Lucy Layton triumphed over twenty two other international entrants to require the title Miss net World, in a very competition that aimed to spice up the image of the north African dictatorship and celebrate young women's dreams of international accord and glamour.
Swimsuits were off limits, but the competitors were able to strut the catwalk in Libyan army uniforms and T-shirts sporting their national flags and heart-framed portraits of the Libyan president Muammar Gadafy instead.
"I need Miss net World to be an intelligent contest," the pageant's founder, Omar Harcourt, told the Egyptian paper Al-Ah ram.
"As the girls are beautiful, and every creature is sensitive to feminine beauty, I have given the pageant the slogan 'Beauty will save the world'.
"For that reason, we determined to carry the event in Libya ... Libya has undoubtedly chosen to measure in peace with all other countries, consistent with its leader's recent speeches."
He has instructed that future competitions ought to be held in Afghanistan and North Korea.
Col Gadafy did his best to be voted Mr Congeniality, sending three private jets to Europe to pick up the organisers and entrants and entertaining them as they toured Libya.
They visited the ruins of his former home - that the US bombed in 1986, killing his adopted daughter - to unleash a flock of white doves following a speech by Miss net USA on the importance of peace.