Himangini Singh Yadu wins the Asia Pacific 2012 title

After 12 years of wait, finally another Indian beauty made us feel proud. Indore girl Himangini Singh Yadu crowned the Miss India Asia Pacific. Himangini is the first girl to win the title in 12 years.

The beauty pageant was held in Busan, South Korea on Saturday. "This is a dream come true! All the hard work, time and effort that my mentors have put in with me has paid off," said Himangini after winning the title.

She was selected by Sushmita Sen’s organization I Am She, an organization started in 2010, which sends its winner to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific pageants. "I am extremely thankful to the entire I AM She team and Sushmita Sen... I couldn`t have done it without them! I am extremely thrilled at making them and India proud," Himangini said.

Himangini Singh Yadu was the first candidate from ‘I Am She’ to win the title. Sushmita, founder of the organization, is delighted over the victory. "We did it! The entire team is extremely happy and very proud of Himangini for winning the international title... She has so beautifully represented India and won us back that sweet taste of victory," said the former Miss Universe.

Model-turned-actress Dia Mirza was the last Indian to win the Miss Asia Pacific title in 2000.

Himangini Singh Yadu has done her graduation in computer application from Indore`s International Institute of Professional Studies. She won Miss Indore in 2006 and walked the ramp at various fashion shows.