Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Spain wins first ever Miss World title

A 22-year-old from Barcelona has become the first Spaniard to be crowned Miss World. Mireia Lalaguna [Royo] a model and pharmacy student, beat Miss Russia and Miss Indonesia – the first and second runners-up – at the finale of the 65th edition of the world’s oldest beauty pageant, which was held in the Chinese city of Sanya on Saturday. The event had been clouded by controversy following China’s decision to ban Miss Canada for her statements against human rights violations. The young woman could not conceal her disbelief when she was announced the winner, beating out the big favorites from France, Venezuela and China. "I think I should be the next Miss World because I believe in strong women” EL PAÍS Photo