Czech Republic’s Krystyna Pyszková wins Miss World 2024

MISS World 2024 is Krystyna Pyszková from Czech Republic. | photograph courtesy of Miss World

Czech Republic’s Krystyna Pyszková brought home her country’s second Miss World crown by dominating the pageant that culminated on Saturday, 9 March, in Mumbai, India.

She bested 111 other candidates from different countries all over the world, including the Philippines’ Gwendolyne Fourniol.

In the question-and-answer segment of the pageant, the topics centered on the recently held G20 Summit in India.

Pyszková was asked about an issue that impacts women’s healthcare and her response touched on the stigma surrounding menstruation. The 23-year-old law student said the topic should not be considered taboo and that as being a woman is a gift.

Lebanon’s Yasmina Zeytoun, Trinidad and Tobago’s Aché Abrahams and Botswana’s Lesego Chombo emerged as continental winners.

Pyszková succeeded last year’s top winner, Karolina Bielawska of Poland. Her victory was a repeat for the Czech Republic after Teresa Fajksová’s feat in 2012. The newly crowned Miss World studied law at Charles University in Prague, one of the oldest universities in the country.

The Philippines’ bet Gwendolyne Fourniol failed to make it to the Top 40 of the pageant. In June 2022, she was crowned Miss World Philippines in her second time at the local pageant.

Filipina actress Megan Young, who won Miss World in 2013, returned as one of the presenters. She previously co-hosted the coronation ceremony in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.