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Femina Miss India
Formation 1964
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Mumbai
Location
Membership
Miss World
Miss Universe
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Miss Grand International
Miss United Continent
Official language
Hindi, English
Key people
Vineet Jain
Natasha Grover
Anu Ahuja
Alesia Raut
Parent organization
Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
Subsidiaries Miss Diva
Femina Miss India Delhi
Femina Miss India Kolkata
Campus Princess
Website feminamissindia.indiatimes.com

Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete in Miss World and other international pageants.[1] It is organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (also known as The Times Group).

The reigning Femina Miss India winners are Aditi Arya, Aafreen Vaz and Vartika Singh.

History

The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.[1] [2]. It was a organized by the local press.

In 1952, two Miss India pageants were held, Indrani Rehman and Nutan were the winners of the pageant. Nutan was crowned as Miss Mussorie. The pageant was held by the local press. Indrani Rehman represented India at Miss Universe 1952, the inaugural edition of Miss Universe pageant.

In 1953, Peace Kanwal from Punjab was crowned Miss India 1953 at KARDAR-KOLYNOS Pageant. The pageant was organized by Abdur Rashid Kardar. She later established herself as a Bollywood actress.

In 1954, Leela Naidu from Maharashtra was declared Miss India, and the same year was featured in Vogue magazine's list of the world's ten most beautiful women

There was no Miss India pageant from 1955 to 1958. In 1959, Eve's Weekly organized its very first Miss India contest called Eve's Weekly Miss India to send India's representatives to the Miss World pageant. Fleur Ezekiel was crowned the eventual winner. She represented India at Miss World 1959 held in London, United Kingdom.

The first ever Femina Miss India pageant was held in year 1964. Meher Castelino Mistri of Maharashtra was crowned the first ever Femina Miss India. She was chosen to represent India at Miss Universe 1964 held in USA and Miss Nations 1964 held in Spain.

Reita Faria was the first Miss India ever to win any international beauty pageant. She was crowned Miss World 1966 in London, United Kingdom. She was the winner of Eve's Weekly Miss India contest. The same year Femina Miss India winner Yasmin Daji represented India at Miss Universe 1966 and was crowned 3rd Runner Up at the event. She was the first ever Femina Miss India Winner to get placed at any international beauty pageant

In Earlier days, Femina Miss India used to crown three contestants, the winner used to represent India at Miss Universe and the runner ups were sent to Miss Asia Pacific and International Teen Princess. Later the second runner up represents India at Miss Teenage Intercontinental. On some occasions the 2nd Runner up or a finalist was sent to Queen of Pacific pageant from 1969 to 1975.

Zeenat Aman was the first ever Femina Miss India titleholder to win an international pageant. She was crowned Femina Miss India Asia Pacific and went on to win Miss Asia Pacific 1970 held in Philippines.

Later, after acquiring the rights to send India's representatives to Miss World, Femina Miss India used to select three winners who were then sent to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific International pageants, respectively.

In 1991, Femina also acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss International pageant and on some occasions the third winner represented India at Miss International and a finalist was sent to Miss Asia Pacific International or else the third winner was crowned as Femina Miss India Asia Pacific and used to represent India at Miss Asia Pacific International and a finalist was sent to Miss International.

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. Since 2013, the winner of Miss Diva represents India at Miss Universe.

The first ever Miss Diva pageant was held in Mumbai on September 5, 2013. Manasi Moghe of Maharashtra was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2013. Manasi represented India at Miss Universe 2013 and placed in the top 10. Gurleen Grewal from Punjab was crowned Miss Diva International 2013. She represented India at Miss International 2013. Srishti Rana of Haryana was crowned Miss Diva Asia Pacific World 2013. Srishti represented India at Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 and won the contest. She was crowned by Himangini Singh Yadu, Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 from India. This gave India a rare back to back victory at the pageant. In 2014 India again won Miss Asia Pacific World pageant thus becoming the only country to win an international pageant three years in a row.


