The 21-year-old Suman Rao hails from Rajasthan in India. Photograph:( Instagram )
She won the audience's heart as well as those of the judges with her passion for women empowerment.
It's always a matter of pride to represent your own country at an international forum. After the Miss World 2019 results were announced today, with Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh being crowned as the winner, our Indian girl Suman Rao wasn't far behind.
Suman Rao from India, a 21-year-old from the state of Rajasthan, landed on the third spot. She won the audience's heart as well as those of the judges with her passion for women empowerment.
Suman won hearts for her Beauty With A purpose initiative -- Project Pragati, to empower women.
The beauty queen spoke about equal opportunities that every woman deserves and thanked her mother on stage. When asked about one famous personality from her past or present to choose to make a change to the world, she said that instead of choosing a prominent figure from the past or present she believes that every individual must do everything they can to make the world a better place to live in today.
Suman also made a buzz at the competition for her choice of attire to showcase Indian costume as she made a stunning appearance in a red lehenga complete with traditional jewellery. Being a trained Kathak dancer, she also wowed everyone with her performance on Deepika Padukone's hit song, 'Ghoomar'.
The Miss World 2019 competition took place in London as the world waited with bated breath for the results.