Shraddha Shashidhar crowned as Miss Universe India 2017

miss divaMumbai, 11th October, 2017: The most awaited moment is finally here. The prestigious beauty pageant of the year concluded with none other than the heartthrob Shahid Kapoor crowning Shraddha Shashidhar as the winner of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe India 2017. Peden Ongmu Namgyal was adjudged Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2017. Apeksha Porwal was crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 2nd runner up at the Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai.
The main winner will represent India at the Miss Universe pageant this year. The night came to a stand-still when the winner’s name was announced marking an end to this beautiful journey of 15 gorgeous divas. The esteemed judge’s panel included the likes of the Miss Universe and Actress Lara Dutta , Superstar of the Oscar nominated film Newton Rajkummar Rao , famous director of Ek Tha Tiger Kabir Khan , Boxing champion Vijender Singh and none other than Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere.
The finale night was a visual treat which saw sizzling performances by beautiful actress Kriti Sanon and singer and model Anushka Manchanda. The two performances act left the audiences asking for more and the hosts Malaika Arora Khan and Yudhisthir aka VJ Yudi lightened the mood as the anchor for the night and his punches and witty one-liners kept the mood light as the anxious contestants waited for the final crowning moment. We had the gracious presence of President of Miss Universe Organisation Paula M Shugart and President of Miss Supranational Organisation Gerhard Lipinski.
The contestants who had been vying for the coveted title underwent rigorous training, workshops under the mentorship and guidance of Bollywood Actor and Former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta. Lara Dutta quoted, “It has been a wonderful journey. All the girls are winners in their own right, however there can be only one winner. It was difficult for the panelists to choose that one winner from 15 divas who were all very talented and promising. The winner is very deserving and I would like to wish all the winners all the best. I am looking forward to the prestigious Miss Universe pageant and hope that we bring the crown home this year.”
Talk about this year’s pageant, being bigger than ever! No Eliminations, Tough competition, elite jury, grilling tasks. The nationwide auditions commenced from August 5, 2017 and traversed through the length and breadth of the country to bring to you the best from cities like Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Delhi that culminated into the final leg of auditions at Mumbai where the 15 finalists were chosen. The 6 part episode series will be aired on Colors Infinity, India’s Premier English Entertainment Channel starting 28th October, every Saturday & Sunday at 7pm.

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