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    Football ace poses half-naked in new bodywear range for H&M
    Set in stark gym changing room
    Star says East London vibe takes him back to his roots

    By BIANCA LONDON

    Doing what he does best: The official David Beckham for H&M campaign images have been unveiled and they don't disappoint

    Football ace, model, style icon, father-of-four, multi-millionaire: David Beckham has quite an impressive CV for someone who hasn't even reached 40.
    And his success (and half-naked modelling gigs) show no sign of abating judging by this first look at his latest H&M underwear campaign.
    The images, unveiled today by high-street store H&M, shows the 38-year-old doing what he does best: posing in pants.

    Finely honed: Beckham locks eyes with the camera as he shows off his toned physique (and new underwear range!)

    In a new ad for the Bodywear brand, Beckham showcases the range in his own inimitable way – with a range of brooding looks into the middle distance. Posing in a changing room, the football ace showcases his new collection of briefs and loungewear in a series of sexy images including a few topless ones, much to the delight of his female fans.

    East end: The campaign has been designed to have an east London feel, which Beckham says takes him back to his roots

    There is a heritage sportswear feel to the new David Beckham Bodywear pieces this autumn and the campaign has been created to evoke an old East London atmosphere.
    The collection includes raglan-sleeve jerseys and henleys in athletic greys, alongside grey vests and a three-pack of grey trunks.
    There's also casual pyjamas, loungewear and nightwear and this autumn there are ribbed pyjama bottoms, as well as drawstring jersey shorts and trousers.

    Lounging around: The collection includes raglan-sleeve jerseys and henleys in athletic greys, alongside grey vests

    Casual: Beckham expertly models his new loungewear collection for the high-street giant

    The latest campaign marks the latest stage in David Beckham’s long-term collaboration with H&M.
    Speaking of his latest collection, Leytonstone born Beckham said: 'I love the heritage athletic style of the new pieces in my Bodywear collection at H&M.
    'The vests, pajama pants and raglan sleeve tops are already like wardrobe favorites for me that I know I’ll wear all season long.'
    It was great to shoot them in an old-fashioned East End changing room. It was like I had gone right back to my roots.’
    The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy star was previously seen showing off his pants –and his impressively toned physique – in a memorable H&M ad directed by British film-maker Guy Richie.

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2398699/David-Beckhams-autumn-H-M-campaign-pictures-prove-prince-pants.html
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    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

    Ben Affleck wins Best Director for Argo at Golden Globes 2013

    Ben Affleck has some big shoes to fill.
    The Oscar winner has been cast as the new Batman, replacing Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.
    The Argo director will be the eighth actor to play Batman, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as George Clooney and Michael Keaton.



    Ben Affleck accepting the Best Picture Oscar for "Argo" earlier this year.

    'We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,' WB president Greg Silverman said in a statement.
    The untitled film will be helmed by Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder, and will also star Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Diane Lane reprising their roles.

    High-profile role: Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel, Warner Bros announced on Thursday, pictured in June in LA

    'Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,' said the director.
    'He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne.
    'I can’t wait to work with him.'
    The movie will bring the two superheroes together for the first time on the big screen.
    Last month's announcement of the film at Comic-Con excited fans and fueled speculation as to who would play the famous Caped Crusader.
    Ben isn't new to the superhero genre, having played George Reeves, a former Superman, in the 2006 film Hollywoodland. He also played Daredevil in the 2003 movie of the same name, where he met his future off-screen wife Jennifer Garner.
    The film is scheduled to start shooting in 2014, and has been slated for a July 17, 2015 release.
    But while producers are excited, fans are split over the choice.
    Hundreds immediately took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the casting choice, with many deeming the news a 'catastrophe'.

    Not happy: Jill Pantozzi tweeted: 'Ben Affleck as #Batman is the worst thing to happen to the franchise since George Clooney's bat nipples...#WTF', George pictured as Batman

    'Ben Affleck as #Batman is the worst thing to happen to the franchise since George Clooney's bat nipples...#WTF,' wrote Jill Pantozzi.
    Meanwhile, Shae Connor tweeted: 'Jesus. I leave Twitter for, like, a minute, and you guys let Ben Affleck get cast as Batman? YOU HAD ONE JOB!'
    'Really looking forward to seeing Affleck bring the depth and gravitas to Batman that he brought to Daredevil and Gigli,' wrote Will Wheaton, referring to some of Ben's less lauded film roles.

    Big shoes to fill: Affleck will also replace Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, pictured in the 2012 film The Dark Night Rises

    But others appeared pleased by the news.
    'So I really like Ben Affleck...I'm actually pretty pumped. #batman,' wrote Hatley Moore.
    Chris Williams tweeted: 'I'm sorry but Ben Affleck as #Batman makes sense to me. I had him in my top 3.'
    And celebrities also jumped on the bandwagon, bringing their own brand of humour to the proceedings.
    Richard Dreyfus joked about the role, tweeting: 'You read for a part, you feel good about it, you feel confident, then they cast Ben Affleck.'
    'I want to congratulate Ben Affleck on winning the part of batman it was some battle but you won fair and square,' wrote Chris Rock.

    Future costar: Ben will team up with Man Of Steel's Henry Cavill in the untitled film

    Apart from his new news, Ben is also experiencing a bumper year career-wise.
    The father-of-three was recently cast in David Fincher's adaptation of the runaway bestseller Gone Girl.
    The star also starred in and directed Argo, which won Best Picture at this year's Oscars.

    Sparks fly: Ben isn't new to the superhero genre, having playing Daredevil opposite future off-screen wife Jennifer Garner in 2003 film

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2400713/Ben-Affleck-confirmed-play-Batman-Man-Of-Steel-sequel--fans-split-surprise-choice.html
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    By JADE WATKINS

    First picture: After weeks of anticipation, Kanye West shared a snap of his daughter North on Kris Jenner's chat show on Friday

    After two months of anticipation, Kim Kardashian's rapper boyfriend Kanye West has revealed the first picture of their baby daughter.
    A cherubic photo of baby North West, who was born on June 15, was unveiled on matriarch Kris Jenner's chat show on Friday during the rapper's highly publicized appearance.
    During an interview with the excited grandmother, the proud new father, 36, shared the photo with the audience and millions of viewers across America.



    Ratings boost: Kanye sat down and chatted to Kris Jenner in an exclusive interview on Friday on her chat show

    A snap of baby North flashed up on the screen after Kanye and Kris sat down to discuss the new addition to the family.
    And it is clear from the image that the tiny baby possesses features from both her mother and father.
    'How cute is that gorgeous baby!! Who do you think she looks like?' Kris gushed over the snap, to which Kanye responded with a laugh: 'I pray that she looks like her mother when she's older.'
    Kris told the singer that she thought her granddaughter was an 'amazing combination' of both Kim and Kanye.

    Flashback: Kanye and Kim as youngsters

    'I think she is an amazing combination of the two of you. She is so adorable. She has Kim's eyes, I think she has your cheeks and both of your lips. Some days she has your lips and some days she has Kim's lips,' she said.
    'They dissect her,' Kris explained to the audience.
    'Kim would go "Look at her ears mom, look at her ears!" It is so cute how obsessed you guys are.'
    Before revealing the snap to the world, Kanye categorically denied that he and Kim had tried to shop first images of their daughter to the media.

    Doting dad: The rapper said he hoped his daughter would grow up to look like Kim

    'It's all this talk about baby pictures and "can you get paid for the baby picture or do you want to put it on a magazine,"' he explained.
    'And for me and your daughter we have not attempted to get paid for anything, we have not attempted to put it on a magazine.'
    He said he decided to share the cute image of his baby on Kris's show because he wanted to please little North's grandmother.
    'You just stop all of the noise and I thought it would be really cool on her grandmother's season finale to bring a picture of North,' he said.
    It was then when he shared the snap, much to the delight of a cheering audience.
    During the interview, Kris asked Kanye whether he hopes baby North will follow in her father's footsteps and become a 'rapper'.

