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Reita Faria to Manushi Chillar, meet 6 Miss World from India

India won its first Big Four title when physician Reita Faria from Bombay bagged the title becoming the first Asian to win. From 1966 to 2017, here is a list of six women from India who made the country proud with their win.(Instagram) 7
India won its first Big Four title when physician Reita Faria from Bombay bagged the title becoming the first Asian to win. From 1966 to 2017, here is a list of six women from India who made the country proud with their win.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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Miss World is the oldest running international beauty contest which was created by Eric Morley in the United Kingdom on July 29, 1951. It is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, along with Miss Universe, Miss Earth and Miss International.

Meet Aditi Govitrikar, first and only Indian woman to have won Mrs World title

The light-eyed beauty featured in many Bollywood and South Indian films like 'De Dana Dan,' 'Paheli,' '16 December,' 'Thammudu,' among others. She was also a contestant on Bigg Boss (2009) and acted in the Hindi TV serial 'Ye Meri Life Hai.'(Instagram/@aditigovitrikar) 8
The light-eyed beauty featured in many Bollywood and South Indian films like 'De Dana Dan,' 'Paheli,' '16 December,' 'Thammudu,' among others. She was also a contestant on Bigg Boss (2009) and acted in the Hindi TV serial 'Ye Meri Life Hai.'(Instagram/@aditigovitrikar)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 03:04 PM IST
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Delhi high court bars entities from misusing 'Khadi' brand in beauty pageants

The Noida-based 'Khadi Design Council of India' (KDCI) and 'Miss India Khadi Foundation' (MIKF) were accused by the KVIC of fraudulently using the brand name and deceiving people.
The Delhi high court took serious note of what it called a case of
The Delhi high court took serious note of what it called a case of "duping people using the name of 'Khadi'".(File Photo / PTI)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza's 7 best pictures from her pageant journey

Andrea, who is a software engineer, is the third Mexican woman to be crowned as Miss Universe. Here are seven pictures from her pageant journey that should not go missed.(Instagram/andreamezamx) 8
Andrea, who is a software engineer, is the third Mexican woman to be crowned as Miss Universe. Here are seven pictures from her pageant journey that should not go missed.(Instagram/andreamezamx)
Updated on May 17, 2021 11:11 AM IST
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Crowned, de-crowned, crowned again; chaos at Sri Lankan beauty pageant

A video of the Sunday event opened with the 2019 winner of the competition and reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, speaking to the audience shortly after the winner and runners-up were announced in Colombo.
Winner of Mrs. Sri Lanka 2020 Caroline Jurie (second left) removes the crown of 2021 winner Pushpika de Silva (C) as she is disqualified.(AFP)
Winner of Mrs. Sri Lanka 2020 Caroline Jurie (second left) removes the crown of 2021 winner Pushpika de Silva (C) as she is disqualified.(AFP)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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Manya Singh, Miss India Runner-up and daughter of auto driver, shares life story

  • I've spent numerous nights without food and sleep, says Manya Omprakash Singh, the VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 Runner-up. Manya, who is the daughter of an autorickshaw driver shared her inspiring story.
Miss India Runner-up Manya Singh with family(Instagram/manyasingh993 and missindiaorg)
Miss India Runner-up Manya Singh with family(Instagram/manyasingh993 and missindiaorg)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 09:07 AM IST
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ByNishtha Grover, Delhi

Dia Mirza: The way I look has been a disadvantage for me in my acting profession many a time

Actor-producer-activist Dia Mirza says she believes that any stereotype and pre conceived notions are not good.
Actor Dia Mirza recently completed 20 years of winning the Miss Asia Pacific title.
Actor Dia Mirza recently completed 20 years of winning the Miss Asia Pacific title.
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJuhi Chakraborty

Aishwarya Sheoran, who aced civil services exam, finds 20 fake accounts of her; FIR filed

Aishwarya Sheoran, who had won several beauty pageants in the past, has never created any account on Instagram, say police.
Aishwarya Sheoran secured 93rd rank in the 2019 UPSC exams and was also finalist for Femina Miss India 2016.
Aishwarya Sheoran secured 93rd rank in the 2019 UPSC exams and was also finalist for Femina Miss India 2016.
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVijay Kumar Yadav | Edited by AshutoshTripathi

Priyanka Chopra defends beauty pageants, says Miss World ‘gave me a trampoline to my acting career’

Actor Priyanka Chopra has defended beauty pageants, saying that winning the Miss World crown in 2000 helped her acting career and confidence.
Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World crown in 2000.
Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World crown in 2000.
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 12:46 PM IST
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Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019, India’s Suman Rao bags 3rd spot

Singh, 23, holds a degree in women’s studies and psychology from Florida State University and aspires to be a medical doctor, according to the Miss World website.
Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final in London, Britain December 14, 2019.(REUTERS)
Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final in London, Britain December 14, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 06:11 AM IST
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London | ByAsian News International

Former beauty queen barred from Miss World for being mother, files lawsuit

Didusenko was crowned Miss Ukraine in 2018, but was dethroned after the organisers found out that she has a five-year-old son and disqualified from going on to compete for the Miss World title.
A former Miss Ukraine stripped of her crown and barred from competing for Miss World(Veronika Didusenko/Instagram)
A former Miss Ukraine stripped of her crown and barred from competing for Miss World(Veronika Didusenko/Instagram)
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Kiev | ByAgence France-Presse

Rude Drink by Vir Sanghvi:The future of drink

The annual World Class Bartender of the Year competition is part beauty contest but it is also part Davos with insights into drinking trends
Bartenders set the cocktail trends and call the shots(Getty Images)
Bartenders set the cocktail trends and call the shots(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 01:49 AM IST
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‘Cleopatra’ wows Morocco village at donkey pageant

