71st edition of Miss World to be held in India after three decades

71st Edition Of Miss World To Be Held In India After Three Decades

The 71st edition of Miss World will be held in India from February 18 to March 9. The international beauty pageant is making a return to the country after nearly three decades.

The announcement was made at a press conference that was attended by the current Miss World and four former winners.

These included current Miss World, Karolina Bielawska of Poland, along with former winners Toni Ann Singh (Jamaica), Vanessa Ponce De Leon (Mexico), Manushi Chhillar (India), and Stephanie Del Valle (Puerto Rico).

The pageant will commence with an opening ceremony and a feature named ‘India Welcomes the World Gala’ organized by the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) in New Delhi on February 20.

The pageant will conclude with a grand finale in Mumbai on March 9 and will be streamed and telecast live.

“It will be held across several venues, including the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi and the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai,” Hindustan Times reported.

The pageant will see participation from 120 contestants from various countries, who will participate in various competitions and charitable initiatives.

India last hosted the international pageant in 1996. Manushi Chhillar was the most recent Indian to win the pageant, having bagged the crown in 2017.

Earlier, Reita Faria Powell, Aishwarya Rai, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas won the competition.

Sini Shetty, a native of Karnataka and Femina Miss India World 2022 will represent India at the prestigious pageant.