India is ready to host the Miss World 2023 competition, as the coveted international beauty pageant makes its return to the country after nearly three decades.
The much anticipated 71st edition of Miss World is likely to take place in November this year.
The final dates of which are yet to be ascertained.
India had last hosted the international pageant in 1996.
Equally excited and looking forward to India hosting the event was the current Miss India World Sini Shetty. This will represent the country in the high-octane competition.
“I am so excited to meet all my sisters across the globe to welcome them to India to show them. What India truly stands for, what India is, what is the diversity in India. I am really excited and looking forward to this journey. I hope you guys have the best time here in India,” she said.
India has won the prestigious title six times. Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999), Priyanka Chopra (2000), and Manushi Chillar (2017).
The month-long event, which would witness contestants from over 130 countries. Thus, it will feature a series of rigorous competitions, including talent showcases, sports challenges, and charitable initiatives — all aimed at highlighting the qualities that make them ambassadors of change.
The reigning Miss World, Karolina Bielawska of Poland, who is currently in India thus spreading the word about the beauty competition. Also, said she is excited to hand over her crown in this “beautiful country” which stands for the same values as Miss World.