About Reita Faria
Rieta Faria is one of the Miss World who represented our India, on her little age of 23 years old she won the title of Miss World in 1966.
Faria made History on this day by becoming the first Indian to entitled Miss World.
After passing of 28 years for India to win an international even when Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai bagged this honor, Miss Universe and Miss Wolrd entitled in 1994.
Biography Reita Faria
Reita Faria’s full name is Reita Faria Powell, she was born on 23 August 1943, in Mumbai and her current age is 77 years as of 2021. She was a professional Gynacologiest and Model. Reita Faria was a medical student from Bombay. She was the first Indian girl ever to wear a swimsuit costume in a beauty contest. She was born to Goan parents in Mumbai. Reita Faria is one of the famous personalities who represented our India and entitled with Miss World crown in 1966, during her medical study.
Let’s check out her career, personal information, family background, education, awards, and unknown facts.
Reita Faria is one of the famous beauty pageant who represented India and she is also called Beauty with Brain because she gave first preference to her medical career and did not become a part of this rat-race, as like most of Miss World or Miss India beauty contest winners, selected their career as modeling or film line. She got many offers from Hollywood too, but she refused to accept.
Reita Faria Body Measurements
Faria keeps tall height with 5′ 8″ and in meter, 1.73m weight is 55 kg. Her zodiac sign is Virgo, She looks gorgeous with a black eye and black hair color. She wore a shoe size of 10 (US) and a dress size is 6 (US).
Reita Faria Family Background
Faria’s father’s name is John and her mother’s name is Antoinette. The home town is Mumbai, the birthplace is also Mumbai, Ethnicity is Asian/India. Nationality is Indian.
Reita Faria Education
Faria entered Medical College in Mumbai Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals to make her dream ambitions in true, she want to be a doctor. After winning this crown she admitted to King College (London) for her further study. After completed her study she returned to India in 1969.
Reita Faria Marital Status & Affairs
Faria got married to David Powell who is a Doctor in 1971, and she left India and settled in Ireland, the USA where she continued her medical practice with her husband. Both have two children name is Deirdre and Ann Marie besides this she has five grandchildren (Patrick, Cormac, David, Maria, and Johnny).
Reita Faria Career
Faria always wants to become a doctor, during her studying medical at Grant Medical College in Mumbai, when she was 23 year, get participated in Miss Bombay contest as a joke but she did not know that she has been selected by this contest to write a history and she won that pageant. Besides this crown she also renowned for 5000 cash rewards.
She walked on the ramp for the Miss World pageant. Besides her, there were 66 contestants in that year who took participated in this competition which was held in Lyceum Ballroom, London.
But for winning this contest she not got any professional trained. She had not any designer wardrobe and none of any Passport.
Her mother bought her some items of clothing, and she borrowed most of the things. If we talk about the bathing suit that belonged to actor Persis Khambatta.
She keeps a suitcase with some selected clothes, 3 pounds in her purse, a small makeup kit along with her. Faria moved towards London but she realized that she is like an outsider and the competitions were very tough because her competitors are full of glamor and each had a professional designer and wardrobes with her.
All the competitors of Faria belong to high-class society, most of them are Models, and some of them whose an ambition to invest in a beauty institute.
But Faria’s background was that she was only a medical student, this background is enough for her and helped her win the crown.
The new miss world wants to turn down any offers of film contracts in favor of her studies, she wants to use her 2,500 pounds prize to learn to become a gynecologist.
Reita Faria Best Quote
“She will probably much prefer herself to call most beautiful gynecologist rather than she is entitled with the most beautiful girl in the World.”
Reita Faria Awards and Honors
First Indian Women who entitled with Miss World in 1966.
Awards received by Faria when she entitled with Miss World in 1966, she received following amounts on the occasion of the beauty pageant,
Miss Bombay: 5000 rs., Miss India: 10000 rs, and Miss World: 2500 sterling pounds.
Reita Faria Movies & Filmography
She appeared in TV Series, Tonight in Person, Juke Box Jury, Call My Bluff (1967)
Dance and Music of India (1967)
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show in 1966 is a TV Special documentary broadcast.
Reita Faria Networth
Faria’s latest net worth is under review but from sources, it is assumed that her net worth in 2020 is approx $3.5 Million.
Reita Faria Death
Reita is alive and healthy, In this coming 2021, she turned 77 years old.
Reita Faria Photo
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|Reita Faria Biography
|Gynecologist, TV Represntor
|Age (as of 2021)
|Date of Birth
|23 August 1943
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign
|Debut Best Movies
|Reita Faria Physical Measurement
|Height in Centimeters
|Height in meters
|Height in (feet and inches)
|Weight in Kilograms
|Weight in Pounds
|Affairs and Marital Status
|Married in 1971
|Husband / Spouse
|David Powell (Doctor)
|2 Daughters: Deirdre and Ann Marie
5 Grand Children:
Patrick, Cormac, David, Maria, and Johnny
|Get Degree in Stream Gynecology
|Grant Medical College in Mumbai
|Favorites Things and Like / Dislike
|Thai & Italian Foods
|$3.5 Million (2020)
|Unknown (INR ₹)
Reita Faria Social Profile
Reita Faria Unknown Facts
Faria became a judge of Femina Miss India in 1988 and the Miss World contest in 1976 which was held in London.
She is happy with what life has given to her.
There are few peoples who know about her that she is the first Indian who entitled to Miss World.
Faria leads a simple life.