Last night, June 15, 2019, Suman Rao from Rajasthan was crowned the Femina Miss India World 2019, during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium here. Suman, 20, a college student, will represent India at Miss World 2019 in Thailand on December 07, 2019.
Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh clinched Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title, while Shreya Shanker from Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title and Sanjana Vij of Telangana as crowned the Runner-Up at the end of the gala.
Miss India World 2018, Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu crowned her successor Suman Rao as the new Miss India World 2019, while last year's first runner up, Miss Grand India Meenakshi Chaudhary of Haryana crowned her successor, Shivani Jadhav.
Gayatri Bhardwaj of New Delhi crowned Shreya Shanker of Bihar as Miss United Continents India 2019, while Shreya Rao Kamavarapu of Andhra Pradesh crowned Sanjana Vij of Telangana as the Runner-Up.
"When you get yourself determined towards a particular goal in life, every single nerve and fibre of your body starts working into that direction for a victorious journey," stated Suman post her win.
The gala had stars like Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal and Mouni Roy set the stage on fire with their dance performances.
Miss India 2019 was adjudged by Aayush Sharma, Remo D'Souza, Huma Qureshi, Chitrangada Singh, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Dutee Chand and Sunil Chhetri among others and the event was hosted by the Karan Johar and Manish Paul and Manushi Chhillar.
This time too, the pageant conducted a nationwide hunt in all the 30 states. The Top 3 contestants from every state won a Golden Ticket to the State's Zonal crowning ceremony which was held in Bangalore (South Zone), Delhi (North Zone), Pune (West Zone) and Kolkata (East Zone) of which one of the three was crowned as the respective State Winner.
Thereafter, these 30 state winners underwent rigorous training sessions from the best in the industry for a duration of 40 days as they geared up before the Grand Finale.
Femina Miss India 2019 is the 56th edition of Miss India beauty pageant.