The Mrs. World title comes back home after 21 years. Sargam Koushal was named Mrs World 2022, besting contestants from 63 countries. The Mrs. India pageant announced the winner on its official Instagram page on Sunday.
The post read- “The long wait is over, it’s after 21 years we have the CROWN back!” …. “We’ve got the crown back after 21-22 years. I’m so excited. Love you India, love you world,” the newly crowned Mrs. World, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, said in a video following the ceremony.
Mrs. World 2021 Shaylyn Ford of the US presented the crown to Mumbai-based Koushal at a ceremony held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Saturday evening.
Aditi Govitrikar, the actor-model who brought the Mrs. India crown to India in 2001, also shared a congratulatory message on the unverified page of the Mrs. World pageant.
Mrs. World is the first beauty pageant for married women. The pageant was conceived in 1984 and traces its roots to the Mrs. America pageant. Initially, the pageant was named Mrs. Woman of the World. It came to be known as Mrs. World only in 1988. Over the years, Mrs. World has seen entrants from over 80 countries with America having the most number of winners.
India has only won the Mrs. World title once, in 2001 with Dr. Aditi Govitrikar bagging the coveted crown. Dr. Govitrikar has now served as a judge for Mrs. India Inc 2022-23.