Femina Miss India

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Femina Miss India
Formation1964
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersMumbai
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Miss United Continent
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
Official language
Hindi, English
Parent organization
Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
SubsidiariesMiss Diva
Femina Miss India Delhi
Campus Princess
Websitefeminamissindia.indiatimes.com
 
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Femina Miss India
Formation1964
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersMumbai
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Miss United Continent
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
Official language
Hindi, English
Parent organization
Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
SubsidiariesMiss Diva
Femina Miss India Delhi
Campus Princess
Websitefeminamissindia.indiatimes.com

Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete globally.[1] It is organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Femina Miss India used to select three winners who were then sent to Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Asia Pacific International pageants, respectively. In 1994, after India's historic win at the International pageants, the organization ended the practice of crowning a single winner and instead decided that the top three winners were designated as winners with equal visibility and prizes.[2] In 2002, the third winner was designated to Miss Earth instead of Miss Asia Pacific. In 2010, Femina Miss India decided that they would no longer send a representative to Miss Universe, and relinquished the Miss Universe franchise, choosing instead to designate the third winner to represent India in Miss International pageant.

In 2013, Miss Universe Organization awarded back the franchise to Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, a separate pageant Miss Diva 2013 was conducted to send representative to Miss Universe.

The reigning Femina Miss India winners are Koyal Rana, Jhataleka Malhotra and Gail Nicole Da Silva

History

The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.[1] [2].

Indrani Rehman was the first ever Miss India to represent India at any international beauty pageant. She represented India at very first edition of Miss Universe in 1952.

The first ever Femina Miss India pageant was held in year 1964. Meher Castelino Mistri of Maharashtra was crowned the first ever Femina Miss India. She represented India at Miss Universe 1964 held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Reita Faria was the first Miss India ever to win any international beauty pageant. She was crowned Miss World 1966 in London, United Kingdom. She was the winner of Eve's Weekly Miss India contest. The same year another Femina Miss India winner Yasmin Daji represented India at Miss Universe 1966 and was crowned 3rd Runner Up at the event. She was the first ever Femina Miss India Winner to get placed at any international beauty pageant

Over the years, Indian participation in the international picture has grown.

International pageants


International pageants

Current franchises
PageantYear(s) competed
Miss Universe1964 - 1987, 1989 - 2009, 2013 - present
Miss World1971, 1974, 1976 - present
Miss International1991 - present
Miss Earth2001 - present
Miss Supranational2013 - present
Miss United Continent2013 - present
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity2014 - present
Former franchises
PageantYear(s) competed
Miss Asia Pacific International1968 - 2005
Miss Asia Pacific World2013
Miss Heritage2013
Miss Tourism2005, 2007

Miss India has been participating in the Miss Universe pageant since 1952, starting with Indrani Rehman and in the Miss World pageant since 1959, starting with Fleur Ezekiel. Historically, the Femina Miss India pageant sent the winner of the pageant to the Miss Universe pageant, and Eve's Weekly, a rival women's publication sent the winner of its Miss India contest to Miss World. In the late 80s, Femina acquired the rights to send a representative to Miss World as well, and started to send the winner to Miss Universe and the runner-up to the Miss World contest. In 1994, following India's historic dual wins at both Miss Universe and Miss World, the custom of crowning a single winner was discontinued. Instead, the top three placers were each designated a winner, with equal prizes, visibility and responsibilities, and crowned Femina Miss India-Universe, Femina Miss India-World, and Femina Miss India-Asia Pacific. In 2002, the third title was changed to Femina Miss India-Earth, to designate India's representation at the newly launched Miss Earth pageant, focused on the cause of environmental advocacy. From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners were selected going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.[3][4] In 2010, Femina Miss India decided to stop sending representatives to the Miss Universe pageant entirely, choosing instead to send a crowned winner to Miss International.

The awards for 1989 were given at the end of the year (December); hence there was no separate contest for 1990.

