The World's almost at her feet
Pantaloons Femina Miss India-World 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan was crowned 1st runner-up in the Miss World 2008 contest at Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday. Miss Russia Ksenia Sukhinova won, while Miss Trinidad and Tobago Gabriel Walcott was 2nd runner-up. The title for the 21-year-old English Lit graduate from Mithibai College comes barely three weeks after her father, manager at a restaurant at the Taj Mahal hotel, had a narrow escape on 26/11 — he had just left before the terrorists struck. Five Miss Indias have won the coveted title: Reita Faria in 1966, Aishwarya Rai in 1994, Diana Hayden in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.
Labels: Miss World 2008