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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Road to Miss World 2009

The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since 2000, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs the pageant.

Alongside with its rival Miss Universe and Miss Earth contests, this pageant is one of the most publicised beauty contests in the world. The telecast of the final competition is the world's largest live annual beauty pageant television event with global viewers.

The winner spends a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes. Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign.

Miss World 2009, the 59th Miss World beauty pageant will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, where Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia will crown her successor, Miss World 2008. About 120 contestants are expected to attend the event.

Expected Miss World Contestants

* Country
** Contestant Name
*** Gallery (View more photo)
Age
Height
Hometown

Miss World Angola

Jesinalda Silva
21
175 / 5'9"
Cabinda

Miss World Argentina 2009

Evelyn Lucía Manchón
23
176 / 5'9.5"
San Luis


Miss World Aruba

Nuraisa Lispiër
24
167 / 5'5.5"
San Nicolaas

Miss World Australia 2009

Sophie Laver

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24
176 / 5'9.5"
Canberra

Miss World Austria

Anna Hammel
22
170 / 5'7"
Linz

Miss World Bahamas

Joanna Brown
18
183 / 6'0"
Grand Bahama


Miss World Barbados

Leah Marville
23
173 / 5'8"
Bridgetown


Miss World Belarus

Yulia Sindzeyeva
22
178 / 5'10"
Maryina Horka

Miss World Belgium

Zeynep Sever

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20
178 / 5'10"
Molenbeek


Miss World Belize

Norma Leticia Lara
21
170 / 5'7"
San Pedro

Miss World Bolivia

Flavia Foianini
20
176 / 5'9.5"
Santa Cruz

Miss World Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andrea Šarac
17
176 / 5'9.5"
Gacko

Miss World Botswana

Sumaiyah Pandor Marope
23
175 / 5'9"
Ramotswa

Miss World Brazil

Luciana de Souza Reis
24
176 / 5'9.5"
Belo Horizonte

Miss World Bulgaria

Antonia Petrova
25
180 / 5'11"
Pernik

Miss World Canada

Lena Ma
21
179 / 5'10.5"
North York

Miss World China PR

Yu Sheng
22
174 / 5'8.5"
Anhui


Miss World Colombia

Daniela Ramos
21
175 / 5'9"
Cali


Miss World Costa Rica

Angie Alfaro
18
174 / 5'8.5"
Alajuela


Miss World Côte d'Ivoire

Rosine Gnago
21
170 / 5'7"
Yamoussoukro


Miss World Croatia 2009

Ivana Vasilj
21
172 / 5'7.5"
Cologne


Miss World Curaçao

Chantalle Thomassen
24
181 / 5'11.5"
Willemstad

Miss World Cyprus

Christalla Tsiali
18
169 / 5'6.5"
Larnaca


Miss World Czech Republic

Aneta Vignerová
21
180 / 5'11"
Havirov


Miss World Denmark

Nadia Ulbjerg Pedersen
25
174 / 5'8.5"
Copenhagen


Miss World Dominican Republic

Ana Contreras
25
168 / 5'6"
Bayaguana

Miss World Ecuador

Gabriela Ulloa
22
180 / 5'11"
Esmeraldas


Miss World Egypt

Samah Shalaby
23
174 / 5'8.5"
Cairo


El Salvador

Elena Tedesco
18
165 / 5'5"
San Salvador

Miss World England

Rachel Christie

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20
178 / 5'10"
London


Miss World Ethiopia

Lula Weldegebriel
20
177 / 5'9.5"
Addis Ababa


MIss World Finland

Sanna Kankaanpää
24
173 / 5'8"
Turku



Miss World France

Chloé Mortaud
20
180 / 5'11"
Bénac

Miss World French Polynesia

Nanihi Bambridge
18
171 / 5'7.5"
Papeete

Miss World Ghana

Mawuse Appea
22
180 / 5'11"
Legon

Miss World Gibraltar

Kaiane Aldorino
22
176 / 5'9.5"
Gibraltar

Miss World Greece

Alkisti Anyfanti
23
176 / 5'9.5"
Athens

Miss World Guatemala

Alida REYES

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24
175 / 5'11"
Guatemala City

