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This half-Indian was crowned Miss Japan

September 08, 2016 13:37 IST
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Priyanka YoshikawaThe 22 year old has an Indian father and a Japanese mother. 

What a tearful victory it was for Priyanka Yoshikawa, an elephant trainer, who was crowned Miss Japan at a beauty pageant in Tokyo.

While many are celebrating her smashing success, the young girl is facing a racist backslash, which has already sparked in her country. 

In fact, a few Japanese critics have even alleged that she doesn't represent 'pure Japanese' beauty ideals as she's a hafu (somebody who is biracial). 

However, we think that Priyanka is undoubtedly a woman of substance.

These 11 photographs prove why...

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: That cheerful smile and shine on her face... our hearts just melted.

All photographs: Kind courtesy Priyanka Yoshikawa/Instagram 

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: Pucker it up, it's selfie time for Priyanka.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: A bit of goofing around isn't that bad at all. Here, Priyanka (right) is seen having fun with a friend.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: A stressful day at work? So what! Look how Priyanka unwinds after a long day of shooting.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: Who said models starve? Look how she enjoys a full-course meal with her pal.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: A fitness enthusiast, she works out hard to stay fit and lithe.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: Lifting dumbbells isn't enough. Priyanka kicks off her extra kilos by indulging in kick-boxing.

Priyanka Yoshikawa 

IMAGE: Damn H-A-W-T! What a killer body belle!
Donning a fringe bandeau bikini, Priyanka seriously gives out some major hot vibes.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: It's all about style, isn't it?
A clotheshorse since her early days, Priyanka likes to keep it classy and chic.

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: Tattoos are forever. Striking and minimalist, these art-inspired tattoos on Priyanka's body look like a walking masterpiece. 

Priyanka Yoshikawa

IMAGE: What a proud moment! Priyanka poses with her Miss Japan trophy and sash.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Yoshikawa/Twitter
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