|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||1945 (age 68–69)
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Title(s)||Eve's Weekly Miss India 1966
Miss World 1966
|Eve's Weekly Miss India 1966
Miss World 1966
|Spouse||Dr. David Powell(m.1971)|
Faria was born in Mumbai. After winning the Miss Mumbai Crown earlier that year, she won the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest (not to be confused with the Femina Miss India competition, won that year by Yasmin Daji).
After her one-year tenure as Miss World, she refused modeling and films and instead concentrated on medical studies. Reita Faria was a student at the Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals where she completed her M.B.B.S. degree. Thereafter she went on to study at King's College Hospital, London. She married her mentor David Powell in 1971, and in 1973, the couple shifted to Dublin, where she started her medical practice.
Reita was a judge at Femina Miss India in 1998, and has come back to judge the Miss World competition on a few occasions. For instance she was a judge along with Demis Roussos at the Miss World final of 1976 held in London where Cindy Breakespeare was crowned Miss World.
- INDIAN MIRROR - Makers of India - Women of Fame
- Goa Miscellania
- "Lost and found: Thirty newsmakers from the pages of Indian history and where they are now: Cover Story". India Today. July 3, 2006. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
- "The first Indian to win the Miss World title". Rediff News. 12 December 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
- "Miss World 1966 - Reita Faria - India". Miss World. 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
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