Sunday, October 31, 2010

U.S. woman wins Miss World

Blue-eyed blonde American teen Alexandria Mills has won the Miss World crest for 2010, beating more than 100 other hopefuls at a sparkling observance in south China. Mills, an 18-year-old from the south US state of Kentucky, wept as outgoing Miss World Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar put the tiara on her head and directed her to a diamond-shaped throne judging the pageant’s 60th anniversary.

Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills (C) from the United States, 1st Runner-up Emma Wareus (L) from Botswana and 2nd Runner-up Adriana Vasini (R) from Venezuela sham for a group photo during the final round of the 60th Miss World Beauty Pageant in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. The 60th Miss World Beauty Pageant was concluded on Saturday.

The pageant got off to a colourful start with a staging by dancers and drummers from China’s Li ethnic few assemblies, who mostly reside on Hainan isle, which was hosting the happening for the fifth time in eight years. Before the contestants whirled in nationwide costume for the “Dances of the World” segment, viewers were treated to a video montage of the women’s whirlwind trip of China – from the Great Wall to the trading malls.

In 2002, the pageant was moved from Nigeria to Britain after more than 200 persons past away in clashes sparked when a bulletin proposed the Muslim prophet Mohammed would have selected a wife from amidst the contestants had he been alive.