over US$5.5m to build new healthcare centres across China.
It also featured a stunning performance by international pop star Duncan James, formerly with the boy band Blue, singing ‘All I care about is love’ from the hit musical Chicago, and spectacular dancing and acrobatics from some of China’s most talented dance troupes.
One of the highlights came when Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, introduced his grandfather’s televised message for World Aids Day. This was followed by a magical moment, when the children from the Mandelas’ home town in South Africa joined with children from a local Hainan school and all 106 contestants to sing the World Aids Day song.
Miss World – The Final is the World’s largest live annual TV event with global viewing figures topping two billion across 174 countries.The full line-up of official judges at the Miss World 2007 Final was :
Julia Morley Chairman of Miss World Organisation and of the judging panel
Chairman Zhao Chairman of the Huayu Group
Li Xiao Bai Managing Director of New Silk Road
Maki Mandela Eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela
Elena Franchuk Founder of the Anti-Aids Foundation of Ukraine
Krish Naidoo Miss World Organisation International Ambassador
Duncan James International pop star
Annabel Croft Formerly one of the UK’s most successful female tennis stars
Neal Hamil Managing Director of the Elite Model Agency in New York Ben De Lisi World famous Italian Fashion designer.
- First runner-up : Micaela REIS, She was born in Portugal and grew up in Lisbon and Angola ; Age : 18 ; Height : 176
BOTSWANA - Malebogo MARUMOAGAE
GHANA - Irene DWOMOH
KENYA - Catherine WAINAINA
NAMIBIA - Marichen Jolandi LUIPERTH
NIGERIA - Munachi Gail Teresa ABII
ETHIOPIA - Mihret ABEBE
MAURITIUS - Melody SELVON
SIERRA LEONE - Fatmata B TURAY
SOUTH AFRICA - Megan Kate COLEMAN
SWAZILAND - Nkosingiphile DLAMINI
TANZANIA - Richa Maria ADHIA
UGANDA - Monica Kansume KASYATE
ZIMBABWE - Caroline MARUFU
CONTINENTAL QUEENS OF BEAUTY
Queen of Africa : Angola
Queen of Europe : Sweden
Queen of America : Mexico
Queen of Asia & Oceania : China PR
Queen of the Caribbean : Trinidad & Tobago
Source : Miss World - december 1, 2007