Miss World 2010 returns to Sanya, China. The 60th Final was held in Hainan Province. On October 30th, the 60th Miss World Pageant crowned its new winner, and she was from the United States!
Botswana was first runner up, followed by Venezuela as second runner up.
United States – Alexandria Mills, 18 years old, has been crowned the 60th Miss World. She won the coveted crown as Miss World 2010, triumphing out of 115 beautiful and talented young women who took to the stage of the 60th Miss World Final from the Beauty Crown Theatre in Sanya, China.
As the final duty in her reign, Miss World 2009 Kaiane Aldorino removed the bejeweled crown to place it on the head of her successor as the new Miss World 2010. Taking up her deserved position on the throne, Miss World 2010 was joined by first runner-up Botswana and second runner-up Venezuela.
The glittering two-hour live TV spectacular to launch the 60th anniversary of Miss World 2010 showcased the beauty and talent of 115 of the World’s most incredible young women, who have spent one month enjoying the wonders of China.
Seven previous Miss Worlds from across the decades were among the judges at the live televised final:
Denise Perrier Lanfranchi Miss World 1953 France
Ann Sidney Miss World 1964 United Kingdom
Mary Stävin Miss World 1977 Sweden
AgbaniDarego Miss World 2001 Nigeria
Maria Julia Mantilla Miss World 2004 Peru
Zhang Xi Lin Miss World 2007 China
KseniaSukhinova Miss World 2008 Russia
The event also featured music and dance performances from Sanya, the home of Miss World in China. Angela Chow presented the show. She was joined by Miss World Event Director Steve Douglas.
After the Final, the contestants attended the Coronation Gala at the Crowne Plaza Sanya, where they dined with family and new friends from around the world.
Since 1 October, a record 115 contestants have been touring China. They visited Shanghai and Beijing, and saw some of the most famous ancient monuments and sites, including the Great Wall of China and Genghis Khan’s mausoleum in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. They also got a taste of modern China, with a VIP visit to Beijing’s Olympic Stadium and a tour of the Shanghai EXPO. This is the fifth time that Sanya has been home to the Miss World Final, successfully hosting the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 events.