The Miss World Organization (MWO) has announced that India will be hosting the 71st Miss World pageant, marking the second time in its history that the event will take place in the country.
At a press conference in New Delhi, Karolina Bielawska, Miss World 2022, and Sini Shetty, Miss India World 2022, joined the organizers to share the news.
Bielawska, who had previously visited India, expressed enthusiasm about showcasing the country’s offerings to the world. She won the Miss World title in 2022, triumphing over contestants from various countries, while Manasa Varanasi from India reached the top 13.
71st Miss World 2023 Dates
The specific date and host city for the 71st Miss World 2023 have not yet been disclosed, but the event is scheduled to take place later this year.
Julia Morley, Chairperson and CEO of the Miss World Organization, expressed her excitement about India becoming the new home for the prestigious competition. She emphasized her long-standing fondness for the country and the desire to share its unique culture, attractions, and breathtaking locations with the rest of the world.
Pageant Location Changed
Initially, the United Arab Emirates was announced as the host for the 71st Miss World pageant. However, the location was changed to India, highlighting the nation’s cultural heritage, commitment to diversity, and dedication to empowering women. The organizers intend to use the platform to promote charitable causes, inspire contestants to make a positive impact in their communities, and contribute to society.
Over 130 national representatives will participate in the month-long Miss World pageant, which is recognized as the oldest beauty pageant globally.
The pageant will feature a series of activities, including talent showcases, sports challenges, and charitable initiatives. These events aim to highlight the exceptional qualities of the contestants as ambassadors of change.
The event will be jointly organized by Miss World Limited and PME Entertainment. Jamil Saidi, Chairman of PME, emphasized India’s deserving status as the host country and the opportunity for representatives from 130 nations to experience the wonders of “Incredible India.”