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 participated in the Miss Universe pageant from 2010 to 2012.[3]

International pageants


International pageants

Current franchises
Pageant Year(s) competed
Miss Universe 1964 - 1987, 1989 - 2009, 2013 - present
Miss World 1971, 1974, 1976–present
Miss International 1991–present
Miss Supranational 2013–present
Miss United Continent 2013–present
Miss Grand International 2015–present
Former franchises
Pageant Year(s) competed
Miss Earth 2001–2014
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity 2014
Miss Asia Pacific World 2013
Miss Heritage 2013
Miss Asia Pacific International 1968 - 2005
Miss Tourism 2005, 2007
Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1975 - 1978
International Teen Princess 1974, 1970
Queen of Pacific 1969 - 1972, 1974, 1975
Miss Nations 1964
Pooja Chitgopekar, Femina Miss India Earth 2007 and Miss Earth Air 2007 during Miss Earth 2007
Femina Miss India 2008 (from left to right) Harshita Saxena(Resigned-Femina Miss India Earth 2008), Parvathy Omanakuttan (Femina Miss India World 2008) and Simran Kaur Mundi (Femina Miss India Universe 2008)
Femina Miss India 2011 winners(from left to right) Hasleen Kaur(Femina Miss India Earth 2011), Kanishtha Dhankar (Femina Miss India World 2011) and Ankita Shorey (Femina Miss India International 2011)

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 a runner up to Miss Asia Pacific pageant and on some occasions the 2nd runner up used to represent India at International Teen Princess contest, whereas Eve's Weekly, a rival women's publication sent the winner of its Miss India contest to Miss World and Miss International. In the 1970s, 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. Later in 1991, Femina Miss India also acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss International pageant. 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 designated a winners with equal visibility, equal prizes and responsibilities, and were crowned as Femina Miss India-Universe, Femina Miss India-World, and Femina Miss India-International or on some occasions the third winner represented India at Miss Asia Pacific and was crowned as Femina Miss India-Asia Pacific and a finalist was sent to Miss International. 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 and a finalist was sent to Miss International. From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners were selected going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.[4][5] 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.

In 1970, Zeenat Aman won Miss Asia Pacific 1970. She became the first Indian and South Asian woman to win the title.

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 World 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 country to have won all three major titles in one year were Australia in 1972.

In 2010, after the introduction of I Am She - Miss Universe India, the third title was changed to Femina Miss India-International and the winner represented India at Miss International pageant.

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.

Nicole Faria, Femina Miss India Earth 2010 and Miss Earth 2010

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 Miss Diva Winner to win Miss Asia Pacific World Crown. She is also the first ever Indian delegate to win an international pageant that has been sent by Femina Miss India's sister pageant, Miss Diva.

In 2014, Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Supranational 2014 won Miss Supranational 2014 and became the first ever Indian woman to win the crown. Asha is the second Asian to win the crown. The same year Ruhi Singh who was crowned the first ever Femina Miss India Universal Peace and Humanity won the first ever Miss Universal Peace and Humanity pageant held in Lebanon.

Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Supranational 2014 and Miss Supranational 2014

After May Myat Noe, the winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant was dethroned, the organization organized another pageant named Miss Asia Pacific 2014 Supertalent of the World Season 5 under Miss Asia Pacific World title, Swetha Raj who represented India won the crown, giving India a rare back to back to back victory, India is the only country to win any international pageant three years in a row, however Swetha was sent by Miss India Australia organization.

On some occasions the top 5 finalists have represented India at some other international pageants like Miss Heritage, Miss Tourism International, Miss Tourism.

Swati Kain, Femina Miss India Heritage 2013 and 1st Runner Up at Miss Heritage 2013

Femina Miss India also sends representatives to other international pageants like Miss United Continent and Miss Universal Peace and Humnaity.

International victories

Pageant Titles Winning year(s) Winner(s)
Miss World
5
1966°
Reita Faria
1994
Aishwarya Rai
1997
Diana Hayden
1999
Yukta Mookhey
2000
Priyanka Chopra
Miss Universe
2
1994
Sushmita Sen
2000
Lara Dutta
Miss Earth
1
2010
Nicole Faria
Miss Supranational
1
2014
Asha Bhat
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
1
2014
Ruhi Singh
Miss Asia Pacific World
3
2012^
Himangini Singh Yadu
2013
Srishti Rana
2014*
Swetha Raj
Miss Asia Pacific International
3
1970
Zeenat Aman
1973
Tara Anne Fonseca
2000
Diya Mirza
Miss Tourism
2
2005
Sonal Chauhan
2007
Priyanka Shah
Miss Teenage Intercontinental
1
1978
Elizabeth Anita Reddi
International Teen Princess
1
1974
Radha Bartake

Multiple victories in the same year

Year Pageant Winner Number of titles
1994
Miss Universe
Sushmita Sen
2
Miss World
Aishwarya Rai
2000
Miss Universe
Lara Dutta
3
Miss World
Priyanka Chopra
Miss Asia Pacific
Diya Mirza
2014
Miss Supranational
Asha Bhat
2
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
Ruhi Singh
  • Asha Bhat was crowned as Miss Diva Supranational and was sent by Miss Diva pageant not Femina Miss India.

