Vanessa Ponce de León (born March 7, 1992, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican to be crowned as Miss World.
Vanessa completed her Degree in International Business and is currently on the Board of Directors of a Rehab centre for girls and volunteers for 'Migrantes en el Camino'. She is a speaker for the National Youth Institute as well as working as a model and a presenter. Vanessa has qualified as an open water scuba diver; she also enjoys playing volleyball, painting and ultimate Frisbee. Her favourite TV show is 'Downton Abbey'. Personal Motto: 'We all need each other.'
Katarina Sonja Rodriguez (born August 1, 1992) is a Filipino-American MTV VJ, athlete, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. Katarina was born in Orlando, Florida to Filipino parents both of Spanish origin. She attended her high school years in Orlando before moving to the Philippines with her family, to study a double major in Business Management and Philosophy from De La Salle University in Manila.
She is Asia’s Next Top Model 2014 2nd Runner-Up, Miss Intercontinental 2017 1st Runner-Up and Miss Philippines World 2018.
Katarina Rodriguez speaks Tagalog, Filipino, English & basic Spanish.
Trần Tiểu Vy (Trần is the family name, Tiểu is the middle name and Vy is the given name) is Miss Vietnam World 2018
Vy is currently in her first year at the University of Technology and Education. Her proudest and most memorable day was when she passed her Entrance Exams to University. Vy enjoys cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes, travelling and discovering new cultures. She also enjoys playing the guitar. Her favourite film is 'Coco' by Pixar. Personal Motto: 'If you believe, you can achieve.'
Dayanara Martínez is Miss Puerto Rico World 2018. Dayanara is studying for a Master’s Degree in Health Programme Evaluation having completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She has future aspirations to continue her education, enter medical school and become a doctor. Dayanara has a passion for singing and playing the piano; she also enjoys synchronised swimming and has a talent for arts and crafts. Personal Motto: 'Health is the foundation for the Happiness in our World.'
Dayanara Martínez speaks Spanish, English, French & Mandarin.
Vanessa Vargas is Miss Bolivia World 2018. She is 23-years-old. Vanessa completed her Degree in Architecture and has ambitions to build houses for the homeless. She is currently working on her Degree project. Vanessa has a passion for dancing, keeping fit and Volleyball and has represented Bolivia internationally. She also enjoys painting, writing poetry, dancing and playing the piano. Her favourite film is 'A Walk to Remember.' Personal Motto: 'Dream as much as you want, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't.' Vanessa Vargas speaks Spanish & English.
Mony Helal / موني هلال is Miss Egypt World 2018. Having completed her Degree in Mass Communication, Mony is currently working as a Director of a Consulting Agency and aspires to lead a Multinational Company. She enjoys horseback riding, sky diving, scuba diving and belly dancing. Mony also plays the violin. She has a pet dog called Kiki and her favourite food is Japanese. Personal Motto: ‘One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something. My something is to be successful in whatever I chose to do.’ Mony fluent in Arabic & English.
She is 1.74 m tall, measurements: bust - 89, waist - 61, hips - 94.
Finali Galaiya is Miss Kenya World 2018. She is of Indian origin. Finali represented Kenya at Miss India Worldwide 2016.
Galaiya is 24-years-old. She is continuing with her studies to be a Chartered Accountant and is currently an Entrepreneur and a Television Presenter. She also has diplomas in Acting, Martial Arts, Yoga and Dance.
Galaiya fluent in English, Swahili, Hindi & Gujarati.
Natalya Stroeva / Наталья Строева is Miss Russia World 2018. Her mother was yakut (yakuts are a turkic people in Siberia), her father was russian.
Natalya is a nineteen year old student at the Russian National Research Medical University and has dreams to be either a Cosmetologist, Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon. She enjoys modelling and traditional Russian dances. Personal Motto: 'All that is done - all for the better!'
Quinn Abenakyo is Miss Uganda World 2018. Quinn is twenty-two years old and represented the Mayuge district. She is a student of Business Computing, a motivational speaker and model. Quiin’s proudest moment was when she participated in the New York Fashion week. Abenakyo fluent in English, Luganda and Lusoga. She is 1.71 m tall.
Maria Vasilevich / Мария Василевич is Miss Belarus World 2018.
Maria is 21-years-old and from Minsk (the capital and largest city of Belarus). She is a student of the Belarusian State Economic University and fluent in Belarusian and Russian. Her ambition is to become a TV presenter. She has a passion for drawing and enjoys visiting places of inspiration such as theatres and art galleries. She enjoys dancing which she has been doing since she was five and playing sports, in particular, roller-skating, cycling and horse riding. Maria thrives on trying new hobbies and has even piloted an aeroplane. Personal Motto: 'Be a better version of who you are.'
Tonkham Phonchanhueang is Miss Laos World 2017. She is 1.75 m tall.
After completing a Degree in Finance and Accounting, Tonkham became the Vice President of a modelling agency. Her ambition is to one-day run an organisation that will help the older generation. She enjoys swimming, can play the ukulele and has a special talent in Lao Traditional dancing. Tonkham has three dogs and her proudest moment is being able to build a house for her mother. Personal Motto: 'We will never lose, if we never give up.'
