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(E) Mrs.Croatia Ivana Brnic-Boce 1st runner-up at Mrs.World 2005
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  03/4/2005 | Entertainment | Unrated
(E) Mrs.Croatia Ivana Brnic-Boce 1st runner-up at Mrs.World 2005


Mrs.Croatia Ivana Brnic-Boce Mrs World 1st runner-up 2005



Newly crowned Mrs.World 2005 Sima Bakahr (C) of Israel poses with Mrs.Croatia Ivana Brnic-Boce (R) 1st runner-up and  Mrs.New Zealand Sherin Peace (L) 2nd runner-up, for the photographers during a function in Lonavala, 140 km (88 miles) from Bombay February 25, 2005. Bakahr was crowned Mrs.World from 41 contestants around the world. [Reuters]

Sima Bakhar of Israel is Mrs. World 2005
Mrs Croatia, Ivana Brnic Boce was named the first runner-up

Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Beating 40 other gorgeous beauty queens, Mrs. Israel Sima Bakhar won the coveted title of Mrs. World 2005 at Amby Valley Sahara Lake City near here.

Mrs. Croatia, Ivana Brnic Boce, and Mrs. New Zealand, Sherin Peace, were declared the first and second runners-up respectively at the event. India's Jeevika Shah could only make it as one of the six semi-finalists.

Last year's winner Suzana Pavadee Vicherut Mcnokroot of Thailand crowned Bakhar, 28, with a diamond and ruby studded crown worth $18,000.

A five-member panel of judges comprising celebrated personalities like Vijay Amritraj, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Swapna Roy, Heida Dianan (Mrs. America 2004) and Rosy Senanayake (Mrs. World 1985) picked the top three winners.

This was the first time that India played host to the contest, initiated in 1977. It symbolises the celebration of beauty, grace, charm and family values of women.

Speaking on the occasion David Z. Marmal, president of Mrs. America Inc and Mrs. World Inc said: "The event began with the intention of recognizing the contribution of a woman to her community, country and modern contemporary life. It now showcases the modern married women who has imbibed style, grace, beauty and intelligence."

Added Seemanto Roy, head of Sahara Infrastructure and Housing: "All the participants from around the world are living testimony to the continuously evolving empowered women who strive and achieve unprecedented balance in their multifaceted lives, contributing significantly both to the family and society as a whole."

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Mrs Croatia, Ivana Brnic Boce was named the first runner-up

Lifestyle: 26 February 2005, Saturday.

Mrs Bulgaria World 2005 Yana Marinova swept the "Duncans Beautiful Smile" award at the prestigious Mrs World contest.

The Mrs World 2005 title was swept by Mrs Israel Simam Bahahr. The ceremony took place at open-air theatre against the backdrop of a 15th century fort along the Sahyadri range in Amby Valley at Sahara Lake City near Mumbai.

Mrs Croatia, Ivana Brnic Boce was named the first runner-up and Mrs New Zealand Sherin Peace was the second runner-up.

The judges chose Mrs Ukraine Svitlana Valova as the Dettol Beautiful Skin, while Mrs Israel was voted Veets Beautiful Legs.

Mrs Bulgaria is a fresh acting star. Yana Marinova, aged 26, made a name with Bulgaria-produced soap opera Hotel Bulgaria, which is currently being shown on local Nova TV. The brunette Missis has had a modelling career but never won a beauty pageant before, media said.

Last year the beauty and intelligence of the Bulgarian ladies was acknowledged in the entire world as Mrs Bulgaria Globe 2004 Rumyana Marinova was crowned Mrs Globe 2004 at a special ceremony that took place in California.

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