Wednesday, August 19, 2009

miss world 2000

Former Miss India World and later becoming Miss World 2000, Chopra made her acting debut with the Tamil film Thamizhan (2001). Two years later, she made her Bollywood debut with Anil Sharma's The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and had her first commercial success with her second release, Andaaz from the same year, for which she won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Becoming the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Abbas-Mustan's Aitraaz (2004), Chopra later went on to deliver commercial success with films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Krrish (2006), her biggest commercial success so far, and Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006), establishing herself as a popular actress. Born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to Dr.Ashok Chopra and Dr.Madhu Akhauri, both doctors, Chopra spent her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Newton, Massachusetts and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her mother comes from a Bihari Kayastha family settled in Jamshedpur, while her father comes from a family of Punjabi origin, settled in Bareilly. She also has a brother, Siddharth, who is eight years younger than her. Since her father was in the Army, her family frequently moved. Chopra studied at St. Maria Goretti in Bareilly, as a young girl and later went to the United States, where she was a student at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and North Surrey Secondary School in Surrey, BC before returning to India to complete high school at Army School (Bareilly). She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss World pageant. Chopra was crowned Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns, in a rare triple. When she won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian woman to win the title, and the fourth Indian woman to win in a span of seven years. Her most recent releases, Fashion and Dostana, however, have succeeded at the box office, and her performance in the former garnered her critical acclaim.

1st runner-up Italy - Giorgia Palmas
2nd runner-up Turkey - Yüksel Ak


 Kazakhstan - Margarita Kravtsova
 Uruguay - Katja Thomsen


 Chile - Isabel Bawlitza
 Colombia - Andrea Durán
 Kenya - Yolande Masinde
 Ukraine - Alena Scherban
 United States - Angelique Breaux

Continental Queens of Beauty
Africa Yolanda Masinde (Kenya)
Americas: Katja Thomsen (Uruguay)
Asia: Priyanka Chopra (India)
Europe: Giorgia Palmas (Italy)
Caribbean Isles: Jozaine Marianella Wall (Curaçao)

Special Awards
Best World Dress Designer: Margarita Kravtsova (Kazakhstan)

***Two delegates were later runners-up at the Miss Earth 2001 pageant. Margarita Kravtsova (a finalist) placed second runner-up at Miss Earth and third runner-up was Daniella Stucan, who was unplaced at Miss World 2000. Stucan later competed at Miss Universe 2007 where she was also unplaced.

***Angelique Breaux (United States) was Miss California USA 1999 and second runner-up at Miss USA 1999.


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