Gibraltar’s Kaiane Aldorino is crowned Miss World 2009
Gibraltar’s Kaiane Aldorino was Saturday crowned Miss World at a glittering pageant here at which Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, herself a former Miss World, was one of the judges.
Mexico’s Perla Beltrn and South Africa’s Tatum Keshwar were declared the first and second runners-up respectively.
India’s Pooja Chopra failed to make it to the final round of seven competitors, dashing the hopes of many an Indian of getting the title back to the country.
Pooja had earlier made it to the semifinal round of 16 competitors on the basis of her Beauty With Purpose project on saving the girl child.
India has not won the title since 2000 when Priyanka Chopra brought the crown home.
Apart from her, India boasts of Miss Worlds like Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1994), Diana Hayden (1997) and Yukta Mookhey (1999).