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Thursday, 6 October 2011

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Isla White was said to be overjoyed to have won the coveted crown

After the controversy last year when Edith Millpond won Miss Isle of Wight despite being married and dead for three years, this year's competition went without a hitch.

It could not have gone to a more deserving girl this time.

Miss Isla White, 17 from Sandown, was almost unanimously selected as the most beautiful girl on the island. Out of the ten judges, only Hillary Dale, the blind head librarian from Newport, did not vote for her, voting instead for fellow judge, David Pugh, whose voice she liked.

Miss White stormed through the regionalised rounds, being crowned Miss Sandown back in June.

"There was a little bit of ill-feeling over her crowning of Miss Sandown," said Sandown judge, Mrs Rose White, Isla's mother. "However, with her going on to win the whole island's hearts and votes, I think I was right to select her over Karen Vann."

July saw Isla face stiff competition from three times champion Edith Millpond for the crown of Miss South East Isle of White, but after Rose White's official complaint about married people taking part, it was plain sailing to the semi-finals for Miss South Isle of White.

"It was a good job I read the rules of entry," said Rose White. "There's nothing in the rules about being deceased, but being married is quite clearly marked as a rule breaker."

Isla White and four other girls from the districts (North, East, West and Central), faced the Miss Isle Of Wight challenges with decorum and grace.

"It was a difficult choice," said David Pugh. "Lyndsey Yeed from Yarmouth was a close second in my eyes, despite being a man this time last year."

Isla White (pictured) becomes the first blonde haired, blue eyed girl to have won the competition since Carol Singer back in 1968. She will now enjoy all that the role has to offer, such as representing the Isle of White in Miss UK, and hopefully the Miss World competition next May. Additionally, she can chose any fifteen light-bulbs from Tony's Light Emporium, this year's competition sponsor. Energy Saving Bulbs excluded.

An exhumation order has been placed on Edith Millpond's grave to retrieve the crown and sceptre for the awards ceremony on Saturday.

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