By birth she is half Indian and by choice, she is a little more. We are talking about Priyanka Yoshikawa, Miss Japan 2016 who has slight different features. She speaks Bengali and has Lived in India, Hindi songs are her favorite and moreover, she is a fan of Bollywood films and share an equal love for India and Japan.
Priyanka Yoshikawa was born to a Bengali father and Japanese mother and having one non-Japanese parent had led her to racial slur but she never mind it instead she is happy with the support that she has received from all over.
According to Yoshikawa , “I did not feel the pressure of being mixed and representing. What I faced was more of support and best wishes. I am very thankful for the support I have received from my country Japan and India and from other countries as well. I feel very grateful in representing my country. I am looking forward to going to Washington DC to represent Japan at the Miss World Crown in November,”
“I was born and raised in Tokyo. I have lived in India for a year when I was nine years old. My mother tongue is Japanese. I speak English and Bengali, too. Even my mom speaks Bengali,” she added.
Yoshikawa often searches for Indian music online. “I listen to Hindi songs on YouTube and I love Bollywood movies as they are entertaining and are getting so big around the world,” she says.
She is a big ban of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra too as they strongly represent themselves. She also expressed her desire to work in a Bollywood film.
The Young girl undertook the challenge of a beauty pageant only for charity which could help children as she had seen a lot of difference between India and Japan and she was urged to help them.
According to Yoshikawa, . The slogan for Miss World, ‘Beauty with a purpose’, is perfect.