Beauty with brains: Brit student wins World Miss University title

December 18th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 18 (ANI): A British student, who is an honours graduate, a champion kick-boxer, a model, an actress, and an aid worker, has become the first in UK to win the World Miss University title.

Katie Farr, 24, from Leeds, who beat 40 other brainy beauties to the title, is said to have dazzled the judges with her high intellect and kickboxing moves rather than her amazing figure.

Farr has an IQ of 140 and is the first ever contestant from the UK to take home the crown since the competition was launched in 1986.

Last year, she won the title of Miss Leeds and was one of the top 20 finalists for the Miss England competition.

Earlier this month, she jetted out to Seoul, in South Korea, where the World Miss University competition took place over the course of a two-week assessment.

The contestants had to learn how to produce traditional cuisine, feed the homeless, deliver sacks of coal to poor Koreans and show their debating skills in an international peace forum.

“The result wasn’t just based on the final, there was people following us throughout the whole two weeks, watching how we did and what questions we asked,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

“I think it’s fair to say that the winner is the brainiest beauty contestant. There’s definitely some truth in that,” she added.

Miss World University, first conceived by student union presidents from universities around the world, is designed to promote world peace. (ANI)

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