Shrishti Kaur, a native of Noida has been crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017 in the beauty pageant held at the Ruben Dario National Theatre in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, US. Kaur beaten out 25 other contestants from around the world in the annual beauty pageant.

Miss Teen Universe is a beauty pageant which is being held since six years for the teens aging between 15 to 19. Shrishti Kaur is a winner of Miss Teen Tiara International earlier this year and also bagged an award for the best national costume, which featured a beautiful ensemble of India’s national bird, the peacock; the dress was designed by Devashish Majumdar and Melvyn Noronha.

Kaur is a former student of Lotus Valley International in Noida, and is currently studying at London School of Fashion. The other finalists who made it to top three were Mexico’s Ary Trava and Canada’s Samantha Pierre. Most of the contestants of 25 came from Latin America and the Caribbean, two from South Africa and one from Europe and the vanquisher, the Indian beauty teen.