Priyadarshini, who is originally from Assam, is the first to represent India at Miss World from a northeast Indian state. In an interview to Indiatimes, Priyadarshini revealed that at age 9, she was diagnosed with a tumor in the intestine and said that her chances of survival were bleak. Priyadarshini said that it was a turning point in her life. After completing her education in Guwahati, she took studied in Delhi University's Hindu college. Priyadarshini first won the Femina Miss Delhi title and then won the Miss India World pageant.
Indian representatives have won the Miss World title five times in 66 years. Reita Faria became the first winner in 1966 followed by Aishwarya Rai in 1994. Next came Diana Hayden in 1997 and Yukta Mookhey in 1999. The last victory for India was 16 years ago when Priyanka Chopra was crowned.
Meanwhile, Stephanie del Valle beat runners-up Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic and Natasha Mannuela from Indonesia to win the coveted title. She was crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain.