Miss Iceland, Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir, has been destroyed all other contestants in the battle to claim the crown of Miss World. With proceedings and tests of dance mettle beamed from an arena in Sanya, People's Republic of China, the 1.73 metre beauty from Iceland becomes the 55th holder of the coveted title.
Miss Mexico, Dafne Molina Lona, was valiant in collecting the runner-up trophy while Miss Puerto Rico, Ingrid Marie Rivera Santos, came third into the final stages weilding the disembodied head of a ruthless voting member of the global audience.
Climbing atop a heap of 102 women, Ms Vilhjalmsdottir will now take on duties such as goodwill ambassador and charity fund-raiser for children's causes throughout 2006.
Vilhjalmsdottir joins the global good forces with Miss Earth Alexandra Braun Waldeck of Venezuela, Miss Universe Natalie Glebova from Toronto, and Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman of the Philippines.
Written on Sunday, 11 December 2005