Saturday, 13th of December 2008
The 58th annual Miss World contest, the longest running beauty contest in history, will be held in Johannesburg on Saturday, 13th of December, 2008. This will mark the sixth time that this gala event has been held in South Africa.
The world’s beauties will descend on Johannesburg for four weeks and visit many South African landmarks before China’s Zhang Zi Lin hands over her crown to her successor. Miss SA, Tansey Coetzee, will be representing South Africa.
It was decided that for reasons beyond Miss World’s control, it was necessary to move the final from Ukraine. When this was announced in the media, several cities/countries approached the Miss World Organisation about the hosting of Miss World 2008 Final.
Each city presented to Julia Morley, Chairman of Miss World Limited, their plan for hosting. This included details of hotel arrangements, a suitable venue to stage the final and the backing of all the parties necessary to stage a successful world class event in their city.
Julia Morley was very impressed with the bid from Lindiwe Mahlangu of the Johannesburg Tourism Company, as it not only fulfilled all the requirements to stage the final but also was backed by a young dynamic team who sincerely believe in their World Class City. Johannesburg is therefore the host city for Miss World 2008
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre.
Date: Saturday, 13th of December, 2008
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