(Image source from: India's Srishti Rana wins Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 title})
More beauty crowns for India! Miss India runner-up Srishti Rana re-created history after she cinched coveted Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 crown in Korea on Wednesday.
It was a moment of jubilation, not just for the 21-year-old beauty queen, but a matter of great pride for India as well.
"This is a dream come true! I am very proud of myself right now and still can't believe that I have won the crown," said Srishti, who thanked god, family and friends, among others, soon after the victory in a statement.
This is the second time in a row that an Indian face has won the Miss Asia Pacific World crown. Last year, India's Himangini Singh Yadu won the title and made the country proud.
Srishti, a graduate in Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication, was dressed in designer-duo Falguni and Shane Peacock's gown that also won best national costume award depicting the national bird of India - peacock.
Miriam George from Egypt and Evgenia Klishina from Kazakhstan were placed second and third in the pageant.
Srishti is the fourth Indian, after Zeenat Aman, Dia Mirza and Himangini Singh Yadu, to bag this prestigious title.
AW: Suchorita Dutta Choudhury