Miss India - Omanakuttan greet the crowd in the Afrikaans language, spoken by many in South Africa. She also referred to heroes such as Mahatma Ghandi and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who was also quoted by Trinidad and Tobago's Walcott.
Miss World 2008 - Miss Russia (Kseniya Sukhinova)
Miss World 1st Runner-Up - Miss India (Parvathay Omanakuttan)
Miss World 2nd Runner-Up - Miss Trinidad and Tobago (Gabrielle Walcott)