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In photos: 'South Africa Miss World' (Beachwear competition 2008)
Monsters and Critics ^ | November 29, 2008 | James Wray

Posted on 11/30/2008 3:59:47 AM PST by Stoat

The winners of the 2008 Miss World  beach wear, runner up, Miss South Africa,Tansey Coetzee (L), the winner, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela (C) and first runner up, Miss Russia, Kseniya Sukhinova (R) are photographed in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

The winners of the 2008 Miss World beach wear, runner up, Miss South Africa,Tansey Coetzee (L), the winner, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela (C) and first runner up, Miss Russia, Kseniya Sukhinova (R) are in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008. The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Miss Germany, Anne-Kathrin Walter,  judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Miss Germany, Anne-Kathrin Walter, judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

Miss Spain, Patricia Alonjo, is judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Miss Spain, Patricia Alonjo, is judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008

 

Miss Venezuela, Hannely Quintero Ledezma, is judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Miss Venezuela, Hannely Quintero Ledezma, is judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

Contestants in the 2008 Miss World are judged in the beach wear section in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14. Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela, went on to win the event.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Contestants in the 2008 Miss World are judged in the beach wear section in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

Contestants in the 2008 Miss World are judged in the beach wear section in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14. Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela, went on to win the event.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Contestants in the 2008 Miss World are judged in the beach wear section in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

Contestants in the 2008 Miss World are judged in the beach wear section in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14. Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela, went on to win the event.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Contestants in the 2008 Miss World are judged in the beach wear section in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

Miss India, Parvathy Omanakuttan, is  judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Miss India, Parvathy Omanakuttan, is judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

Winner of the 2008 Miss World beach wear, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela, went on to win the event in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Winner of the 2008 Miss World beach wear, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela, went on to win the event in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.

 

The winners of the 2008 Miss World  beach wear, runner up, Miss South Africa,Tansey Coetzee (L), the winner, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela (C) and first runner up, Miss Russia, Kseniya Sukhinova (R) are photographed in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

The winners of the 2008 Miss World beach wear, runner up, Miss South Africa,Tansey Coetzee (L), the winner, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela (C) and first runner up, Miss Russia, Kseniya Sukhinova (R) are in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: africa; beachwear; beauty; bikini; bikinis; missworld; missworld2008; missworldpageant; pageant; southafrica; swimsuits
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Too often, rightly or wrongly, we Americans are criticized for being insufficiently interested in newsworthy events in some of the more remote parts of the world.  This essential post about a major event in Africa thoroughly debunks that slanderous notion and reaffirms the obvious truth that Americans are passionately concerned about news and events of the day in all corners of the globe.
1 posted on 11/30/2008 3:59:47 AM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

“Ahem”


2 posted on 11/30/2008 4:00:23 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

I agree that we need more postings on these types of uplifting stories, especially ones including bikinis. But why no pictures of them during the hot dog eating contest?


3 posted on 11/30/2008 4:02:15 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: Stoat

Actually the top three are not that good looking. The German girl looks a little better. Not so skinny.


4 posted on 11/30/2008 4:04:51 AM PST by Sharrukin
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
But why no pictures of them during the hot dog eating contest?

My understanding is that no bikinis were involved in that event and therefore it had no news value.

5 posted on 11/30/2008 4:04:56 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

“Sukhinova”...?


6 posted on 11/30/2008 4:08:27 AM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: Sharrukin
Actually the top three are not that good looking. The German girl looks a little better. Not so skinny.

The anomaly you reference may possibly be due to lighting or a lens-correction issue.  A reshoot is obviously in order, and it seems clear to me that FReepers need to be in charge of the reshoot so that it's done according to appropriately high technical standards.

7 posted on 11/30/2008 4:09:44 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
For purposes of education and discussion.


8 posted on 11/30/2008 4:09:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Stoat

I may be off base here, but I am sensing an ulterior motive to this idea.


9 posted on 11/30/2008 4:13:53 AM PST by Sharrukin
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To: GoodDay
“Sukhinova”...?

Her name may possibly have suffered in translation to English or in the transposition of the Cyrillic characters to the Hindu-Arabic. 

Given that this particular product of Mother Russia has shown no outward malice to the United States, my own view is to offer a nurturing environment to her, preferably here at the stoat cave where her needs can be assessed and appropriately addressed.

