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.[1][2]

Femina Miss India 2019
Date15 June 2019
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai
BroadcasterColors TV
Entrants30
Placements12
WinnerSuman Rao
Rajasthan
CongenialityLalnunthari Rualhleng
Mizoram
PhotogenicVaishnavi Andhale
Maharashtra
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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.[3][4]

ResultsEdit

Color keys

Final Results Candidate International Placement
Miss India 2019 2nd Runner-up
Miss Grand India 2019 Unplaced
Miss India United Continents 2019 Unplaced
Runner-up
Top 6
Top 12

BackgroundEdit

There are four regions under which the contestants are grouped - North, South, East and West. Mentors will train contestants for the finale.[5]

Sub Title AwardsEdit

Award Contestant
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

Category Sport Winner
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:

Category East North South West
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
Lalnunthari Rualhleng
Pragati Wahi Tejaswini Manogna Megha Kaul
Yogita Bihani
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

JudgesEdit

Femina Miss India 2019 Award Night

Miss India 2019 Grand Finale

ContestantsEdit

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
Zone State Delegate Age[a] Height Placement Note(s)
East Arunachal Pradesh Roshni Dada 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Miss Arunachal 2019
Assam Jyotishmita Baruah 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Top 6
  • Previously Mega Miss North East 2018 - 2nd Runner-up
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)
  • fbb Campus Princess 2019 - Finalist
Manipur Urmila Shagolsem 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Previously North East Diva 2018 - Top 10
  • Previously Miss Manipur 2016 - 1st Runner-up
Meghalaya Sangeeta Das 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • fbb Campus Princess 2019 - North East
  • Previously Miss Shillong 2018
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)
  • Previously Miss Sikkim 2018 - Top 5
Tripura Jayanti Reang 25 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
West Bengal Sushmita Roy 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Previously Femina Miss India Kolkata 2016 - 1st Runner Up
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 12 in)
Madhya Pradesh Garima Yadav 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Top 12
  • Previously TGPC's Miss India 2018 - 1st Runner-up
New Delhi Mansi Sehgal 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Previously fbb Campus Princess 2019 - Finalist
Punjab Harnaaz Kaur 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Top 12
  • Previously Times Fresh Face 2018 Chandigarh
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
  • Previously Miss Teen Exquisite International 2018
South Andhra Pradesh Nikita Tanwani 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Previously TGPC’s Miss India 2018
Karnataka Aashna Bisht 24 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Kerala[Replacements 1] Lakshmi Menon 24 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Previously Pegasus Miss Queen of India 2018
  • Previously Pegasus Miss South India 2018
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
  • Previously fbb Campus Princess 2016 - Finalist
West Goa Shaasthra Shetty 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • fbb Campus Princess 2019 - Finalist
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
  • Previously Miss Navi Mumbai 2018 - 1st Runner-up

State finalistsEdit

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:

Zone State Delegates
East Arunachal Pradesh
  • Roshni Dada
Assam
  • Jyotishmita Baruah
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
  • Chitrapriya Singh
  • Kshipra Dubey
  • Tanvi Malhara
Manipur
  • Urmila Shagolsem
Meghalaya
  • Sangeeta Das
Mizoram
  • Nunui Rualhleng
Nagaland
  • Marino Kiho
Odisha
  • Arupa Rath
  • Sheetal Sahu
  • Tamanna Vyas
Sikkim
  • Sang Doma Tamang
Tripura
  • Jayanti Reang
West Bengal
  • Neha Jha
  • Sushmita Roy
  • Madhumita Das
North Haryana
  • Sonal Sharma
  • Nitika
  • Simran Gandhi
Himachal Pradesh
  • Garima Verma
  • Priyanka Saraswat
  • Shefali Dhiman
Jammu and Kashmir
  • Shina Choudhary
  • Megha Kaul
  • Rose Kundu
Madhya Pradesh
  • Anjali Pawar
  • Satakshi Bhanot
  • Garima Yadav
New Delhi
  • Pragati Wahi
  • Manasi Sehgal
  • Subhreet Randhawa
Punjab
  • Harnaaz Kaur
  • Sweetaj
  • Vidhi Giri
Uttarakhand
  • Akansha Gupta
  • Siddhi Gupta
  • Shivangi Sharma
Uttar Pradesh
  • Anupriya Singh
  • Shinata Chauhan
  • Vaibhavi Sharma
South Andhra Pradesh
  • Nikita Tanwani
  • Simran Pareek
  • Sushmitha Raj
Karnataka
  • Divita Rai
  • Aashna Bisht
  • Shalini Menon
Kerala
Tamil Nadu
  • Anjali Schmuck
  • Suruthi Periyasamy
  • Rubeiya S K
Telangana
  • Manasa Varanasi
  • Tejaswini Manogna
  • Sanjana Vij
West Goa
  • Aditi Vishwasrao
  • Dragana Andrade
  • Shaasthra Shetty
Gujarat
  • Della Desai
  • Janki Bodiwala
  • Mansi Taxak
Maharashtra
  • Phalguni Khanna
  • Mansi Singh
  • Vaishnavi Andhale
Rajasthan

PanelistsEdit

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  • 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

ControversyEdit

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.[8][9][10][11] However, the pageant organizers rubbished all the claims.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.

ReplacementsEdit

  1. ^ KERALA — Lakshmi Menon was appointed to compete at Femina Miss India 2019 by the Femina Miss India organisation, as a replacement to Jane Thompson, Femina Miss India Kerala 2019 due to personal reason. Lakshmi Menon was among the Top 3 finalists at the Femina Miss India Kerala 2019 auditions.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miss India 2019 winner is Suman Rao from Rajasthan". India Today. 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Call for Entry: fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2019 South Zone Auditions". indiatimes.com.
  3. ^ "Miss India 2019 Coming Soon". indiatimes.com.
  4. ^ "Search for fbb colors Femina Miss India 2019 begins". dailypioneer.com.
  5. ^ "Facebook: Meet our mentors".
  6. ^ "Instagram post stating the replacement of Femina Miss India Kerala 2019 delegate on the organisation's official page". indiatimes.com.
  7. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/shivani-jadhav-ive-always-wanted-to-represent-india-on-an-international-platform/articleshow/71578393.cms
  8. ^ "Miss India contest: Why do all the finalists 'look the same'?". bbc.com.
  9. ^ "Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country's obsession with fair skin". edition.cnn.com.
  10. ^ "Miss India pageant slammed for lack of diversity". foxnews.com. 2019-05-30.
  11. ^ "Miss India Contest Slammed For Lack of Diversity and Fair Color Obsession". eurasiantimes.com. 2019-05-31.

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