HONOLULU -- Debi Brett of Great Britain garnered more votes than 20 other finalists in a nationwide call-in beauty contest Monday night to win 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' title.
Ms. Brett received 53.46 percent of the ballots cast by television viewers who called a computer system number in Kansas City, Mo.
She won $100,000 in prizes.
Contestants were selected by casting directors in 21 countries or geographical areas who scouted for the girls. In the finals, they were judged in swim suit and Hawaiian fashion competition and in a 30-second photo session.