10 posted on 11/30/2008 4:16:08 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Sharrukin
I may be off base here, but I am sensing an ulterior motive to this idea.

If a sincere dedication to the highest technical standards of artistic representation is going to be termed an ulterior motive then I must confess my guilt.   I would hazard a guess, however, that a similar dedication will be commonplace among most all other male FReepers....it's a proud Conservative trait.  We leave sloppy jobs to the Left and pursue only the very highest quality in everything we do.

It's a tough job, but we're uniquely qualified for it.

11 posted on 11/30/2008 4:20:40 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Valuable insights into an important South African cultural event that we would not otherwise have been privy to. Well researched, Stoat. BOOKMARKED!


12 posted on 11/30/2008 4:24:54 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Stoat

“I may be off base here, but I am sensing an ulterior motive to this idea.”

Who cares the “motive”: this post woke me up better than my coffee.


13 posted on 11/30/2008 4:26:40 AM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Stoat

I’ll to volunteer to help with this project, since I have extensive darkroom experience and am likewise dedicated to high technical standards of artistic representation.

As you say, it’s a tough gig.


14 posted on 11/30/2008 4:27:08 AM PST by Marauder (Throw the rascals out!)
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To: Stoat
WE HAVE TO REACH OUT TO THE WORLD TO MAKE AMENDS FOR OUR HEGEMONY!!

part of me is reaching out as we speak.....

15 posted on 11/30/2008 4:33:45 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Valuable insights into an important South African cultural event that we would not otherwise have been privy to. Well researched, Stoat. BOOKMARKED

Thank you again for your very kind words and I am delighted that so many here are so fascinated by South African cultural traditions...let no one say that FReepers are disinterested in expanding their cultural horizons.

Thank you also for bookmarking, as the reference and research value of these archive-worthy photos is without question.

16 posted on 11/30/2008 4:34:53 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

I have to say it

aren’t most of these women just facial UGLY???


17 posted on 11/30/2008 4:39:57 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Nick Thimmesch
“I may be off base here, but I am sensing an ulterior motive to this idea.”

Who cares the “motive”: this post woke me up better than my coffee.

Naturally, I'm delighted that the obvious educational and cultural value of this thread appealed to you so much that it has had a stimulative effect.  This speaks volumes to your cultural sensitivity and your intellectual prowess, and you should feel proud in relating the effects of your stimulation to co-workers, family members, clergy and general passersby, all of whom will undoubtedly be impressed and will request exposure to the thread in order to gain a similar level of intellectual enhancement.

18 posted on 11/30/2008 4:43:47 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: RaceBannon

That’s what I was thinking but I don’t think they have gotten around to looking at their faces.


19 posted on 11/30/2008 4:44:04 AM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Stoat
I voted for Miss India personally.

But, I think it is important here to get to the real purpose of this thread. GOD creates beauty everywhere and it is always refreshing to see beauty and to relish in its display....

20 posted on 11/30/2008 4:45:42 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: Stoat

Well, E-X-C-U-S-E ME for having a set of eyes (that do need glasses to see).

BTW: How about “Palin/Bateman” instead? Now THERE’s a ticket I wouldn’t mind seeing for eight years. Yeah, sexist as it is, it would be “Easy on the eyes.”


21 posted on 11/30/2008 4:48:43 AM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Stoat

I nominate you sir for post of the week!!!!


22 posted on 11/30/2008 4:49:22 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Stoat

Where was Brazil????
23 posted on 11/30/2008 4:53:15 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Marauder
I’ll to volunteer to help with this project, since I have extensive darkroom experience and am likewise dedicated to high technical standards of artistic representation.

As you say, it’s a tough gig.

It's so gratifying to know that there are talented FReepers who are willing to make incredible sacrifices in the pursuit of art and cultural diversity.  When a difficult, unpleasant job is at hand we can always count on Conservatives to get the job done.  Bravo!

24 posted on 11/30/2008 4:55:03 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Sharrukin

Agree the rest have hip bones that stick out so far you could hang you hat on them.


25 posted on 11/30/2008 4:55:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Stoat

The jury in its infinite wisdom has cleared the entire docket for the day with two words....Not guilty!


