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Close but not Quite! Miss Botswana Emma Wareus takes second place spot at the Miss World 2010 finale



The finale of the 2010 Miss World competition took place in Sanya, China on Saturday, 30th October 2010. 18-year-old, Alexandria Mills from the United States of America was crowned as the winner. However, it was a close call as one of the African queens, Emma Wareus of Botswana was the 1st Runner Up and Adriana Vasini of Venezuela was chosen as the 2nd Runner Up.

Among the Top 25 were several other African contestants including Miss Kenya, Miss South Africa and Miss Namibia.

The contestants have all been in Sanya over the last couple of weeks and have taken part in various mini-competitions including the Miss World Sportswoman and Miss World Top Model ‘fast track’ events. Miss Kenya, Natasha Metto won the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ competition for her Miss Kenya project. She is currently working with Miss Kenya 2005 to create awareness to help treat the jigger worm epidemic in Kenya.

Though the Nigerian representative, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2010 – Fiona Afoma Amuzie did not win the competition, Nigeria was well-represented as Miss World 2001, Agbani Darego, was one of the judges.

Better luck to Nigeria next time and congrats to Miss Botswana – Emma Wareus.

The Day After the Miss World 2010 pageant

The winner Alexandria Mills of the USA with runners up - Emma Wareus of Botswana and Adriana Vasini of Venezuela

Photos from the Miss World 2010 Finale

Miss World 2010 - Top 3

The 3 belles of Miss World 2010

Miss Botswana relishes her moment in the limelight

Miss Kenya

Miss Namibia

Miss South Africa

Miss World 2010

Nigeria's Fiona Afoma Amuzie with other Miss World 2010 contestants

The African Queens of Miss World 2010
Photos submitted by National Pageant Agencies

Angola - Ivaniltan de Fatima LORENCO PAULO JONES

Botswana - Emma WAREUS

Egypt - Sara EL KHOULY

Ethiopia - Hiwdt Assefa TESFAYE

Nigeria - Fiona Afoma AMUZIE

Ghana - Mimi AREME

Ivory Coast - Ines Stephanie Amoin DA SILVA BATISTA

Kenya - Natasha METTO

Lesotho - Karabelo MOKOALLO

Malwai - Ella KABAMBE

Namibia - Odile Madeline GERTZE

Sierra Leone - Neyorlyn Melrose WILLIAMS

South Africa - Nicole FLINT

Tanzania - Genevieve MPANGALA

Uganda - Heyzme Wilson NANSUBUGA

Zambia - Zindaba Lhirwa HANZALA

Zimbabwe - Samantha Ntombizodwa TSHUMA

Miss World 2010 – The Crowning Moment

Photo Credit: The Miss World Organization


  1. MuchLove

    November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    She looks so beautiful! awwww she shoulda won

    • Amour

      November 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm

      I concur. She is gorgeous. Abeg, what’s up with Miss Ivory Coast’s hair? *side eye*

    • Cherie

      November 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Please don’t hate on our miss ooo, Lol. But I agree tho, you should have seen other pictures of her, e be like say she no know what a flat iron is!

    • MuchLove

      November 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      I just decided to not comment on some contestant’s hair or ‘beauty’. Don’t wanna hate

    • Nad

      November 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

      I was going to say that and the cheap clothes even though its my country….lol

  2. Ginika Egwuonwu

    November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Miss Botswana and Miss Kenya are beautiful, not too sure of the winner. She is sooooo plane even for a beauty contestant.

    • Stella

      November 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      My thoughts exactly! Miss USA is far too plane. Botswana should have won

    • Stella

      November 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm

      Oops I meant *plain*

    • Princess William

      November 1, 2010 at 11:39 pm

      I agree with u Bots gal should have won

    • kmchwang

      November 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      plane or plain for miss USA sounds same for me. they stole from us (Africa) again.

    • Nefretiti

      November 2, 2010 at 9:08 am

      Its not all about “beauty” but “brains” as well

    • Karimah

      November 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      my sentiments 2… saw d 3 girls and i went omg… wat were d judges looking @, cuz she sure must b smart for her 2 make it to d top 3… and she sure is butiful

  3. aosgrl

    November 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Ms Botswana and Ms Venezuela appear to be prettier and more polished than Ms. USA the winner.