Competition irregularities

In 2008, 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 need a written letter of no-objection from Gladrags. Harshita gave up the title and the crown passed on to Tanvi Vyas who represented India in the Miss Earth 2008 pageant held in November 2008.[6] Harshita was later placed fourth in Miss India 2009 and represented India in Miss International 2009.

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]

Femina Miss India and Miss Diva winners from 2013 - present

Year Femina Miss India Miss Diva
2015
  • Miss Diva 2015
    • Miss Diva Universe - TBA
    • Miss Diva International - TBA
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

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
China 2015 Aditi Arya New Delhi
TBA
TBA
United Kingdom2014 Koyal Rana New Delhi Top 11
Continental Queen of Asia
Beauty With a Purpose Winner
World Fashion Designer Dress Winner
Dances of the world performer
Charity Gala

Beach Fashion - Top 5
Multimedia Award - Top 5
The People's Choice - Top 10
Top Model - Top 20
Sports & Fitness - Top 32
Indonesia2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon Punjab Top 20
Multimedia Award Winner
Beauty With a Purpose Top 10
Interview Round - Top 20
China2012 Vanya Mishra Punjab Top 7
(6th Runner Up)
Beauty With a Purpose Award Winner
Multimedia Award Winner
Dances of the world performer
Interview Round - Top 16
Beach Fashion - Top 40
Top Model - Top 47
United Kingdom2011 Kanishtha Dhankhar Haryana Top 31
Top Model - Top 10
Beauty with a Purpose - Top 10
China2010 Manasvi Mamgai Uttarakhand
Unplaced
Dances of the world performer
Beach Beauty - Top 20
Top Model - Top 20
South Africa2009 Pooja Chopra Maharashtra Top 16
Beauty With a Purpose winner
Miss World Sports - Top 6
South Africa2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan Kerala 1st Runner-up
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Top Model - 2nd Runner-Up
Beach Beauty - Top 10
China2007 Sarah Jane Dias Karnataka
Unplaced
Miss Talent - Top 18
Poland2006 Natasha Suri Maharashtra Top 17
Beach Beauty - 2nd Runner Up
Best Designer Gown - 2nd Runner Up

Miss Talent - Top 10
China2005 Sindhura Gadde Andhra Pradesh Top 15 style="background:lavender;"
China2004 Sayali Bhagat1 Maharashtra
Unplaced
Top Model - Top 20
Lakshmi Pandit Maharashtra
Dethroned, as she was already married
China2003 Ami Vashi Gujarat 3rd Runner Up
Miss Talent - Top 21
United Kingdom2002 Shruti Sharma Uttar Pradesh Top 20
South Africa2001 Sara Corner Karnataka
Unplaced
United Kingdom2000 Priyanka Chopra Uttar Pradesh Miss World 2000
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
United Kingdom1999 Yukta Mookhey Maharashtra Miss World 1999
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Seychelles1998 Annie Thomas Kerala
Unplaced
Seychelles1997 Diana Hayden Andhra Pradesh Miss World 1997
Miss Photogenic
Spectacular swimwear
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
India1996 Rani Jeyraj Tamil nadu 3rd Runner Up
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Spectacular Evening Gown
South Africa1995 Preeti Mankotia Punjab
Unplaced
South Africa1994 Aishwarya Rai Karnataka Miss World 1994
Miss Photogenic
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
South Africa1993 Karminder Kaur-Virk Punjab
Unplaced
Best in National costume
South Africa1992 Shyla Lopez Karnataka
Unplaced
United States1991 Ritu Singh New Delhi Top 10
(6th Runner Up)
United Kingdom1990 Naveeda Mehdi Maharashtra
Unplaced
Hong Kong1989 Shabnam Patel Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1988 Anuradha Kottur Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1987 Manisha Kohli Punjab
Unplaced
United Kingdom1986 Maureen Mary Lestourgeon Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1985 Sharon Mary Clarke Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1984 Suchita Kumar Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1983 Sweety Grewal Punjab
Unplaced
United Kingdom1982 Uttara Mhatre Kher Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1981 Deepti Divakar Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
United Kingdom1980 Elizabeth Anita Reddi Andhra Pradesh Top 15
United Kingdom1979 Raina Winifred Mendonica Maharashtra
Unplaced
Top 10 Photographer's choice
United Kingdom1978 Kalpana Iyer Tamil Nadu Top 15
Most Popular Delegate
Top 20 Miss Talented
Top 15 Photographer's choice
United Kingdom1977 Veena Prakash Maharashtra
Withdrew in protest against the presence of a white Miss South Africa
United Kingdom1976 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.
United Kingdom1975 Anjana Sood Himachal Pradesh Top 15
United Kingdom1974 Kiran Dholakia Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1972 Malathi Basappa Karnataka 4th Runner-up
United Kingdom1971 Prema Narayan Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
United Kingdom1970 Heather Corinne Faville Maharashtra Top 15
United Kingdom1969 Adina Shellim Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1968 Jane Coelho New Delhi
Unplaced
United Kingdom1966 Reita Faria Maharashtra Miss World 1966
Best Body Award
Best in Evening Dress Award for wearing Sari
United Kingdom1962 Ferial Karim Maharashtra Semifinalist
United Kingdom1961 Veronica Leonora Torcato Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1960 Iona Pinto Maharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1959 Fleur Ezekiel Maharashtra
Unplaced

