In the past few months, we have seen many monumental events take place in India. Be it the Dior fashion show at the Gateway of India or the fashionable appearances at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center, we have witnessed it all. But wait until you hear this. World’s most coveted beauty pageant, Miss World 2023, will take place in India this year.
The official announcement was made by Julia Morley, Chairman of the Miss World Organisation, Karolina, and Jamil Saidi at a press conference in Delhi’s Oberoi hotel on 8 June. Representatives of 140 countries will be present in India over 30 days. Speaking at the press conference, Karolina Bielawska, Miss World 2021 said, “We are going to spend the entire month with 140 nations here in India. I believe that you have the greatest hospitality in the entire world and it’s my second time here and you have always welcomed me with open arms. You made it feel like home. And also, India stands for the same values as Miss World. It represents diversity. I actually discovered that India shares core values like unity, respect, and kindness, something which I believe as well.”
Let us learn more about the beauty pageant that is to be hosted by India.
Miss World 2023: Date, location and venue
The date and venue for Miss World 2023 will be announced in the upcoming months. Interestingly, the 70th Miss World pageant took place at Puerto Rico’s José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in 2022.
How many countries are taking part in the beauty pageant?
The 2023 edition of the pageant will see participants from Aruba, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand and Zambia.
How can you watch Miss World 2023?
You can watch the beauty pageant live on the official Youtube channel.
Who is representing India at the competition?
Sini Shetty, Femina Miss India 2022, will represent India at the 71st Miss World Pageant.She was crowned as Femina Miss India 2022.
Who was last crowned as Miss World?
Polish model, Karolina Bielawska was crowned Miss World 2021. She became the second Polish woman to win Miss World after Aneta Kręglicka, who won the title in 1989. Karolina is currently in India and has been busy with social work all across the country. She will also crown her successor at the Miss World 2023 event.
Hero Image: Courtesy Miss World Organisation; Featured Images: Courtesy Divya Jain
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: 22-year-old Sini Shetty is representing India in Miss World 2023.
Answer: India has won six Miss World titles till date. The first pageant was won in 1966. Reita Faria, Aishwarya Rai, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, Priyanka Chopra, and Manushi Chhillar are the ones to have won the title.
Answer: Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth are the four big beauty pageants.
Answer: There is no official data to substantiate which of the beauty pageants is bigger. As per several reports, Miss Universe is considered is to a bigger pageant but there is no data to confirm the same.
Answer: The prize money for Miss World in 2021 was INR 10 crore along with a bejewelled Miss World crown. The Miss World 2023 was initially going to be hosted by the UAE and it had announced a prize money of USD 1 million.