  4. aosgrl

    November 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    LOL i thought i heard a audible gasp as in how can! when ms usa was announced. the crowd seemed to be asking for ms ireland.

  5. Miss ATL

    November 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Wow, she’s cute!

  6. akua

    November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    she is lovely 🙂

  7. sola

    November 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    its a lie! OMG @ miss sierra loene ….like wtf???

    Miss Botswana should have won though, she’s soo pretty!

    • pellu

      November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      as in ehhh, i was wondering if that highligter was even an eyeshdow….na wa oo

    • Shosho

      November 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

      I concur

    • whosthechick

      November 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm

      lmaooooo I was like waarehell…that make up get as it be

    • missy-spectacularrr

      November 9, 2010 at 12:55 am

      that sierra leonean somebody shoulda been disqualified from the very onset~wth???

  8. lola

    November 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Now I know why MBGN is usually light skinned

    • JESSY

      November 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm


  9. DUDU

    November 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    All these white girls repping Africa sef

  10. Bee

    November 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I was soo pissed at d outcome of this yr’s Miss World. Miss Botswana deserved d crown, cuz she was more beautiful than Ms US and her 30 secs speech was d best.

    • TANGI

      November 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm


  11. Ms. Jayee

    November 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Since when did USA start winning Miss World?? she’s a plain Jane!

  12. osomelly

    November 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    miss botswana is soooo gorgeous!!!! and miss ivory coast! stunning!

  13. haaa

    November 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    i totally agree.
    if she couldnt find a better weave shouldnt she have gone natural.
    oh and the make up, wow!
    considering how well sierra leone did last year, this is emberrasing
    and i know there are way preetier girls in sierra leone

  14. Shosho

    November 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I concur…lol @ sierra loene comment

  15. Delia

    November 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    i so agree with Ginika miss USA was such a wrong choice. the African in me was rooting for the very eloquent and intelligent Miss Botswana but when she didn’t make it i switched to Miss Ireland she has more personality than Miss Kentucky fried chicken USA!!!!!!!!! and Miss Sierra Leone please fire your hair and beauty people ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF???????????????

    • Ginika

      November 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

      hmm, I have gist about the girl Ms. Bots but i would engage in dafamation of character or slander of character. As in my bff’s younger sister was in the same class here in South Africa and my bff went to the same school but obviously her senior. She is like 21years old.

    • Ginika

      November 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

      I meant I would NOT engage in the dafamation of her character or slander of character

  16. sassycassie

    November 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    miss Botswana was robbed !! She is way more beautiful,more eloquent,more intelligent and more polished than miss USA!!!!

    ,more polished and more intelligent thatn Miss USA!!!!!

    • Princess William

      November 2, 2010 at 12:01 am

      true that she was robbed poor Emma.

  17. chinnydiva

    November 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    i tot miss Botswana shlda clinched it, she is so beautiful and answered her questions confidently and articulately, i still dont understand y usa won…but then i guess…

  18. Kuku

    November 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Miss Sierra Leone? Was there a plan?? WTF???

    • Mia

      November 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      I am very annoyed at Miss S/L. How could she/they submit such a pic? There are way prettier girls back home….. btw 🙂 Ah well, like you said was there a plan? I doubt that very much!

    • lainey

      November 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      Eh bo! Girl I feel you pain cos she looks one hot mess of a mistake in that picture which I’m sure someone could have taken greater pains to make her look as a professional model/ pageant queen should! I have seen far far prettier Sierra Leonean “girl next door” types!!! A crying Shame!

  19. bellizee

    November 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Sierra lonne shldnt conpete in the next 50 years..they need to get their priorities right

    • anon

      November 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      saying they shouldnt compete is a bit much now. just beg them to choose more preetier sobar grls that know their stuff coz this girl looks clueless. 4rm d outfit to the make up to the pose; its all in shambles. totally emberrasing.
      haaaaaaaaa know ive seen way preetin girls with prospects in pagents in sierra leone. but i dnt blame her, its the people that put her there coz if ur going to enter some1 4 a pagent then u better be prepared to make them look fab. dont they realise that these pagents are a showcase to the world of the beauty that lies within a countries borders, kmt. now pple would think most sierra leonean grls look like this

  20. tots

    November 1, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    this belongs to botswana, but anyway where there s USA wht do u expect!!!!!!sierra lonne ur hair style & eye makeup killed u ,next play ur cards carefully!!!!!!

