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Diana Hayden (Miss World 1997)

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Name– Diana Hayden

D.O.B– 1 May 1973 in Hyderabad

Known as– Miss India and Miss World 1997

Profession- Model and Actress

Award– Miss India in 1997 and Miss World in same year.

 


 

Personal Life 

Diana Hayden (born 1 May 1973) is an Indian actress, model, and beauty queen. She won the Femina Miss India contest in 1997 and was crowned Miss World 1997. She was a contestant in the Indian reality show Bigg Boss.

Diana Hayden married Collin Dick from Las Vegas, United States on 13 September 2013. Collin has been working in Mumbai for an international NGO.

 

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Early Life

Diana was born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, in an Anglo-Indian Christian family. She attended St. Ann's High School in Secunderabad and studied Acting and Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, UK. She starred in the Bollywood movie 'Ab Bass' and the Indian TV show Bigg Boss 2.

Before she began modeling, she worked for an event management company called Encore. She then worked as a Public RelationsOfficer at BMG Crescendo, where she assisted in managing the careers of singers Anaida and Mehnaz Hoosein. On Anaida's recommendation, she entered herself into the Miss India contest in 1997.

 

Career

Diana Hayden won the Femina Miss India World crown in 1997 and then went on to win the Miss Worldcrown in the same year. By doing so, she became the third Indian or part-Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant, after Reita Faria in 1966 and Aishwarya Rai in 1994.

Following her tenure as the global representative for the Miss World organization, Hayden moved to the UK and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She also studied at the Drama Studio London, where she concentrated on the works of Shakespeare and earned a Best Actress nomination from the studio. In 2001, she made her screen debut in the film version of Shakespeare's Othello in South Africa. She hosted Miss Europe twice in 2001 and 2002 in Lebanon, along with Miss Lebanon 1997 and Julien Lepers. Diana was signed by the Avalon Academy in 2006 as the face of the Academy and currently serves as a celebrity Guest Lecturer for airline personnel training programs.

In 2008, Diana Hayden became a wild card entry on the second season of the popular Indian TV show Bigg Boss. She was voted off Bigg Boss during Week 13; the episode was aired on 7 November 2008.

 

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