October 31st, 2010
07:28 AM ET

Kentucky teen crowned Miss World

Alexandria Mills waves after her win.

An American teenager is now Miss World 2010. Alexandria Mills, 18, is from Louisville, Kentucky. She won the international pageant Saturday in Sanya, China.

"It's a cliche but this really is a dream come true," she said, crying. "I can't believe it's happening ot me. My time has come. I'm loving it!"

Mills beat out 115 other young women in the 60th annual competition. As the final duty in her reign, Miss World 2009 Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar removed the multi-colored crown from her head and gently placed it on Mills. The first runner-up was from Botswana, the second runner-up was from Venezuela.

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  1. Seedenbetter

    You're not worthy to even step foot in Kentucky.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peewee

    Obviously not a beauty contest. So what were the merits of the winner? Just curious.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Capt.Carl

    Congratulations Alex! ! ! You are a charming young lady; however, remaining humble and portraying all the GR8 things our North American Continent is all about will make your reign most profitable.
    Do your State and Country proud! God Bless!
    Capt.Carl, Rev.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. diane

    first of all she isnt dyslexic..to being written ot is simply a typo she didnt create. And she is a very pretty teen with no heavy makeup...no cosmetic surgery...no fakeness..All I have to say is congratulations and enjoy your reign..you represented your state and country well..Please continue to do so..The USA can use alittle positive publicity....

    October 31, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |


      October 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. AmericanPaver

    Congrats Alexandria! You've done your country and state proud!

    October 31, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    The Chinese are funny, very clever and possibly still very angry about the Nobel Peace Award given to a man they consider a terrorist . Think about the first, second and third place finishers in the Miss World beauty pageant.
    You have an American winner. An African second place finisher and a Socialist coming in third place. An American African Socialist was just handed the world in a woman's beauty pageant by the Chinese. Sound like anyone you know?
    If you know the Chinese, it's an insult to President Obama. The Chinese are saying, the only way Obama will ever get the world is by winning the first three places in a woman's beauty contest named Miss World beauty pageant.
    Insult, big time. Funny though and very smart.
    Plus they fixed the pageant that says something too. An eye for an eye.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • mdmooser

      When you are out driving do you pick out a socialist that cut you off or misaligned African which did not wait on you properly at a company or a................get it yet, there is no sub plot IT WAS A BEAUTY PAGEANT. OMG Becky

      October 31, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Dover

      *puts on shades to protect eyes from glare of tin foil hat being worn by Jim Brieske*

      October 31, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mdmooser

    Hey saywhat maybe you just need a crown and you would think differently, oh right you wear one already and cannot figure out what for. Mano I think you hit the nail on the head, if we all took part in more non destructive activities of any type this world would be much better off. I don't follow beauty pageants but this is a beautiful thing. Now read all the negative things about a beauty pageant, "Say what"?

    October 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. joe

    She has that inbred look going on.

    October 31, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • mdmooser

      What an intelligent statement there joe, when there is nothing to say with any grounds just make up a derogatory remark. In case you did not know derogatory means negative, and yes there is a genuine reason you have six toes when you take your shoes off but don't pick on others for your misfortune.

      October 31, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |

      I'm sure your two dads told you that at your adoption.

      October 31, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
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      October 31, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan

    She won it my a length.

    October 31, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      oops. by a length

      October 31, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • length

      kind of kills an already dead joke, don't it

      October 31, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mark

    So many jealous, spiteful and nasty little people on her.
    If you do not like beauty pageants, Ignore the article. It really is that simple.

    October 31, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • me

      If you don't like the comments people have left, ignore them. It's really that simple...

      That's the problem with you people – stop taking life so seriously. Nobody will listen to anyone who tells them to STOP POSTING – we all hide behind the keyboard. Get used to it.

      October 31, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. gingersnap

    How ignorant!

    October 31, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jim Brieske

    Plus my theory does in fact prove who is running the world. The Chinese are. Additionally, if you have lived with or at least have had Chinese immigrant friends then you understand the Chinese use of symbolism and girls/women are second to boys/men.
    Me personally. I love beauty pageants. The question and answer is diffucult because having to answer a question on stage in front alot of people can be hard. I skip watching that part. I don't like women appearing not intelligent when they are in fact very intelligent.

    October 31, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. mike

    what an accomplishment....this should really move the world forward

    October 31, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. joe

    I guess money can buy anything if she can win.

    October 31, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |

      So your out of luck on both ends right?
      Poor and ugly.

      October 31, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      Joe your GAY!

      October 31, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Nimrod

      Hey Buck and MBTG, the word you are so desperately looking for is YOU'RE!!

      October 31, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jim Brieske

    Lastly. When you think about it, all the women in the contest are equally gorgeous. So hey, it's get even time.
    Besides the Chinese knew it would be years before they would have held that pageant again. Being so close in time to that Chinese terrorist Nobel Peace Award, they used the opportunity to make a statement, in a round about way.

    October 31, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
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