Miss Czech Republic crowned Miss World 2006
Sat Sep 30, 2006 WARSAW - Miss Czech Republic took the Miss World crown on Saturday in Poland's capital Warsaw, the first city in ex-communist East Europe to host the pageant. Tatana Kucharova, a blue-eyed blonde wearing a tight-fitting white gown, fought back tears as the Miss World sash was draped over her shoulder and a glittering crown placed on her head. Kucharova blew kisses to the crowd and hugged her competitors, 103 women from five continents, but made no comments.
CZECH REPUBLIC - Tatana KUCHAROVA
The two-hour pageant was held in Warsaw's Palace of Culture, a skyscraper built as a gift by Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union, spruced up with red carpets, flowers and floodlights. Seventeen-year-old Miss Romania, Ioana Valentina Boitor, was first runner-up.
In keeping with its conversion to capitalism, Poland is aiming to cash in on Miss World, billed as television's most watched event. A think tank calculated exposure from the pageant would help draw 5 million extra tourists to the country by 2010.
Miss Australia, Sabrina Houssami, was second runner-up.
Feminists dismiss Miss World, founded in 1951, as a sexist "cattle show", yet organizers expected more than 2 billion people in 200 countries to tune in.
Miss World moved to Warsaw after three years in the southern Chinese resort Island of Hainan.
To keep the pageant's image wholesome, artists drew a sash over Warsaw's city symbol, a half naked mermaid, to conceal her breasts in promotional posters.
Kucharova is the third Eastern
European to win the Miss World crown. The first, Poland's Aneta Beata Kreglicka,
was one of three moderators at the Palace of Culture on Saturday.
Dame Kelly Holmes, Louis Walsh, Karan Johar and Former Miss World Aneta Kreglicka Join Line-Up of International TV Presenters and Renowned Music Stars to Wow Global TV Audience
An impressive cast of international stars and music artists will ensure that the 56th Miss World Final is a dazzling event of global proportions.
The 56th Miss World Final will take place at the Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, on Saturday 30th September (20:00 CET). The Final is the highlight of a month-long tour of Poland, that has taken in towns such as Krakow, Gdansk, Gdynia, Gizycko, Zamosc, Katowice and Warsaw. Film of their travels in Poland will feature in the Final.
The TV spectacular with 104 contestants will be hosted by top Chinese TV presenter and Angela Chow and British host Tim Vincent, both of whom make a return to the Miss World stage after carrying last year’s show. They will be joined by leading Polish TV presenter Grazyna Torbicka.
Top notch musical entertainment at the Miss World 2006 Final will come in the form of internationally-successful Irish band Westlife and Bee Gees singing legend Robin Gibb. Pop opera quartet Amici will also perform.
Miss World – The Final is
the World’s largest live annual TV event with global viewing figures topping
two billion across nearly 200 countries.
Czech Republic came through to win the coveted crown as Miss World 2006, in a glittering and star-studded ceremony at the Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, tonight.
Czech Republic was crowned Miss World out of 104 beautiful and talented contestants, with Romania named first runner-up, followed by Australia as second runner-up.
In a last minute twist, the judges were unable to decide between contestants in the Asia Pacific continental group, so three girls from that group went through to the final 17 semi finalists, not the proposed 16.
Tonight, Ghana was also announced as the winner of the Beauty With A Purpose Award.
An impressive cast of international stars and music artists ensured that the 56th Miss World Final was a dazzling event of global proportions.
The TV spectacular with 104
contestants was hosted by top Chinese TV presenter Angela Chow and British
host Tim Vincent, both of whom make a return to the Miss World stage after
carrying last year’s show. They were joined by leading Polish TV
presenter Grazyna Torbicka.
Miss World – The Final is the World’s largest live annual TV event with global viewing figures topping two billion across nearly 200 countries.