In 1994, Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title after winning the Miss India crown and became the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown. The same year the runner-up of Miss India, Aishwarya Rai, won the Miss World title. Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai established themselves in the Bollywood industry after winning their titles.

The success of Rai and Sen spawned coaching institutions which were set up to groom young women in pageant participation skills. The number of participants in the preliminary rounds of the pageant has increased considerably. Miss India World 1997, Diana Hayden won the title of Miss World 1997. In 1999, the Miss India runner-up Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World that year.

In 2000, three of the Miss India winners won their respective international pageants — Lara Dutta (Miss Universe), Priyanka Chopra (Miss World) and Diya Mirza (Miss Asia Pacific). The other countries to have won all three major titles in one year were Australia in 1972.

In 2010, Nicole Faria became the first Indian to win the Miss Earth title in Vietnam, which leaves Miss International as the only major international pageant that has not been won by an Indian contestant.

In 2012, Himangini Singh Yadu won Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 and became first Indian and Asian to win the pageant. She was sent by I Am She - Miss Universe India pageant.

In 2013, Srishti Rana won Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 giving India a rare back to back victory. She is the second Indian and first Miss Diva Winner to win Miss Asia Pacific World Crown. She is also the first ever Indian delegate to win an international pageant that has been sent by Femina Miss India's sister pageant, Miss Diva.

In 2014, Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Supranational 2014 won Miss Supranational 2014 and became the first ever Indian woman to win the crown. Asha is the second Asian to win the crown. The same year Ruhi Singh who was crowned the first ever Femina Miss India Universal Peace and Humanity won the first ever Miss Universal Peace and Humanity pageant held in Lebanon.

After May Myat Noe winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant was dethroned, the organization organized another pageant named Miss Asia Pacific 2014 Supertalent of the World Season 5 under Miss Asia Pacific World title, Swetha Raj who represented India won the crown, giving India a rare back to back to back victory, India is the only country to win any international pageant three years in a row, however Swetha was sent by Miss India Australia organization.

Controversies

Controversies erupted in 2008 when president of Gladrags, Maureen Wadia, served a legal notice to the newly crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2008, Harshita Saxena for violation of a two-year exclusive contract with Gladrags which had been signed by Harshita in 2006. To participate in any other beauty pageant, Harshita would have required a written letter of no-objection from Gladrags. Earlier in an interview with CNN-IBN Maureen Wadia said, "Harshita Saxena from Goa is a Gladrags model. She was a part of my Megamodel Contract in April 2006. Her contract has not expired and Harshita has entered in some other contest before the contract has expired. The contract clearly said that she has to take my permission." Owing to this, Harshita had to give up the title and the crown passed on to Tanvi Vyas who represented India in the Miss Earth 2008 pageant held in November 2008.[5] Harshita was later placed fourth in Miss India 2009 and represented India in Miss International 2009.

Tantra Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (TEPL), in partnership with Sushmita Sen, started a new pageant called I Am She – Miss Universe India. The winner of this pageant will participate in the Miss Universe pageant.[6]

In 1989, the winner Kalpana Pandit was found to have misrepresented her nationality (she was holding an American passport); she was stripped of her title and Dolly Mihas was declared winner.[7]

In 2004, Lakshmi Pandit (sister of Kalpana Pandit) was initially declared as the winner but had to return the title as she was married (to Siddarth Mishra); Sayali Bhagat was ultimately declared as the winner. The Pandit sisters are from Mysore, Karnataka. They are M.B.B.S graduates.[8]

By number of wins

S. No.PageantTitlesWinning years
1Miss Universe
2
    1994, 2000
2Miss World
5
    1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000
3Miss Earth
1
    2010
4Miss InternationalNone
5Miss Supranational
1
    2014
6Miss United ContinentNone
7Miss Universal Peace and Humanity
1
    2014
8Miss Asia Pacific World
2
    2012, 2013, 2014*
9Miss HeritageNone
10Miss Asia Pacific International
3
    1970, 1973, 2000
11Miss Tourism
2
    2005, 2007

Number of placements and best results of Femina Miss India and Miss Diva winners at various international pageants

