Either France or Singapore is reportedly the host country of Miss World 2022. It will be the 71st edition of the international beauty pageant based in London, England.
Representing France in Miss World, Denise Perrier won the crown in 1953 and Claudine Auger, Patricia Barzyk, Véronique Caloc, Marine Lorphelin and Ophély Mézino were first runner-up in 1958, 1980, 1998, 2013 and 2019, respectively. Representing Singapore in Miss World, Pauline Poh finished in the Top 15 in 1976 and Vanessa Peh finished in the Top 30 in 2018.
Karolina Bielawska, 23, of Łódź, Poland was crowned Miss World 2021 by Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh, 26, of Morant Bay, Jamaica at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 16, 2022. The reigning queen will crown her successor in May 2023.
While reigning as Miss World 2021, Bielawska is pursuing a master’s degree. She scored the highest ever mark of any student in Poland the year she earned her honors degree in business management.
Bielawska visited several countries while fulfilling her duties as Miss World 2021 including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. She also graced the coronation ceremonies of Miss Northern Ireland 2022, Miss World Vietnam 2022 and Miss Botswana 2022.
More than 80 women are expected to compete for the Miss World 2022 crown. Among them are former Miss Universe candidates including Xaria Penn, 19, of the British Virgin Islands, Clémence Botino of France, Yasmina Zaytoun, 20, of Lebanon, Anna Linnikova, 23, of Russia and Ndavi Nokeri, 23, of South Africa.
Botino finished in the Top 10 at Miss Universe 2021 while Penn was unplaced in the same competition. Nokeri finished in the Top 16 at Miss Universe 2022 while Zaytoun and Linnikova were unplaced in the same competition.