Miss World contestants Miss France, Clemence Oleksy, (L) Miss Spain, Carla Garcia Barber, (2nd L) Miss Italy, Tania Bambaci, (3rd L) Miss Germany, Sabrina Reitz, (3rd R) Miss Netherlands, Jill Lauren De Robles, (2nd R) and Miss Belgium, Justine Jonckheere, (R) pose for photographers during a photocall opposite Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, on October 31, 2011. The Finals of Miss World 2011 will be held on November 6, 2011, at London's Earls Court.

Miss World 2011 contestant, Miss Canada Riza Santos poses for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World contestants Miss China, Liu Chen (L) Miss Japan, Midori Tanaka (2nd L) Miss India, Kanishtha Dhankhar (3rd L) Miss Hong Kong, Hyman Chu (2nd R) and Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais, (R) pose for photographers during a photocall opposite Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, on October 31, 2011. The Finals of Miss World 2011 will be held on November 6, 2011, at London's Earls Court.

Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Netherlands Jill Lauren De Robles, Miss France Clemence Oleksy, Miss Italy Nunziata Bambaci, Miss Spain Carla Garcia Barber, and Miss Germany Sabrina Reitz, leave after posing for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestant, Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez poses for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss England Alize Mounter has her dress adjusted as she poses for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: In this handout provided by Miss World Ltd, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter poses beside the Thames during a photocall as part of the Miss World 2011 UK Tour, on October 31, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. The tour celebrates Miss World's 60th birthday. The final of the competition will take place in Earls Court, London on Sunday 6th of November.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: In this handout provided by Miss World Ltd, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter poses beside the Thames during a photocall as part of the Miss World 2011 UK Tour, on October 31, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. The tour celebrates Miss World's 60th birthday. The final of the competition will take place in Earls Court, London on Sunday 6th of November.

An assistant adjusts the hair of Miss Australia Amber Greasley before she poses with fellow Miss World 2011 contestant, Miss New Zealand Mianette Broekman in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestant, Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez poses for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestants, Miss Australia Amber Greasley (L) and Miss New Zealand Mianette Broekman pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.


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29th October 2011
Qualifiers announced for Beach Beauty 2011!

The beach beauty contestants were so great this year that the judges chose 36 qualifiers instead of 20! The the 36 qualifiers for beach beauty are Argentina, Aruba, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, France, England, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Belarus, Israel, Kazakhstan , Martinique, Mauritius, Moldova, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, St Barthelemy, Sweden, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Wales and Zimbabwe! Congrats!













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Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss United States Erin Cummins, Miss Canada Riza Santos, Miss Mexico Gabriela Palacio Diaz De Leon, Miss Guatemala Lourdes Figueroa, Miss Costa Rica Paola Viquez, and Miss Dominican Republic Marianly Tejada Burgos pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Sweden Nicoline Artursson, Miss Norway Anna Zahl, Miss Finland Sara Sieppi, and Miss Denmark Maya Olesen pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss South Africa Bokang Montjane, Miss Zimbabwe Malaika Mushandu, Miss Namibia Luzaan Van Wyk, Miss Sierra Leone Swadu Beckley, Miss Botswana Karabo Sampson, Miss Liberia Meenakshi Subramani, and Miss Nigeria Chichi Sylvia Nduka pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.


Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss China Liu Chen, Miss Japan Midori Tanaka, Miss India Kanishtha Dhankhar, Miss Hong Kong Chu Hy-man, and Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss England Alize Mounter, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter, Miss Scotland Jennifer Reoch, Miss Northern Ireland Finola Guinnane and Miss Wales Sara Manchipp pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.


Miss World contestants Miss England, Alize Mounter, (L) Miss Republic of Ireland, Holly Carpenter, (2nd L) Miss Scotland, Jennifer Reoch, (3rd L) Miss Northern Ireland, Finola Guinnane (2nd R) and Miss Wales, Sara Jessica Manchipp (R) pose for photographers during a photocall opposite Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, on October 31, 2011. The Finals of Miss World 2011 will be held on November 6, 2011, at London's Earls Court.

Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Vilanova Perez poses for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.


Miss England Alize Mounter poses for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Singapore May Hsu, Miss Peru Odilia Pineda, Miss Mauritius Marie Nagapen, Miss Panama Irene Nunez, Miss Paraguay Nicole Vera, Miss Latvia Alisa Miskovska, and Miss Egypt Donia Soliman line up to pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011. The Miss World Finals will take place in London on November 6.

Miss England, Alize Mounter, poses for photographers opposite Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, on October 31, 2011. The Finals of Miss World 2011 will be held on November 6, 2011, at London's Earls Court.


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By Emily Sheridan


Beach baby: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her son Benjamin, 22 months, enjoy a day at the beach in Jamaica


With her jet-setting lifestyle, Gisele Bundchen doesn't get much of a chance to slow things down and have a holiday,

But after getting a gap in her busy schedule, the working mother has jetted to Jamaica for a sunshine break with her toddler son Benjamin.

Although she has tweeted her excitement at visiting the Caribbean island for the first time, she was missing her husband Tom Brady, who has stayed at home in the U.S. to play American football with his team New England Patriots.


Strolling along the beach with her adorable 22-month-old son, the Brazilian displayed her fabulous figure in an animal-print string bikini.

Writing in her native tongue Portuguese, Gisele tweeted: It's my first time in Jamaica. It is a natural paradise! There is nothing more wonderful than being surrounded by nature.'

Meanwhile, in a new interview Gisele talks about her son's eating habits.

In an interview with the December issue of British Vogue, she describes Benjamin and stepson John collectively as 'my children'.

She said: 'My children, they are like white canvases. When Benjamin eats broccoli, he thinks it’s dessert.'

Smile for the camera: The doting supermodel captures candid photos for the family album


Gisele and Brady started dating in December 2006 - just weeks after he ended his three-year relationship with former Sex And The City star Bridget Moynahan.

However, just a few months into their romance, their relationship was rocked by news that Moynahan was pregnant with Brady's son John, who was born in August 2007.

Gisele and Brady wed in Santa Monica, California in February 2009 and welcomed their son Benjamin the following December.

Learning to swim: The supermodel's son wore inflatable arm bands as he enjoyed a swim in the warm Caribbean sea


During her stepson John's recent fourth birthday, she made a birthday cake from scratch for him.

She explained: 'Cocoa powder and coconut oil and, you know, those dried things - what are they called? That’s it! Dates - and I put them all in the processor, and whoosh! Delicious.'

Known for her stunning figure, Gisele says she tries to give her sisters fitness advice.

She said: 'Like I tell my five sisters, who don't work at it very hard at all (to stay fit), whatever you put in, you get out.

Refreshed: The model made sure she kept hydrated in the hot Caribbean sun by sipping water


'I'm not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is. I just always want to be the best that I can. People think if you look after yourself you're being selfish, you know.

'But what Tom taught me - and he is a living example of this - is that in order to be your best, you have to honour your own needs first.

'If I honour my needs first, I will be the best wife, the best mum, the best sister, the best friend. I have to come first, because then everyone benefits.'



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By Kirsty Mccormack


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Back in the game: Cher Lloyd returned to the X Factor stage as guest star and performed her new single With Your Love


She may not have won the competition last year but last night Cher Lloyd returned to the X Factor stage and proved she's still got what it takes to be a star.

The 18-year-old was welcomed back to the show as a guest star where she sang her new single, With Your Love.

Cher made it to the final of the singing competition and has enjoyed a year of success since being voted off the show.

Tired but excited: The young star told X Factor host Dermot O'Leary that she couldn't remember the last time she had a 'good nights sleep'


Wearing a multi-coloured checked outfit that consisted of a matching top and tutu with a huge bow on the front, the brunette pop star looked a bit nervous to be back on the famous stage.

Finishing off her look with a pair of black and white platform brogues, white ankle sock and fuchsia pink lipstick, the kooky singer still enjoyed showing off her talent.