Named after the ancient Egyptian queen, she triumphed at the Festibaz event -- becoming the first female donkey ever to win the contest, held in the village of Beni Ammar.
This picture shows the beauty pageant winner donkey, Cleopatra (1st-R), at the festival
This picture shows the beauty pageant winner donkey, Cleopatra (1st-R), at the festival "Festibaz" in the village of Beni Ammar on July 28, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Beni Ammar, Morocco | ByAgence France-Presse

History sheeter who shot at wife in Tattvam Villas club arrested

The suspect, Inderjeet Singh Gehlot alias Babloo, a real estate agent, was arrested from Ram Nagar in Delhi in the wee hours of Thursday.
The woman, who is a school teacher and was attending a beauty pageant organised by the school where she works, suffered a gunshot injury in both her legs and was hospitalised for a week.(AFP)
The woman, who is a school teacher and was attending a beauty pageant organised by the school where she works, suffered a gunshot injury in both her legs and was hospitalised for a week.(AFP)
Published on May 17, 2019 03:24 AM IST
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Trans woman model alleges gender discrimination by hotel in Civil Lines

Joshi, who became the first trans woman to win the Ms World Diversity pageant in 2018, said the hotel staff were ‘transphobic’ and were using excuses to ‘reject’ her booking despite leading her on for over two month
Naaz Joshi, a transsexual model, took to Twitter on Tuesday alleging that Park Inn hotel in Civil Lines rejected her booking for a pageant to be held in June as she was a transgender person.(REUTERS)
Naaz Joshi, a transsexual model, took to Twitter on Tuesday alleging that Park Inn hotel in Civil Lines rejected her booking for a pageant to be held in June as she was a transgender person.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 28, 2019 02:44 AM IST
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Pageants for married women raise difficult questions about gender

The most unfortunate part about such pageants is that it takes the original problems about women’s beauty pageants and compounds them with another issue: classifying women into categories based on their marital status
A sash has a tendency to reduce everything to a label. Men, and token women, standing in judgment over women’s bodies, and therefore, their beings(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
A sash has a tendency to reduce everything to a label. Men, and token women, standing in judgment over women’s bodies, and therefore, their beings(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

Mrs Asia Rinku Bhakat of Ranchi to join BJP

Rinku Bhakat, who hails from Ranchi and in her forties, will join the saffron party with her supporters at the BJP state headquarters here at 11 am on November 25 in the presence of party’s state president Laxman Gilua.
Mrs Asia 2017 Rinku Bhakat addressing media persons in Ranchi, India(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Mrs Asia 2017 Rinku Bhakat addressing media persons in Ranchi, India(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 24, 2018 10:00 AM IST
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Mumbai girl Nehal Chudasama wins Miss Diva Universe, to represent India at Miss Universe 2018

The 22-year-old Nehal Chudasama was declared as the winner of Miss Diva Miss universe 2018 at a ceremony on Friday evening.
Nehal Chudasama said she has been through many failures before but was confident she would win the beauty pageant as she has evolved a lot over the years.(Photo:Instagram/@NehalChudasama9)
Nehal Chudasama said she has been through many failures before but was confident she would win the beauty pageant as she has evolved a lot over the years.(Photo:Instagram/@NehalChudasama9)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 08:40 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Remo D’Souza’s Nawaabzaade heroine wants an Imtiaz Ali film

Actor Isha Rikhi, who has been working in Punjabi films for three years now, wants to work with Imtiaz Ali, with a role on the lines of Geet from Jab We Met.
Isha Rikhi will be making her Hindi film debut in Nawabzaade.
Isha Rikhi will be making her Hindi film debut in Nawabzaade.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

I was told to get a boob job, says Deepika Padukone on facing sexual harassment in Bollywood

Deepika Padukone in a new interview has opened up about Me Too and Time’s Up in India and her own experience when she entered the industry.
Deepika Padukone poses as she arrives for a screening at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.(AFP)
Deepika Padukone poses as she arrives for a screening at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 05:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kareena Kapoor looked like a glowing angel at Miss India 2018. See her 2 glamorous dresses

Kareena Kapoor Khan stole the show when she arrived at Miss India 2018 pageant in an ethereal gown on Tuesday. She then changed into a goth chic look for her dance performance at the glamourous event. See her two looks here.
Kareena Kapoor Khan graced Miss India 2018 pageant with her statuesque beauty, showing off her best assets in a cut-out gown with thigh-high split. (IANS File Photo)
Kareena Kapoor Khan graced Miss India 2018 pageant with her statuesque beauty, showing off her best assets in a cut-out gown with thigh-high split. (IANS File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 03:11 PM IST
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Priyanka Chopra: When I entered films, everyone was somebody’s uncle or daughter

Actor and producer Priyanka Chopra talks about the vision behind her production house and the experiences that encouraged her to give a real chance to newcomers by backing their projects.
Actor Priyanka Chopra’s next production is called Paani.(Getty Images for DIFF)
Actor Priyanka Chopra’s next production is called Paani.(Getty Images for DIFF)
Updated on May 22, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Diana Hayden says she is proud of her brown skin as Biplab Deb says didn’t intend to hurt anyone

Diana Hayden said she has been fighting the stereotypical mindset, which gives preference to ‘light colour skin’ since her childhood.
Diana Hayden was crowned Miss World in 1997.(HT File Photo)
Diana Hayden was crowned Miss World in 1997.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
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