The Jewish Miss France, Alexandra Rosenfeld, on Friday won the Miss Europe 2006 title in the Ukrainian capital which hosted the annual contest for the first time.
Rosenfeld, 19, from the southern Languedoc region, was chosen by an international jury headed by Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
Interfax news agency said her title comes with a 100,000 Euro (USD 127,000) tag and a diamond-studded crown made by Chopard estimated at 350,000 Euros.
The 1.73-meter (five feet seven inches) beauty was trailed by Miss Ukraine, Miss Spain, Miss Poland and Miss Belarus. In all 34 beauty queens had joined the contest.
Earlier this year, Alexandra took part in a French demonstration against anti-Semitism following the brutal murder of Ilan Halimi in Paris.
According to European Jewish Press, when Alexandra won her crown as Miss France, the organizer Genevieve de Fontenay reacted to anti-Semitic comments made of Alexandra by saying: "This is the first year we have a young Jewish woman but so what? Alexandra has the right to be Miss France."