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FAVORITES: Final Top 7 favorites for Miss World 2021

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After more than two years of waiting, a new queen will finally succeed the longest-reigning Miss World from Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh. Who will be crowned the 70th Miss World? The Top 40 semi-finalists will be vying for the coveted title during tonight's final competition that will stream live at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST from the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Predicting who will win the pageant is quite a challenge but taking into account Miss World's criteria for judging, we came up with our list of favorites based on the contestants' performances during the pre-pageant events. Here are our final Top 7 favorite contestants to win the coveted crown: Cote D'Ivoire India Philippines Puerto Rico South Africa United States Venezuela TOP 21: Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, England, France, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Paraguay Photos: Miss World

70th Miss World: Top 40 semi-finalists arrive back in Puerto Rico for the final competition

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The 70th Miss World Top 40 semi-finalists have arrived back in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the final competition this Wednesday, March 16 at Coca-Cola Music Hall. After more than 2 years and the unfortunate cancellation of the event last December, Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica, the longest-reigning Miss World in history will finally crown her successor. The highly-anticipated event will feature a musical performance by the Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Miss World Musical Director Angel Velez, and a special tribute to the organization’s mission and legacy over the course of its tenured history will be made by Miss World 1975, Wilnelia Merced Forsyth TV personality Peter Andre and one of Latin America’s top actors and singers, Fernando Allende will serve as hosts. Here are some of the semi-finalists enjoying the Puerto Rican sun: Venezuela and Colombia Northern Ireland and England Mongolia and Nicaragua Kenya Philippines Czech Republic Photos: Miss World

Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez heads back to Puerto Rico for 70th Miss World

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Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez has for the second time departed for Puerto Rico to represent her country at the 70th Miss World final. Wearing a custom white crop blazer and skirt with pearl embellishments by Filipino fashion designer Marc Soliven Ngan during her departure, the 28-year-old Industrial Engineer from Cebu is more than ready to conquer her country's second Miss World crown next week. In a post on social media, Tracy shared: Here we go, Philippines. For the second time around, I’m leaving for Puerto Rico, carrying with me our country’s hopes and dreams. Please continue to pray with me, I know that all our hard work will soon pay off and our hearts will shine through." "Mahal kong Pilipinas, lalaban tayo at ipapakita natin sa buong mundo ang puso at galing ng Pilipino (My dear Philippines, we will fight and we will show the world the heart and talent of the Filipino)," she added. Tracy has won two Miss World fast track events: Head to Head

Miss World Cote D'Ivoire 2021 Olivia Yacé departs for 70th Miss World final

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Miss World Cote D'Ivoire 2021 Olivia Yacé has departed for Puerto Rico to join the rest of the Top 40 semi-finalists in the 70th Miss World final next week. The 24-year-old beauty who holds a degree in marketing and management proudly wore her country's colors in her departure outfit by Maison Elie Kuame. In a post on social media, she shared several photos taken at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport with the caption "After 3 months of waiting, I look forward to my return to Puerto Rico to continue the Miss World adventure." "I can't wait to be on this final date and see the most beautiful women in the world who have become sisters," she added. Olivia also assured her followers they will be informed of her activities at the competition and encouraged everyone to stay regular on her site and share her content on Miss World's official website. "Thank you to each of you for your constant love and support. I love you," she wrote as a final message

Former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle Diaz: 'I will not be participating in the Miss World 2021 final'

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Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz has made an announcement on Monday, February 28 that she will not be participating in the Miss World 2021 final, which is scheduled to be held this March 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican model, singer, actress, and philanthropist took to social media to post a statement for her "dear Puerto Rico and fans around the world." "It is unethical and against my moral principles to continue working with an organization that has acted in a defamatory, frivolous, and unfair manner; solely for the purpose of harm. Something I still can't understand. That is why, with great sadness, I make a decision that I never thought I would reach. I share with you that I will not participate in the events related to the organization of the MW 2021 contest," she wrote in her statement. Her decision came after Puerto Rico With a Purpose L3C, a company contracted to help organize Miss World 2021 on the Caribbean island, sued her founda

Former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle Diaz releases statement on 'defamatory allegations' against her and her foundation

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Following a "frivolous and malicious lawsuit" filed against her and her Reignite Puerto Rico foundation, Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz took to social media to release an official statement. Last year, the Puerto Rican beauty was appointed by Miss World CEO Julia Morley to lead the negotiations for the hosting of the 70th Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico, whose aim was to generate exposure to the island, attract events of economic impact and help major social causes. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 concerns, the final show was canceled last December and rescheduled to be held this March with only the Top 40 semi-finalists are expected to return to compete for the coveted title. Puerto Rico With a Purpose L3C, the company that was subcontracted to help organize Miss World 2021 on the island, cried out "lack of payments" worth at least $1.2 million. According to the allegations, Stephanie and her foundation have "committed embezzlement or illegal approp

