31 octubre 2009

Miss Zambia World 2009

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Sekwila Mumba, 23 and 1.73m, who is the second runner-up of Miss Zambia 2008, will represent Zambia in Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Miss Zambia is a biennial pageant and the next edition will take place next year.

Sekwila Mumba, 23 y 1.73m, quien es la segunda finalista de Miss Zambia 2008, es la representante de Zambia en Miss World 2009 en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica. Miss Zambia es un certamen bianual y su próxima edición es en el 2010.



 Miss Zambia World 2009
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Sekwila Mumba

Barry beauty gets ready to take on the world

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Lucy Whitehouse

SOUTH Wales beauty Lucy Whitehouse is preparing to jet off to South Africa to take part in the 59th Miss World pageant.

Lucy, from Barry, was crowned Miss Wales during the summer and will be one of the contestants travelling to Abu Dhabi on November 10 and then on to Johannesburg where the competition will be held on December 12.

She entered the Miss Wales competition by chance but is now in the running to become the third Miss World from Wales, since Barry’s Helen Morgan briefly donned the crown 35 years ago.

Lucy, 21, who as part of her Miss Wales duties met soldiers returning from Afghanistan at a medal ceremony in St Davids earlier this month said: “I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’m hoping to take letters from children in Holton Junior School in Barry, to a school in Johannesburg as part of the school’s around- the-world pen pal initiative.

“Getting the chance to do this sort of thing is one of the joys of being Miss Wales. I am also delighted to be raising money throughout the year for The Joshua Foundation to upgrade a house in Fishguard that is a holiday home for children with terminal cancer.”

Lucy, a nurse at Barry Hospital, said: “My life has changed since I became Miss Wales. I have reduced my hours at the hospital and I have had a lot of engagements, met a lot of people and learnt a lot. It’s been a great experience.”

Lucy’s childhood ambition was to become a ballet dancer, but she only decided to enter a beauty contest earlier this year when she came across details for the Miss Vale of Glamorgan competition while surfing the net.

On travelling to South Africa, the former pupil at Barry’s Holton Road Junior School and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive said: “There is a chance I’ll meet Nelson Mandela. That would be a real honour.

“I’m not getting my hopes up too high about winning the competition, but I’ll certainly do my best.

“What I am really looking forward to is travelling around the world next year promoting the Joshua Foundation.”

Her mother, Denny, a former Vale of Glamorgan Woman of the Year winner, said: “The fairytale has happened for my daughter.

Miss Polynésie candidate à l'élection de Miss Monde

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Élue le 3 mai dernier miss Polynésie, Nanihi Bambridge, 19 ans, s'envole vendredi soir pour rejoindre les 120 candidates à l'élection de miss Monde qui se tiendra à Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud le 12 décembre. "C'est ma première participation à une élection de beauté internationale. J'ai peur", confie Nanihi qui s'est soumise au dernier essayage de ses deux ensembles de gala vendredi. Crédit photo : Christian DUROCHER - Tahitipresse


Élue Miss Polynésie le 3 mai dernier, Nanihi Bambridge, 19 ans, s'envole vendredi soir pour rejoindre les 120 candidates à l'élection de Miss Monde, qui se tiendra à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, le 12 décembre. "C'est ma première participation à une élection de beauté internationale. J'ai peur", confie Nanihi, qui s'est soumise au dernier essayage de ses deux ensembles de gala, vendredi.

"En parallèle à l'élection de Miss Monde, les stylistes et créateurs participent à un concours de mode. J'ai déposé un dossier. Je croise les doigts", indique Nel's, la styliste de Nanihi Bambridge.


"Je ne sais pas trop ce qui m'attend"

"J'ai hâte d'être sur place, de voir comment ça va se dérouler. En même temps, je suis un peu inquiète, car je ne sais pas trop ce qui m'attend", avoue Miss Polynésie, qui quitte Tahiti vendredi soir, avec deux valises uniquement, réservées aux tenues pour l'élection.


Elle emporte, entre autres, un costume de danse de Ori Tahiti conçu tout spécialement pour la circonstance par Tumata Robinson. Nanihi est également allée demander conseil à plusieurs Miss qui ont vécu cette expérience, dont Mareva Georges, qu'elle a rencontré à Bora Bora. Deux Miss Tahiti, Timeri Baudry et Vaea Olanda ont, en leur temps, été candidates à Miss Monde en Afrique du Sud.


