Besting over 90 other candidates, Karolina Bielawska of Poland was named Miss World 2021 held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, March 16 (Thursday morning, March 17 in Manila).
Karolina succeeded Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica, whose reign was extended after the 2020 pageant was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After 32 years following Aneta Beata Kreglicka in 1989, Karolina went on to finally bag the Miss World crown for Poland.
The 22-year old newly crowned Miss World is a popular model in their country. She dreams to become a motivational speaker and a TV host. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management and currently pursuing her master’s degree. In her profile on the Miss World website, it stated there that “Her biggest passion is traveling. She enjoys swimming and scuba diving. Karolina is also very passionate about voluntary work, and she constantly supports the homeless. ‘Intouchables’ is her favorite film.”
Karolina is very enthusiastic about doing volunteer work.
Karolina's started her Beauty with a Purpose project "Zupa Na Pietrynie" which provides ongoing assistance to homeless people in crisis. She aims to raise awareness concerning the issue by combating the exclusion of others in society because of their social condition.
Every Sunday, they serve nearly 300 people in Lodz who are in need of hot meals, food packages, drinks, clothing, masks, legal advice, and professional medical care.
Many of these people were unable to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, but the project was able to obtain government approval for over 400 people to receive their vaccinations.
In addition, the project constructed Lodz's first Social Bathroom for people experiencing homelessness.
Beauty with a Purpose winner Shree Saini of USA was the first runner-up, while fan-favorite Miss Côte d'Ivoire Olivia Yacé was named the second runner-up.
On the other hand, Tracy Maureen Perez ended her Miss World journey with a Top 13 placement.
The Miss World 2021 coronation night was originally scheduled last December, but due to Covid surge in Puerto Rico and some candidates and staff of the organization got infected, the organization moved the schedule on March.