Sharing her limelight with a host of professional dancers, who wore similar outfits to her, Cher seemed overwhelmed when her performance was over.

Dancing and singing: The 18-year-old gave an energetic performance and was joined by many dancers who wore similar outfits to her


'I cant remember the last time I had a good nights sleep,' she told X Factor host, Dermot O'Leary.

'But I've worked hard and I'm hoping it's paid off,' she added.

Cher - who auditioned for the show two times previously before being accepted - was signed by Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music after last year's show came to an end.

Her debut album, Sticks + Stones is set to be released next month and will certainly be a hit with Cher's loyal fans.

Ready for the circus: Cher wore a kooky multi-coloured outfit complete with a white bow, ankle socks and black and white brogues

Glad to be back: The young star has already experienced her first number one with her debut single Swagger Jagger


She's already experienced her first number one with her debut single, Swagger Jagger, which she released in July this year and has collaborated with U.S. star, Mike Posner, on her second single which is available tomorrow.

Cher certainly caused controversy on last year's X Factor after her mentor at the time, Cheryl Cole, put her through to the live shows even though she forgot her lines during a crucial performance at judges' houses.

It was also revealed that during a sing off with fellow contestant, Mary Byrne, in the semi-final Cher had received the fewest public votes but was once again saved by the majority of the panel.

Monochrome: Cher changed into a black and white shirt dress and wedges as she left the studio

Loved up: Cher heads home with hairdresser boyfriend Craig Monk after appearing on ITV2 spin-off show Xtra Factor


Meanwhile, the Malvern teenager has admitted she has already moved in with hairdresser boyfriend Craig Monk, who she started dating in April.

The 18-year-old is convinced she's met her soulmate and she will end up marrying him one day.

She told the Sunday Mirror: 'We're living together, we're very settled. This is it. You won't ever hear of me having another boyfriend.

'My life is f**king sorted. It's cushty. I'm rubbing my hands like an emperor. I'm on top of the world. I hope one day we'll be married and having kids.'


Starting out: Cher performing on the X Factor live show last year when she was still a contestant




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By Kirsty Mccormack


Going home: Sophie Habibis managed to keep it together as she discovered she was the next contestant to be voted off of the X Factor tonight


She was described as being as 'dull as dishwater' last night and it seems that the public agreed as Sophie Habibis became the latest contestant to be voted off the X Factor.

The 19-year-old former barmaid found herself up against Misha B, also 19, in the sing off but it was a no brainer as all the judges chose to send Sophie home.

Even their mentor Kelly Rowland - who has remained in the U.S. due to illness - was able to cast her vote.


Speaking over the telephone, the Destiny's Child singer certainly sounded as if she was suffering from a throat infection, but didn't let that cloud her vision.

'This is so hard because I know how bad you both want this,' she told the pair.

'But I know that one of you wants it more and I have to be completely honest. The act that I'm sending home is Sophie.'

Gutted: The 19-year-old vowed to continue 'working hard' despite no longer being in the competition


Kelly's vote confirmed Sophie's departure as both Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos chose the brunette to go as well, and when asked who he would have chosen, Gary Barlow simply answered: 'Sophie.'

Misha B and Sophie were left to battle it out on the stage - and they both put on a meaningful performance.

Singing Shelter, Sophie certainly gave it her all as she realised it could be her last performance of the competition.


Singing her heart out: Sophie gave it her best shot as she sang one last time but it just wasn't enough to get her votes

Strong contender: Misha B sang her own rendition of the Kings Of Leon hit Use Somebody


But following her was Misha B who sang the Kings Of Leon hit, Use Somebody, in her own unique way.

The feisty hopeful got quite emotional towards the end of her performance and began crying as she and Sophie stood alongside host Dermot O'Leary to hear the verdict.

Viewers were probably expecting N-Dubz star Tulisa to choose Misha B to go home following their public confrontation where the singer accused the hopeful of being a bully.

