Wednesday, August 19, 2009

miss world 2005

Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir was crowned Miss World 2005 on December 10, 2005 in the Beauty Crown Theatre located in the Chinese beach city of Sanya. For the past year Unnur has been studying anthropology at the University of Iceland and next autumn she will commence her studies in law as she plans to graduate as a lawyer, as well as an anthropologist. During the summer of 2005 Unnur Birna temped as a police officer at Keflavík International Airport. She is the chairman of the college social club and teaches dance. She enjoys acting, singing, all types of dancing, snow-boarding, hiking, camping, horsemanship and has a special talent for choreography and playing the piano. Her mother, Unnur Steinsson, won the Miss Iceland pageant in 1983 and was a finalist at the 1983 Miss World pageant. Unnur's mother was 3-4 months pregnant during the 1983 pageant. This was against the pageant rules and warrants disqualification. However, this was not found out until after the pageant was over. Unnur is the third Miss World from Iceland, the former two were Linda Pétursdóttir in 1988 and Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir in 1985. Unnur's reign only lasted 9 months because the pageant was scheduled for September 2006.

1st runner-up Mexico - Dafne Molina
2nd runner-up Puerto Rico - Ingrid Marie Rivera


 Italy - Sofia Bruscoli
 Korea - Oh Eun-young
 Tanzania - Nancy Sumari


 American Virgin Islands - Kmisha Counts
 Canada - Ramona Amiri
 India - Sindhura Gadde
 Jamaica - Terri-Karelle Griffith
 Northern Ireland - Lucy Evangelista
 Philippines - Carlene Aguilar
 Russia - Yulia Ivanova
 South Africa - Dhiveja Sundrum
 Spain - Mireia Verdú

Regional Queens
Miss World Asia Pacific: Oh Eun-young (Korea)
Miss World Northern Europe: Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir (Iceland)
Miss World Southern Europe: Sofia Bruscoli (Italy)
Miss World Caribbean: Ingrid Marie Rivera (Puerto Rico)
Miss World Americas: Dafne Molina (Mexico)
Miss World Africa: Nancy Sumari (Tanzania)

Fast Track Competitions

Beach Beauty
Winner: Russia
1st runner-up: Moldova
2nd runner-up: Mexico
Top 5 finalists: Canada, Iceland
Top 19 semifinalists: Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Hong Kong China, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, New Zealand, Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Wales

Miss Talent
Winner: American Virgin Islands
Top 5 finalists: Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan
Top 16 semi-finalists: 
Best Singing Act Performance: (1) American Virgin Islands, (2) Greece, (3) Slovenia
Best Original Performance: (1) Italy, (2) Korea, (3) (TIE) Costa Rica, and Uganda
Best Traditional Dance Performance: (1) Canada, (2) Scotland, (3) People's Republic of China
Best Musical Act Performance: (1) Japan, (2) Bulgaria, (3) Trinidad & Tobago
Best Dance Performance: (1) Czech Republic, (2) Jamaica, (3) Iceland

Beauty With A Purpose
Winner: Oh Eun-young (Korea)

Miss Sports
Winner: Asia Pacific 
1st runner-up: Caribbean
2nd runner-up: Southern Europe

^The sports award was given to a continental group rather than an individual.

Special Award
Best World Dress Designer: Hande Subasi (Turkey)

***Philippines (Carlene Aguilar) is the first contestant from her country to compete in a previous international pageant. She was a semi-finalist in the first annual Miss Earth pageant in 2001. During Miss World, she placed in the semifinals for the fourth consecutive time. In this edition, a big sweep happened when Korea called to be one of the finalists for Miss World Asia Pacific.


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