Alexandria Mills Miss World
October 30, 2010 by Post Team
Alexandria Mills, an 18-year-old blonde from Louisville, Kentucky, became the winner at the 50th anniversary.
This year’s contest was marred by controversy, the Daily Telegraph.
For starters, the location was moved to Sanya on Hainan Island as the site of Vietnam was originally selected an environmentally sensitive area where the inhabitants had been forcibly displaced.
With China as host country, Taiwan was unable to attend since Beijing does not recognize as an independent country. And the Chinese in the audience gave Miss Japan, the silent treatment, apparently in protest against Japan’s claim over the Diaoyu Islands, a group of uninhabited rocks rights coveted fishing and minerals.
Finally, Mariann Birkedal, a young graduate of 23 years, a native of Norway who was thought to be a hot prospect for the crown, not even in the group of five finalists. According to observers, who could be a response to Nobel Peace Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Committee of Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident now in prison.
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