Miss World 2016
Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle reacts after winning the Miss World 2016 Competition in Oxen Hill, Maryland, U.S., December 18, 2016.Reuters

It is that time of the year when the world's most beautiful faces adorn the stage of Miss World to compete for the crown. The events leading up to the grand finale of Miss World 2017 has kick-started and the booking details, date, venue and other related updates are out.

Unlike last year, where the pageant took place in December, Miss World 2017 is taking place in November. Although the initial rounds have begun, Miss World 2017 will be crowned on November 18 in Sanya City Arena, China. The venue has been chosen for the eighth time in the last 15 years. Last year, the event took place in MGM National Harbor in Washington DC and Miss Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World.

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The finale will be telecasted live from the arena for viewers' world over at 19-30 to 22-00 (local time). However, the beauty pageant also gives viewers a chance to attend the live event. Tickets to watch Miss World 2017 will be made available soon. Stay tuned to International Business Times India for Miss World ticket booking details.

The Miss World Final Show set is being designed by Beijing Rise, who has also behind the famous Beijing Olympic Games and Eurovision Song Contest. According to the Miss World official website, the set is designed to incorporate the whole of The Sanya City Arena.

This year, the competition will feature about 500 costumed performers and a "Parade of Spectacular Floats" at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom on October 31. The parade will watch thousands at the venue welcoming the Miss World Nations.

As compared to the previous Miss World pageants, this year the organisers have introduced a new format. Titling it the Head to Head Challenge Rounds, the organisers will give participants more chances to enter the Top 40 round.

The Head-to-Head Challenge events began on October 21 and will go on until November 15. The events are taking place at different locations before the Top 40 round. About 20 Groups of six countries will go head to head for a place in the Top 40 Round. The winner of each Challenge Group will qualify for the Miss World Top 40 Round, who will compete for the crown on November 18.

Contestants include: 

