Aayushi Dholakia: First Asian to represent India, win teen pageant in 27 years

Updated: Jan 08, 2020, 15:50 | Jonita Colaco
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    Aayushi Dholakia from Vadodara won Miss Teen International 2019 and said she was pleased to represent India and become the first Asian to win the teen pageant in 27 years.

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    "I was very pleased that I could represent my country and win Miss Teen International crown for my country," Aayushi said on winning the pageant. 

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    The pageant had contestants from 22 countries who took part from December 13-19 in New Delhi.

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    Aayushi first had to beat 31 contestants from across India to enter the international leg of the competition.

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    "First I had to beat 31 contestants from all over the country. From 25-20 September I competed in Jaipur's Jia Bagh Palace," she said.

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    "When I entered the competition and gave my audition. I was very raw. I only knew that I had to walk. When I got to the national pageant, I thought of getting some training for walking, Q&A and body language, so I did," she added.

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    She further revealed that when she first entered the competition she wasn't prepared but as she progressed she started to prepare for her road to victory.

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    In this photo, she dons a black embellished gown with her hair tied in a bun and a long trail attached to her gown. 

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    She defines herself as a happy soul, as she rocks a summer dress with flowers in her hair. 

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    In a quirky, yellow dress by Saaj By Ankita, Aayushi shines bright as she strikes a pose

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    "This special day I wish to fulfil all my duties and responsibilities as the Miss Teen International 2019..!! I’m thankful to have received the best gift of 2019," she said. 

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    "The crown had been something that I wanted since a year and now it’s finally mine," she added. 

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    She did a photoshoot with Parth Samthaan and said she could not be more grateful to him. "A great person and a wonderful human being..!! Love you," she added.

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    Her caption hins that Aayushi admires Shah Rukh Khan. "After the picture I realised that one person who could make this picture perfect was.....Raj..!!"

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    Striking a pose in this statement dress, Aayushi said, "Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."

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Vadodara's Aayushi Dholakia won Miss Teen International and became the first Asian to win the teen pageant in 27 years. She said that she was pleased to represent India.

(All photos: Aayushi Dholakia/Instagram)