In a collaboration, the Miss World Organization has joined forces with SonyLIV for the exclusive broadcast of the 71st Miss World Festival, set to captivate audiences across the globe.
The festival, spanning from February 18 to March 9, 2024, will be hosted at iconic venues in India, marking the return of Miss World to the country after 28 years.
The pre-launch conference at Hotel The Ashok in New Delhi witnessed a star-studded gathering of Miss Worlds, including current titleholder Karolina Bielawska and former winners Toni Ann Singh, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Manushi Chillar and Stephanie Del Valle. This marked a momentous occasion as these Miss World luminaries united for the first time, setting the stage for a spectacular Grand Finale, a media statement said.
The 71st Miss World Festival will kick off with “The Opening Ceremony” and “India Welcomes the World Gala” at Hotel The Ashok on February 20, followed by the grand finale at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai on March 9.
This global event will be streamed and telecast worldwide, offering viewers an unparalleled experience.
Chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization Julia Morley expressed her gratitude and excitement for the return of Miss World to India, stating, “A big thank you to Jamil Saidi for his herculean efforts to make this return to India a reality. We have assembled the very best team for the 71st edition.”
SonyLIV, announced as the exclusive streaming platform for the Miss World Beauty Pageant, is gearing up to provide an engaging and immersive live telecast of the global spectacle.
Danish Khan, Business Head, Sony LIV, and StudioNext, expressed delight at the partnership, acknowledging the unique grace, purpose, and cultural diversity that Miss World represents.
Joining the production team as a partner is Endemol Shine, recognized globally for entertainment television. Rishi Negi, Group COO of Banijay Asia & EndemolShine India, expressed enthusiasm for bringing their production expertise to one of the most celebrated events worldwide.
Miss World advisor in India, Munish Gupta, highlighted the significance of the festival, stating, “The Miss World Festival brings together 120 countries in a Celebration that reinforces the motto of ‘VasudhaivaKutumbakam,’ (The World Is One Family).”
The festival lineup includes various events, such as Beauty With A Purpose Presentations, Head-To-Head Challenge Final, Miss World Sport Challenge, World Top Designer Award & Miss World Top Model, Miss World Talent Final, Multimedia Challenge, Miss World Red Carpet Special, and the Grand Finale.