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Hong Kong beauty clinches Mrs World

- LERATO MAFIFI Hong Kong · South Africa · Africa · Peru · Belarus · Costa Rica · Giuliana Rancic · Ekurhuleni Municipality

PEO­PLE from all cor­ners of the world de­scended on Em­per­ors Palace to wit­ness the Mrs World beauty pageant at the week­end.

Hosted for the first time in South Africa, the event saw 40 of the world’s most beau­ti­ful women com­pete for the ti­tle.

Hosted by Katlego Maboe, the fi­nal­ists were then cut down to the top six and then the top three.

The event was hosted in the Centre Court of Em­per­ors Palace in Kemp­ton Park.

Mrs Hong Kong, Alice Lee Gian­netta, who took the crown from last year’s win­ner, Gi­u­liana Ze­val­los of Peru, said win­ning meant she would be able to do more to help those who were less for­tu­nate in her coun­try and around the world.

“I have a pas­sion to look af­ter those in need. I am in­volved in many fe­male-em­pow­ered projects. So win­ning this is more of a self­less achieve­ment, be­cause it’s all about the next per­son,” Gian­netta said.

Mrs Be­larus and Mrs Costa Rica were the first and sec­ond run­ners-up, re­spec­tively.

Al­though she did not win the crown, Mrs South Africa Ni­cole Cap­per made it into the top six.

The 40 women ar­rived in the coun­try last week. They went on a her­itage tour of Ekurhu­leni and on sa­fari at the Lion and Sa­fari Park. The group were also treated to a cul­tural tour of the Lesedi Cul­tural Vil­lage. On Fri­day, a pre­lim­i­nary round was held.

 ??  ?? WOR­THY WIN­NER: Mrs Hong Kong Alice Lee Gian­netta is crowned Mrs World. South Africa hosted the Mrs World beauty pageant at the week­end, where 40 of the globe’s most beau­ti­ful women com­peted for the cov­eted ti­tle.
WOR­THY WIN­NER: Mrs Hong Kong Alice Lee Gian­netta is crowned Mrs World. South Africa hosted the Mrs World beauty pageant at the week­end, where 40 of the globe’s most beau­ti­ful women com­peted for the cov­eted ti­tle.

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