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India's Srishti Rana is the new Miss Asia Pacific World!

Last updated on: October 31, 2013 21:47 IST

India's Srishti Rana is the new Miss Asia Pacific World!

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21-year-old beauty is crowned by fellow Indian and previous year's winner Himangini Singh Yadu

Srishti Rana beat 49 contestants and won the Miss Asia Pacific crown in Busan, South Korea.

Rana wore a Falguni & Shane Peacock gown as she was crowned by one a fellow Indian, Himangini Singh Yadu who was last year's winner.

This is the first time that India has won two consecutive titles at the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant.

Prior to this, India has won over two consecutive years only at the Miss World pageant in 1999 (Yukta Mookhey) and 2000 (Priyanka Chopra).

Only two other countries have achieved this feat at Miss World. Sweden's Kicki Hakansson won the title in 1951 followed by May Louise Flodin in 1952. This was followed by United Kingdom's Ann Sidney who won the crown in 1964 and Lesley Langley in 1965.


Image: Srishti Rana became the fifth Indian to win the Miss Asia Pacific crown
Photographs: Courtesy Percept Profile PR

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Srishti Rana hails from Faridabad, studies as Manav Rachna International University and counts painting and music among other things as her interests.

She was the second runners-up at the Femina Miss India 2013 and admires men who respect women, are understanding and have a good sense of humour.

Tom Cruise and Aishwarya Rai are among Srishti Rana's favourite actors and loves 3 Idiots and A Walk to Remember among her favourite films.

Unlike Miss Asia Pacific International, which is Asia's oldest beauty pageant, having started as a regional pageant in 1968, Miss Asia Pacific World is relatively new having started in 2011 and has nothing to do with the latter.

Indians who won Miss Asia Pacific International include Zeenat Aman (in 1970), Tara Anne Fonseca (1973) and Dia Mirza (in 2000).

Prior to Srishti Rana, Himangini Singh Yadu has won Miss Asia Pacific World.


Image: Srishti Rana hails from Faridabad, India
Photographs: Courtesy Percept Profile PR

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