Miss World 2012 opening ceremony and live concert will be July 24th, and will also be showing all of the highlights as part of the grand finale on the 18th August before the main show begins.40,000 are expected to attend the event at the brand new Dongsheng stadium in Ordos to watch many of China’s leading stars join an international cast in welcoming the Miss World contestants to Ordos, Inner Mongolia
Below are the African beauties proudly carrying their respective countries’ flag high with hopes of taking the title of Miss World 2012 back home.Competition is tight as all the girls are beautiful and ambitious…….Will you be watching the finale?
1.Angola:Edmilza Nicosia Mota SANTOS Age:21
Edmilza is currently at University studying psychology. Hobbies include: Walking, dance and fashion. Edmilza loves seafood and the great outdoors: Her personal motto is: ‘respect nature’. She describes herself as a great communicator
2.Botswana:Tapiwa Anna-Marie PRESTON Age:19
Tapiwa is from Gaborone and is at university studying psychology and sociology. She describes herself as a calm, driven, cooperative person and a quick learner. Her hobbies include swimming and painting and she is classically trained in ballet.
3.Cote D’Ivoire:Hadjau Helene-Valerie DJOUKA Age:18
Hadjau is currently in her first year studying law, and would like to become a lawyer. She describes herself as a jovial, kind, sincere and natural person, and her personal motto is ‘hard work is the key to success’. Her interests include
music, jogging, travelling and fashion.
4.Equatorial Guinea:Jennifer RIVEIRO ILENDE Age:20
Jennifer is from Malabo and is in her third year studying law. She enjoys travelling, basketball and learning about new cultures. She hopes to one day work in politics and describes herself as having a fun and friendly personality who likes people
5.Ethiopia:Melkam ENDALE Age:21
Melkam is currently a university student hoping to change the image of her home country. Melkam’s favourite books are the Harry Potter series and she enjoys writing poems and playing football in her spare time. Melkam’s personal motto is: ‘Everything happens for a reason.
6.Gabon:Marie Noelle ADA MEYO Age:22
Marie is a student from Libreville and she would like to one day work with helping the elderly. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, surfing and singing, and she says her favourite food is a local dish called manioc.
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8.Kenya:Shamim Fauz ALI Age:18
Shamim grew up in Mombasa and is studying architecture. She aspires to become a designer and describes herself as a hard-working and caring person. She enjoys swimming, reading and playing netball and basketball.
9.Lesotho:Nomazondo Veronica MPHAKISOANE Age:24
Nomazondo is a business management student from Maseru and would like to become a chartered accountant. She loves poetry and describes herself as a competitive person. She says her favourite foods are traditional dishes, and in her spare time she enjoys reading and dancing.
10.Malawi:Susan MTEGHA Age:24
Susan is a student and hopes to work toward attaining a PhD in information
technology. She describes herself as a people’s person who is very hard-working, friendly and passionate. Her interests include reading, netball,fashion design and dancing.
11.Mauritius:Shalini Devi PANCHOO Age:23
Shalini is studying for a Masters degree in Communication and describes herself as being a determined and courageous person. She enyoys dancing, swimming and listening to music. She likes Chinese and traditional Mauritian food. Her personal motto is ‘determination leads to success’.
12.Nigeria:Damiete CHARLES-GRANVILLE Age:23
Damiete is a communications student and says she would one day love to have her own television show. She describes herself as a charitable individual with a big heart. Her interests include dancing, reading, travelling and meeting new
13.Seychelles:Sherlyn Niella FURNEAU Age:21
Sherlyn describes herself as an outgoing, down-to-earth person. She enjoys organising children’s parties, swimming, hiking and dancing. She says her proudest moment was graduating from the Seychelles Tourism Academy.
14.Sierra Leone:Vanessa Ethleen Yvonne WILLIAMS Age:22
Vanessa describes herself as a loving and caring person and is currently in the 2nd year of her degree. She grew up in Freetown, and her interests include
composing songs, singing and reading. She aspires to one day become a musician
15.South Africa:Remona MOODLEY Age:23
Remona works as a business analyst having graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. She describes herself as an ambitious, dynamic and creative person. Her interests include embroidery, fishing, squash and tennis, and she says her favourite food is anything cooked by her mother.
16.South Sudan:Atong DEMACH Age:23
Atong is in her final year at university studying translation. Her future ambition is to help children have a better future through improving their education and environment. Hobbies include singing, playing basketball and writing. Atong describes herself as a simple, loving and caring young woman.
17.Tanzania:Lisa Peter JENSEN Age:24
Lisa grew up in Musoma and Bunda and would like to become a designer. Her hobbies include reading, swimming and travelling. She likes traditional and house music, and describes herself as a humble person who likes helping people.
18.Uganda:Phiona BIZZU Age:19
Phiona is currently a student and hopes to one day be able to work with children. She describes herself as a hard-working, curious and caring person with big ambitions. In her spare time she enjoys reading, singing, dancing and
19.Zambia:Christine MWAABA Age:23
Christine grew up in Lusaka and works as a journalist. She would like to further her studies in media communications or international relations. She describes herself as a creative, social and self-motivated person, and her interests include singing, reading and cooking.
20.Zimbabwe:Bongani DLAKAMA Age:24
Bongani is from Bulawayo and is studying development studies at university. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, netball and reading novels. She describes herself as an open-minded, considerate, kind and outgoing person, and says her favourite food is macaroni cheese.