Femina Miss India 2019
Femina Miss India 2019 was the 56th edition of the Femina Miss India beauty pageant. It was held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai on June 15, 2019, and was hosted by Karan Johar, Manish Paul and Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar. At the end of the event, Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu crowned Suman Rao of Mumbai as her successor. She represented India at Miss World 2019 in London and placed 2nd Runner Up.
|Femina Miss India 2019|
|Date||15 June 2019|
|Venue||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai|
Meenakshi Chaudhary of Haryana crowned Shivani Jadhav of Chhattisgarh as Miss Grand India 2019. Gayatri Bhardwaj of New Delhi crowned Shreya Shanker of Bihar as Miss United Continents India 2019. Shreya Rao Kamavarapu of Andhra Pradesh sashed Sanjana Vij of Telangana as Runner-Up at the end of the event who will now represent India at Miss Grand International 2020.
|Final Results||Candidate||International Placement|
|Miss India 2019||2nd Runner-up|
|Miss Grand India 2019||Unplaced|
|Miss India United Continents 2019||Unplaced|
There are four regions under which the contestants are grouped - North, South, East and West. Mentors will train contestants for the finale.
Sub Title AwardsEdit
|Miss Multimedia||Uttarakhand -Siddhi Gupta|
|Miss Getaway Goddess||Nagaland - Marina Kiho|
|Beauty with a Purpose||Kerala - Lakshmi Menon|
|Miss Glamorous Look||Punjab - Harnaaz Kaur|
|Miss Goodness Ambassador||Himachal Pradesh - Garima Verma|
|Miss Rampwalk||Rajasthan - Suman Rao|
|Miss Spectacular Eyes||Telangana - Sanjana Vij|
|Miss Glowing Skin||Punjab - Harnaaz Kaur|
|Miss Beautiful Smile||Karnataka - Aashna Bisht|
|Miss Lifestyle||Tripura - Jayanti Reang|
|Miss Body Beautiful||Chhattisgarh - Shivani Jadhav|
|Miss Beautiful Hair||Maharashtra - Vaishnavi Andhale|
|Miss Active||Sikkim - Sang Doma Tamang|
|Miss Iron Maiden||West Bengal - Sushmita Roy|
|Miss Fashion Icon||Mizoram - Lalnunthari Rualhleng|
|Miss Shining Star||Uttarakhand - Siddhi Gupta|
|Miss Photogenic||Maharashtra - Vaishnavi Andhale|
|Miss Tech Beauty||Goa - Shaasthra Shetty|
|Miss Congeniality||Mizoram - Lalnunthari Rualhleng|
|Miss Vivacious||Gujarat - Mansi Taxak|
|Miss Talented||Jammu & Kashmir - Megha Kaul|
Haryana - Sonal Sharma
Bennett University Sports dayEdit
|Miss Smasher||Badminton||Telangana - Sanjana Vij|
|Miss Top Spin||Table Tennis||Andhra Pradesh - Nikita Tanwani|
|Miss Hooper||Basketball||Jammu and Kashmir - Megha Kaul|
|Miss Water Baby||Swimming||New Delhi - Mansi Sehgal|
|Miss Athlete||Athletics||Uttarakhand - Siddhi Gupta|
Zonal sub-contest winnersEdit
The following are the list of sub-contest award winners from each zones:
|Miss Congeniality||Jayanti Reang||Shefali Dhiman||Jane Thompson||Janki Bodiwala|
|Dr. Tvacha Miss Photogenic||Lalnunthari Rualhleng||Satakshi Bhanot||Sanjana Vij||Vaishnavi Andhale|
|Sephora Miss Glamourous Look||Jyotishmita Baruah||Garima Yadav||Shalini Menon||Yogita Bihani|
|fbb Miss Fashion Icon||Madhumita Das||Shinata Chauhan||Divita Rai||Phalguni Khanna|
|fbb Miss Talented||Sushmita Roy
|Pragati Wahi||Tejaswini Manogna||Megha Kaul|
|Kara Miss Vivacious||Tanvi Malhara||Siddhi Gupta||Jane Thompson||Rose Kundu|
|Rajnigandha Pearls Miss Goodness Ambassador||Neha Jha||Sweetaj||Anjali Schmuck||Dragana Andrade|
|Triumph Miss Body Beautiful||Arupa Rath||Shinata Chauhan||Divita Rai||Janki Bodiwala|
|Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Miss Glowing Skin||Sushmita Roy||Vidhi Giri||Manasa Varanasi||Mansi Singh|
|Senco Gold Miss Shining Star||Tamanna Vyas||Siddhi Gupta||Tejaswini Manogna||Falguni Khanna|
|Miss Rampwalk||Snehapriya Roy||Shinata Chauhan||Divita Rai||Suman Rao|
Femina Miss India 2019 Award Night
- Dia Mirza — Miss Asia Pacific 2000
- Mukesh Chhabra — Indian casting director
- Neha Dhupia — Miss India Universe 2002
Miss India 2019 Grand Finale
The following is the list of the official delegates of Miss India 2019 representing 30 states of the country:
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as Runner-up
- Ended as one of the Finalists or Semi-finalists