Élection le 12 décembre

Après trois jours à Paris, "le temps de récupérer du décalage horaire", mais aussi "pour voir un copain, mon copain", confie-t-elle, Nanihi Bambridge rejoindra, à Londres, les 120 candidates à l'élection de Miss Monde 2009. Le 6 novembre, elles se rendront ensemble à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, où se déroulera, le 12 décembre au soir, la soirée de gala, en présence de plusieurs stars du show-biz.


Pour 2010, la présidente de Miss Monde, Julia Morley, a choisi le Vietnam pour camper ce concours, auquel 120 pays participent aujourd'hui. Puisque le prénom de Miss Polynésie 2009, "Nanihi", signifie "vahine parfaite et convoitée", la Polynésie n'a donc aucune inquiétude à avoir pour celle qui sera son ambassadrice.




Miss Mundo Colombia rumbo a Sudáfrica por la corona

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Daniela Ramos, la señorita que representará a Colombia en el reinado de Miss Mundo, partirá hacia Sudáfrica el próximo jueves para cumplir con los compromisos del evento.

Desde el día que fue coronada como Miss Mundo Colombia, el pasado 17 de agosto, Daniela se viene preparando para la noche de coronación el próximo 12 de diciembre.

La preparación incluyó clases de pasarela con el reconocido entrenador venezolano de reinas Hittler Calia; además de recibir clases de protocolo y glamour con Jenny Manzure.

Alexánder Rojas será el encargado de diseñar los atuendos de Daniela para la noche de coronación, el show principal, la prueba de talento y la bienvenida.

Desde hace 19 años Alexánder ha vestido a las reinas de Colombia. En la pasada coronación de Miss Universo fue el encargado del atuendo de la Señorita Canadá y ahora tiene la responsabilidad de vestir a la señorita Cauca en la próxima elección y coronación de Miss Colombia.

Alexánder confía en la preparación y el trabajo desarrollado por Daniela: "La veo muy internacional, esa niña nos va a traer la corona. Es preparada y tiene proyección".

Esta jovencita de 21 años representó a Bogotá en el concurso de Miss Mundo Colombia pero es originaria de Cali. Cursa quinto semestre de diseño gráfico, pero por los compromisos del reinado tuvo que suspender sus estudios.

Daniela se muestra confiada del papel que desarrollará en el concurso como representante por Colombia. "Estoy muy segura de lo que he hecho en estos meses. Además me he preparado en obras benéficas, estoy con el proyecto mamá canguro, en diferentes escuelas e institutos", dice la candidata.

La elección y coronación de Miss Mundo se llevará a cabo el próximo 12 de diciembre en Sudáfrica.

28 octubre 2009

Miss World Scotland 2009: Noticias / News

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Miss Scotland

I’ll teach you how to be World class

REIGNING Miss Scotland Katharine Brown hooked up with predecessor Stephanie Willemse... and she wouldn't have missed the chat for the world!

Kind-hearted Steph gave Kat a load of tips before the beauty queen jets off to South Africa for the glitzy Miss World contest.

Blonde Kat, 22, leaves for Johannesburg in just two weeks - and lapped up the advice.

The gorgeous duo chatted over coffee at Glasgow's Rogano as Steph shared her experiences of representing Scotland in the prestigious pageant last year.

And she warned that 5ft 11ins Kat can expect a LOT of attention.

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Bikini babe ... Steph in South Africa and in final



The 20-year-old told her: "Out of 108 girls in South Africa last year there were about 10 blondes.

"I think that, and your height, will work in your favour.

"When you arrive go straight to the stylists to tell them how you want your hair and make-up for the final. Take rollers with you to give your hair lots of volume."

But the fashion tip took sporty Kat by surprise because she admitted she'd NEVER heard of rollers. She gasped: "Rollers? What are those? Can you teach me how to use them?"

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Miss Scotland
 Top tips ... Stephanie talks to Katharine

Steph also told her: "Make sure you have a pair of gold heels that will go with anything because you'll be given a designer dress to wear and you'll have no idea what it looks like until nearer the finals.