The full line-up of official judges at the Miss World 2006 Final on 30th September was:
Miss World Organisation Chairman and Chairman of the Judges
|The full line-up of official
judges at the Miss World 2006 Final on 30th September is:
Julia Morley Miss World Organisation Chairman and Chairman of the Judges
Aneta Kreglicka Poland’s only former Miss World, who held the title in 1989
Denise van Outen Prolific actress and TV presenter known for her style and personality
Karan Johar Leading Indian director known worldwide for his award winning movies
Dame Kelly Holmes Multi Olympic gold medallist and British heroine, Dame Kelly Holmes
Krish Naidoo Miss World Organisation International Ambassador
Louis Walsh Irish mastermind behind some of the world’s leading pop acts
Mike Dixon West End and Broadway award-winner musical director
Puerto Rican Miss World and designer of the Miss World beachwear range
|Miss World 2006: Who
let the dogs out
With just over 100 women vying for the crown for Miss World 2006 Saturday in Wausau, Poland, there will be stand out beauties such as Miss Australia who pays out nearly US$500 for every US$100 bet or the perennial favorite, Miss Venezuela who also pays out US$500 for every US$100 bet. Another big favorite is Miss India at +800 odds (US$800 payout on a US$100 bet). We also have those sexy little sirens who need just that extra little something to pull off a surprise win like Payton O'Brien's favorite Miss Puerto Rico at +850 odds.
But alas when we are talking about over 100 women competing in a beauty contest these otherwise attractive ladies quickly learn there could be others out there even more sensational. As always there will be the bottom of the barrel. In this case, we wouldn't mind taking bottom of the barrel.
While they certainly aren't dogs in the literal sense, from a bettors perspective, there are a choice few who oddsmakers believe can't stand a chance in this race. These are girls who - if somehow they pull off a win - would reward gamblers with some big time bucks.
So who are the girls with the longest shot of winning this competition?
Miss Zambia would pay out US$24,000 on a $100 bet as does Miss St. Lucia, Miss Liberia, Miss Latvia and Miss Georgia.
"We've taken some slack for promoting Miss Ghana among the bottom of the barrel," said Payton O'Brien, Gambling911.com's resident Entertainment Reporter. "Interestingly enough her odds have been pushed up to +12000 (or US$12,000 paid out on a $100 bet)."
After Ghana defeated USA in the World Cup this past summer, some felt there was a little bit of shading going on with oddsmakers catering to the US market.
"All of these girls are beautiful but there is common denominator among the lower tier that really stands out, or shall we say doesn't stand out," O'Brien said. "None of them seem to have breast implants compared to say the top favorites."
|New Miss World 2007 Miss
CHINA PR - Zi Lin ZHANG
Zi Lin was born in Shi Jia Zhuang City in Hei Bei Province, then moved to the
capital, Beijing, Beijing will be host city to the 2008 Olympic Games.
She attended the University of Science & Technology and attained a Degree in
Business Administration, and is now working as a company secretary.
Hobbies and sporting interests include: travel; reading; watching movies, writing, sports;
100 meters jump & hurdle, triple jump, swimming, both classical and folk dancing,
and listing to folk music. Her favourite food is; fruit, chocolate, and ice cream.
Zi Lin’s personal motto is “Where there’s a will there’s a way”.
