MISS WORLD

  • It's strange to walk in heels and swimsuit on stage: Priyanka Chopra on the removal of swimsuit round in Miss World 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Actress and Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra says she was lucky not to have a swimsuit round during the competition as she finds it strange to walk in bikini on stage. The organisers of The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, have removed swimsuit round...
  • Abhishek Bachchan feels honoured with honour for wife Aishwarya Rai but says he 'got the better deal' December 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he felt honoured when his wife Aishwarya Rai was felicitated by the Miss World Organisation at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to "beauty with a purpose". The latest Miss World contest took place in London Sunday and Aishwarya took to...
  • Rolene Strauss from South Africa crowned Miss World 2014 December 15, 2014

    London: South Africa's Rolene Strauss bagged the Miss World 2014 title here on Sunday. The 22-year-old was crowned by Miss World 2013 Megan Young, who also co-hosted the pageant with Tim Vincent. Rolene, a medical student, said that her family made her who she is today. She praised her father's influence and...
  • Miss World 2014: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan felicitated for being the most successful Miss World so far December 15, 2014

    London: Aishwarya Rai was on Sunday felicitated by the Miss World Organisation at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to 'beauty with a purpose' since winning the crown two decades ago. Described as embodiment of beauty with purpose, Aishwarya is also seen as the most successful...
  • Winning Miss World crown was the beginning of my beginning: Priyanka Chopra December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World on November 30, 2000, and the actress says the international beauty pageant was her 'beginning'. "Wow! Was I really 17 then! The beginning of my beginning... My Miss World anniversary. #Throwback," she tweeted on Sunday. After winning the title, she entered the Hindi film...
  • Honduran Miss World contestant and sister found murdered November 20, 2014

    Tegucigalpa: A Honduran beauty queen has been found shot dead in a suspected crime of passion just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London, police said on Wednesday. The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, were found buried near...
  • Watch: The answer which made Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the Miss World 1994 November 19, 2014

    Question: What qualities should Miss World 1994 should embody? Answer: The Miss World's that we have had till date, have been proof enough that they have had compassion, compassion for the under privileged, not only for the people for who have status and stature, who can look beyond the barriers that...
  • I would love to act with Ranbir Kapoor: Navneet Kaur Dhillon December 11, 2013

    Kochi: Femina Miss World India Navneet Kaur Dhillon today said she would love to act with Ranbir Kapoor. "Ranbir is experimenting a lot. So would like to act with him," Navneet, who is keen to foray into Bollywood, told reporters here. Among actresses Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra inspire her,...
  • Miss Philippines Megan Young wins Miss World in Indonesia September 29, 2013

    Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the contest's final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. "I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as...
  • FTP: Is the veil of silence over domestic violence being broken at last? July 11, 2013

    Former Miss World and actress Yukta Mookhey has lodged an FIR against her husband Prince Tuli for alleged domestic violence. ...
  • Bikinis banned at Miss World to avoid offending Indonesia's Muslims June 8, 2013

    London: Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organizers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear onepiece swimwear, some of which will also have...
  • Navneet Kaur Dhillon sets sight on Bollywood April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Ponds Femina Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, who will represent India at the Miss World pageant this year, has already set her eyes on Bollywood. "Right now Miss World is my aim, which is very important to me. But definitely, Bollywood is my next destination," said Navneet upon being asked...
  • Indian women feminine and strong: Diana Hayden September 15, 2012

    Kolkata: Indian women are feminine as well as strong at the same time, feels former Miss World Diana Hayden. "Whenever I travel to the west, I see women are getting stronger but the femininity is not there. Never lose your femininity. We have that quality and we must hold onto...
  • Yukta Mookhey accuses husband of abusing her September 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Miss World and actress Yukta Mookhey has lodged a complaint against her husband Prince Tuli for alleged domestic violence, police said today. "In her complaint, Mookhey alleged that she had often been beaten and troubled by her husband Prince Tuli. A noncognisable offence has been registered after her complaint,"...
  • Miss World 2012: How Vanya Mishra almost won August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: If you thought it's impossible to combine beauty, intelligence and kindness heres a live example: Miss India 2012 Vanya Mishra. The 20yearold beauty pageant winner is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and has been involved with social work from a very early age. Born in Chandigarh, Mishra won...
  • Miss World 2012: Miss India Vanya Mishra in top 7 August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Miss India Vanya Mishra has made it to the top 7 in the Miss Word 2012 contest. Final round is yet to happen. The other six contestants are from Jamaica, South Sudan, India, Australia, Brazil, China PR and Wales. The contest is taking place at Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium,...
  • Tweets: Miss China wins Miss World 2012 August 18, 2012