"And don't forget to pack your tiara because even though I didn't need mine it's better to have it just in case.

"As soon as you arrive there are photographers waiting for you to get off the plane so make sure you look perfect.

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Kat who's got the dream ... she wants to win

"In the mornings at breakfast I had rollers in because you wanted to be prepared at all times - you can be asked to go for a shoot at a minute's notice.

"And remember to stock up on fake tan because the other girls all have exotic complexions and you need to glow."


Tennis coach Kat hopes to wow the Miss World judges with her RAP song... but Steph warned her that she would only have a few seconds to impress them. The 20-year-old, from King's Park, Glasgow, said: "You get 30 seconds - you might want to think about going straight to the best part."

Kat is preparing for the month-long trip and the grand final on December 12 but Steph warned she'll be too busy to be homesick.

She added: "You won't really have the chance to feel homesick.

"It's vital you smile at all times and don't complain if they ask you to wear something you'd rather not because they can't stand whiners."

Kat added: I just can't wait now - I'm so excited."


THIS year's Miss World contest is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the second year running.

The 120 contestants' month-long tour of the country will start in Johannesburg on November 14 and take in the state-of-the-art World Cup stadia before heading to the Eastern Cape.

They'll be treated to trips to the beach and an amazing safari before the hard work really starts.

The glittering final, which takes place on December 12, will see last year's 20-year-old winner, Ksenia Sukhinova from Russia, hand over the crown.

Since launching in 1951, Miss World has become a global phenomenon.

Supporters claim it increases tourism and generates economic development in the countries where it has been held.

The Miss World final is broadcast in over 180 countries, and seen by more than ONE BILLION viewers, making it the world's most-watched annual event.

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Miss World Puerto Rico 2009: Noticias / News

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Miss Puerto Rico red hot favourite to win Miss World 2009

Bookies Paddy Power have slashed the odds on Miss Puerto Rico Jennifer Colon being crowned Miss World following a surge in support for the stunning brunette.

The twenty-one year old beauty who boasts fine art and classical music as her ‘special interests’ is now the red-hot favourite to win the pageant at 11/10.

Miss Puerto Rico’s closest contender in the betting is Miss Mexico 23 year-old Perla Beltran at 5/1. Other beauties in the bookies top ten include Miss South Africa at 10/1, Miss India at 14/1, Miss Slovakia, Miss Aruba and Miss Philippines at 16/1 and Miss Malta and Miss Croatia at 18/1.

Meanwhile Miss England and niece of world champion sprinter Linford Christie, Rachel Christie is 20/1 to go the distance while Miss Ireland Laura Patterson is further down the list at 50/1 with Paddy Power to be crowned this year’s Miss World.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “All the betting so far seems to be for Miss Puerto Rico. Unfortunately it’s looking unlikely that Laura will follow in Rosanna Davison’s footsteps to bring the crown home.”

The winner of Miss World will be announced on Saturday 12th December from Johannesburg South Africa.

