‘Beauty with a Purpose’ to take centre stage as Miss World returns to India
Mumbai: 10th February 2024: With anticipation reaching its peak for the global extravaganza, the Miss World Organization officially announced that the 71st Miss World Festival will take place between February 18th and March 9th, 2024, across some of the most spectacular venues in India. The pre-launch conference hosted in the Capital today at Hotel The Ashok, witnessed a remarkable moment in the event’s history with a dazzling lineup of Miss Worlds including the Current Miss World Ms. Karolina Bielawska along with Former Miss World winners Ms. Toni Ann Singh, Ms. Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Ms. Manushi Chillar, and Ms. Stephanie Del Valle — coming together for the first time to set the stage for the Grand Finale.
The 71st Miss World festival will commence with “The Opening Ceremony” and “India Welcomes the World Gala” by the India Tourism Development
Corporation (ITDC) at the magnificent Hotel The Ashok in New Delhi on February 20th. The grand finale will be a spectacular affair at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai on March 9th and will be streamed and telecast across the world. In this star-studded celebration like never before, the majestic finale while has renowned celebrities that will elevate the allure of the event with their exceptional performances.
Chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization, Ms. Julia Morley CBE, “My love for India is no secret and having the 71st Miss World Festival in this country means a lot to me. A big thank you to Jamil Saidi for his Herculean efforts to make this return to India a reality. We have assembled the very best team for the 71st edition.”
Miss World’s return to India after 28 years is down to you all!
Welcome to the 120 Miss World Nations who have sent their Beauty With A Purpose Ambassadors from across the globe – we welcome you all to the 71st Miss World Festival!
Our production partners are Endemol Shine -the world leaders in entertainment television -led by their irreplaceable Group COO Rishi Negi – Rishi and his team will be working alongside our exclusive live broadcast partners Sony LIV, to provide outstanding and extensive coverage of the 71st Miss World Festival.
Danish Khan, Business Head, Sony LIV and StudioNext said, “We are delighted to announce that Sony LIV will be the exclusive streaming platform for the Miss World Beauty Pageant and we are sure that the live telecast of this global spectacle of grace, purpose and cultural diversity that Miss World represents, will be an engaging experience.”
Commenting on the association, Rishi Negi, Group COO – Banijay Asia & EndemolShine India, said, “We are thrilled to bring our production expertise to one of the most celebrated events worldwide, further strengthening our portfolio of high-profile projects This partnership with the Miss World
Organisation underscores our commitment to delivering world-class content and showcases our capability to manage prestigious global events”
Karan Sethi and his Adsplash Agency have proved very successful in the marketing of the festival and I thank Karan for introducing so many great new supporting partners to Miss World and our Beauty With A Purpose Program. Finally we could not have steered the right course in our journey without the great wisdom and skill of our advisor in India Munish Gupta.
Jamil Saidi, Strategic Partner & Host – Miss World “It is a matter of pride to be announcing the Miss World 2024 festival in the Capital city with such grandeur. It’s been my endeavour to bring this prestigious global phenomenon to India after a yearlong hard work. Working with Miss World team and Julia has been a matter of privilege. I am certain that Miss World will highlight to the country the purpose behind the beauty that this pageant brings to the table
Miss World advisor in India Munish Gupta “As an advocate of the concept of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, which translates to ‘Guest is God’, India extends a warm welcome and generous hospitality to contestants and guests from across the world. The Miss World Festival brings together 120 countries in a Celebration that reinforces the motto of ‘VasudhaivaKutumbakam’, which means “The World Is One Family”.
“After a 28-year hiatus, the Miss World Festival returns to India, showcasing our nation’s rich cultural mosaic to the world stage. Bright Outdoor Media Limited is proud to be a part of this prestigious international event as the exclusive Outdoor Media Partner. Through our OOH campaign spanning key cities across India, we’re illuminating the path for this celebration of beauty, diversity, and unity. Here’s to the success of the event and to the team behind its grandeur. Let India’s vibrant spirit shine brightly for the world to behold.” Dr. Yogesh Lakhani, CMD Bright Outdoor Media Limited
Archana Kochar the Official Indian fashion designer stated, “I am honoured to be the official Fashion Designer for the 71st Miss World! I look forward to presenting my new collection with the Make in India Campaign promoting different tribal and regional arts of India like the Jamdani weave, Ahimsa Silk, Bandani Fabric, Varanasi Brocade, Kutchi Mirror work & a lot more!”
Staying true to its heartfelt theme of ‘Beauty with a Purpose’, the 21-day Festival will be marked by a range of events that will empower these young women as agents of change and the leaders of tomorrow. Every contestant will be given their own dedicated media channel on the MissWorld.com platform, enabling them to demonstrate their abilities and the chance to feature as one of the top 20 finalists.
The competition lineup during the festival includes:
Beauty With A Purpose Presentations -Plenary Hall, Bharat Mandapam – New Delhi – Feb 21st
• Head-To-Head Challenge Final – The Summit Room, Bharat Mandapam – New Delhi – Feb 23rd
• Miss World Sport Challenge – New Delhi –February 25th
• World Top Designer Award & Miss World Top Model – Mumbai – March 2nd
• Miss World Talent Final – Mumbai – March 3rd
. Multimedia Challenge –throughout the festival program
• Miss World Red Carpet Special – Jio World Convention Centre – Mumbai – March 9th
• 71st Miss World Final – Jio World Convention Centre – Mumbai – Global Telecast Live – 7:30-10:30 – March 9th
The lavish celebration of the 71st Miss World Festival in India is a remarkable moment as the event has returned to the country after 28 years. India boasts a rich legacy of numerous Miss World winners, including notable figures such as Ms Aishwarya Rai, Ms Priyanka Chopra, and Ms Manushi Chillar. These achievements have significantly elevated India’s profile on the global stage. The Miss World pageant, founded in 1951, transcends conventional beauty competitions, embracing a new ethos centred on empowering women through philanthropy and service.