Miss World Pageant is conducted in several phases. Delegates have to go through a long process to reach the finals of the event. In the year before the global finals, the delegate has to win her national title or a specially designated Miss World national preliminary. These events are conducted by the organizations which have been given the franchise to use the Miss World name in their country to organize the preliminary events. These events are also a long process and the participants have to pass through several rounds to emerge winner.
Winners of the national competitions appear in the global final which is
typically a month long event. A series of dinners, balls and other
activities are organized, culminating in a globally telecast final show.
The number of delegates is narrowed to 15 to 20 delegates in the final.
The winner is chosen by a panel of judges from these delegates.
Fast Track Events
Several fast track events have been introduced by the organizers in
recent years. Winners of these events are automatically qualified to
enter the final round. These fast track events are Beach Beauty (2003),
Miss Talent (2003), Miss Sport (2003), Beauty With A Purpose (2005), Top
Model (2004, 2007-2008), Personality (2003, 2008), People's Choice
(2003) and Contestant's Choice (2004).
Continental Queens of Beauty
A major change was made in 2005 when the concept of Continental Queens
of Beauty of introduced. A definite feature is followed for selecting
the Continental Queens of Beauty. Each judge divides his/her top 40
contestants in 8 groups of 5 candidates in each. The top five
contestants in the first group are awarded 8 points each. Contestants in
the second group are awarded 7 points. The points are awarded so on, and
the 5 contestants in the 8th group, are awarded 1 point. The contestant
with the highest score in the region becomes Continental Queen of Beauty
for the Region. If the process ends in a tiebreak, several formulas are
used in succession to end the deadlock.
Annual Miss World Finals are conducted by the Miss World Limited, a
privately held person. The organization was founded by Eric Morley in
1951 in the United Kingdom. Even today, the control of the organization
remains in the hands of his family. Apart from organizing the beauty
pageant, the organization has also raised millions of pounds for
charities around the globe under the banner of its 'Beauty with a