Miss World 2013

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Miss World 2013
Miss World 2013 Megan Young (cropped).jpg
Miss World 2013
Date28 September 2013
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueBali Nusa Dua Convention Center, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Broadcaster
Entrants127
Placements20
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerMegan Young
 Philippines
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Miss World 2013, the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 28 September 2013 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center Bali, Indonesia. 127 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown making the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Yu Wenxia of China PR crowned her successor Megan Young of the Philippines at the end of the event. This is the first time that the Philippines won the title of Miss World.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss World 2013
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 6
Top 10
Top 20

§ People's Choice winner

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Africa
Americas
Asia
Caribbean
Europe
Oceania

Contestants[edit]

127 delegates competed.

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
Albania Albania Ersela Kurti 22 Tirana
Angola Angola Maria Castelo 23 Uíge
Argentina Argentina Teresa Kuster 24 Buenos Aires
Aruba Aruba Larisa Leeuwe 22 Oranjestad
Australia Australia Erin Holland 24 Sydney
Austria Austria Ena Kadic 23 Innsbruck
The Bahamas Bahamas Sandra Bannister 24 Nassau
Barbados Barbados Regina Ramjit 19 Bridgetown
Belarus Belarus Maryia Vialichka 22 Vitebsk
Belgium Belgium Noémie Happart 20 Liege
Belize Belize Idolly Louise Saldivar 22 Belmopan
Bermuda Bermuda Katherine Arnfield 18 Hamilton
Bolivia Bolivia Alejandra Castillo 20 Tarija
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanda Gutić 19 Sarajevo
Botswana Botswana Rosemary Keofitlhetse 20 Gaborone
Brazil Brazil Sancler Frantz 21 Arroio do Tigre
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Kirtis Malone 21 Tortola
Bulgaria Bulgaria Nansi Karaboycheva 20 Pazardzhik
Cameroon Cameroon Denise Valerie Ayena 22 Yaoundé
Canada Canada Camille Munro 24 Regine
Chile Chile Camila Andrade 22 Concepcion
China China PR Yu Weiwei 25 Ankang
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Cinzia Chang 21 Taipei
Colombia Colombia Daniela Ocoro 23 Cali
Costa Rica Costa Rica Yarley Marín 23 Puntarenas
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire Aïssata Dia 21 Aboisso
Croatia Croatia Lana Gržetić 18 Rijeka
Curaçao Curaçao Xafira Urselita 18 Willemstad
Cyprus Cyprus Kristi-Mari Agapiou 20 Nicosia
Czech Republic Czech Republic Lucie Kovandova 19 Dolní Kounice
Denmark Denmark Malene Riis Sorensen 20 Haderslev
Dominica Dominica Leslassa Armour-Shillingford 19 Roseau
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Joely Bernat 24 Bronx
Ecuador Ecuador Laritza Párraga 19 Santo Domingo
El Salvador El Salvador Paola Ayala 18 San Salvador
England England Kirsty Heslewood 24 London
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Restituta Mifumu Nguema 19 Micomeseng
Ethiopia Ethiopia Genet Tsegay 22 Mekele
Fiji Fiji Caireen Erbsleben 21 Suva
Finland Finland Maija Kerisalmi 20 Nokia
France France Marine Lorphelin 20 Charnay-lès-Mâcon
Gabon Gabon Brunilla Moussadingou 19 Lambarene
Georgia (country) Georgia Tamar Shedania 21 Zugdidi
Germany Germany Amina Sabbah 18 Jena
Ghana Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter 22 Accra
Gibraltar Gibraltar Maroua Kharbouch 22 Gibraltar
Greece Greece Athina Pikraki 21 Athens
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Sheryna van der Koelen 21 Saint-François
Guam Guam Camarin Mendiola 18 Agana Heights
Guatemala Guatemala Karla Loraine Quinto 25 Guatemala City
 Guinea Mariama Diallo 22 Conakry
 Guinea-Bissau Heny Tavares 21 Bafatá
Guyana Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer 23 Georgetown
Haiti Haiti Ketsia Iciena Lioudy 19 Cap-Haïtien
Honduras Honduras Mónica Elwin 19 Roatan
Hong Kong Hong Kong Jacqueline Wong 24 Hong Kong
Hungary Hungary Annamaria Rakosi 21 Debrecen
Iceland Iceland Sigríður Dagbjört Ásgeirsdóttir 22 Reykjavík
