Miss World Winners from India: Miss World is the oldest running international beauty contest. On July 29, 1951, Eric Morley created the beauty pageant in the United Kingdom. The motto of the pageant is 'Beauty with a Purpose'. It is one of the big four international beauty pageants, along with Miss Universe, Miss Earth and Miss International.
The title is given on the basis of vision beauty, intelligence, wit, hard work, sensitivity and personality. Eric Morley died in 2000 and his wife, Julia Morley, succeeded as chairwoman of the Miss World Organization.
List of Miss World Winners from India
Reita Faria is the first Indian to win a beauty contest Miss World in 1966. The below list of Miss World winners from India From 1966 to 2024
|Manushi Chhillar is an Indian actress and model. In 2017, when she won Miss World, she was pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer and has been trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy. She has also attended the National School of Drama.
|Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of the highest-paid and most popular Indian celebrities. She has received numerous awards: Padma Shri (2016), National Film Award and Filmfare Awards. She was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She is married to American singer Nick Jonas.
|Yukta Mookhey is an Indian civic activist and actress. She has won 49th edition of Miss World in 1999. She studied Zoology as well as Hindustani classical music and has a diploma in computer sciences. She is involved in various social and charitable causes. She has also worked in Bollywood films like Katputtli, Swayamsiddha, Good Newwz.
|Diana Hayden is an actress, model and television host. She is from an Anglo-Indian family who worked as an event manager. She also won the title of the ‘Femina Miss India’ in 1997. She is married to Collin Dick in 2013 and has 3 children.
|Aishwarya Rai is an Indian Actress who has won Miss World in 1994. After winning the title, Aishwarya appeared in films. Her debut movie was Mani Ratnam's Iruvar. She has received Filmfare Awards for her role in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. She has been awarded with Padma Shri in 2009. She is married to Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007
|Reita Faria is the first Asian women and first Indian to win an international beauty contest. She has also won Miss Bombay in 1966 and Eve's Weekly Miss India in 1966. She chose to focus on her medical studies rather than films and modelling. She lives in Dublin with her husband David Powell.
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