Miss India Universe/ Diva 2017

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This was the first time in history that a Mongoloid Indian (Peden Ongmu Namgyal from Sikkim) won an all-India beauty crown and represented India internationally. For Indpaedia, as self- appointed ambassadors for the north east and Ladakh, this was such a vindication of all that we stand for!

Finalists, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017
Finalists, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017
Finalists, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017
Finalists, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017
Finalists, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017


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Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017

Apeksha Porwal
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Ekta Jaggi
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Elisha Mayor
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Menka Rai
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Monika Chaudhary
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Peden Ongmu Namgyal
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Shannon Gonsalves
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Shelly Kataria
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Shraddha Shashidhar
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Sonali Singh
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Spatika Surapaneni
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Swetha Gadad
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Tejaswini Manogna
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Trisha Sood
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala
Vijaya Sharma
Finalist, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017. Photography: Taras Taraporvala

All photographs are the property of BCCL and Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva

The finale

Shraddha Shashidhar crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 | TNN | Oct 12, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

Mumbai, 11th October, 2017

The queens

Shraddha Shashidhar Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe India 2017.

Peden Ongmu Namgyal Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2017.

Apeksha Porwal Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 2nd runner up

Venue

Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai.

Judges

Miss Universe and Actress Lara Dutta

Actor Rajkummar Rao ,

Film director Kabir Khan ,

Boxing champion Vijender Singh

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere.

Chief guest

Shahid Kapoor

Hosts

Malaika Arora Khan

Yudhisthir aka VJ Yudi

Special invitee

President of Miss Universe Organisation Paula M Shugart and President of Miss Supranational Organisation Gerhard Lipinski.

Mentor

Filmistan Actor and Former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta

The finalists

Apeksha Porwal

City: Mumbai

School: Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane

College: St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

Interests: Kathak, reading - especially classics, exploring quirky places especially those with historical significance



Ekta Jaggi

City: Mumbai

School: New Delhi public school

College: Delhi University

Interests: Football, Sketching, Painting, Travelling, Adventure sports



Elisha Mayor

City: Delhi

School: Mayor World School, Jalandhar

College: SGGSCC, Delhi University

Interests: Passion for dancing and performing onstage, Reading inspirational books, Travelling, exploring and making new friends



Menka Rai

City: District Seoni

School: Macro Vision Academy Burhanpur

College: Oriental Institute of Science Technology Bhopal

Interests: Singing, dancing and sketching



Monika Chaudhary

City: Gurgaon

School: Sherwood Convent School

College: Manav Rachana Dental College

Interests: Gardening, Designing Barbie dresses



Peden Ongmu Namgyal

City: Gangtok

School: Tashi Namgyal Academy

College: Amity University

Interests: Sketching, Trekking



Shannon Gonsalves

City: Mumbai

School: IITians Pace Jr. Science college

College: Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues college of Engineering, Mumbai

Interests: Art, Travel, Sports


Shelly Kataria

City: Delhi

School: Ryan International School, Vasant kunj

College: Janki Devi Memorial College

Interests: Writing, Dancing, Watching movies, Styling clothes



Shraddha Shashidhar

City: Mumbai

School: Army Public School, Deolali

College: Sophia College for Women, Mumbai

Interests: Sports, Adventure and Music



Sonali Singh

City: Lucknow

School: Dr Virendra Swaroop Public School, Lucknow.

College: Shri Ramswaroop Memorial College Of Engineering and Management, Lucknow.

Interests: Dancing, Modelling



Spatika Surapaneni

City: Hyderabad

School: Rishi Valley School

College: St. Francis College for Women

Interests: Fitness, Music, Reading, Sports, Fashion, Movies



Swetha Gadad

City: Bangalore

School: Rotary English medium school, Ranebennur

College: Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Institute of Technology

Interests: Dancing, Fitness



Tejaswini Manogna


City: Hyderabad

School: Rosary Convent High School

College: Osmania Medical College

Interests: Dance, Music Singing,Yoga, Shooting,Sketching, Painting, Compering, Social activities



Trisha Sood

City: Delhi

School: Lillian Osborne High School, Canada

College: University Of Alberta, Canada

Interests: Piano, Dance, Music, Modelling, Acting, and Reading



Vijaya Sharma

City: Delhi

School: Dayanand Model School

College: Lady Irwin College, Delhi University

Interests: Dancing, Acting, Playing sports, Swimming

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