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2400957/Kim-Kardashian-baby-photo-Kanye-West-reveals-pictures-North-West-Kris-Jenner-show.html
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    Celebrities including Nick Cannon and Brooklyn Decker took to Twitter to blast Miley's performance
    Will Smith and his family, Rihanna and One Direction seen looking visibly stunned in the audience

    By COLETTE FAHY

    All grown up: Miley Cyrus ensured her MTV VMAs performance will be remembered as she gyrated against singer Robin Thicke during a performance of Blurred Lines

    She loves to shock but even hardcore Miley Cyrus fans may have thought her performance at the MTV VMAs was too much.
    The 20-year-old singer was joined by singer Robin Thicke on stage for a rendition of his hit single Blurred Lines and wasted no time stripping down to a tiny gold bikini.
    Miley then proceeded to shake her pert derrière in the 36-year-old star’s face and draped herself all over him during the family friendly show.

    Raunchy: Miley draped herself all over Robin after stripping down to a gold two-piece which left little to the imagination

    Clearly enjoying herself, Miley’s couldn’t help her signature move of sticking out her tongue as she writhed and gyrated around the married father-of-one, who looked dapper in a black and white striped suit.
    Rapper 2Chainz and hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar may have been disappointed not to have gotten the same treatment when they also joined the pair on stage for Give It 2 U.

    Bump'n'grind: Miley Cyrus poses provocatively whilst wearing latex underwear on stage

    Before her duet with Robin, Miley hit the stage dressed in a teddy bear inspired strapless leotard to sing We Can’t Stop.
    She was joined by a host of backing dancers wearing giant teddybears, giving the impression the toys had come to life to dance with her.

    It's supposed to be a family-friendly show: Miley Cyrus clearly didn't get the memo as she gets up close and personal with Robin

    Even upon arrival the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Miley made sure all eyes were on her as she danced her way down the red carpet in front of screaming fans.
    While she’s famous for her twerking skills, the Can’t Be Tamed singer decided to try out some new moves for her audience.
    If Miley’s dancing wasn’t guaranteed to get the attention of the crowd, her outfit certainly did, as she stepped out in a bejewelled, vintage Dolce & Gabbana ensemble consisting of a crop top, which showed off her washboard abs, and matching pants.

    Miley may have shocked some of her younger fans with her raunchy performance at the MTV VMAs

    She finished off with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and black Mary Jane peep-toes.
    Cyrus’ blonde hair was pulled back in her new favourite style, two mini buns, and she opted for dramatic red lipstick to complete the daring look.
    It’s no wonder Miley was in high spirits, as it was revealed before her red carpet appearance that she is to collaborate with Robin Thicke to Blurred Lines at the show.

    Will Smith, wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their kids Willow and Jaden couldn't believe what they were seeing as they watched Miley strut her stuff on stage

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2401980/MTV-VMAs-2013-Miley-Cyrus-strips-flesh-coloured-piece-perform-lewd-dance-Robin-Thicke.html
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    By SANSKRITY SINHA
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    (L to R) Contestants from Singapore, Indonesia, Bulgaria and South Sudan pose at Nirwana Bali Resort upon arriving in Indonesia. A record 131 contestants from different nationalities will compete for Miss World 2013 title to be held on 28 September in Jakarta. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Miss World 2013, the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant, has officially begun as contestants from around the world have started arriving in Indonesia, the host country for the annual beauty contest.

    The Miss World 2013 finale will be held on 28 September at Sentul International Convention Center, located on the outskirts of the Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta.

    A record 131 contestants from different nationalities will compete for the coveted title at the pageant. The winner will be crowned Miss World 2013 by the last year’s winner, Wenxia Yu of China.

    Before getting on stage for winning the crown on the final day’s event, the Miss World 2013 contestants will compete over the month for a number of distinct awards, including Beach Fashion, Top Model, Sports and Fitness, Beauty with a Purpose, Talent Competition and the World Fashion Designer Award.

    Contestants in the meantime have reportedly left their home countries to take part in the pageant.

    Miss Ireland 2013, Aoife Walsh, poses at airport as she heads to Indonesia to take part in Miss World 2013 pageant. The 63rd annual contest officially began in Bali with the arrival of contestants on 2 September. The finale will be held on 28 September. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    According to the official website of Miss World Organisation, Malta’s Donna Borg Leyland was the first contestant to arrive at Bali, where the pageant’s first week of events are scheduled to happen.

    Miss Poland 2013, Katarzyna Krezeszowska, leaves her home country to compete for coveted Miss World 2013 title in Indonesia. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Miss British Virgin Islands 2013, Kirtis Malone, poses with flight captains upon arriving in Indonesia. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    "The people here are so nice, it’s great to be already meeting some of the contestants...I think I am falling in love with the place already," Miss World Malta 2013, Leyland, said.

    Besides taking part in various competitions, the contestants will also get a chance to know about the heritage of Indonesia. They will visit tourist hot spots in Bali and Jakarta, including the beaches, ancient temples, and famous areas of natural beauty.

    “I’ve never been to this side of Asia let alone this side of the World before. It’s a beautiful country. It reminds me a lot of home, apart from the architecture which is very different,” Jamaica’s Gina Hargitay said. “I am looking forward to seeing more of the country especially the temple visit," she added.

    Bali Island will host an official welcome ceremony for the Miss World 2013 contestants on 3 September, featuring traditional dance, music, and fiesta.

    Miss Austria 2013, Ena Kadic, departs from her home country to take part in Miss World 2013 pageant to be held in Indonesia on 28 September. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Miss Malta 2013, Donnha Borg (L), and Miss Guam 2013, Camarin Mendiola, pose upon arriving in Indonesia (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Miss Malta 2013, Donnha Borg poses at airport before departing to Indonesia (Photo: Miss World - Malta/Facebook)


    source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/503281/20130903/miss-world-2013-contestants-photos-indonesia-india.htm
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    Miss World 2013, the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant, has officially begun as contestants from around the world have started arriving in Indonesia, the host country for the annual beauty contest.

    The Miss World 2013 finale will be held on 28 September at Sentul International Convention Center, located on the outskirts of the Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta.

    A record 131 contestants from different nationalities will compete for the coveted title at the pageant. The winner will be crowned Miss World 2013 by the last year’s winner, Wenxia Yu of China.



    Before getting on stage for winning the crown on the final day’s event, the Miss World 2013 contestants will compete over the month for a number of distinct awards, including Beach Fashion, Top Model, Sports and Fitness, Beauty with a Purpose, Talent Competition and the World Fashion Designer Award.

    Contestants in the meantime have reportedly left their home countries to take part in the pageant.


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    By SANSKRITY SINHA

    Miss Poland 2013, Katarzyna Krzeszowska, and Miss Ceska after receiving welcome flower in Bali, Indonesia, on 3 September, 2013. The month-long Miss World 2013 pageant has begun in Indonesia. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    As the 63rd Miss World pageant officially began in Indonesia, some behind-the-scene moments of the Miss World 2013 contestants are highly sought-after.

    A Miss World 2013 contestant receives welcome in Bali. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    Continuing with the Miss World 2013 pageant’s schedules, the contestants were filmed, as Miss World Philippines 2011, Gwendoline Ruais, and Miss Scotland 2011, Jennifer Reoch, took to microphones to capture behind-the-scene moments of the contestants.

    Miss Eucador 2013, Laritza Parraga, greets upon arriving in Bali. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    All the contestants arrived in Indonesia by the end of 3 September. Upon arriving in Bali, the host island for the pageant’s first week of events, they were greeted with frangipani flowers against the picturesque backdrop of a seaside resort.