    Ordos: As the Miss World 2012 goes live on air August 18 from Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, one billion viewers from over 150 nations will be glued to their TV sets pinning their hopes on a beauty queen to bring back the crown to their country. The...
  • No favouritism at beauty pageants: Nicole Faria November 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Bangalore girl Nicole Faria, the only Indian to have ever won the Miss Earth title, says there is no favouritism at international pageants and she believes the problem lies in the selection process at home. "The excuse is that there is favouritism or that the pageant organisers want to...
  • Venezuela's Ivian Sarcos is Miss World 2011 November 7, 2011

    London: A 21yearold human resources graduate from Venezuela, whose ambition is to work with children, was crowned Miss World 2011 at a glittering beauty pageant in London on Sunday even as India's Kanishtha Dhankhar failed to make it to the top 15. Ivian Sarcos, 21, took the ultimate beauty accolade at...
  • Miss World 2011: India's Dhankhar fails to make it November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: India's hopes were dashed early on into the 61st Miss World 2011 pageant as Kanishtha Dhankhar, the country's bet for the crown, failed to make it into the shortlist of the top 15 semifinalists. The pageant returns this year with all its glitz and glamour. The 61st edition took...
  • Miss World 2011 live from Earls Court, London November 6, 2011

    Catch the news as it happens, right here, right now on IBNLive Realtime. Follow @IBNLiveRealtime on Twitter. ...
  • Miss World 2011: Can Kanishtha break the jinx? November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Miss World pageant returns with all its glitz and glamour. 61st edition of the pageant will take place in London on Sunday night. 122 contestants from across the world will take part in the pageant. Kanishtha Dhankhar is India's bet for the crown. Priyanka Chopra won the...
  • I'm not a gameplayer: Diana Hayden April 22, 2010

    Diana Hayden has been in and out of the picture for a long time. The former Miss World went on to act in a few movies after being trained in dramatics, including a South African film, Othello, and a few Hindi films. Not too successful in Bollywood, she shifted base...
  • Miss Gibraltar takes home Miss World 2009 crown December 12, 2009

    Johannesburg: Gibraltar's Kaiane Aldorino won the 2009 Miss World crown at a glittering ceremony in Johannesburg on Saturday, defeating 111 contestants from across the world but Miss India Pooja Chopra disappointed by failing to make it to the final round. An HR Clerk by profession, the 22year old blonde brought her...
  • 20yrold Brazilian Miss World contestant fights for life January 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A famous model and two time finalist in the Brazilian stage of the Miss World pageant is now fighting for life. The 20yearold beauty, Mariana Bridi is suffering from an infection that reduced the flow of oxygen to her limbs. Her feet were amputated last week and doctors decided...
  • I performed my best in Miss World contest: Parvathy December 19, 2008

    She impressed the jury and the crowds at Johannesburg with her grace and wit and the crown was within reaching distance but she had to contend with being the first runner up, Parvathy Omanakuttan is now back in India and is joins CNNIBN from Mumbai. Here is an excerpt of the...
  • India's Ms World finalist Parvathy welcomed on return December 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Miss World Runner up I, India's Parvathy Omanakuttan arrived in Mumbai early Wednesday morning to a rousing welcome. Crowds cheered as Parvathy stepped out of the arriving crowds. The 21yearold originally hails from Kottayam in Kerala. She missed the Miss World title by a whisker to the Russian beauty Kseniya...
  • Parvathy crowned Miss World runner up, family celebrates December 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan did the country proud on Saturday, winning the first runner up title in the Miss World 2008 pageant. This is India's first title in eight years. Parvathy is the first contestant to make it as runner up since Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss world in...
  • In Pics: Miss World 2008 | Parvathy's family celebrates December 14, 2008

    Miss Russia won the crown, Miss India was 1st runner up at the glittering event. ...