Saturday, December 19, 2015

Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna is Miss World 2015; Miss Philippines in Top 11

Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna was crowned Miss World 2015 in the coronation night held at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya, China on December 19, 2015 (Saturday). Lalaguna bested other 113 contestants from across the globe.

Miss Russia Sofia Nikitchuk won as 1st runner-up, while Miss Indonesia Maria Harfanti clinched the 2nd runner-up spot.

Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss of South Africa crowned her new successor. This is the first time Spain has won the Miss World crown. Russia has won the crown twice in 1992 (Julia Kourotchkina) and 2008 (Ksenia Sukhinova). Indonesia has not won the title yet.

Hosted by Tim VincentMiss World 2013 Megan Young and Angela Chow, this is the 65th edition of the pageant. This is Tim's 4th time and Megan's 2nd time (back-to-back) to host the global competition. At the end of the program, Megan said, "I can't wait to do this again next year." Will Megan host again in 2016?

The dazzling 3-hour program also featured live performances by Julian Believe, The Wholls, and Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu.

This year's Panel of Judges were: Julia Morley (Chairwoman of the Miss World Organization), Mike Dixon (Musical Director), Linda Pétursdóttir (Miss World 1988 from Iceland), Agbani Darego (Miss World 2001 from Nigeria), Azra Akin (Miss World 2002 from Turkey), Zhang Zilin (Miss World 2007 from China PR), Ksenia Sukhinova (Miss World 2008 from Russia), Ivian Sarcos (Miss World 2011 from Venezuela), Wen Xia Yu (Miss World 2012 from China PR), and Liliana Tanoesoedibjo.

Miss World 2015 Winners:

Miss World 2015: Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna

1st runner-up: Miss Russia Sofia Nikitchuk

2nd runner-up: 
Miss Indonesia Maria Harfanti

Top 5 Finalists:

Miss Indonesia Maria Harfanti
Miss Jamaica Sanneta Myrie
Miss Lebanon Valerie Abou Chacra
Miss Russia Sofia Nikitchuk
Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo

Top 11 Finalists:
(in alphabetical order)

Miss Australia – Tess Alexander
 Miss France – Hinarere Taputu
 Miss Guyana – Lisa Punch
Miss Philippines – Hillarie Parungao
 Miss South Africa – Liesl Laurie
 Miss Vietnam – Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê

Continental Queens of Beauty:

Africa :  South Africa –  Liesl Laurie
Americas :  Brazil – Catharina Choi Nunes
Asia : Indonesia – Maria Harfanti
Caribbean :  Jamaica – Sanneta Myrie
Europe :  Spain – Mireia Lalaguna
Oceania :  Australia – Tess Alexander

In Miss World 2014 Continental Queens of Beauty, Miss South Africa also won for Africa, and Miss Australia also won for Oceania. 

Top 21 Semi-Finalists:
(in alphabetical order)

Miss Brazil – Catharina Choi Nunes
 Miss China PR – Yuan Lu
 Miss Ecuador – Camila Marañón
 Miss Kazakhstan – Regina Vandysheva
 Miss Netherlands – Margot Hanekamp
 Miss New Zealand – Deborah Lambie
 Miss Northern Ireland – Leanne McDowell
Miss Poland – Marta Pałucka
Miss Scotland – Mhairi Fergusson
 Miss South Sudan – Ajaa Monchol 

Miss World 2015 | Promo Video

 Special Awards: 

Beauty with a Purpose: Top 10
Winner: Miss INDONESIA Maria Harfanti
(Award was announced by Zwelivelile "Mandla" Mandela)
Miss Guyana
Miss Nepal
Miss Nicaragua
Miss Tanzania
Miss Zambia
Miss Samoa
Miss Russia
Miss El Salvador
Miss Ecuador

People's Choice: Top 10
Winner: Miss Vietnam - Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê
 Miss France- Hinarere Taputu
Miss India - Aditi Arya
 Miss Lebanon - Valerie Abou Chacra
 Miss Thailand - Thunchanok Moonnilta
Miss Cameroon - Jessica Ngoua
 Miss Ecuador - Camila Marañón
 Miss Philippines - Hillarie Parungao
 Miss Russia - Sofia Nikitchuk
 Miss Venezuela - Anyela Galante

Note: The People's Choice Award for the 2015 edition was conducted through the mobile app of Miss World as voters select 3 favorite contestants to cast their votes. The winner of the award was initially announced to secure a spot in the final interview round. Miss Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê from Vietnam was revealed to be the winner in the coronation night. However, for an unknown reason, she was only announced as a semi-finalist and did not make it to the final round.

Miss World Top Model: Top 5
Winner: Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna
Miss France Hinarere Taputu
Miss Italy Greta Galassi
 Miss Puerto Rico Keysi Vargas
Miss Russia Sofia Nikitchuk

Miss World 2015 | Promotional Video (Chinese Edition)

World Fashion Designer Dress
Winner: Miss Vietnam - Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê

Talent: Top 5
Miss Talent: Miss Guyana Lisa Punch
1st runner-up: Miss Malaysia - Brynn Lovett
2nd runner-up: Miss Jamaica - Sanneta Myrie
3rd runner-up: Miss Paraguay - Giovanna Cordeiro
4th runner-up: Miss Samoa - Latafale Auva'a

Top 13:
 Miss Australia - Tess Alexander
 Miss Bermuda - Alyssa Rose
 Miss British Virgin Islands - Sasha Wintz
 Miss Curaçao - Alexandra Krijger
 Miss England - Natasha Hemmings
 Miss Indonesia - Maria Harfanti
  Miss Thailand - Thanyachanok Mooninta
 Miss Wales - Emma Jenkins

Multimedia: Top 5
Winner: Miss Philippines Hillarie Parungao
Miss Guyana - Lisa Punch
Miss India - Aditi Arya
 Miss Jamaica - Sanneta Myrie
Miss New Zealand - Deborah Lambie

Sports & Fitness:
Winner: Miss Namibia - Steffi Van Wyk
1st runner-up: Miss Seychelles – Linne Freminot
2nd runner-up:  Miss Guam – Aria Pérez-Theisen
3rd runner-up: Miss Kazakhstan – Regina Vandysheva
4th runner-up: Miss Samoa – Latafale Auva'a

Dances of the World:
China, Slovakia, Zambia, France, and Samoa

Miss World 2015 Trivia:
  • Spain won the first title for her country.
  • Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Philippines placed in five consecutive editions.
  • Netherlands placed in four consecutive editions.
  • China, Guyana, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Sudan and Vietnam placed in two consecutive editions.
  • France, Jamaica and Spain last placed in 2013 edition.
  • Kazakhstan and Northern Ireland last placed in 2012 edition.
  • New Zealand last placed in 2011 edition.
  • Poland last placed in 2009 edition.
  • Ecuador last placed in 2007 edition.
  • Lebanon last placed in 2006 edition.
  • Countries that withdrew this 2015:  Barbados, Belarus, Canada, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Kosovo, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Martinique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Switzerland.
  • Countries that returned this 2015: Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Macedonia FYRO, Samoa, St. Kitts & Nevis, Zambia.

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