    Presenters Ruais and Reoch tried to know all about the contestants by speaking with them. A video shows the entire behind-the-scene coverage of what goes behind in the making of Miss World:

    Miss Denmark 2013, Malene Riss, enjoys her welcome drink in Bali. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    A total of 131 contestants, each representing a country, have arrived in Bali to take part in the month-long Miss World 2013 competition. This is a record number of contestants against 116 contestants who took part in last year’s competition.

    The grand finale of the pageant, to be held on 28 September in Jakarta, will choose a winner, who will be crowned Miss World 2013 by China’s Wenxia Yu, Miss World 2012.

    Miss World 2013contestants pose for shutterbugs in Bali. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    Miss Venezuela 2013, Karen Soto, and Miss Ecuador during reception party. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    Miss Kenya 2013, Wangui Gitonga, during reception party. (Photo: Miss World Indonesia 2013)

    Miss World 2013 contestants pose at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort in Bali on 3 September, 2013. (Miss World Indonesia 2013)


    source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/503674/20130904/miss-world-2013-contestants-bali-indonesia-photos.htm
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    By SANSKRITY SINHA

    The Miss World 2013 contestants have been learning a traditional Indonesian dance that they will perform on stage at Sentul International Convention Center in Jakarta, on the pageant’s final day.

    The pageant's 63rd edition is scheduled for 28 September and preparations are well under way. The contestants started their preparations in early September on the island resort of Bali, taking part in profile video shoots and a pre-talent show.

    At the final of the Miss World 2013 pageant, a total of 131 contestants will perform the sandalwood fan dance, the traditional Indonesian dance in which dancers hold a kipas cendana (a traditional round-shaped fan) while performing.

    Contestants learned the steps of the dance on the eve of the pageant’s opening ceremony, which will take place on the evening of 8 September. The dance has been choreographed by celebrated Indonesian choreographer Eko Supriyanto, especially for the event.

    According to the organisers, the contestants were very enthusiastic about the dance. They learned fan strutting in typical Balinese dance style.



    source: ibtimes.co.uk
    photos: Missosology
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    By SANSKRITY SINHA

    Miss Dominican Republic 2013 poses with traditional Indonesian dancers in Bali. The Miss World 2013 contestants got into the local flair of Indonesia ahead of the official opening ceremony of the pageant. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Amid preparations for the Miss World 2013 pageant’s finale, contestants took time out to visit a few places in Bali and get the feel of the place.
    The contestants of the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant stepped out into the sun, with Wenxia Yu, Miss World 2012 who arrived in Bali on the eve of the official opening ceremony. The event will take place on the evening of 8 September.

    Miss World 2013 contestants visit a local market in Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Wenxia Yu took a small group of Miss World 2013 contestants to visit popular tourist attraction, Tanah Lot - an ancient rock temple located off the island of Bali. The contestants enjoyed a spectacular view of the sunset from the temple. They also visited a local street market, where they greeted and talked to local residents.

    Two Miss World 2013 contestants shop at a local market in Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    The Miss World 2013 contestants meet locals in Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    To round off the evening, the contestants enjoyed a beachside dinner, with the sunset for company, at the Bali Nirwana resort. The meal was also their farewell dinner, as the contestants leave Bali on Sunday, to take part in further activities in Jakarta ahead of the pageant’s finale. Apart from traditional cuisine, the banquet also featured local dance performances by Balinese artists.

    The Miss World 2013 contestants pose at farewell dinner at an island report in Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    A record 131 contestants from different countries, including Miss England Kirsty Heslewood and Miss Wales Gabrielle Shaw, will compete for the coveted Miss World title on 28 September in Jakarta. The winner will be crowned Miss World 2013 by reigning queen Wenxia Yu.

    Miss World Chinese Taipei 2013 (R) and another Miss World 2013 contestant pose with traditional dancers in Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    (L to R) Miss World Peru, Miss United States and Miss Ireland pose at sunset at Nirwana Bali resort. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    (L to R) Miss World El Salvador, Miss World Ecuador and Miss World Guatemala pose at Nirwana Bali resort, where the farewell dinner took place. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    (L to R) Miss World Denmark, Miss World Haiti and Miss World Bosnia & Herzegovina, before the dinner party began. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)


    Austria

    ROOM MATES: MISS BELGIUM Noémi Happart and MISS AUSTRIA Ena Kadic

    ENGLAND Kirsty Heslewood - BELGIUM Noémi Happart - JAPAN Michiko Tanaka

    MISS BELGIUM Noémi Happart the second night at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort With MISS FRANCE Marine Lorphelin and MISS AUSTRIA Ena Kadic



    source: ibtimes.co.uk
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    By SANSKRITY SINHA

    Miss Venezuela poses in traditional outfit for a pre-talent show in Bali, Indonesia. The Miss World 2013 contestants practised for talent round by wearing their ethnic dresses. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    In preparation for the opening ceremony of the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant in Bali, Indonesia, contestants have been taking part in a pre-talent show before the contest's talent round.
    The Talent Competition is one of six award categories in the Miss World 2013 contest. The other five are Beach Fashion, Top Model, Sports and Fitness, Beauty with a Purpose and the World Fashion Designer Award.

    Miss China (L) and Miss Japan pose in traditional outfits for a pre-talent show in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Contestants wore traditional dress for the pre-talent show, showcasing the ethnicity of the countries they represent. They will wear the same outfits for the final Talent Competition round.

    Contestants who practised for the talent round included Miss Brazil Frantz Sancler Konzen, Miss Indonesia Vania Larissa, Miss China Wei Wei Yu, Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Miss Honduras Monica Alexis Elwin Gough, Miss Puerto Rico Nadyalee Torres, and Miss Mongolia Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar.

    Miss Hong Kong China (L) and Miss India, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, pose in traditional outfits. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    "The beautiful contestants of Miss World 2013 added ethnic nuance to the scenery of Bali with their various unique traditional dresses which will be worn for the talent show," the organisers of the pageant said.

    Miss Angola (L) and another Miss World 2013 contestant pose in traditional outfits. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    At the same time, some of the contestants were filmed for their profile in the golf area of the resort where they have been staying in Bali.

    Miss World 2013's first week of events comes to an end in Bali after the opening ceremony. All 131 contestants will then compete in different rounds in Jakarta, where the final is scheduled for 28 September.

    Miss Kyrgyzstan shows her ethnic dress (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Miss Trinidad & Tobago (L) and Miss Vietnam show their ethnic accessories (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Miss World 2013 contestants take part in pre-talent show in their traditional outfits. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)



    Pao Ayala, EL Salvador

    Mexico before entering the Beach Beauty competition(closed door event)

    Argentina

    Georgia


    Mexico


    Nepal and Thailand

    Georgia


    Martinique


    Thailand, Mongolia and Seychelles

    Philippines, Denmark, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, Austria, French and Japan

    Ecuador


    source: ibtimes.co.uk
    photos: Missosology
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    The annual Miss World beauty pageant officially started on Sunday with a grand opening ceremony to welcome the arrival of 130 contestants from around the world, in an event showcasing the splendor and magnificence of Indonesia’s cultures.

    Held in The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, the opening ceremony aired to more than 160 countries worldwide, combining traditional Indonesian dances and music performed by the contestants and local artists.

    During the contest, the contestants will compete in six award categories: the talent competition, beach fashion, top model, sports and fitness, beauty with a purpose and the world fashion designer award.

    After the opening show, the event will continue with Miss World 2013 top model on Sept. 20, while the final show will be on Sept. 28.



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    09 September 2013
    As well as the Sports Eliminator, we had the Beach Fashion Eliminators!

