Miss Iceland, Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, was selected Miss World 2005 on Saturday December 10. The competetition was held in the city of Sanya in China. Unnur Birna gained instandt recognition in Iceland after she was selected Miss Iceland, 21 years after her mother, Unnur Steinsson, won the same title. Unnur Birna finished ahead of over 100 contestants. Miss Mexico finished second and Miss Puerto Rico got third place. Three Icelandic women have previously been selected the most beautiful women in the world. Gudrún Bjarnadóttir in 1963, Hólmfrídur Karlsdóttir in 1985 and Linda Pétursdóttir 1989.