Louisville's Alexandria Mills wins Miss World pageant [News]

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Louisville's Alexandria Mills (nope, never heard of her either) was crowned Miss World at the event's 60th annual pageant Saturday, Oct. 30 in Sanya, China.

From Mills's biography on the Miss World website:

Alexandria has recently Graduated from High School. Her ambition is to become a teacher. She enjoys: Travelling, Photography, Playing the French Horn and Percussion. PersonalMotto: ‘The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and just never letting go of’.

Favourite Music / Books ?
I grew up on country music and classic rock. 'Guess how much I love you', my mom used to read it with me.   

What is the proudest moment of your life or most memorable day?
I have a passion for singing and vividly recall my first public performance. My entire extended family were there and it was a very special moment.   

Describe yourself
Positive, spontaneous, open minded and outgoing person. I've never met a stranger and enjoy meeting new people.   

Favourite food ?
Pasta - I love Italian food but no meat. I am a vegetarian.   

Do you have any pets ?
One boston terrier that has a huge personality and one blind toy poodle that's 13 years old.   

Future ambitions ?
I intend to travel the world and pursue a career in landscape and architectural photography. Study at college for a degree in photography.   

Special Talents ?
Singing.   

Tell us a little something about your Country ?
The USA is a melting pot for all cultures. My home town is famous for the Kentucky Derby Horse Race.

Sounds like Mills would make a better Louisville mayor than either of the top two contenders. According to The Today Show, "the contestants nicknamed her 'KFC' for Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is 'Ironic,' she said, 'because I’m a vegetarian.'"

Know anything else about Louisville's newest celeb? Please share it in the comments. 

Photo: Courtesy Miss World

About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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