26 posted on 11/30/2008 4:59:53 AM PST by GQuagmire ( A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.)
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To: DainBramage
WE HAVE TO REACH OUT TO THE WORLD TO MAKE AMENDS FOR OUR HEGEMONY!!

You're absolutely right of course, and I can think of no better way to do it than to extend our appreciative hands toward these fine representatives of other cultures, and demonstrate our compassion and stellar abilities in the process.

part of me is reaching out as we speak.....

Your appreciation for cultural diversity is commendable.

27 posted on 11/30/2008 5:04:11 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: GoodDay
“Sukhinova”...?

Sounds great to me. ;)

28 posted on 11/30/2008 5:06:07 AM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Stoat

My sentiments exactly:)Thankyou.


29 posted on 11/30/2008 5:08:30 AM PST by Thombo2
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To: Born In America
I voted for Miss India personally.

She is obviously a magnificent representative of a proud nation and vibrant culture.  I would be delighted to personally oversee a re-do of her judging as it was obviously flawed and needs FReeper intervention.

But, I think it is important here to get to the real purpose of this thread. GOD creates beauty everywhere and it is always refreshing to see beauty and to relish in its display....

Truer words were never spoken....agreed on all counts.

30 posted on 11/30/2008 5:10:27 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: catfish1957
I nominate you sir for post of the week!!!!

Thank you so much for your kind and gracious sentiment  :-)

Multiculturalism can be an uplifting experience, and I'm so glad that you appreciate it as well  :-)

31 posted on 11/30/2008 5:22:21 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Where was Brazil????
 

Perhaps she didn't make the finals?  From your kindly-supplied photo, I would have to say that this is more evidence of a completely flawed judging process that obviously needs FReeper intervention.  A complete re-do of the entire competition is in order with FReepers monitoring all aspects of the process.

32 posted on 11/30/2008 5:24:47 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Thombo2
My sentiments exactly:)Thankyou.

You're quite welcome and I'm delighted that your cultural sensitivities are in line with so many here.  :-)

33 posted on 11/30/2008 5:26:37 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Something is stirring in my Germanic roots....

Wow!!


34 posted on 11/30/2008 5:33:32 AM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: Stoat

Jokes aside, this post is one of the best posts in promoting harmony among different peoples.

As I reviewed this post carefully I realized that I could have intelligent conversations equally with Miss India, Miss Mexico, Miss Russia and Miss South Africa.

In fact I would like to chat with all four of them simultaneously.

God truly is great! He has once agained opened my eyes to the beauty that exists in Nature (Miss Venezuela NOT covered by the “nature” part of that comment)


35 posted on 11/30/2008 5:36:35 AM PST by SoftwareEngineer
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To: All
More:

 

Miss China PR, Yan Ling Mei

Miss China PR, Yan Ling Mei

 

Miss Venezuela, Hannely Quintero Ledezma

Miss Venezuela, Hannely Quintero Ledezma

 

The 2008 Miss World contestants

The 2008 Miss World contestants

 

 

36 posted on 11/30/2008 5:39:01 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

I don’t know about intellectual stimulation but the pages of my internet seem to be sticking together.


37 posted on 11/30/2008 5:47:34 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Stoat

This thread makes me want to vastly expand my knowledge of foreign relations...


38 posted on 11/30/2008 5:56:10 AM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: Stoat

Attractive young women - and I think it’s nice that they didn’t have to wear high-heeled shoes to walk on the beach.


39 posted on 11/30/2008 6:06:53 AM PST by Tax-chick ("And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day." (Is. 2)
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To: Stoat

Very nice. Thanks.


40 posted on 11/30/2008 6:17:20 AM PST by PalmettoMason (Can't we all just get along? At least until I'm finished reloading?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You are very sharp, she's being cared for
at the ThreePuttin retreat facility. Care is being
taken to protect her from other contestants who have
displayed signs of jealousy after being rejected by the
judge at said facility.

41 posted on 11/30/2008 6:30:06 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude (-)....Election 2008, the year of the Affirmative Action President....(-)
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for later viewing


42 posted on 11/30/2008 6:32:57 AM PST by Rightly Biased (McCain is the reason Sarah Lost <><)
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To: Rightly Biased

Not Guilty!

None of them are guilty!

Free them all!