    With a late night announcement of the Beach Fashion Finalists, tonight we bring you the a few pictures and the list of finalists who made it through to the Final round, where they will take part in an exclusive Photoshoot. The Winner of course will be announced on the 28th of September @ the Miss World Final!

    Semi Finalists
    After the first round, we narrowed it down to 33 contestants...
    Curacao Chile Bahamas France Aruba Indonesia Ethiopia Jamaica Ecuador Albania Spain
    Philippines Denmark Slovakia Czech Republic Japan US Vitgin Islands China PR Ghana South Sudan Cote D'Ivoire
    Martinique Russia Ukraine Bulgaria Italy Brazil Guyana Venezuela England Kyrgyzstan Moldova

    Finalists
    After the second round of the contest, we picked our top 10. HOWEVER the judges couldnt decide who to put through as the 10th finalist, so they put through both of them!
    So here are our finalists...
    FRANCE INDONESIA JAMAICA SPAIN PHILIPPINES CHINA PR GHANA UKRAINE ITALY BRAZIL MOLDOVA

    These TOP 11 will now go on to a special Photoshoot to decide who will be the Beach Fashion Winner!


    source: Missworld.com
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    By Ankita Mehta

    (L to R) Miss World France 2013, Marine Lorpheline; Miss World Indonesia 2013, Vania Larissa; and Miss World Spain 2013, Elena Ibarbia (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    The Miss World 2013 pageant kicked-off with the top 10 contestants competing in the first round of Beach Fashion in Bali, Indonesia.
    Beach Fashion is one of the much-awaited categories of the Miss World pageant. The 63rd edition of the beauty contest began on Sunday with a grand opening ceremony at The Westin Inn hotel, Bali.
    The Miss World Organiser announced the top 10 Beach Fashion contestants. The contestants took part in the round involving a presentation of 125 ways to tie a sarong, at the poolside of the resort. Among the 130 contestants, 33 participants made it to the semi-final round, and after the second round organisers picked up top 10 participants for the final round.

    (L to R) Miss World Philippines 2013, Megan Young; Miss World China PR 2013, Wei Wei Yu; and Miss World Brazil 2013, Sancler Frantz Konzen (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    The contestants who made it in the top list are from France, Brazil, China PR, Italy, Jamaica, Ghana, Philippines, Ukraine, Moldova, Indonesia and Spain.
    The contestants of the pageant have to compete for six award categories, including Beach Fashion, Top Model, Sports and Fitness, Beauty with a Purpose, Talent Competition and the World Fashion Designer Award.

    (L to R) Miss World Philippines 2013, Megan Young; Miss World China PR 2013, Wei Wei Yu; and Miss World Brazil 2013, Sancler Frantz Konzen (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

    Winners of each round will be revealed only at the final event on 28 September.


    source: ibtimes.co.in
    photos: Missosology
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    Miss World pageant contestant Miss Ella Langsford of New Zealand walks during her visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. The Miss World contest opened on the resort island of Bali on Sunday, with the final to be held on September 28. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss World 2013 “Dance of The World” Finalists and National Costumes Top 15

    The finalists of Miss World 2013 “Dance of The World” and the top 15 “Miss World 2013 National Costumes” have been announced. Check out the results:
    Miss World 2013 “Dance of The World” Finalists:
    1. Camila Andrade (Chile)
    2. Ishani Shrestha (Nepal)
    3. Karen Soto (Venezuela)
    4. Bernat Joely (Dominican Republic)
    5. Esonica Veira (US Virgin Islands)
    6. Karolína Chomisteková (Slovakia)
    7. Vania Larissa (Indonesia)
    8. Megan Lynne Young (Philippines)
    9. Wei Wei Yu (China PR)
    10. Paulina Malulu (Namibia)
    11. Aoife Walsh (Ireland)

    Miss World pageant contestant Miss Melinder Bhullar of Malaysia, front row centre, and others, second row from left, Miss Pagmadulam Sukbaatar of Mongolia in a white jacket, Miss Erin Holland of Australia also in a white jacket, and Miss Penina Maree Paeu of Samoa, in a checkered green and yellow shawl, learn Balinese dance during their visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss World 2013 National Costumes top 15:

    1: Elisabete Mejias Rodrigues (Portugal)
    2: Xafira Urselita (Curaçao)
    3: Rosemary Keofitlhetse (Botswana)
    4: Petra Cabrera Badía (United States Virgin Islands)
    5: Camille Munro (Canada)
    6: Camila Andrade (Chile)
    7: Virginia Isabel Hernández Milachay (Panama)
    8: Kanyaphak Phokesomboon (Thailand)
    9: Annamária Rákosi (Hungary)
    10: Leslassa Adey Armour Shillingford (Dominica)
    11: Marilyn Ramos (South Africa)
    12: Jacqueline Wong Sum Wing (Hong Kong)
    13: Sherry Wangui Gitonga (Kenya)
    14: Elena Ibarbia Jiménez (Spain)
    15: Vania Larissa (Indonesia)

    Miss World pageant contestant Miss Elmira Abdrazakova of Russia holds a basket of Indonesian food during her visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. The Miss World contest will start in the resort island of Bali on Sunday. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss India Navneet Dhillon, centre, and other Miss World Pageant contestants are greeted by a Balinese girl during their visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. The Miss World contest opened on the resort island of Bali on Sunday, with the final to be held on September, 28. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss World pageant contestants pose during a beach game in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday. The Miss World contest opened on the resort island of Bali on Sunday, with the final to be held on September, 28. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss World Pageant contestants, South Korea's Park Min-ji, left, and Thailand's Kanyaphak Phokespmboon pose for photo during a beach games in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss Spain Elena Ibarbia Jimenez, and Miss Puerto Rico Nadyalee Torres walk on stage during the opening of the 63rd Miss World Pageant ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss Georgia Tamar Shedaniai walks on stage during opening of the 63rd Miss World Pageant ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    Miss World pageant contestants, Miss Thao Lai Huong of Vietnam, left, and Miss Karolina Chomistekova of Slovakia, hide themselves from the sun during their visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. (AP Photo by Firdia Lisnawati)

    source: http://beautypageantnews.com, niticentral.com
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    By IONA KIRBY

    Taking a tumble: Nicole Kidman was knocked over by a photographer on a bicycle on Thursday as she returned to her New York hotel after attending the Calvin Klein Fashion Week show

    Nicole Kidman has been knocked over by a cyclist and according to reports, is planning on pressing charges.
    The actress was returning to her hotel after attending the Calvin Klein show on Thursday as part of New York Fashion Week.
    Nicole fell to the ground when she was hit by a photographer named Carl Wu, who was apparently racing to try and take a picture for her.

    Grimacing: Nicole didn't look happy as she got up and it has been claimed she wants to press charges

    According to TMZ Nicole is furious and wants to press charges against the paparazzo.
    Police and an ambulance were called and Nicole was treated for minor injuries.
    The star was seen hobbling into her hotel with one shoe on as she escaped from the scene after the nasty spill.

    BMX Bandit: Carl Wu was racing to take a photo of the actress when he lost control of his bike

    She was helped up by assistants and was seen rubbing her right leg which bore the brunt of her weight when she hit the ground.
    A security guard was seen wrestling the bicycle of Wu as he lay sprawled on the floor outside the Carlyle hotel.
    It is illegal to ride bicycles on the sidewalk in New York City and it is likely that Wu was slapped with a ticket.

    That's got to hurt: Nicole did her best to recover swiftly and hop up after the incident

    Scary situation: The photographer remained tangled in his bike while Nicole was pulled off the ground

    Before the accident Nicole had been having a pleasant day viewing one of her favourite designer's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
    While at the Calvin Klein show Nicole showed off a new bob haircut and her youthful complexion was clear as she wore minimal make-up aside from pink lipgloss.
    The actress was also highlighting her teeny tiny waist in a dress which was nipped in with a thin gold belt.