|Miss World - 2007 Contestants Name|
Miss Universe 2007
Miss World 2006
|The History of Miss World||
||Priyanka Chopra||Miss India|
||Miss World 2001||Miss World2002||Shruti Sharma|
ANGOLA - Stiviandra OLIVEIRA
ARGENTINA - Maria Beatriz VALLEJOS SCHULZE
ARUBA - Shanandoa Arnaldi WIJSHISER
AUSTRALIA - Sabrina HOUSSAMI
AUSTRIA - Tatjana BATINIC
BAHAMAS - Deandrea CONLIFFE
BARBADOS - Latoya Tamara MCDOWALD
BELARUS - Katsiaryna LITVINAVA
BELGIUM - Virginie Lieve Geraldine CLAES
BOLIVIA - Ana Maria ORTIZ RODAL
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Azra GAZDIC
BOTSWANA - Lorato Pearl TEBOGO
BRAZIL - Jane SOUSA BORGES OLIVEIRA
BULGARIA - Slavena VATOVA
CAMBODIA - Sun Srey MOM
CANADA - Malgorzata MAJEWSKA
CAYMAN ISLANDS - Ambuyah Ruth EBANKS
CHILE - Constanza SILVA
CHINA PR - Duo LIU
COLOMBIA - Elizabeth LOAIZA
CONGO DEMOCRATIC REP. - Diane MIZUMI MWINGA
COSTA RICA - Belgica ARIAS PALOMO
CROATIA - Ivana ERGIC
CURACAO - Fyrena Judica Hannah MARTHA
CYPRUS - Elli MANOLI
CZECH REPUBLIC - Tatana KUCHAROVA
DENMARK - Sandra Nanna SPOHR
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Paola TORRES COHEN
ECUADOR - Rebeca FLORES JARAMILLO
EL SALVADOR - Evelyn Tatiana ROMERO LOPEZ
ENGLAND - Eleanor Mary Anne GLYNN
ESTONIA - Leisi POLDSAM
ETHIOPIA - Amleset MUCHIE
FINLAND - Jenniina Elva kristiina TUOKKO
FRANCE - Laura FASQUEL
GEORGIA - Nino KALANDAZE
GERMANY - Edita ORASCANIN
GHANA - Lamisi MBILLAH
GIBRALTAR - Hayley O'BRIEN
GREECE - Eirini KARRA
GUADELOUPE - Caroline Virgile BEVIS
GUATEMALA - Jackelinne PICCININI OTTEN
GUYANA - Dessia BRAITHWAITE
HONG KONG CHINA - Janet Ka Wai CHOW
HUNGARY - Renata Anetta TOTH
ICELAND - Asdis Svava HALLGRIMSDOTTIR
INDIA - Natasha SURI
INDONESIA - Kristania Virginia BESOUW
IRELAND - Sara MORRISSEY
ISRAEL - Yael NEZRI
ITALY - Elizaveta MIGATCHEVA
JAMAICA - Sara LAWRENCE
JAPAN - Kazuha KONDO
KAZAKHSTAN - Sabina CHUKAYEVA
KENYA - Khadijah Shamillah KIPTOO
KOREA - Sharon PARK
LATVIA - Liga MEINARTE
LEBANON - Annabella HILAL
LIBERIA - Patrice Daiemole JUAH
MACEDONIA FYRO - Marija VEGOVA
MALAYSIA - Adeline Wan Ling CHOO
MALTA - Solange Jeanne MIFSUD
MARTINIQUE - Stephanie Florence COLOSSE
MAURITIUS - Vanesha SEETOHUL
MEXICO - Karla Veronica JIMENEZ AMESCUA
MOLDOVA - Alexandra DEMCIUK
MONGOLIA - Selenge ERDENE-OCHIR
MONTENEGRO - Ivana KNEZEVIC
NAMIBIA - Anna Svetlana NASHANDI
NETHERLANDS - Sheryl Lynn BAAS
NIGERIA - Abiola BASHORUN
NORTHERN IRELAND - Catherine Jean MILLIGAN
NORWAY - Tonje Elise SKJAERVIK
PANAMA - Giselle BISSOT KIESWETTER
PERU - Silvia CORNEJO CERNA
PHILIPPINES - Anna Maris IGPIT
POLAND - Marzena CIESLIK
PORTUGAL - Sara Sofia ALMEIDA DIAS LEITE
PUERTO RICO - Thebyam CARRION ALVAREZ
ROMANIA - Ioana Valentina BOITOR
RUSSIA - Aleksandra MAZUR
SCOTLAND - Nicola MCLEAN
SERBIA - Vedrana Grbovic
SINGAPORE - Pereira Colleen FRANCISCA
SLOVAKIA - Magdalena SEBESTOVA
SLOVENIA - Iris MULEJ
SOUTH AFRICA - Nokuthula SITHOLE
SPAIN - Inmaculada TORRES DEL REY
SRI LANKA - Rapthi Raffella Dannielle KERKOVEN
ST LUCIA - Tamalisa JN.BAPTISTE
SWEDEN - Cathrin SKOG
TAHITI - Vainui SIMON
TANZANIA - Wema Isaac SEPETU
THAILAND - Melisa MAHAPOL
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Teneke De FREITAS
TURKEY - Merve BUYUKSARAC
UKRAINE - Olga SHYLOVANOVA
UNITED STATES - Brooke Elizabeth ANGUS
URUGUAY - Marlene Valeria POLITI LERETE
VENEZUELA - Alexandra Federica GUZMAN DIAMANTE
VIETNAM - Thuy MAI PHUONG
WALES - Sarah Michelle FLEMING
ZAMBIA - Katanekwa MATUNDWELO
ZIMBABWE - Lorraine Tsoanele MAPHALA
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