Faridabad girl Srishti Rana, who represented India at the international beauty pageant Miss Asia Pacific World 2013, outclassed 49 other contestants and clinched the crown.
"This is a dream come true! I am very proud of myself right now and still can't believe that I have won the crown," said the 21-year-old, who thanked god, family and friends, among others, soon after the victory in a statement.
This is the second time in a row that an Indian face has won the Miss Asia Pacific World crown. Last year, India's Himangini Singh Yadu won the same title.
A graduate in Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication, Srishti was crowned Wednesday in Korea by Himangini. Miriam George from Egypt and Evgenia Klishina from Kazakhstan were placed second and third in the pageant.
Srishti was dressed in designer-duo Falguni and Shane Peacock's gown and also won best national costume award depicting the national bird of India - peacock.
In the past, Zeenat Aman and Dia Mirza too won the prestigious title in the year 1970 and 2000 respectively.