Sukhinova is Miss World 2008
Russia’s Ksenya Sukhinova was crowned Miss World 2008, after beating scores of international beauties, at a glittering African extravaganza held at Johannesburg.
India’s Parvathy Omanakuttan finished first runner up.The 21-year-old Parvathy, who hails from Kottayam in Kerala, narrowly missed out on joining five Indian glamour queens Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000) who had won the title.
The second runner up was Gabriel Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago.
More than 100 international beauties participated in this year’s Miss World pageant, hosted by South Africa.