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Hearing impaired NRI contestant wins international beauty pageant

Washington: Britain's Nehal Bhogaita has won the title of Miss India Worldwide, making her the first hearing-impaired contestant to win the beauty pageant.

The first hearing impaired contestant in the pageant's history, Nehal aspires to be a role model for people with disabilities, according to a media statement issued by its organiser Dharmatma Saran of IFC.

Nehal, after being crowned Miss India Worldwide. Image courtesy: Facebook.

Nehal, after being crowned Miss India Worldwide. Image courtesy: Facebook.

During the beauty pageant held in Kuala Lumpur last week, Nehal performed a Bollywood dance routine that highlights her own conviction of never giving up.
While she is unable to hear the music, she dances following the vibrations of the beats.

The First Runner-Up was Jasveer Kaur Sandhu of Malaysia and Second Runner-Up was Surbhi Sachdev of Oman. The other two finalists in the top five were Geetanjali Kelath of UAE and Ayushi Chhabra of Nigeria.

PTI