September 27, 2013 4:09 PM EST
Miss World 2013: Extremists Threaten To Wreck What They Branded 'Pornography' And A 'Whore Contest' [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]
Miss World was first created in the UK in 1951 by Eric Morley and is one of the oldest international beauty pageants. Miss World 2013 will be the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant to be held in September 28, 2013, at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali,Indonesia (19:30-22:00 local time GMT +8). Miss World 2012
This weekend will witness the final ten contestants parade before millions of viewers in the splendid finale of Miss World 2013. Yu Wenxia of China PR will crown her successor and Miss World 2013 at the end of this event and will be broadcast to more than 180 countries.
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You can watch the extravagant pageant live on the official website of Miss World Indonesia 2013 and the website features a live video stream. Watch the Miss World 2013 opening ceremony live here.
Numerous controversies continue to loiter around the pageant here we have rounded up all the protests and controversies perched over the 63rd edition of Miss World contest ever since the pageant commenced in Indonesia on Sept 3.
- Miss World 2013 Saturday's final moved from Jakarta to Bali due to ongoing protests by the martinet Muslims of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country
- Extremists trademark oldest international beauty pageants 'pornography'
- Intimidating to instigate spanking new protest by breaching security in Bali
- Bikini round already been axed out of respect
Watch Miss World 2013 sparks Muslim anger: Indonesian Muslims protest hosting of beauty pageant in the video below:
But the charisma and charm of the iconic competition has been overshadowed by an ongoing chorus of disapproval from Muslim extremists. Protestors have threatened to attack the pageant, which they have categorized as 'pornography' and a 'whore contest'.
"Extremist groups may be planning to disrupt the Miss World pageant...potentially through violent means," The US embassy in Jakarta warned according to www.dailymail.co.uk
The complete event is moved now to Hindu-majority Bali, where extremist influence is least due to growing protests.
But some extremists are now saying they will move to Bali to protest.
"We are going to protest against it, because it is unacceptable." Haidar Al-Hamid, head of the East Java province branch of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), told The Jakarta Globe
However, TV network RCTI, which is broadcasting Miss World released the statement:
"We are confident that the police will do everything necessary to ensure safety." Adjie S. Soeratmadjie, corporate secretary of TV network RCTI told according to www.dailymail.co.uk
The organisers have decided that the contestants will not put on bikinis during the 'beach fashion' round of the pageant. Julia Morley, chair of the Miss World Organisation said that the decision to interdict the swimsuit section was taken in order to show 'respect' for the hosts and other participating countries.
"I don't want to upset or get anyone in a situation where we are being disrespectful," Julia Morley, chair of the Miss World Organisation, said.
What do you think Miss World 2013 is going to be spectacular worth watching show or marred by the protests and controversies?
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