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India's Srishti Kaur wins Miss Teen Universe pageant

Thursday April 27 2017

Srishti Kaur of India is crowned Miss Teen Universe in Managua on April 25, 2017. PHOTO | AFP

Srishti Kaur of India is crowned Miss Teen Universe in Managua on April 25, 2017. PHOTO | AFP 

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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.

Finalists Srishti Kaur of India (C), Ary Trava
Finalists Srishti Kaur of India (C), Ary Trava (R) of Mexico and Samantha Pierre (L) of m Canada (L) stand on stage before hearing the winner of the Miss Teen Universe Pageant in Managua on April 25, 2017. PHOTO | AFP

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.

Kaur also won the prize for best national costume.

Srishti Kaur of India reacts as she hears being
Srishti Kaur of India reacts as she hears being winner of best typical dress in the Miss Teen Universe Pageant in Managua on April 25, 2017. Srishti Kaur of India was crowned new Miss Teen Universe. PHOTO | AFP

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Xirelle Agustin from the Philippines won in the Teen Popularity category, while Nicole Obando from Costa Rica won the award for Teen Charm.

The six-year-old beauty pageant for teens aged 15 to 19 is held by the Miss Universe Organization.

Pageant contestants came mostly from Latin America and the Caribbean, though two came from Africa and one from Europe.

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