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Tamil Nadu college student Anukreethy Vas crowned Miss India 2018. See pics, watch videos

The 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 winner is Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu, while first runner-up is Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh is the second runner-up.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 21, 2018 13:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Miss India,Manushi Chhillar,Anukreethy Vas
Anukreethy Vas was crowned Miss India 2018 by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar. (Twitter)

Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old college student from Tamil Nadu, beat 29 other contestants from across India to win Femina Miss India 2018 on Tuesday after impressing judges, including former VJ Malaika Arora and cricketer Irfan Pathan. She was crowned by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.

Meenakshi Chaudhary, 21, from Harayana was declared the first runner-up, while Andhra Pradesh’s Shreya Rao Kamavarapu , 23, became the second runner-up in the annual beauty pageant.

Watch the winning moments here:

Miss United Continents 2017 Sana Dua, and Miss Intercontinental 2017 Priyanka Kumari, crowned their respective successors.

Hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Kurrana, the glamourous ceremony held at Dome, NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai, saw performances by Bollywood stars, like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Jacqueline Fernandez.

The judges panel also included cricketer K L Rahul, fashion designer Gaurav Gupta and Bollywood actors Bobby Deol and Kunal Kapoor. Actor Neha Dhupia also attended the event.

Former VJ and judge Malaika Arora and actor Neha Dhupia at the Femina Miss India 2018 pageant on Tuesday. (AP)

Talking about Miss India 2018, Manushi had earlier said, “I think there is no set formula and there is no one path that can be taken to the crown as every one has their own way. Even when you look at past winners of Miss World, everyone was unique. So you can’t give a set example but all I can tell them is to learn as much as they can and be themselves...We do have a lot of expectations from India. It’s going to be a tough one for whosoever wins.”

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar at the pageant. (AP)

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First Published: Jun 20, 2018 09:30 IST