Reita Faria to Manushi Chillar, meet 6 women from India who bagged title of Miss World

Miss World is the oldest running international beauty contest which was created by Eric Morley in the United Kingdom on July 29, 1951. It is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, along with Miss Universe, Miss Earth and Miss International.

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India won its first Big Four title when physician Reita Faria from Bombay bagged the title becoming the first Asian to win. From 1966 to 2017, here is a list of six women from India who made the country proud with their win.(Instagram)

India won its first Big Four title when physician Reita Faria from Bombay bagged the title becoming the first Asian to win. From 1966 to 2017, here is a list of six women from India who made the country proud with their win.(Instagram)

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Reita Faria: Way before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, in 1966, Reita Faria became the first Asian to be crowned as Miss World. After her one year Miss World tenure, she received many offers to act in films but Reita refused them and concentrated on medical studies.(Instagram/@pageantandglamour)

Reita Faria: Way before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, in 1966, Reita Faria became the first Asian to be crowned as Miss World. After her one year Miss World tenure, she received many offers to act in films but Reita refused them and concentrated on medical studies.(Instagram/@pageantandglamour)

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: The actor won the title of Miss World in 1994 and made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam's Tamil movie, 'Iruvar.' She then made her Bollywood debut with 'Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya' and has since then won hearts of many with her acting. (Instagram/@beautyofworld05)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: The actor won the title of Miss World in 1994 and made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam's Tamil movie, 'Iruvar.' She then made her Bollywood debut with 'Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya' and has since then won hearts of many with her acting. (Instagram/@beautyofworld05)

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Diana Hayden: In 1997, the Anglo Indian model won the title of Miss World from India. She also won three sub-tiles Miss World - Asia and Oceania, Miss Photogenic and Spectacular Swimwear. She went on to do films in Bollywood but was not able to make a mark in the Bollywood industry. (Instagram/@tgpc_official)

Diana Hayden: In 1997, the Anglo Indian model won the title of Miss World from India. She also won three sub-tiles Miss World - Asia and Oceania, Miss Photogenic and Spectacular Swimwear. She went on to do films in Bollywood but was not able to make a mark in the Bollywood industry. (Instagram/@tgpc_official)

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Yukta Mookhey: She was the fourth Indian to win the Miss World beauty pageant in 1999. During the contest, she also won the title of Miss World-Asia and Miss World-Oceania. (Instagram/@pageantmoments)

Yukta Mookhey: She was the fourth Indian to win the Miss World beauty pageant in 1999. During the contest, she also won the title of Miss World-Asia and Miss World-Oceania. (Instagram/@pageantmoments)

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Priyanka Chopra: PeeCee needs no introduction. Priyanka, who is now a global icon, was crowned Miss World in 2000 and ever since she only kept reaching for the moon. She is a successful actor, producer and one of India's highest-paid entertainers.(Instagram/@priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra: PeeCee needs no introduction. Priyanka, who is now a global icon, was crowned Miss World in 2000 and ever since she only kept reaching for the moon. She is a successful actor, producer and one of India's highest-paid entertainers.(Instagram/@priyankachopra)

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Manushi Chhillar: Another beauty queen from India who was crowned Miss World in 2017. She is the sixth representative from India to win the Miss World pageant.(Instagram/@missworld/@manushi_chillar)

Manushi Chhillar: Another beauty queen from India who was crowned Miss World in 2017. She is the sixth representative from India to win the Miss World pageant.(Instagram/@missworld/@manushi_chillar)

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