Miss US Crowned Miss World 2010, India Fails to Impress

Sanya (China), Oct 30 (PTI): A tearfully smiling Alexandria Mills from the United States beat 119 beauties from across the world to win the coveted Miss World 2010 crown in a glittering ceremony here today.

18-year-old Mills, a High School Graduate, became the 60th woman to win the blue tiara placed on her head by outgoing Miss World Kaiane Aldorino from Gibraltar.Miss Botswana Emma Wareus and Miss Venezuela Adriana Vasini became the became the first and second runner-ups respectively.

India's hopes to bring the Miss World title home was dashed when Manasvi Mamgai failed to make it to top 20.Mills, in a white sequinned gown, won over the judges panel with her 30-second speech in the spotlight.

"I want to make an impact on others lives. I want to help everyone that I possibly can. It'll be an honour to become Miss World 2010," said Mills, who was announced the winner by Julia Morley, Chairperson of the pageant.

The ceremony started with a traditional Chinese dance, followed by the introduction of the Miss World contestants from all parts of the globe. Puerto Rican singing sensation Carlos Aponte performed at the event.

All the Miss World contestants performed the 'Dances of the World'. The act started with a performance by Brazil, followed by Miss India World Manasvi Mamgai, who, dressed in a traditional Indian attire danced to 'Dhai Shyam Rok Lai' from the film 'Devdas'.

Subtitles Miss World Talent went to Ireland while Northern Ireland was named Miss World Sports. Miss World Top Model title was won by Norway as Puerto Rico became Miss World Beach Beauty and Kenya was named Miss World Beauty with a Purpose.

The first Miss World competition was held in 1951 and India, alongwith Venezuela, holds the record of producing the most Miss Worlds till date, with five title-holders each. The last winner from India was reigning Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra who brought home the title in 2000.


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  • duskybeauty, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 31 2010

    Why do you consider dark skin a drawback? If anything, it is a plus! In India, we have all kinds of beautiful rich shades of skin ranging from light brown to dark chocolate. We Indians need to change this anglo feature loving mindset of ours.

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  • jokim, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 31 2010

    ya miss mills luk v v gooood.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman/USA

    Sun, Oct 31 2010

    Shyam Oberoi, Udipi,

    I truly believe you could be a good judge for Miss World....

    Next time Miss world contest should be held in Udupi...What say you my friend?

    Even better if Dr and Mrs Oscar Fernandes,inagurates it .....



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  • aboobaker uppala, uppala/Holy Makkah

    Sun, Oct 31 2010


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  • Shyam Oberoi, Udipi

    Sun, Oct 31 2010

    no doubt Ms.Alexandria Mills is young sweet and good-looking.. as per my opinion even Ms.Emma Wareus of Botswana is looking far far better than Alexandria having good features...but only her drawback she is dark skinned.. whatever it may be always Venezuela girls are looking beautiful and carrying charm..jai ho..congrats to all..

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