- Who are the past Miss World winners from India
The Miss World contest was won by India in 1966, while it took decades for India to win the contest again, which it did in 1994. India subsequently won the beauty pageant in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2017.
Dr Reita Faria, a former physician, was born in 1943 to Goan parents. After she won the coveted Miss World title, she completed her MBBS degree and studied at King’s College Hospital in London, eventually becoming a doctor.
Many decades after Dr Reita Faria won the Miss World title, Aishwarya Rai shot to fame after she won the title in 1994. Aishwarya Rai eventually went on to become a popular celebrity and a Bollywood actor.
Diana Hayden, a model and actress, became the third Indian to win the Miss World beauty pageant in 1997.
After Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, also an actress and a model, was crowned Miss World in 1999
Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World contest in the year 2000. After being crowned Miss World, Priyanka Chopra began her career in the Bollywood film industry and has since become a superstar in the industry.
India’s Manushi Chhillar won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017. Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.