Miss Teen World ( MTW ) is an annual international beauty pageant held in the USA. Due to litigation with Miss World, claiming that the pageant was infringing on their trademark, the new title of the pageant is "The Teen World Competition." Contestants of the pageant include teen girls, with one contestant from each country. The winner is a representative for teen girls around the world. Winners crowned after July 3, 2011 must now be called the Teen World 2012 winner as the word "miss" can no longer be used when introducing her, announcing her or in writing.
- Miss Teen World 2009 : Amy Jackson (age 16, from Great Britain )
- Miss Teen World 2010 : Tayla Robinson (age 15, from South Africa )
- Miss Teen World 2011 : Anastasia Sidiropoulou (age 17, from Greece )
- Teen World 2012 : Gabriele Marinho (age 17, from Brazil )
Anastasia Sidropouloua was crowned Miss Teen World in Houston, Texas on August 13, 2010. She is from Athens, Greece and is honored to be the first female from Greece to capture this title. She plans on using her title to do charity work all over the world. 28 contestants competed for the title of Miss Teen World in 2010. It has been confirmed that 32 girls will participate in the 2011 competition.
Pageants for teenagers began in 1958 and today provide the largest source of scholarships for women. There are thousands of pageants for young ladies and some with similar names and crowns. The Miss Teen World Pageant is independently produced by Gaspar Cruz and the Miss Teen World Organization.
Miss Teen World strives to provide each young lady with an experience she will never forget. Personal growth, friendships and scholarships help define their program from other similar "teen" programs. The Miss Teen World pageant competition is the most fair and un-biased pageant for teens. It is not affiliated with any major pageant fan websites, or national organizations that run a "Miss" program for one of the big 4 country pageants.
Gaspar Cruz created and started the Miss Teen World program as an opportunity to create an international teen program like many other international pageants. Gaspar was involved with many other pageant programs and never found one with the same beliefs that he had. He wanted to create a pageant program that consisted of his personal beliefs of integrity and honesty. On August 23, 2008 he created his very first Miss Teen World Pageant, and he would be able to incorporate his beliefs into his pageant. He put together an ethics committee that consisted of doctors, lawyers, and professors, he used a team of different occupations because he wanted to remind everyone involved that they must always be honest, put contestants first, and to always remember that pageants are in the business of making young ladies dreams come true and that as directors, sponsors, staff members and adults, their job is to ensure that the young ladies never stop believing in their dreams.
Prizes $40,000 Educational Scholarship from Barclay College
Fashion Wardrobe from XOXO
Fashion Photo shoots from See What Develops
$5000 appearance wardrobe from Crown Couture
Official custom Teen World crown/bannerA year of personal appearances and website promotions
Born in the Isle of Man to Alan and Marguerita Jackson, she has an elder sister Alicia. The family returned to their parents' home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years later so that her father could continue in his media career, where he is BBC Radio Merseyside's sports presenter. Jackson attended St. Edward's College, gaining 10 GCSEs, and then went on to Sixth Form to study English Language, English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics
After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the Miss Teen World in 2008. Jackson won 18 prizes, which included a modelling contract in the US on a $20,000 scholarship.
Jackson signed a second modelling contract with Boss Model Management and modelled all over Europe. This resulted in her acting debut in a Tamil film as the female lead in Madrasapattinam opposite Arya. Released on 9 July 2010, the film was a critical as well as commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Later, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play a Malayali Christian in Ek Deewana Tha, his Hindi remake of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.