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Miss World
- Miss World 2015 -
Miss Spain, Mireia Lalaguna Royo

The landmark 65th annual edition of the Miss World pageant took place on December 19, 2015 live from the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China -- Mireia Lalaguna Royo, Miss Spain, took the title as Miss World 2015.

In the US, the ceremony aired on E! Television and in China on CCTV.

The Beauty Crown Grand Theatre was built especially for Miss World in 2003 when the Miss World Final was held in China for the very first time.

Five Miss World's have been crowned there before, with the sixth MIss World crowned there this year. She is MIss Spain, Mireia Lalaguna Royo, is a 22 year old model from Barcelona.

Miss Russia, Sofia Nikitchuk, placed second. Miss Indonesia, Maria Harfanti, came in third place. Miss Jamaica, Sanneta Myrie, and Miss Lebanon, Valerie Abou Chacra, rounded out the top five.


2015 MIss World controversy

Miss World
Anastasia Lin,
"Beauty with a purpose."

Meanwhile, Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Chinese actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, has already made international headlines for having been barred from the pageant by the Chinese government. An outspoken critic of Chinese religious policy, Lin has again raised her voice over the recent decision to ban her from competing.

Having moved with her mother to Canada from China at 13, today Lin is a practitioner of Falun Gong, a religious movement based on Buddhism that has gained millions of followers in China and around the world. Fearful of a following that large and influential, the Chinese government has condemend the practice within its borders and in one report refers to Lin herself as "persona non grata."

The Miss World pageant has always enjoyed a worldwide viewership, but the controversy put a whole new spin on the pageant's traditional motto "Beauty with a purpose."


All about MIss World

In 1951, the Miss World competition was begun by Eric Morley and at its peak in the 1970s and 80s drew an audience of almost 28 million in Great Britain and many more throughout the world. Today, it continues as one of the world's top beauty pageants featuring a collection of motivated, gifted and extremely beautiful young women vying for the title.

Webcast on or televised to hundreds of countries around the globe, a television audience of millions watches as Miss World semi-finalists parade, dance, and compete across the stage for the coveted title of most beautiful woman in the world.

The main event is preceded by a month-long round of galas, events and activities around the host city, leading up to the televised broadcast which begins with 20 top semi-finalists already chosen. Throughout her reign, the winner will spend the following year representing the Miss World organization and raising funds in the millions of dollars for charitable causes across the globe.


Also see Arrow to Beauty Pageants Miss Universe | Miss Earth

 

More about Miss World around the Web:

Follow the international competition on the Web including news & updates as well as contestant photo galleries, profiles & biographies, fun facts, trivia and more on the Miss World Pageant ...


Miss World Official Site
- The place to be for everything you always wanted to know, featuring the latest photos, news and announcements plus a complete list of contestants, related trivia, history, video clips, archived winners' photo gallery and media contact and registration info.

Miss World 2015 - The full overview from Wikipedia including Miss World history, controversies, fun facts & trivia, a complete list of winners from 1951-present, and related resources.

 

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