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Olga Khizhenkova to represent Belarus at Miss World 2008 in South Africa

Winner of the national pageant Olga Khizhenkova will represent Belarus at the 58th Miss World Final that will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2008, BelTA learnt from director of the National School of Beauty Olga Serezhnikova. On November 15, the Belarusian contestant will leave for Johannesburg.

According to Olga Serezhnikova, the Miss World competition is the most difficult pageant from the psychological point of view. Normally, such competitions are not tiresome: rehearsals are interspersed with balls and receptions. But the Miss World pageant is more challenging: during the first two weeks the contestants tour the host country, and then a serious of everyday rehearsals begins. The number of participants in the Miss World 2008 is record high – 120 countries, the final show therefore is going to be very impressive.

Olga Khizhenkova has taken intensive English courses and prepared the homework for the competition – the national folk dance. Apart from that, she is supposed to bring a souvenir from her home country and sell it for the biggest price at the auctions.