Northern Ireland sang her way into the Miss World Final with a show stopping performance of the Irish tune ‘She moves through the fair’. Dressed in beaded green silk, Catherine stunned her fellow contestants and the audience of Wroclaw VIP’s with her atmospheric performance.
The look on her face said it all when her name was called as winner of tonight’s Miss World 2006 Talent Show.
Winning the award will fast track Northern Ireland through to the Miss World Grand Final in Warsaw on September 30th where she will join the final 16.
‘I cannot believe it, in my wildest dreams I never pictured myself standing here a winner. I am so proud’ said Catherine.
Second place was taken by Italy, a gymnast with Zimbabwe coming a close thirdwith her traditional African click song.
Fourth place was taken by Estonia for her modern ballet performance while Mongolia astounded all with her unbelievable traditional dance.
The judging panel chaired by Mrs Julia Morley included Miss World 2005 - Unnur Birna, international musical director Mike Dixon and renowned choreographer.
Catherine Milligan, Northern Ireland
1st runner-up: Italy, Elizaveta Migatcheva
2nd runner-up: Zimbabwe, Lorraine Maphala
3rd runner-up: Estonia, Leisi Poldsam
4th runner-up: Mongolia, Selenge Erdene-Ochir
(Courtesy: Miss World)