Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old Tamil Nadu girl, has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018 on Tuesday night.
The grand ceremony of Femina Miss India was held in Mumbai. The night was hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and Bollywood actor Aayushman Kurrana. The glamorous evening was action packed filled with many performances of Bollywood stars such as Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez.
The front row of the grand evening was filled with a panel of judges including Irfan Pathan, Kumal Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Malaika Arora Khan and many others. The panel also included the former Miss India, Manushi Chillar, along with Miss United Continents 2017 Sana Dua and Miss Intercontinental 2017 Priyanka Kumari.
Anukreethy Vas, who was previously crowned fbb Colours Femina Miss Tamil Nadu, beat 30 contestants to bag the top honour in front of a judges panel that included Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, who awarded Anukreethy Vas her crown.
Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was the first runner-up while Shreya Rao Kamavarapu from Andhra Pradesh secured the second runner-up position. Manushi Chhillar, along with Miss United Continents 2017 Sana Dua, and Miss Intercontinental 2017 Priyanka Kumari, crowned their respective successors.
Anukreethy Vas will now represent India at Miss World 2018 while the two runners-up will represent the country at Miss Grand International 2018 and Miss United Continents 2018 respectively.