05 August 2014
ExCeL London will host the 64th edition of the Miss World pageant on December 14 at 2.30pm. Founded in1951 and introduced as part of the 'Festival of Britain' celebrations, the internationally acclaimed beauty pageant draws in an annual audience of over a billion.
Miss World is the oldest leading international competition with a charity core called Beauty With a Purpose which raises millions of pounds for people in need across the globe.
James Rees, Executive Director, ExCeL London said: "We are delighted to have been chosen as this year's host for the Miss World Final. With our experience of world-famous, televised events such as the G20, Olympic Games and Sports Personality of the Year, we have welcomed royalty, world leaders and stars from across the globe including, most recently, William Hague and Angelina Jolie. It is this experience which will help us deliver a fabulous event and we look forward to welcoming the organisers and contestants of this hugely glamorous occasion to our ICC Auditorium."
Miss World will embrace the Christmas Spirit in London, famed for its seasonal celebrations. Throughout their stay, the contestants will visit historic venues, attend an array of festive events, and compete in a variety of sub-contests in the lead up to the Grand Final with the current Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines, crowning her successor in ExCeL's ICC Auditorium, the largest flexible auditorium in the UK.