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Femina Miss India
Formation 1964
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Mumbai
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Miss United Continent
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
Official language Hindi, English
Parent organization Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
Subsidiaries Miss Diva
Website feminamissindia.indiatimes.com

Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete globally.[1] It is organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Femina Miss India used to select three winners who were then sent to Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Asia Pacific International pageants, respectively. In 1994, after India's historic win at the International pageants, the organization ended the practice of crowning a single winner and instead decided that the top three winners were designated as winners with equal visibility and prizes.[2] In 2002, the third winner was designated to Miss Earth instead of Miss Asia Pacific. In 2010, Femina Miss India decided that they would no longer send a representative to Miss Universe, and relinquished the Miss Universe franchise, choosing instead to designate the third winner to represent India in Miss International pageant.

In 2013, Miss Universe Organization awarded back the franchise to Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, a separate pageant Miss Diva 2013 was conducted to send representative to Miss Universe.

History

The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.[1] [2]

Over the years, Indian participation in the international picture has grown.

International pageants


International pageants

Current franchises
Pageant
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Miss Supranational
Miss United Continent
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
Former franchises
Pageant Best placement Year
Miss Asia Pacific International Winner 1970, 1973, 2000
Miss Asia Pacific World Winner 2013
Miss Heritage 1st Runner Up 2013
Miss Tourism Winner 2005, 2007

Miss India has been participating in the Miss Universe pageant since 1952, starting with Indrani Rehman and in the Miss World pageant since 1959, starting with Fleur Ezekiel. Historically, the Femina Miss India pageant sent the winner of the pageant to the Miss Universe pageant, and Eve's Weekly, a rival women's publication sent the winner of its Miss India contest to Miss World. In the late 80s, Femina acquired the rights to send a representative to Miss World as well, and started to send the winner to Miss Universe and the runner-up to the Miss World contest. In 1994, following India's historic dual wins at both Miss Universe and Miss World, the custom of crowning a single winner was discontinued. Instead, the top three placers were each designated a winner, with equal prizes, visibility and responsibilities, and crowned Femina Miss India-Universe, Femina Miss India-World, and Femina Miss India-Asia Pacific. In 2002, the third title was changed to Femina Miss India-Earth, to designate India's representation at the newly launched Miss Earth pageant, focused on the cause of environmental advocacy. From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners were selected going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.[3][4] In 2010, Femina Miss India decided to stop sending representatives to the Miss Universe pageant entirely, choosing instead to send a crowned winner to Miss International.

The awards for 1989 were given at the end of the year (December); hence there was no separate contest for 1990.

In 1994, Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title after winning the Miss India crown and became the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown. The same year the runner-up of Miss India, Aishwarya Rai, won the Miss World title. Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai established themselves in the Bollywood industry after winning their titles.

The success of Rai and Sen spawned coaching institutions which were set up to groom young women in pageant participation skills. The number of participants in the preliminary rounds of the pageant has increased considerably. Miss India World 1997, Diana Hayden won the title of Miss World 1997. In 1999, the Miss India runner-up Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World that year.

In 2000, three of the Miss India winners won their respective international pageants — Lara Dutta (Miss Universe), Priyanka Chopra (Miss World) and Diya Mirza (Miss Asia Pacific). The other countries to have won all three major titles in one year were Australia in 1972.

In 2010, Nicole Faria became the first Indian to win the Miss Earth title in Vietnam, which leaves Miss International as the only major international pageant that has not been won by an Indian contestant.

In 2012, Himangini Singh Yadu won Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 and became first Indian and Asian to win the pageant. She was sent by I Am She - Miss Universe India pageant.

In 2013, Srishti Rana won Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 giving India a rare back to back victory. She is the second Indian and first Femina Miss India Winner to win Miss Asia Pacific World Crown. Mahika Sharma is the first Indian to be the top 10 among the pageant Miss Universal Peace and Humanity.

Controversies

Controversies erupted in 2008 when president of Gladrags, Maureen Wadia, served a legal notice to the newly crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2008, Harshita Saxena for violation of a two-year exclusive contract with Gladrags which had been signed by Harshita in 2006. To participate in any other beauty pageant, Harshita would have required a written letter of no-objection from Gladrags. Earlier in an interview with CNN-IBN Maureen Wadia said, "Harshita Saxena from Goa is a Gladrags model. She was a part of my Megamodel Contract in April 2006. Her contract has not expired and Harshita has entered in some other contest before the contract has expired. The contract clearly said that she has to take my permission." Owing to this, Harshita had to give up the title and the crown passed on to Tanvi Vyas who represented India in the Miss Earth 2008 pageant held in November 2008.[5] Harshita was later placed fourth in Miss India 2009 and represented India in Miss International 2009.

