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Miss Wheelchair World 2017: This girl from Bengaluru wins `Miss Popularity` award

Miss Wheelchair World 2017: This girl from Bengaluru wins `Miss Popularity` award

New Delhi [India]: India’s entry for Miss Wheelchair World 2017, Rajalakshmi won the ‘Miss Popularity’ award in Warsaw on Saturday.

Aleksandra Chichikova from Belarus has been crowned the first ever Miss Wheelchair World.

The competition, organised by a Polish foundation, was the first of its kind on a global scale.

The event featured contestants from countries including Brazil, Canada, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

A dentist by profession, Rajalakshmi had to take the wheelchair after she met with an accident 10 years back, and let her life to mould in a different direction.

Instead of losing herself, she pursued her interests in psychology and fashion and eventually she won 2014 Miss Wheelchair India.

She is also the chairperson of her organization S J Foundation, which works for the causes of the disabled. (ANI)