Priyanka Yoshikawa

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Priyanka Yoshikawa
Priyanka Ghosh

(1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 25)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
TitleMiss World Japan 2016
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Miss World Japan 2016
Miss World 2016
(Top 20)

Priyanka Yoshikawa (吉川 プリアンカ, Yoshikawa Purianka, born 20 January 1994 in Tokyo) is a Japanese interpreter and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World Japan 2016.[1] She is the second hāfu (multiracial) woman to be Miss Japan after Ariana Miyamoto, who won the Miss Universe Japan title in 2015 and fourth who be turned a contestant after Ariyana, Yusuke Fujita (Mister Global Japan 2016) and Yuki Sato (Mister World Japan 2016).[2] Her mother is Japanese.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Yoshikawa's mother is Japanese and her father is Bengali Indian. Her great-grandfather Prafulla Chandra Ghosh was the first Chief Minister of West Bengal.[4][5]

Yoshikawa was born in Tokyo. From ages 6 to 9, she lived in Sacramento, California. She also lived in Kolkata for one year before returning to Japan.[6] She speaks fluent English, Bengali and Japanese. Before becoming Miss World Japan 2016, she worked as a translator and art therapist, and also has a license to train elephants.[5]

Miss World Japan 2016[edit]

On 6 September 2016, Yoshikawa was crowned as Miss World Japan 2016 (Miss Japan 2016). She competed at Miss World 2016 pageant on December in United States and placed in the top 20.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Half-Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa Crowned Miss Japan". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Miss Japan won by half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa - BBC News". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Miss Japan won by half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa - BBC News". BBC News. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ Kantho, Kaler. "বাংলাদেশি বংশোদ্ভুত প্রিয়াংকাকে নিয়ে ভারতে মাতামাতি - কালের কণ্ঠ". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Singh, Karan Deep (8 September 2016). "New Miss Japan Priyanka Yoshikawa on Her Indian Origins: I Thought I Wasn't Normal". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Half-Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa crowned Miss Japan, but not everyone's impressed". Hindustan Times. AFP. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  7. ^ McCurry, Justin (6 September 2016). "'Haafu' and proud: Miss World Japan won by mixed-race contestant". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  8. ^ Kantho, Kaler. "এবার মিস জাপান হলেন বাংলাদেশি কন্যা প্রিয়াঙ্কা - কালের কণ্ঠ". Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chika Nakagawa
Miss World Japan
Succeeded by
Haruka Yamashita