Wednesday night witnessed the declaration of the winners of VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 that took place in Maharashtra’s capital and the hub of Hindi film industry associates, Mumbai.
Native of Hyderabad, Telangana, Manasa Varanasi was crowned as VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020 after the tough rounds of the event.
Ms Varanasi is a Computer Science Engineer, having completed her graduation from Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Manika Sheokand of Haryana bagged the title of the VLCC Femina Miss Grand India 2020 followed by Manya Singh of Uttar Pradesh who was declared as VLC Femina Miss India 2020 runner-up.
The former was crowned by Miss Grand India 2019, Shivani J Jadhav while the latter was bestowed with the crown by Miss India United Continents 2019, Shreya Shanker.
The pageant took place in Mumbai’s Hyatt Regency on the night of February 10, 2021. The entire show is going to be aired on Colors TV channel, scheduled for February 28th.
VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 was a highly star-studded affair with host Aparshakti Khurana and the panel of judges consisting of Bollywood actors Chitrangada Singh, Neha Dhupia, Pulkit Samrat and infamous designer duo Falguni and Shame Peacock. All looked ravishing in their dazzling outfits.
Co-powered by Sephora and Roposo, the opening round of the event was started by Miss World Asia 2019 Suman Rao who gave a graceful performance.
One of the highlights of the show was the dance performance of actress Vaani Kapoor on the latest groovy tracks matched with her flawless moves.
The finalists of the pageant too shook a leg and did a scintillating dance while showcasing the Mohey + Shobha Shringar Jewellers Collection during the first round.
The organizers kept social media updated with the news as the official handle of Miss India was booming with the latest winners of the highly sought-after title.
Earlier in 2019, the pageant saw itself in the middle of a controversy after Twitterati accused the makers of choosing only fair skinned, straight hair candidates for winning the competition. Many had shared the advertisement featuring the list of selected women for the title, stressing on the resemblance of every woman to the other given their similar physical characteristics. They questioned whether only white skinned, straight hair and thin girls had the capabilities of being crowned Miss India in a country where diversity exists vividly.
Users also gave the example of the US where the chosen candidates are far more different physically, despite being a white country, when compared to India where majority of the people are brown.