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Pooja Chopra is focused on Miss World

Written by: By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
Published: Friday, June 5, 2009, 11:26 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Winning the Miss India World crown earlier in the year did not mean pinnacle of success to Pooja Chopra. It just signaled the beginning of another dream to be crowned Miss World and bring honour to the country. The 23 year old model is focused on on the competition's 59th edition to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in December.

Pooja's day begins early in the morning when she hits the gym followed by sessions to improve her diction. She also meets her dietitian everyday to keep her food intake perfect. The smiling model says there is a lot of difference between preparing for a Miss India and Miss World as in the first she only represented herself but in the latter the hopes and aspirations of an entire nation rests on her shoulders.

Pooja who will compete with 120 beauties of the world in the competition says her mother is her pillar of strength. In the past Indian beauties like Reita Faria, Aishwarya, Bachchan, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey and Priyanka Chopra have won the title. Last year Parvathi Omanakuttan missed it narrowly and ended up being the first runner up.

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