S. No.PageantPlacementsBest result
1Miss Universe
21
    Winner (1994, 2000)
2Miss World
23
    Winner (1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000)
3Miss Earth
6
    Winner (2010)
4Miss International
18
    1st Runner Up (1960, 1997, 2003)
5Miss Supranational
3
    Winner (2014)
6Miss United Continent
2
    Vice Queen/Virreina (2013)
7Miss Universal Peace And Humanity
1
    Winner (2014)
8Miss Asia Pacific World
4
    Winner (2012, 2013)
9Miss Heritage
1
    1st Runner Up (2013)
10Miss Asia Pacific International
14
   Winner (1970, 1973, 2000)
11Miss Tourism
2
    Winner (2005, 2007)

Femina Miss India and Miss Diva Winners From 2013 - present

After Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. got back the franchise for Miss Universe in 2013, the organization organized two different pageants to select India's representatives to various international pageants.

YearFemina Miss IndiaMiss Diva
2015
2014
2013

Indian representatives to international pageants

The following women have represented India in international pageants:

WinnerVice Queen/VirreinaRunner UpFinalist/SemifinalistUnplaced

Representatives as Miss India Universe

India did not compete in the Miss Universe pageant from 1953–1963. I AM She – Miss Universe India sent its delegates to Miss Universe from 2010 to 2012. A separate pageant Miss Diva 2013 is held to send delegates from 2013 onwards.

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards
United States2014Noyonita LodhKarnatakaTop 15Best National Costume - Top 5
Russia2013Manasi MogheMaharashtraTop 10
United States2012Shilpa SinghBiharTop 16
Brazil2011Vasuki SunkavalliHyderabad
Unplaced
United States2010Ushoshi SenguptaWest Bengal
Unplaced
The Bahamas2009Ekta ChowdharyHaryana
Unplaced
Vietnam2008Simran Kaur MundiMaharashtra
Unplaced
National Costume - Group Winner
Best in Swimsuit - Top 5
Charming Áo dài - Top 5
Mexico2007Puja GuptaNew DelhiTop 10
United States2006Neha KapurNew DelhiTop 20
Thailand2005Amrita ThaparPunjab
Unplaced
Ecuador2004Tanushree DuttaJharkhandTop 10
Panama2003Nikita AnandNew Delhi
Unplaced
Puerto Rico2002Neha DhupiaNew DelhiTop 10
Puerto Rico2001Celina JaitleyWest Bengal4th Runner-up3rd Runner Up - Swimsuit competition
5th Runner Up - Evening Gown
Cyprus2000Lara DuttaKarnatakaMiss Universe 2000Best In Swimsuit
1st Runner Up - Best in National Costume
Trinidad and Tobago1999Gul PanagPunjabTop 10Winner Interview Round
United States1998Lymaraina D'SouzaMaharashtraTop 10
United States1997Nafisa JosephKarnatakaTop 10
United States1996Sandhya ChibKarnatakaTop 10
Namibia1995Manpreet BrarNew Delhi1st Runner-up2nd Runner Up - Evening Gown
3rd Runner Up - Interview Round
Swimsuit Competition - Top 10
Philippines1994Sushmita SenNew DelhiMiss Universe 19941st Runner Up - Swimsuit competition
2nd Runner Up - Evening Gown
4th Runner Up - Interview Round
Mexico1993Namrata ShirodkarMaharashtra5th Runner Up2nd Runner Up Interview Round
2nd runner Up - Evening Gown
Thailand1992Madhu SapreMaharashtra2nd Runner-up1st Runner Up - Swimsuit Competition
1st Runner Up - Evening Gown
4th Runner Up - Interview Round
United States1991Christabelle HowieTamil Nadu
Unplaced
United States1990Suzanne SablokMaharashtraTop 10
Mexico1989Dolly MinhasPunjab
Unplaced
Singapore1987Priyadarshini PradhanMaharashtra
Unplaced
Panama1986Mehr JessiaMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1985Sonu WaliaNew Delhi
Unplaced
United States1984Juhi ChawlaPunjab
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
United States1983Rekha HandeKarnataka
Unplaced
Peru1982Pamela Chaudry SinghNew Delhi
Unplaced
United States1981Rachita KumarMaharashtra
Unplaced
Korea1980Sangeeta BijlaniMaharashtra
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
Australia1979Swaroop SampatMaharashtra
Unplaced
Mexico1978Alamjeet Kaur ChauhanPunjab
Unplaced
Best National Costume Award
Dominican Republic1977Bineeta BoseMaharashtra
Unplaced
Hong Kong1976Naina Sudhir BalsavarUttar Pradesh
Unplaced
El Salvador1975Meenakshi KurpadMaharashtra
Unplaced
Philippines1974Shailini Bhavnath DholakiaMaharashtraTop 12
Greece1973Farzana HabibMaharashtraTop 12
Puerto Rico1972Roopa SatyanNew DelhiTop 12
United States1971Raj GillMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1970Veena SajnaniMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1969Kavita BhambhaniMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1968Anjum Mumtaz BargMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1967Nayyara MirzaNew Delhi
Unplaced
United States1966Yasmin DajiMaharashtra3rd Runner-up
United States1965Persis KhambattaMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1964Meher Castelino MistriMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1952Indrani RehmanTamil Nadu
Unplaced

