India’s Manasa Varanasi makes it to the Top 10 of Beauty with a Purpose round

14 Dec 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The 70th edition of the Miss World pageant is all set to be hosted on 16th December 2021 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico where delegates from all over the world will compete for the coveted crown. The reigning Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Miss World is the oldest-running international beauty pageant. One of the most important elements of the pageant has been the Beauty with a Purpose event, an event established in 1972 that is celebrated during the activities prior to the Miss World pageant. It awards the contestant with the most relevant and important charity project in her nation. Since 2005 the winner automatically makes the quarter finals.



For this year’s Beauty with a Purpose challenge, the organization has recently announced the Top 10 finalists which includes India’s Manasa Varanasi who has expressed, “Heart overflowing with gratitude! India, we made it to the Top 10 of Beauty with a Purpose round at Miss World 2021!”

Manasa Varanasi’s 10-9-8 project aims to strengthen the child protection system in India. Manasa chose this name as 1098 is a child helpline number that is easy to remember yet still unknown to many people. The project is being supported by the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner, Anjani Kumar and Senior IPS Officer, Shikha Goel.



Manasa’s goal is to spread awareness how a young child in distress can reach out for help with a simple number. On the launch of her project she said, “It is a huge honour to partner with the Hyderabad City Police to generate awareness about 10-9-8 and strengthen the child protection system in Telangana. I cannot wait to share more about my Beauty with a Purpose project with you.”

Others joining Manasa in the Top 10 for Beauty with a Purpose round are Karolína Kopíncová of Czech republic, Rehema Muthamia of England, Sharon Obara of Kenya, Nellie Anjaratiana of Madagascar, Namrata Shrestha of Nepal, Tracy Perez of Philippines, Shudufhadzo Musida of South Africa, Sade Greenwood of Sri Lanka and Shree Saini of United States.

Congratulations ladies!