Mumbai, 7th February, 2018: 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.
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About Miss India Organization: Miss India Organization is the most sought after glamorous beauty pageant in the country that turns dreams into reality. It is a property with a mass appeal as millions worldwide gear up to watch India’s next representative at the global platform. It is the search of the perfect woman with beauty, poise, elegance and intelligence to represent India at Miss World. It is a platform that has won many accolades for the country on the international arena and the past winners such as Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Diya Mirza, etc have made India proud at international circles.
About Miss World Organisation:
Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his death in 2000, Morley’s widow, Julia Morley, has co-chaired the pageant. Miss World pageant is one of the most publicised beauty contests in the world; The current Miss World is none other than Manushi Chhillar from India.
About fbb: fbb, Fashion hub of India has been the face of affordable fashion destinations in India since 2008. With a mission to make India Thodaaur stylish, its philosophy reinstates the fact that it doesn’t cost much to be stylish with fbb. It believes in aspirational value fashion. From business meeting to casual resort wear, from versatile ethnics to comfortable home wear, fbb creates exclusive merchandise for its audience under it’s own private labels. With a wide variety to choose from, fbb has something in store for everyone. fbb targets a youthful audience in India that wishes to stay synonymous with current trends. The brand spreads across all the metro cities, mini metros and also penetrates well in tier II cities.
About ‘COLORS’: ‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS, launched on 21st July 2008, offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction Shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jazbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Bhaag Bakool Bhaag, Savitri Devi College and Hospital, Devanshi, Sasural Simar Ka, Shakti…Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii, Udann, Ek Shringar…Swabhimaan, Karmphal Data Shani, Kasam…Tere Pyaar Ki, Dil Se Dil Tak, Naagin, India Banega Manch, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Bigg Boss, Dev, Chandrakanta, Mahakaali: Anth Hi Aarambh Hai, Tu Aashiqui and Ishq Mein Marjawan amongst others.
About Viacom18: Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.
About Carnival Cinemas : Carnival Cinemas is the fastest growing and one of the largest multiplex chains in India spread across 115 cities with over 425 operational screens in over 20 prominent states. Carnival operates 6 screens at 3 locations in Singapore also. Carnival Cinemas entertains over 55 million patrons annually and has a total seating capacity of over 1, 40,000. The Group has a vision of holding 1000 screens by 2018 in Indi