Winners notes

Representatives to Miss World

India did not send delegates in 1967, 1965, 1964, 1963. From 1959 to 1966 representatives to Miss World were sent by Eve's Weekly Miss India pageant. In 1968, Bharat Sundari got the franchise to send India's representative to Miss World. They sent the delegates from 1968 to 1970, 1972, 1975. Femina got the franchise in 1976. Femina also sent delegates to Miss World in 1971 and 1974.

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards
United Kingdom2014Koyal RanaNew DelhiTop 11
Continental Queen of Asia
Beauty With a Purpose Winner
World Fashion Designer Dress Winner
Dances of the world performer
Charity Gala

Beach Fashion - Top 5
Multimedia Award - Top 5
The People's Choice - Top 10
Top Model - Top 20
Sports & Fitness - Top 32
Indonesia2013Navneet Kaur DhillonPunjabTop 20
Multimedia Award Winner
Beauty With a Purpose Top 10
Interview Round - Top 20
China2012Vanya MishraPunjab6th Runner Up
Beauty With a Purpose Award Winner
Multimedia Award Winner
Dances of the world performer
Interview Round - Top 16
Beach Fashion - Top 40
Top Model - Top 47
United Kingdom2011Kanishtha DhankharHaryanaTop 31
Top Model - Top 10
Beauty with a Purpose - Top 10
China2010Manasvi MamgaiUttarakhand
Unplaced
Dances of the world performer
Beach Beauty - Top 20
Top Model - Top 20
South Africa2009Pooja ChopraPunjabTop 16
Beauty With a Purpose winner
Miss World Sports - Top 6
South Africa2008Parvathy OmanakuttanKerala1st Runner-up
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Top Model - 2nd Runner-Up
Beach Beauty - Top 10
China2007Sarah Jane DiasKarnataka
Unplaced
Miss Talent - Top 18
Poland2006Natasha SuriPunjabTop 17
Beach Beauty - 2nd Runner Up
Best Designer Gown - 2nd Runner Up

