Former Miss World second princess Elizabeth Safrit and Dr Lynne Scott Safrit have accepted the license for ownership of the United States franchise for Miss World.
The mother-daughter team will be leading the official United States preliminary to Miss World, newly renamed America’s Miss World, effective immediately, as co-National Directors. This announcement comes months after the Miss World competition was held in the United States in December 2016.
The pageant will be held this summer in Orlando, Florida, with more details to come regarding venue and production. The reigning Miss World, Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico, is visiting Orlando this week to tour the city and assist in the announcement of the host location.
“It is with great honor that we accept leadership of Miss World in the United States”, said Elizabeth. “Having experienced Miss World firsthand, I can attest to the value of the organization with the platform that Miss World gives women to embrace new cultures and experiences, all while encouraging them to pursue higher achievement.”
The new directors are also introducing the Americas Miss World Foundation, a charitable organization (IRS Charitable status pending). The foundation strives to embody the philanthropic spirit of Miss World’s Beauty with a Purpose program by raising awareness and funds for various charitable causes across the country.
“This pageant will be different in that the focus on philanthropy will not only be expected of the contestants, but of the organization itself,” said Elizabeth. “We want the organization to make a positive impact on the United States in more ways than just the stellar young women who participate in the program.”
Elizabeth Safrit is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communication from Georgetown University. She represented the United States at Miss World 2014, where she placed second princess to South Africa’s Rolene Strauss.
Dr Lynne Scott Safrit served as the President of Castle Cooke North Carolina for over 30 years where she oversaw the development of the North Carolina Research Campus. She earned a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Missosology.Org