Miss India winners: 2015

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The finalists of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015
L-R Rashi Yadav, Simran Khandelwal, Shivani Jadhav, Nancy Gupta, Natasha Assadi, Naveli Deshmukh, Ankita Thite, Hemali Soni, Aarushi Sharma, Aishwarya Dhavale, Shivani Shetty, Apoorva Sharma, Pooja Bisht, Aileena Catherin Amon, Hida Siddiqui, Urvashi Rautela
Photo: Miss Diva India FB Official/Vikram Bawan
Miss India 2015: the finalists. This picture is the property of BCCI/ The Times of India group/ Indiatimes.com/ Femina/ fbb. © BCCL 2015 The Times of India
Top (left to right): Apeksha Porwal, Aishwarya Goel, Meghna Mitall, Minash Ravuthar, Sushrii Shreya Mishra, Tanya Hope, Akanksha Gautam, Medhika Priya Singhal, Chahat Dalal, Ruchira Mookerjee
In the first row (left to right): Sushruthi Krishna, Rushali Rai, Aditi Arya, Diksha Singh, Pranati Prakash, Aafreen Vaz, Rewati Chetri, Deeksha Gautam, Naveli Deshmukh
In the second row (left to right) Vartika Singh, Rakshitha Harimurthy
Photographer: Vikram Bawa
Stylist: Kavita Lakhani
Designers: Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna
Make up and hair: Team Dessange
Hospitality Partner: Sofitel Mumbai
Aafreen Vaz. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Aafreen Rachel Vaz, Miss Supranational 2015 Asia and Oceania
Aditi Arya. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Miss India 2015: Vartika, a finalist The Times of India
Aishwarya Goel. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Miss India 2015: the finalists The Times of India
Miss India 2015: the finalists The Times of India
Aditi Arya: Miss India World, 2015. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Apeksha Porwal. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Akanksha Gautam . © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Chahat Dalal. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Deeksha Kaushal. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Diksha Singh . © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Medhika Priya Singhal. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Meghna Mittal. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Minash Ravuthar. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Naveli Deshmukh. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Pranati Prakash. . © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Rakshitha Harimurthy. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Rewati Chetri. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Ruchira Mookerjee. © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Rushali Rai © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Sushrii Shreya Mishra © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Sushruthi Krishna © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Tanya Hope © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Vartika Singh © Femina/ BCCL/ The Times of India
Aarushi Sharma: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Aileena Catherin Amon: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Aishwarya Dhavale: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Aishwarya Singh: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Alankrita Sahai: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Ankita Thite: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Apoorva Sharma: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Chahat Dalal: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Hemali Soni: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Hida Siddique: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Hida Siddiqui: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Malvika Sitlani: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Naveli Deshmukh: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Nikita Sahay: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Noyonita Lodh: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Priyanka Khatri: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Priyasha Chowdhury: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 Mumbai audition
Rashi Yadav: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest
Shivani Shetty: a finalist of the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 contest

Contents

Copyright

Much of the information and pictures on this page are courtesy: BCCI/ The Times of India group/ Indiatimes.com/ Femina/ fbb. © BCCL 2015

The rest are courtesy the organisers of the Miss India Universe Yamaha Fascino contest. Oct 20, 2015, Press Trust of India

International crowns

Aafreen Rachel Vaz clinched the title of Miss Supranational 2015 Asia and Oceania at the Miss Supranational 2015 beauty pageant in Krynica-Zdrój (Poland). The event was held at Malopolska Region here and was organised at the MOSIR (Hall of Sports) in Krynica-Zdrój. She also received prize money of $1000.

In 2014 Asha Bhat had won the Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania pageant.

Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva (for Miss Universe)

The winners

Urvashi Rautela won the right to represent India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Urvashi is the only Indian girl in the history of pageantry to have won the same title twice.

Natasha Assadi from Bangalore was crowned 1st runner up

Naveli Deshmukh from Aurangabad was declared 2nd runners-up.

