NEW YORK (TIP): Miss India -U.S. Monica Gill was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2014 in Abu Dhabi, June 20, with the second place going to Miss India Switzerland and third to Miss India Bahrain. More than 40 contestants of Indian origin settled in various countries across the globe between the ages of 17 and 27 years, unmarried and citizens, residents, or born in the country they represent, participated in the Miss India Worldwide pageant.

The finale took place at the Al Raha Beach Resort, Abu Dhabi in UAE, where Gill was announced as the winner. She was crowned by Miss India Worldwide 2013 Nehal Bhogaita. The pageant included rounds like evening gown, Indian dress, a talent contest and question-and-answer sections. Surat contestant Anugya Sharma represented India at Miss India Worldwide.

The winner took home a cash prize of $8000 and various sponsored gifts, including photo sessions and modeling assignments apart from the crown. Gill is a graduate of Boston University, where she studied biology, psychology and women’s studies.

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