43 posted on 11/30/2008 6:48:31 AM PST by Ueriah
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To: Stoat; Slings and Arrows; JRios1968; SunkenCiv; Petronski

Public Service Announcement PING.

44 posted on 11/30/2008 7:00:42 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Stoat; MarineBrat; pissant; posterchild; doubled; bk1000; mouser; llevrok; Red in Blue PA; ...

Hottie Ping
To be on or off the list please FReepmail me.


45 posted on 11/30/2008 7:14:33 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Ueriah

LOL!


46 posted on 11/30/2008 8:40:24 AM PST by B4Ranch ( Veterans: "There is no expiration date on our oath, to protect America from all enemies, ...")
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To: mountaineer1997
Something is stirring in my Germanic roots....

Wow!!

 

Miss Germany, Anne-Kathrin Walter,  judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

GlobalBeauties.com - Miss World 2008 Special

 

MISS WORLD GERMANY 2008 - Anne-Kathrin Walter


Miss World Deutschland 2008 is Anne-Kathrin Walter, a 21-year-old Medicine student hailing from the city of Kiel, northern Germany. Anne-Kathrin is also a model, and her challenge is to become her country's first Miss World semifinalist since 1980. Meet her...

Describe yourself in one or two sentences.

I am fully dedicated to my studies, soon I will be a doctor, and I also do part-time modeling. To relax and get in touch with my inner self, I do yoga. I also enjoy going to the movies.

 
Which three songs must be in your I-Pod?

- 4 Minutes;
- The Greatest Love of All;
- Dangerous.

Tell us about your “Beauty With a Purpose” Project.

I dedicate my spare time to the German organization "A Star for Children", based in Hamburg. The idea is that computers are distributed in some children's hospitals, so that they can keep in touch with their dearest ones, among themselves, and learn useful information.

What has been your most memorable rainy day?

The day when I left my parents' home to live somewhere else, where I would go to college. It felt like leaving my comfort zone behind, without knowing what to expect ahead.
 

If you were invited to participate in the next NY Fashion Week, which fashion designer you would like to dress you?

Roberto Cavalli, for sure.

Tell us about the nightlife in your hometown.


I live in a very small city, virtually with no nightlife. If I want to have fun at night, I might drive at least for a couple of hours. Besides, I don't go out very often.

What has been your weirdest dream? Describe it.

I became Miss World! Who knows, sometimes dreams do come true...

Where will the Miss World judges score you highest: interview, swimsuit or gown presentation?

I am sure I will do best in interview and personality.
 

What message you would like to send to the other Miss World contestants?

Hi girls, I look forward to meet you all! Hugs and love from Germany!

Special thanks to MGO Deutschland Organization and Detlef!

 

NEWS

 

 


47 posted on 11/30/2008 8:44:54 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Jokes aside, this post is one of the best posts in promoting harmony among different peoples.

As I reviewed this post carefully I realized that I could have intelligent conversations equally with Miss India, Miss Mexico, Miss Russia and Miss South Africa.

In fact I would like to chat with all four of them simultaneously.

Miss India, Parvathy Omanakuttan, is  judged in the beach wear section of the 2008 Miss World in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Miss-India-Parvathy-Omanakuttan-Hot-Pictures

(Video available at the link above)

 

 

 

Parvathy Omanakuttan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Dreams can come true - The Times of India

(66-image slideshow available at the link above)

 

PFMI '08: Winners

“Our dreams have come true and this feels so unbelievable,” said Parvathy Omanakuttan, Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2008, Simran Kaur Mundi, Pantaloons Femina Miss India Universe 2008, and Harshita Saxena, Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2008, at the country’s biggest beauty pageant
that was held at the Andheri Sports Complex on Saturday night. Parvathy, 20, came from Kottayam and is studying English Literature at Mithibai College; Simran, 22, is a biotechnology student from Versova; and, Harshita, 20, who is originally from Goa, left college in Canada
to come to India in search of the PFMI crown. Dressed by Ritu Kumar in figure-hugging sarees for the grand finale, the girls were crowned by last year’s winners after they answered the final round question: Was the rising divorce rate in India a result of Western influence?

Earlier, friends and family of the 28 finalists cheered lustily during the star-studded ceremony each time a girl walked onto the ramp and waved out to the audience. The vivacious Dia Mirza and witty R Madhavan, comperes for the event, led the finalists through their paces.
 

