At age 21, Daniela di Giacomo from Venezuela was crowned Miss International 2006. She succeeded Miss International 2005, Precious Lara Quigaman of the Philippines.
Daniela bested 52 other beauties to win the 5th Miss International crown for her country. Prior to winning the competition, she represented Barinas at the Miss Venezuela 2005 pageant, where she was crowned as Miss Venezuela International.
Miss International 2006 was held both in Tokyo, Japan, and Beijing, China. While the competition kicked-off in Tokyo, Japan with the arrival of the contestants on October 12, 2006, the final event was held at the Beijing Exhibition Center in China on November 11.
Miss International 2006: Venezuela – Daniela Di Giacomo
1st runner-up: Panama – Mayte Sánchez González
2nd runner-up: Korea – Jang Yoon-seo
China – Chen Qian
Colombia – Karina Guerra Rodriguez
Dominican Republic – Wilma Abreu Nazario
Guadeloupe – Meryta Melina
India – Sonalli Sehgall
Japan – Mami Sakurai
Puerto Rico – Sharon Gómez
Spain – Sara Sánchez Torres
Thailand – Vasana Wongbuntree
Photos: Miss International