Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned fbb Femina Miss India World 2015 at a glittering ceremony at Yashraj Studios in Mumbai. Afreen Racheal Vaz was adjudged first runner-up while Vartika Singh second runner up at the grand finale of 52nd year of fbb Femina Miss India, which took place on late Saturday night.
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Aditi will represent the country at Miss World pageant and the runners-up Afreen and Vartika will compete for various international titles. The event was judged by eminent personalities from the industry like John Abraham, Manisha Koirala, Sonu Nigam, Anil Kapoor, Firoz Nadiadwala, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre, Shiamak Davar and Chitrangada Singh.
John Abraham said, “We judge the personality. It is not just about the looks, it is about the character, because a Miss India represents our country at Miss World. It is more about personality, more than just plain looks.”
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While Sonu Nigam said, “This is my third year judging Miss India. It is great because you see so many aspirants who want to make it big in life.”
Anil Kapoor said that every girl has something special. The red carpet saw celebs like Rocky S, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal. The show was hosted by Manish Paul, who entertained the audience along with Neha Dhupia.
The 2015 edition saw electrifying performances by Bollywood stars – Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shahid Kapoor and famous singers like Kanika Kapoor, Meet Brothers, and Shalmali Kholgade. The stunning 21 finalists were introduced in gorgeous saree gowns by ace designer Mandira Wirk.
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They were then seen in the special collection of fbb created by Sailex that featured the finalists draped in luxuriously elegant styles of the house, crafted as per the fbb Spring Summer 2015. The Top 5 finalists – Afreen Racheal Vaz, Tanya Hope, Vartika Singh, Aditi Arya and Deeksha Kaushal, were escorted on the ramp by popular TV actors including Gautam Gulati, Karan Tacker amongst others.
The grand finale also saw the crowning of two sub-titles-fbb Miss Beauty with a purpose, Vartika Sing and Reliance Digital Miss Multimedia, Rewati Chetri. This year the pageant featured 13 city auditions, 3 regional auditions and 2 pageants.