New Delhi, December 22 (IANSlife): Miss Teen International is the oldest running teen pageant in the world and in 27 years we haven't had a winner from the Indian subcontinent. All this changed when 16-year old Vadodara based Aayushi Dholakia won the crown for India. The event was held in the Kingdom of Dreams on 19 December 2019.
The class 11th student trained in Kathak Classical dance also won Best in National Costume award and Best in Speech Award. 22 countries were vying for the international crown; Yessenia Garcia from Paraguay came as the First Runners-Up and Anicia Gaothusi from Botswana came as the Second Runners-Up. Suman Rao Crowned Miss World Asia 2019: Things About Miss World 2nd Runner-Up You Didn't Know.
Dholakia impressed judges with the answer to her final question: "Do you think the world would be a better place if we just had one world government and no separate countries?"
To the question, she answered: "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. 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 one family. So, irrespective of the different countries and government we all are a family and are bounded by love and peace."
India Wins the First Miss Teen International Crown in 27 Years
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Miss Teen International 2019✨🇮🇳 A dream come true, a proud moment for my nation and my family..!!🌟 The feeling is still sinking in..!! Can’t believe that INDIA won the first ever Miss Teen International crown🇮🇳☺️ The journey from being crowned as Miss Teen India to this prestigious crown has been just phenomenal..!! Meeting all the lovely contestants from all over the world and knowing about their cultures and traditions!! Made some amazing friends @tania_rupasinghe @tanya.pz @just.kayls @ederashrestha @lyns_conde I’m going to miss you guys so much..!!♥️♥️ Being the first Asian to win the coveted title, I take in pride to thank all the people who are behind this win..!! @iamnikhilanand sir for giving me the responsibility of this crown and believing in my hard work and turning my dream into reality😇🙏🏻 My organisation @missteeninternationalind for giving me the title and the opportunity to represent my country!🙏🏻 @iam_vaibhavraj @bevin02 @iam_nishantanand @krish.gangwar thank you for being an amazing company throughout the pageant and I will definitely cherish all the moments spent together😊💕 Thankful to @ms____photography @pranavshastriphotography for being awesome photographers and for clicking my good pictures🙈😋 @anjali_raut_cocoaberry @allylovesgym @cocoaberrytalent33 my institute which has not only introduced me to the world of pageants but has also made me what I am today💕😄 @ritikaramtri ma’am who has supported me and made be better!🙏🏻One of the sweetest mentors I have ever had..!!😇 My mom @dholakiadeepali who had been even more excited than me for the pageant and had worked immensely hard to leave no stone unturned to make my presence at the pageant♥️😊 My sister and father who have been the fuel of my life and has always encouraged me to follow my dreams..!!🌟 All my friends who have been so so supportive and have motivated me that I feel lucky to have them..!!♥️✨ Love you all♥️ Aayushi🌟 Wearing the beautiful gown by @kyrachhabriaofficial This gown has definitely proved to be lucky for me..!!🌟♥️ Moment captured by - @mukesh_rathore_pnv
Thu Phan from Vietnam won Miss Teen Asia, Maria Luisa Piras from Italy won Miss Teen Europe, Anicia Gaothusi from Botswana won Miss Teen Africa and Alessandra Santos from Brazil won Miss Teen America.