Miss World 2009 odds at Paddypower
11/10 Jennifer COLON (Puerto Rico)
5/1 Perla BELTRAN (Mexico)
10/1 Tatum KESHWAR (South Africa)
14/1 Pooja CHOPRA (India)
16/1 Barbora FRANEKOVA (Slovakia)
16/1 Nuraisa LISPIER (Aruba)
16 /1 Marie Ann UMALI (Philippines)
18/1 Shanel DEBATTISTA (Malta)
18/1 Ivana VASILJ (Croatia)
20/1 Luciana REIS (Brazil)
20/1 Rachel CHRISTIE (England)
20/1 Kerenina HALIM (Indonesia)
20/1 Cherie GARDINER (Norway)
20/1 Magdalena SCHOEMAN (New Zealand)
20/1 Adi RUDNITZKY (Israel)
22/1 Happie NTELAMO (Namibia)
22/1 Carmen FERNANDEZ (Spain)
28/1 Evelyn ALBALAT (Argentina)
28/1 Flavia ARZABE (Bolivia)
28/1 Chrystalla TSIALI (Cyprus)
28/1 Chloe MORTAUD (France)
28/1 Ievgeniia TULCHEVSKA (Ukraine)
33/1 Loredana SALANTA (Romania)
40/1 Cherie GARDINER (Northern Ireland)
40/1 Ksenia SHIPILOVA (Russia)
40/1 Alice TATICCHI (Italy)
40/1 Marijana POKRAJAC (Montenegro)
50/1 Anna HAMMEL (Austria)
50/1 Antonia PETROVA (Bulgaria)
50/1 Sin Ting LAU (Hong Kong China)
50/1 Kaiane ALDORINO (Gibraltar)
50/1 Jelena MARKOVIC (Serbia)
50/1 Orsolya SERDULT (Hungary)
50/1 Alessandra ALORES (Germany)
50/1 Sanna KANKAANPAA (Finland)
50/1 Blaise ALVARADO (Honduras)
50/1 Ebru SAM (Turkey)
50/1 Lucy WHITEHOUSE (Wales)
50/1 Laura PATTERSON (Ireland)
66/1 Ta mara ZAPATTINI (Paraguay)
66/1 Andrea SARAC (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
66/1 Diana NILLES (Luxembourg)
66/1 Mariatu KARGBO (Sierra Leone)
66/1 Sophie LAVERS (Australia)
100/1 Gamya WIJAYADASA (Sri Lanka)
100/1 Beatrice BLAISE (Guadeloupe)
100/1 Ieva LASE (Latvia)
100/1 Katharine BROWN (Scotland)
100/1 Nanihi BAMBRIDGE (Tahiti)
100/1 Sumaiyah MAROPE (Botswana)
150/1 Eruza SASAKI (Japan)
150/1 Shu-rina WIAH (Liberia)
150/1 Nompilo MNCINA (Swaziland)
150/1 Vanessa SIBANDA (Zimbabwe)


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Miss World Dominican Republic 2009: Noticias / News

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Cónsul acusa de estafa a candidata Miss Mundo

En el acto se acusa al padre y otros familiares de la beldad.

El señor Andrea Biamonti interpuso una querella contra Omar Baldomero Contreras Rosario, Claudia Mercedes Melosis Sosa, Cecilia Clidia Contraras Sosa y la actual candidata a Miss Mundo, Ana Rita Contreras Sosa, por una alegada estafa millonaria relacionada con la terminación de unos pisos de apartamentos.

Biamonti acusa a la familia Contreras Sosa de violar varios artículos del Código Procesal Penal, y en el caso de Ana Rita Contreras Sosa de poner a nombre a una hermana, de manera fraudulenta, varios inmuebles que previamente fueron vendidos a terceros.

De acuerdo a una nota de prensa enviada a este diario en la querella presentada en la Fiscalía del Distrito Nacional, se establece que Omar Baldomero Contreras Sosa y sus hijas distrajeron en su provecho fondos superiores a los seis millones de pesos y además de materiales de construcción valorados en RD$298 mil.

Biamonti explica que él y su socio Aldo Barberis acordaron con Contreras Sosa buscar el financiamiento necesario para la terminación de los tres pisos propiedad de este, así como la terminación de un sótano, la instalación de un ascensor, la terminación de la escalera y de las fachadas del edificio hasta el techo del piso séptimo.

Explica que ambas partes cuantificaron en RD$12 millones 500 mil la inversión requerida para la terminación de los apartamentos, ubicados en el edificio contiguo al Centro Médico Gazcue, en la avenida Bolívar esquina Leopoldo Navarro.

Dijo que esos fondos serían obtenidos con recursos propios del él y su socio, con avances sobre la venta de los locales comerciales que se ejecutarán y si era necesario con préstamos hipotecarios con intereses a cargo de Contreras Sosa.

Señaló que como parte de este acuerdo se acordó que la administración de la obra, de los ingresos y el financiamiento bancario se ejecutarían de forma conjunta, lo que nunca ocurrió.

Explica que la familia Contreras Sosa utilizó en su provecho los fondos fruto de la venta y alquiler de locales y que desvió los materiales destinados a la terminación de los apartamentos, y que además una de sus hijas se apropió de dos de los locales comerciales.

Biamonti también acusa a la familia Contreras Sosa de falsificarle la firma para vender uno de los locales.