Fátima Cuéllar is Miss El Salvador World 2017. She is 1.72 m tall.
Currently a Communication's student Fatima would like to set up an NGO to work in Health and Education of children in the most vulnerable areas of El Salvador. She has an interest in medicine, enjoys reading public health books and works as a volunteer with children and the elderly. Fatima has a passion for playing chess and the flute and does Rhythmic and Olympic Gymnastics she also has a dog called Nina. Personal Motto: 'Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.'
Kisanet Molla (or Gbereslasie) is Miss Ethiopia World 2017. She is 1.70 m tall.
Kisanet's proudest moment was when she graduated from University after completing her studies in Nursing. She is currently working as a nurse. Since being crowned Miss Ethiopia, Kisanet has been involved in supporting women and children. Her favourite book is 'The Great Gatsby' and her favourite film is 'Titanic.' She enjoys running, salsa and African dancing and has designed her own cultural dress. Personal Motto: 'I can.'
Magdalena Bieńkowska (born October 3, 1993) is Miss Polski 2015, Miss Poland International 2016, Miss Poland World 2017. She is 1.73 m tall, measurements: bust - 88, waist - 61, hips - 90.
Magdalena has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations and is studying for a Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy. She has volunteered for the Polish Red Cross and is interested in sports, in particular, tennis, water sports, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and boxing. Magdalena has played the piano since childhood and her proudest moment is getting into the best University in Poland. Personal Motto: 'Always be good and brave.'
Manushi Chhillar / मनुषी छिल्लर (born May 14, 1997) is Miss India Haryana 2017, Miss India World 2017 and Miss World 2017 winner. She belongs to Jat people.
Manushi is currently studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery. She has ambitions to be a Cardiac Surgeon and would like to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas. Manushi has a passion for outdoor sports and actively participates in paragliding, bungee jumping, snorkelling and scuba diving. She is a trained Indian Classical dancer and enjoys sketching and painting. Personal Motto: ‘When you cease to dream you cease to live.’ ‘Courage to give flight to your dreams and the ability to believe in yourself makes life worth living.’
She has Instagram @manushi_chhillar.
Dalila Jabri is a german model of moroccan origin. She won the Miss Deutschland 2017 title and represents Germany at the Miss World 2017 pageant.
Dalila is at University currently studying journalism with the view to becoming a journalist or a moderator. In her spare time, she supports an 'Animal Protection Association.' She enjoys watching Bollywood films but one of her favourite films are 'Diary of Anne Frank.' Dalila also has a pet sheep dog and enjoys singing and dancing. Personal Motto: 'Believe in yourself.'
Gulbanu Azimkhanova (or Azimkhan) is Miss Kazakhstan 2016. She represents her country at the Miss World 2017 pageant. Gulbanu is 1.73 m tall.
Gulbanu is currently studying at University after graduating from Medical College as a General Practice nurse. She enjoys reading books about history and her talents lie in painting and dancing. Gulbanu has a kitten called Barsik and she enjoys caring for animals. Her favourite film is Titanic and her favourite song is 'The way you are.' by Bruno Mars. Personal Motto: 'Be better today than you were yesterday.'
She has Instagram @azimkhanovaaa.
Polina Tkach / Полина Ткач is Miss Ukraine 2017. She represents her country at the Miss World 2017 pageant. Polina is 1.76 m tall, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 63, hips - 86. She has Instagram @polina.tkach.
Stephanie Del Valle (born December 30, 1996, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican musician, model, and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2016. She is 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) tall.
Yana Dobrovolskaya / Яна Добровольская is Miss Russia 2016. She is 174 cm tall. Her measurements: breast - 85 cm, waist - 62 cm, hips - 88 cm. She will represent Russia in the Miss World 2016 pageant.
Mireia Lalaguna Royo (born November 28, 1992, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is Miss Atlántico Internacional 2014 and Miss World 2015. She is the first Miss World from Spain. Mireia Lalaguna Royo speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, French languages.
Sofia Nikitchuk / София Никитчук (born October 20, 1993, Snezhinsk, Russia) is Miss Russia 2015 and Miss World 2015 1st runner up. She is 177 cm tall. Her measurements: breast - 88 cm, waist - 63 cm, hips - 91 cm.
Aditi Arya is Miss India World 2015. She is from New Delhi. Her height is 180 cm.
Rolene Strauss (born 22 April 1992) is Miss South Africa 2014 and Miss World 2014 winner. She is 177 cm tall. When Rolene was just 15 years old, she competed in and won the national selection for the Elite Model Look International. Rolene is a medical student.
Anastasia Kostenko / Анастасия Костенко (born March 29, 1994, Salsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia) is Miss Russia 2014 2nd runner up. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2014 pageant. She is 175 cm tall. Her measurements: breast - 86 cm, waist - 58 cm, hips - 89 cm.
