More than a hundred beauty queens from across the globe will gather in Bali next year for the 2013 Miss World pageant, one of the event’s co-chairwomen said during a visit to the resort island on Wednesday.
Indonesia’s popular island resort was chosen because of its global popularity and its track record of hosting international events, Julia Morley, co-chairwoman of the Miss World Organization said in Denpasar. Morley met with Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika earlier that day to discuss the planned beauty pageant, according to the Indonesian news portal kompas.com.
The organization had already begun preparing for the September 2013 competition, visiting a number of locations in Bali that could be used as venues for the pageant, Morely said.
Morely visited Bali with Venezuela’s Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, the winner of the Miss World 2011 crown, during a two day visit.
Colmenares is scheduled to attend the Miss Indonesia 2012 contest in Jakarta on Saturday.