In a star-studded evening at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Indoor stadium in Mumbai, Suman Rao of Rajasthan was crowned Miss India 2019 on Saturday (June15) evening.
The Femina Miss India 2019 was a star-studded event with performances from Bollywood heartthrob Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif. Among the jury were actors Huma Quereshi and Chitrangada Singh, footballer Sunil Chhetri, sprinter Dutee Chand, choreographer Remo D’Souza and fashion designer duo Falguni and Shane Peocock.
The winner, Suman Rao from Rajasthan was crowned Miss India 2019 by her predecessor Anukreethy Vas. It was an emotional moment for the 20-year-old college student. “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,” she said in an interview. She will represent India at the Miss World 2019 pageant in Thailand later this year.
Shivani Jaddhav of Chattisgarh and Shreya Shankar of Bihar won the Miss Grand India 2019 and Miss India United Continents 2019 titles respectively. The event was hosted by Bollywood producer Karan Johar, actor Manish Paul and Miss India 2017 Manushi Chillar.