A half-Indian woman has been crowned Miss World Japan.

The newly crowned Miss World Japan is hardly a typical Japanese woman. Being half-Indian is only a part of it.

Priyanka Yoshikawa, crowned Monday after outshining more than 6,900 other applicants, has a certificate in elephant training, teaches English to children, enjoys kickboxing and volunteers as a translator at medical meetings.Critics complained then that a "pure" Japanese should have won. The 22-year-old is preparing for the worldwide pageant in Washington, D.C., in November.

She told The Associated Press on Wednesday she has ambitions: Go to Bollywood, while pursuing her goal of building a children's home in India. She told The Associated Press on Wednesday she has ambitions: Go to Bollywood, while pursuing her goal of building a children's home in India.