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18.05.2012 General News

Miss World 2011 storms Ghana

By Ghanaian Chronicle
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The world's most beautiful lady, Ivian Sarcos, 22, winner of the 2011 edition of the most prestigious beauty pageant on earth, Miss World, is set to visit Ghana from the 19th to 23rd of this month.

Accompanying Sarcos, who hails from the Southern American country of Venezuela, is a full entourage of the Miss World team, including the first and second runner-ups from the Philippines and Puerto Rico, Miss World Europe, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Miss World organisation, Julia Morley, and some members of the international press among others.

This historic visit by the reigning Miss World forms part of plans by the Miss World organisation to support winners of the beauty pageant with a purpose award.

This is an honour to contestants who have made real differences in the lives of people in their countries, especially, those of underprivileged children. Miss Ghana 2010, Stephanie Karikari, was a joint winner of the award at the Miss World 2011 event.

Stephanie Karikari seeks to build a state of the art nursery for a day care facility at Ayalolo. This is to help the children at the Sodom and Gomorrah slum in the Central Business District of Accra.

A Charity Ball will be held on 22 May 2012 at the Banquet Hall, State House, to help raise funds for Stephanie Karkari's nursery project. During this exclusive and special event, the Miss Ghana 2012 pageant will be launched. Limited tickets are available for just 400 guests. To make a purchase, call 0302 763986 or 0246302325.

The Miss World team will also pay courtesy calls on very important personalities in and outside the capital, Accra. In addition, they will visit some important tourist attraction sites.

'We're going to Ghana to work on a project there. And I know that she's a down-to-earth person and she won't be afraid to get her hands dirty,' Miss World Chairman and Chief Executive Julia Morley, told news agency AFP.

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