    In trouble: A security guard wore a stern face as he talked to the paparazzo, who had his equipment in a rucksack

    The frock was dove grey, fell to Nicole’s knees and hugged her slender figure in all the right places.
    Nicole teamed it with three tone shows in white, brown and black hues, along with a gold watch and dazzling earrings.
    The Stoker star also carried a ponyskin clutch bag and wore large cat-eye sunglasses until she was inside Spring Studios where the show was taking place.

    Exit stage right: Other photographers were taking pictures at the scene so a man ushered Nicole into the hotel

    Making a quick getaway: The 46-year-old hobbled into her hotel wearing just one of her high heels

    Fly in the ointment: Earlier on Nicole had sat beside fellow actresses Rooney Mara and Naomie Harris at Calvin Klein's show

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2419472/Nicole-Kidman-knocked-ground-cyclist-Ambulance-called-scene-New-York-fashion-show.html
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    By MATT BLAKE

    Crest of a wave: Miley Cyrus has been the source of so many internet memes in recent months it is becoming increasingly difficult to switch on a computer and not be confronted by her face... or indeed some other body part

    Miley Cyrus is no stranger to straddling that fine line between good and bad taste... nor indeed to internet mockery.
    But have you ever seen her astride a Russian space rocket, riding a dolphin or hitching a lift on Steve McQueen's motorcycle - completely naked but for a pair of Dr Martens boots?
    The former Disney star, 20, has again become the source of fun for internet pranksters who have mocked up a series of pictures of her straddling a variety of animals and famous landmarks.

    Eiffel taste! Internet pranksters have mocked up a series of pictures of her wearing nothing but a pair of Doctor Marten boots while straddling a variety of animals and objects, including Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower

    The Great Escape: This mock up sees the former Disney starlet hitching a lift on the back of Steve McQueen's motorcycle as he attempts to flee a German prisoner of war camp in the film The Great Escape

    The pictures, which have gone viral, were created using a still of her latest music video, Wrecking Ball, which sees the former Disney star writhing naked on a building site and licking a sledgehammer.
    The pictures also include the controversial popstar riding a dolphin, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
    It comes days after the music video, directed by US photographer Terry Richardson, overtook that of One Direction's Best Song Ever to be crowned the most played video on Vevo in a single day.

    Having a giraffe: The series also includes a picture of the 20-year-old riding a giraffe in the African savannah

    Sky high: She is also pictured straddling a Russian space rocket and the Statue of Liberty

    In the first 24 hours of its release on Monday, the video was viewed a staggering 19.1million times. By the time of writing it had reached over 70 million views in four days.
    The video comes after Miley's now infamous VMA performance, which saw her parade around in a bra and knickers, whilst twerking (again) and performing some other obscure movements with a foam finger.


    Subtle as a sledgehammer: The pictures, which have gone viral, were created using a still of her latest music video, Wrecking Ball, which sees the former Disney star writhing naked on a building site and licking a sledgehammer

    Record smasher: It comes days after the music video, directed by US photographer Terry Richardson, overtook that of One Direction's Best Song Ever to be crowned the most played video on Vevo in a single day

    In an an interview with MTV, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus compared herself to Madonna and Britney Spears, who also made headlines when they locked lips during a passionate on air kiss 10 years ago at the 2003 VMAs, and she's likely to have some tricks under her belt for her first hosting gig in Saturday Night Live on October 5.
    Miley confirmed she'll head up the landmark show and will also perform. Katy Perry will take the baton a week later on the 12th.

    Big hit: In the first 24 hours of its release on Monday, the video was viewed a staggering 19.1million times. By the time of writing it had reached over 70 million views in four days

    Miley - who is currently in Amsterdam - has been very busy in Europe promoting her fourth album, which is her first album with her new punk look and attitude, which is quite the 180 from the Country Bumpkin image she used to fuel her teenage career.
    On Saturday she spanked a Twerking dwarf as she sang We Can't Stop on German TV.
    Bangerz will be release on October 8 and the album will reportedly feature a collaboration between Miley and Britney Spears.

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419830/Miley-Cyrus-Wrecking-Ball-video-image-used-mock-pictures-star-straddling-animals-landmarks.html
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    Schedule

    Sept 3: Contestants arrive in Bali. They will stay at Pan Pacific Bali Nirwana Resort.
    Sept 3-7: Contestant training, auditions, filming and rehearsals
    Sept 5 : Talent and Dances of the World Auditions
    Sept 8: Miss World Golf Tournament 2013 at Nirwana Bali Golf Club (07:00 local time GMT +8)[7]
    Sept 8: Miss World 2013 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner (19:30 local time GMT +8) At Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali
    Sept 9: Miss World Sports Challenge – Elimination Round [8]
    Sept 9: Miss World Beach Fashion - Elimination Round at Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali [9]
    Sept 10: Miss World Sports Challenge – Final Round (16:00 local time GMT +8)
    Sept 11: Contestants Visit to the Mother Temple of Besakih [10]
    Sept 13-14: Contestants visit Bali Safari and Marine Park In Gianyar, Eastern Bali
    Visit to the city of Yogyakarta
    Sept 20: Miss World Top Model Final at Mangupura Hall, Bali International Convention Center, Bali [11]
    Sept 22-26: Miss World Final rehearsals
    Sept 27: Miss World 2013 Dress rehearsal
    Sept 28: 63rd MISS WORLD FINAL 2013 (19:30-22:00 local time GMT +7) at Bali; Miss World Coronation Ball
    Sept 29: Contestants depart Bali

    Beach Fashion

    Miss World Beach Fashion 2013 qualifiers were announced on September 9 after a Balinese sarong presentation held at Westin Resort, Nusa Dua. At the first round, the judges have chosen 33 contestants. After the second round of the contest, the judges picked the top 10. However, the judges couldn't decide who to put through as the 10th finalist, so they put through both of them. The winner will be announced at the Live final on Saturday 28 September. [12]

    Final Results Contestant
    Top 11
    Brazil - Sancler Frantz
    China PR - Wei Wei Yu
    France - Marine Lorphelin
    Ghana - Carranzar Shooter
    Indonesia - Vania Larissa
    Italy - Sarah Baderna
    Jamaica - Gina Hargitay
    Moldova - Valeriya Tsurkan
    Philippines - Megan Young
    Spain - Elena Ibarbia
    Ukraine - Anna Zayachkivska
    Top 33
    Albania - Ersela Kurti
    Aruba - Larisa Leeuwe
    Bahamas - De'Andra Bannister
    Bulgaria - Nansi Karaboycheva
    Chile - Camila Andrade
    Cote d'Ivoire - Aïssata Ezzedine
    Curaçao - Xafira Urselita
    Czech Republic - Lucie Kovandova
    Denmark - Malene Sorensen
    Ecuador - Laritza Parraga
    England - Kirsty Heslewood
    Ethiopia - Genet Tsegay
    Guyana - Ruqayyah Boyer
    Japan - Michiko Tanaka
    Kyrgyzstan - Zhibek Nukeyeva
    Martinique - Julie Lebrasseur
    Russia - Elmira Abdrazakova
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomistekova
    South Sudan - Manuela Matong
    US Virgin Islands - Petra Cabrera-Badia
    Venezuela - Karen Soto

