This is the first time that Miss World is held in a South East Asian country.
Over 125 beauties from around the globe will arrive on the island of Bali one month prior to the finals, staying at Nusa Dua, to be judged here while exploring some of Indonesia's finest beaches, nature, arts and culture.
Contestants are those who in the preceding year have won their national Miss World title in the national preliminaries conducted by their respective license-holders, who hold the franchise to use the "Miss World" name in that country.
To support the Pageant, this year more than 120 of Indonesia's top designers are involved to design the costumes of contestants.
The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant, created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his death in the year 2000, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chaired the pageant. Alongside its rivals Miss Universe and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. The winner will spend a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes.
The Miss World Organization owns and manages the annual Miss World Finals; a competition that has grown into one of the world's biggest. Since its launch in 1951, the Miss World Organization has raised more than £250 million for children's charities. Miss World is franchised in more than 100 countries. For this year final, the Miss World Organization has teamed up with Indonesian Television Broadcasting Company, RCTI as Exclusive Partner and Broadcaster of Miss World 2013 and the License holder of Miss Indonesia.
More information available at the event's official website: http://www.missworld.com/
Photo courtesy : http://www.missworld.com/
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