|East||Arunachal Pradesh||Roshni Dada||20||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||
|Assam||Jyotishmita Baruah||19||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||Top 6||
|Bihar||Shreya Shanker||21||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Femina Miss India United Continents 2019|
|Chhattisgarh||Shivani Jadhav||23||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Femina Miss Grand India 2019||
|Jharkhand||Chitrapriya Singh||18||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||
|Manipur||Urmila Shagolsem||24||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||
|Meghalaya||Sangeeta Das||19||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||
|Mizoram||Lalnunthari Rualhleng||25||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Top 12|
|Nagaland||Marina Kiho||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||
|Odisha||Sheetal Sahu||24||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Sikkim||Sang Doma Tamang||19||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||
|Tripura||Jayanti Reang||25||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|West Bengal||Sushmita Roy||23||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||
|North||Haryana||Sonal Sharma||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Himachal Pradesh||Garima Verma||23||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Jammu and Kashmir 1||Megha Kaul||25||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Madhya Pradesh||Garima Yadav||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Top 12||
|New Delhi||Mansi Sehgal||19||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||
|Punjab||Harnaaz Kaur||18||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Top 12||
|Uttarakhand||Siddhi Gupta||23||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Top 12|
|Uttar Pradesh||Shinata Chauhan||19||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Top 6||
|South||Andhra Pradesh||Nikita Tanwani||24||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||
|Karnataka||Aashna Bisht||24||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Kerala[Replacements 1]||Lakshmi Menon||24||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||
|Tamil Nadu||Rubeiya S K||23||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Telangana||Sanjana Vij||23||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)||Femina Miss India 2019 Runner Up||
|West||Goa||Shaasthra Shetty||22||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||
|Gujarat||Mansi Taxak||21||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Top 12|
|Maharashtra||Vaishnavi Andhale||20||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Top 12|
|Rajasthan||Suman Rao||20||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Femina Miss India 2019||
The following is the list of delegates who made to the top 3 state finalists. There were no top 3 finalists for North Eastern states since these states usually have direct appointment of state representatives during Guwahati audition:
|Jammu and Kashmir||
- Skin Care Expert: Dr Jamuna Pai
- Personality Skills Mentor: Sanjeev Datta & Viram Datta
- Gym Partner: Body Sculptor
- Official Photographer: Anand Wahane
- Hair Coach: Kromakay
- Salon Expert: Savio John Pereira
- Make-up Coach: Clint Fernandes
This edition of the pageant stirred a controversy over Twitter where the Miss India team was accused of selecting 'fair-skinned' women to run in the pageant. People also pointed towards the fact that the girls looked similar and that the diversity of the country was not visible. However, the pageant organizers rubbished all the claims. They also made a video regarding the same topic, stating that many of their past winners and contestant came from all corners of the country and had different ethinicity.
- Ages at the time of the pageant
- ^Note 1 : The crowning of the winner from the North state, Jammu and Kashmir was during the final event of West zonal crowning which held on 14 April 2019 in Pune. This was due to the delayed audition held in the state since the state was under emergency as a result of Pulwama terrorist attack.
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