Miss World 2018: Nepal wins BWP and Multimedia fast-track competitions
Nepal made history by becoming the 2nd country in Miss World history two win two fast-track events in the same year: Beauty With a Purpose and Multimedia. India has done it first, in 2012.
The selection process for Beauty With A Purpose was held at the Moulin Rouge Theatre at the Mangrove Tree Resort World in Sanya, China on 3 December.
Julia Morley, while introducing the 25 videos, explained that this was a most difficult task having to choose from many amazing BWAP Projects. The Chair and CEO for Miss World also congratulated all the delegates and complemented them on the amazing work they are doing in their home countries.
The 25 projects that were shortlisted are:
Barbados -- Amputations due to diabetes
Brazil -- Depression & Suicide
Chile -- Social Integration program
China PR -- Education
Cook Islands -- Mental Health Awareness
Guyana -- Childhood trauma
Indonesia -- Village - water, sanitation & agriculture
Italy -- Giving love and helping disadvantaged
Jamaica -- Promoting healthy lifestyle
Japan -- Syphilis
Kenya -- HIV, widow cleansing
Lebanon -- SOS Children's Home, was an orphan herself
Malaysia -- Program to install computers in schools
Mexico -- Indigenous people & poverty
Mongolia -- TB
Myanmar -- Education is important, renovated a school
Nepal -- Designs & builds health centre for remote village
New Zealand -- Sexual abuse in children
Panama -- Albinism
Russia -- Working with orphans, was an orphan herself
Rwanda – Malnutrition
Scotland -- Suicide Awareness
Singapore -- Raise awareness for underprivileged and elderly people that do not receive medical care
Trinidad & Tobago -- Education - new school
Vietnam -- Provides water for remote village
In a Miss World first, four projects resulted in a tie as fourth place went to Mexico and Vietnam. The second place was tied between New Zealand and Indonesia. The other top place earners were: Chile, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and Vietnam.
Miss World is not only the biggest stage in pageantry, but since 1972, Julia Morley's introduction of ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ has become the impetus for global humanitarianism. The Miss World Chairman and CEO, was inspired by the rhetorical question of a good Samaritan…caring for homeless children in Singapore; “Isn’t it better to light one candle in the dark than not to see at all?”
Congratulations to Miss Nepal, a hot favorite going into Saturday´s final event!