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Miss World 2015 Top 10 Finalists announced

The top 10 semi-finalists for the 65 edition of Miss World beauty pageant has been announced during its grand finale in Sanya, China.

Miss World Organisation has announced the top ten semi-finalists of 2015 (Getty)

Contestants who made the list are those from Russia, the Philippines, Guyana, Lebanon, Spain, Jamaica, France, South Africa, Spain and Kazakhstan.

Other ten (10) contestants who made it to the top 20 list are participants from the Netherlands, Brazil, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Sudan, Scotland, Ecuador and Northern Ireland.

Ibtimes.co.uk reports that the semi-finalists were initially chosen according to their positions on the pageant's leader board, which ranked the top 20 contestants based on their performances in the pageant's six distinct contests, including multimedia (Miss Philippines Hillarie Parungao), top model (Miss Spain Mireia Lalguna Royo), sports challenge event (Miss Namibia Steffi Van Wyk), beauty with a purpose (Miss Indonesia Maria Harfanti), talent champion (Miss Guyana Lisa Punch) and the world fashion designer award.

The Miss World 2015 pageant also announced an eleventh top contestant, Miss Vietnam, who made it to the top 11 contestants by winning the people's choice poll with maximum votes.

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The final is taking place at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya. A total 116 contestants will be whittled down to one winner, who will be crowned by the reigning Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss of South Africa.

Ghana could not take part in this year's edition because organisers of Miss Ghana had limited time to prepare Antoinette Delali Kemavor who was crowned winner at 2015 Miss Ghana.

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