India’s contender for the much-coveted Miss World 2012 title, Vanya Mishra was amongst the top seven finalists at the global beauty pageant. Vanya won ‘Miss Social Media’ and ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ title and was being touted as one of the probable winner.
The contenders for the ‘Miss Social Media’ round were judged for their social networking skills which are in demand these days to climb the ladder of success.
Vanya was also noted for the work she did with a charity named ‘Muktangan’ which won her fifty points extra, thus making her entry easy amongst the top 7 finalists.
During the final round, the contestants were asked Why they deserved to be the next Miss World. Vanya answered: “I believe that the next Miss World should be a woman with a kind heart and humility, who wherever she goes, makes people feel that she is their own. Somebody who carries simple values in this complex world, somebody who believes in herself. And this is what I believe I am.”
Vanya is currently doing her undergraduate programme in Electrical Engineering and hails from the city of Jalandhar.
There were 116 participating countries this year – the most number of participating countries thus far.