Miss 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
2015
TBA
TBA
TBA
United States2014 Noyonita Lodh Karnataka
Top 15
Best National Costume - Top 5
Russia2013 Manasi Moghe Maharashtra
Top 10
United States2012 Shilpa Singh Bihar
Top 16
Urvashi Rautela Uttarakhand
Resigned her title as she could not meet the minimum age requirement
Brazil 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
United States2010 Ushoshi Sengupta West Bengal
Unplaced
The Bahamas2009 Ekta Chowdhary Haryana
Unplaced
Vietnam2008 Simran Kaur Mundi Maharashtra
Unplaced
National Costume - Group Winner
Best in Swimsuit - Top 5
Charming Áo dài - Top 5
Mexico2007 Puja Gupta New Delhi Top 10
United States2006 Neha Kapur New Delhi Top 20
Thailand2005 Amrita Thapar Punjab
Unplaced
Ecuador2004 Tanushree Dutta Jharkhand Top 10
Panama2003 Nikita Anand New Delhi
Unplaced
Puerto Rico2002 Neha Dhupia New Delhi Top 10
Puerto Rico2001 Celina Jaitley West Bengal 4th Runner-up 3rd Runner Up - Swimsuit competition
5th Runner Up - Evening Gown
Cyprus2000 Lara Dutta Karnataka Miss Universe 2000 Best In Swimsuit
1st Runner Up - Best in National Costume
Trinidad and Tobago1999 Gul Panag Punjab Top 10 Winner Interview Round
United States1998 Lymaraina D'Souza Maharashtra Top 10
United States1997 Nafisa Joseph Karnataka Top 10
United States1996 Sandhya Chib Karnataka Top 10
Namibia1995 Manpreet Brar New Delhi 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner Up - Evening Gown
3rd Runner Up - Interview Round
Swimsuit Competition - Top 10
Philippines1994 Sushmita Sen New Delhi Miss Universe 1994 1st Runner Up - Swimsuit competition
2nd Runner Up - Evening Gown
4th Runner Up - Interview Round
Mexico1993 'Namrata Shirodkar 'Maharashtra Top 6
(5th Runner Up)
2nd Runner Up Interview Round
2nd runner Up - Evening Gown
Thailand1992 Madhu Sapre Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up 1st Runner Up - Swimsuit Competition
1st Runner Up - Evening Gown
4th Runner Up - Interview Round
United States1991 Christabelle Howie Tamil Nadu
Unplaced
United States1990 Suzanne Sablok Maharashtra Top 10
Mexico1989 Dolly Minhas Punjab
Unplaced
Singapore1987 Priyadarshini Pradhan Maharashtra
Unplaced
Panama1986 Mehr Jessia Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1985 Sonu Walia New Delhi
Unplaced
United States1984 Juhi Chawla Punjab
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
United States1983 Rekha Hande Karnataka
Unplaced
Peru1982 Pamela Chaudry Singh New Delhi
Unplaced
United States1981 Rachita Kumar Maharashtra
Unplaced
Korea1980 Sangeeta Bijlani Maharashtra
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
Australia1979 Swaroop Sampat Maharashtra
Unplaced
Mexico1978 Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan Punjab
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
Dominican Republic1977 Bineeta Bose Maharashtra
Unplaced
Hong Kong1976 Naina Sudhir Balsavar Uttar Pradesh
Unplaced
El Salvador1975 Meenakshi Kurpad Maharashtra
Unplaced
Philippines1974 Shailini Bhavnath Dholakia Maharashtra Top 12
Greece1973 Farzana Habib Maharashtra Top 12
Puerto Rico1972 Roopa Satyan New Delhi Top 12
United States1971 Raj Gill Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1970 Veena Sajnani Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1969 Kavita Bhambhani Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1968 Anjum Mumtaz Barg Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1967 Nayyara Mirza New Delhi
Unplaced
United States1966 Yasmin Daji Maharashtra 3rd Runner-up
United States1965 Persis Khambatta Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1964 Meher Castelino Mistri Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1952 Indrani Rehman Tamil Nadu
Unplaced

