India’s participation in the Miss World pageant has been a testament to grace, intelligence and elegance. From Reita Powell’s groundbreaking victory in 1966 to Manushi Chillar’s international acclaim after her win in 2017, Indian beauty queens have not only displayed their physical beauty but also their empathy and dedication to creating a positive societal impact. This article delves into the impressive history of Miss World titles won by India and the exceptional women who have won the crown with pride.
List of All the Miss Worlds from India till 2023
India has a total of six Miss World titles to its name. The journey began in 1966 when Reita Faira claimed the first-ever Miss World crown for India. following that groundbreaking win, India secured the Miss World title again in 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2017.
Here is the complete list of all the Miss Worlds from India till 2023:
|Miss World from India till 2023|
|Name||Year of Winning the title||Birth Year||Details|
|Reita Faria||1966||1943||Physician and model|
|Aishwariya Rai||1994||1973||She was pursuing degree in architecture, which she left for a career in modelling. Model and actress in Tamil, Hindi and English movies|
|Diana Hayden||1997||1973||Model, actress, TV host|
|Yukta Mookhey||1999||1977||Holds a diploma in Computer Science. She was a model and actress before becoming a civic activist.|
|Priyanka Chopra||2000||1982||She left her college education to enter the beauty pageant.
Model, Actress, singer and producer.
|Manushi Chillar||2017||1997||She is a doctor by degree. She is an actress and a model.|
Miss World 2023 in India
The Miss World 2023 pageant, the 71st edition of the competition, is scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India, on 16th December 2023. This marks the second time that India has had the honor of hosting this prestigious event. The reigning titleholder, Karolina Bielawska from Poland, will pass on her crown to the new Miss World at the end of the competition.
About Miss World
The Miss World is headquartered in London, England and is currently led by Julia Morley as its President. The current Miss World titleholder for 2022 is Karolina Bielawska from Poland.
India has consistently taken part in the Miss World Competition, achieving victory several times. Winning the Femina Miss India competition grants the winner the opportunity to represent India in the Miss World event.