    Sports Challenge

    Miss World Sports Challenge 2013 qualifiers were announced on September 9. First qualifier, the contestants had to perform a selection of four fitness exercises, for 30 seconds per exercise. After each routine, the total number of repetitions were added together giving them a total score. The top 4 from each group were then selected to go through onto tomorrow's final round of sports events. There was also a reserve from each group selected to stand in incase for any reason one of the select few can not take part in the finals on September 10.
    Final Results Contestant
    Group Winner Top 5
    Bulgaria - Nansi Karaboycheva
    Italy - Sarah Baderna
    Netherlands - Jacqueline Steenbeek
    Nicaragua - Luz Decena
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomisteková
    Top 20
    Aruba - Larisa Leeuwe
    Belgium - Noemie Happart
    Cyprus - Kristi-Mari Agapiou
    Dominican Republic - Joely Bernat
    El Salvador - Paola Ayala
    England - Kirsty Heslewood
    Hungary - Annamaria Rakosi
    Montenegro - Ivana Milojko
    New Zealand - Ella Langsford
    Northern Ireland - Meagan Green
    Panama - Virginia Hernandez
    Paraguay - Coral Ruíz
    Peru - Elba Fahsbender
    Scotland - Jamey Bowers
    Spain - Elena Ibarbia

    All contestants are split into four teams. Here are this year’s teams.
    Group Contestant
    Group 1
    Belgium - Noemie Happart
    Hungary - Annamaria Rakosi
    Northern Ireland - Meagan Green
    Scotland - Jamey Bowers
    Aruba - Larisa Leeuwe
    Group 2
    Dominican Republic - Joely Bernat
    El Salvador - Paola Ayala
    Montenegro - Ivana Milojko
    Spain - Elena Ibarbia
    Cyprus - Kristi-Mari Agapiou
    Group 3
    Italy - Sarah Baderna
    Netherlands - Jacqueline Steenbeek
    Nicaragua - Luz Decena
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomisteková
    Bulgaria - Nansi Karaboycheva
    Group 4
    England - Kirsty Heslewood
    New Zealand - Ella Langsford
    Panama - Virginia Hernandez
    Paraguay - Coral Ruíz
    Peru - Elba Fahsbender

    Sports Events Winners (Group/Contestant)
    Volleyball
    Group 2 (Blue Team)
    Dominican Republic - Joely Bernat
    El Salvador - Paola Ayala
    Montenegro - Ivana Milojko
    Spain - Elena Ibarbia
    Waterbucket
    Group 3 (Yellow Team)
    Italy - Sarah Baderna
    Netherlands - Jacqueline Steenbeek
    Nicaragua - Luz Decena
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomisteková
    Bakiak Race (Indonesian Race)
    Group 3 (Yellow Team)
    Italy - Sarah Baderna
    Netherlands - Jacqueline Steenbeek
    Nicaragua - Luz Decena
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomisteková
    Tug Of War
    Group 3 (Yellow Team)
    Italy - Sarah Baderna
    Netherlands - Jacqueline Steenbeek
    Nicaragua - Luz Decena
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomisteková

    Miss World 2013 Talent Competition
    Final Results Contestant
    Top 12[13]
    Australia - Erin Holland
    British Virgin Islands - Kirtis Mallone
    Cameroon - Denise Valerie Ayena
    Canada - Camille Munro
    Dominica - Leslassa Armour-Shillingford
    Hong Kong - Jacqueline Wong
    Indonesia - Vania Larissa
    Panama - Virginia Hernandez
    Slovakia - Karolína Chomistekova
    Trinidad & Tobago - Sherrece Villafana
    Ukraine - Anna Zaiachkivska
    Wales - Gabrielle Shaw

    127 delegates have been confirmed:
    Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
    Albania Ersela Kurti[15] 22 Tirana
    Angola Maria Castelo[16] 23 Uíge
    Argentina Maria Kuster[17] 24 Buenos Aires
    Aruba Larisa Leeuwe[18] 22 Oranjestad
    Australia Erin Holland[19] 24 Sydney
    Austria Ena Kadic[20] 23 Innsbruck
    Bahamas De'Andra Bannister[21] 24 Nassau
    Barbados Regina Ramjit[22] 19 Bridgetown
    Belarus Maryia Vialichka[23] 22 Vitebsk
    Belgium Noemie Happart[24] 20 Liege
    Belize Idolly Saldivar[25] 22 Belmopan
    Bermuda Katherine Arnfield[26] 17 Southampton
    Bolivia Maria Castillo[27] 20 Tarija
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanda Gutic[28] 19 Sarajevo
    Botswana Rosemary Keofitlhetse[29] 20 Gaborone
    Brazil Sancler Frantz [30] 21 Arroio do Tigre
    British Virgin Islands Kirtis Malone[31] 21 Tortola
    Bulgaria Nansi Karaboycheva[32] 20 Pazardzhik
    Cameroon Denise Ayena[33] 22 Yaoundé
    Canada Camille Munro[34] 22 Regina
    Chile Camila Andrade[35] 22 Concepcion
    China PR Wei Wei Yu[36] 25 Ankang
    Chinese Taipei Cinzia Chang[37] 21 Taipei
    Colombia Daniela Ocoro[38] 23 Cali
    Costa Rica Yarley Marín[39] 23 Puntarenas
    Côte d'Ivoire Aïssata Ezzedine[40] 21 Aboisso
    Croatia Lana Grzetic[41] 18 Rijeka
    Curaçao Xafira Urselita[42] 17 Willemstad
    Cyprus Kristi-Mari Agapiou[43] 20 Nicosia
    Czech Republic Lucie Kovandova[44] 19 Dolní Kounice
    Denmark Malene Sorensen[45] 20 Haderslev
    Dominica Leslassa Armour-Shillingford[46] 19 Roseau
    Dominican Republic Joely Bernat[47] 24 Bronx
    Ecuador Laritza Parraga[48] 19 Santo Domingo de los Colorados
    El Salvador El Salvador Paola Ayala[49] 18 San Salvador
    England Kirsty Heslewood [50] 24 London
    Equatorial Guinea Restituta Nguema[51] 19 Micomeseng
    Ethiopia Genet Tsegay[52] 21 Mekele
    Fiji Caireen Erbsleben[53] 21 Suva
    Finland Finland Maija Kerisalmi[54] 20 Nokia
    France France Marine Lorphelin[55] 20 Mâcon
    Gabon Gabon Brunilla Moussadingou[56] 19 Lambarene
    Georgia (country) Georgia Tamar Shedania [57] 21 Zugdidi
    Germany Amina Sabbah[58] 18 Jena
    Ghana Carranzar Shooter[59] 22 Accra
    Gibraltar Maroua Kharbouch[60] 22 Gibraltar
    Greece Greece Athina Pikraki[61] 21 Athens
    Guadeloupe Sheryna van der Koelen[62] 21 Saint-François
    Guam Camarin Mendiola[63] 17 Agana Heights
    Guatemala Loraine Quinto [64] 25 Guatemala City
    Guinea Mariama Diallo[65] 22 Conakry
    Guinea-Bissau Heny Tavares[66] 21 Bafatá
    Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer[67] 23 Georgetown
    Haiti Ketsia Iciena Lioudy[68] 21 Cap-Haïtien
    Honduras Monica Elwin[69] 19 Roatan
    Hong Kong China Jacqueline Wong[70] 24 Hong Kong
    Hungary Annamaria Rakosi[71] 21 Debrecen
    Iceland Sigridur Asgeirsdottir[72] 22 Reykjavik
    India Navneet Dhillon[73] 20 Patiala
    Indonesia Vania Larissa[74] 17 Pontianak
    Ireland Aoife Walsh[75] 23 Clonmel
    Italy Sarah Baderna[76] 22 Castell'Arquato
    Jamaica Gina Hargitay[77] 18 Kingston
    Japan Michiko Tanaka[78] 23 Tokyo
    Kazakhstan Aynur Toleuova[79] 18 Taldykorgan
    Kenya Wangui Gitonga[80] 23 Mombasa
    Korea Min Park[81] 24 Busan
    Kosovo Antigona Sejdiu[82] 19 Pristina
    Kyrgyzstan Zhibek Nukeyeva[83] 19 Bishkek
    Latvia Eva Dombrovska[84] 22 Jelgava
    Lebanon Karen Ghrawi[85] 22 Beirut
    Lesotho Mamahlape Matsoso[86] 19 Maseru
    Lithuania Ruta Mazureviciute[87] 22 Garliava
    Macedonia FYRO Kristina Spasenoska[88] 21 Kičevo
    Malaysia Melinder Bhullar[89] 20 Kuala Lumpur
    Malta Donna Leyland[90] 20 Attard
    Martinique Julie Lebrasseur[91] 19 Ducos
    Mauritius Mauritius Nathalie Lesage[92] 18 Grand Baie
    Mexico Mexico Marilyn Chagoya[21] 19 Poza Rica
    Moldova Valeriya Tsurkan[93] 18 Tiraspol
    Mongolia Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar[94] 23 Ulaanbaatar
    Montenegro Montenegro Ivana Milojko[95] 18 Kotor
    Namibia Paulina Malulu[96] 24 Windhoek
    Nepal Ishani Shrestha[97] 21 Kathmandu
    Netherlands Netherlands Jacqueline Steenbeek[98] 23 Drunen
    New Zealand Ella Langsford[99] 20 Auckland
    Nicaragua Luz Decena[100] 23 Jalapa
    Nigeria Anna Banner[101] 18 Bayelsa
    Northern Ireland Meagan Green [102] 23 Lisburn
    Norway Alexandra Backstrom[103] 23 Oslo
    Panama Virginia Hernandez[104] 23 Panama City
    Paraguay Coral Ruíz[105] 22 Luque
    Peru Peru Elba Fahsbender[106] 21 Piura
    Philippines Megan Young[107] 23 Olongapo City
    Poland Katarzyna Krzeszowska [108] 22 Krynica-Zdrój
    Portugal Elisabete Rodrigues[109] 20 Porto
    Puerto Rico Nadyalee Torres[110] 25 Caguas
    Romania Andreea Chiru[111] 20 Braila
    Russia Elmira Abdrazakova[112] 18 Mezhdurechensk
    Samoa Penina Paeu[113] 21 Apia
    Scotland Jamey Bowers[114] 24 Edinburgh
    St. Kitts & Nevis Trevicia Adams[115] 22 Basseterre
    Serbia Aleksandra Doknic[116] 18 Pozarevac
    Seychelles Agnes Emmanuel[117] 19 Victoria
    Singapore Maria-Anna Zenieris[118] 18 Singapore
    Slovakia Karolína Chomistekova[119] 19 Oravský Podzámok
    Slovenia Maja Cotic[120] 24 Nova Gorica
    South Africa South Africa Marilyn Ramos[121] 22 Klerksdorp
    South Sudan Manuela Matong[122] 21 Juba
    Spain Elena Ibarbia[123] 18 San Sebastián
    Sri Lanka Iresha de Silva[124] 22 Colombo
    Sweden Agneta Myhrman[125] 18 Stockholm
    Switzerland Cindy Williner[126] 18 Zurich
    Tanzania Brigitte Lyimo[127] 20 Dar-es Salaam
    Thailand Kanyaphak Phokesomboon[128] 22 Udon Thani
    Trinidad & Tobago Sherrece Villafana[129] 19 San Fernando
    Tunisia Hiba Telmoudi[130] 22 Gabes
    Turkey Ruveyda Oksuz[131] 19 Istanbul
    Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe[132] 22 Kampala
    Ukraine Anna Zayachkivska[133] 21 Ivano-Frankivsk
    United States Olivia Jordan[134] 22 Tulsa
    US Virgin Islands Petra Cabrera-Badia[135] 21 Charlotte Amalie
    Uzbekistan Rakhima Ganieva[136] 18 Tashkent
    Venezuela Venezuela Karen Soto[137] 21 Maracaibo
    Vietnam Lai Huong Thao[138] 22 Quảng Ninh
    Wales Gabrielle Shaw[139] 19 Wrexham
    Zambia Christine Mwaaba[140] 24 Lusaka

