Iresha Asanki beat 11 other contestants to be crowned Siyatha Lux Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World or Miss Sri Lanka World 2013 at the conclusion of the pageant held on July9th, 2013 on Colombo. She is expected to represent Sri Lanka at the upcoming Miss World 2013 pageant at the Sentul International Convention Center, Sentul and Nusa Dua, Indonesia, on September 28.
Newly crowned Miss Sri Lanka World 2013 Iresha Asanki (C) posed with her runners-up Chulakshi Ranathunga and Sharon Huyghebaert.
The first runner-up was Chulakshi Ranathunga and second runner-up was Sharon Huyghebaert.
Iresha Asanki, 22, of Moratuwa will represent Sri Lanka in the Miss World 2013 pageant.
Twelve contestants competed for the title. They are Sharon Huyghebaert (18) from Bandarawela, Buddhika Jayawardena (19) from Kotte, Imaya Liyanage (21) from Wennappuwa, Chrishelle Wickramasekara (23) from Ja Ela, Erandika Dissanayake (21) from Malabe, Kaushila Kodikara (20) from Colombo, Thilini Amarasooriya (18) from Kiribathgoda, Tristine Fernando (21) from Wattala, Iresha Asanki (22) from Moratuwa, Chulakshi Ranatunga (23) from Nittambuwa, Nadeeka Silva (23) from Ragama and Jayamali Erangika (20) from Kiribathgoda.
Iresha Asanki Miss Sri Lanka World 2013 profile:
Full name Ginthota Vidanalage Iresha Asanki De Silva
Birthday 12th of May
School Buddhist Girls` High School
Idols Michael Jackson and I like the way he used to perform.
Passions My passion right now is modelling and going to Thailand and winning the Supermodel International pageant.
Favourite Colour Black
Favourite Cartoon Shrek
Who brought you in to the world of fashion?
I saw an advertisement for the Models of the New Generation conducted by Nayana, applied, took part and won.
How did you meet Brian?
As I said, I took part in the Models of the New Generation and won. Brian had been invited to the show and he spotted me out there and that was the turning point in my modelling life.
Has the fashion world been kind to you?
Well to my face people are very nice to me and I have not yet encountered anything too bad as yet. But I have heard of the things that sometimes happen in this field. Hope I never have to experience anything too bad.
What do you hope to achieve with the title?
Well I have already started some charity work with Mr. Wickramarachchi of Wickramarachchi Opticians. Last week we went to Jaffna to give out spectacles and hearing aids to the poor. I hope I can use it (the title) more to help those in need. Also I hope it will fast forward me into the modelling field.
How excited are you about representing our country?
Representing my country is the best opportunity that I have ever got in my life and I am proud of it. I hope I could win the title of Supermodel International, which will then bring Sri Lanka further up in the field of fashion and modelling.