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!