Star World has lined up the annual beauty event Miss World 2003
for live broadcast this weekend. The international beauty pageant
will be aired live from the tropical Island of Hainan in China on
Saturday, 6 December 2003 at 6:30 pm.
The event will be hosted by Irish TV presenter Amanda Byram and
will have musical performances by international artists.
In the sub events so far, Miss Georgia Irina Onashvili has won
the Miss World 2003 Talent Show and Miss Ireland Rosanna Davison
has been named Miss World Beach Beauty 2003.
Star World had aired on Saturday night of 29 November 'Miss World
You Decide', which was the precursor to the Miss World 2003 finals
and where viewers could vote for contestants via telephone and interactive
voting. These votes had been factored in towards the choice of semi-finalists
The precursor was shown in an attempt to introduce the contestants
from over 100 countries. The girls had been filmed in a variety
of different locations around China as they participate in different
sub-contests that tested their intelligence, their athletic skills,
their ability to sing or dance, their fashion and style and their
The contestants that emerged top 10 in the people's choice contest,
in alphabetical order, were Albania, Australia, Brazil, India, Macedonia
F.Y.R.O, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Thailand and Venezuela.