Miss World winners from across the decades have flown to Sanya, China, to help decide the winner of Miss World 2010 at the live televised final on Saturday 30 October. This historic contest marks the start of the 60th anniversary year of Miss World.
These prestigious judges have flown in to Sanya from around the world. Today they met the Chinese and international media in a press conference at the Crowne Plaza Sanya. Judges in for the final are:
Denise Perrier Lanfranchi Miss World 1953
Denise was the third Miss World. She enjoyed global fame as a model and fund-raiser and opened a school for models. She worked in TV and film before taking on civic roles in her native France.
Ann Sidney Miss World 1964
Ann’s reign took her around the World five times and saw her join Bob Hope on his USO tours of Asia. This led the Britishactress and singer into further work for good causes.
Mary Stävin Miss World 1977
Maryis a Swedish actress and model who played in two James Bond films: Octopussy and A View to a Kill. In addition to acting, Mary released an exercise album with George Best.She lives in Los Angeles.
AgbaniDarego Miss World 2001
Nigerian born Agbani made history as the first black African to win the crown. She has grown into a versatile and impressive woman. Her career has developed as an international top model. Agbani lives in New York.
Maria Julia Mantilla Miss World 2004
Peru’s brightest star Maria Julia is a favourite of everyone who meets her. Maju used her reign to visit the Himalayas where she climbed a mountain for charity. She is a successful model in the US, UK and Europe.
Zhang Xi Lin Miss World 2007
Chinese Xi Lin obtained a degree in business administration. She has an extremely successful career as a fashion model with campaigns for luxury clothing, jewellery and watch brands as well as gracing catwalks in Paris and Berlin.
KseniaSukhinova Miss World 2008
Blue-eyed Russian Ksenia has beauty and brains, studying cybernetic systems at university. She is a keen sportswoman, competing in swimming and the biathlon. She is now a developing her career as a successful model.