Priyanka Yoshikawa

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Priyanka Yoshikawa (吉川 プリアンカ, Yoshikawa Purianka, born 20 January 1994 in Tokyo) is a Japanese interpreter and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World Japan 2016. She is the second hāfu (multiracial) woman to be Miss Japan after Ariana Miyamoto, who won the Miss Universe Japan title in 2015 and fourth who be turned a contestant after Ariana, Yusuke Fujita (Mister Global Japan 2016) and Yuki Sato (Mister World Japan 2016). Her mother is Japanese.

Yoshikawa's mother is Japanese and her father is Bengali Indian. Her great-grandfather Prafulla Chandra Ghosh was the first Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Yoshikawa was born in Tokyo. From ages 6 to 9, she lived in Sacramento, California. She also lived in Kolkata for one year before returning to Japan. She speaks fluent English, Bengali and Japanese. Before becoming Miss World Japan 2016, she worked as a translator and art therapist and also has a license to train elephants.

Miss World Japan 2016

On 6 September 2016, Yoshikawa was crowned as Miss World Japan 2016 (Miss Japan 2016). She competed at Miss World 2016 pageant on December in United States and placed in the top 20.