Preparations for Katrina Pavia’s much awaited participation in the next edition of the Miss World finals are well under way, and her journey in Sanya, China will soon commence.

Ms Pavia had won the title of Miss World Malta last May, under the organisation of Modelle International, who are exclusive licence holders of Miss World Jersey Ltd.

Katrina has lately presented a video clip about herself on the Miss World website, showing beautiful views of the Maltese Islands.

Nilay Camilleri, the fashion designer for Nilara created a long evening gown to be worn during the final night, with fitted organza lace and a long turquoise backtail. Custom designed shoes to match by Desiree Del Duca will complete the outfit. As in previous years, there will also be an award for Best Design, which will be presented to the winning designer. The World Fashion Designer Award which will be judged before the final night, and will be announced during the evening.

Other challenge events will be organised, including Beach Fashion, Sports and Fitness, Talent Competition and Top Model. Beauty with a Purpose will also be held where all the finalists will raise money for charity. Katrina has prepared her project and will present it upon her arrival.

She will be joining the other contestants for a tour around Sanya and other interesting cultural places.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Miss World pageant, and the final night will be held on the 19th December at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre, which was especially built in 2003 to host the Miss World finals. It is currently one of the biggest entertainment venues in the world. This is a live transmitted event and is watched by 2.5 billion people.

Katrina would like to thank all her sponsors who have helped her during her preparations and those who have made her travelling possible.

We would like to wish Ms Pavia all the best!