India India Navneet Kaur Dhillon 20 Patiala
Indonesia Indonesia Vania Larissa 17 Pontianak
Republic of Ireland Ireland Aoife Walsh 23 Clonmel
Italy Italy Sarah Baderna 22 Castell'Arquato
Jamaica Jamaica Gina Hargitay 18 Kingston
Japan Japan Michiko Tanaka 23 Shizuoka
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ainura Toleuova 18 Taldykorgan
Kenya Kenya Wangui Gitonga 23 Mombasa
South Korea Korea Min-ji Park 24 Busan
Kosovo Kosovo Antigona Sejdiju 19 Pristina
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Zhibek Nukeeva 19 Bishkek
Latvia Latvia Eva Dombrovska 22 Jelgava
Lebanon Lebanon Karen Ghrawi 22 Beirut
Lesotho Lesotho Mamahlape Matsoso 19 Maseru
Lithuania Lithuania Ruta Mazureviciute 22 Garliava
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Kristina Spasenoska 21 Kičevo
Malaysia Malaysia Melinder Bhullar 20 Kuala Lumpur
Malta Malta Donna Leyland 24 Attard
Martinique Martinique Julie Lebrasseur 19 Ducos
Mauritius Mauritius Nathalie Lesage 18 Grand Baie
Mexico Mexico Marilyn Chagoya 23 Poza Rica
Moldova Moldova Valeriya Tsurkan 21 Tiraspol
Mongolia Mongolia Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar 20 Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Montenegro Ivana Milojko 19 Kotor
Namibia Namibia Paulina Malulu 24 Windhoek
Nepal Nepal Ishani Shrestha 21 Kathmandu
Netherlands Netherlands Jacqueline Steenbeek 23 Drunen
New Zealand New Zealand Ella Langsford 20 Auckland
Nicaragua Nicaragua Luz Mery Decena Rivera 23 Jalapa
Nigeria Nigeria Anna Banner 18 Bayelsa
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Meagan Green 23 Lisburn
Norway Norway Alexandra Backstrom 23 Oslo
Panama Panama Virginia Hernández 23 Panama City
Paraguay Paraguay Coral Ruiz Reyes 22 Luque
Peru Peru Elba Fahsbender 21 Lima
Philippines Philippines Megan Young 23 Olongapo
Poland Poland Katarzyna Krzeszowska 22 Krynica-Zdrój
Portugal Portugal Elisabete Rodrigues 20 Porto
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Nadyalee Torres 25 Caguas
Romania Romania Andreea Chiru 20 Braila
Russia Russia Elmira Abdrazakova 18 Mezhdurechensk
Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts & Nevis Trevicia Adams 22 Basseterre
Samoa Samoa Penina Paeu 21 Apia
Scotland Scotland Jamey Bowers 24 Edinburgh
Serbia Serbia Aleksandra Doknić 18 Požarevac
Seychelles Seychelles Agnes Gerry 19 Victoria
Singapore Singapore Maria-Anna Zenieris 18 Singapore
Slovakia Slovakia Karolína Chomistekova 19 Oravský Podzámok
Slovenia Slovenia Maja Cotič 24 Nova Gorica
South Africa South Africa Marilyn Ramos 22 Klerksdorp
South Sudan South Sudan Modong Manuela 21 Juba
Spain Spain Elena Ibarbia 18 San Sebastián
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Iresha Asanki de Silva 22 Colombo
Sweden Sweden Agneta Myhrman 19 Stockholm
Switzerland Switzerland Cindy Williner 18 Zürich
Tanzania Tanzania Brigitte Lyimo 20 Dar-es Salaam
Thailand Thailand Natalie Kanyapak Phoksomboon 22 Udon Thani
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Sherrece Villafana 19 San Fernando
Tunisia Tunisia Hiba Telmoudi 22 Gabes
Turkey Turkey Ruveyda Oksuz 19 Istanbul
Uganda Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe 22 Kampala
Ukraine Ukraine Anna Zayachkivska 21 Ivano-Frankivsk
United States United States Olivia Jordan 24 Tulsa
United States Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands Petra Cabrera 21 Charlotte Amalie
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Rakhima Ganieva 18 Tashkent
Venezuela Venezuela Karen Soto 21 Maracaibo
Vietnam Vietnam Thảo Lại Hương 22 Quảng Ninh
Wales Wales Gabrielle Shaw 19 Wrexham
Zambia Zambia Christine Mwaaba 25 Lusaka

Judges[edit]

The judges for Miss World 2013 were:

  • Julia Morley – Chairman of the Miss World Organization
  • Donna Derby
  • Derek Wheeler
  • Mike Dixon – Musical director
  • Andrew Minarik
  • Vineet Jain
  • Azra AkınMiss World 2002 from Turkey
  • Maurice Montgomery Haughton-James
  • Ken Warwick
  • Liliana Tanoesoedibjo – Owner and National Director of Miss Indonesia.
  • Liestyana Irman Gusman
  • Silvia Agung Laksono
  • Coretta Kapoyos Bayuseno

Notes[edit]

Did not compete[edit]

Note: These countries were to debut or return at Miss World, but did not compete.