  21. mike

    November 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I would pass miss ivory coast and zambia without taking a second look

  22. ThotsAloud

    November 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    What was the criteria for Miss World this year?

  23. .............

    November 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    miss botswana shoulda won 🙁

  24. ij

    November 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    erm miss Sierra Leone how far?

    • BOS

      November 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

      LMBO… I wonder oo! in fact I have no words, smh.

  25. Bukky

    November 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Ms Sierra leone!!LMAO

  26. Personalperson

    November 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    If that is who represented Sierra Leone, then i can only imagine what the other contestants looked like…just saying!

  27. Personalperson

    November 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    The Botswana girl’s dress is like Marmite…you either love it or hate it, no grey areas.

    • Dwayne

      November 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      ooooh.. so truuee.. marmite.. u either love it or you hate it.. and i hate it.. lol..

  28. morsi

    November 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    ol boi, these other Miss(s) are a combination of Mrs and Aunties – What??? see strong strong faces .

  29. Fly

    November 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    i dont understand our miss nigeria now ahn ahn!!!!!….is this the best we could do???and her hair is soo bad!

    • ibinike

      November 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

      That’s what we get for having 5 or is 6 most beautiful girls this and that. Agbani wouldnt have clinched the crown if she had only one pageant to attend. All these one queen per pageant isnt helping pour country at all. why have a contestant for miss universe and another for miss world?

  30. Elpee

    November 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Sorry are they serious about that Sierra Leonian chick? Is that the makeup they actually used for her photo op?

    No wonder she didn’t win. I expect them to be as scared as I was when I saw the picture.

    • Aibee

      November 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      I totally agree. Whats with the golden brow shadow/highlighter/whatever?

  31. iya

    November 1, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Miss Uganda and Miss Sierre Leone must be having a laugh!!!

    Im dissapointed with Miss Nigeria and her Peter Pan looking face!! There are prettier girls on the streets of Lagos selling recharge cards!

  32. gbeborun

    November 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Did miss naija take last, becoz she was just hidden or lost among the other girls anyway i’ve just seen that there are more ugly musheshe beauty queens from Africa but am proud of miss Botswana, true beauty she should have won the crown. unu doo ho

  33. Princess William

    November 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

    not fair Miss Botswana deserved the crown,beauty with brains…

  34. istidele

    November 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

    just a regular becky

  35. sweetie

    November 2, 2010 at 12:48 am

    miss sierra leone…..maka why?????? see lips lined with black liner , in this day and age of i phone chei….SMH

  36. aDa

    November 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Watched it live n it seemed was pretty rigged to me – Miss Botswana was definitely more poised and eloquent

  37. Sally

    November 2, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Yeah miss usa is so plain…..miss botswana shoulda won

  38. kagelelo sibozi

    November 2, 2010 at 6:18 am

    i cant see the beauty of the queen. The two ladies on the sides are sooo stunning!

  39. romfe

    November 2, 2010 at 6:39 am

    miss botswana is my wife!

    • CY

      November 9, 2010 at 6:06 am

      Miss Botswana was STUNNING! Wow; a total package!! Nope, she’s already claimed.

  40. mbabazi

    November 2, 2010 at 7:47 am

    miss botswana shda won .its as simple as that.remember her 30 second speech .she is beautiful and that poise is a gift from heaven. more comments on

  41. Sandra

    November 2, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I go for Miss Ghana and Miss botswanathey have dis unique look

    • maame

      April 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      Thats true.. MIMI AREME of Ghana is too pretty and brilliant

  42. doll

    November 2, 2010 at 9:54 am

    miss botswana should have taken this

  43. lizzy

    November 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Am beginning to believe this Miss world Thingy is politicized cos if not i don’t see why Miss usa will beat miss Botswana to the crown without any iota of spctacular in her carriage, speech ,looks and all what not. Miss ivory coast is really pretty too.

