The pre-pageant activities of Miss World 2017 have started and all of this year’s contestants are enjoying their time in china. Miss World is one of the most prestigious pageants [VIDEO]in the world along with Miss Universe and Miss International.

As soon as the candidates arrived in Sanya, a city in Hainan Province, they went straight to rehearse for “Dances of the World.” This round of the competition features the ladies wearing their national costumes and gives them the opportunity to present a dance routine that is native to their respective countries.

Fiji’s representative, Nanise Rainima performed a heartfelt act which brought the pageant judges to tears during the talent auditions held in Shenzhen on October 25, The Fiji Times Online reported.

She played the piano and sang an original piece.

Rainima dedicated her performance to her late grandmother who survived cancer before passing away a few years ago. The pageant organizers have chosen her to sing with the candidates from England and Malta during the auction event of their national gifts which was held on October 26. They sang the Miss World anthem titled “Light The Passion, Share The Dream.”

Recent activities

The candidates recently witnessed a cultural presentation at Shenzhen Theater. It was a cultural variety performance that featured performers wearing glamorous costumes. There were ballet dances, singing, and acrobatic acts during the event.

Some of the performers were also hoisted with a harness high up in the air. The presentation narrated some legends and stories from the region.

The contestants also graced a BBQ dinner event in this city in southeast China. Earlier this week, they also met with a number of women entrepreneurs and with the Shenzhen People’s Congress. They listened to inspiring stories and speeches during the forum.

Final competition

Around 120 contestants from different nations in the world will vie for the coveted title of Miss World 2017. Puerto Rico’s representative Stephanie Del Valle will crown the new winner. She was crowned during last year’s event held in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

The coronation night will be held at the Sanya City Arena on November 18. Before the final event, the girls will be tested in various competition rounds that will include sports, beachwear, evening gown, social media, and interviews.

Puerto Rico’s national pageant director has also announced that the country will not send a representative this year due to the recent calamities in this Caribbean nation. This will be the 67th edition of the pageant that started in 1951.