Pageants Princess Paradise

Miss World 2000 contestants

Here come the girls. Fighting for their own sparkling glass (well, rhinestone) tiara. The Miss Universe Pageant tonight will bring together the some of the most dazzling women on the planet (though I think other planets in the Universe have neglected to send entries again this year). It’s no surprise that one of the most dazzling places on planet Earth, is such a draw to the pageant beauties. A backdrop befitting their admired backsides (and all their other parts).

The tough question is how does a judge begin to discriminate between diverse and stunning beauties? It is a question I’ve had to ask myself in terms of filtering the top beauties to include in the Maldives Complete “Beauty Base”. Literally thousands of the bright and beautiful are drawn to Maldivian shores every day. And in the Instagram age, most of them are sharing their most photogenic snaps. So, I’m using a rough methodology to filter the top ones for inclusion…

  • Profile
    • IMDB entries – profile as an actor
    • Social Media followers
  • Portraiture (Composition)
    • Waterside – The seascape is the centre stage of the Maldives’ colourful backdrop tapestry
    • No sunglasses – I find sunglasses make the picture less personal and compelling
    • Colours – Vibrancy of colours both in the background and of the outfit (and I’m not adverse to the poster doing a bot of post-production colour saturation with Photoshop)
  • Pose – more interesting poses flatter the subject and make the picture more interesting.
  • Portfolio (Completeness) – I aspire to get every resort and every country featured so the bar is lower for those I am missing.
    • Resorts
    • Countries
  • Pulchritude (Beauty) – ok, this is totally subjective.

A number of pageants have held their photoshoots in the Maldives (eg. Miss France). By far the biggest example, is Miss World 2000 which hosted in a variety of Maldives resorts for swimsuit shoots and is responsible for 9 of the top 20 beauty queens on the list (see ranking table below) is topped by Miss World herself, Priyanka Chopra…

1. Priyanka Chopra (India) – Nika: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Nika - Priyanka Chopra

2. Laury Thilleman (France) – Coco Bodu Hithi: Miss France 2011 Pageant

Coco Bodu Hithi - Laury Thilleman

3. Jamillette Gaxiola (Mexico) – One & Only Reethi Rah: Miss Mexico 2009

One and Only Reethi Rah - Jamillette Gaxiola

4. Ami Haruna (Japan) – Veligandu: Miss Tokyo

Veligandu - Ami Haruna

5. Patricia Kaiser (Austria) – Filitheyo: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Filitheyo - Patricia Kaiser

6. Anna Andress (Ukraine) – One & Only Reethi Rah: Miss Ukraine Universe

One and Only Reethi Rah - Anna Andress

7. Georgia Horsley (United Kingdom) – NIYAMA: Miss England 2007

NIYAMA - Georgia Horsley

8. Linda Lindorff (Sweden) – JA Manafaru: Miss Sweden

JA Manafaru - Linda Lindorff

9. Luo Zilin (China) – The Residence: Miss China 2011

The Residence - Luo Zilin

10. Jimena Rico Toro (Bolivia) – Sheraton Full Moon: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Sheraton Full Moon - Jimena Rico Toro

11. Jacqueline Ntuyabelikwe (Tanzania) – Angsana Ihuru: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Angsana Ihuru - Jacqueline Ntuyabelikwe

12. Carina Tyrell (United Kingdom) – Cinnamon Dhonveli: Miss England 2014

Cinnamon Dhonveli - Carina Tyrell

13. Jessica Buch (USA) – Coco Bodu Hithi: Miss IN Teen USA

Coco Bodu Hithi - Jessica Buch

14. Ivanka Peytcheva (Bulgaria) – Filitheyo: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Filitheyo - Ivanka Peytcheva

15. Yulia Obraztsova (Russia) – Cheval Blanc Randheli: Miss Moscow

Cheval Blanc Randheli - Yulia Obraztsova

16. Renee Henderson (Australia) – Filitheyo: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Filitheyo - Renee Henderson

17. Vanessa María Cárdenas Bravo (Venezuela) – Filitheyo: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Filitheyo - Vanessa María Cárdenas Bravo

18. Rhonda Rosemin (Trinidad and Tobago) – Nika: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Nika - Rhonda Rosemin

19. Olena Scherban (Ukraine) – Sheraton Full Moon: Miss World 2000 Pageant

Sheraton Full Moon - Olena Scherban

20. Elodie Paillardin (France) – Coco Bodu Hithi: Miss France Pageant

Coco Bodu Hithi - Elodie Paillardin

 

Name Country Resort Total Points Notes Instagram Followers Twitter Followers Facebook Likes/Followers YouTube Views
1 Priyanka Chopra India Nika 26 Miss World 2000 Pageant

2,900,000

10,900,000

16,657,000

9,309

2 Laury Thilleman France Coco Bodu Hithi 14 Miss France Pageant

226,000

270,000

36,689

3 Jamillette Gaxiola Mexico One & Only Reethi Rah 11 Miss Mexico 2009

49,200

1,159

8,558

4 Ami Haruna Japan Veligandu 11 Miss Tokyo

20.,400

9,330

21,417

5 Patricia Kaiser Austria Filitheyo 10 Miss World 2000 Pageant

4,782

1,594

5,528

17,019

6 Anna Andress Ukraine Reethi Rah 9 Miss Ukraine Universe

466,000

137

5,909

7 Georgia Horsley United Kingdom NIYAMA 9 Miss England 2007

100,000

82,500

8 Linda Lindorff Sweden JA Manafaru 8 Miss Sweden

34,000

99

9 Luo Zilin China The Residence 7 Miss China 2011

1,343

2,048

7,546

9 Gabby Epstein Australia Loama at Mamagilli 6 Miss Universe Gold Coast

1,000,000

2,048

7,546

10 Jimena Rico Toro Bolivia Sheraton Full Moon 6 Miss World 2000 Pageant

17,678

11 Jacqueline Ntuyabelikwe Tanzania Angsana Ihuru 5 Miss World 2000 Pageant

9,115

12 Carina Tyrell United Kingdom Chaaya Island Dhonveli 4 Miss England 2014

1,527

685

7,762

12 Jessica Buch USA Coco Bodu Hithi 4 Miss IN Teen USA

18,600

537

14 Ivanka Peytcheva Bulgaria Filitheyo 3 Miss World 2000 Pageant

16,494

15 Yulia Obraztsova Russia Cheval Blanc Randheli 3 Miss Moscow

241,000

16 Renee Henderson Australia Filitheyo 3 Miss World 2000 Pageant

17,019

17 Vanessa María Cárdenas Bravo Venezuela Filitheyo 2 Miss World 2000 Pageant

2,610

18 Rhonda Rosemin Trinidad and Tobago Nika 2 Miss World 2000 Pageant

482

9,309

19 Olena Scherban Ukraine Sheraton Full Moon 1 Miss World 2000 Pageant

2,610

20 Elodie Paillardin France Coco Bodu Hithi 1 Miss France Pageant

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