Tantra Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (TEPL), in partnership with Sushmita Sen, started a new pageant called I Am She – Miss Universe India. The winner of this pageant will participate in the Miss Universe pageant.[6]

In 1989, the winner Kalpana Pandit was found to have misrepresented her nationality (she was holding an American passport); she was stripped of her title and Dolly Mihas was declared winner.[7]

In 2004, Lakshmi Pandit (sister of Kalpana Pandit) was initially declared as the winner but had to return the title as she was married (to Siddarth Mishra); Sayali Bhagat was ultimately declared as the winner. The Pandit sisters are from Mysore, Karnataka. They are M.B.B.S graduates.[8]

By number of wins

S. No. Pageant Titles Winning years
1 Miss Universe
2
    1994, 2000
2 Miss World
5
    1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000
3 Miss Earth
1
    2010
4 Miss International None
5 Miss Supranational
1
    2014
6 Miss United Continent None
7 Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
1
    2014
8 Miss Asia Pacific World
2
    2012, 2013
9 Miss Heritage None
10 Miss Asia Pacific International
3
    1970, 1973, 2000
11 Miss Tourism
2
    2005, 2007

Number of placements and best results of Femina Miss India and Miss Diva winners at various international pageants

S. No. Pageant Placements Best result
1 Miss Universe
21
    Winner (1994, 2000)
2 Miss World
23
    Winner (1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000)
3 Miss Earth
6
    Winner (2010)
4 Miss International
18
    1st Runner Up (1960, 1997, 2003)
5 Miss Supranational
3
    Winner (2014)
6 Miss United Continent
2
    Vice Queen/Virreina (2013)
7 Miss Universal Peace And Humanity
1
    Winner (2014)
8 Miss Asia Pacific World
4
    Winner (2012, 2013)
9 Miss Heritage
1
    1st Runner Up (2013)
10 Miss Asia Pacific International
14
   Winner (1970, 1973, 2000)
11 Miss Tourism
2
    Winner (2005, 2007)

Femina Miss India and Miss Diva Winners From 2013 - present

After Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. got back the franchise for Miss Universe in 2013, the organization organized two different pageants to select India's representatives to various international pageants.

Year Femina Miss India Miss Diva
2015
2014
2013

Indian representatives to international pageants

The following women have represented India in international pageants:

Winner Vice Queen/Virreina Runner Up Finalist/Semifinalist Unplaced

Representatives as Miss India Universe

India did not compete in the Miss Universe pageant from 1953–1963. I AM She – Miss Universe India sent its delegates to Miss Universe from 2010 to 2012. A separate pageant Miss Diva 2013 is held to send delegates from 2013 onwards.

