Aug 2 2005

YEREVAN, AUGUST 2, ARMENPRESS: Anush Grigorian, the winner of the
first prize in "Miss Armenia-2003", the winner of "Miss Tourism
International: the Queen of the Year-2004" together with beauties
from 61 countries participated in "Miss Intercontinental-2005" 34th
competition held in Chinese city of Hangshan on July 30 and took the
4th place.

The winner and the carrier of "Miss Intercontinental-2005" title became
beauty from Venezuela, the first prize winner is beauty from Finland,
the second one is beauty from Norway and the third one is beauty from
Puerto Rico. Karen Arestakesian, director of "Miss Armenia" national
office, who was also included in the jury of the contest, told that
Armenia's participation in the contest creates good opportunity for
presenting Armenia.

He said the Armenian beauty was in the center of attention of all the
present either by her appearance, either by her intellectual potential
and either by her ability to communicate with others. On response to
the question what's the aim of her participation in competition Anush
Grigorian said "This beauty contest is an opportunity to communicate
with different cultures." Armenia is participating in the "Miss
Intercontinental-2005" contest for the first time under the sponsorship
of Gurgen Arsenian, head of UN faction and Austrian airlines.