PICTURESIn pictures: Miss World 2013 contestants

The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant, has officially begun as contestants from around the world have started arriving in Indonesia, the host country for the annual beauty contest. The Miss World 2013 finale will be held on 28th September at Sentul International Convention Center, Jakarta. A record 131 contestants from different nationalities will compete for the coveted title at the pageant. Here we look at some of the participating candidates.

Compiled by Balaram Menon, Senior Web Producer
September 7, 2013