19th June, 2018 culminated a tough contest between the young, beautiful and intelligent women of India, vying to be crowned with the prestigious title of Femina Miss India 2018. The Grand Finale, which was telecast live all over India, saw a plethora of celebrities gracing the event, voicing their support and encouragement to the contestants. The final five – Gayatri Bharadwaj, Meenakshi Chaudhury, Stefy Patel, Anukreethy Vas and Shreya Rao Kamavarapu. These five girls had endured a tough competition and made it to the finale at Dome, NSCI Statium, Mumbai. They all deserved the title.
The deciding question which would decide the winner of this pageant was ‘Who is the better teacher? Failure or success?’ Brilliant answers were received, but when the 19 year old from Tamil Nadu answered with panache, the judges were united in their opinion. Anukreethy Vas was crowned Femina Miss India 2018, receiving the laurel from the winner of the 2017 edition, Manushi Chillar.
Meenakshi Chaudhury from Haryana and Shreya Roy Kamavarapu were declared as the first and second runners-up respectively.
The 19 year old Loyola College student is pursuing her BA in French. Raised by a single mother, Anukreethy completed her schooling from RSK Higher Sceondary School, and dreams of becoming a model. She had also bagged three titles in the sub-rounds – Miss India Tamil Nadu 2018, Miss India Beautiful Smile 2018 and Miss India Fashion icon (South) 2018.She is an avid singer and dancer. A state-level athlete, Anukreethy loves hitting the road on bikes. A true all rounder, the gorgeous winner will represent the country in the finals of Miss World 2018.
The finale of the 55th Miss India contest was attended by several Bollywood celebrities and Sports stars. Karan Johar and Ayushman Khuranna hosted the event, with Irfan Pathan, KL Rahul, Malaika Arora, Bobby Deol and Kunal Kapoor among the celebrity judges. Bollywood actress Jaqueline Fernandez lit up the show with her grooves. Manushi Chillar was spotted joining in as well.
India congratulates Anukreethy and wishes her the best for Miss World 2018.