Neelam Verma

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Neelam Verma
Neelam Verma.jpg
Born Neelam Verma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Home town Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title Miss Canada 2002
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Universe 2002
(Top-10 finalist)

Neelam Vermais a Canadian TV Host, businesswoman and Miss Universe finalist.


Neelam graduated from York University's Schulich School of Business and worked for Procter and Gamble and other fortune 500 companies in Marketing before entering the media industry.[1] She won the Miss Canada title and placed as a finalist at the Miss Universe pageant, making history as the first woman of Indian-origin to represent the country. She launched her media career when she joined Rogers Media in Toronto as an Entertainment Anchor for Bollywood Boulevard, and later with Sun TV as a talk show Host. She anchored First Look with Neelam Verma, a National Morning Show on Sun News Network.[2] In 2016 she anchored a Current Events Show for TRT World in Istanbul, hosted for Discovery Channel's Daily Planet in Canada and Sony ESPN's Premier Futsal in India. She has been a speaker and event host for high profile corporate, entertainment and charity events including IFFA, the United Nations and the Miss Canada Pageant. Neelam provides Communications, PR & Marketing Consulting for media companies, brands, corporations and universities.



Neelam Verma trained with CNN International and has presented morning news, current affairs, entertainment and lifestyle TV shows.[3] She has interviewed celebrities, CEO's, authors, athletes and spiritual leaders.

She has served as a spokesperson for numerous brands and philanthropic foundations. She delivered workshops for the United Nations in Canada and leading universities.

Miss Universe[edit]

Neelam Verma at Beauties for a Cause Charity Event, Toronto.

Neelam Verma won the Miss Universe Canada competition in 2002, becoming the first woman of Indian heritage to win the title. She represented Canada at the Miss Universe pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico and placed in the top 10 as a semi-finalist. She hosted the Miss Universe Canada Pageant in 2007, and served on the judging panel for the event in 2010.


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Preceded by
Cristina Rémond
Miss Universe Canada
Succeeded by
Leanne Marie Cecile