Miss World 2008 Johannesburg Final Moment Video

Miss World 2008, the 58th Miss World was held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2008. Originally, the pageant was going to take place in Kiev, Ukraine, but because of the ongoing crisis between Georgia and Russia in neighboring South Ossetia, the Miss World Organization decided to move the pageant away from Eastern Europe. 109 contestants from all over the world compete for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the 58 years of the pageant, surpassing the previous record of 107 during Miss World 2004.

Russian contestant Kseniya Sukhinova has won the Miss World 2008 competition at a ceremony in South Africa. Miss Sukhinova is from Siberia, studying for an engineering degree.

Trindad and Tobago's Gabrielle Walcott was second runner-up and India's Parvathay Omanakuttan was first runner-up, from among 109 contestants.

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Miss World 2008 Johannesburg Final Moment Video

Interview Ksenia Sukhinova (Russian: Ксения Сухинова)

Kseniya Sukhinova from Russia, center, stands with first princess Parvathy Omanakuttai from India, left, and second princess Gabrielle Walcott from Trinidad and Tobago, right, during the Miss World contest in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. Miss World 2008 more photos

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