Miss World’s 71st edition will be held in India. This news comes three decades after the first Miss World pageant was held in Mumbai, India,(in 1996).
Established in 1951, the Miss World pageant is the oldest pageantry in the world. Its goal is to celebrate the beauty and intellect of women, going beyond physical appearances.
The organization empowers women to raise their voices, advocate for causes close to their hearts, and foster positive change on a global scale.
On Thursday, during a press conference in New Delhi, the Miss World Organization announced that the pageant will be held in India in the presence of Ms Julia Morley, the Chairperson and CEO, of Miss World Organization and Miss World 2022, Karolina Bielawska.
A few Indian beauties have won the coveted crown over the years. They are Rita Faria, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Yukta Mukhet.
The Miss World Organization disclosed that choosing India as the host country stems from its rich cultural heritage, commitment to promoting diversity, as well their fervour women for empowerment.
On the occasion, Chairperson and CEO, of Miss World Organization, Ms. Julia Morley expressed, “I am delighted to announce India as the new home of the 71st Miss World Final! I have had a great affection for India from the first moment I visited this incredible country more than 30 years ago!
“We cannot wait to share your unique and diverse culture, world-class attractions and breathtaking locations with the rest of the world. Miss World’s Limited and PME Entertainment are joining forces – to produce an extraordinary Festival”.
“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. I’d also like to thank Dr Syed Zafar Islam for his support in making this possible”
“India prepares to welcome the world with open arms with the 71st Miss World 2023 and showcase the country’s grace, beauty, and progressive spirit. Join us in celebrating the power of women to make a difference, as we embark on this extraordinary journey together.” the current title holder, Karolina Bielawska said.
The 71st edition of the pageant promises to be an extravagant glitz and glamour event that celebrates the essence of beauty, diversity, and empowerment. We certainly look forward to seeing Contestants from over 130 countries.
We can’t wait to see their unique talents, intelligence, and compassion. As well as the tough competitions such as talent showcases, sports challenges, and charitable initiatives, all aimed at highlighting the qualities that make them exceptional ambassadors of change.
There will be several rounds to shortlist participants taking over one month before the grand finale scheduled in November/ December 2023.