A highly skilled dancer, Anastasia studied to be a ballet master, and has danced in the Rostov State Theatre. She is also talented at Latin and modern dance, and she can play the piano. Whilst dancing is one of Anastasia’s main passions, she would jump at the chance of a television career, specifically in journalism or hosting her own show.
Koyal Rana is Miss India 2014 winner. She is from New Delhi. Rana will represent her country at Miss World 2014. The Miss World is expected to be held during the month of November in London.
Koyal Rana was crowned Miss Teen India in 2008. She represented India at Miss Teen International in 2009.
Yulia Alipova (born July 2, 1991, Balakovo, Russia) is Miss Russia 2014. She will represent her country at Miss Universe 2014 pageant.
She is 179 cm tall. Her measurements: bust - 89 cm, waist - 63 cm, hips - 90 cm.
Patricia Rodríguez (born March 6, 1990) is Miss Spain World 2008 (Top 15) and Miss Spain Universe 2013 (1st Runner-Up). Her height is 173 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 60, hips - 90.
Janet Kerdikoshvili is a Georgian beauty pageant titleholder who crowned as Miss Georgia 2011. She competed at the Miss World 2011 pageant and was designated to represent Georgia at the Miss Universe 2013.
Update: Janet Kerdikoshvili will not participate in Miss Universe 2013 because Russia and Georgia dont have diplomatic relations due Russia recognition of two parts of Georgia as independent countries. Georgia broke off diplomatic ties with Russia after the two nations fought a brief war in August 2008 over South Ossetia and Georgia unilaterally canceled the visa regime with Russia.
Aoife Walsh is Miss Ireland World 2013. She is a natural redhead.
Marine Lorphelin is Miss France 2013. She represented country at Miss World 2013.
Marine was born on March 16, 1993 in the city of Mâcon. Describing herself as hardworking, she is currently a 2nd year medical student with aspirations of travelling the world helping its people before becoming a paediatrician or obstetrician. Marine has practiced athletics and gymnastics at a competitive level, winning “Vice Championnes de France” for her athletics team in the past. Her favourite author is Anna Gavalda, she enjoys listening to Lana del Ray, and her favourite food is Italian Cuisine.
Karen Andrea Soto Lugo (born on May 26, 1992 in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela) is Miss World Next Top Model 2011 winner and Miss Venezuela World 2013. Her height is 179 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 60, hips - 90.
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Ruveyda Öksüz is Miss Turkey World 2013. Her height is 180 cm.
19 year old Ruveyda comes from Istanbul, and her dream is to be an astronomer. To realize her dreams, she is currently a student studying in that field. Ruveyda’s favourite book is Khaled Husseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns whilst her favourite song is Stee Downes’ Asunder.
Zhibek Nukeeva is Miss Kyrgyzstan 2013. She represented country at Miss World 2013.
Zhibek comes from Bishek, where she lives with her sister and parents. Currently a student, she hopes to gain employment as a French translator or as an economist - as long as it is in France. She describes herself as “kind, honest, and always trying to be in a good mood”. Her hobbies include dancing, reading, and listening to RnB music.
Rakhima Ganieva is Miss Uzbekistan World 2013. Her height is 174 cm.
18 year old Rakhima loves to play the piano. Born and Raised in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, Rakhima is a talented musician, who hopes to continue with her skill of making music long into the future. Currently a student, she has aspirations of further studies in the field of International Relations & Law, which she hopes will aid her in a career in this field. Describing herself as “Cheerful & serious at the same time” Rakhima enjoys many activities, including playing tennis, travelling, and learning history.
Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar is Miss Mongolia World 2013. Her height is 175 cm. She has previously competed in Miss Tourism International 2011 (Top 15 and Miss Talent).
Pagmadulam was born in the Sükhbaatar Province in Eastern Mongolia. With aspirations of becoming a hardworking doctor, Pagmadulam is currently a medical student at university. Describing herself as an “honest, talented, and kind Mongolian” she enjoys playing tennis and volleyball, as well as a host of traditional pastimes, including Mongolian Long Song, and the national food dishes. She also enjoys the world of fashion, and was an art student before dedicating her time to her medical studies.
Kanyaphak Phokesomboon is Miss Thailand World 2013. Her height is 171 cm.
Kanyapak describes herself as “A very optimistic young lady who was blessed to grow up in a wonderful environment.” Born in Thailand, she grew up in Switzerland where she is currently studying Office Management at the KV Business School in Zurich. In her spare time she enjoys reading, keeping fit, travelling, and cooking, and she listens to RnB and pop music. In the future she hopes to take a gap year to volunteer in South America before following in her parent’s footsteps by becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Iresha Asanki de Silva is Miss Sri Lanka World 2013. Her height is 178 cm.
In 2011 however, Asanki decided to participate in a competition called ‘Models of a New Generation.’ She won several titles at that competition, including ‘Body Beautiful’ and ‘Miss Continental Queen’. The unexpected success Asanki earned from her first modeling experience in 2011 spurred her on to compete in other competitions, many of which she won. In 2012, Asanki was named the Best Female Model in a competition for Supermodel International. She was also chosen as one of the best ten models in 43 countries for the Supermodel International event overall that same year. Earlier on, she also shone in a provincial beauty queen contest, emerging runner up.