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
2014 Noyonita Lodh Karnataka TBD
2013 Manasi Moghe Maharashtra Top 10
2012 Shilpa Singh Bihar Top 16
2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli Hyderabad
Unplaced
2010 Ushoshi Sengupta West Bengal
Unplaced
2009 Ekta Chowdhary Haryana
Unplaced
2008 Simran Kaur Mundi Maharashtra
Unplaced
National Costume - Group Winner
Best in Swimsuit - Top 5
Charming Áo dài - Top 5
2007 Puja Gupta New Delhi Top 10
2006 Neha Kapur New Delhi Top 20
2005 Amrita Thapar Punjab
Unplaced
2004 Tanushree Dutta Jharkhand Top 10
2003 Nikita Anand New Delhi
Unplaced
2002 Neha Dhupia New Delhi Top 10
2001 Celina Jaitley West Bengal 4th Runner-up 3rd Runner Up - Swimsuit competition
5th Runner Up - Evening Gown
2000 Lara Dutta Karnataka Miss Universe 2000 Best In Swimsuit
1st Runner Up - Best in National Costume
1999 Gul Panag Punjab Top 10 Winner Interview Round
1998 Lymaraina D'Souza Maharashtra Top 10
1997 Nafisa Joseph Karnataka Top 10
1996 Sandhya Chib Karnataka Top 10
1995 Manpreet Brar New Delhi 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner Up - Evening Gown
3rd Runner Up - Interview Round
Swimsuit Competition - Top 10
1994 Sushmita Sen New Delhi Miss Universe 1994 1st Runner Up - Swimsuit competition
2nd Runner Up - Evening Gown
4th Runner Up - Interview Round
1993 Namrata Shirodkar Maharashtra Top 6 2nd Runner Up Interview Round
2nd runner Up - Evening Gown
1992 Madhu Sapre Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up 1st Runner Up - Swimsuit Competition
1st Runner Up - Evening Gown
4th Runner Up - Interview Round
1991 Christabelle Howie Tamil Nadu
Unplaced
1990 Suzanne Sablok Maharashtra Top 10
1989 Dolly Minhas Punjab
Unplaced
1987 Priyadarshini Pradhan Maharashtra
Unplaced
1986 Mehr Jessia Maharashtra
Unplaced
1985 Sonu Walia New Delhi
Unplaced
1984 Juhi Chawla Punjab
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
1983 Rekha Hande Karnataka
Unplaced
1982 Pamela Chaudry Singh New Delhi
Unplaced
1981 Rachita Kumar Maharashtra
Unplaced
1980 Sangeeta Bijlani Maharashtra
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
1979 Swaroop Sampat Maharashtra
Unplaced
1978 Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan Punjab
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
1977 Bineeta Bose Maharashtra
Unplaced
1976 Naina Sudhir Balsavar Uttar Pradesh
Unplaced
1975 Meenakshi Kurpad Maharashtra
Unplaced
1974 Shailini Bhavnath Dholakia Maharashtra Top 12
1973 Farzana Habib Maharashtra Top 12
1972 Roopa Satyan New Delhi Top 12
1971 Raj Gill Maharashtra
Unplaced
1970 Veena Sajnani Maharashtra
Unplaced
1969 Kavita Bhambhani Maharashtra
Unplaced
1968 Anjum Mumtaz Barg Maharashtra
Unplaced
1967 Nayyara Mirza New Delhi
Unplaced
1966 Yasmin Daji Maharashtra 3rd Runner-up
1965 Persis Khambatta Maharashtra
Unplaced
1964 Meher Castelino Mistri Maharashtra
Unplaced
1952 Indrani Rehman Tamil Nadu
Unplaced

Winners notes

  • Lara Dutta previously was Miss Intercontinental 1997.

Representatives to Miss World

India did not send delegates in 1967, 1965, 1964, 1963. From 1959 to 1966 representatives to Miss World were sent by Eve's Weekly Miss India pageant. In 1968, Bharat Sundari got the franchise to send India's representative to Miss World. They sent the delegates from 1968 to 1970, 1972, 1975. Femina got the franchise in 1976. Femina also sent delegates to Miss World in 1971 and 1974.

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
2014 Koyal Rana New Delhi Top 11
Continental Queen of Asia
Beauty With a Purpose Winner
World Fashion Designer Dress Winner
Charity Gala

Beach Fashion - Top 5
Multimedia Award - Top 5
The People's Choice - Top 10
Top Model - Top 20
Sports & Fitness - Top 32
2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon Punjab Top 20
Multimedia Award Winner
Beauty With a Purpose Top 10
Interview Round - Top 20
2012 Vanya Mishra Punjab 6th Runner Up
Beauty With a Purpose Award Winner
Multimedia Award Winner
Interview Round - Top 16
Beach Fashion - Top 40
Top Model - Top 47
2011 Kanishtha Dhankhar Haryana Top 31
Top Model - Top 10
Beauty with a Purpose - Top 10
2010 Manasvi Mamgai Uttarakhand
Unplaced
Beach Beauty - Top 20
Top Model - Top 20
2009 Pooja Chopra Punjab Top 16
Beauty With a Purpose winner
Miss World Sports - Top 6
2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan Kerala 1st Runner-up
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Top Model - 2nd Runner-Up
Beach Beauty - Top 10
2007 Sarah Jane Dias Karnataka
Unplaced
Miss Talent - Top 18
2006 Natasha Suri Punjab Top 17
Beach Beauty - 2nd Runner Up
Best Designer Gown - 2nd Runner Up

