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Actress and Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra says she was lucky not to have a swimsuit round during the competition as she finds it strange to walk in bikini on stage. The organisers of The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, have removed swimsuit round from their competition starting next year. Also Read - Sara Ali Khan's Blue Lipstick Look Goes Viral: Here's When Bollywood Divas Surprised All With Their Unusual Lip Colours
To this, Priyanka said: “Obviously it’s strange to walk in heels and swim suit on stage. Take us to a pool or a beach and do that shoot, that’s fine because that’s a natural environment. It’s weird and not natural.” Also Read - Priyanka Chopra Remembers Her Late Father on His 70th Birth Anniversary With a Heartfelt Old Video
“I have found it awkward myself but I am happy that it didn’t happen with me in my years during Miss World. We didn’t have this swimsuit round,” she added.
Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned the 64th Miss World winner in London Dec 14 and it marked the final event featuring contestants wearing bikinis.