  44. Damola

    November 2, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Where can one buy a large portrait/photo frame of any of the beauties.

  45. Adeh

    November 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

    i hoped miss Bots would have won,she spoke so well. but miss USA was more beautiful.

  46. mike

    November 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    we deservd the crown an bcuz of hw thns are done in the western world if u a motswana u nevr come 1st

  47. pussycat

    November 2, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    ba bangwe ke a ba gaisa ntse kele mo botswana

  48. sassycassie

    November 2, 2010 at 1:20 pm

  49. Me

    November 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I agree miss USA shouldn’t have won. Well we are proud of all of our African queens. And second place Botswana you were cheated, just keep in mind that we love you all. Is it me or does it seem like South Africa is always sending white girls? just a thought… Also the Nigerian girl is not that bad, but she does not stand out tho. What is miss Ethiopia doing? is she trying to take a booty shot?

  50. Aibee

    November 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Watched the finale on t.V and was sooooooooo convinced it would be Miss Botswana. Really dont know why they picked Miss USA though she really looked beautiful when she stepped out during the World Cup Song.

  51. aunty tawa

    November 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    when you are in a pagent they don’t expect you to wear contacts, you should be your natural self , and you wonder why miss nigeria didn’t win.


    November 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    These girls are all beautiful, it is obvious that the judges don’t look at the outward beauty only but intelligent couple with your beauty. So the judges must be right in their selection. Best of luck for Miss World

  53. 306omo

    November 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Miss Uganda with the gansta pose…. WTH!!!!

  54. africanchikito no.1

    November 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    miss Bots all d way!shikena.

  55. Nad

    November 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Miss Sierra leone…OMG…what in the world…lol

  56. Rob

    November 3, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Its clear Botswana deserved the Miss World crown. Unfortunate.

  57. stella

    November 4, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I beg, what is it with miss Sierra Leone? Is that they don’t have a make up artist or what?

  58. zainab

    November 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Miss Botswana deserved d crown, all d same Miss USA is also beautiful. Best of luck Miss USA. I love u Miss Botswana u re a Queen.

  59. me

    November 4, 2010 at 10:40 am

    ms bots was s pretty,,she shu hv won the crown nd her speech,,bst,i botswana

  60. Ajara

    November 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    ***walks in SMH*** walking back out as an embarassed Sierra Leonean thinking Can’t blame her, blame the folks who should have been working with her….ahh salone..we still have a long way to go…

  61. NINI

    November 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I really don’t understand. We have very beautiful,sophisticated girls here in Sierra Leone.She is definitely not Miss World Material.The make-up is tacky.She needs to fire her stylist or who ever.

  62. pretty tswana

    November 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    i agree with everyone who says miss botswana should have taken the crown.and im not sayn it coz shes my home girl,she answerd very well compared to the others.miss world is all about beauty with a cause.and her answer waa just perfect.

    also in many pageants before each contestant has earphones with music playing while one of them is answering.this to avoid other contestants trying to add to or copy what the other has said.coz its really difficult to say anything better than what a competitor has said as long as it was very good,even though you may have not intended to copy.

    Emma deserved and still deserves the crown.if i were her id even pull out to show that i know where i stand and to show the rest of the world that being an african doesnt mean falling for being cheated before the naked eye.some beauty queens have their crowns taken away,id give it back in this case.she represents all those african girls that took pary and the rest of the african continent.just as with our riches…they got away with this one.its a shame

    congratulations emma

  63. wideeyed

    November 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    haba miss botswana shud hav brought the crown back to africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! miss usa is jst so boring and plain!!!!!!, and i rili wonder what was goin on with miss seirra leone!!

  64. konah

    November 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Miss Botswana should definatly have won,I know she must feel a bit disappointed and Miss Sierra Leone before everyone starts slamming her I want everyone in this blog blaming the organisers. The Miss Sierra Leone contest is being run by some guy who lives in the UK and can you imagine a pageant that runs until 6am in the morning to select a winner.It’s a money making scheme for the organiser,they are more competent people to organise such a pageant but he is the only person who has the license to select a Miss Sierra leone to compete in Miss World and that poor girl who they sent out to the wolves was not given any money or chaperone.she had to do her hair and make-up by herself and did I mention she was left stranded and she had to beg for funds to return back to her country.