Miss Talent - Top 10
2005 Sindhura Gadde Andhra Pradesh Top 15 style="background:lavender;"
2004 Sayali Bhagat1 Maharashtra
Unplaced
Top Model - Top 20
2003 Ami Vashi Gujarat 3rd Runner Up
Miss Talent - Top 21
2002 Shruti Sharma Uttar Pradesh Top 20
2001 Sara Corner Karnataka
Unplaced
2000 Priyanka Chopra Uttar Pradesh Miss World 2000
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia
1999 Yukta Mookhey Punjab Miss World 1999
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
1998 Annie Thomas Kerala
Unplaced
1997 Diana Hayden Hyderabad Miss World 1997
Miss Photogenic
Spectacular swimwear
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
1996 Rani Jeyraj Tamil nadu 3rd Runner Up
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Spectacular Evening Gown
1995 Preeti Mankotia Punjab
Unplaced
1994 Aishwarya Rai Karnataka Miss World 1994
Miss Photogenic
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
1993 Karminder Kaur-Virk Punjab
Unplaced
Best in National costume
1992 Shyla Lopez Karnataka
Unplaced
1991 Ritu Singh New Delhi 6th Runner Up
1990 Naveeda Mehdi Maharashtra
Unplaced
1989 Shabnam Patel Maharashtra
Unplaced
1988 Anuradha Kottur Maharashtra
Unplaced
1987 Manisha Kohli Punjab
Unplaced
1986 Maureen Mary Lestourgeon Maharashtra
Unplaced
1985 Sharon Mary Clarke Maharashtra
Unplaced
1984 Suchita Kumar Maharashtra
Unplaced
1983 Sweety Grewal Punjab
Unplaced
1982 Uttara Mhatre Kher Maharashtra
Unplaced
1981 Deepti Divakar Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
1980 Elizabeth Anita Reddi Andhra Pradesh Top 15
1979 Raina Winifred Mendonica Maharashtra
Unplaced
Top 10 Photographer's choice
1978 Kalpana Iyer Tamil Nadu Top 15
Most Popular Delegate
Top 20 Miss Talented
Top 15 Photographer's choice
1977 Veena Prakash Maharashtra Withdrew in protest against the presence of a white Miss South Africa
1976 Naina Balsavar Maharashtra Withdrew in protest against the presence of two South African entries - one white and one black - in conformity with the apartheid policy of racial separation.
1975 Anjana Sood Himachal Pradesh Top 15
1974 Kiran Dholakia Maharashtra
Unplaced
1972 Malathi Basappa Karnataka 4th Runner-up
1971 Prema Narayan Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
1970 Heather Corinne Faville Maharashtra Top 15
1969 Adina Shellim Maharashtra
Unplaced
1968 Jane Coelho New Delhi
Unplaced
1966 Reita Faria Maharashtra Miss World 1966
Best Body Award
Best in Evening Dress Award for wearing Sari
1962 Ferial Karim Maharashtra Semifinalist
1961 Veronica Leonora Torcato Maharashtra
Unplaced
1960 Iona Pinto Maharashtra
Unplaced
1959 Fleur Ezekiel Maharashtra
Unplaced

Titleholders notes

Representatives to Miss Earth

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
2014 Alankrita Sahai New Delhi
Unplaced
Miss Earth Pagudpud
Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
Miss Eco-Beauty
1st Winner - Evening Gown
2nd1st Runner Up - Yahoo! Beauty for a Cause
2nd1st Runner Up - Miss Photogenic
3rd 2nd Runner Up - Swimsuit Competition
3rd 2nd Runner Up - National Costume
2013 Sobhita Dhulipala Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
Miss Photogenic
Miss Eco Beauty
Miss Ever Bilena
Miss Talent - Top 15
Best in Resort Wear - Top 15
2012 Prachi Mishra Uttar Pradesh
Unplaced
Miss Friendship
Miss Congeniality
2011 Hasleen Kaur New Delhi
Unplaced
2010 Nicole Faria Karnataka Miss Earth 2010 Miss Talent
Miss Diamond Place
2009 Shriya Kishore Maharashtra Top 16 Semifinalist
2008 Tanvi Vyas2 Gujarat
Unplaced
2007 Pooja Chitgopekar Karnataka 1st Runner-Up
(Miss Earth – Air)
2006 Amruta Patki Maharashtra 1st Runner-Up
(Miss Earth – Air)
Best in Long Gown
2005 Niharika Singh Uttarakhand
Unplaced
2004 Jyoti Brahmin West Bengal Top 16 Semifinalist
2003 Shweta Vijay Kerala
Unplaced
2002 Reshmi Ghosh West Bengal
Unplaced
2001 Shamita Singha Maharashtra Top 10 Semifinalist Best in National Costume

Representatives to Miss International

India did not send delegates to Miss International in 1963 -1967, 1972, 1977, 1989, 1990.
From 1960 to 1988 Eve's Weekly Miss India sent India's representatives to Miss Interntional pageant. Femina Miss India got the franchise in 1991.

