Chandini Chanka from Port of Spain has been chosen as Miss World Trinidad and Tobago. She will represent the islands at Miss World 2017 in China later this year. She succeeds Daniella Walcott (Top 24 in Beauty With A Purpose in Miss World 2016) as the reigning title-holder.
A graduate and sitar player, Chandini Chanka has Indian roots like many people from the islands. Her goal will now be winning the second Miss World title for the islands. Trinidad & Tobago has been competing at Miss World since 1950s but they have won only once, with Gisella Laronda in 1986; she was also Miss World Americas 1986. They also won Miss World Caribbean title thrice – in 1995, 2007 and 2008. The last major placement was achieved by Gabrielle Walcott in Miss World 2008 where she finished as 2nd runner-up. While Chandini is facially pretty and has a likable profile & aura, she needs to undergo a lot of grooming if she desires to shine at Miss World. The pageant is highly competitive and fierce this year!
Credits: Miss World Trinidad & Tobago