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Stephanie Del Valle Hits The Runway Paris Fashion Week

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From Leon Dame's viral runway walk to an evening fashion show under the Eiffel Tower, our ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ ambassador and Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle was at the heart of the action.

Here are her highlights from Paris Fashion Week.

At the end of a month of fashion shows, Paris is fashion history in the making as designers from all over the world meet in the city of lights to make statements and change the way we think through clothing and set the trends in the most incredible ways. I’m one of the lucky ones that got to represent my country Puerto Rico by walking down the runway modelling a collection from Miriam Budet.


Miriam Budet is a recognised and admired designer in Puerto Rico, known for her ready-to-wear designs and her signature bomber jackets. She is also the first designer from my island to present her collection on the Paris stage!

Miriam was one of the designers who helped me with my wardrobe through my entire reign as Miss World. So, to get the opportu…

Miss World talks all things London

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and it must be true, as it’s just over two months now until we host the 69th Miss World Pageant in its birthplace of London.

As the excitement continues to build, we asked our reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce De León, exactly how she spends her days off in London.

Which we discover involves leisurely walks through Crystal Palace, gazing at fine art in the National Gallery and Vietnamese street food (Pork Pho in particular).

Having been to London several times now, have you developed an affinity toward a particular neighbourhood?


Yes! I love Crystal Palace, it is the place I go when I want to refresh my mind and soul, and it is a quiet space yet filled with energy. You can hear the wind through the old trees, the bark of a nearby dog, the steps of a running man or you can shut the noise out to stare at the clouds.

There is a  Greek statue at the entrance of the park, it is a man with no head; I feel that’s precisely the way to approac…

Happy Birthday Yukta Mookhey

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From all of us at Miss World, we wish the 1999 Miss World Winner, Yukta Mookhey a very happy birthday 40th birthday.


We wish you happiness and hope that all your wishes come true

Miss World steps back into The Forties

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On Saturday the 17th of August, as part of her continued visit to London, reigning Miss World, Vanessa De Ponce León, attended The Grand Order of Lady Ratlings 90th anniversary event at the stunning Orsett Hall in the Essex countryside.

The Grand Order of Lady Ratlings is a group of professional performers and wives of Water Rats (male performers) who get together to help a number of charities through their initiative ‘The Cup of Kindness'. The theme for the event was ‘A Fabulous Forties Affair’ with women looking sophisticated in cocktail dresses and gentlemen wearing tuxedos.


Vanessa described the atmosphere as: “A magical way to travel through time,"  as she indulged in a traditionally British supper at the top table alongside Sinatra tribute act Stephen Triffitt.


Vanessa who has been busily working on 'Beauty with a Purpose' projects was eager to learn more about this year’s chosen charity that provides specialist equipment for elderly residences in the local are…

Priyanka Chopra joins Aishwarya Rai in London

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Former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra has been transformed into a Madame Tussauds waxwork in London. The actress already has figurines in New York, Sydney and in Asia, where her waxwork is touring Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

On the latest unveiling, Priyanka said: “I love London, it has such an energy and spirit to it. Working with Madame Tussauds London’s team has been so much fun. It’s incredible to think my fans can now meet my figure in one of my favourite cities in the world."


Priyanka’s figure is sure to make an impression in the Baker Street attraction’s party area. Styled to match the actress’ appearance at the 2017 Golden Globes, Priyanka’s figure will stand out in its exquisite gold sequin gown by Ralph Lauren. The only update to the look is the addition of replica diamond wedding and engagement rings in a nod to her newlywed status.

Steve Davies, Madame Tussauds London said: “Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an obvious choice as the latest addition to our star-studded line…

Two Presidents. One day

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President Yoweri Museveni welcomed Julia Morley Chairman and CEO, reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de León and Miss World Africa 2018, Quiin Abenakyowho called on him at his country home in Rwakitura in Kiruhuura district.


President Museveni appealed to both Miss World and Miss World Africa 2018 to popularise the tourism potential of Uganda. He highlighted the hospitality of the Ugandan people and extended an invitation to Miss World to come back in the future to Uganda and enjoy the country’s tourism and hospitality.

Museveni said: “I am happy to meet Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de León and once again our own Miss World Africa, Quiin Abenakyo. I welcome Miss Ponce to the Pearl of Africa, a land of fantastic weather and fascinating tourist attractions. Enjoy your stay here.

