World Best Designer Award at Miss World Top Model 2021

08 Dec 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss World organization hosted the Miss World Top Model 2021 competition on 7th December, 2021, where the stunning contestants showcased their best catwalks while wearing both national dress and designs made by local designers. At the end of the event, Cote d’Ivoire’s Olivia Yace was announced as the winner, while Audrey Monkam of Cameroon and Aryam Diaz of Puerto Rico were placed second and third respectively.

Apart from this, the winners for World Best Designer Award were also announced. Tara Hong of Korea claimed the first spot, while Cote d’Ivoire’s Olivia Yace and Maria Farhad of Iraq were placed second and third respectively. Olivia’s dress comprised of a top designed by Aya Koan, who also took care of her much talked about adornments and jewellery and a skirt designed by Elie Kuame, a fashion designer based in Ivory coast.


World Best Designer Award at Miss World Top Model 2021


Maria’s dress was designed by Saif Al-Obeidi who disclosed the inspiration behind it in a post, sharing,” The idea of ??the dress is inspired by the Assyrian era. It is represented by the winged bull, the most prominent traces of this era, which was destroyed and ruined by ISIS attack on the ruins of the city of Mosul. Where the large wing represents from the left the devastation and destruction and the burning of churches and mosques, in addition to the rape, captivity and restriction of freedoms to which women were subjected. The right side of the pavilion represents the new Mosul of building, urbanization, development and preservation of antiquities, and this is what beauty queen Maria Farhad aspires to in her message of peace as a queen from Iraq and from this ancient city.”

The judges table this evening included Crystal Rose Pierce, Stella Norasco, Gina Levis, Lady Wilnelia Forsyth and Joseph Da’Ponte, who had a tough decision to make as each contestant worked their magic on the runway. After an incredible show, the top thirteen delegates chosen included, France, Venezuela, Cameroon, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Czech Republic, Poland, Nicaragua, Bahamas and Dominican Republic.

Miss World 2021, the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant, is all set to be held on 16th December 2021 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.