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Maria Julia Mantilla

Maria Julia Maju Mantilla Garcia was born on the 10 July 1984 in Trujillo, a city in Peru's northern coast. On the 4 December 2004, in the Beauty Crown Theatre located in the Chinese beach city of Sanya, she was crowned Miss World 2004 by the last year's winner, Rosanna Davison of Ireland, daughter of singer Chris de Burgh. She is the second winner of Miss World from Peru. During her reign, Mantilla performed a variety of duties focused on fundraising for charitable organizations. She has travelled to Indonesia, Russia, Peru, United States, Russia, Czech Republic, China and many other countries during her reign.

Popularly known in her country as "Maju" Mantilla, her aunt Maria Julia Mantilla Mayer was Miss Peru 1969. She won the right to represent Peru in the Miss World contest as runner-up to Liesel Holler (Miss Peru Universe 2004) and was one of the major favorites in the run-up to the pageant, which was decided by a global television/telephone/online vote.

The final contest was held in the southernmost Hainan province. The pageant, in its 54th edition, included contestants from 107 nations and attracted about 2.5 billion TV viewers around the world. Mantilla is studying to become a high school teacher and plans to start a second career in tourism.

Related websites

Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia's Official website

Miss World official website

Maju Mantilla Fans Site

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