Social media users are venting their anger online after Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo was crowned the Miss World 2015 at the annual pageant. Twitter erupted minutes after it was announced that the blonde beauty beat out 116 other contestant to win the competition at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya, China.
While some members of the online community accused organisers of rigging the result, others claimed Miss Lebanon Valerie Abou Chacra was the more worthy winner.
According to the official website of Miss World Organization, Abou Chacra is a 23-year-old student at the Lebanese American University (LAU) who appears in TV shows and commercials across Lebanon.
All the contestants of the 65th edition of Miss World contest went through a series of activities and events. The Middle Eastern brunette won over fans after giving an impressive speech in which she said: "I think that modesty and love and serenity is what the world needs more these years. Miss World should have these qualifications in order to spread them all around the world. I promise to use all the energy inside me to draw smiles on other faces."
The pageant hasn't been without controversy. Earlier in the competition, the Chinese government banned Anastasia Lin, Miss Canada, from entering the country, preventing her from appearing in the finals. Lin has said it was a retaliation by China as she has spoken about the country's human rights abuses.