    • Ginika

      November 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      What?! You are joking right?…I just hope its not true.

    • kmchwang

      November 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      i definitely can say even without being sierra leonian that this could be true bc our African brothers out there are barely wolves who feed on the unfortunate. that guy shld be jailed for treason and psychophysiological torment on that poor girl but i am sure SL govt wil insead crown him as in much of africa. pliz can i have a good lawer so i can sue the judges fo robbing africa once again. just look at her, miss bots, u are a beauty. and pliz do not go in again fo such a farce. learn to quit as king if your ass is kicked by a slave of yours

  65. TANGI

    November 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm


  66. sisi

    November 9, 2010 at 1:28 am

    NA WA! how about miss Lesotho? i wonder where that is sef? not every skinny girl should go for contest, except that’s all their country has got abi?

  67. 1234

    November 9, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Am I the only one thinks Kenyan is simply stunning. As for all this comment on SL looking bad how can you expect lux when ppl are suffering badly in the country- she’s a reflection of the ppl in the country. Same with Naija, Ghana… You see that suffering esp in Lesotho’s face who’s country couldn’t even afford visible eyebrow shadow (at least SL has noticeable lip liner, gloss, and eyebrow shadow with a smile on her face)… LWKMD… j/k

  68. Debra

    November 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Miss botswana.. Miss Kenya… Miss Ethiopia..Hot amazingly hot women..and why is SA being reped by a white girl? SMH!!! miss Botswana shouldve i loooove her dress.

  69. fashionpolicewoman

    November 11, 2010 at 3:16 am

    pls Miss Sierra-leone,Uganda and Malawi shouldnt have gone in the 1st place,i am prettier than them.

  70. monie

    November 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    miss botswana shuld hav won,shes prettier dan miss USA.

  71. kmchwang

    November 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    plane or plain mis usa is all of that she is no match. they stole from us (Africa) again

  72. kmchwang

    November 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    everything about miss usa is just so usa dats why dey could steal the crown just as they do many other things around the world. sorry to say but she look lik a 45 year old mother. miss bots is the real miss world; i dont care what the jury thinks.can someone giv me miss kenya’s address, i will have her fo a wife if only fo her beauty lol

  73. Bella A.

    November 15, 2010 at 11:11 am

    check out that Botswana chick, she is so cute! Think she should have won too, but like they say; its not all about the looks. So who knows wot else didn’t work for her?

  74. Naija oooh

    November 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Talk about Lesotho, I also think she is beautiful…


    November 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Miss Botswana was cheated to tel the truth,she spoke fluently with confidence,cant u see that they was bribery there,just look at the dress of miss Us ,da chair ,and the dress 4miss world 2009,they look the same.sumting happend there./….

  76. boi[pelo

    November 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    was wtchn miss world nd guess wat miss botswana was cheated, emma got all. being an african is a disadvantage im tellin u.

  77. Sparkles

    December 9, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Ms Sierra Leone has to be related to Mercy Johnson.

  78. iphie

    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Miss Serria Lone….OMG!!! dis is a joke…..cant stop laughin..

  79. onyinye

    December 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    now what is it with these venezuelan women….what do they eat?…they`re so beautiful

  80. onyinye

    December 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    as for miss sierra leone….they need to flog her stylist….the hair and make-up is terrible

  81. Riya

    December 21, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I’ve just got one word for Miss Sierra Leone: Hahahahahaha!

  82. leatile reginald mphee

    April 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    our miss Botswana EMMA WAREUS was cheated everybody well knows dat she won

  83. Tell the truth

    June 21, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Miss Botswana is way more beautiful, so is Miss Venezuela but im sure there were other criteria beyond beauty…

  84. Silver

    August 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Are this girl really beautiful?

  85. tobi

    September 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

    miss sa is it

  86. DEE

    June 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Bellanaija Abeg free me o naija was not well represented o!!! Gosh some Africans countries needs to be checked are they that ugly in there country or is it underdevelopment or cn they possibly field this kinds of contestants am sure not going to mention names., I COMMENT MY RESERVE

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