Explicó que debido a que los acusados han estado tomando los fondos para su provecho no se ha podido pagar un préstamo hipotecario inscrito sobre uno de los pisos en disputa y a nombre de Carlos Biamonti, hijo del demandante, y ahora entidad bancaria inicio un proceso de embargo inmobiliario.

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27 octubre 2009

Miss Jamaica World 2009: Noticias / News

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Our Queen Departs

As Miss Jamaica World 2009 Kerrie Baylis prepares for her departure, All Woman shares details of her fabulous wardrobe as well as her absolute necessities for the Miss World competition slated for Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kerrie's first leg of her journey, which commences on October 28, takes her to London where she will meet the other contestants. The contestants will either be selected to take part in a fashion event in Abu Dhabi or continue on to Johannesburg.


1. Lebanese designer Joe Dargham created Kerrie's stage gown, which she will wear on the final night. 2. A beautiful one-shoulder animal-print dress by Neah Lis. 3.This beautiful, colourful three-tiered maxi is by T & T.


Miss Jamaica World's wardrobe is one of style and glamour, with selections from Sherry Couture (courtesy of Bling Bling), Uzuri International, Neah Lis, Mushroom, Joe Dargham and The Jamaican Fashion and Apparel Fashion Cluster: Patwa Apparel, Akira-Lyn, T&T, Anarcy Clothing and Shades of Africa.
When asked what she'd be carrying - along with her grand total of 36 outfits and an impressive 15 pairs of shoes - to make her weeks of competing easier, she takes out photos of her family and a necklace from her father. There'll also be her iPod, laptop, multivitamins, a flat iron, her favourite clutch and Vienna sausages: "I love Vienna sausages, I always carry them in my bag," she explains in between chuckles.
Best of luck, Kerrie!

Want to grab an outfit from the designers of Kerrie's wardrobe?
Come Thursday, October 29 - Fashion's Night Out, Kingston - stop at House of Flayva, 2 Trafalgar Rd, and Shades of Africa, Shop #3 20A South Ave. House of Flayva hosts designs from Patwa Apparel, Akira-Lyn, T & T Fashion and Anarcy Clothing and will be having a 10-50 per cent off sale. While Shades of Africa will offer 50 per cent off all items, 30 per cent off custom orders and 15 per cent off online orders.
Even though Kerrie will be well on her way to Johannesburg, South Africa, AW asked the self-confessed shopaholic to share five useful shopping tips for us to cling to as we 'shop 'til we drop' this Thursday. Here are her tips:

. Buy nothing without trying it on first and ensuring that it fits the way it's supposed to.
. Always hit the sales rack first.
. Always buy your size; don't sacrifice comfort for beauty.
. If you're not sure, don't buy it, it will probably end up hanging in your wardrobe - never worn.
. Be careful when taking advice from the sales assistants, "...Love their help but they may tell you it looks nice just to sell the frock."

26 octubre 2009

Miss World 2010 relocation scandal brewing

Miss World 2010 relocation scandal brewing

Dong lai
A banner hung on the Thoi Son islet, Tien Giang province.
 
VietNamNet Bridge – Hoang Kieu, General Director of the US-based RAAS group, which will organize the Miss World 2010 pageant in Vietnam, informed Khanh Hoa province that the pageant will be moved to Tien Giang province.  
 
Hoang Kieu’s dispatch to Khanh Hoa authorities stated that RAAS would ask the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to hold the Miss World 2010 finals in Tien Giang and not in Khanh Hoa.

Khanh Hoa Vice-Chairman Le Xuan Than confirmed that he received RAAS’ dispatch in late September and refused to comment, noting that the province may contact the media to discuss its reaction later.

A revealing timeline of events

Miss World Organization Chairperson Julia Morley surveyed Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province on July 9 2008 and met with Hoang Kieu to sign a deal to hold Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang. They announced their agreement on July 13.

In October 2008, Hoang Kieu, Morley and Khanh Hoa authorities met with the media to talk about the event. Khanh Hoa province also received approval from Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan.

To better serve the pageant, RAAS submitted the 15 kilometer “Flower Road” project and
requested the construction of an ecological tourist site to be named “A Thousand Underwater Stars” in Dam Bay of Nha Trang.

Some scientists and environmentalists protested the latter project, arguing it would damage the sea environment. Other experts cited the plan’s redundancy, since Nha Trang has an 8000-seat stage in the Diamond Bay Resort and has sufficient hotel space already.