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 International pageant. Femina Miss India got the franchise in 1991. In the year 2013, Miss Diva winner was sent to Miss International.

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Japan2015
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Japan2014 Jhataleka Malhotra Maharashtra
Unplaced
Miss Internet
3rd Runner Up - Best National Costume
Japan2013 Gurleen Grewal Punjab
Unplaced
1st Runner Up - Miss Internet
Japan2012 Rochelle Maria Rao Tamil Nadu Top 15 Semifinalist
China2011 Ankita Shorey Jammu & Kashmir
Unplaced
China2010 Neha Hinge Madhya Pradesh Top 15 Semifinalist
China2009 Harshita Saxena Goa
Unplaced
Macau2008 Radha Brahmbhatt Gujarat, Northwood, London
Unplaced
Japan2007 Esha Gupta New Delhi
Unplaced
China2006 Sonali Sehgal West Bengal Semifinalist
Japan2005 Vaishali Desai Maharashtra
Unplaced
China2004 Mihika Verma Maharashtra Semifinalist
Japan2003 Shonali Nagrani New Delhi 1st Runner-Up
Japan2002 Gauhar Khan Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan2001 Kanwal Toor New Delhi Semifinalist
Japan2000 Gayatri Joshi Maharashtra Semifinalist
Japan1999 Srikrupa Murali Karnataka
Unplaced
Japan1998 Shwetha Jaishanker Tamil Nadu 2nd Runner-Up
Japan1997 Diya Abraham Kerala 1st Runner-Up
Japan1996 Fleur Xavier Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1995 Priya Gill Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1994 Fransesca Hart Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1993 Pooja Batra Punjab Semifinalist
Japan1992 Kamal Sandhu New Delhi
Unplaced
Japan1991 Preeti Mankotia Karnataka Semifinalist
Japan1988 Shikha Swaroop Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1987 Erika Maria D'Souza Maharashtra Semifinalist
Japan1986 Poonam Pahlet Gidwant Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1985 Vinita Seshadri Vasan Bangalore
Unplaced
Japan1984 Nalanda Ravindra Bhandar West Bengal Semifinalist
Japan1983 Sahila Chadha Punjab
Unplaced
Japan1982 Betty O'Connor Maharashta
Unplaced
Japan1981 Meenakshi Seshadri Tamil Nadu
Unplaced
Japan1980 Ulrika Karen Bredemeyer Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1979 Nita Pinto Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1978 Sabita Dhanrajgir Punjab
Unplaced
Japan1976 Nafisa Ali Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up
Japan1975 'Indira Maria Bredemeyer Maharashtra 2nd Runner-Up
Japan1974 Leslie Jean Hartnett New Delhi
Unplaced
Japan1972 Indira Muthanna Karnataka
Unplaced
United States1971 Samita Mukherjee West Bengal
Unplaced
Japan1970 Patricia D'Souza New Delhi Semifinalist
Japan1969 Wendy Leslie Vaz Maharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1968 Sumita Sen West Bengal Semifinalist
United States1962 Sheila Chonkar Maharashtra
Unplaced
United States1961 Diana Valentine New Delhi
Unplaced
United States1960 Iona Pinto Maharashtra 1st Runner-Up

Miss Supranational

  • In 2015, Femina Miss India winner will be sent to Miss Supranational.
  • In 2014, Miss Diva winner was 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
Poland2015 Aafreen Vaz New Zealand/ Karnataka TBA TBA
Poland2014

Asha Bhat

Karnataka

Miss Supranational 2014

Best Talent

Belarus2013 Vijaya Sharma New Delhi Top 20 Miss Internet - Top 18
Poland2012 Gunjan Saini New Delhi
Unplaced
1st Runner Up - Miss Internet
Best Talent - Top 12
Poland2011 Michelle Almeida Maharashtra Top 10 Miss Asia & Oceania Continental 2011
Miss Internet

Miss Grand International

In the years 2013 and 2014 the delegates were sent by Indian Princess. Femina Miss India got the franchise in 2015.

