India is set to host the Miss World 2024, after a 28-year hiatus. Organizers have announced the exciting details of the 71st Miss World pageant, with New Delhi hosting the globally streamed and televised extravaganza starting February 18. Welcoming participants from 120 nations, the month-long celebration of ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ will culminate in the grand finale on March 9, 2024, in Mumbai. Femina Miss India World 2022, Sini Shetty, will proudly represent India on the international stage. Explore all the essential details, from dates to venue, of this highly anticipated Miss World 2024 in India.
India Chosen as Host Nation for Miss World 2024
The official Miss World page broke the news, quoting Julia Morley CBE, Chairman of Miss World, expressing her excitement: ‘We proudly announce India as the host country for Miss World. A celebration of beauty, diversity, and empowerment awaits. Get ready for a spectacular journey!
Chairman of Miss World, Julia Morley CBE stated “Excitement fills the air as we proudly announce India as the host country for Miss World. A celebration of beauty, diversity, and empowerment awaits. Get ready for a spectacular journey! 🇮🇳 #MissWorldIndia #BeautyWithAPurpose
— Miss World (@MissWorldLtd) January 19, 2024
#MissWorldIndia #BeautyWithAPurpose.’ The air is filled with excitement as the announcement heralds a remarkable chapter in the world of beauty pageants.
Dates, Venues, and Spectacular Events of Miss World 2024
Excitement soars as the 71st Miss World pageant returns to India after a 27-year hiatus. The exquisite venues, including the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, the G-20 venue, and Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, set the stage for this year’s event taking place from February 18 to March 9.
Kicking off the festivities, the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) hosts ‘The Opening Ceremony’ and ‘India Welcomes the World Gala’ at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi on February 20. The highly anticipated crowning moment, the 71st Miss World Global Finale, is scheduled for March 9 at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. Mark your calendars for these spectacular events promising glamour, elegance, and international excitement.
Major Competitions at the 71st Miss World Pageant 2024
At the Miss World Pageant, witness thrilling competitions like the World Top Designer Award and Miss World Top Model in Mumbai, the Miss World Sports Challenge in New Delhi, the Miss World Talent Final in Mumbai, the Multi-Media Challenge in Mumbai, and the Head To Head Challenge Final at The Summit Room, Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on February 23.
Adding to the excitement, the Continental Beauty With A Purpose Challenge unfolds on February 21 at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. Concluding the event with glamour and sophistication, don’t miss the Miss World Red Carpet Special at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, marking the grand finale of this extraordinary competition.
India’s Representative at the Miss World Pageant 2024
Sini Shetty, a native of Karnataka and Femina Miss India World 2022, proudly represents India at the prestigious 71st Miss World pageant. Hosting contestants from 120 countries, Sini brings a global touch to the event.
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Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting and enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional program, she adds academic prowess to her profile. Trained in Bharatnatyam, Sini, a social media sensation with 299K followers on Instagram, frequently shares dance videos. Former winner of Miss India Karnataka, she has also showcased her talent in several commercials.
India’s Impressive Record at Miss World Pageant
India has secured victory at the Miss World pageant multiple times. Reita Faria Powell made history in 1966 as the first Indian woman to clinch the Miss World title. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan followed suit in 1994, succeeded by Diana Hayden in 1997.
Yukta Mookhey claimed the crown in 1999, and in 2000, Priyanka Chopra Jonas continued the winning streak. Manushi Chhillar brought home the title in 2017, marking another significant achievement for India. The most recent victor, Karolina Bielawska from Poland, will pass on the crown at the conclusion of the upcoming event. Founded in 1951, the Miss World contest emphasizes ability and intelligence for positive change through humanitarian service.