Hoang Kieu asked Khanh Hoa People’s Committee in November 2008 to repeal both plans, but remained committed to organizing Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang.

On June 8, 2009, Hoang Kieu and Morley still publicly agreed on the Nha Trang site.

However, on October 24, Hoang Kieu was present at the Thoi Son ecological tourism site to oversee construction of facilities. Many banners advertised the upcoming Miss World 2010 pageant.
 
RAAS' Chairman Hoang Kieu, Miss World 2008 and Maju Mantilla Miss World 2004, in Nha Trang.   
 

A revealing timeline of events

Miss World Organization Chairperson Julia Morley surveyed Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province on July 9 2008 and met with Hoang Kieu to sign a deal to hold Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang. They announced their agreement on July 13.

In October 2008, Hoang Kieu, Morley and Khanh Hoa authorities met with the media to talk about the event. Khanh Hoa province also received approval from Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan.

To better serve the pageant, RAAS submitted the 15 kilometer “Flower Road” project and
requested the construction of an ecological tourist site to be named “A Thousand Underwater Stars” in Dam Bay of Nha Trang.

Some scientists and environmentalists protested the latter project, arguing it would damage the sea environment. Other experts cited the plan’s redundancy, since Nha Trang has an 8000-seat stage in the Diamond Bay Resort and has sufficient hotel space already.

Hoang Kieu asked Khanh Hoa People’s Committee in November 2008 to repeal both plans, but remained committed to organizing Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang.

On June 8, 2009, Hoang Kieu and Morley still publicly agreed on the Nha Trang site.

However, on October 24, Hoang Kieu was present at the Thoi Son ecological tourism site to oversee construction of facilities. Many banners advertised the upcoming Miss World 2010 pageant.

Quick shuffle

Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Director of Tien Giang Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, confirmed that his province had approved the Hoang Kieu’s Tien Giang Tourism JS Company’s ecological tourism project to serve the Miss World 2010 pageant. 

Tien Giang authorities agreed to ask for official government permission to hold the event in Tien Giang at the request of Hoang Kieu.

Minh revealed that Hoang Kieu explained the move by claiming that expenditures would be huge in Nha Trang because they would have to rent everything for the pageant. Meanwhile, as Chairman of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company with land on Thoi Son Islet, Hoang Kieu could invest in the land to both serve the pageant and benefit his company.

According to a manager of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company, they bought 17 hectares of land on Thoi Son islet in My Tho city to build a tourism site for Miss World 2010. This site will include 500 bungalows in southern style, a restaurant of 1000 seats, a 5000-seat stage, shopping malls, and an exhibition center.

Thoi Son is over 1200 hectares and is an ecological tourist site in the Mekong Delta. This site welcomes hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors a year.

Khanh Hoa People’s Committee Office’s Chairman Huynh Ngoc Bong said that RAAS claimed it wanted to move the pageant to Tien Giang to help them implement its goal of abolishing slums.

Tien Giang’s Nguyen Ngoc Minh said that Hoang Kieu has agreed to an October 2010 deadline. If the government allows Tien Giang to host the Miss World pageant, then the province will support these plans.

“One year is not long but not short for preparations. The most important thing is the government’s decision,” Minh stated.

“Hoang Kieu has committed our province to complete the construction of all necessary facilities to serve the Miss World pageant, otherwise, contestants and guests will stay in HCM City,” Minh remarked.

“The distance from HCM City to My Tho is only 70km. At that time, the HCM City – Trung Luong highway will be finished so transportation will be easy,” he added.

At present, My Tho, Tien Giang’s capital, has only one 3-star hotel and one ongoing 4-star hotel project, which may not be completed by late 2010.

A beauty contest often includes a swimwear show on the beach. If Miss World 2010 is held in Tien Giang, contestants may have to model swimwear on the Tien River, which is polluted from My Tho industrial zone waste water.

Minh revealed that RAAS Chairman Hoang Kieu, a Vietnamese American, and Tien Giang authorities had not gone into such details yet.

When asked why Hoang Kieu, the RASS chairman, is also the chairman of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company, a state-owned firm, Minh replied, “I don’t remember how many percentages of shares of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company are held by Hoang Kieu. I only know that he has bought nearly all this company’s shares.”

