New Delhi: Vanya Mishra, India’s 21-year-old girl from Chandigarh, and 115 other beauty queens from various countries on Saturday contested for the 62nd Miss World title in the picturesque city of Ordos in China.

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For the first time in the history of Miss World title, a maximum number of 116 contestants from various countries participated for the highly coveted title.

Ordos, one of the richest cities in China is also known as a mining city.

Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, who held the last year’s (2011) prestigious title, conferred upon the crown to this year’s winner.

Born on February 27, 1992, in Jalandhar, Vanya was crowned the winner of Femina Miss India on March 30, 2012. She is currently doing her under graduate program in Electrical Engineering from PEC University of Technology.

Vanya always had a knack for social work. As a child she used to visit the school of visually impaired with her mother and insisted that she would pledge her eyes.

The beauty pageant was held on Saturday in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

Vanya is a big foodie. Her favourite movie is Due Date. Her favorite actors are Priyanka Chopra and Robert Downey, Jr. She loves to play badminton. Her favorite car is Audi. She likes reading, dancing, listening to music and fashion. She too likes sports and is a diehard fan of tennis star Roger Federer. Vanya believes a person's most attractive physical feature is his or her smile.


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