  1. Miss Albania Joana Grabolli
  2. Miss Angola Judelsia Bache,
  3. Miss Argentina Avril Marco,
  4. Miss Armenia Liana Sargsyan,
  5. Miss Aruba Anouk Eman
  6. Miss Australia Esma Voloder
  7. Miss Austria Sarah Chvala
  8. Miss Bahamas Geena Thompson
  9. Miss Bangladesh Jessia Islam
  10. Miss Belgium Romanie Schotte
  11. Miss Belize Renae Sherese Martinez
  12. Miss Bolivia Yasmin Pinto
  13. Miss Bosnia and Herzegovina Aida Karamehmedovic
  14. Miss Botswana Nicole Gaelebale
  15. Miss Brazil Gabrielle Vilela
  16. Miss British Virgin Islands Helina Hewlett
  17. Miss Bulgaria Veronika Stefanova
  18. Miss Cameroon Akomo Minkata
  19. Miss Canada Cynthia Menard
  20. Miss Cape Verde Cristilene Dos Santos
  21. Miss Cayman Islands Kristin Amaya
  22. Miss Chile Victoria Stein
  23. Miss China Guan Siyu
  24. Miss Colombia Maria Daza
  25. Miss Cook Islands Alanna Smith
  26. Miss Cote d'Ivoire Gbane Mandjalia
  27. Miss Croatia Tea Mlinaric
  28. Miss Curacao Vanity Girigori
  29. Miss Cyprus Helena Tselepi
  30. Miss Denmark Amanda Petri
  31. Miss Dominican Republic Aletxa Mueses Santana
  32. Miss Ecuador Romina Zeballos
  33. Miss Egypt Farah Shaaban Mostafa
  34. Miss El Salvador Fatima Cuellar
  35. Miss England Stephanie Hill
  36. Miss Equatorial Guinea Catalina Mangue Ondo
  37. Miss Ethiopia Kisanet Gbereslasie
  38. Miss Fiji Nanise Rainima
  39. Miss Finland Adriana Gerxhalija
  40. Miss France Aurore Kichenin
  41. Miss Georgia Ketino Shekelashvili
  42. Miss Germany Dalila Jabri
  43. Miss Ghana Afua Asieduwaa Akrofi
  44. Miss Gibraltar Jodie Garcia
  45. Miss Greece Maria Psilou
  46. Miss Guadeloupe Audrey Berville
  47. Miss Guam Destiny Cruz
  48. Miss Guatemala Virginia Hernandez
  49. Miss Guinea Asmaou Diallo
  50. Miss Guinea-Bissau Laila Da Costa
  51. Miss Guyana Vena Mookram
  52. Miss Honduras Celia Monterrosa
  53. Miss Hong Kong China Emily Wong
  54. Miss Hungary Virag Koroknyai
  55. Miss Iceland Olafía Finnsdottir
  56. Miss India Manushi Chhillar
  57. Miss Indonesia Achintya Nilsen
  58. Miss Ireland Lauren Mc Donagh
  59. Miss Israel Rotem Rabi
  60. Miss Italy Conny Notarstefano
  61. Miss Jamaica Solange Sinclair
  62. Miss Japan Haruka Yamashita
  63. Miss Kazakhstan Gulbanu Azimkhan
  64. Miss Kenya Magline Jeruto
  65. Miss South Korea Ha Eun Kim
  66. Miss Kyrgyzstan Begimai Karybekova
  67. Miss Laos Tonkham Phonchanhueng
  68. Miss Lebanon Perla El Helou
  69. Miss Lesotho Mpoi Mahao
  70. Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo
  71. Miss Macau China Wan Ling Lan
  72. Miss Madagascar Felana Tirindraza
  73. Miss Malta Michela Galea
  74. Miss Mauritius Bessika Bucktawor
  75. Miss Mexico Andrea Meza
  76. Miss Moldova Ana Badaneu
  77. Miss Mongolia Enkhjin Tseveendash
  78. Miss Montenegro Tea Babic
  79. Miss Myanmar Ei Kyawt Khaing
  80. Miss Nepal Nikita Chandak
  81. Miss Netherlands Philisantha Van Deuren
  82. Miss New Zealand Annie Evans
  83. Miss Nicaragua America Monserrath
  84. Miss Nigeria Ugochi Ihezue
  85. Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry
  86. Miss Norway Celine Herregarden
  87. Miss Panama Julianne Britton
  88. Miss Paraguay Paola Oberladstatter
  89. Miss Peru Pamela Sanchez
  90. Miss Philippines Laura Lehmann
  91. Miss Poland Magdalena Bienkowska
  92. Miss Portugal Filipa Barroso
  93. Miss Romania Mihaela Bosca
  94. Miss Russia Polina Popova
  95. Miss Rwanda Elsa Iradukunda
  96. Miss Scotland Romy Mccahill
  97. Miss Senegal Nar Codou Diouf
  98. Miss Serbia Andjelija Rogic
  99. Miss Seychelles Hilary Joubert
  100. Miss Singapore Laanya Asogan
  101. Miss Slovakia Hanka Zavodna
  102. Miss Slovenia Maja Zupan
  103. Miss South Africa Adè Van Heerden
  104. Miss South Sudan Arual Cyerdit
  105. Miss Spain Elisa Tulian
  106. Miss Sri Lanka Dusheni Silva D.H.I.M.
  107. Miss Sweden Hanna Haag
  108. Miss Tanzania Julitha Kabete
  109. Miss Thailand Phatlada Kullaphakthanaphat
  110. Miss Trinidad and Tobago Chandini Chanka
  111. Miss Tunisia Emna Hedi
  112. Miss Turkey Asli Sumen
  113. Miss Ukraine Polina Tkach
  114. Miss Uruguay Melina Carballo
  115. Miss United States Clarissa Bowers
  116. Miss Venezuela Ana Carolina Ugarte
  117. Miss Vietnam My Linh Do
  118. Miss Wales Hannah Williams
  119. Miss Zambia Mary Chibula
  120. Miss Zimbabwe Chiedza Mhosva


Apart from the competition, the Miss World Festival will see renowned artists performing on the stage. As of now, the organisers have announced that nine-year-old Celine Tam, who recently took the US by storm with her unbelievable journey on America's Got Talent, will be performing at the event. She will be seen performing How Far I'll Go, which garnered her worldwide acclaim.

She will be joined by Jeffrey Li to sing a special tribute to Humanitarian Award Winner Father Rocky Marciano.

Live streaming details: On the day of the event, viewers can watch the show live online through the Miss World website.