India’s Parvathy is first runner-up at Miss World contest

December 14th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS  

Miss World 2008 runner-up Parvathy OmanakuttanJohannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) India’s Parvathy Omanakuttan was adjudged the first runner-up at the Miss World pageant here Saturday evening.She impressed the jury with her looks and quick wit and was one the five finalists out of the 109 contestants at the Sandton Convention Center. However, she was finally beaten by Miss Russia.

Miss Trinidad and Tobago was named the second runner-up. The others in contention in the final five were Miss South Africa and Miss Angola.

India had high hopes on 21-year-old Parvathy to win the crown that last came to the country in 2000.

India boasts of Miss Worlds like Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000).

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