Miss World 2021 Head to Head Challenge Interview – Group 8

02 Dec 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The 70th edition of Miss World pageant, Miss World 2021, is set to be held on 16th December 2021 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico where Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the end of the event finale. There was no pageant held in 2020 due to the rampant spread of Covid-19 across the world.

While almost all the delegates have finally arrived in the host country and have begun with the registration process for the competition, the Miss World organization has officially drawn groups for the Head to Head challenge of the 70th edition of the pageant.

The organization has recently begun with the group interviews for the challenge and the first interview that has been uploaded by the organization is of Group 8 including Estonia, Botswana, St. Lucia, Iceland, Italy and Tunisia.

The round was hosted by Vanessa Ponce de Leon Miss World 2018 and Jack Heslewood Miss World 2019. The stunning hosts introduced the challenge as they introduced the contestants, shared their presentation videos and asked questions and finally the contestants were asked questions at the end of the round.



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As the divas introduced themselves and took the audience through their beautiful countries, sharing about their cultures, people and beliefs. They also shared their passions and Beauty with a Purpose projects. Towards the end of the round, the six divas were all randomly questioned by the hosts.

First up to face the question was Estonia. Karolin Kippasto was asked, “What is the biggest challenge women face today?” She confidently answered, “I think the biggest challenge is women try to be too much perfect through social media to every field they put so much stress on their selves, so I think we should be thankful for who we are in our heart and in our mind because outlooks doesn’t matter if you don’t have a heart inside and I think perfection isn’t best choice. The best thing is that you’re true to yourself and that you are embracing your beauty and you love yourself in every way.”

Second question was thrown at Botswana who was asked about the best advice she would give the next generation. Palesa Molefe shared, “When I think of the future leaders of tomorrow, I think of innovators, I think of people who will break boundaries and succeed things that have already been met. I think of people who think outside of the box, I think of people who want to include different communities in projects that will propel us forward to be more technologically advanced and socially aware of our surroundings. I would urge the next generation to be those people. I would urge them to make seats, mix them on the table, to create space for bigger conversations to be had. People are different, we all have different minds, we think so differently to one another and that’s the beauty of us as people. Let us include each other in those conversations so that we can come up with greater solutions to the problems that we have right now.”

Next up, St.Lucia’s Tyler Theophane was asked, “Besides winning your national title, what is one thing you are proud of?” Before answering the question, the diva proudly shared completing 15 years in pageantry and went on to say, “When I first decided to leave the job I was previously in, I had no clue what it is that I was going to do, however currently, I am the senior supervisor at my institution and that only happened within two and a half years, so I am extremely proud of myself, my growth and my development.”



Iceland’s Hugrun Egilsdottir was asked about the qualities she thinks Miss World should have. She answered, “To nurture, to care and to love, to be able to be herself and spread lovely messages all around the world not just to women but to men as well.” Following next, Italy was asked, “What was the most inspiring moment in your life?” to which Claudia Motta answered, “The most beautiful moment for sure was after I won Miss Italy and had the opportunity to do so many things in the social sector, something I had dreamed of since I was a kid. It is no coincidence that I am now studying law and I am very much connected to the subject, so I hope and dream that I can truly on this path.”

Concluding the round with Tunisia, Amani Layouni was asked, “Who is your role model?” She answered, “All successful women are role models and I consider my mother as a role model to me. She has always been there for me, a stream of love, dedication and unconditional support. I’m here today in Miss World because of her. She always encourages me in everything and always asks me to follow your dreams.”

The divas from all over the world will move forward in the 15 groups drawn by the organization, where each group will have a winner and then two by two winners will compete with one another until one ultimate winner is determined through voting on the Miss World website, who will then get an automatic spot in the top for the final night. In this challenge, each of the ladies are being given the chance to speak about their passions and Beauty with a Purpose projects.