60th Miss World Beauty Pageant finals open in Sanya

16:10, October 12, 2010      

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Girls sign their name on the board. (Source: Xinhua /Zheng Weina)

Girls attending the finals for the 60th Miss World Beauty Pageant visited the beautiful city of Sanya in Hainan Province, Oct.10, according to the website of Sanya Government.

After the glamorous Miss Universe 2010 pageant, which saw Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete win the coveted title, all eyes now move to the next big beauty pageant — the 2010 Miss World pageant.

Miss World is the longest running event of its kind. Launched in 1951, it has become the world's most watched annual event, with a worldwide viewing audience of over 1 billion.

Miss World is a celebration of beauty, fashion, talent and culture as contestants tour the host country supporting charitable causes, participating in spectacular events and sampling the local history and attractions.

The venue for this year's pageant was scheduled to be in Vietnam, but due to differences with the organizers, Vietnam withdrew from hosting the event, which led to China becoming this year's Miss World host.
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