Miss Diva

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Miss Diva
PredecessorI Am She - Miss Universe India (2010–2012)
Femina Miss India (1952–2009)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe (2013 - Present)
• Miss Supranational (2014 - Present)
Miss International (2013)
Miss Earth (2014)
Miss Asia Pacific World (2013)
Official language
Hindi and English
Parent organization
Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd.

Miss Diva is a part of Femina Miss India pageant that primarily selects India's representatives to Miss Universe, one of the Big Four major international beauty pageants.[1][2] The pageant also sends representative to Miss Supranational.[3]

The reigning Miss Diva (Miss Universe India) titleholder is Nehal Chudasama who was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Shraddha Shashidhar.


After Miss Universe Organization awarded back the franchise to Bennett, Coleman and Co., a separate pageant Miss Diva - 2013 was conducted to send representative to Miss Universe. In earlier days Femina Miss India used to send its winner to compete at Miss Universe pageant. But in 2010, a separate pageant, I Am She - Miss Universe India was conducted by Tantra Entertainment Private limited, in collaboration with former Miss Universe and popular Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, to send India's representatives to Miss Universe.

After 2012, Sushmita Sen and Tantra entertainment announced they would be relinquishing the license for Miss Universe and hence Miss Diva 2013 was organized by Femina Miss India Organization.[4][5]

Miss Diva Universe 2013 Manasi Moghe, the first winner of Miss Diva pageant, later placed in the top 10 at Miss Universe 2013

The first ever Miss Diva pageant was held on 5 September 2013 in Mumbai. Fourteen candidates were shortlisted from all across the country to compete at the main event. Manasi Moghe from Mumbai was crowned the first ever "Miss Diva Universe" by Miss Asia Pacific 1970 and Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman, Gurleen Grewal from Punjab was crowned "Miss Diva International" by Miss Universe Canada 2012, Sahar Biniaz[6] and Srishti Rana from Faridabad was crowned "Miss Diva Asia Pacific World" by Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon.[7][8]

International pageants[edit]

In 2013, Srishti Rana won Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 and became the second Indian to win the title. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Himangini Singh Yadu from India as well.[9][10] This gave India a back-to-back victory in the pageant. Rana is the first ever Miss Diva winner to win any international title.[11] In 2014, India again won the pageant, making it the only country to win any international pageant three years in a row.[12] (Many other countries such as South Africa have won consecutive pageant awards).

In 2014, Asha Bhat competed at the sixth edition of Miss Supranational and won the pageant.[13] Asha is the first Indian and second Asian to win the said pageant.[14] In 2016, Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty was sent to Miss Supranational in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland and she won the title of Miss Supranational 2016.[15] India is the first country to win Miss Supranational twice and both delegates were sent by Miss Diva.[16]

Miss Diva Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty, who later became the second Miss Supranational from India.

Representatives at international pageants[edit]

Color key
Winner Runner-up Finalist/Semi-finalist Unplaced

Miss Universe[edit]

Miss Diva was introduced by Femina to select delegates to represent India at Miss Universe. Miss Diva is organized by the Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd. annually and the first edition of Miss Diva was held in 2013.[17]

Year Representative State Placement Award or title
2018 Nehal Chudasama Gujarat Unplaced
2017 Shraddha Shashidhar Tamil Nadu Unplaced
2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy Karnataka Unplaced
2015 Urvashi Rautela Uttarakhand Unplaced
2014 Noyonita Lodh Karnataka Top 15 Best National Costume - Top 5
2013 Manasi Moghe Maharashtra Top 10

Miss Supranational[edit]

The Times Group acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Supranational from the year 2013.[18] In 2013 and 2015, the delegates were sent from Femina Miss India. From the year 2016, the first runner-up of Miss Diva is announced as Miss Supranational India.[19][20]

Year Representative State Placement Award or title
2018 Aditi Hundia Rajasthan Top 25
2017 Peden Ongmu Namgyal Sikkim Top 25 Miss Talent - 2nd Runner-up
Best in Swimsuit - 3rd Runner-up
2016 Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty Karnataka Miss Supranational 2016 Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania
Miss Mobstar - 3rd Runner-up
2015 Afreen Rachel Vaz Karnataka Top 10 Miss Supranational - Asia and Oceania
Top Model - Top 10
Miss Internet - 1st Runner Up
Best National Costume - Top 10.
2014 Asha Bhat Karnataka Miss Supranational 2014 Miss Talent
Miss Internet - Top 5
2013 Vijaya Sharma New Delhi Top 10

Previous franchises[edit]

Below are the names of delegates and the international pageants who's franchise was previously owned by the Times Group. Femina Miss India/Miss Diva no longer selects India's representatives for the below listed pageants.

Miss International[edit]

From 1991, Femina Miss India selected representatives to Miss International. In 2013, Miss Diva runner-up was sent as India's delegate.[21][22] The Times Group dropped the franchise in 2015.[23]

Year Representative State Placement Award or title
2013 Gurleen Grewal Maharashtra Unplaced Miss Internet - 1st Runner-up

Miss Earth[edit]

Since the first edition of Miss Earth in 2001, to the year 2013, Femina Miss India sent India's representatives. A runner-up of Miss Diva was sent to Miss Earth only in the year 2014.[24]

Year Representative State Placement Award or title
2014 Alankrita Sahai New Delhi Unplaced Miss Eco - Beauty (Top 10)
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Earth Pagudpud
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
1st, gold medalist(s) Best Evening Gown
2nd, silver medalist(s) Miss Photogenic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Beauty for a Cause
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best in Swimsuit
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best National Costume

Miss Asia Pacific World[edit]

Femina had franchise to select their representatives in the years 2013 and 2014. Miss Diva 2013 runner-up, Srishti Rana won the title of Miss Asia Pacific World 2013.[25][26]

Year Representative State Placement Award or title
2013 Srishti Rana Maharashtra Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 Best National Costume

Miss Diva titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Diva Winners
2018 Miss Universe India 2018
Nehal Chudasama
Miss Diva Supranational 2018
• Aditi Hundia
Runner - Up
• Roshni Sheoran
2017 Miss Universe India 2017
Shraddha Shashidhar
Miss Diva Supranational 2017
• Peden Ongmu
Runner up
• Apeksha Porwal
2016 Miss Universe India 2016
Roshmitha Harimurthy
Miss Diva Supranational 2016
Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty
Runner up
• Aradhana Buragohain
2015 Miss Universe India 2015
Urvashi Rautela
1st Runner-up
• Natasha Assadi
2nd Runner-up
• Naveli Deshmukh
2014 Miss Universe India 2014
Noyonita Lodh
Miss Diva Earth 2014
Alankrita Sahai[27]
Miss Diva Supranational 2014
Asha Bhat
2013 Miss Universe India 2013
Manasi Moghe
Miss Diva International 2013
Gurleen Grewal
Miss Diva Asia Pacific World 2013
Srishti Rana

Miss Diva editions[edit]

Year Presenters Shortlisted Contestants Date Venue
2013 Vivan Bhatena
14 September 5, 2013 Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai, India
2014 Lara Dutta 15 October 14, 2014 Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai, India
2015 Cyrus Sahukar 16 October 14, 2015 Sahara Star, Mumbai, India
2016 Lara Dutta
Vir Das
16 September 1, 2016 Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, Mumbai, India
2017 Malaika Arora Khan 15 October 11, 2017 Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India
2018 Malaika Arora Khan,
Sophie Chaudhary
19 August 31, 2018 NSCI - National Sports Club of India , Mumbai,


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