Mumbai, 30 March 2015: Formed since 1964, Femina Miss India was organized at Yashraj Studios in Andheri where 21 gorgeous ladies walked the ramp in front of judges for the crown of 2015 Miss India. The participants originated from North to South of the country and Gurgaon, Mumbai & Mangalore gave the winning beauties.
- Miss India 2015: Gurgaon’s Aditi Arya (21) studies at Amity International School and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, DU
- First runner-up: Mangalore’s Aafreen Rachel Vaz (25), who studied at Mumbai’s Hasanat High School, is now a student of Mangalore’s A J Institute of Medical Sciences
- Second runner-up: Mumbai’s Vartika Singh (23) studied at Lucknow’s Canosa Convent and Isabela Thoburn College
- Tanya Hope
- Deeksha Kaushal
- Sushrii Shreya Mishraa
- Naweli Deshmukh
- Rushali Rai
- Rakshitha Harimurthy
- Rewati Chetri
The final question of the evening for the five finalists was “At what age do most people become old and what is the secret to staying young?”. The best answer came from the 21 year old winner who is research analyst, Aditi Arya, “Age is all in your head. I believe a person becomes old when you stop living for your dreams. The day you start chasing your dreams you become young”. On a question asked by Manisha Koirala, “As a potential celebrity, it has pros and cons, how have you prepared for it?” she answered, “While I will figure out pros and cons, whenever the cons will exceed pros I will take all the safety measures required.”
Mangalore’s 25 year old Aafreen Rachel Vaz, fbb Femina Miss India 2015 first runner-up, acquired the praise when she answered about her motivational quote asked by Anil Kapoor, “Be your own best friend,” she said.
“When you start thinking you are growing old, you grow. If you feel everyday a new day is calling you, then that is the secret of youth,” answered Miss India 2015 second runner-up Vartika Singh to the question of staying young. On a question asked by Sonali Bendre, “Is physical beauty a curse or a boon?” she answered, “Physical beauty can be a curse as well as a boon, I say so because I have felt so. Being beautiful can hurt sometimes but being beautiful is a great thing as well.”
The event also saw the lightning performances by Kareena Kapoor Khan, musical act by Benny Dayal & Shalmali Kholgade. Incredible moves by Jacqueline Fernandez & Shahid Kapoor. Fun acts by Palak and dadi from TV show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’.
The show was hosted by actor Manish Paul and former Miss India Neha Dhupia. Judgements were taken care by Chitrangada Singh, designer duo Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Sonali Bendre, choreographer Shiamak Davar, Manisha Koirala, singer Sonu Nigam, Shilpa Shetty, Anil Kapoor, producer Firoz Nadiawala who also promised indulging of the contestant in his next film, actor John Abraham. Arch of the event Times Group Managing Director Vineet Jain was also present.
What the winners will get? Well, Miss India World 2015 receives a style wardrobe from fbb worth Rs. 1 lakh. 1st & 2nd runners up receive a style wardrobe from fbb worth Rs. 50,000 each. Three winners will also receive diamond jewellery from PC Jeweller. Keys to the luxury apartment at Ruparel Realty Orion on behalf of Miss India Organization. Prayag home decor gift voucher worth Rs. 1 lac to the fbb Femina Miss India World 2015 & gift vouchers worth Rs. 50,000 each to the runners up. Switzerland Tourism & Titlis Engelberg will also offer an all inclusive holiday in India’s favourite vacation destination.