Ella Langsford is Miss New Zealand World 2013. Her height is 178 cm.
20 year old Ella was born in Auckland. An Art & Design graduate of AUT university, she is currently studying International Business & Marketing. Her hobbies include travel & aerobics, her favourite food is Japanese cuisine and she enjoys listening to hip hop music. Describing herself as having a "bubbly, motivated and friendly personality", Ella has aspirations of travelling Europe and the USA after graduating to gain work and life experience.
Chang Shao Chuan / 張韶娟 (English name is Cinzia) is Miss Republic of China (Taiwan) 2013. She will represent Taiwan / Chinese Taipei in Miss World 2013. Cinzia has previously competed in Miss Intercontinental 2012 and in Miss Freedom of the World 2013.
Cinzia was born and raised in Nantou county. A languages student, she is in her final year at the National Chengchi University. Cinzia has aspirations of working as an interpreter in the future, and is fluent in several languages, including English, Turkish, and Mandarin.
Mariama Diallo - Miss Guinea World 2013
Stellah Nantumbwe is Miss Uganda World 2013. Her height is 175 cm.
Stellah was born and raised in Kampala, where she works as a sales assistant. University educated, Stellah has aspirations of building her own business franchise and then expanding it across the continent. She enjoys hiking, photography, and song writing, and describes herself as “innovative, enterprising and passionate.” In her spare time, Stellah likes to listen to a variety of music, from afro-fusion to country, and her favourite foods include local cuisine such as boiled banana with fried chicken and brown rice with plantain and greens.
Restituta Mifumu Nguema is Miss Equatorial Guinea World 2013.
Restituta is a 19 year old student with hopes of becoming a business woman in the future. She was born in Bata, growing up in the capital city Malabo. Describing herself as “cheerful, fun and friendly”, Restituta enjoys dancing, reading Mortadelo y Filemón comic books and her favourite food is chocolate sauce.
In my opinion, the most beautiful Namibian girl is Paulina Malulu. She was crowned Miss Namibia 2013. She represented country at the Miss Universe 2013 and Miss World 2013. . Paulina Malulu was Miss Namibia International 2012.
Paulina is a young woman who strives to live a life of purpose through passion and ambition. Growing up in Windhoek, she has ambitions of obtaining a master’s degree in Somatology before starting her own chain of health spas. In the past she was a representative for Namibia at the National Youth Council, also speaking at the Youth Forum at the Annual African Union Summit. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of athletic disciplines, she enjoys listening to local home-grown musicians, and she loves eating seafood.
In my opinion, the most beautiful Guinean girl is Mariama Diallo. She was crowned Miss Guinea World 2013. Her height is 172 cm.
Mariama grew up in the capital city of Guinea, Conakry, and is the youngest of three children in her family. She describes herself as a “modest young woman” who “excels in everything I set myself”. Mariama studied Telecommunication Engineering at college and hopes to put the skills she learned to use in the future. Her interests include reading, watching movies, and following fashion. She enjoys listening to RnB and jazz music, and her favourite foods include beef steak. Her personal motto is “Work hard”.
In my opinion, the most beautiful South Sudanese girl is Manuela Mogga Matong. She was crowned Miss World South Sudan 2013.
Modong was born in Juba, splitting her time growing up between Juba and Uganda. Describing herself as “humble, a good listener and a hardworking young lady”, Modong has aspirations of becoming a doctor and opening a children’s home. Her hobbies include playing netball, listening to gospel music and her talents include singing. Her personal motto is “Do what you love and love what you do, there is treasure in every challenge and there is no limit to life”.
Hiba Telmoudi is Miss Tunisia 2013. She will represent Indonesia in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 178 cm.
22 year old Hiba lives in the capital of Tunisia, Tunis. With a sporty and active personality, Hiba has a degree in Physical Education, which she uses everyday in her role as a School Sports teacher. Aside from helping the children in her school, she has aspirations of educating under privilegded children that are in need. In her spare time she enjoys cycling and she is a talented belly dancer. Hiba is also passionate about the environment, and hopes to one day be able to make a contribution to helping to preserve it in a meaningful and positive way.
Melinder Bhullar is Miss Malaysia World 2013. Her height is 168 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 63.5, hips - 89.
Melinder grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to Australia to study Psychology at the University of Western Australia. An “independent, outgoing and passionate young lady” Melinder has brief experience working on television, a line of work she hopes to make a successful career in. In her spare time she visits the theatre, she enjoys Traditional Malay and Classical Indian music and cinema, and her favourite food is Nasi Lemak, a Malay delicacy.
In her own words:
"I’m from the beautiful and vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Modeling has always been my passion and I’d love to inspire and be a positive role model to women.
I’m an independent, outgoing and passionate young lady, who believes that the world is my oyster and I’m on a journey to achieve the goals I set in life.
