The 57th Miss World beauty pageant will be held on December 1 in
Sanya, a tropical coastal city on the southern tip of Hainan
Province, south China.
The resort city played host to the competition from 2003 to
Julia Morley, chairman of the Miss World Organization said her
organization and Li Boqing, vice mayor of Sanya, signed the
agreement on Friday.
Sanya is a stop on the torch relay for the 2008 Beijing Summer
Olympics, and together with the return of the beauty pageant can
spark people's enthusiasm for the Olympic Games, said Li.
Li said Sanya plans to organize a delegation consisting Miss
World beauty contestants to promote the city of Sanya and
Miss World pageant is an international beauty pageant founded in
the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. After Morley died in
2000, his widow, Julia, succeeded him and is now executive
chairwoman of the organizing agency.
(Xinhua News Agency June 18, 2007)