Alexandria Mills Crowned 2010 Miss World Amidst China-Norway Controversy

November 01, 2010 06:24:08 GMT

The 18-year-old teen from Louisville, Kentucky was named the new Miss World although her biggest rival, Miss Norway, was reportedly cheated out of the title over political issue.

Alexandria Mills Crowned 2010 Miss World Amidst China-Norway Controversy
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2010 Miss World beauty pageant has picked its winner on Saturday night, October 30 ceremony which was held in Sanya, China. Miss U.S.A., 18-year-old Alexandria Mills who is from Louisville, Kentucky, was crowned the new Miss World during the live final for the 60th Miss World.

However, the winning was tainted with claim that Mills' biggest rival Miss Norway, Mariann Birkendal, was cheated out of the title by the contest's Chinese hosts as China is reportedly furious since the Oslo-based Nobel Peace Prize committee awarded the coveted prize to the jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo earlier this month, Daily Mail reported.

"I was sure she would win," Kathrine Sorland, a Norwegian TV personality who came fourth in Miss World 2002, said on Birkendal as quoted by the site. "They must have mixed politics and business. Without jumping to conclusions I would stress that Miss World competitions have always been political. And the relations between China and Norway are very strained at the moment."

Mills was crowned the new Miss World after fighting off 115 other contestants. Mills said while crying as she received her new title, "It's a cliche but this really is a dream come true. I can't believe it's happening to me. My time has come. I'm loving it!"

During the Saturday competition, Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus, landed the first runner-up position with Miss Venezuela, Adriana Vasini, coming in second. Meanwhile, Miss Ireland, Emma Britt Waldron secured the third runner-up position, followed by Miss China PR, Xiao Tang, and Miss Norway as the fourth and fifth runner-ups respectively.


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posted by twisted on Nov 09, 2010
Seeeeee!! you don't have to be the best, you just have to be american to win.
posted by nodogeating on Nov 05, 2010
dont hate americans because we have the crown. Just be happy that we will always be better than you.
posted by Fatale on Nov 03, 2010
I think she looks beautiful and young. Far better than Norway's. The woman was so old looking, I thought she was fifty!
posted by joe\'smamma on Nov 02, 2010
I'm confused, does Miss World now move in to the Miss Universe pageant now?
posted by gani on Nov 02, 2010
even Philippines, was shut off the semifinals. she has a great impact but was obviously shut down. its because of the recent hostage crisis that strained Philippine-China relationship. China is becoming very political.
posted by sasha on Nov 02, 2010
when she is smiling its like she is crying
posted by Sasha on Nov 02, 2010
she is urgly miss Botswana looks better than her
posted by digley on Nov 01, 2010
We here in Louisville, KY have long known that our city and it's beautiful women, plus the Ky Derby, are a well guarded secret. Best of everything for Alexandria. Jon
posted by zainal on Nov 01, 2010
I wish the winner could be more beautiful and elegence....but what can you say...

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