I believe that Beauty with a Purpose is all about using both inner and outer beauty to influence others for a good cause and also sharing the love I have with people around me regardless of status and background."
Megan Lynne Young (born February 27, 1990, Alexandria, Virginia, USA) is a Filipino American Actress, TV-host and Miss World 2013 winner. Her height is 173 cm.
Vania Larissa (born November 18, 1995 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan) is an Indonesian singer and Miss Indonesia 2013. She will represent Indonesia in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 169 cm.
Vania is also a winner of the Indonesian talent show Indonesia's Got Talent in 2010.
Kirsty Heslewood is Miss North London 2013, Miss Hertfordshire 2012 and Miss England 2013. She will represent England in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 178 cm, measurements: bust - 81, waist - 66, hips - 86.
Laritza Párraga (born on July 14, 1993) is Miss Ecuador World 2013. Her height is 170 cm, measurements: bust - 89, waist - 62, hips - 91.
Laritza is a Psychology student and a writer. Born In el Carmen, Laritza currently lives in Quito, where she enjoys playing tennis, the guitar, and practicing crossfit. Musically minded, she is also a dancer, focusing on tango, jazz, hip hop and traditional Ecuadorian dances. Laritza loves jazz music and is a big fan of Edith Piaf and Carlos Bordel. Lartiza says her biggest aspirations are to become a psychologist, to finish writing her book.
Leslassa Armour-Shillingford is Miss Dominica 2013. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 169 cm.
Leslassa describes herself as a “Down to earth, natural and committed young Caribbean woman” growing up across the Caribbean region. Currently a dance teacher, she loves to dance, with natural talent and skill in many styles, from ballet to hip hop, ballroom to jazz. Leslassa has aspirations of studying Agricultural Economics at university before returning to Dominica to use her knowledge to develop the local industry. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and socialising, and her favourite novel in George Orwell’s 1984.
Lucie Kovandová is Miss Czech Republic World 2013. Her height is 170 cm, measurements: bust - 91, waist - 63, hips - 90.
Lucie was born on November 6, 1993 in the populous city of Brno before moving to Dolni Kounice as she was growing up. Currently a student, Lucie has ambitions of becoming a speech therapist. To that end she has plans of enrolling into pedagogical university. Lucie describes herself as “friendly, sociable and loyal to her family and friends”. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of sports, her favourite music is dance music, Harry Potter is her favourite book series and she plays the flute. Her favourite food is sushi.
Kristy Marie Agapiou is Miss Cyprus World 2013. Her height is 175 cm.
Kristy is a young British/Cypriot model. Born and raised by her English mother and Cypriot father in Limassol, Cyprus. She began modelling at the age of 11 when she attended modelling lessons. Just 8 months after attending lessons,without even graduating from the modelling school got her first editorial with a local magazine. Before the age of 12 she started modelling at a professional level on the island. From then on her journey into the industry took off,working with the best magazines, production companies, TV channels, designers and stylists on the island. Nevertheless, when conducting her studies in the UK she signed with Tyne Tees Models in Newcastle and now represented by Sapphiires Model Management in London. At the age of 20 she has a lot of experience with a lot more to come.
Xafira Urselita is Miss Curacao World 2013. Her height is 174 cm.
Xafira is currently at Senior High School with aspirations of a career in the field of Law as a Notarial Officer. Describing herself as “relaxed, positive and down to earth”, Xafira enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports, including swimming and football. She sees herself as a fine cook, specialising in Asian food and cakes. She enjoys listening to Jazz & RnB Music, and she likes to read novels and true story books. Her favourite dish is giambo, a regional okra soup.
In my opinion, the most beautiful Ivorian girl is Aissata Dia Ezzedine. She was crowned Miss Cote d'Ivoire 2013 and represented her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 183 cm.
Aissata grew up in the city of Abidjan, where she is currently a first year student in Marketing Management. She describes herself as “ambitious, dynamic and family orientated”, and has aspirations of using her degree to set up her own company in the beauty industry. Her hobbies include reading and travelling, she enjoys novels by Marc Levy, music from Beyonce, and her favourite food is foutou with pistachio sauce. Aissata’s personal motto is “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
Yarly Marin (born on February 11, 1990) is Miss Costa Rica World 2013. Her height is 170 cm.
Yarley was born and raised in the village of Ojochal, in southern Costa Rica. Describing herself as a “positive person who loves helping other people”, Yarly is currently enrolled at university studying Physical Therapy. Yarly aims to complete her studies and open a physiotherapy clinic for newborn and young children in South Costa Rica. Her interests include swimming, reading, and cycling, she loves to eat seafood, and her favourite books include Paulo Coelno’s The Alchemist.
Wei Wei Yu / 余薇薇 is Miss China 2013. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 64, hips - 90.
