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Miss Bahamas Braneka Bassett at her best‏ in China
By Miss Bahamas blog
Oct 12, 2010 - 2:56:24 PM

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CHINA - Miss World contestants on the move The 2010 Miss World contestants recently visited Shanghai, China. Were they toured many sites. The next stop is Sanya China were the finals were the finals will be held on October 30th. While in Sanya the contestants will attend Expo Sanya.

The contestants in Miss World 2010 have landed in Sanya and been welcomed by management and staff at their home in China, the Crowne Plaza Sanya.

Waking up to glorious sunshine after an early hours arrival, the girls tucked into fantastic buffet brunch before heading into Sanya city for a welcome parade through streets lined by thousands of cheering locals.

After the parade, the contestants attended a welcome reception at the Crowne Plaza, attended by Sanya government dignitaries and hotel management. Tempura and teriyaki stations served delicious vegetables and prawns, and scallop canapés were circulated, while the girls let their hair down and danced to the entertaining house band.

It’s fair to say that day one in Sanya has been packed with activities and the contestants have gone to sleep in the knowledge that they will wake tomorrow in China’s sunshine paradise, Sanya.

Next stop on the Miss World 2010 tour of China was Shanghai, where the contestants visited EXPO and were hosted to a gala dinner, before heading south to Sanya on the island of Hainan.


The contestants were blown away as they took a private boat tour of Shanghai’s famous river district. On their first night in the world class city, the young women cruised the river in amazement as their charter boat passed the many incredible neon-lit skyscrapers which fill your view at every turn.

The deck was crowded as the girls gathered to take photographs and generally just soak up the amazing atmosphere of Shanghai at night.

After the luxury cruise, the contestants returned to their hotel in Shanghai, alive with the spirit of the city at night.


National hero and one of history’s great warrior and empire builders, Genghis Khan (founder of the Mongol Empire) inspired the second day of the Miss World contestants’ visit to Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

After breakfast in one of Ordos’ top hotels, the contestants drove to Genghis Khan’s Mausoleum and cultural experience on the far reaches of the city boundaries. Built between 1954 to 1956 by the government of the PRC in the traditional Mongol style, this Mausoleum is not the real burial place of the Khan, which has never been discovered; it is a cenotaph, where the coffin contains no body, but only headdresses and accessories. 

During lunch at a nearby Mongolian tent, contestants were awed by an incredibly colourful performance of the life of Genghis Khan in song and dance, complete with warriors marching through the audience and acrobatic archers on stage. To complete the visit, they were photographed on stage with the performers.

In the afternoon, the coaches travelled to a small community on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia to be welcomed by a band of local folk musicians. They were then blessed by the resident shaman before watching a show of Mongolian wrestling. Their visit closed with a thrilling display of horse skills by local performers.




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