Miss Spain becomes Miss World
By Vivien Lee, staff reporter of Sanya Online Post
The grand pageant of 2015 Miss World featuring glitz, beauty, and talent in the Crown of Beauty, finally crowned Miss Spain as the winner of the biggest beauty competition in the world in the Saturday night final following a grand competition featuring 115 finalists on Dec 19, 2015.
Mireia Lalaguna Royo, a 23-year-old professional model who is Miss Spain from Barcelona, won the beauty pageant in this super exciting show in Sanya, China. She won after winning Top Model and giving a witty and moving speech in which she said "Just because I am beautiful on the outside does not mean I am not beautiful on the inside, too." She is well-educated and has a degree in Pharmacology and wants to do a MA in Nutrition. "Miss World is not looking for our body, they are looking for a soul" and her remarks really impressed the judges.
Under the limelight, she waved after winning the new title at the Miss World Grand Final in the Crown of Beauty as received her crown gracefully. The head of the Mandela family, Chief Mandela announced the result. The victory is the first win for a Spanish finalist.
She also expressed her confidence and excellent understanding of beauty by saying that “I think I should be the next Miss World because I believe in strong women, I also think I have something inside my heart that I always try to give the best of me. I also believe in Beauty With A Purpose and want to continue its legacy. “We can find happiness in helping each other".
Sofia Nikitchuk，Miss Russia， claimed the runner up title and reacted cheerfully and elegantly after entering the semi final at the Miss World Grand Final in Sanya. She said: "I think that the main idea of the pageant is Beauty With A Purpose. I want to reach my inner world and show my life and happiness with all people." She expressed that it is a huge honor for her to have the opportunity to show my life and happiness with all people in big Miss World family in contribute to the Beauty With A Purpose idea.
The second runner up is Miss Indonesia Maria Harfanti and she said: “I’ve always been truly inspired by Beauty With A Purpose because it means having the heart to share and always reaching out to the community. I want to reach out to people and share everything that we have with people around us." Beautiful minds and beautiful purposes can really change the world. These groups of beautiful finalists in Miss World are willing to contribute to the promotion of this idea. She won Beauty with a Purpose for her initiative which brings clean water to towns and villages in Indonesia.
Finalists sang an impressive opera performance, danced with graceful movements, to get into the talent show final and bring happiness to the audience and to win in the mini competitions. With fancy and beautiful dresses with feathers, leotards, glitters, and sequins, these beautiful girls gave beauty their own interpretations. Miss China Yuan Lu performed in colorful, fancy outfit in the show and won applauds from audience. She ranked 16th in the final competition.
Modesty, love and serenity are qualifications that are highlighted in the contest. And their elegant performance, witty remarks, and insightful understanding about beauty draw smiles on people's faces.
Miss Jamaica said: "I am so grateful. My story is one of a little girl whose life was transformed with charity and love and I want to give that back to others." She happily joined rounds of charity activities arranged by the Miss World Organization and Sanya local government with other finalists during her stay in Sanya.
Sanya hosted the competition six times, starting in 2003, as part of its attempts to promote the city as an international tourism city in the tropical part of China. The first Miss World competition was held 64 years ago in UK by the London-based Miss World Organization.