And even though the competition was fierce, there could be seen a bonding between the girls, especially in the manner they applauded each other on stage. Dia, a former Miss India herself, revealed that she was contestant No 14 when she won. “It’s a real lucky number,” the former beauty queen and Bollywood actress said. Indeed, it was! For Parvathy, who won the Miss World crown, was also No 14 in the pageant! “It’s what you make out of that number that is important. A number by itself is not lucky or unlucky,” declared Parvathy. While Simran and Harshita, proud of their crowns and the responsibility that came with them, said, “We have lots of work to do and will now gear up to bring glory to India at the international forum.”

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Winner of the 2008 Miss World beach wear, Miss Mexico, Espinoza Anagabriela, went on to win the event in Durban, South Africa, 29 November 2008.  The contest was moved to South Africa at the last minute and this section Miss World sees all the women being judged in beach wear. The final will be staged in Johannesburg on December 14.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

 

Anagabriela Espinoza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Espinoza Marroquin ANA GABRIELA - Representing Mexico at Miss World 2008

 

 

Espinoza Marroquin ANA GABRIELA will represent Mexico at the Miss World 2008 pageant at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday 13th December 2008 and take the crown from current Miss World, China’s Zhang Zilin.

 

MEXICO 2008

Miss Espinoza Marroquin ANA GABRIELA

Age: 20 Height: 178

She can speak Spanish, English & French

 

Ana Gabriela Espinoza grew up in Monterrey.

She just started her studies in International Tourism.

She wants to work in either government or a private business to help increase Mexico’s tourism.

Her proudest moment - receiving a special award as a scholarship for her college degree.

She likes: ballet, jazz, flamenco dance; listening to music; reading human achievement books; going to the movies; leaning new languages; being with family & friends.

 

Her best liked foods are: Mexican ‘Chilaquiles’, salads, pizza, rice, and pancakes.

Her motto is ‘Go for what you want, always enjoy the journey and love every step you take’.

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Kseniya SUKHINOVA - Representing Russia at Miss World 2008

 

 

Miss Kseniya SUKHINOVA

Age: 20 Height: 178cm

She speaks - Russian & English

 

Kseniya lives with her parents in the Tyumen region. Tyumen is situated in the north west of Siberia. Brr….

Kseniya is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineer of Administration.

She wants to become a Supermodel.

In her free time she likes: swimming; mountain skiing; roller skating; badminton; gym; rhythm gymnastics; pop & dance music; reading Russian classic literature.

 

 

Her favorite foods are: Japanese and Italian.

Kseniya’s motto is:”Respect people around you, and people will respect you”.

 

 

 

Ksenia Sukhinova wins title of Miss Russia 2007_English_Xinhua

(Photo gallery available at the link above)

 

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Miss Tansey COETZEE - Representing South Africa at Miss World 2008

Miss Tansey COETZEE will represent South Africa at the Miss World 2008 pageant at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday 13th December 2008 and take the crown from current Miss World, China’s Zhang Zilin.

SOUTH AFRICA 2008

Miss Tansey COETZEE

Age: 23 Height: 170

She can speak English & Afrikaans.

 

 

Tansey grew up in Johannesburg, host for this years Miss World 2008 pageant.

She is in the process of completing a B.A. in Corporate Communications.

She wants to start her own fashion label and to run an Events Company.

She has worked as a Sales Executive for an I.T. company.

She is also interested in all forms of dance from: ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, modern, to Spanish dance.

She likes: cooking; spending time outdoors; acting; singing; listening to music; reading.

 

 

Her favorite foods are: prawns, calamari, pasta & curries.

Tansey’s motto is: “The greatest losses of all, are those from missed opportunities”.

 

Star Model Management - Johannesburg - Portfolio

(More photos available at the link above)

Tansey Coetzee, Miss Universe South Africa 2008 bikini photo winner Pageant Observer


48 posted on 11/30/2008 9:57:23 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
I don’t know about intellectual stimulation but the pages of my internet seem to be sticking together.

This may possibly be a hard drive configuration issue and some of the more tech-savvy contestants featured in the photos here may indeed be able to help you with that.

49 posted on 11/30/2008 10:04:53 AM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

The winner in every way.

50 posted on 11/30/2008 10:06:34 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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