Sub-titles

Miss Fascinating: Natasha Assadi

Miss Photogenic: Hemali Soni

Miss Sparkling Beauty: Ankita Thite and Shivani Shetty

Miss Talented: Urvashi Rautela and Naveli Deshmukh

Miss Tech Diva: Aileena Catherin Amon

Best Makeover: Aileena Catherin Amon

Miss Active: Nancy Gupta

Miss Rampwalk: Urvashi Rautela

Miss Body Beautiful: Simran Khandelwal and Urvashi Rautela

Miss Sudoku: Aileena Catherin Amon

Miss Congeniality: Pooja Bisht

Miss Style Icon: Simran Khandelwal

The six top finalists

Aileena Catherin Amon

Aishwarya Dhavale

Hemali Soni

Natasha Assadi

Naveli Deshmukh

Urvashi Rautela

The finalists' profiles=

Aarushi Sharma

City: Delhi

School: Queen Mary's School

College: Amity University

Aileena Catherin Amon

City: Kochi

School: Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal

College: St. Joseph's college of commerce

Profession: Model, Actress

Crowned: Miss South India 2015

Aishwarya Dhavale

City: Pune

School: Sardar Dastur Nosherwan Girls High School

College: Nowrosjee Wadia college

Profession: Student

Crowned: Most elegant bride"- Indian bridal contest. 2nd runner up - Face of Asia.

Ankita Thite

City: Pune

School: SPM English School

College: Fergusson College

Profession: Economist, Model

Crowned: Miss NDA 2009

Apoorva Sharma

City: Jaipur

School: Sharda Vidya Mandir

College: International College for Girls

Profession: Actor

Hemali Soni

City: Mumbai

School: The Alexandra Girls' English Institution

College: Jai Hind College

Profession: Student

Crowned: Campus Princess 2015

Hida Siddiqui

City: Delhi

School: Khalsa School

College: D.U

Nancy Gupta

City: Delhi

School: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Shimla

College: HP university

Natasha Assadi

City: Mumbai

School: Jain International Residential School

College: University of Hertfordshire

Profession: Student

Interests: Dancing, kick boxing, horse riding

Crowned: Miss Diva 2015 first runner-up

Naveli Deshmukh

City: Aurangabad

School: Stepping stones high school

College: Amity university

Profession: Student, Model, Bharatnatyam dancer

Interests: Dance and Sports

Crowned: Miss Yuva next Maharashtra and Goa, Miss Diva 2015 second runner-up

Pooja Bisht

City: Kotdwara

School: Sri Guru Ram Rai

College: Delhi University

Profession: Model and Actor

Rashi Yadav

City: New Delhi

School: Kendriya Vidyalaya Pragati Vihar

College: Atma Raam Sanatan Dharma Collage

Profession: Model /Dancer

Shivani Jadhav

City: Pune

School: Jnana Prabodhini Navanagar Vidyalay

College: MIT college of Engineering Pune

Profession: Student

Shivani Shetty

City: Mumbai

School: Gyan Kendra Secondary School

College: Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics

Profession: Student

Simran Khandelwal

City: Indore

School: Emrald Heights

College: Prestige

Profession: Student

Interests: Acting

Crowned: Miss India Delhi Fashion Icon

Urvashi Rautela

City: Kotdwara

School: D.A.V Public School Kotdwara, Uttarakhand

College: Hindu College, Delhi University

Profession: Artist, Thespian, Social Activist and Performer

Interests: Volunteering at the women's development resource centre, advocating for "Urvashi Rautela Foundation" a cause that her parents had been dedicated for several years.

Crowned: Miss Universe India 2015, Miss Tourism Queen of The Year International 2011 World, Miss Asian Supermodel 2011

The jury

Actress Kangana Ranaut, Irrfan, Lara Dutta, Vikas Bahl and designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil formed the jury for the pageant.

The various eliminations saw celebrity experts from the industry judge the finalists like Soha Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, Dino Morea, Rahul Khanna, Zayed Khan, Rocky Star, Nachiket Barve, Ujjwala Raut, and many more.

The Miss India 2015 finals

The Top 3 Queens

Aditi Arya: fbb Femina Miss India 2015

Aafreen Rachel Vaz: fbb Femina Miss India 2015 first runner up

Vartika Singh: fbb Femina Miss India 2015 second runner up

Jury

Anil Kapoor

John Abraham

Manisha Koirala

Shilpa Shety

Sonali Bendre

Chitrangada Singh

Feroz Nadiadwala

Abu Jani

Sandeep Khosla

Shiamak Davar.

The Top 5 finalists

Aafreen Rachel Vaz

Aditi Arya

Vartika Singh

Deeksha Kaushal

Tanya Hope

Sub-titles

fbb Miss Beauty with a Purpose: Vartika Singh

Reliance Digital Miss Multimedia: Guwahati's Rewati Chetri

The Top 10 finalists

Aafreen Vaz

Aditi Arya

Vartika Singh

Tanya Hope

Deeksha Kaushal

Sushrii Shreya Mishraa

Naveli Deshmikh

Rushali Rai

Rakshitha Harimurthy

Rewati Chetri

The twenty finalists

Aafreen Vaz

Born: 1990

City: Mumbai

School: Hasanat High School

College: Lynfield College

Profession: Medical Student and Model

Crowned: Miss Campus Princess 2015

The Times of India

She is an OCI [overseas citizen of India] from New Zealand, currently studying in Mangalore. She is also the winner of Campus Princess 2015, the pageant that got her a direct entry into the top twenty one at fbb Femina Miss India 2015.

