Ekta Choudhury, a 22-year-old from New Delhi, was on Sunday night crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India Universe 2009. She will represent the country at the global beauty pageant later this year.
She received the crown at a grand ceremony in Mumbai. Pooja Chopra was crowned Miss India World and Shriya Kishore is Miss India Earth 2009.
The ceremony also featured performances by Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Genelia D'souza and was choreographed by Shiamak Davar.
The contestants dazzled the event in beautiful creations by designers Ritu Kumar, Rocky S, Pantaloons (designed by Rajesh and Anirban) and Prasad Bidappa.
The show was choreographed by Marc Robinson and hosted by Bollywood beauty Malaika Arora Khan and star R Madhavan.