Miss India winners raring to shine at international fora

Miss India winners raring to shine at international fora

Delhi girl Manasvi Mamgai, who is pursuing Bachelors in Computer Applications and modelling in Mumbai, was crowned Miss India World, whereas Nicole Faria from Bangalore bagged the Miss India Earth title and Neha Hinge from Madhya Pradesh won the Miss International title recently.

The Miss International title replaces Miss India Universe as the Miss Universe Organisation has awarded the India franchise to former title winner and actress Sushmita Sen to select the winner who will represent India at the pageant in December.

Talking to PTI, 22-year-old Manasvi said she is preparing for Miss World and is determined to get the crown.
"Bollywood can wait. Of course, it is a great opportunity. We have just won and the feeling is yet to unfold," said Manasvi, whose dream role in Bollywood would be Rekha's 'Umrao Jaan'.

She said all the finalists in the Miss India pageant were special because of their talent.

"Nobody is a loser because we all gained so much from the pageant," she said.
Miss India Earth Nicole Faria said the training programme during the pageant moulded the girls completely.
"It is actually an all-round personality development. We can now handle any situation in life," the 20-year-old model and psychology student said.

Miss International winner Neha Hinge said the title was about charity and world peace. "All of us are focused on our respective pageants. Everything else follows later," the 23- year-old Electronics Engineer said when asked about her future plans.
Neha said winning the beauty pageant has made her feel "responsible" while Nicole said she was feeling "fabulous".

The Bangalore girl said their confidence levels were high.
Manasvi said after Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title in 1994, every girl wanted to be like her.

Neha said she admires Lara Dutta who won the Miss Universe title in 2000.
"We are working very hard and are confident that we will bring honour to the country at the international level," she said.
Nicole said it was not just Bollywood, but opportunities were good in Hollywood too for Indians.

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