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Nigerian Supermodel and Ex-Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego on the cover of Genevieve Magazine‘s September 2013 Issue in a Ermanno Scervino white dress with black lace and sequin detail.
Well guys its true. Bikinis have been banned from the 2013 Miss World beauty pageant.
For this year’s Miss World pageant, the contestants will wear Bali’s traditional long sarongs.
The event will be held in Indonesia on September 28, on the resort island of Bali and in Sentul, an area near the capital, Jakarta.
This is as a result of the protests from Muslim groups . Indonesia is one of the countries in the world with the highest Muslim Population .
The chairwoman of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley,confirmed that none of the 137 contestants would wear a bikini. She said :
“Indonesia is designing for us a very beautiful one-piece beachwear,and I’m very happy with them,”
“The pageant will include a special beachwear fashion show.
“I don’t think Indonesia is the only country that has that culture, but we like to work in the manner respectful to every country, and I cannot see why when you go to somebody’s country you should not behave respectfully.”
Adjie S. Soeratmadjie of the RCTI, the official broadcaster and local organiser reportedly also said,
“There will no bikini in this year’s Miss World pageant to respect our traditional customs and values,” adding that the London-based Miss World Organization is on board with the decision.
“This is a sensitive issue in Indonesia. We have discussed it since last year and they have agreed,” he said.
My country Nigeria won the Miss World competition back in 2001 with our representative Agbani Darego being the first ever black Miss world (and later has had a successful Modeling Career since then).With the Miss World 2012 coming soon (on August 18, 2012) at the Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China,with over 120 contestants from all over the world,i think its time once again for an African girl to take the crown once again like we did 11years ago(at least no matter the negative things they say about Africa,they do have some of the most Beautiful and intelligent women you will ever meet in the world).
These are some the Contestants from Africa i hope will do well,please support:
Miss Cape Verde
Miss Botswana (She looks a little bit like Kerri Washington right?)
Miss Cote D’Ivoire