Miss World 2014
The 64th annual Miss World pageant final will take place in London on 14 DecemberGetty

The 64th annual Miss World pageant final will take place in London on 14 December, and the excitement is brewing up.

At the end of the extravagant show, one of the 125 contestants will be crowned Miss World 2014 by last year's winner, Megan Young of the Philippines.

Young recalled her crowning moment: "The reaction from my country and the support I received was completely out of this world and beyond my wildest imaginations. My friends videotaped their reactions to my crowning and all tuned in to watch the finals. I am so proud that because of my crowning I was able to bring attention to the Philippines and I am so honored that I am able to have inspired my countrymen to achieve their dreams."

The Miss World contest is one of the oldest international beauty pageants and was first created in the UK in 1951 by Eric Morley. The original contest was introduced as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations.

In 1951, 26 women competed for the crown, with Sweden's Kiki Haakonson named the first Miss World. Throughout the 1950s, the swimsuit outfits caught attention from the public. Within a few years, it garnered a global audience when it was televised by the BBC from 1959 to 1979 and then Thames Television until 1988. In 1970, the competition hosted by Bob Hope was the single most-watched show of the year in Britain.

Throughout the 1950s, the swimsuit outfits caught attention from the public. Within a few years, it garnered a global audience when it was televised by the BBC from 1959 to 1979 and then Thames Television until 1988. In 1970, the competition hosted by Bob Hope was the single most-watched show of the year in Britain.

In 1970, the competition hosted by Bob Hope was the single most-watched show of the year in Britain.

Miss World contestants compete in various categories such as top model, sports, multimedia, beach fashion, and Beauty with a Purpose. According to the tradition, the winner will spend the winning year in London and travelling to represent the Miss World Organisation (MWO) and its causes.

Scroll down to take a look at the beauty contest winners of last 10 years.

Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
Miss World 2013, Megan YoungMiss World Organisation
The Miss World 2012 title was awarded to Yu Wenxia on August 18, marking the second time that Miss China had been crowned the honor. The last time China won the Miss World competition was in 2007 when Zhang Zilin took the pageant.
The Miss World 2012 title was awarded to Yu Wenxia8, marking the second time that Miss China had been crowned the honor. The last time China won the Miss World competition was in 2007 when Zhang Zilin took the pageantMiss World Organisation
Miss World 2011 was Ivian Sarcos from Venezuela
Miss World 2011 was Ivian Sarcos, from VenezuelaReuters
Alexandria Mills of the US celebrates as she crowned as the 2010 Miss World
Alexandria Mills of the US celebrates as she is crowned as the 2010 Miss WorldGetty
Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino is crowned Miss World 2009.
Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino was crowned Miss World 2009Getty
Miss World 2008 was Ksenia Sukhinova from Russia
Miss World 2008 was Ksenia Sukhinova, from RussiaGetty
Miss World 2007 was Zhang Zilin from China
Miss World 2007 was Zhang Zilin from China. Zhang was the first-ever winner from ChinaGetty
Miss Czech Republic Tatana Kucharova as Miss World 2006
Miss World 2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir (L) of Iceland crowned Miss Czech Republic Tatana Kucharova as Miss World 2006Getty
Miss World 2005 was Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir from Iceland
Miss World 2005 was Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir from IcelandGetty
Miss World 2004 was Maria Julia Mantilla from Peru
Miss World 2004 was Maria Julia Mantilla from PeruGetty