Miss World 2014
Rolene Strauss of South Africa (C) is crowned Miss World 2014 at the ExCel Centre in east London, December 14, 2014.REUTERS

The path to being crowned Miss World is a long and perhaps an arduous journey for contestants on the oldest surviving beauty pageant. The challenges that take place before the finale are varied and test the participants' ability to walk the runway, exhibit their talent, excel in sports and look stunning, of course.

Traditionally, there are five challenges that take place before the finale. These include the talent round, Sports and Fitness challenge, Multimedia Award, People's Choice Award and Top Model.

So far, Miss Guyana and Miss Namibia have stamped their victory in two important challenges -Talent and Sports and Fitness.

Talent Competition

The vocal stylings of Lisa Punch (Guyana) won her the talent round. She sang an original composition titled, "One Last Time," which according to reports, is a tribute to her late cousin.

After winning the title, the 23-year-old said, "This victory means everything to me. This proves that my cousin was right, and I thank him and everyone in the audience for making my dream come true."

Take a look at the results of the competition

Winner: Guyana – Lisa Punch

1st runner-up: Malaysia – Brynn Lovett

2nd runner-up: Jamaica – Sanneta Myrie

3rd runner-up: Paraguay – Giovanna Cordeiro

4th runner-up: Samoa – Latafale Auva'a

Sports and Fitness Challenge

In this challenge, contestants were asked to take part in individual shuttle run, long jump, and 100m sprint, according to a recent article. In the end, Miss Namibia Steffi Van Wyk won the top spot. Her win has helped accelerate her position in the rankings. At present, she is leading the chart. However, few contestants who've won the sports and fitness challenge have been crowned Miss World.

Take a look at the results of the competition

Winner- Steffi Van Wyk

1st Runner Up: Seychelles- Linne Freminot

2nd Runner Up: Guam- Aria Perez-Theisen

3rd Runner Up: Kazakhstan- Regina Vandysheva

4th Runner Up: Samoa- Latafale Auva'a

The other challenges include Multimedia Award and People's Choice Award. In the Multimedia award category, the contestants are judged on their ability to make 6 second videos and raise donations through it. At the moment, Miss New Zealand is leading the chart with 7117 donations, says the Miss World website.

The other challenge comprises of People's Choice Awards. The Miss World Website recently revealed the top 10 contestants who are close to winning the award. Beauties from Cameroon, India, Ecuador, France, Lebanon, Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam form the list.

The voting is still open. For more information, click here.

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