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Puerto Rico, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Puerto Rico, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam: PUERTO RICO - Aryam Diaz - Aryam is studying Journalism and is currently working as a TV Presenter and a Model, she would like to pursue a Master’s Degree and work as a TV Journalist. She enjoys writing poetry and enjoys telling stories, reading, and traveling around Puerto Rico. Her favorite film is ‘Avatar’ and she enjoys listening to Electronic and Jazz music. Aryam’s Beauty with a Purpose “Para esto Naci” (I was Born For This) works with low-income children in Puerto Rico, most of whom are orphans or children without family support. The children are offered free courses in self-esteem, catwalk, crafts, diction, acting, and photography. Aryam’s goal is to teach children a sense of responsibility, toleranc

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Philippines, and Poland: MEXICO - Karolina Vidales - After graduating in Marketing and International Business, Karolina is currently working as an International Model and Tourism Ambassador. Her dream job would be to work for the United Nations Children’s Fund. She enjoys painting, photography, cooking, and roller skating and has a talent for singing and writing. Karolina’s favorite book is, ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coehlo, and ‘Forrest Gump’ is her favorite film. Karolina’s Beauty with a Purpose project “Cue Michoacan” is an initiative that supports indigenous children in Michoacan who are subject to abuse, discrimination, poverty, and illiteracy. The project started in the region of La Cienega bringing homeless children educational worksh

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Madagascar, and Malaysia: HUNGARY - Lili Totpeti - Lili is currently studying Event Management at University and her proudest moment is when she got accepted to University. She enjoys horse riding, painting and drawing and traditional folk dancing. In her spare time, Lili rescues stray and abandoned animals. Her favorite book is ‘The Great Gatsby.’ ‘Intouchables’ is her favorite film and she enjoys watching David Attenborough programs. Lili’s Beauty with a Purpose project supports abandoned and abused animals. This includes visiting animal shelters to give donations and provide loving care to the animals. Placement in Miss World fast track events: Sports semi-finalist ICELAND - Hugrun Egilsdottir - Hugrun is currently a Marketing Student as well as wo

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Guinea

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, and Guinea: COLOMBIA - Andrea Aguilera - After completing her studies in Journalism and Neurolinguistics Programming, Andrea is currently working as a Journalist, TV Presenter, and Teacher of Early Childhood Care. She is a keen snowboarder and cheerleader and sings soprano in the Antioquia Music Conservatory. Andrea’s favorite film is ‘The Pink Panther’ and she enjoys eating seafood, pizza, and traditional Colombian food. Andrea’s Beauty with a Purpose project “Bottles of Love” directs its efforts to aid the less fortunate children of Colombia who are in the need of nutrition, recreation, and decent housing. Working with Othello Nutrition, Andrea provided specialized nutritional treatment to hundreds of children with

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Argentina, Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Argentina, Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, and China: ARGENTINA  - Amira Hidalgo - After receiving a scholarship to University to study for a master's in Investigative Journalism, Amira also works as a Journalist and News Producer. She holds the position of TV host for a National News Broadcaster. Her dream job would be to be a war correspondent. She plays the violin and enjoys running in her spare time. Amira’s Beauty with a Purpose project “Arte para Ciegos” (Art for the blind) provides the visually impaired with tools to help them develop independence and greater accessibility. This included installing haptic plans with braille writing in places of interest including Palermo, Retiro, Modern Art Museum, and Puerto Madero. Since 2017, Amira has been working with the Nínawa Daher

70th Miss World announces Digital Media Challenge, winner will advance to the Top 12

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The Miss World Organization has announced the Digital Media Challenge where the Top 40 contestants were asked to promote their journey at the Miss World pageant through their individual websites at missworld.com . Web promotion should include their friendships and experiences at Miss World, their hopes after reaching the Top 40, messages of support or congratulations they have received from home, and the Beauty With A Purpose presentation including a full description of the progress made on their project, however, the contestants were also encouraged to come up with their own original ideas and designs to create the best website to share with the world. According to the organization, they're looking for the contestants' ability to tell their stories and engage with their fans. The judges will consider the originality, quality, and frequency of posts, the content, design, and style of the website, and the overall campaign to promote the new website through all media and social m