“This is part of the province’s equitization policy and anyone who has the money can buy the shares,” he added.

At the beginning, this project had a total area of 17 hectares. The investor, Tien Giang Tourism JS Company, is said to buy an additional 14 hectares to construct additional facilities for the Miss World 2010, including the 400 luxurious bungalows, a 1000-seat restaurant, a 5000-seat theatre, and shopping malls at a cost of 300 billion dong ($17.6 million).

However, according to Saigon Tiep Thi, a group of three investors, including Hoang Kieu, bought 97 percent of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company’s shares in 2007. Hoang Kieu’s project on the Thoi Son Islet doesn’t include the purchase of an additional of 14 hectares of land.


24 octubre 2009

Miss World Sweden 2009

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Erica Harrison; 19, 1.78m, from Djurhamn, was crowned Miss World Sweden 2009 at the Nya Karlsson in Stockholm. She will represent Sweden in Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 12. First runner-up is Tinna Edvinsson and second runner-up is Ellen Finn. This is the last national pageant for Miss World 2009, formally closing the national preliminaries season.

Erica Harisson; 19, 1.78m, proveniente de Djurhamn, fue coronada Miss World Sweden 2009 en el Nya Karlsson en Estocolmo. Ella representará a Suecia en Miss World 2009 en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica el 12 de diciembre. La primera finalista es Tinna Edvinsson y la segunda finalista es Ellen Finn. Este es el último certamen nacional rumbo a Miss World 2009, formalmente cerrando la temporada de preliminares nacionales.

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Miss World 2010: Candidatas - Contestants



Miss World 2010, the 60th Miss World pageant, will be held on November 6, 2010 in Vietnam. The pageant will be held in the city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province. As part of the hosting agreement, organisers have agreed to spend over US$10 million hosting charitable activities in all parts of Vietnam. About 120 contestants are expected to attend the event.

Candidatas - Contestants 

As of April 30, 2010, 33 delegates have been selected.
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Hometown
 American Virgin Islands http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/American%20Virgin%20Islands.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Angola http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/wAngolawww.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Aruba http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Arba.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Austria http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Valentina%20Schlager.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Belarus http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Lyudmila%20Yakimovich.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Belgium http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/belgium.jpg Cilou Annys 18 178 5'10" Bruges
 Bulgaria Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Cape Verde http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Angolaw.jpg Joceline Fortes 22 176 5'9.5" Praia
 Costa Rica http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Dayana%20Aguilera.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Czech Republic http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Veronika%20Machov%C3%A1.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Ecuador http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Ana%20Galarza.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 France http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/franceuw.jpgMalika Ménard
22 176 5'9.5" Caen
 Ghana http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/GHANA.jpgMimi Areme
20 173 5'8" Volta
 Guatemala http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Ana%20Luc%C3%ADa%20Mazariegos.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 India http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Manasvi%20Mamgai.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Israel http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Shavit%20Wiesel.jpgIvanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Japan http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/japanw.jpg Hiroko Matsunaga 18 171 5'7" Fukuoka
 Kazakhstan http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Kazakhstan.jpgSymbat Madyarova 18 175 5'9" Almaty
 Latvia Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Luxembourg http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Luxemburgo%20World.jpgShari Thuyns191785'10"Mamer
 Malawi http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/malawiworld.jpgElla Kabambe221805'11"Chanco
 Mauritius http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/MAURICIO.jpgDalysha Doorga 22 173 5'8" Goodlands
 Mexico http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8678/mexicow.jpgAnabel Solís 21 180 5'11" Mérida
 New Zealand Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Philippines Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Russia Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Rwanda http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Grace%20Bahati.jpgGrace Bahati181765'9.5"Nyanza
 Slovakia Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 South Africa http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/South%20Africa%20u.jpgNicole Flint211725'8"Pretoria
 Turkey Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Uruguay Ivanita Jones 20 178 5'10 Zaire
 Venezuela http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3711/venezuelaw.jpgAdriana Vasini 22 178 5'10" Maracaibo
 Zimbabwehttp://www.fileden.com/files/2009/9/23/2583483/Zimbabwew.jpgSamantha Tshuma211805'11"Bulawayo