Vadodara: Gujarat's Aayushi Dholakia who won Miss Teen International, said that she was pleased to represent India and become the first Asian to win the teen pageant in 27 years.

"I was very pleased that I could represent my country and win Miss Teen International crown for my country," said Aayushi, on winning the beauty pageant for India in which contestants from 22 countries took part from December 13-19 in New Delhi.

Aayushi first had to beat 31 contestants from across India to enter the international leg of the competition.

"First, I had to beat 31 contestants from all over the country. From September 20-25, I competed in Jaipur's Jia Bagh Palace," she said.

"When I entered the competition and gave my audition, I was very raw. I only knew that I had to walk. When I got to the national pageant I thought of getting some training for walking, Q&A and body language. And so I did," she added.

She further revealed that when she first entered the competition, she was not prepared, but as she progressed, she started to prepare for her road to victory.

The Miss Teen International also bagged titles of Best in National Costume Award and Best in Speech Award. Being a trained Kathak dancer, she is a class 11 student of Anand Vidyavihar School, Vadodara.