Active Stocks
Fri May 24 2024 15:59:27
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 174.80 -0.37%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 374.85 0.68%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 828.60 -0.45%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 436.10 -1.16%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 318.50 -0.39%
Business News/ News / World/  Miss World 2023 pageant to be held in India after 27 years
BackBack

Miss World 2023 pageant to be held in India after 27 years

The 71st edition of Miss World is expected to take place in November this year, the final dates are yet to be ascertained

Miss World 2022 Karolina Bielawska (centre), Femina Miss India World 2022 Sini Shetty (right), Miss World Organisation chairperson Julia Morley (2nd from left) and Jamil Saidi (2nd from right) during a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday. (PTI)Premium
Miss World 2022 Karolina Bielawska (centre), Femina Miss India World 2022 Sini Shetty (right), Miss World Organisation chairperson Julia Morley (2nd from left) and Jamil Saidi (2nd from right) during a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday. (PTI)

NEW DELHI:Nearly after three decades, the coveted international beauty pageant Miss World will be hosted in India this year.

The 71st edition of Miss World is expected to take place in November this year, the final dates are yet to be ascertained.

India had last hosted the Miss World pageant in 1996. 

The month-long event would witness contestants from over 130 countries and will feature a series of rigorous competitions, including talent showcases, sports challenges, and charitable initiatives -- all aimed at highlighting the qualities that make them ambassadors of change.

“I am delighted to announce India as the new home of the 71st Miss World Final... We cannot wait to share your unique and diverse culture, world class attractions and breathtaking locations with the rest of the world," said Julia Morley, chairperson and CEO of Miss World organization at a press conference on Thursday.

“The 71st Miss World 2023 will showcase the Achievements of 130 National champions in their one-month journey across ‘Incredible India’ as we present the 71st and most spectacular Miss World final ever," Morley added.

The reigning Miss World, Karolina Bielawska of Poland, who is currently in India spreading the word about the beauty competition, said she is excited to hand over her crown in this “beautiful country" which stands for the same values as Miss World.

“India has the greatest hospitality in the entire world. It is my second time here .. and you make me feel like home. You stand for the same values.. diversity, unity... Your core values are family, respect, love, kindness and this is something that we would love to show to the world. There is so much more to see here, and bringing the whole world here for a month and showing everything that India has to offer is the best idea," said the Miss World 2022.

Equally excited and looking forward to India hosting the event was the current Miss India World Sini Shetty, who'll represent the country in the high-octane competition.

“I am so excited to meet all my sisters across the globe to welcome them to India to show them what India truly stands for, what India is, what is the diversity in India... I am really excited and looking forward to this journey. I hope you guys have the best time here in India," she said.

India has won the prestigious title six times -- Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999), Priyanka Chopra (2000), and Manushi Chillar (2017).

(With inputs from PTI)

You are on Mint! India's #1 news destination (Source: Press Gazette). To learn more about our business coverage and market insights Click Here!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 09 Jun 2023, 01:04 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You