Brace yourselves Port Elizabeth men (and some women!), time to hit the gym, go for that shave and brush up on the foreign language of your choice. I have already been offered huge amounts of cash (and other stuff) from the red blooded men in the media room at the Chevrolet Warriors vs Nashua Titans (keep up with all the action by following the live blog this afternoon: Thursday 12 November 2009- click on the higlighted link)currently underway at Axxess DSL St Georges in Port Elizabeth.
But, armed with my chastity belt, courtesy of the Longhair, this is one assignment that just screams out, “Your country needs you!”. I shall answer the call and once more dear friends; “Unto the breach I go!”
The Miss World contestants will grace fair Port Elizabeth with their presence from 16th to 19th November 2009. They will be participating in the “Miss World Sport” leg of the competition at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 18 November. Guys, sorry for you, but this event is closed to the public.
The hosting of the Miss World contestants is a coup for hosts, East Cape Tourism Board, as ECTB CEO, Zola Tshefu said this afternoon at the Shamwari Townhouse (Sorry Babe they DID have Sushi for snacks and I made a pig of myself, just for you!); “This is an exciting event for us, as a province, as the girls will become ambassadors for the Eastern Cape Province and Port Elizabeth” adding that the Eastern Cape was inviting the Miss World contestants to “…come and have the adventure of your life in the Eastern Cape.”
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism CEO, Fezikile Tshiwula added that this event contributed to an; “..unexpected double bonanza for Nelson Mandela Bay,” as it occurs straight after the Japan Bafana Bafana friendly being played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday 14 November.
The Miss World Contestants will compete in various sports on the 18th; a gladiator course, an adventure zone, a relay race and archery. The points earned at this event accumulate towards their final points for the competition.
Ticket sales from a gala event on the 17th will be used to benefit the Vistarus Haven in Sidwell.
Charity is a major component for Miss World with it’s “Beauty for a Purpose” tagline. In Africa Miss World has donated millions of rands to charities such as Operation Hunger and the Nelson Mandela Trust.
With four different television crews and hordes of print, web and other media following the Miss World contestants, Port Elizabeth is sure to get a major boost for their tourism industry in the lead up to the Soccer World Cup in 2010.
The Miss World final takes place on 12 December at Gallagher Estate on Gauteng and with more than a billion television viewers, the Eastern Cape and Port Elizabeth can expect massive exposure from this coup.
Eastern Cape – Came to the Adventure Province.
South Africa’s entrant in the Miss World Contest is Tatum Lucy Keshwar, 25 and 181 centimetres tall
Information: courtesy of MyPE – with permission from the “editor”.
|Posted by: mype on Thursday, November 12 @ 15:11:17 SAST|