Miss World Hungary

Orsi Serdült
21
175 / 5'9"
Budapest

Miss World Iceland

Guðrún Dögg Rúnarsdóttir
18
182 / 5'11.5"
Akranes

Miss World India

Pooja Chopra
23
173 / 5'8"
Pune

Miss World Indonesia

Karenina Sunny Halim
22
170 / 5'7"
Jakarta

Miss World Israel

Adi Rodnitzki
19
171 / 5'7.5"
Tel Aviv

Miss World Italy

Alice Taticchi
19
184 / 6'0.5"
Perugia

Miss World Japan

Eruza Sasaki
21
174 / 5'8.5"
Tottori

Miss World Kazakhstan

Olga Nikitina
20
184 / 6'0.5"
Karaganda

Miss World Korea

Seo Eun-mi
22
174 / 5'8.5"
Seoul

Miss World Latvia

Ieva Lase
20
178 / 5'10"
Riga

Miss World Lebanon

Martine Andraos
18
175 / 5'9"
Beirut

Miss World Liberia

Shurina Wiah
21
175 / 5'9"
Monrovia

Miss World Luxembourg

Diana Nilles
20
179 / 5'10.5"
Walferdange

Miss World Malawi

Joyce Mphande
20
182 / 5'11.5"
Lilongwe

Miss World Malta

Shanel Debattista
22
170 / 5'7"
Pieta

Miss World Martinique

Ingrid Littré
21
178 / 5'10"
Fort-de-France

Miss World Mauritius

Anaïs Veerapatren
22
183 / 6'0"
Curepipe

Miss World Mexico

Perla Beltrán
22
178 / 5'10"
Guamúchil

Miss World Mongolia

Battsetseg Batbaatar

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24
177 / -
Ulan Bator

Miss World Namibia

Happie Ntelamo
21
185 / 6'1"
Katima Mulilo

Miss World New Zealand

Magdalena Schoeman
18
172 / 5'8"
Christchurch

Miss World Nigeria

Glory Chuku
20
184 / 6'0.5"
Lafia

Miss World Northern Ireland

Cherie Gardiner
17
182 / 5'11.5"
Bangor

Miss World Norway

Sara Skjoldnes
17
170 / 5'7"
Skien

Miss World Panama

Nadege Herrera
22
182 / 5'11.5"
Panama City

Miss World Paraguay

Tamara Sosa
19
181 / 5'11.5"
Asunción

Miss World Peru 2009

Claudia Carrasco

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21
174 / 5'8.5"
Cuzco

Miss World Philippines

Marie-Ann Umali
22
174 / 5'8.5"
Batangas City

Miss World Puerto Rico 2009

Jennifer Colón

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21
173 / 5'8"
Bayamon

Miss World Romania

Loredana Violeta Salanta
18
178 / 5'10"
Bistrita

Miss World Russia

Ksenia Shipilova
18
174 / 5'8.5"
Ivanovo

Miss World St. Kitts & Nevis

Venetta Zakers
23
172 / 5'8"
St. Paul's

Miss World Scotland

Katharine Brown
19
178 / 5'10"
Dunblane

Miss World Serbia

Jelena Marković
21
- / -
Užice

Miss World Sierra Leone

Mariatu Kargbo
24
173 / 5'8"
Freetown

Miss World Singapore

Pilar Carmelita Arlando
-
-
-

Miss World Slovakia

Barbora Franeková
20
178 / 5'10"
Zilina

Miss World South Africa

Tatum Keshwar
24
181 / 5'11.5"
Durban


Miss World Spain

Estibaliz Pereira
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22
181 / 5'11.5"
Santiago de Compostela

Miss World Sri Lanka

Gamya Wijayadasa
22
- / -
Malabe

Miss World Swaziland

Nompilo Mncina
22
- / -
-

Miss World Turkey

Ebru Şam
19
175 / 5'9"
Germany

Miss World Uruguay

Úrsula Almeida
21
175 / 5'8"
Montevideo

Miss World Venezuela

María Milagros Véliz
25
178 / 5'10"
Guacara

Miss World Wales

Lucy Whitehouse
21
- / -
Barry

Miss World Zimbabwe

Vanessa Sibanda
21
179 / 5'10"
Harare





View more Gallery - Kaiane Aldorino, Miss World 2009

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