Awaiting the results: The pair looked nervous as they stood in front of the panel and listened to Kelly Rowland on the phone

Finding it tough: Tulisa Contostavlos couldn't make up her mind on who to send home


But regardless of this and her 'connection' with Sophie, the 23-year-old reluctantly announced her decision.

And when Kelly confirmed the news, Misha B immediately hugged her rival as Kelly praised her.

'I just want to tell Sophie that she is remarkable and she has such an incredible voice,' she said.

Shell shocked: Sophie looked surprisingly calm as fellow contestant Misha B hugged her


'She just has to develop as an artist and I cant wait to see what the future holds for her.'

The Londoner look shell-shocked but thanked everyone for the opportunity and vowed to carry on.

'I'm going to continue working hard and prove why I shouldn't have left this competition tonight,' she said.

Earlier on in the night the remaining contestants looked extremely nervous as they waited to hear the results of the public vote.

We're through: Girl band Little Mix looked ecstatic to be through to the next round following their spooky performance on last night's show


Kitty Brucknell was ecstatic as she realised she was the first act going through to next week's show, as were boy band The Risk who lifted their mentor, Tulisa, up in the air after hearing the announcement, and girl band, Little Mix.

Throughout the results Sophie looked worried as Kelly's contestants remained on stage with Frankie until the last minute.

Janet Devlin was the first one to breathe a sigh of relief as her name was read out, and when Frankie went through, it was Kelly's two girls who were left to endure the sing off.

Worried: Bad boy Frankie Cocozza thought his luck had run out when he was left standing on the stage with his mentor Gary Barlow right until the end


But before the tense atmosphere of the showdown, the hopefuls treated the audience to a performance of Cee Lo Green's hit, Bright Lights Bigger City.

Marcus began the energetic performance and slowly the rest of the contestants, mainly dressed in black, leather and PVC, joined in.

Also performing on the live show was former X Factor star, Cher Lloyd, who performed her new single, With Your Love.

She's back: Former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd took to the stage to sing her new single With Your Love


Wearing an odd multi-coloured outfit that looked like it would fit in at the circus, the 18-year-old looked uneasy as she took to the stage with her female dancers.

Perhaps feeling nervous at being back on the X Factor stage for the first time since last year, her performance was shaky at the start.

Afterwards Cher told Dermot: 'I can't remember the last time I had a good night's sleep but I've worked hard and I'm hoping it's paid off.'

Following in her footsteps and seeming a lot more confident was U.S. star Nicole Scherzinger who wowed the audience in a much more low-key performance.

Singing from experience: Nicole Scherzinger looked stunning in a black lace dress as she sang on tonight's show


The 33-year-old wore an off-the shoulder black lace dress, as she sang her heart out following her recent break-up from Lewis Hamilton.

After her performance she told Dermot: 'I'm so happy to be back and I'm going to be back here in February for my tour so please come out and see me.'

Surprisingly the only judge on the panel who predicted Sophie's sad fate tonight was Irishman, Louis.

After being asked by Dermot who he thought was dream and a nightmare, he refused to answer with just one name and said: 'Kitty and Marcus, but Sophie and Frankie were a nightmare.'

Guest judge, Alexandra Burke agreed saying that the big-haired bad boy 'just didn't do it for me' but stated that Misha B was a dream on the stage.

X Factor favourite: The 33-year old appeared as guest judge on the show last year and also has a permanent place on the U.S. panel


Also predicting last night's shock decision was Gary who told Dermot that Kelly's absence had had an effect on the young girls.

'Kelly's acts had a tough week this week and it showed on that stage,' he said.

But outspoken judge Tulisa revealed that no one was a nightmare for her on last night's show although she admitted that she would like to see Craig Colton do 'something different'.

The Playing With Fire singer was obviously still in the Halloween spirit on tonight's show wearing an extremely long black and white dress that looked out of place compared to her usual style.

Whereas X Factor winner, Alexandra, showed off her legs in a black and green figure-hugging frock.


I'm OK, honestly: Sophie says goodbye to the X Factor team as she leaves the studios




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