Miss Talent - Top 10
China2005Sindhura GaddeAndhra PradeshTop 15style="background:lavender;"
China2004Sayali Bhagat1Maharashtra
Unplaced
Top Model - Top 20
China2003Ami VashiGujarat3rd Runner Up
Miss Talent - Top 21
United Kingdom2002Shruti SharmaUttar PradeshTop 20
South Africa2001Sara CornerKarnataka
Unplaced
United Kingdom2000Priyanka ChopraUttar PradeshMiss World 2000
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
United Kingdom1999Yukta MookheyPunjabMiss World 1999
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Seychelles1998Annie ThomasKerala
Unplaced
Seychelles1997Diana HaydenHyderabadMiss World 1997
Miss Photogenic
Spectacular swimwear
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
India1996Rani JeyrajTamil nadu3rd Runner Up
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
Spectacular Evening Gown
South Africa1995Preeti MankotiaPunjab
Unplaced
South Africa1994Aishwarya RaiKarnatakaMiss World 1994
Miss Photogenic
Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania
South Africa1993Karminder Kaur-VirkPunjab
Unplaced
Best in National costume
South Africa1992Shyla LopezKarnataka
Unplaced
United States1991Ritu SinghNew Delhi6th Runner Up
United Kingdom1990Naveeda MehdiMaharashtra
Unplaced
Hong Kong1989Shabnam PatelMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1988Anuradha KotturMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1987Manisha KohliPunjab
Unplaced
United Kingdom1986Maureen Mary LestourgeonMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1985Sharon Mary ClarkeMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1984Suchita KumarMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1983Sweety GrewalPunjab
Unplaced
United Kingdom1982Uttara Mhatre KherMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1981Deepti DivakarAndhra Pradesh
Unplaced
United Kingdom1980Elizabeth Anita ReddiAndhra PradeshTop 15
United Kingdom1979Raina Winifred MendonicaMaharashtra
Unplaced
Top 10 Photographer's choice
United Kingdom1978Kalpana IyerTamil NaduTop 15
Most Popular Delegate
Top 20 Miss Talented
Top 15 Photographer's choice
United Kingdom1977Veena PrakashMaharashtraWithdrew in protest against the presence of a white Miss South Africa
United Kingdom1976Naina BalsavarMaharashtraWithdrew in protest against the presence of two South African entries - one white and one black - in conformity with the apartheid policy of racial separation.
United Kingdom1975Anjana SoodHimachal PradeshTop 15
United Kingdom1974Kiran DholakiaMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1972Malathi BasappaKarnataka4th Runner-up
United Kingdom1971Prema NarayanAndhra Pradesh
Unplaced
United Kingdom1970Heather Corinne FavilleMaharashtraTop 15
United Kingdom1969Adina ShellimMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1968Jane CoelhoNew Delhi
Unplaced
United Kingdom1966Reita FariaMaharashtraMiss World 1966
Best Body Award
Best in Evening Dress Award for wearing Sari
United Kingdom1962Ferial KarimMaharashtraSemifinalist
United Kingdom1961Veronica Leonora TorcatoMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1960Iona PintoMaharashtra
Unplaced
United Kingdom1959Fleur EzekielMaharashtra
Unplaced

Titleholders notes

Representatives to Miss Earth

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards
Philippines2014Alankrita SahaiNew Delhi
Unplaced
Miss Earth Pagudpud
Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
Miss Eco-Beauty
1st Winner - Evening Gown
2nd1st Runner Up - Yahoo! Beauty for a Cause
2nd1st Runner Up - Miss Photogenic
3rd 2nd Runner Up - Swimsuit Competition
3rd 2nd Runner Up - National Costume
Philippines2013Sobhita DhulipalaAndhra Pradesh
Unplaced
Miss Photogenic
Miss Eco Beauty
Miss Ever Bilena
Miss Talent - Top 15
Best in Resort Wear - Top 15
Philippines2012Prachi MishraUttar Pradesh
Unplaced
Miss Friendship
Miss Congeniality
Philippines2011Hasleen KaurNew Delhi
Unplaced
Vietnam2010Nicole FariaKarnatakaMiss Earth 2010Miss Talent
Miss Diamond Place
Philippines2009Shriya KishoreMaharashtraTop 16
Philippines2008Tanvi Vyas2Gujarat
Unplaced
Philippines2007Pooja ChitgopekarKarnataka1st Runner-Up
(Miss Earth – Air)
Philippines2006Amruta PatkiMaharashtra1st Runner-Up
(Miss Earth – Air)
Best in Long Gown
Philippines2005Niharika SinghUttarakhand
Unplaced
Philippines2004Jyoti BrahminWest BengalTop 16 Semifinalist
Philippines2003Shweta VijayKerala
Unplaced
Philippines2002Reshmi GhoshWest Bengal
Unplaced
Philippines2001Shamita SinghaMaharashtraTop 10 SemifinalistBest in National Costume

Representatives to Miss International

India did not send delegates to Miss International in 1963 -1967, 1972, 1977, 1989, 1990.
From 1960 to 1988 Eve's Weekly Miss India sent India's representatives to Miss International pageant. Femina Miss India got the franchise in 1991.

