MANILA – Here is the question and answer portion for the Top 5 candidates in this year’s Miss World pageant.
MISS KENYA – EVELYN NJAMBI THUNGU
Question from Miss World 1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland: What can you do to improve education in the world?
Answer: What we can do to improve education in the world… Obviously, it begins with empowering every child to understand that education is important, and Nelson Mandela said that it is the weapon that a child can use to face the future. So first let's educate our parents that education is important and then we shall have all children on board to achieve their dreams.
MISS PUERTO RICO – STEPHANIE DEL VALLE (MISS WORLD 2016)
Question from Miss World 1975 Wilnelia Lady Forsyth of Puerto Rico: if you have an opportunity to change something about the world, what would it be?
Answer: If I have the opportunity to change something about the world, I think what I would do is send a message of how important it is to change exclusion for acceptance, to promote and provide justice for others, and the importance of helping those in need. Thank you.
MISS INDONESIA – NATASHA MANNUELA (SECOND RUNNER-UP)
Miss World 2002 Azra Akin of Turkey: How would you convince others to help their communities?
Answer: How to convince others is… Have to start from myself first. Then to start with love, then other people could see our sincere (sic) and they can inspire on how, what we do. And then [we] can continue it and share it to others again. And then one world can be one and can inspire all the world with love. Thank you.
MISS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – YARITZA MIGUELINA REYES RAMIREZ (FIRST RUNNER-UP)
Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia: What do you think should we be teaching the next generation about protecting our planet?
Answer: I think we should be teaching our next generation to protect our planet. This is the only one we have. We shall protect Mother Earth. We should all be together and encourage communities and contribute with making campaigns so people can collect their trash. We have already global warming. We cannot stop it but we can enhance opportunities to make it better.
MISS PHILIPPINES – CATRIONA GRAY
Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain: Which qualities do you think it will take to wear my crown?
Answer: I think, first of all, it takes bravery. To be a Miss World is to carry a burning torch. It is like action carried out by one to illuminate the lives of many. And I would dedicate my whole self, my love for the arts and my voice to try to uplift, empower and educate people. And it would be my greatest honor and duty to hold this torch high enough so that all the world could feel and see its light. Thank you.