    source: wikipedia
    photos: Missosology
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    My Facebook My Google+Contact me By VICTORIA WOOLLASTON

    Apple's iOS 7 software, right, has been designed to make the iPhone appear bigger, with features deliberately designed to take advantage of the entire screen. Text on iOS 7 appears sharper than on iOS 6, pictured left

    Apple customers worldwide will be given the option to download the company’s latest operating system today, called iOS 7, which is being hailed as a new beginning for the firm.
    Everything from email to the calendar, texts, phone keypad, photos and notes will look and work differently when the software is rolled out in stages to various handsets starting at around 6pm UK time.
    Importantly, traditional icons have been scrapped under the redesign masterminded by Apple's' British design chief Sir Jonathan Ive.

    Apple's iOS 7 software, pictured, is available for customers from 18 September. It has been in beta release since June. The Airdrop feature lets users share photos, video and contacts simply by clicking share and selecting a fellow iOS 7 user from a contacts list. A similar feature is already available for Mac computers

    The new iOS 7 Control Centre, pictured, allows users to adjust settings and playback with just one swipe from the bottom of the screen

    Ive introduced iOS 7 as an 'important new direction' when he showcased the software at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year.

    The operating system has a cleaner look than its predecessors and has been described by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook as 'the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.'
    Its launch this week coincides with the release of two new iPhones - set to go on sale from Friday.

    The iPhone 5s has a built-in fingerprint scanner that reads a users' prints using the home button.
    Touch ID replaces an App Store password when buying music, apps or books.
    It uses a 'laser cut sapphire crystal' to take a high-res image scan and the Touch ID software in iOS 7 determines whether the print belongs to the owner or not.
    Apple reassured users that the feature is secure by explaining 'all fingerprint information is encrypted and stored securely inside the device's chip' adding the prints are not stored on an Apple server, or backed up to iCloud.

    The software is being launched to coincide with the release of two new iPhones - set to go on sale from Friday. The iPhone 5C comes in five colours and is a plastic version of the current iPhone 5 model. Apple's iPhone 5S, pictured, is a high-end model that has a fingerprint scanner built into the phone's home button

    Traditional icons and services on iOS 6, such as the weather app pictured left, are being scrapped under the redesign masterminded by Apple's' Brit designer Sir Jonathan Ive. The right image shows the new weather app

    These images compare the current calendar app, left, with the updated iOS 7 design, pictured right

