The star studded event was celebrated with much fanfare and enthusiasm after a series of auditions held accross the country and the 21 finalists being trained for about a month before this main finale. In the end, the winner of fbb Femina Miss India 2016 was won by Assam’s girl Priyadarshini Chatterjee. 1st runner up was Sushruthi Krishna from Karnataka while 2nd runner up was Pankhuri Gidwani from Uttar Pradesh.
Priyadarshini who currently resides in Delhi, is a student of Delhi University and was the winner of the regional contest fbb Femina Miss Delhi. She continued the winning streak of Femina Miss Delhi winners being crowned as Miss India three years in a row. She is also the first from Assam and the first from the Northeastern region to get the Miss India title.
The event show some Bollywood performances by Tiger Shroff, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, DID fame dancer, Salman Khan and singing performances by Sunidhi Chauhan and Badshah. At the same event, Dia Mirza was felicitated with Eternal Beauty Award.
The judges of the evening were – Bollywood director Kabir Khan, Designer Shane Peacock, Bollywood actress Yami Gautam, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Television Czarina Ekta Kapoor, Tennis star Sania Mirza, Bollywood actress Amy Jackson and fashion designer Manish Malhotra
After several rounds and performances, the top 10 finalists were chosen and they were Dnyanda Shringarpure, Pankhuri Gidwani, Navpreet Kaur, Priyadarshini Chatterjee, Natasha Singh, Roshmitha Harimurthy, Gayathri Reddy, Sushruthi Krishna, Vaishnavi Patwardhan and Aradhana Buragohain
Then the top 5 were chosen and had to face a common question.
The common question – What are the qualities required to be Miss India and why do you think you should be crowned the next Miss India?
Navpreet Kaur – ” A Miss India should have a compassionate heart, a good body and should be a hard working person and I have all these qualities.”
Pankhuri Gidwani believes a Miss India should have a focused mind, a good heart and a good set of lips to smile and spread happiness. She said, “ I am a people person and I believe I have all these qualities to be the next Miss India.”
Priyadarshini Chatterjee – “Miss India should be true to herself, she should have a personality to refelect who she is. My personality reflects that and that’s why I should be the next Miss India.”
Roshmitha Harimurthy – “Miss India should have an emotional stabilty, humbleness and empathy and I have all these 3 qualities.
Sushruthi Krishna – “The qualities that a Miss India should have are perseverance, hardwork and unconditional love for what you do. I believe I have all the qualities.”
Priyadarshini Chatterjee will represent India at Miss World 2016 contest
Will update about the complete review of the show once it is aired on TV.