Aayushi Dholakia, 16, from Vadodara, Gujarat was crowned Miss Teen International 2019. She is the first Asian in 27 years to win the title.
India's Aayushi Dholakia was crowned Miss Teen International 2019. The beauty pageant took place at Gurugram.
A Class 11 student, the 16-year-old from Vadodara created history by becoming the first Asian to win the title by beating 22 contestants from across the world.
Yessenia Garcia from Paraguay was the first runner-up, and Botswana's Anicia Gaothusi was crowned second runner-up.
Aayushi also won the National Costume round and the Best Speech Award. A trained Kathak dancer, she has been dancing for over 10 years.
For the finale question, Aayushi was asked: 'Do you think the world would be a better place if we just had one world government and no separate countries?
'I don't think that the world will be a better place if we had a single government and no separate countries as all the countries are divided on their geographical area, people, their ideas and opinions,' she replied.
'All the world and political leaders are well aware what is better for their countrymen and people.
'Being an Indian, I strongly believe in vasudhaiva kutumakkam, which means the world is one large family.
'So, irrespective of the different countries and government we all are a family and are bound by love and peace.'
This is the first time in 27 years that an Asian beauty queen has won the title.