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards
Japan2014Jhataleka MalhotraMaharashtra
Unplaced
Miss Internet
3rd Runner Up - Best National Costume
Japan2013Gurleen GrewalPunjab
Unplaced
1st Runner Up - Miss Internet
Japan2012Rochelle Maria RaoTamil NaduTop 15 Semifinalist
China2011Ankita ShoreyJammu & Kashmir
Unplaced
China2010Neha HingeMadhya PradeshTop 15 Semifinalist
China2009Harshita SaxenaGoa
Unplaced
Macau2008Radha BrahmbhattGujarat, Northwood, London
Unplaced
Japan2007Esha GuptaNew Delhi
Unplaced
China2006Sonali SehgalWest BengalSemifinalist
Japan2005Vaishali DesaiMaharashtra
Unplaced
China2004Mihika VermaMaharashtraSemifinalist
Japan2003Shonali NagraniNew Delhi1st Runner-Up
Japan2002Gauhar KhanMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan2001Kanwal ToorNew DelhiSemifinalist
Japan2000Gayatri JoshiMaharashtraSemifinalist
Japan1999Srikrupa MuraliKarnataka
Unplaced
Japan1998Shwetha JaishankerTamil Nadu2nd Runner-Up
Japan1997Diya AbrahamKerala1st Runner-Up
Japan1996Fleur XavierMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1995Priya GillMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1994Fransesca HartMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1993Pooja BatraPunjabSemifinalist
Japan1992Kamal SandhuNew Delhi
Unplaced
Japan1991Preeti MankotiaKarnatakaSemifinalist
Japan1988Shikha SwaroopMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1987Erika Maria D'SouzaMaharashtraSemifinalist
Japan1986Poonam Pahlet GidwantMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1985Vinita Seshadri VasanBangalore
Unplaced
Japan1984Nalanda Ravindra BhandarWest BengalSemifinalist
Japan1983Sahila ChadhaPunjab
Unplaced
Japan1982Betty O'ConnorMaharashta
Unplaced
Japan1981Meenakshi SeshadriTamil Nadu
Unplaced
Japan1980Ulrika Karen BredemeyerMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1979Nita PintoMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1978Sabita DhanrajgirPunjab
Unplaced
Japan1976Nafisa AliMaharashtra2nd Runner-up
Japan1975'Indira Maria BredemeyerMaharashtra2nd Runner-Up
Japan1974Leslie Jean HartnettNew Delhi
Unplaced
Japan1972Indira MuthannaKarnataka
Unplaced
United States1971Samita MukherjeeWest Bengal
Unplaced
Japan1970Patricia D'SouzaNew DelhiSemifinalist
Japan1969Wendy Leslie VazMaharashtra
Unplaced
Japan1968Sumita SenWest BengalSemifinalist
United States1962Sheila ChonkarMaharashtra
Unplaced
United States1961Diana ValentineNew Delhi
Unplaced
United States1960Iona PintoMaharashtra1st Runner-Up

Representatives to Miss Supranational

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards

Poland2014

Asha Bhat

Karnataka

Miss Supranational 2014

Best Talent

Belarus2013Vijaya SharmaNew DelhiTop 20Miss Internet - Top 18
Poland2012Gunjan SainiNew Delhi
Unplaced
1st Runner Up - Miss Internet
Best Talent - Top 12
Poland2011Michelle AlmeidaMaharashtraTop 10Miss Asia & Oceania Continental 2011
Miss Internet

