After travelling across the country as a part of their Beauty with a Purpose (BWAP) Tour, Miss World Organisation & 6 continental winners come together with Miss India Organization to celebrate the 55 years of legacy of fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2018 at Carnival Cinemas, Imax Wadala. The chief guests included none other than the scintillating Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar , Chairman & CEO Miss World Julia Morley, Miss World Europe – Stephanie Jayne HILL (from England), Miss World Americas – Alma Andrea MEZA CARMONA (From Mexico), Miss World Africa – Magline JERUTO (From Kenya),Miss World Asia – Ha Eun KIM (From Korea), Miss World Caribbean – Solange Johnson SINCLAIR (From Jamaica), Miss World Oceania – Annie Diana EVANS (From New Zealand) and Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle.
The press conference began in a unique way with 30 school kids of Muktangan School with 30 state names on their T shirts and Tiara on head start with the National anthem as this year again the pageant will explore potential talent in all 30 states of India (including Delhi), selecting one ambassador who will represent their state at the National Finals. This year the mentors include Neha Dhupia (North Zone), Pooja Chopra (East zone), Pooja Hegde (West zone) and Rakul Preet Singh (South Zone).
Manushi spoke how she feels elated and excited as her BWAP project which is on menstrual hygiene is being supported by the Miss World Organisation and that it has been started in her home country India. She spoke about how it was Stephanie who crowned her at Miss India as well as Miss World pageant. She also gave advice to all those contestants that are aspiring to be Miss India.
The auditions will commence from 9th February with Andhra Pradesh auditions happening at Vizag and the top 3 contestants from every state will proceed to the State’s Zonal crowning ceremony which will be held in Bangalore (South Zone) on 24th February, 2018, Kolkata (East Zone) on 22nd March, 2018, Delhi (North Zone) on 12th April, 2018 and Pune (West Zone) on 13th May, 2018 where one deserving girl will get a chance to represent her state at the Grand Finale in Mumbai.
“2017 saw Miss Haryana Manushi Chhillar winning the fbb Colors Miss India pageant and she went forth to win the coveted Miss World Title for India after 17 years. Region to Nation to World has been a seamless journey for Manushi with the Miss India platform. With the Introduction of a new format last year wherein state pageant winners compete for the national title has helped Miss India permeate to smaller towns across India, helping Young women re-write their destiny. We at Miss India last year infused our Nations rich Cultural and Social diversity which gave the event a fillip in terms of reach and participation. With partners like fbb, Colors, and Femina, we know that Miss India Crown will surely be within reach of a deserving contestant from across our Country. Really looking forward to a great 2018. “ - Rohit Gopakumar, COO, Miss India Organisation.
Carrying forward the legacy, fbb - India's Fashion Hub has come together with Miss India Organisation to look for India's next pride. “We are ecstatic to be the title sponsors of the pageant fifth year in a row. This association strategically complements with fbb's brand objective of making India more stylish with the desire to democratise fashion.”- Rajesh Seth, COO, fbb, Future Group.
The beauty pageant announces its strategic partnership for the sixth year in a row with India’s leading Entertainment Channel, COLORS with a view to gain maximum visibility in their quest to find the women of substance. Talking about this partnership, Raj Nayak, COO - Viacom18 said, “After preparing Manushi Chhillar to stand tall and shine in a tough battleground, fbb COLORS Miss India is back with double vigour and enthusiasm to hand pick the brightest of the aspirants who will contribute to the society as well as make the country proud. At COLORS we have always worked towards empowering the women who are the harbingers of change and the same sentiment is being echoed by Femina Miss India beauty pageant, which makes this partnership truly a fruitful one.”
All the finalists of fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2018 will undergo rigorous training and grooming sessions from the best experts in the industry before the Grand Finale in June. With a dynamic and holistic approach towards coaching all the finalists, apart from the fame & glory the winners stand to chance to win prize in cash & kind to a core and above. So, be the Blue Crown bearer again, and let’s make India proud once again.