My name is Marilyn Ramos and am proudly representing my beloved country, South Africa, the home of world icon Nelson Mandela in the Miss World Pageant 2013
22 year old Marilyn was born and raised in the small town of Klorksdorp. Currently studying Interior Architecture & Marketing at university, Marilyn is also a qualified fitness instructor. Describing herself as a “passionate young lady who is driven to strive for excellence”, she has dual aspirations of opening her own fitness centre and starting an interior design firm. Her hobbies include travel and photography, and her favourite foods are fresh fruit and vegetables.
"After proudly growing up as a small town girl, Marilyn went off enjoying the city buzz of Pretoria, studying Interior Architecture. Her passion for health and fitness encouraged her to complete her qualification in personal fitness training. Standing 1.74m tall this 22 year old carries her MISS SOUTH AFRICA title with pride, as her love for her country is seen by all each day. Marilyn firmly believes that the potential hidden in her diverse country is what sets South Africa apart as the Rainbow Nation, filled with hope and revival.
Marilyn is involved with the elderly, showing appreciation to those forgotten generations who have laid solid foundations to today's society. She is a Ambassador for Cotlands, a baby home, working strongly with her motto "every child needs a Hero to become a hero". Marilyn has also become a Elandela Rhino Survivor Trust ambassador perusing awareness to save the worlds Rhinos from extinction. Being a passionate child of Christ, I strive to let the fire in me shine, providing a light for those in any dark places and being a beacon of hope for all."
A form-fitting sleeveless bodice adorned with Giorgio Armani beads, with a flowing skirt of a mermaid cut which flairs off in to a delicate train. This beautiful creation made of hand dyed organza and silk is of an aqua and sky blue colour, features a slit over the left leg and is finished off with Swarovski crystals.