Miss World 2024 title awarded to Krystyna Pyszková of Czech Republic

Miss World 2024 title awarded to Krystyna Pyszková of Czech Republic

Krystyna Pyszková of the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World at a glittering contest held in Mumbai, India on Saturday night, beating out 112 other contestants. Yasmina Zaytoun of Lebanon was the first runner-up in the competition held in India’s financial and entertainment capital. Pyszkova expressed her gratitude at being crowned Miss World, stating that it was a dream come true for her and she was deeply honored to represent her country and the values of ‘beauty with a purpose’ on a global platform.

After receiving the crown from the reigning Miss World, Karolina Bielawska of Poland, Pyszkova waved to the large crowd at the Jio World Convention Center, hugging some of the other contestants. The event showcased India’s rich culture, traditions, heritage, arts, crafts, and textiles to a massive global audience. Participants were dressed in heavily embroidered skirts and blouses, dancing to popular Bollywood songs.

This beauty competition marked the return of Miss World to India after 28 years. Indian contestant Sini Shetty made it to the final eight before exiting the competition. India has a strong history in the Miss World pageant, with six women from the country having won the title in the past, 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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