Bavithra B from Tamil Nadu was crowned Miss South India 2017 held at Camelot Convention Centre in Alleppey on January 27. The event was sponsored by Manappuram Finance Limited. Bavithra won the crown over 17 contestants, representing the five south Indian states. Last year winner, Meera Mitun, crowned her successor Bavithra.
Reshma R. K. Nambiar from Calicut and Varna Sampath from Karnataka were the first and second runner up of the contest respectively. The managing director and CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd crowned the first and second runners up.
The contest had three rounds- designer saree, red cocktail and black gown.
Model-actor Sanjay Kumar Asrani, actress Vanisree Bhatt, actor Rajeev Pillai, managing editor of Kanyaka, Toshma Biju, actor Kaushal Manda resided in the judges panel in the competition.
The title winner was also rewarded with one lakh rupees, while the first and second runner up received Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 40,000 respectively.
The girls were groomed by an expert panel of fashion choreographers and trainers in Beaumonde Fern, Cochin.
Here is the list of the regional winners:
Miss Queen Andhra – Sunaina Allamraju (Andhra Pradesh),
Miss Queen Karnataka – Carol Menezes (Karnataka)
Miss Queen Kerala – Reshma R K Nambiar (Calicut)
Miss Queen Telangana – Slloka Saincherr (Telangana),
Miss Tamil Nadu – Abhirami V Iyer (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Beautiful Hair – Akila Narayan (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Beautiful Smile – Carol Menezes (Karnataka)
Miss Beautiful Skin – Varna Sampath (Karnataka)
Miss Beautiful Face – Carol Menezes (Karnataka)
Miss Beautiful Eyes – Samantha Jose (Trichur)
Miss Congeniality – Reshma Nambiar (Kochi),
Miss Personality – Bavithra B (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Catwalk – Reshma R K Nambiar (Calicut)
Miss Perfect Ten – Madhuri Jain (Tamil Nadu),
Miss Talent – Varna Sampath (Karnataka)
Miss Photogenic – Slloka Saincherr (Telangana),
Miss Viewer’s Choice – Nishitha Shrinath (Karnataka),