Mumbai-based Sargam Koushal has been crowned Mrs. World 2022 following a glitzy gala event hosted in Las Vegas.
Mumbai-based Sargam Koushal was named Mrs. World 2022, besting contestants from 63 countries to bring the title back to India after 21 years. The ceremony was held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino on 17 December.
Mrs. World 2021 Shaylyn Ford of the United States presented the crown to Koushal on Saturday evening. Mrs. Polynesia was named the first runner-up, followed by Mrs. Canada as the second runner-up.
Sharing the news on Instagram, the Mrs. India pageant said, “The long wait is over, it’s after 21 years we have the CROWN back!”
A video from the ceremony shows Koushal bursting into tears after being crowned as the winner. “We’ve got the crown back after 21-22 years. I’m so excited. Love you India, love you world,” she later said in a video following the ceremony.
Koushal said to ANI, “I have a lot of things to say to the women of our country because I feel that they think after getting married the life has ended and it’s only surrounded around their family and children.
This is a good thing but apart from all that, I wanted to ask when you go to sleep and when you see your face in the mirror, do you feel that passion in yourself? That I did everything I wanted to do? If the answer is no, then take a step from today itself and bring that change in your life.”
Sargam Koushal hails from Jammu and Kashmir and currently lives in Mumbai. She is the daughter of a retired Jammu banker GS Koushal. 32-year-old Sargam married naval officer Aditya Manohar Sharma, presently posted in Mumbai, in 2018.
She obtained her Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Jammu and completed her Bachelor’s in Education from the Government B. Ed. College of Jammu.
Meanwhile, Mrs. World was launched in 1984 and was the first beauty pageant for married women. The concept of the pageant itself has its roots in Mrs. America. It was known as Mrs. Woman of the World before being renamed Mrs. World in 1988.
The annual pageant has become the largest marital pageant in the world, with directors in approximately 80 countries. The United States has had the most winners, with eight.