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Brazil’s Elís Miele Coelho crowned Miss World Americas 2019 in London, England

Elís Miele Coelho, 20, of Brazil was one of the finalists in Miss World 2019. She finished in the Top 5 in the 69th edition of the oldest running international beauty pageant in the world.

Hosted by Peter Andre and Miss World 2013 Megan Young of the Philippines, the Miss World 2019 coronation night took place at the ExCeL London in London, England on December 14, 2019 and was broadcast on E!, London Live and Univision. It featured performances by Andre, Lulu and the Misunderstood duo Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere.

It was Toni-Ann Singh, 23, of Jamaica who was crowned Miss World 2019. She bested 110 other candidates from around the world.

Runner-up to Singh was Ophély Mézino, 20, of France while Suman Rao, 21, of India was second runner-up. Nyekachi Douglas, 20, of Nigeria also finished in the Top 5.

Prior to the coronation night, Miele made it to the Top 10 in the Top Model competition. She won in the first round of the Head-to-Head challenge but lost in the second round.

Miele was also crowned Miss World Americas 2019 while Rao was crowned Miss World Asia 2019, Mézino was Miss World Europe 2019 and Douglas was Miss World Africa 2019. The other continental queens were Miss World Caribbean 2019 Tya Janè Ramey, 21, of Trinidad and Tobago and Miss World Oceania 2019 Tajiya Eikura Sahay, 26, of Cook Islands.

Headed by Julia Morley, the panel of judges included Piers Morgan, Mike Dickson, Kamal Ibrahim, Zandra Rhodes, Marsha Rae Ratcliff OBE, Miss World 1975 Wilnelia, Lady Forsyth-Johnson, Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss UK 2014 Carina Tyrell and Miss New Zealand 2015 Dr. Deborah Lambie. Two creative directors from KB Couture also served as judges.

Representing Espirito Santo, Brazil, Miele was crowned Miss Mundo Brasil 2019 (Miss World Brazil 2019) on September 3, 2019 at Dall’Onder Grande Hotel, in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She was crowned by Miss World Brazil 2018 Jessica Carvalho, who did not place in Miss World 2018.

Born on December 30, 1998, Miele attended Colégio Técnico São Francisco Xavier in São Paolo, Brazil. She was only 13 years old when she was named a Girl Outdoor Ipatinga.

In 2013, Miele completed her professional modeling course and joined in Miss Ipatinga Teen. The Brazilian model finished in the Top 10.

In 2018, the Serra native was crowned Miss Ipatinga Official and Miss Minas Gerais Be Emotion. She finished in the Top 15 in Miss Brazil Be Emotion 2018.

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