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Miss World
Miss World 08 winner Ksenia Sukhinova.jpg
Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova
Formation 1951
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters London, England
Location
Official language
English
President
Julia Morley
Key people
Eric Morley

Miss World is a international beauty pageant that started in 1951. It is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. The contest was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley, and run as part of the Mecca Leisure Group. Since his death in 2000, Morley's wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs the pageant.

With its rivals Miss Universe and Miss Earth, this is one of the most publicised beauty contests in the world.

The winner spends a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes. The current Miss World is Yu Wenxia of China. Traditionally, Miss World lives in London during her reign.

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