Indian-origin contestant to represent UK at Miss World 2019

23-year-old British-Indian doctor Bhasha Mukherjee has been crowned Miss England last week, becoming the first Indian-origin winner of the pageant.

Mukherjee, who hails from Derby, holds two different medical degrees, has an IQ of 146 (making her officially a 'genius') and is fluent in five languages - English, Bengali, Hindi, German and French, media reports stated. 

Mukherjee moved from Calcutta to Swindon with her parents in 2004 when she was nine.
Mukherjee (left) moved from Calcutta to Swindon with her parents in 2004 when she was nine. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MissWorldLtd

Mukherjee moved from Calcutta to Swindon with her parents in 2004 when she was nine.

She went onto complete two bachelor degrees: one in medical sciences and one in medicine and surgery from the University of Nottingham. She was due to start her new job as a junior doctor in a hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, just hours after the Miss England final ended on Thursday evening.

"My pageant career all started to happen while I was in the middle of studying at medical school - it took a lot of convincing for me to do it, but eventually I decided to do it to balance out my studying and give me a break," she said before the contest.

As Miss England, she will represent the island nation in the Miss World contest in December.

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