Courtesy Metro Bali

Indonesian media reported today that the island of Bali has been chosen to host the Miss World 2013 competition.

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika received the visit of Miss World Ivian Sarcos and MWO Chairman Julia Morley, as well as the CEO of Miss Indonesia, Liliana Tanoesoedibjo. They were joined by Miss Indonesia 2011 Astrid Ellena.

Bali is more than ready to host the 2013 competition to take place in September of next year and will welcome 130 beauties from all over the planet.

“I hope the presence of Miss World in Bali will be an excellent promotion” said Pastika.

Confirmation of Bali as host of the world’s largest beauty competition was also published on Miss Indonesia’s official website.

It is the first time in history that Indonesia hosts the Miss World pageant.

Miss Indonesia 2011 Astrid Ellena, the governor of Bali and Miss World Ivian Sarcos

Miss World Ivian Sarcos from Venezuela, left, and Chairwoman of Miss World Organization Julia Morley, right, talk to reporters during their visit at Bali's governor office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday April, 25, 2012. Sarcos and Morley will attend Miss Indonesia 2012 as special guests. The national beauty pageant will be held on April 28. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)