Alexandria Mills wins Miss World 2010 title

A soft-spoken teen from Louisville, Kentucky beat out 114 young women around the globe for the title of Miss World on Saturday evening. Alexandria Mills, 18, was the surprise winner in the 60th annual contest, which took place in southern China. Emma Wareus of Botswana came in second place and Adriana Vasini of Venezuela was placed third. The tall, American blonde recently graduated from high school and would like to become a teacher someday, according to her biography on the Miss World website.
The gala-event kicked off with a traditional Chinese dance, followed by the introduction of the 120 contestants from across the globe. The contestants set the stage on fire with an aptly titled act "Dances of the World". The glittering evening saw an opera performance, melodious symphony of saxophone and group performances by the contestants. The 22-year-old Indian beauty Manasvi Mamgai, who even failed to find a place in the top 20, was dressed in a traditional Indian attire. Mills recently graduated from high school. Her personal autobiography says she’s a vegetarian and enjoys traveling, photography and playing the French horn. Her personal motto is "The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and just never letting go of it." The 1.75-metre (5'9") beauty in white - a professional model listed with the Elite Models agency - waved to the cheering crowd at the 2,000-capacity Beauty Crown Theatre in the resort town of Sanya on Hainan island.