Srishti Kaur from India on Tuesday was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017, beating out 25 other contestants from around the world in the annual beauty pageant.
She also won the prize for best national costume which featured a peacock, the Indian national bird.
Samantha Pierre from Canada and Ary Trava from Mexico were the runners-up in the event held at the Ruben Dario National Theater in Nicaragua’s capital Managua.
Xirelle Agustin from the Philippines won in the Teen Popularity category, while Nicole Obando from Costa Rica won the award for Teen Charm.
According to the Hindustan Times, Srishti is a former student of Lotus Valley International in Noida, and is currently studying at London School of Fashion.
Earlier this year, Kaur had won the title of Miss Teen Tiara International, beating 29 other participants.
The pageant, started six years ago, is organised by the Miss Universe organisation for teens aged 15 to 19.
Pageant contestants came mostly from Latin America and the Caribbean, though two came from Africa and one from Europe.
Published on 27 April 2017