Miss World 2021 Top 40: Manasa Varanasi representing India

25 Jan 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

In a recent announcement made by the Miss World organization, Top 40 delegates were selected to enter the final leg of the competition. Miss World 2021, 70th edition of Miss World, will be held on 16th March 2022 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In a series of features, here are the forty delegates, in no particular order, (15 from the fast-track competitions and 25 through judges’ choice) who will fly to Puerto Rico for the coronation night.



Manasa Varanasi representing India made it to Top 40 after winning the Beauty with a Purpose round. The stunning Indian beauty from Telangana has shown immense dedication towards winning the crown.

On advancing to Top 40, Manasa took to her official social media as she wrote, “This past year has been incredible, challenging and beautiful on so many levels - nothing short of a roller coaster ride!To be called by my country, to be known as my country - has been the biggest honour - and each time I am called “India”, I feel my heart flutter with pride and excitement.”



“I am so grateful to have this opportunity to share India with the world and I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s been supporting me. Reading your uplifting messages gives me so much energy! And if you’re wondering how the josh is, it is super high! As I take my next step on this journey, I root myself in curiosity and courage”, she added.

Manasa has had an interesting childhood as she shifted to Malaysia at a young age due to her father's work and was schooled at Global Indian International School and completed her 10th grade there. Later she returned to India where she studied Computer Science at Vasavi College of Engineering Hyderabad.

Not new to the pageantry, Manasa auditioned for the same title for Femina Miss India 2020 which she won and represented the state of Telangana at the Femina Miss India 2020. She was crowned Femina Miss India World 2020 by the outgoing titleholder Suman Rao at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai.



Through her advocacy, Varanasi promotes to strengthen child protection laws in India for her Beauty with a purpose project. She also flagged off ‘We Can’, a first-of-its-kind awareness campaign against sexual abuse of children. The change she’d like to bring about mostly has to do with access to quality education for children, that helps fuel youth, by giving them access to education and a chance to dream big.

With her strong advocacy, her determination and her stunning beauty, Manasa will definitely be a strong competitor for the Miss World crown. India holds dominance at Miss World with six titles under its belt, last from Manushi Chhillar who won Miss World in 2017.