Sini Shetty from Karnataka was announced the winner of the Femina Miss India World 2022 title on Sunday at the grand finale of VLCC Femina Miss India here.
At the ceremony, hosted at the Jio World Convention Center, Rajasthan’s Rubal Shekhawat emerged as Femina Miss India 2022 first runner-up and Shinata Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh became Femina Miss India 2022 second runner-up.
Actors Neha Dhupia, Dino Morea and Malaika Arora, designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, choreographer Shiamak Davar and former cricketer Mithali Raj were part of the judging panel for the evening.
The pageant in its hybrid form had started a nationwide search to find potential talents from all over the country through virtual auditions. The extensive scavenger hunt and subsequent rounds of interview culminated in the selection of 31 state winners on the shortlist, a note from the organizers said.
“These shortlisted finalists arrived in Mumbai and underwent rigorous training and grooming sessions, supervised by the best in the industry, to compete for the coveted Femina Miss India World 2022,” the post said.
Dhupia, former Femina Miss India Universe, said Femina Miss India’s journey “brings back memories of the invaluable experiences I’ve had with this pageant”.
“It’s almost like reliving every moment of my journey with these young glamorous girls who are so full of enthusiasm and ability to conquer the world with power and elegance.
“Certainly there are challenges with the digital process in the wake of the pandemic, but I’m confident it will be just as exciting and rewarding regardless of the layout,” the actor said in a statement.
The star-studded evening witnessed performances by actors Kriti SanonLauren Gottlieb and Ash Chandler. The show was hosted by Maniesh Paul.
VLCC Femina Miss India 2022 was made possible in part by Sephora, Moj and Rajnigandha Pearls.