Miss India has done it yet again! Priyanka Chopra, 18, was crowned Miss World 2000 at a glittering ceremony at London's Millennium Dome on November 30.The event marked the crossing of more than one milestone in India's track record in international beauty pageants.
Georgia Palmas, Miss Italy, was the first runner-up and Yuksel Ak, Miss Turkey, the second. They joined several other contestants in hugging Priyanka after the result was announced, as gold glitter released from the ceiling settled on the victor's head and shoulders.
The crowning of Priyanka by Yukta Mookey highlighted the fact that an Indian had won the title for the second year in a row. Only two other countries - Sweden and the United Kingdom - have achieved back-to-back Miss World titles. Priyanka is the fifth Miss India to have won the Miss World title. Venezuela is the only other country to have won so many crowns in this pageant.