Miss World 2013 in Bali
The opening of Miss World 2013 pageant, on the evening of 8 September, highlighted by a spectacular ceremony at The Westin Resort in Bali. The opening ceremony was styled as an Indonesian event featuring all 130 contestants in traditional outfits from all corners of archipelago. The contestants also performed a traditional Balinese dance. The traditional costumes were worn for the first round of catwalk. Later, the contestants wore evening gowns for rather more formal round of catwalk during which they were introduced to the world. The opening ceremony of the 63rd edition of Miss World pageant also featured music and dance performances by Indonesian artists. The opening ceremony which lasted 150 minutes, and attended by state officials and ambassadors, was aired live to over 160 countries worldwide, watched by an estimated 2 billion viewers around the world.
“Bring Indonesia’s Beauty to the World” is the theme of this year and featured in entire series of events of Miss World 2013. The events are organized by Miss World Organization and its local partner MNC Group, which have run smoothly and on schedule. Contestants started their activities last Wednesday, one day after their arrival in Bali, taking turns to be photographed and filmed for their profiles, taking as backdrop Bali’s fantastic natural beauty.
The one month Miss World festival of beauty and fashion will see Miss World contestants visiting a variety of iconic locations in Bali and other fascinating destinations. Pristine beaches, awe inspiring temples, and areas of outstanding natural beauty will be host to this record breaking number of contestants in this, Miss World’s 63rd year event.
Over the month, a series of events await contestants. State of the art studios and world class sports stadiums will showcase each of their talents and sports challenges. Unique and original outfits from leading designers in Indonesia will add a local flair to the Top Model and Beach Fashion events. Contestants will compete in six award categories: the talent competition, beach fashion, top model, sports and fitness, beauty with a purpose and the world fashion designer award.
The pinnacle and final part of the show will take place on 28th September, hosted by Myleene Klass.