Rolene Strauss of South Africa (C) is crowned Miss World 2014 at the ExCel Centre in east London
Rolene Strauss of South Africa (C) is crowned Miss World 2014 at the ExCel Centre in east London, December 14, 2014. Reuters/Toby Melville

Approximately 1 billion people around the world will watch “Miss World 2015” on Dec. 19 when it airs from the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China.

At the end of the event, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss of South Africa will pass her crown to her successor.

The contestants who are predicted to win the pageant are, Miss Australia (Tess Alexander), Miss Vietnam (Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê), Miss Philippines (Hillarie Parungao), Miss Brazil (Catharina Choi) and Miss India (Aditi Arya).

Miss Brazil is the first half-asian Brazilian to represent the country in prestigious pageant competition. In 2013, she was hailed as Miss Earth representing Korea.

Miss Australia hopes to be the third Australian to have won the Miss World Title since 1968 and 1972. The 23-year-old stunner works as a personal trainer and is passionate about health and fitness.

Miss India is a 22-year-old Business and Finance student at a university and wants to work in sustainable development frameworks that guide governments and businesses to allocate resources efficiently.

Miss Philippines is a nursing graduate who aims to use her new found fame to provide care for impoverished children around the world.

Lastly, Miss Vietnam is an actress in her home country who wants to focus on humanitarian issues and establish a children’s charity post her win.

Miss Philippines, Miss India and Miss Vietnam are all in contention for People’s Choice Award, which is based on the votes cast via Miss World App. Meanwhile, Miss Australia and Miss Brazil were selected as finalists for Beauty with a Purpose.

Miss Australia has been shortlisted for the award for her work with the indigenous communities for the past 5 years while Miss Brazil has been recognised for her efforts in a project called “All Against Leprosy,” which aims to help battle the stigma around people suffering from leprosy.

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