Her main focus, she said after being placed 1st runner up, was (apart from working on her international pageant), working on the EDBF [European Dragon Boat Federation?] movement for the rural community of India.

Aditi Arya

Born: 1994

City: Delhi (Gurgaon, to be precise)

School: Amity International School

College: College of Business Studies, Delhi University

Profession: Research Analyst

Crowned: First runner up, Miss India Delhi 2015

Crowned: Miss India World 2015


The Times of India adds: Aditi Arya learnt touch typing, when she was eight years old, out of her love for writing. Aditi was a theatre enthusiast and participated in many street plays before contesting at Miss India 2015 pageant. She was a state level softball player, a game similar to baseball.Aditi Arya feels her sex appeal lies in her sensuous eyes. Aditi says she idolizes Priyanka Chopra, as one of the greatest beauty queens from India.

Aishwarya Goel

Born: 1995

City: Dehradun

School: St. Thomas' College

College: Graphic Era Hill University

Profession: Student

Akanksha Gautam

Born: 1992

City: Gurgaon

School: Amity International School

College: Rajarajeshwari medical college

Profession: Doctor

Crowned: Miss Mega Model Bangalore 2013, Miss Mysore

Apeksha Porwal

Born 1993

City: Mumbai

School: Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School

College: St. Xavier's College

Profession: Social entrepreneur

Crowned: Miss India Delhi 2015, Miss Teen India International 2009

Chahat Dalal

City: Pune

School: St. Felix High School

College: Wadias

Profession: Pilot

Deeksha Kaushal

Born 1991

City: Delhi

School: Modern school

College: Shri Ram College of Commerce

Profession: Model

Diksha Singh

Born 1997

City: Goa

School: Vidya Mandir

College: MES college

Profession: Student

Medhika Priya Singhal

Born 1993

City: Dehradun

School: Riverdale High School

College: Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences

Profession: Dentist

Meghna Mittal

Born 1996

City: Pune

School: Rewachand Bhojwani academy

College: MIT institute of design

Profession: Student

Minash Ravuthar

City: Mumbai

School: St. Anthony Girls High School

College: LS Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai

Profession: Architect student

Naveli Deshmukh

City: Aurangabad

School: Stepping Stones High School

College: Amity university

Profession: Student, model

Crowned: Lokmat Miss Yuva Next Maharashtra and Goa

Pranati Prakash

City: Dehradun

School: Loretto Convent, Delhi

College: NIFT, Mumbai

Profession: Fashion Communication student

Crowned: Miss Alcheringa; 1st runner up, Miss NDA; Winner of She's Got The Look

Rakshitha Harimurthy

City: Bangalore

College: Bishop Cottons College

Profession: Modelling

Crowned: Mega Model Hunt 2013

Rewati Chetri

City: Guwahati

School: St.Agnes Convent High School

College: NEF law college

Profession: Student

Interests: Belly dancing

Ruchira Mookherji

City: Kolkata

School: G.D Birla Centre for Education

College: The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society

Profession: Student and model

Crowned: Clean & Clear Fresh Face winner 2014 of Bhawanipur college

Rushali Rai

City: Delhi

School: Pestle Weed College, Dehradun

College: Aatma Ram Sanatan Dharma, DU

Profession: Model

Crowned: fbb Femina Miss India 2015 2nd runner up

Sushrii Shreya Mishraa

School: St.Joseph's Convent Higher Secondary School

College: SPM College, DU

Profession: Student Sushruthi Krishna City: Bangalore

School: DPS, Bangalore South

College: R. V. College of Architecture

Profession: Student and Dancer

Crowned: fbb Femina Miss India Finalist

Crowned: Asian Super Model 2010 (India) Tanya Hope City: Kolkata

School: Sacred Hearts Girls High School

College: University of Westminster

Profession: Pageant aspirant

Crowned: Miss India Kolkata 2015

Vartika Singh

City: Lucknow

School: CANOSSA Convent

College: I.T College, Lucknow

Profession: Consultant

Zoya Afroz

City : Lucknow

Representing the state of Madhya Pradesh

School: R.N Shah High School

College: Mithibhai College

Profession : Acting and modelling

Crowned : Pond's Femina Miss India 2013 2nd runner-up, Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013 winner

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