Karolina Bielawska of Poland was named the winner of Miss World 2021. After being postponed due to COVID-19, the international beauty pageant took place on March 16 at Coca-Cola Music Hall, Puerto Rico. Shree Saini, an Indian-American from the United States, was named the first runner-up, while Olivia Yace, from Côte d’Ivoire, was named the second runner-up.

“Our freshly crowned Miss World Karolina Bielawska from Poland with 1st Runner Up Shree Saini from the United States and 2nd Runner Up Olivia Yace from Côte d’Ivoire,” the official Miss World account tweeted. Manasa Varanasi represented India in Miss World 2021, reaching the Top 13 but failing to enter the Top 6.

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The Miss World pageant celebrated its 70th year this year. The reigning Miss World, Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica, handed up the crown to Karolina Bielawska. She was also spotted performing at ‘The Prayer’ to demonstrate her solidarity for Ukraine during their struggle with Russia. The Miss World handle tweeted a photo of the event, writing, “Our current Miss World Toni-Ann Singh performs The Prayer as we light candles around the world to stand with Ukraine. Not a dry eye in the arena #mwcandlesforukraine.”

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Karolina is a business student with a bachelor’s degree in management, according to the Miss World Organization. She is a model and is presently getting her master’s degree. She aspires to be a television host and motivational speaker. Her passion is travel, and she also enjoys swimming and scuba diving. Karolina is also highly interested in volunteer work and is always helping the needy.

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Saini was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, in 1996, and relocated to the United States when she was five years old, according to The Tribune. “As Miss World, I think I am representing not just myself, but also 333 million Americans and 3.5 billion Indians, including Indians outside of India,” she told the journal in December. Saini has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and presently works as a business manager and keynote speaker for her father’s firm.