The gorgeous ‘Gorkhali Gabhuru’ Rewati Chetri was crowned Miss International India 2016 in its first edition of the beauty pageant that took place at Novotel Hotel in Pune on Sunday night. Chetri bagged the title coming ahead of 16 other contestants and will now represent India at the Miss International 2016 pageant happening next month in Tokyo, Japan.

23-year-old Rewati was born to Baburam Chetri and Bina Chetri at Haflong, Assam. Rewati did her schooling at St. Agnes’ Convent High School, Haflong and graduated in commerce from Lumding College.

The full-time supermodel and also an actress, was a top 10 finalist at Femina Miss India 2015 pageant where she won Miss Popular and Miss Multimedia subtitles. Rewati represented India at the World Miss University 2016 pageant, held in Beijing, where she bagged the continental crown of Miss Asia University.

In July, she made her acting debut in the Hindi film “Gangs of Northeast”, directed by Rupak Gogoi and co-produced by Sanjive Narain and Kenny Lyngdoh Talang.

“I must thank my friends and supporters who lend their support and blessings. I sincerely acknowledge the immense support from my family and closed friends who stood by me thick and thin. I must credit the social media enthusiasts, the people of Northeast India and the media in the Northeast for their support that made the way for me to crown Miss International India,” Rewati said in a statement released on Monday.

The super model further added “I am now called ‘Gorkhali Gabhuru’ from the famous lyrics of Dr Bhupen Hazarika. I must thank my people back home for awarding me this title and keeping me in their prayers and blessings. I will try my best to bring home the Miss International 2016 title.”

The 56th Miss International pageant will be held on October 27 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo. It is one of most prestigious and premier pageants in the word founded by the Japanese.

Back home, her school, college, university friends have began celebration and social media is full or random shares of her crowned photos. The modeling and fashion fraternity have congratulated her for bringing laurels to the state. The All Assam Gorkhali Mahila Samitee, Greater Guwahati Gorkhali Mahila Samitee, AAGSU Guwahati City Committee, AAGSU and Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Dima Hasao District committee and the GACDC have also extended congratulatory messages to Rewati.

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