The Miss World 2013 pageant will open in Bali in Indonesia on Sunday at 7 pm local time at The Westin Inn hotel with 131 contestants participating for the first time.
After the first round of formally introducing themselves to the world in a catwalk, the contestants will perform a traditional Indonesian dance, followed by a local cultural dance by Indonesian artistes.
Miss World Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live on the official website of Miss World Indonesia 2013.
Early on Sunday, the Miss World Golf Tournament kicked off, with 140 lucky entrants taking part in the tournament held at the Elite Golf Course at the Nirwana Bali.
With special prizes on offer for a Hole in One including a Harley Davidson, and the chance to meet some of this year’s Miss World contestants, tickets for this event were all snapped up very quickly.
“Committee members were busy on setting up the stage for the opening ceremony. Assembling, installing, and adjusting the spectacular world class stage layout, lighting, and sound system were being done by the committee in order to success the Opening Ceremony of Miss World,” said the organising committee.
The final event of the will be held on September 28. The winner will be crowned “Miss World 2013″ by reigning Miss World 2012, Wenxia Yu of China. India is represented by 20-year-old Haryana girl Navneet Dhillon.
Navneet was born in Haryana State in Northern India, but studied in different places across the country. Describing herself as a “contemporary manifestation of the new Indian woman that encompasses a mix of her traditional values with her contemporary ambitions,” she hopes to become a global ambassador for India, breaking into Bollywood and working alongside NGOs. Currently a student of TV & Film Production, her hobbies include going to the theatre, horse riding and photography.
My name is Navneet Kaur Dhillon and I come from the world’s largest democracy, India; a country with a rich heritage and diverse culture. India is home to all religions. We as a nation firmly support the concept of universal brotherhood.
I strongly believe in improving the lives of less privileged and it is for this reason that I have been a part of many social endeavors.
I love horse riding, photography, gardening and playing with my pet dog.
I dedicate my success to my loving parents who are the pillars of my strength and it is this strength that gives me the confidence and determination to represent my country on this global stage.
Winning the crown will be a dream come true and it will give me a platform to improve the lives of less privileged in my country and people around the world.
I hope to make my country proud.
Thank you. (Shukriya!)”