An 18 year old young woman from the Czech Republic has been chosen as Miss World, 2006.
WARSAW, Poland – Tatana Kucharova, an 18-year-old student from the Czech Republic, won the2006 beauty contest on Saturday.
Kucharova defeated 103 other women in voting by a panel of judges and television viewers around the world during a two-hour finals ceremony in the Polish capital.
First runner-up in the 56th edition of the annual beauty pageant was Joana Valentina Boitor, a 17-year-old from Romania. Australia's Sabrina Houssami, 20, was third.
Wearing a long white dress, a teary Kucharova blew kisses to the 2,500 audience members in Warsaw's Congress Hall after she received her diamond crown from Miss World 2005, Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir of Iceland.
And just because I know for a fact that some folks who read this blog will enjoy this, here's a link to a slideshow of the Miss World competition.