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
2014 Jhataleka Malhotra Maharashtra
Unplaced
Miss Internet
3rd Runner Up - Best National Costume
2013 Gurleen Grewal Punjab
Unplaced
1st Runner Up - Miss Internet
2012 Rochelle Maria Rao Tamil Nadu Top 15 Semifinalist
2011 Ankita Shorey Jammu & Kashmir
Unplaced
2010 Neha Hinge Madhya Pradesh Top 15 Semifinalist
2009 Harshita Saxena Goa
Unplaced
2008 Radha Brahmbhatt Gujarat, Northwood, London
Unplaced
2007 Esha Gupta New Delhi
Unplaced
2006 Sonali Sehgal West Bengal Semifinalist
2005 Vaishali Desai Maharashtra
Unplaced
2004 Mihika Verma Maharashtra Semifinalist
2003 Shonali Nagrani New Delhi 1st Runner-Up
2002 Gauhar Khan Maharashtra
Unplaced
2001 Kanwal Toor New Delhi Semifinalist
2000 Gayatri Joshi Maharashtra Semifinalist
1999 Srikrupa Murali Karnataka
Unplaced
1998 Shwetha Jaishanker Tamil Nadu 2nd Runner-Up
1997 Diya Abraham Kerala 1st Runner-Up
1996 Fleur Xavier Maharashtra
Unplaced
1995 Priya Gill Maharashtra
Unplaced
1994 Fransesca Hart Maharashtra
Unplaced
1993 Pooja Batra Punjab Semifinalist
1992 Kamal Sandhu New Delhi
Unplaced
1991 Preeti Mankotia Karnataka Semifinalist
1988 Shikha Swaroop Maharashtra
Unplaced
1987 Erika Maria D'Souza Maharashtra Semifinalist
1986 Poonam Pahlet Gidwant Maharashtra
Unplaced
1985 Vinita Seshadri Vasan Bangalore
Unplaced
1984 Nalanda Ravindra Bhandar West Bengal Semifinalist
1983 Sahila Chadha Punjab
Unplaced
1982 Betty O'Connor Maharashta
Unplaced
1981 Meenakshi Seshadri Tamil Nadu
Unplaced
1980 Ulrika Karen Bredemeyer Maharashtra
Unplaced
1979 Nita Pinto Maharashtra
Unplaced
1978 Sabita Dhanrajgir Punjab
Unplaced
1976 Nafisa Ali Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up
1975 'Indira Maria Bredemeyer Maharashtra 2nd Runner-Up
1974 Leslie Jean Hartnett New Delhi
Unplaced
1972 Indira Muthanna Karnataka
Unplaced
1971 Samita Mukherjee West Bengal
Unplaced
1970 Patricia D'Souza New Delhi Semifinalist
1969 Wendy Leslie Vaz Maharashtra
Unplaced
1968 Sumita Sen West Bengal Semifinalist
1962 Sheila Chonkar Maharashtra
Unplaced
1961 Diana Valentine New Delhi
Unplaced
1960 Iona Pinto Maharashtra 1st Runner-Up

Representatives to Miss Supranational

  • In 2014, Miss Diva winner will be sent to Miss Supranational instead of Femina Miss India winner.
  • In the years 2011 and 2012, the representatives to Miss Supranational pageant were sent by Indian Princess. Femina got the franchise of Miss Supranational in 2013.
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

2014

Asha Bhat

Karnataka

Miss Supranational 2014

Best Talent

2013 Vijaya Sharma New Delhi Top 20 Miss Internet - Top 18
2012 Gunjan Saini New Delhi
Unplaced
1st Runner Up - Miss Internet
Best Talent - Top 12
2011 Michelle Almeida Maharashtra Top 10 Miss Asia & Oceania Continental 2011
Miss Internet

Note

  • Nikita Sharma is replaced by Gunjan Saini for undisclosed reasons.