Wei Wei was born and raised in Xi’an, the capital of Shaan Xi Province, an area she describes as steeped in rich cultural heritage. Wei Wei majored in Music at university and is an accomplished Piano player as well as an operatic singer. Her hobbies include painting and calligraphy, and she plays Taekwondo. Wei Wei has ambitions of becoming a fashion designer in the future, with hopes of starting her own brand. Her favourite cuisine is nearby Sichuan Province’s famous hotpot.
Camille Munro is Miss Canada World 2013. Her height is 173 cm.
Camille was born in Regina, Saskatchewan a place she describes as "a diverse geographical area with people of multicultural ancestry". Currently working as an Analyst Assistant, Camille hopes to build on her Human Justice degree with a master’s in Law. Her hobbies include a variety of dance, volleyball and golf, and her favourite dish is lobster. Camille's personal motto is "Always try your best in spite of adversity."
Olivia Jordan is Miss World United States 2013 and Miss USA 2015. She will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
Olivia was born September 28, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she spent most of her youth. She attended Bishop Kelley High School where she was active on campus, delegating her time away from the books to Student Council, the tennis team, and her position as varsity cheer captain. After high school graduation, she decided to venture beyond her home in middle America. At Boston University, Olivia majored in Health Science and worked as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer at BU's FITREC facility. Her go-getter personality kept her involved on campus, pioneering a self-defense workshop that would become a continued tradition in her sorority, Alpha Phi. Upon graduating, Olivia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her lifelong passion for acting and modeling. She has been featured on screen, but has yet to have her "big break." She epitomizes the term, "student of life." Her unique and unfaltering optimism and relentless determination sets her apart. A dogged dreamer with a level head held high on her shoulders-a lover of love, life, and pugs-you will be seeing more of her as she continues to make her mark in the acting world.
She is 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in). Her measurements: breast - 82 cm, waist - 66 cm, hips - 89 cm.
Nancy Nikolaeva Karaboycheva is Miss Bulgaria World 2013. Her height is 170 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 67, hips - 90.
In her own words:
"I am from Bulgaria, a beautiful country in Europe. I am very proud to be the face of my country and I will do my best to present it well at the Miss World contest. The cause I have chosen to dedicate myself is to fight against violence and ignorance towards animals as well as the attempt to find their homes.
A little bit about me – I love being with my friends and doing a variety of sports. I was a volleyball player and I’m very discipline person. I dream to travel all over the world. I also like drawing caricature".
Sancler Frantz Konzen is a Brazilian model and Miss Brazil World 2013. Her height is 175 cm.
Sancler was born on April 9, 1991 in Arroio do Tigre, in Rio Grande do Sul. Describing herself as a “fighter”, Sancler works as a television presenter on statewide television. Her dream is to progress beyond this to become a well known national presenter. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and socializing with her friends, and her favourite foods are cooked on a traditional Brazilian Barbecue. Sancler is a huge football fan, and supports her local team Gremio. Her personal motto is “Beauty may open doors, but beauty with a purpose opens hearts and minds.”
Maria Alejandra Castillo is Miss Bolivia World 2013. Her height is 178 cm.
Maria was born in La Paz, growing up in the southern city of Tarija. Currently in her final year of undergraduate studies, she describes herself as “a woman with strong convictions, both humble, and sincere.” Maria co-founded ‘Little Hand’, a community project helping the disadvantaged, hoping to continue and expand her work in the future. Her hobbies include paintballing, hiking, and reading, and she enjoys listening to jazz, blues, and classical music.
Maria Velichko (or Maryia Vialichka) is Miss Belarus World 2013. Her height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 60, hips - 92.
Maria is currently enrolled in a 5 year degree of Veterinary Medicine at the Vitebsk State Academy. An animal lover, Maria recently worked to save homeless animals in her home city as part of the ‘Take Me Home’ charity scheme. Her hobbies include playing chess, reading books on astrology, and listening to rock music. Her favourite food is Belarusian Cuisine. Maria describes herself as an open and cheerful person, and her personal motto is “Never Give Up!”.
In her own words:
I’m Maria Velichko. I feel very proud and fortunate to be representing the Republic of Belarus, a country with a long history and a great culture. Belarus is a land of vast plains and picturesque hills, thick forests and green meadows, deep blue lakes and flowing rivers. I was born in the small beautiful festival city Vitebsk.
I’m 22 years old. I am a doctor of veterinary medicine. My profession spiritually enriches a person, gives a sense of kindness, love and care. I’m interested in astrology, my hobby is hand-made. I very love my family and friends. I believe in myself and I know that world gives a road for those who know where he is going".
De’Andra Bannister is Miss World Bahamas 2013.
De’Andra was born on December 17, 1988 in Nassau, the capital of Bahamas. She describes it as the perfect balance of island and city life. Describing herself as “witty, personable and focused”, she graduated university with an Associate’s Degree on the dean’s list, in the field of Medical Science. She hopes to use her skills in the future to help the people of Bahamas. Her hobbies include travelling, reading, and playing & watching a variety of sports.
Brunilla Novela Ekoumbi Moussadingou is Miss Gabon World 2013. Her height is 1.75 m.
