Miss World 2016 contestants meet the children of the US Dream Academy

05 Dec 2016 | Angelopedia

Miss World 2016 is going to be exciting in many ways. Its interesting venue, exciting events and beautiful contestants are just few reasons. The main axiom of the pageant, “Beauty with a Purpose”, was exemplified during the Christmas Brunch organised by Miss World.

Amidst various events and activities, the contestants met the children from the US Dream Academy. The contestants arrived at the Gaylord Convention Centre to meet 112 children from US Dream Academy, aged between 8-17 years. US Dream Academy is an afterschool program that works to provide opportunities for underprivileged children via mentorship, education and community building.

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Miss World 2016 contestants meet the children of the US Dream Academy


The 119 contestants welcomed the students, who were shy at first, but slowly the delegates and the children started to bond.  The contestants and students sang, danced, and were involved in various activities including gymnastics, gingerbread house making, gifts, games and much more. The contestants took down the email addresses of the youth to stay in touch after the pageant.

The contestants and the students also enjoyed a magnificent buffet. The Miss World Organisation had a chat with the Director of US Dream Academy, C. Diane Wallace Booker, who talked about their experience at the event and of the brunch. 

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We are so thankful to Julia Morley and the Miss World Organization for this incredible day. I could truly see the love from each and every contestant, they gave such a warm welcome and interacting with adults is really good for the children. Our academy works to build character and more importantly build dreams, we provide multiple services to our children who may come from broken families or schools that aren’t quite meeting the standards. We want to keep them engaged everyday after school.”

The Miss World Organisation will be donating 20 IPADs each to two of the Dream Academy locations to help the organisations with their mission of helping children access modern technology.