Welcome To Miss World 2013!
02 September 2013
With the arrival of our first guest, Miss World 2013 has officially begun!
Arriving in the early hours of the morning, Malta’s Donna Borg Leyland was the first contestant to arrive at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, our home for the next week!
After a much needed rest, we caught up with an excited Malta to see how she was settling in."I'm Finally here." she said. "The people here are so nice, its great to be already meeting some of the contestants.. I think i am falling in love with the place already."
When asked what she was most looking forward to, she said "To the adventure, to everything that we will be doing."
Later this evening Jamaica’s Gina Hargitay was the second contestant to arrive. Looking forward to the coming weeks, Gina says she is “Extremely excited….. It’s a very new experience for me. I’ve never been to this side of Asia let alone this side of the World before. It’s a beautiful country. It reminds me a lot of home, apart from the architecture which is very different. I am looking forward to seeing more of the country especially the temple visit.”
When asked about what she is looking forward to the most, she said “Learning from all the other girls, learning about all the other cultures, and immersing myself in the whole experience.”
Our third arrival of the day was Loraine Quinto of Guatemala. She said that her chance to be at Miss World was "A dream come true. My mother was a participant at Miss Guatemala in 1986. Unfortunately she did not win, but it is great for me to be able to enter now, she is so proud. I am looking forward to the experience of my life."
Located on the dramatic coastline of south west Bali, with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean and picturesque sunsets, the Nirwana Bali Resort is a place of unimaginable beauty, the perfect location to host the world’s most beautiful women. With grounds surrounding the iconic Tanah Lot rock formation, the area contains rich cultural as well as aesthetic beauty.
Tomorrow the main groups of arrivals will fly into the tropical paradise of Bali, and the official welcoming to Indonesia will take place, 'Bali Style'. The Unique Cultural Heritage of the island will be showcased, with traditional dancers, music, and celebrations as the contestants from all over the world unite for the first time here at the Nirwana Bali Resort.