Riza Raquel Santos (born August 31, 1986) is a Canadian television personality and beauty queen. She competed and won Miss Earth Canada 2006, Miss World Canada 2011 and most recently Miss Universe Canada 2013.
Riza was born in a rural Alberta town with a population of ten thousand people. Riza's parents are from Bataan and Bulacan in the Philippines but she was raised in Canada. She is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry.
Naa Okailey Shooter is Miss Ghana 2012. She will represent her country at the Miss Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 1.67 m.
Maria Castelo is Miss Angola World 2013. Her height is 173 cm.
Nathalie Lesage (born September 8, 1993, Grand Baie, Mauritius) is Miss Mauritius World 2013. Her height is 175 cm.
Noémie Happart (born June 1, 1993) is Miss Belgium 2013. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant and Miss Universe 2013 pageant. Her height is 178 cm.
Marilyn Ramos (born 1991, Klerksdorp, South Africa) is Miss South Africa 2012. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant and Miss Universe 2013 pageant. Her height is 175 cm.
Anna Zayachkivska / Ганна Заячківська is Miss Ukraine 2013. She represented Ukraine at Miss World 2013. Her height is 179 cm, measurements: breast - 90, waist - 60, hips - 92.
Navneet Kaur Dhillon (born September 23, 1992, Ambala, Haryana, India) - Miss India World 2013.
Navneet's family has roots in Kathua village near Shahahbad Markanda in Kurukshetra district of Haryana. The family is presently living in a rented house in Salaria Vihar in Patiala. Navneet is daughter of an army officer. She grew up in cities including Siliguri, Talbehat in UP, Allahabad and Bathinda, to finally make Patiala her base to study. Pursued Class 10 from Army School, Ambala, and Class 12 from Budha Dal Public School, Patiala. Currently a second-year student of BTech in TV, Film Production and Media Technology at Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS), Punjabi University, Patiala. Has been a part of various short films made by CAMS, including Nogle, a psychological thriller made by her friend in the department.
Elmira Abdrazakova / Эльмира Абдразакова (born October 7, 1994) - Miss Russia 2013. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant and Miss Universe 2013 pageant. Elmira Abdrazakova is an ethnic Tatar.
Elmira is 175 cm in height, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 60, hips - 92.
Ainura Toleuova (born 4 February 1995, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan) - Miss Kazakhstan 2011. She will represent her country in the Miss World 2013 pageant.
Her height is 178 cm.
Yu Wenxia - Miss China 2012 and Miss World 2012.
This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time was in 2007 when Zhang Zilin took the honor.
Barbara Turbay is from Bogota and is currently studying social communication. She describes herself as a positive and happy person who adapts well to new situations. She loves seafood and enjoys photography, painting, cooking and playing volleyball.
Her height is 180 cm.
Barbara Turbay is on Facebook - facebook.com/pages/Miss-World-Colombia/440532572624764
Vũ Thị Hoàng My (born 5 October 1988) - 1st runner-up of Miss Vietnam 2010. She represented Vietnam at Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will represent Vietnam at Miss World 2012. Her height is 172 cm, weight is 52 kg, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 62, hips - 89.
Mariana Berumen Reynoso - Miss Mexico World 2012.
Mariana talking about herself:
"I was born in Jalisco on October 30, 1991, in a very big family with 5 other brothers and sisters, we moved to León Guanajuato with a very short age.
I am 1.78 mts and with 20 years old I participated in Miss Mexico’s contest. Before this I was studying 3rd semester of a Tourism Administration degree.
I participated in the state contest of Nuestra Belleza Guanajuato, after that I represented my state in the national contest of Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2011. So I won the pride to represent Mexico in Miss World 2012.
After winning I moved to Mexico City to start the one year preparation that the National Organization gives me to be the best, and have the greatest participation in an international level.
I also had some social and altruist activities in order stay near to the Mexican people".
Mariana Berumen Reynoso is on Facebook - facebook.com/MissWorldMexico
In my opinion, the most beautiful Greek girl is Maria Tsagkaraki / Μαρία Τσαγκαράκη, who is Miss Greece International 2010 and Miss Greece World 2012. Maria was born on January 15, 1989 in Heraklion (the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece).
Maria is a philosophy graduate, and would like to one day become a teacher. In her spare time she enjoys riding, swimming, reading and dance, and says her favourite food is Greek souvlaki. She describes herself as an optimistic, creative and friendly person.
Her height is 176 cm.
Hadjau Hélène Valerie Djouka (born 1 April 1994, Divo, Côte d'Ivoire) - Miss Côte d'Ivoire World 2012.
Hadjau is currently in her first year studying law, and would like to become a lawyer. She describes herself as a jovial, kind, sincere and natural person, and her personal motto is 'hard work is the key to success'. Her interests include music, jogging, travelling and fashion.
Djouka is 170 cm in height.
Hadjau Hélène-Valerie Djouka is on Facebook - facebook.com/MissWorldCoteDIvoire
Vanya Mishra (born 27 February 1992, Jalandhar, Punjab, India) - Miss India World 2012.
