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Miss World 2021 second runner-up Olivia Yacé is from Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire

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The Miss World 2021 second runner-up is from Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire. She is Olivia Yacé, 23, a model with a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in marketing.

Yacé is the first candidate from Cote d’Ivoire to place in Miss World. She is the 11th woman to represent the African country in the international beauty pageant founded by Eric Morley in 1951.

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Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire

Yamoussoukro covers 3,500 square kilometers among rolling hills and plains. It is the most populous city in Cote d’Ivoire.

In 1983, Yamoussoukro became the legal capital of Cote d’Ivoire. Since 2012, the city has been the sole commune in an autonomous district also called Yamoussoukro.

Augustin Thiam, 69, is the incumbent governor of the district. He assumed office in 2011 and was reappointed in 2015.

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Miss World 2021

Hosted by Peter Andre and Fernando Allende, the Miss World 2021 coronation night was held at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 16, 2022. The ceremony featured performances by Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh, 26, of Jamaica and the Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra.

Singh has the longest Miss World reign. She was not able to crown her successor in 2020 and in 2021 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

From 97 candidates, only 40 quarterfinalists were selected to compete during the coronation night. In the end, Karolina Bielawska, 21, of Łódź, Poland was crowned Miss World 2021.

Runner-up to Bielawska is Shree Saini, 25, of Seattle, Washington, United States. Carla Yules, 25, of Surabaya, Indonesia, Karolina Vidales, 24, of Jiquilpan, Mexico and Anna Leitch, 27, of Cookstown, Northern Ireland finished in the Top 6.

Representing the Philippines, Tracy Maureen Perez, 28, finished in the Top 13. On October 25, 2020, she represented Cebu City at Miss Universe Philippines 2020 in Baguio City and finished in the Top 16.

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