The Miss World 2011 pageant, being held at London's Earls Court will announce the winner of the competition, to be crowned by Miss World 2010, Alexandria Mills of the United States, on Nov. 6.
Apart from the umbrella title, there are a number of other contests and titles, some of which have already begun. The Miss World Organization have announced, for one of these -- the Beauty with a Purpose contest -- their winners.
The ten chosen contestants will work towards raising awareness for charities and causes around the world. As part of the contest, each participant shared stories and insights about the sadder plights in each of their countries; where they will serve a cause.
Miss Zimbabwe, for example, expressed her concern over the lack of clean water and sanitation in her country. She indicated that she would be working towards educating rural people about the importance of cleanliness.
Water and sanitation shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be a right,” she said.
Miss Ghana spoke about the importance of education and improving health conditions, especially in the slums, where children are going without homes, proper care and even food.
“We at Miss World are so proud of all the contestants. Every beautiful woman must have a purpose,” said the Miss World Organization Chairperson, Julia Morley.
The top ten Beauty with a Purpose finalists are: Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.
Cehck out the slideshow to view pictures of the Miss World 2011 Top 10 “Beauty with a Purpose” contestants.