The candidates included a woman fighting the 'thin is beautiful' ideal, another focused on informing the public about the downsides of religious sects and a third is an activist fighting gender pay gaps.
Miss England 2019 Bhasha Mukherjee returns to work as an NHS doctor during the coronavirus pandemic.
The glitzy competition, born from a 1921 Atlantic City beauty contest just a year after women were given the right to vote, maintains a complicated presence in American culture that has undergone multiple waves of feminism.
Sini Shetty from Karnataka was announced the winner of Femina Miss India World 2022 title. Rajasthan’s Rubal Shekhawat emerged as Femina Miss India 2022 first runner-up and Shinata Chauhan from UP was named second runner-up.