Marine Lorphelin is Miss France 2013. She represented country at Miss World 2013.
Marine was born on March 16, 1993 in the city of Mâcon. Describing herself as hardworking, she is currently a 2nd year medical student with aspirations of travelling the world helping its people before becoming a paediatrician or obstetrician. Marine has practiced athletics and gymnastics at a competitive level, winning “Vice Championnes de France” for her athletics team in the past. Her favourite author is Anna Gavalda, she enjoys listening to Lana del Ray, and her favourite food is Italian Cuisine.
Kirsty Heslewood is Miss North London 2013, Miss Hertfordshire 2012 and Miss England 2013. She will represent England in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Her height is 178 cm, measurements: bust - 81, waist - 66, hips - 86.
Lucie Kovandová is Miss Czech Republic World 2013. Her height is 170 cm, measurements: bust - 91, waist - 63, hips - 90.
Lucie was born on November 6, 1993 in the populous city of Brno before moving to Dolni Kounice as she was growing up. Currently a student, Lucie has ambitions of becoming a speech therapist. To that end she has plans of enrolling into pedagogical university. Lucie describes herself as “friendly, sociable and loyal to her family and friends”. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of sports, her favourite music is dance music, Harry Potter is her favourite book series and she plays the flute. Her favourite food is sushi.
Oksana Moria (Ukraine) is Miss Supranational 2009 pageant winner. Her height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 61, hips - 92.
Ekaterina Buraya (or Katsiaryna Buraya) is Miss Supranational 2012 pageant winner. Her height is 177 cm.
Ekaterina was born on November 5, 1988 in Bobruisk, Belarus. She is on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/katya.buraya.9
Nancy Nikolaeva Karaboycheva is Miss Bulgaria World 2013. Her height is 170 cm, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 67, hips - 90.
In her own words:
"I am from Bulgaria, a beautiful country in Europe. I am very proud to be the face of my country and I will do my best to present it well at the Miss World contest. The cause I have chosen to dedicate myself is to fight against violence and ignorance towards animals as well as the attempt to find their homes.
A little bit about me – I love being with my friends and doing a variety of sports. I was a volleyball player and I’m very discipline person. I dream to travel all over the world. I also like drawing caricature".
Maria Velichko (or Maryia Vialichka) is Miss Belarus World 2013. Her height is 177 cm, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 60, hips - 92.
Maria is currently enrolled in a 5 year degree of Veterinary Medicine at the Vitebsk State Academy. An animal lover, Maria recently worked to save homeless animals in her home city as part of the ‘Take Me Home’ charity scheme. Her hobbies include playing chess, reading books on astrology, and listening to rock music. Her favourite food is Belarusian Cuisine. Maria describes herself as an open and cheerful person, and her personal motto is “Never Give Up!”.
In her own words:
I’m Maria Velichko. I feel very proud and fortunate to be representing the Republic of Belarus, a country with a long history and a great culture. Belarus is a land of vast plains and picturesque hills, thick forests and green meadows, deep blue lakes and flowing rivers. I was born in the small beautiful festival city Vitebsk.
I’m 22 years old. I am a doctor of veterinary medicine. My profession spiritually enriches a person, gives a sense of kindness, love and care. I’m interested in astrology, my hobby is hand-made. I very love my family and friends. I believe in myself and I know that world gives a road for those who know where he is going".
Hillevi Rombin (September 14, 1933, Uppsala, Sweden – June 19, 1996) was Miss Sweden and Miss Universe in 1955.
She grew up in Uppsala, Uppland and was the Swedish national decathlon champion before she competed in the pageant. A remarkable athlete, Rombin excelled in gymnastics, track & field, and downhill snow skiing. After winning the pageant, she left Sweden for Hollywood to fulfill her acting contract with Universal Pictures, part of the prize package as Miss Universe. She studied acting along with John Gavin, Clint Eastwood, and Barbara Eden, among the other contract actors. Universal put her in a couple films, with just one or two lines, to give her some exposure and experience. She was credited for small speaking roles in two films. In The Benny Goodman Story (1955) she asks for an autograph and in Istanbul (1957) she appears as a flight attendant near the film's end.
During her year reign as Miss Universe, while traveling around the U.S., she met her future husband G. David Schine, whose family was in the hotel business and would later himself be in the film and music businesses. She discontinued her acting career in order to focus on married life, soon starting a large family with Schine. They had six children, and their marriage lasted almost 40 years until their deaths together in 1996.
Christiane Martel (born Christiane Magnani; January 18, 1932, Paris) was actress and Miss Universe 1953.
Armi Helena Kuusela (born 20 August 1934, Muhos, Finland) is Miss Universe 1952. In 1952 she won the national beauty contest Suomen Neito and was presented with a trip to the United States to participate in the first-ever Miss Universe pageant, becoming its first titleholder in history. At her crowning she was only 17 years old. At the time she weighed 49 kg (108 lb), and her height was 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in).