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2424273/iOS-7-release-time-6pm-UK-Will-loyal-customers-like-new-design.html
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    127 delegates have been confirmed:
    Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
    Albania Ersela Kurti[15] 22 Tirana
    Angola Maria Castelo[16] 23 Uíge
    Argentina Maria Kuster[17] 24 Buenos Aires
    Aruba Larisa Leeuwe[18] 22 Oranjestad
    Australia Erin Holland[19] 24 Sydney
    Austria Ena Kadic[20] 23 Innsbruck
    Bahamas De'Andra Bannister[21] 24 Nassau
    Barbados Regina Ramjit[22] 19 Bridgetown
    Belarus Maryia Vialichka[23] 22 Vitebsk
    Belgium Noemie Happart[24] 20 Liege
    Belize Idolly Saldivar[25] 22 Belmopan
    Bermuda Katherine Arnfield[26] 17 Southampton
    Bolivia Maria Castillo[27] 20 Tarija
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanda Gutic[28] 19 Sarajevo
    Botswana Rosemary Keofitlhetse[29] 20 Gaborone
    Brazil Sancler Frantz [30] 21 Arroio do Tigre
    British Virgin Islands Kirtis Malone[31] 21 Tortola
    Bulgaria Nansi Karaboycheva[32] 20 Pazardzhik
    Cameroon Denise Ayena[33] 22 Yaoundé
    Canada Camille Munro[34] 22 Regina
    Chile Camila Andrade[35] 22 Concepcion
    China PR Wei Wei Yu[36] 25 Ankang
    Chinese Taipei Cinzia Chang[37] 21 Taipei
    Colombia Daniela Ocoro[38] 23 Cali
    Costa Rica Yarley Marín[39] 23 Puntarenas
    Croatia Lana Grzetic[41] 18 Rijeka
    Curaçao Xafira Urselita[42] 17 Willemstad
    Cyprus Kristi-Mari Agapiou[43] 20 Nicosia
    Czech Republic Lucie Kovandova[44] 19 Dolní Kounice
    Côte d'Ivoire Aïssata Ezzedine[40] 21 Aboisso
    Denmark Malene Sorensen[45] 20 Haderslev
    Dominica Leslassa Armour-Shillingford[46] 19 Roseau
    Dominican Republic Joely Bernat[47] 24 Bronx
    Ecuador Laritza Parraga[48] 19 Santo Domingo de los Colorados
    El Salvador El Salvador Paola Ayala[49] 18 San Salvador
    England Kirsty Heslewood [50] 24 London
    Equatorial Guinea Restituta Nguema[51] 19 Micomeseng
    Ethiopia Genet Tsegay[52] 21 Mekele
    Fiji Caireen Erbsleben[53] 21 Suva
    Finland Finland Maija Kerisalmi[54] 20 Nokia
    France France Marine Lorphelin[55] 20 Mâcon
    Gabon Gabon Brunilla Moussadingou[56] 19 Lambarene
    Georgia (country) Georgia Tamar Shedania [57] 21 Zugdidi
    Germany Amina Sabbah[58] 18 Jena
    Ghana Carranzar Shooter[59] 22 Accra
    Gibraltar Maroua Kharbouch[60] 22 Gibraltar
    Greece Greece Athina Pikraki[61] 21 Athens
    Guadeloupe Sheryna van der Koelen[62] 21 Saint-François
    Guam Camarin Mendiola[63] 17 Agana Heights
    Guatemala Loraine Quinto [64] 25 Guatemala City
    Guinea Mariama Diallo[65] 22 Conakry
    Guinea-Bissau Heny Tavares[66] 21 Bafatá
    Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer[67] 23 Georgetown
    Haiti Ketsia Iciena Lioudy[68] 21 Cap-Haïtien
    Honduras Monica Elwin[69] 19 Roatan
    Hong Kong China Jacqueline Wong[70] 24 Hong Kong
    Hungary Annamaria Rakosi[71] 21 Debrecen
    Iceland Sigridur Asgeirsdottir[72] 22 Reykjavik
    India Navneet Dhillon[73] 20 Patiala
    Indonesia Vania Larissa[74] 17 Pontianak
    Ireland Aoife Walsh[75] 23 Clonmel
    Italy Sarah Baderna[76] 22 Castell'Arquato
    Jamaica Gina Hargitay[77] 18 Kingston
    Japan Michiko Tanaka[78] 23 Tokyo
    Kazakhstan Aynur Toleuova[79] 18 Taldykorgan
    Kenya Wangui Gitonga[80] 23 Mombasa
    Korea Min Park[81] 24 Busan
    Kosovo Antigona Sejdiu[82] 19 Pristina
    Kyrgyzstan Zhibek Nukeyeva[83] 19 Bishkek
    Latvia Eva Dombrovska[84] 22 Jelgava
    Lebanon Karen Ghrawi[85] 22 Beirut
    Lesotho Mamahlape Matsoso[86] 19 Maseru
    Lithuania Ruta Mazureviciute[87] 22 Garliava
    Macedonia FYRO Kristina Spasenoska[88] 21 Kičevo
    Malaysia Melinder Bhullar[89] 20 Kuala Lumpur
    Malta Donna Leyland[90] 20 Attard
    Martinique Julie Lebrasseur[91] 19 Ducos
    Mauritius Mauritius Nathalie Lesage[92] 18 Grand Baie
    Mexico Mexico Marilyn Chagoya[21] 19 Poza Rica
    Moldova Valeriya Tsurkan[93] 18 Tiraspol
    Mongolia Pagmadulam Sukhbaatar[94] 23 Ulaanbaatar
    Montenegro Montenegro Ivana Milojko[95] 18 Kotor
    Namibia Paulina Malulu[96] 24 Windhoek
    Nepal Ishani Shrestha[97] 21 Kathmandu
    Netherlands Netherlands Jacqueline Steenbeek[98] 23 Drunen
    New Zealand Ella Langsford[99] 20 Auckland
    Nicaragua Luz Decena[100] 23 Jalapa
    Nigeria Anna Banner[101] 18 Bayelsa
    Northern Ireland Meagan Green [102] 23 Lisburn
    Norway Alexandra Backstrom[103] 23 Oslo
    Panama Virginia Hernandez[104] 23 Panama City
    Paraguay Coral Ruíz[105] 22 Luque
    Peru Peru Elba Fahsbender[106] 21 Piura
    Philippines Megan Young[107] 23 Olongapo City
    Poland Katarzyna Krzeszowska [108] 22 Krynica-Zdrój
    Portugal Elisabete Rodrigues[109] 20 Porto
    Puerto Rico Nadyalee Torres[110] 25 Caguas
    Romania Andreea Chiru[111] 20 Braila
    Russia Elmira Abdrazakova[112] 18 Mezhdurechensk
    Samoa Penina Paeu[113] 21 Apia
    Scotland Jamey Bowers[114] 24 Edinburgh
    Serbia Aleksandra Doknic[116] 18 Pozarevac
    Seychelles Agnes Emmanuel[117] 19 Victoria
    Singapore Maria-Anna Zenieris[118] 18 Singapore
    Slovakia Karolína Chomistekova[119] 19 Oravský Podzámok
    Slovenia Maja Cotic[120] 24 Nova Gorica
    South Africa South Africa Marilyn Ramos[121] 22 Klerksdorp
    South Sudan Manuela Matong[122] 21 Juba
    Spain Elena Ibarbia[123] 18 San Sebastián
    Sri Lanka Iresha de Silva[124] 22 Colombo
    St. Kitts & Nevis Trevicia Adams[115] 22 Basseterre
    Sweden Agneta Myhrman[125] 18 Stockholm
    Switzerland Cindy Williner[126] 18 Zurich
    Tanzania Brigitte Lyimo[127] 20 Dar-es Salaam
    Thailand Kanyaphak Phokesomboon[128] 22 Udon Thani
    Trinidad & Tobago Sherrece Villafana[129] 19 San Fernando
    Tunisia Hiba Telmoudi[130] 22 Gabes
    Turkey Ruveyda Oksuz[131] 19 Istanbul
    Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe[132] 22 Kampala
    Ukraine Anna Zayachkivska[133] 21 Ivano-Frankivsk
    United States Olivia Jordan[134] 22 Tulsa
    US Virgin Islands Petra Cabrera-Badia[135] 21 Charlotte Amalie
    Uzbekistan Rakhima Ganieva[136] 18 Tashkent
    Venezuela Venezuela Karen Soto[137] 21 Maracaibo
    Vietnam Lai Huong Thao[138] 22 Quảng Ninh
    Wales Gabrielle Shaw[139] 19 Wrexham
    Zambia Christine Mwaaba[140] 24 Lusaka

    source: http://www.bloggang.com/mainblog.php?id=beauty-queen&month=18-09-2013&group=12&gblog=298
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