Representatives to Miss United Continent

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva Goa 1st Runner Up Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume

2013

Purva Rana

Himachal Pradesh

Vice Queen/Virreina

2nd Runner Up - Best National Costume

Representatives to Miss Universal Peace and Humanity

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

2014

Ruhi Singh

Rajasthan

Miss Universal Peace And Humanity 2014


Representatives to Miss Asia Pacific World

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

2014

Anukriti Gusain

Uttarakhand

4th Runner Up

3rd Runner Up - Miss Popularity

2013 Srishti Rana Haryana Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 Miss Personality
Best National Costume

2012

Himangini Singh Yadu

Madhya Pradesh

Miss Asia Pacific World 2012

2011

Tanvi Singla

Karnataka

2nd Runner Up

Representatives to Miss Tourism

  • India is the only country to win this pageant twice. The pageant was not held in 2006.[9]
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

2007

Priyanka Shah[10]

Maharashtra

Miss Tourism 2007

2005

Sonal Chauhan [11]

New Delhi

Miss Tourism 2005

Representatives to Miss Heritage World

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

2013

Swati Kain

New Delhi

1st Runner-Up

Miss Talent - Top 5

Representatives to Miss Asia Pacific International

Year Representative Ranking Special awards
2005 Simran Chandok
Unplaced
Best dancer
2003 Shonal Rawat 1st Runner-up Miss Friendship
Miss Talent
Miss Congeniality
2002 Tina Chatwal 2nd Runner-up Miss Internet
2001 Maheshwari Thiagaranjan
Unplaced
2000 Dia Mirza Miss Asia Pacific 2000
Miss Close-Up Smile
Miss AVON
1999 Shivangi Parikkh
Unplaced
1998 Vikkitha Aggarwal
Unplaced
1997 Divya Chauhan 1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
1996 Mini Menon Top 10 semifinalist
1995 Ruchi Malhotra 1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
1994 Shweta Menon Top 10 semifinalist
1993 Namrata Shirodkar 1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
1992 Mehroo Jal Mistry
Unplaced
1989 Anuradha Ramani
Unplaced
1988 Viola Antony
Unplaced
1987 Jasleem Kaur
Unplaced
1986 Ana Vasan
Unplaced
1985 Seema Malhotra Semifinalist
1983 Monica Lakhmana
Unplaced
1982 Aparna Sharma
Unplaced
1981 Mehjabeen Ayub Khan
Unplaced
Miss Talent
1980 Upneet Pannu
Unplaced
1979 Maureen Mary Lestourgeon 1st Runner-up
1978 Preeti Koppikar
Unplaced
Best national costume
Miss Talent
1977 Marianne De Souza 1st Runner-up
1976 Anna Adriane Bredemeyer 2nd Runner-up
1975 Seema Marwaha
Unplaced
1974 Marilyn Theresa Ferreira
Unplaced
1973 Tara Anne Fonseca Miss Asia Pacific 1973
1972 Samita Mukherjee
Unplaced
1971 Urmila Sanandan
Unplaced
1970 Zeenat Aman Miss Asia Pacific 1970
Miss Photogenic
1969 Tasneem Fakir Mohammed
Unplaced
1968 Anabella Crawford
Unplaced
Miss Talent

Titleholders notes

  • Anabella Crawford, Miss Asia Pacific India 1968 later became Queen of the Pacific India 1969 and participated in Queen of the Pacific 1969 held in Australia
  • Marilyn Theresa Ferreira, Miss Asia Pacific India 1974 was crowned Queen of the Pacific India 1974 and later became 2nd Runner up at Queen of the Pacific 1974 pageant.

Representatives to Miss Tourism International

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
1994 Barkha Madan Punjab 3rd Runner-up

Photographs of some international titleholders

See also

References

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  2. ^ "50 YEARS OF MISS INDIA: HIGHS AND LOWS!". Times of India. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu News Update Service". The Hindu. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  4. ^ News, Press Trust of India (9 April 2007). "No runners-up in Miss India contest; all 3 winners are equal". Daily News and Analysis and Press Trust of India. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
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  6. ^ "30 contestants gear up for Miss Universe". Hindustan Times. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  7. ^ "Returns Crown". 
  8. ^ "Pandit returns Miss India-World crown". Rediff.com. 31 March 2004. 
  9. ^ "Tourism Pageant". pageantopolis.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Priyanka Shah is 'Miss Tourism 2007'". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Femina girl crowned Miss Tourism". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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