LEBANON (Azad Or)–The impressively staged Miss Europe 99 competitions were held this week at an exotic site in Lebanon.
Also participating in the competitions was Miss Armenia Gohar Haroutiunian–who has already represented Armenia in a number of international beauty pageants. Haroutiunian was named Miss Talent after performing an Armenian dance in traditional Armenian costume. Haroutiunian was crowned by Miss Lebanon.
The Armenian representative was one of the 15 finalists for the Miss Europe crown. The top 5 of the finalists were selected at the end of the night with Russian beauty Elena Grigorina taking first place–followed by second-place Italy–third-place Estonia–fourth-place Finland and fifth-place Czech Republic. Last year’s Miss Europe Isavela Taran–whose father is Greek and mother is French–crowned this year’s winner.
In addition to the Miss Europe and Miss Talent awards–Miss Friendship went to Miss Switzerland–Miss Photogenic went to Miss Finland–and Miss Congeniality went to Miss Italy.