Czech Republic’s Krystyna Pyszková takes the crown

Czech Republic’s Krystyna Pyszková takes the crown

Krystyna Pyszková of the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World in a glittering contest held in Mumbai, India. Among 112 contestants, Yasmina Zaytoun of Lebanon was the first runner-up, with the competition taking place in India’s financial and entertainment capital. Pyszkova expressed deep honor in representing her country and the values of ‘beauty with a purpose’ on the global platform after being crowned Miss World.

After receiving the crown from the reigning Miss World Karoline Bielawska of Poland, Pyszková waved to the large crowd at the Jio World Convention Center and hugged some of the other contestants. The event showcased India’s culture, traditions, heritage, arts, crafts, and textiles to a massive global audience, with participants wearing heavily embroidered skirts and blouses while dancing to popular Bollywood songs. This beauty competition marked the return to India after 28 years.

Sini Shetty from India made it to the final eight before exiting the competition. India has seen six women win the Miss World title, including Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999), Priyanka Chopra (2000), and Manushi Chillar (2017). The 71st Miss World beauty pageant was hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and Miss World 2013 Megan Young from the Philippines.

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