Beauty queens from 111 nations take to the stage in London dressed in dazzling ‘traditional costumes’ as they compete for Miss World 2019 crown… and Piers Morgan is the head judge
- Miss World hopefuls took to the stage at the ExCeL centre in east London for the 69th annual competition
- Some 111 contestants donned costumes reflecting their native countries as they competed for the crown
- The final, hosted by Peter Andre and actress Megan Young, concludes a three-week Miss World festival
Glamorous Miss World hopefuls took to the stage in native dress this afternoon as they competed to take the crown in the 69th annual competition.
Some 111 contestants from countries including Scotland, Japan, Barbados and Trinidad donned costumes reflecting their homelands as they performed at the ExCeL convention centre in east London.
The competition, hosted by Peter Andre and actress Megan Young, concludes a three-week festival in which contestants competed in a series of fast-track events to earn a spot in the top 30.
These included challenges in multimedia, sport and talent which took the hopefuls on a ‘journey across some of the London’s most iconic landmarks taking in its rich culture and heritage’, according to the Miss World website.
Today, the glamorous contestants gathered on stage at the ExCeL centre in ballgowns as they were welcomed in an opening ceremony which featured a performance from Kerry Ellis.
Hopefuls then changed into colourful costumes indicative of their native countries as they performed in the final, which will be judged by a panel led by Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.
Glamorous Miss World hopefuls took to the stage in native dress this afternoon as they competed to take the crown in the 69th annual competition (Pictured left, Malika Sera and right, Keryn Matthew)
Some 120 contestants from countries including Scotland, Japan, Barbados and Trinidad donned costumes reflecting their homelands as they performed at the ExCeL convention centre in east London
Hosts Peter Andre and Megan Young are welcomed to the stage for the 69th Miss World annual final at the ExCel London
Miss India Suman Suman Ratansingh Rao (left) and Rafah Torsa of Bangladesh (right) perform in colourful costumes for event
Dancers take to the stage as Kerry Ellis performs during the opening sequence of the 69th annual Miss World Final
Miss Barbados Che’ Amor Greenidge performs in a stunning golden headdress at the final of the Miss World competition
Brenda Felicia Muste from the Netherlands (left) also performed in a gorgeous costume alongside Miss Trinidad (right) in a gold bodysuit
Miss Panama Agustina Ruiz Arrechea dons an extremely colourful costume as she performs in the competition’s final
All 111 beauty queens wore native dress as they were introduced to the competition at the start of the show on Saturday