Krystyna Pyszkova from Czech Republic wins Miss World title, Sini Shetty reaches Top 8

Krystyna Pyszkova of the Czech Republic was crowned the 71st Miss World at a glittering ceremony co-hosted by filmmaker and celebrity Karan Johar in Mumbai on Saturday night. The beauty pageant returned to India after 28 years, last held in Bengaluru in 1996. She was crowned by Miss World 2023, Karolina Bielawska of Poland.

Krystyna beat out competitors Yasmina Zaytoun of Lebanon, Ache Abrahams of Trinidad and Tobago, and Lesego Chombo of Botswana to take the prestigious title. Miss India (and Mumbai girl) Sini Shetty made it to the Top 8 but was eliminated after her answer to the competition question on the empowerment of women through social media failed to impress the judges.

The grand finale of the Miss World pageant featured 40 contestants from around the world out of the 112 participants. The event was a star-studded affair with Bollywood actresses and pop stars serving as judges and performers. Test cricketer-turned-Rajya Sabha MP Harbhajan Singh and reality TV personalities were also in attendance.

The event also saw the leading ladies of the upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali web series ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ making an appearance during a deferred live broadcast. The first track of the series was released on the same day and played at the venue, adding to the glamour of the event.

Overall, the 71st Miss World pageant was a night filled with glitz, glamour, and talent, as Krystyna Pyszkova emerged as the deserving winner, showcasing beauty, grace, and intelligence on the international stage.


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