Miss World 2015 was held on 19 December 2015 at the Beauty of Crown Theater in Sanya, China, which was the 65th edition of the Miss World pageant. 23-year-old, Spanish model and beauty queen Mireia Lalaguna Royo was crowned Miss World Spain 2015 and she is first-ever Spanish Miss World. Mireia Lalaguna Royo was crowned by last year’s winner Rolene Strauss of South Africa.
In the event total 114 women competed. Top five contest were :
- First Runner up : Miss Russia, Sofia Nikitchuk
- Second Runner up : Miss Indonesia, Maria Harfanti
- Third Runner up : Miss Lebanon, Valerie Abou Chacra
- Fourth Runner up : Miss Jamaica, Sanneta Myrie
Mireia Lalaguna Royo
On October 24, 2015 Mireia Lalaguna Royo was crowned as a Miss Spain 2015 which was held in Malaga, Spain. She has a degree of pharmacology and she is planning to pursue a master’s degree in nutrition. She is also aiming to setting up a business in nutrition. She has ability of playing piano. In her spare time she likes to run, to read and to go skiing in the winter.
With her public speaking skills, she impressed judges. She said during the contest,
“Just because I am beautiful on the outside does not mean I am not beautiful on the inside. 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.”
She also said that, “Without the love I have received from all of the people I have met here, and from all of the people wishing me well and supporting me at home, I would never have gotten to this point. I want to show them and the world that I am deserving of the Miss World title and I hope to do everyone proud,”
Miss Russia Sofia Nikitchuk 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. It’s a huge honour for me if I will have the opportunity to do this with the big Miss World family.”
Miss Indonesia Maria Harfanti said, “I’ve always been truly inspired by BWAP 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. We are so much more than us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made not just to exist in this world but to make a difference.”
Miss Lebanon Valerie Abou Chacra said, “I think that modesty and love and serenity is what the world needs more these years. Miss world should have these qualifications in order to spread them all around the world. I promise to use all the energy inside me to draw smiles on other faces.”
Miss Jamaica Sanneta Myrie 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.”
Anastasia Lin is an actress and she believes in outspoken advocacy of human rights. Her this belief has played big role in winning the competition in May, to become Canada’s contestant in the Miss World pageant.
Anastasia Lin – the Canadian contestant was banned by Chinese government for speaking up about human rights abuses. Because of Chinese government’s this step she was removed from the Miss World website and was not mentioned in the show.
She wrote on her facebook wall that, “My denial was unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected. The Chinese government has barred me from the competition for political reasons. They are trying to punish me for my beliefs and prevent me from speaking out about human rights issues.”
Ike Lalji, the chief executive of Miss World Canada, said that, “I am assured officials at the pageant’s London headquarters that Anastasia Lin would focus on the competition and not go out of her way to draw attention to her involvement in Falun Gong, a spiritual group outlawed in China.”
He also said that, “She’s not going to do anything crazy over there that’s going to upset the government of China. Our whole approach is to do it peacefully. If anything is going to happen, it’s going to happen in a very civilized way.”
25 years old Anastasia Lin said, “I’m in the Miss World contest. I’m not going to do anything irrational, that’s non-peaceful. I am going to speak my mind, that’s for sure. I’m going back to China for the Chinese people.” “I want them to have hope and see that someone else outside is fighting for their freedom. I guess that’s what they are most afraid of.” she added.
Genuinely Mireia Lalaguna Royo is looking very beautiful, even you can find her glamorous photos on her Instagram account where more than 900 photos are posted. I don’t have any doubt on judges’ result as Mireia Lalaguna Royo, because she is treasure of beauty and talent both.