Who was the First Indian Miss World?

The first woman of India who became the miss world was Reita Faria.

About Reita Faria

Reita Faria Powell was born in the year 1945 in Mumbai, India. She became the first Indian and Asian woman who won the title of Miss World in 1966. She lives in the Dublin, Ireland with her family. She got married to the David Powell (an endocrinologist) in the year 1971 and has two children and five grandchildren.

How Reita Faria became the First Indian Woman Miss World

She has started her career by winning the Miss Mumbai crown as well as the Eve’s Weekly Miss India competition. Her hard work and continuity led her to win the miss world title in the year 1966. After winning the title of miss world she has concentrated towards her medical studies instead of being a model or film actress. She has completed her M.B.B.S. degree from the Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals. After that, she continued her study from the King’s College Hospital, London.

Achievements of Reita Faria as a First Indian Woman Miss World

  • She became the first woman of India who won the title of miss world in the year 1966.
  • She became a judge at the Femina Miss India competition of the year 1998 and judge at various Miss World competitions as well. She also became a judge at the Miss World final in 1976, London when “Cindy Breakespeare” won.

What is Miss World

The Miss World title is given the woman of any county who won it after a big competition held among various competitors. It was first started by the Eric Morley in the United Kingdom in the year 1951. The winner of this title represents the Miss World Organization including various other causes for the whole year. There is a tradition that the winner of the Miss World title lives in the London throughout her reign.