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Miss World Announces New Format for 2017's Show


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Miss World Organization announced it will debut a month-long events called "Head to Head Challenge". The show's innovative format features 4 battle rounds:

Top 40 Round (Qualifiers from the Daily Challenge Shows)
20 Challenge Winners
5 Winners of Fast Track Events
15 Country selections made by the judging panel.

Here's the full mechanics of the show as published at Miss World website:

20 Groups of 6 Countries to go head to head for a place in the Top 40 Round (the number of countries in each group may be adjusted according to the final number of contestants). The winner of each Challenge Group will automatically qualify for the Miss World Top 40 Round.

THE CHALLENGE – ONLINE LIVE BROADCAST

1. The 6 Nations in each group with make their opening remarks followed by a presentation of themselves. This can be a combination of live presentation and pre-recorded VT. The maximum total time for each presentation (including VT) is 2 minutes.

2. After the presentations, the contestants will answer questions from the presenter and online community. This process will be part of a Group discussion and will last for approximately 8 minutes.

3. Finally, every contestant will answer the question of the day (30 to 45 seconds for each nation to answer)

HOW WILL THIS BE JUDGED?
  1. The public will be asked to choose the winner of each Group via a free vote.
  2. The presenter will open the vote to the public after the opening presentations.
  3. Voting will remain open until the start of the next Challenge event when the winner of the previous Head to Head Challenge will be announced
HOW WILL THE GROUPS BE DECIDED?

A live draw will take place to decide which countries go into which groups.

WHEN WILL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE BE COMPETING?

A schedule of the exact dates and times of each Challenge event will be issued after the Miss World Group draw takes place.

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT PLACEMENT INTHE MISS WORLD FINAL?

There will be a‘Top 40’ comprised of the following:

20 Head to Head challenge winners
5 Fast Track Event’s Winners
15 Judges selection
  1. If a contestant does not win her Head to Head challenge, she still has a chance to be in the Top 40 by winning a fast track or through judges selections
  2. This means that every country will now have their opportunity to be in the spotlight during the Miss World festival!
  3. The Online "Daily" Challenge show will be offered for free, via Miss World website, Media Partners and Social Media.
  4. All voting is free via Miss World App or Facebook ( or a free equivalent if a country cannot download the App or does not have facebook.
  5. The organisers reserve the right to amend the format and rules as may be required for the successful running of the event. The number of countries in each group may vary or be subject to change.

Credits: missworld.com

In 2014, the organization has removed the swimsuit competition as Miss World CEO Julia Morley says it 'doesn't do anything for women'. And in 2016's edition in Washington DC, one of the most spectacular and highly awaited segments of the competition "Dances of the World" has been eliminated.

The show will kick off in the city of Singapore with the arrival of the 130 beauties in October.
The prestigious pageant is slated to be held for the ninth time in China on November 18th, 2017.
The reigning Miss World Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico will pass her crown to her successor at the end of the event.

What can you say about the new Miss World battle rounds?


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