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Thailand2015 Vartika Singh Uttar Pradesh TBA TBA
Thailand2014 Monica Sharma New Delhi
Unplaced
Best National Costume - Top 20
Thailand2013 Rupa Khurana New Delhi
Unplaced

Miss United Continent

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Ecuador2015 Sushrii Shreya Mishraa Odisha
TBA
TBA
Ecuador2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva Goa 1st Runner Up Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume

Ecuador2013

Purva Rana

Himachal Pradesh

Vice Queen/Virreina

2nd Runner Up - Best National Costume

Miss Earth

Main article: Miss Earth India
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Philippines2014 Alankrita Sahai New Delhi
Unplaced
Miss Eco - Beauty
Miss Earth Pagudpud
Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
Best Evening Gown
Miss Photogenic - 1st Runner Up
Besuty for a Cause - 1st Runner Up
Best in Swimsuit - 2nd Runner Up
Best National Costume - 2nd Runner Up
Philippines2013 Sobhita Dhulipala Andhra Pradesh
Unplaced
Miss Photogenic
Miss Eco Beauty
Miss Ever Bilena
Miss Talent - Top 15
Best in Resort Wear - Top 15
Philippines2012 Prachi Mishra Uttar Pradesh
Unplaced
Miss Friendship
Miss Congeniality
Philippines2011 Hasleen Kaur New Delhi
Unplaced
Vietnam2010 Nicole Faria Karnataka Miss Earth 2010 Miss Talent
Miss Diamond Place
Philippines2009 Shriya Kishore Maharashtra Top 16
Philippines2008 Tanvi Vyas2 Gujarat
Unplaced
Sayali Bhagat Maharashtra
Became Femina Miss India World after the dethronement of Lakshi Pandit
Philippines2007 Pooja Chitgopekar Karnataka 1st Runner-Up
(Miss Earth – Air)
Philippines2006 Amruta Patki Maharashtra 1st Runner-Up
(Miss Earth – Air)
Best in Long Gown
Philippines2005 Niharika Singh Uttarakhand
Unplaced
Philippines2004 Jyoti Brahmin West Bengal Top 16 Semifinalist
Philippines2003 Shweta Vijay Kerala
Unplaced
Philippines2002 Reshmi Ghosh West Bengal
Unplaced
Philippines2001 Shamita Singha Maharashtra Top 10 Semifinalist Best in National Costume

Miss Universal Peace and Humanity

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

Lebanon2014

Ruhi Singh

Rajasthan

Miss Universal Peace And Humanity 2014

Miss Asia Pacific World

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

South Korea2014
(December Edition)

Swetha Raj

Sydney

Miss Asia Pacific Supertalent of the World 2014

South Korea2014
(May Edition)

Anukriti Gusain

Uttarakhand

4th Runner Up

3rd Runner Up - Miss Popularity

South Korea2013 Srishti Rana Haryana Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 Miss Personality
Best National Costume

South Korea2012

Himangini Singh Yadu

Madhya Pradesh

Miss Asia Pacific World 2012

Best Evening Gown - 1st Runner Up

South Korea2011

Tanvi Singla

Karnataka

2nd Runner Up

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

Malaysia2007

Priyanka Shah[10]

Maharashtra

Miss Tourism 2007

Malaysia2005

Sonal Chauhan [11]