Vanya talking about herself:
"I’m 20 years old and I am from the beautiful country of India. As a nation, India is the largest democracy in the world and has a diverse culture with multiple languages, religions, traditions all living harmoniously under one umbrella which is evident from the fact that there is so much unity in such diversity.
I am currently a 3rd year electrical engineering student.
Being brought up by my mother, a single parent, she has inculcated in me lot of sensibility from a very young age. My father was serving as a major in the Indian army but unfortunately passed away when I was just 2 years old.
I enjoy dance as an art form of expression and enjoy dances like Indian classical, salsa, bollywood, and freestyle.
As a young girl growing up, I was influence by icons who I idolised, the likes of Miss World 1994 Ashwariya Rai and upon turning 18 this lead me to pledge to donate my eyes.
Being an academic and extremely passionate about higher education I am keen to pursue a degree in Masters of Business Administration once I finish my graduation.
Bollywood has always been a dream, and yes once I finish my graduation and if the timing and the offers from the film industry are right, I will contemplate a career in Bollywood.
Hailing from a defence background, I would like to be the proud title holder of Miss World to make my country proud and be a great ambassador for India, as my father followed the credo of ‘Service before Self’, and it is this credo that propels and motivates me as I embark upon this extraordinary journey in the pursuit and realization of my dreams".
Her height is 170 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 63,5, hips - 94.
Vanya Mishra is on Facebook - facebook.com/MissWorldIndia
Evgeniya Klishina - Miss Kazakhstan World 2012 (born 6 October 1986). Evgeniya describes herself as a cheerful and ambitious person. She works as a children's doctor, but also aspires to one day be able to treat sick animals. She likes cooking a variety of dishes, and also enjoys dancing, especially ballet.
Klishina is 175 cm in height.
Evgeniya Klishina is on Facebook - facebook.com/pages/Miss-World-Kazakhstan/380055688718090
The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951.
Kiki Håkansson (Sweden) is Miss World 1951
Aishwarya Rai (born 1 November 1973, Mangalore, India) is an Indian film actress. In the 1994 Miss India contest, she won second place, behind Sushmita Sen, and was crowned Miss India World. She went on to win the Miss World title the same year. Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. She posed in several different ad campaigns for Longines, L'Oreal, Cola, Nakshatra, Lux, Fuji Film, Pepsi, Palmolive, Rupa Cosmetics, Eye Bank Association of India, Lakme, Colgate, etc.
Aishwarya is 170 cm in height , weight is 55 kg.
Rai is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, they met in 1997. Aishwarya gave birth to a baby girl (Aaradhya) on 16 November 2011.
Aishwarya Rai is on Facebook - facebook.com/AishwaryaAishRaiBachchanOfficial
Aishwarya Rai at Miss World 1994:
Ksenia Sukhinova (born 26 August 1987, Nizhnevartovsk, Russia) is Miss Russia 2007 and Miss World 2008 winner.
Sukhinova is 178 cm in height, measurements: bust - 83, waist - 60, hips - 91.
Ksenia Sukhinova is on Facebook - facebook.com/Sukhinova.Ksenia
Zhang Zilin (born March 22, 1984, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, People's Republic of China) - Miss China World 2007 and Miss World 2007. She is the first Miss World of East Asian origin.
Zhang Zilin is 186 cm in height, weight is 58 kg, measurements: bust - 87, waist - 62, hips - 89.
Zhang Zilin's blog - blog.sina.com.cn/zhangzilin
Ivian Sarcos (born July 26, 1989, Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela) - Miss Venezuela World 2010 and Miss World 2011. She became the sixth woman from Venezuela to capture the Miss World crown.
Ivian is 180 cm in height, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 61, hips - 90.
Elizaveta Golovanova (born April 2, 1993) is Miss Russia 2012. She represented her country in the Miss World 2012 pageant and Miss Universe 2012 pageant.
Golovanova is from Smolensk and currently studying for a law degree at university. She likes writing poetry, cooking and keeping fit. She also enjoys art and literature, and describes herself as being persistent, creative and kind-hearted. She has a pet turtle and would one day like to be a television presenter.
Elizaveta talking about herself:
I am Elizaveta Golovanova! I represent Russia - a country that cherished many talents, a country full of colors and emotions, a country with great history. I am proud to be born here. I’m 19, I’m a second year law student. I do enjoy my studies because law is a live science full of unexpected and is very up to date which is very important to me.
Despite of studies, my life is full of bright events and impressions because I’m happy to hold the title of Miss Russia 2012. It is essential to me as my mission is to communicate not only esthetic beauty to the World but also inner one as well as to fulfill the World with kindness and positive energy.
Another crucial part of my life is sport – an amazing way to strengthen my body and to stay tuned. I do my best to spend my spare time with my friends and relatives. I feel high walking through the night Moscow enjoying the shimmering lights of the city. I love dark chocolate and my turtle.
Wish you good luck and see you at Miss World!"
Her height is 178 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 62, hips - 89.
She was nicknamed the Russian Rapunzel for her long hair.