Miss World 2009 Contestants attend the Charity Dinner

Miss World 2009 contestants help to raise over $400,000 for Variety International Children’s Fund.

120 Miss World 2009 candidates came together for the Miss World Charity Dinner, in aid of the Variety International Children’s Fund. Guests were invited to The Grosvenor House Hotel in London for a fantastic evening of world class entertainment to see this year’s Miss World contestants introduced on stage for the first time.

Invited guests were amazed by the spectacular display of auction gifts brought in by this year’s Miss World 2009 delegates as they arrived.

Before dinner was served the contestants were presented on stage in their groups before joining guests at their tables for dinner. As guests dined giant screens showcased what a spectacular Miss World final destination Johannesburg will be.

The Wycombe Orpheus choir entertained guests as they ate their first course before Lindiwe Mahlangu CEO of Johannesburg Tourism Company, gave a speech expressing Johannesburg’s excitement at staging this year’s final event and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Charity Auction was the highlight of the night with gifts from competing countries going under the hammer. This year’s gifts were the best we have ever seen with a luxury holiday from Bahamas and a surfboard from the USA proving popular with the guests. Other incredible prizes included a rare necklace from New Zealand and signed Usain Bolt running shoes from Jamaica which added an incredible $13,000 to the monies raised for Variety International Children’s Fund.

The cast of Grease the musical closed the evening with a selection of songs from the one of the most popular shows currently gracing the West End stage. All contestants had a memorable evening and helped to raise an amazing total of $450,000 for the Variety International Children’s fund.

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Miss Albania
Armina Mevlani

Miss Belgium
Zeynep Sever

Miss Botswana
Sumaiyah Marope

Miss Cyprus
Christalla Tsiali

Miss France
Chloe Mortaud

Miss Netherlands
Avalon Chanel Weyzig

Miss Philippines
Marie Ann Umali

Miss Philippines
Marie Ann Umali
Miss Malaysia
Thanuja Ananthan

Miss Puerto Rico
Jennifer Colon

Miss Slovakia
Barbora Franekova

Miss Slovenia
Tina Petelin

Miss Ukraine
Evgeniya Tulchevska

Miss Venezuela
Maria Milagros Veliz

Miss Mexico
Perla Beltran

Miss Philippines
Marie Ann Umali
Miss Japan
Eruza Sasaki

Miss Sweden
Erica Harrison
Miss Tanzania
Miriam Gerald

Miss Zambia
Sekwila Mumba

/ Miss Thailand
Pongchanok Kanklab

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