|China has won the highly coveted title of Miss
World 2007 in a glittering, star-studded ceremony at the Beauty Crown
Theatre in Sanya, China.
The 2007 Miss World Festival has seen 106 beautiful and talented contestants spend an unforgettable month in China, but there could only be one winner and the applause rang out in the packed theatre as Julia Morley, Chairman of the Miss World Organisation and of the international panel of judges, announced the winner’s name.
Her smile shone out to a worldwide TV audience of over 2 billion as she was crowned by last year’s Miss World, Tatana Kucharova.
First runner-up was Angola, followed by Mexico as second runner-up.
The other two finalists were Trinidad & Tobago and Sweden.
The show told the story of the contestants’ stay in the tropical paradise of Sanya, with many clips of their activities and sightseeing, as well as their exciting trip to Beijing where they recorded the Olympic Torch Relay Anthem, visited the Great Wall and helped the Red Cross raise over US$5.5m to build new healthcare centres across China.
It also featured a stunning performance by international pop star Duncan James, formerly with the boy band Blue, singing ‘All I care about is love’ from the hit musical Chicago, and spectacular dancing and acrobatics from some of China’s most talented dance troupes.
One of the highlights came when Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, introduced his grandfather’s televised message for World Aids Day. This was followed by a magical moment, when the children from the Mandelas’ home town in South Africa joined with children from a local Hainan school and all 106 contestants to sing the World Aids Day song.
Miss World – The Final is the World’s largest live annual TV event with global viewing figures topping two billion across 174 countries.
The full line-up of official judges at the Miss World 2007 Final was:
Julia Morley Chairman of Miss World Organisation and of the judging
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