Note

Representatives to Miss United Continent

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards
Ecuador2014Gail Nicole Da SilvaGoa1st Runner UpMiss Photogenic
Best National Costume

Ecuador2013

Purva Rana

Himachal Pradesh

Vice Queen/Virreina

2nd Runner Up - Best National Costume

Representatives to Miss Universal Peace and Humanity

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards

Lebanon2014

Ruhi Singh

Rajasthan

Miss Universal Peace And Humanity 2014

Representatives to Miss Asia Pacific World

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards

South Korea2014

Swetha Raj

Sydney

Miss Asia Pacific Supertalent of the World 2014

South Korea2014

Anukriti Gusain

Uttarakhand

4th Runner Up

3rd Runner Up - Miss Popularity

South Korea2013Srishti RanaHaryanaMiss Asia Pacific World 2013Miss Personality
Best National Costume

South Korea2012

Himangini Singh Yadu

Madhya Pradesh

Miss Asia Pacific World 2012

South Korea2011

Tanvi Singla

Karnataka

2nd Runner Up

Representatives to Miss Tourism

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards

Malaysia2007

Priyanka Shah[10]

Maharashtra

Miss Tourism 2007

Malaysia2005

Sonal Chauhan [11]

New Delhi

Miss Tourism 2005

Representatives to Miss Heritage World

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards

Zimbabwe2013

Swati Kain

New Delhi

1st Runner-Up

Miss Talent - Top 5

Representatives to Miss Asia Pacific International

YearRepresentativeRankingSpecial awards
China2005Simran Chandok
Unplaced
Best dancer
Philippines2003Shonal Rawat1st Runner-upMiss Friendship
Miss Talent
Miss Congeniality
Philippines2002Tina Chatwal2nd Runner-upMiss Internet
Philippines2001Maheshwari Thiagaranjan
Unplaced
Philippines2000Dia MirzaMiss Asia Pacific 2000
Miss Close-Up Smile
Miss AVON
Philippines1999Shivangi Parikkh
Unplaced
Philippines1998Vikkitha Aggarwal
Unplaced
Philippines1997Divya Chauhan1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
Philippines1996Mini MenonTop 10 semifinalist
Philippines1995Ruchi Malhotra1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
Philippines1994Shweta MenonTop 10 semifinalist
Philippines1993Namrata Shirodkar1st Runner-up
Best in Evening gown
Philippines1992Mehroo Jal Mistry
Unplaced
Hong Kong1989Anuradha Ramani
Unplaced
Philippines1988Viola Antony
Unplaced
Philippines1987Jasleem Kaur
Unplaced
Philippines1986Ana Vasan
Unplaced
Hong Kong1985Seema MalhotraSemifinalist
Philippines1983Monica Lakhmana
Unplaced
Malaysia1982Aparna Sharma
Unplaced
Malaysia1981Mehjabeen Ayub Khan
Unplaced
Miss Talent
Philippines1980Upneet Pannu
Unplaced
Philippines1979Maureen Mary Lestourgeon1st Runner-up
Philippines1978Preeti Koppikar
Unplaced
Best national costume
Miss Talent
Philippines1977Marianne De Souza1st Runner-up
Philippines1976Anna Adriane Bredemeyer2nd Runner-up
Philippines1975Seema Marwaha
Unplaced
Philippines1974Marilyn Theresa Ferreira
Unplaced
Philippines1973Tara Anne FonsecaMiss Asia Pacific 1973
Philippines1972Samita Mukherjee
Unplaced
Philippines1971Urmila Sanandan
Unplaced
Philippines1970Zeenat AmanMiss Asia Pacific 1970
Miss Photogenic
Philippines1969Tasneem Fakir Mohammed
Unplaced
Philippines1968Anabella Crawford
Unplaced
Miss Talent

Titleholders notes

Representatives to Miss Tourism International

YearRepresentativeStateRankingSpecial awards
Malaysia1994Barkha MadanPunjab3rd Runner-up

Winners Notes

Photographs of some international titleholders

See also

References

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