The Swazi Observer has reported that Swaziland will compete in Miss World 2012:
“MISS Swaziland Ayanda Dube will compete against contestants from 127 countries in the Miss World contest to be held on August 18 in Ordos Inner Mongolia, China”, it stated.
The last time this African country had competed in Miss World was in 2009.
The small landlocked nation of Swaziland started being represented in Miss World back in 1975. In 1986 it celebrated a historic result in the pageant: not only Ilana Faye Lapidos was a semi-finalist, but she was also declared Africa’s Queen of Beauty that year.
Ayanda Dube, Swaziland’s entry in this year’s Miss World, was crowned last year.