22-Year old Priyanka Yoshikawa was crowned as Miss Japan 2016,who’s gone represent Japan at Miss World pageant.Her victory sparked controversial racist remarks that pure “Japanese” didn’t win the title. She was born to an Indian father and A Japanese mother.
This is the second time a bi-racial contestant bagged the title, as Last year this was won by Ariyana Miyamoto. Ariana is an Afro-Japanese girl who is the first bi-racial contestant to win this Beauty title.
Priyanka’s victory led to serious racist remarks aganist her on social media sites. This racial discrimination is not new in Japan as Ariyana Miyamoto had to face a lot of criticism after claiming Miss Japan 2015.
She can speak fluent Japanese and English, who is trained in Kickboxing and also a certified in elephant training. She returned to japan at the age of 10 after spending in the United States. She recalled her experiences in Japan about discrimination and was seen as germ due to her skin color.That experiences made her strong and thanked the crowd.
Previously, Nina Davuluri scripted history bu clinching Miss America title in 2013. Even she had faced many racial encounters for her skin color. She is first Indian Amercian to win this title.
These beauty queens have reminded us that the world is one