Debuts[edit]

Returns[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

Designations[edit]

  •  Belarus – Maryia Vialichka was appointed to represent Belarus, after no national pageant was held because the Miss Belarus pageant is a bi-annual event. It was last time held in 2012. Maria won the title of Miss Charity at the Miss Belarus 2012 pageant.
  •  British Virgin Islands – Kirtis Kassandra Malone was appointed as Miss World British Virgin Islands 2013. The Miss World British Virgin Islands Committee acquired the franchise license from the Miss World organisation this year.
  •  Cyprus – Kristy Marie Agapiou was appointed to represent Cyprus, she was the 1st runner-up at the Star Cyprus 2011 pageant.
  •  GuyanaRuqayyah Boyer was appointed Miss Guyana 2013 after Natasha Martindale became the new national director in Guyana.
  •  Iceland – Sigríður Dagbjört Ásgeirsdóttir was appointed to represent Iceland, she was the 2nd runner-up at the Ungfrú Island 2011 pageant.
  •  KazakhstanAynur Toleuova was appointed to represent Kazakhstan. She was previously Miss Kazakhstan 2011.
  •  Korea – Park Min-ji was appointed to represent Korea. She was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss World Korea 2011 pageant.
  •  Mongolia – Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar was appointed as Miss World Mongolia 2013 after a casting call took place.
  •  Nicaragua – Luz Decena was appointed as Miss Mundo Nicaragua 2013 by Denis Davila, national director of Miss World in Nicaragua.
  •  Norway – Alexandra Backström was appointed as Miss World Norway 2013 after a casting call took place.[2]
  •  St. Kitts & Nevis – Trevicia Adams was appointed as Miss World St. Kitts & Nevis 2013 by Eversley Liburd & Joan Millard, national directors of Miss World in St. Kitts & Nevis.[3]
  •  United StatesOlivia Jordan, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was appointed to represent United States. She was the 1st runner-up at the Miss California USA 2013 pageant. Later competed at Miss USA 2015 as Miss Oklahoma USA and won the title and competed at Miss Universe 2015 and placed as 2nd runner-up.
  •  Vietnam – Thảo Lại Hương was appointed to represent Vietnam. The permission was granted by the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, which authorises the international representation of the nation in events of any kind. Thảo was crowned Miss Sport Vietnam 2012.
  •  Zambia – Christine Mwaaba was appointed to represent Zambia, she was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Zambia 2010 pageant.

Replacements[edit]

  •  Hong Kong – The reigning Miss Hong Kong Carat Cheung was replaced by her 1st runner-up Jacqueline Wong due to being over-age.
  •  Serbia – Nikolina Bojić was replaced by Aleksandra Doknić the 1st runner-up of Miss Serbia 2012, after being withdrawn because of her marriage to Canadian tennis player Frank Dancevic.

Controversies[edit]

After protests from hard-line Islamic extremism groups threatened to force the pageant out of Indonesia, the national government announced that the finals would be moved from a venue near the capital city, to a venue on the predominantly Hindu island of Bali.[4] Furthermore, Miss World Organization Chairperson Julia Morley replaced the "Beach Fashion" bikini swimsuit event, with a "Balinese Beach Fabric" sarong cloth event.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwin Toledo. "- Miss World 2015 - Miss Universe 2015: Miss World 2013 - News from Romania". The Times of Beauty.
  2. ^ Edwin Toledo. "- Miss World 2015 - Miss Universe 2015: Miss World Norway 2013". The Times of Beauty.
  3. ^ Edwin Toledo. "- Miss World 2015 - Miss Universe 2015: Miss World St. Kitts and Nevis 2013". The Times of Beauty.
  4. ^ Angela Dewan (8 September 2013). "Indonesia Moves Miss World Final to Bali After Protests". The Jakarta Globe. BeritaSatu Media Holdings. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ Sanskrity Sanha (5 September 2013). "Miss World 2013: Contestants Won't Wear Bikini for Beach Beauty Contest". International Business Times. Retrieved 25 September 2014.

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