There are 114 women taking part in Miss World 2015 which will introduce the new format. The round with which the competition is perhaps best associated, the bikini round, has been dropped as the organisers look to modernise and ensure the competition stays relevant in the 21st century.
This year’s Miss World is extremely hard to call in terms of betting, with the new judging criteria and increased focus on communication and sports and talent competitions ensuring there is definitely value to be found across the board in betting.
Below is a glance at the favourites to win Miss World 2015:
(From top left: Sofia Nikitchuk, Marta Palucka, Hinarere Taputu, Tran Ngoc Lan Khue, Maria Alejandra Lopez) (Images sourced from www.missworld.com)
Sofia Nikitchuk – Russia (4/1)
A graduate of Management Studies from the Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Sofia Nikitchuk now works full time as Miss Russia.
Marta Palucka – Poland (4/1)
Currently enrolled on a Management Masters course, Palucka is also a qualified horseriding instructor and is the current Polish rep for World University Equestrian Federation.
Hinarere Taputu – France (6/1)
Born and raised in Tahiti, Taputu studied at the VATEL International Business School.
Tran Ngoc Lan Khue – Vietnam (6/1)
An actress and MC in her native Vietnam, Tran Ngoc Lan Khue graduated from hometown University of Ho Chi Minh City with a degree in humanities.
Maria Alejandra Lopez – Colombia (8/1)
Lopez is currently studying Industrial Engineering at the Technological University of Pereira.
Best priced odds courtesy of Oddschecker