New Delhi

Miss Tourism 2005

Miss Heritage World

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards

Zimbabwe2013

Swati Kain

New Delhi

1st Runner-Up

Miss Talent - Top 5

Miss Asia Pacific International

Year Representative Ranking Special awards
China2005 Simran Chandok
Unplaced
Best dancer
Philippines2003 Shonal Rawat 1st Runner-up Miss Friendship
Miss Talent
Miss Congeniality
Philippines2002 Tina Chatwal 2nd Runner-up Miss Internet
Philippines2001 Maheshwari Thiagaranjan
Unplaced
Philippines2000 Dia Mirza Miss Asia Pacific 2000
Miss Close-Up Smile
Miss AVON
Philippines1999 Shivangi Parikkh
Unplaced
Philippines1998 Vikkitha Aggarwal
Unplaced
Philippines1997 Divya Chauhan 1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
Philippines1996 Mini Menon Top 10 semifinalist
Philippines1995 Ruchi Malhotra 1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
Philippines1994 Shweta Menon Top 10 semifinalist
Philippines1993 Namrata Shirodkar 1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
Philippines1992 Mehroo Jal Mistry
Unplaced
Hong Kong1989 Anuradha Ramani
Unplaced
Philippines1988 Viola Antony
Unplaced
Philippines1987 Jasleem Kaur
Unplaced
Philippines1986 Ana Vasan
Unplaced
Hong Kong1985 Seema Malhotra Semifinalist
Philippines1983 Monica Lakhmana
Unplaced
Malaysia1982 Aparna Sharma
Unplaced
Malaysia1981 Mehjabeen Ayub Khan
Unplaced
Miss Talent
Philippines1980 Upneet Pannu
Unplaced
Philippines1979 Maureen Mary Lestourgeon 1st Runner-up
Philippines1978 Preeti Koppikar
Unplaced
Best national costume
Miss Talent
Philippines1977 Marianne De Souza 1st Runner-up
Philippines1976 Anna Adriane Bredemeyer 2nd Runner-up
Philippines1975 Seema Marwaha
Unplaced
Philippines1974 Marilyn Theresa Ferreira
Unplaced
Philippines1973 Tara Anne Fonseca Miss Asia Pacific 1973
Philippines1972 Samita Mukherjee
Unplaced
Philippines1971 Urmila Sanandan
Unplaced
Philippines1970 Zeenat Aman Miss Asia Pacific 1970
Miss Photogenic
Philippines1969 Tasneem Fakir Mohammed
Unplaced
Philippines1968 Anabella Crawford
Unplaced
Miss Talent

Miss Tourism International

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Malaysia1994 Barkha Madan Punjab 3rd Runner-up

Miss Teenage Intercontinental

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Aruba1978 Elizabeth Anita Reddi Andra Pradesh
Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1978
Miss Amity
Best National Costume
Aruba1977 Karuna Iyer Karnataka
Unplaced
Aruba1976 Kalpana Iyer Tamil Nadu
Unplaced
Miss Popularity
Aruba1975 Tina Ambani Maharashtra
2nd Runner Up
Miss Photogenic
Miss Bikini

International Teen Princess

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Venezuela1974 Radha Bartake Goa
International Teen Princess 1974
Germany1970 Vani Ganapati Maharashtra
Unplaced
Miss Personality
Best Appearance

Queen of Pacific

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Australia1975 Ishrat Yusuf New Delhi
Unplaced
Australia1974 Marilyn Theresa Ferreira Maharashtra
2nd Runner Up
Australia1973 Firoza Cooper Maharashtra
Unplaced
Miss Photogenic
Australia1972 Prema Narayan Andhra Pradesh
1st Runner Up
Australia1971 Margaret James Maharashtra
1st Runner Up
Miss Photogenic
Australia1970 Daisy Damania New Delhi
Unplaced
Australia1969 Anabelle Crwaford Maharashtra
Unplaced
Australia1967 Naqi Jahan Kolkata
Unplaced

Representatives to Miss Nations

In 1963, Eve's Weekly Miss India 1962 candidate was sent to the pageant.

Year Representative State Ranking Special Awards
Spain1964 Meher Castelino Mistri Maharashtra
Unplaced
Spain1963 Shirley Kennede Maharashtra
Unplaced

Winners Notes

Photographs of some notable international titleholders

Femina Miss India

Miss Diva

Photographs of some notable titleholders

Femina Miss India Universe

Miss Diva Universe

Femina Miss India World

Femina Miss India Earth

Femina Miss India International

Femina Miss India Asia Pacific

See also

References

  1. ^ Devi, Kanchana (28 March 2012). "Miss India 2012: Who will win this time?". Truth Dive. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "50 YEARS OF MISS INDIA: HIGHS AND LOWS!". Times of India. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "30 contestants gear up for Miss Universe". Hindustan Times. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  4. ^ "The Hindu News Update Service". The Hindu. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Miss India Earth to fight for crown in court – Movies News". ibnlive. 3 February 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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