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Lamisi Mbilla, made history in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, by becoming be first Ghanaian beauty queen to make it to the finals of the Miss World pageant.
Mbilla was “fastracked” to join the final 16 after she won the ‘beauty with a purpose’ prize for her “sterling work raising awareness and changing attitudes towards the impact of iodine deficiency and Guinea Worm,” according to Miss World 2006 organisers.
Lamisi Mbillah, a 23-year-old student, impressed the judges with her tireless commitment to charitable works up and down the country, and a focus on carrying out a number of social programmes as ambassador for the eradication of Guinea Worm from her community. She submitted examples of her efforts to educate people in the towns and villages, her media campaigning and her compassion with the afflicted.
Mrs Julia Morley, who initiated the ‘beauty with a purpose’ award specifically to recognise efforts of charity and good deeds, said: “The standard of work submitted by this year’s contestants was overwhelming. There were people who have worked with children, with the sick, and with the elderly in their communities. [Lamisi] stood out for the tremendous work she has done for so many people across her country. She is a very deserved winner of this award.”
Miss Czech, won the Miss World 2006 crown and Miss Angola was adjudged ‘Miss World Africa’.