New Delhi – Proudly holding a lineage of transforming the lives of many talented young women, who have gone on to become icons in the fashion and glamour industry, Miss India 2018 vows to continue this tradition. In its 55th edition, the most sought after beauty pageant, aims to extend its whole hearted support to the women of today who have the potential to lead and represent the country tomorrow. The winners represent India at Miss World 2018 and many other international pageants.
This year again the pageant will explore potential talent in all 30 states of India (including Delhi), selecting one ambassador who will represent their state at the National Finals. Empowering home-grown talent, these representatives will be titled as fbb Colors Femina Miss India West Bengal 2018, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Punjab 2018 etc, before the final round where the national winners will be crowned.
Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar who made India proud, brought the coveted Blue Crown to India after 17 long years.
The Miss India 2018 auditions will be divided across four zones:
The Top 3 contestants from every state will be provided a Golden Ticket to the State’s Zonal crowning ceremony which will be held in Bangalore (South Zone) on 24th February, 2018, Kolkata (East Zone) on 17th March, 2018, Delhi (North Zone) on 12th April, 2018 and Pune (West Zone) on 13th May, 2018 where one deserving girl will get a chance to represent her state at the Grand Finale in Mumbai.
Each of the four zones will be led by a celebrity mentor who has been given the responsibility of judging and selecting the best talent from their respective zones while guiding and sharing their experience.
Neha Dhupia (North Zone) – She’s a fashionista, a former Miss India, an actress, and also a talk show host. Having donned many hats over a period of time, Neha has proven her prowess in every project that she has undertaken. She was the mentor of the same zone last year as well and Manushi was a girl who had been mentored by her since she was from Haryana which comes in her zone.
Rakul Preet Singh (South Zone) –Rakul Preet Singh is a well – known model and actress in Tamil, Bollywood and Kannada Movies and is very popular for her work in films Venkatadri Express (2013) and Loukyam, (2014), Kick 2 (2015). She will also be seen soon in a Neeraj Pandey movie Aiyaari.
Pooja Hegde (West Zone) –Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actress who appears mainly in Telugu and Hindi Films. She then featured in the Telugu films Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda (2014), while signing on to feature as the lead actress in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro (2016) opposite Hrithik Roshan.
Pooja Chopra (East Zone) – Pooja Chopra is an Indian model and film actress. In 2009, she was crowned as the Miss India. She was also a semi-finalist at Miss World 2009 and won the Beauty with a Purpose award at Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chopra has won as many as 8 national and international titles in a single year. Chopra made her acting debut in the 2011 and has worked in Telugu Films such as Ponnar Shankar and in Bollywood as a leading lady, she had minor roles in Madhur Bhandarkar’s films Fashion and Heroine. She recently was seen in Vipul Shah’s action film Commando opposite Vidyut Jammwal, where she appeared in her first lead role. ). She will also be seen soon in a Neeraj Pandey movie Aiyaari.
About Miss India Organization: Miss India Organization is the most sought after glamorous beauty pageant in the country that turns dreams into reality. It is a property with a mass appeal as millions worldwide gear up to watch India’s next representative at the global platform. It is the search of the perfect woman with beauty, poise, elegance and intelligence to represent India at Miss World. It is a platform that has won many accolades for the country on the international arena and the past winners such as Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Diya Mirza, etc have made India proud at international circles.