Miss Spain Wins Miss World 2015 (VIDEO)
Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo won Miss World 2015 on Saturday in Sanya, China.
She is the first from Spain to win the title.
Fifth place went to Miss Jamaica, fourth to Miss Lebanon, third to Miss Indonesia, second place was awarded to Miss Russia.
Lalaguna is a 23-year-old model from Barcelona with a degree in pharmacology who plans to pursue a master’s degree in nutrition. She placed first in the competition’s top model contest and appeared to impress the judges with her public speaking.
Not present was Miss Canada, Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, who had been prevented from boarding her connecting flight to Sanya from Hong Kong last month after China refused her a visa.
Lin is an outspoken critic of Chinese religious policy and a follower of the Falun Gong meditation practice, which was outlawed by China in 1999.