Today was a fun day! We got to meet a lot of the hotel staff and partake in one of the hotel's longest standing tradition of making a giant Christmas Cake (over 175kg) that would feed all the guests at the hotel! It was so much fun..we almost started a food fight (Claudia, Miss Bolivia Universe!!) Here are some pictures of myself and the girls 'mucking in'
Myself and Denise Miss Canada 2010 (who was also in Miss World with me!) modelled dresses by an India Designer in the hotel and they were auctioned off with the funds going to HKHK.
We spoke to the director of Tourism about HKHK and received beautiful scarves and a traditional Indian welcome.
That night we visited an orphanage in Ludhiana. It was a great experience. There is a school and playground, as well as rooms for each of the students. When we got there they were dying to show us their fish tank! So we went inside and they started counting how many fish were there, but because they kept moving the kept loosing count (SO CUTE!!!)
One child who was about three years old, came up and started pulling my dress, I lifted her up and she was on my hip for the rest of the night!
Their teacher asked them to get into a special formation and sing for us! They sang ‘Twinkle twinkle little star.’ The inner-teacher then came out in me and I thought them ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes!’
We went outside and they danced for us and they then taught us a dance. We then went to the playground and just had some fun playing on the swings and slides. The children are just so happy to see anyone different and won’t stop hugging you and trying to hold your hand. They radiate happiness and love. The centre takes really good care of them.