Wednesday, July 29, 2015

64th Anniversary of the Crowning of the Very First Miss World

Today, 64 years year ago, the Miss World Organization was officially born when the very first winner was crowned at the Lyceum Ballroom as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations in London. Kiki Hakansson from Sweden was the very first winner and since then 63 other young ladies have been crowned Miss World. The pageant was the brainchild of British entrepreneur, Eric Morley.

Mr. Morley, who worked for Mecca Entertainment group, eventually took the Miss World Pageant when he left Mecca and continued to run the organization with his wife, Julia, and other members of the Morley family including their sons, Steven and Julian, until his passing shortly before the start of the 50th Miss World contest in 2000, which incidentally returned to its birthplace for the first time in a decade.

Mrs. Julia Morley took over as CEO and has been working hard to modernize the image of Miss World and beauty pageants in general. Julia and her son, Steven, now tirelessly work to ensure that the Miss World Pageant remains relevant and that good work is done across the globe through Mrs. Morley's Beauty With A Purpose charity which she introduced in the 1970s.

The Miss World Organization has seen good times, hard times, and sad times. There were many highs and support from many influential people and also extremely tough times, but one thing remained the same: the dedication of the Morley family to this brand.

Later this year in Sanya, the reigning Miss World, Rolene Strauss from South Africa will crown the 65th Miss World.

Happy 64th anniversary, Miss World!

If I were a judge: Miss Universe Spain 2015

Miss Universe Spain 2015 will be crowned on July 30. 16 finalists will take part in the event and the winner will represent Spain at the 64th Miss Universe Pageant. Spain has been coming in very strong since they started two separate pageants after the Miss Spain Organization went bankrupt. This year, they have a great lineup again and if the judges are smart, Spain will be up there again at Miss Universe and perhaps even win the crown. Who will be the next Miss Universe Spain? If I were a judge:

Miss Universe Spain 2015: Alba Roman

1st runner-up: Raquel Bonilla

2nd runner-up: Carla Garcia

3rd runner-up Ines Lopez

4th runner-up: Raquel Fernandez

Sofia del Prado

Davinia Blanco

Miss International United Kingdom 2015

Sophie Loudon (22) will represent the United Kingdom at Miss International 2015 in Tokyo, Japan this October and November. Last year, the British entry, Victoria Tooby, was one of the major favorites for the title and finished in fourth place. Loudon, who hails from Glasgow, will try to become her country's first Miss International in 43 years.

She's pretty but not as strong as last year's girl.

Miss International Honduras 2015

Jennifer Valle, Miss World Honduras 2012, has been chosen to represent Honduras at Miss International 2015. The 20 year old beauty was supposed to represent her country at Miss International 2013, but had to withdraw shortly before the start of that pageant. She will now take to the stage on November 5 in Tokyo, Japan to try and win the Miss International title for her country.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Miss World Samoa 2015

The reigning Miss Samoa, Latafale Auva'a, has been selected to represent Samoa at Miss World 2015 in Sanya, China. It will be the first time in 27 years that the official Miss Samoa represents her nation at Miss World. Auva'a, who also won Miss Pacific Islands, will be crowned Miss World Samoa in the coming weeks. Samoa returned to Miss World in 2013 after an absence of 25 years and due to a lack of funding, they are currently only able to compete biennially.

Miss Bolivia Universe 2015: Results


Paula Schneider, Miss Santa Cruz, was crowned Miss Universe Bolivia 2015 this past weekend. She is 20 years old and will represent her country at the 65th Miss Universe Pageant in 2016.
The rest of the results were:
Miss International Bolivia 2015 for Miss International 2015 on November 5 in Tokyo, Japan:
Miss Cochabamba, Alejandra Panazo

Miss Earth Bolivia for Miss Earth 2015 on December 5 in Vienna, Austria:
Miss Residentes Bolivia, Jazmin Duran.

Joyce Prado, Senorita Litoral, was named Miss Tourism Bolivia while Senorita Beni, Andrea Velasco, was named Miss United Continents Bolivia. The first runner-up was Senorita Santa Cruz, Claudia Camacho, the second runner-up was Miss La Paz, Giovana Salazar, the third runner-up was Miss Litoral, Sharon Valverde, and the fourth runner-up was Senorita Tarija, Bernarda Costas.
Top 3: miss Bolivia International, Miss Bolivia Universe, Miss Bolivia Earth
Weak all around!

Miss World Honduras 2015 Crowned

Miss Tegucigalpa, Gabriela Salazar, is the new Miss World Honduras. She is 23 years old, stands 1.75m tall and will now start preparing to represent her country at Miss World 2015 in Sanya, China. The first runner-up was Miss Danli, Andrea Salinas, and the second runner-up was Miss La Ceiba, Corina Llores.