Alexandria Mills of the United States Wins Miss World 2010

alexandra_mills_miss_world_2010Alexandria Mills of the United States was crowned as Miss World 2010 Saturday, October 30, in Sanya, China beating out 114 other contestants.

Emma Wareus of Botswana is First Runner-up while Adriana Vasini of Venezuela took the Second Runner-up honors.

Countries representing China and Ireland landed in the top five. Meanwhile delegates from Italy, Norway, Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Kenya, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saint Lucia, Scotland, South Africa and Thailand rounded up the 25 semi-finalists.

The eighteen-year-old Mills became the third American to win a Miss World title. Marjorie Wallace won it first in 1973 followed by Gina Tolleson in 1990. The 2010 win will tie the United States with the countries with the second most number of Miss World titles. Iceland, Jamaica and Sweden all have three titles also. Venezuela, India and the United Kingdom have the most at five titles.

Angela Chow and Steve Douglas hosted the event. Performances were rendered by Puerto Rican singer Carlos Aponte, American saxophonist Dave Koz and The X Factor (UK) second season winner Shayne Ward.