Suman Rao from Rajasthan won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. During the ceremony, Miss India 2018, Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu crowned her successor Rao as Miss India 2019 and it was an extremely emotional moment.
On Saturday during the grand finale of the beauty pageant, Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh was announced as Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title and Shreya Shanker from Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title.
Last year’s first runner up or Miss Grand India Meenakshi Chaudhary of Haryana also crowned her successor and so did Andhra Pradesh’s Shreya Rao Kamavarapu who was adjudged the second runner-up in 2018. She crowned Sanjana Vij from Telangana.
The crowned queen, Suman Rao who is Twenty-year-old and is a college student, will represent India at Miss World 2019 in Thailand in December this year.
She said in an interview, “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.”
The event was adjudged by Bollywood choreographer Remo D’Souza alongside actors Huma Qureshi, Chitrangada Singh, fashion designer Falguni Shane Peacock and Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri among others.
During the event, film stars like Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal and Mouni Roy enthralled the audience with their dance performances. Besides this, Bihar’s Shreya Shankar was crowned as Miss India United Continents 2019 and Chhattisgarh’s Shivani Jadhav as Miss Grand India 2019. From the judges to hosts the pageant was the star-studded affair. The finale of Miss India 2019 was hosted by Karan Johar, Vicky Kaushal and Miss India-World 2017 Manushi Chillar. Performances by Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Mouni Roy and Nora Fatehi added glam to the glittering event.
Various film personalities including Huma Qureshi, Dia Mirza and Chitrangada Singh also attended the grand contest. Suman will now represent India at Miss World 2019 pageant to be held in Pattaya, Thailand on 7 December 2019. Femina Miss India 2019 is the 56th edition of Miss India beauty pageant.