“Unfortunately, I was in a hurry to meet the Ankole regional leaders in Mbarara, but we have agreed that she should return, (perhaps in different attire) to see the marvel of the Ankole long-horned cattle.”

Miss W…

Keep the Girl Child in School

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Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO and reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de León have been on a six-day tour of Uganda to visit the ‘Keep the Girl Child in School’ ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ project set up by Miss World Africa 2018 Quiin Abenakyo and projects supported by the Miss Uganda Foundation.


On visiting one of the schools, Vanessa said: “Meeting these girls was such a humbling experience. Education is one of the most important things in life as it gives us an understanding of the world around us and is our passport to the future.

“It’s been such an amazing experience to have the opportunity to visit Uganda and to see the difference that Miss World Africa 2018 Quiin Abenakyo’s ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ project ‘Keep a girl child in school’, a campaign that supports girls who drop out of school as a result of pregnancies and child marriages.”


During the visit, Julia Morley Chairman and CEO pledged to work with the Miss Uganda Foundation to make sure the girls get access to education a…

Julia Morley and reigning Miss World arrive in Busoga

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Julia Morley Chairman and CEO and reigning Miss World Vanessa Ponce de León have been given a tour of Busoga by Miss World Africa 2018, Quinn Abenakyo and The Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament.


They started the day visiting the work being done by Quinn’s ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ campaign ‘Keep the Child in School’. The project, which received government support in January, aims to empower young girls by keeping them in school and preventing teenage pregnancies. Quinn said: “It’s sad to see girls drop out of school and has asked local leaders to step up their efforts in keeping the youngsters learning.”


Then it was off to climb the famous Kigulu Hill in Buyende, believed to be the first settlement in the Busoga region. Therefore, the hill and the surrounding areas have a historical attachment to the formation of Busoga and before proceeding to the climb visitors have to greet the caretakers of the rocks, who live in grass-thatched huts.

Safely back down, the team joined Ver…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joins Madame Tussauds in Sydney

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Former Miss World and Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is giving company to Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

Mark Connolly, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney said: "We're excited to announce that Aishwarya Rai has joined the Madame Tussauds family and will be here for a limited time only. She is one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India and we know she'll be a big hit with Bollywood fans.”


Aishwarya, who was last seen oozing audiences with ravishing appearances at Cannes Film Festival, is giving company to Shah Rukh Khan with whom she worked in a few flicks.

The waxwork figure is based on her red carpet look at the Robin Hood film premiere at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in May 2010. However, she is only in Sydney until January 2020 so be sure to catch her before she jets back off to Madame Tussauds New York.

Aishwarya Rai was the first Bollywood actress to have a prestigious Madame Tussauds figure create…

The pearl of Africa

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A media frenzy ensued as reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce De León and Julia Morley Chairman and CEO of Miss World touched down at Entebbe for the first-ever visit by the Miss World organisation to Uganda.

The team was welcomed on arrival by Brenda Nanyonjo the licence holder for Miss World in Uganda, Miss Uganda 2018 Quiin Abenakyo who is the reigning Miss World Africa, officials from Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and enjoyed a traditional dance performance.



Speaking to journalists, Vanessa said she could not hold back her excitement after coming to Uganda for the first time. She said: “My sister Quiin has told me so much about Uganda and how it’s the Pearl of Africa. I have only been here a few hours,  but I am already loving it. The people are so friendly and welcoming, the food is amazing, I can see why it’s truly the Pearl of Africa. I can’t wait to meet more people.”

Miss Uganda boss Nanyonjo thanked the Uganda Tourism Board and all the partners who have made this trip possible a…

Miss World Europe is 'Good Morning Belarus!' Presenter

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Miss World Europe, Maria Vasilevich, is the new face of Good Morning Belarus! On Belarus 1 Channel.

Maria is happy in her new career and with her bright and early 6:00am start. Maria has told the Miss World Organisation about her new role:

“This is my first experience of live broadcast TV presenting. Beforehand, I had only performed at concerts. It was at a concert that I met my Good Morning Belarus! Co-host, Yevgeny Perlin and had a trial presenting with him. When I was informed that we would be presenting Good Morning Belarus! Together, I was very happy. I think we’re on the same wavelength!


It is a dream come true, working with a wonderful team, starting the day with the whole country and sharing the mood and energy with the audience.


I’ve toured and learnt about the TV studio and learnt that TV presenting is not always straightforward. It is just the beginning and I’m keen to learn and improve. It is reassuring to be working with wonderful colleagues who always support me.”

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