Monday, April 9, 2007

Sarah Jane crowned Miss India

(L-R) PFMI '07 winners Pooja Chitgopekar, Sarah-Jane Dias, Puja Gupta

Mumbai girl Sarah Jane Dias was crowned 'Miss India World', Puja Gupta 'Miss India Universe' and Puja Chitgopekar 'Miss India Earth' at a glittering awards function of the coveted beauty pageant on Sunday night in Mumbai.

Sarah, who is a Veejay and a model, won the title beating 24 other contestants in the finals of the event.
The first runner-up was Puja Gupta and Puja Chitgopekar the second runner-up, an official of the event organiser Pantaloons said.

He said the pageant this year had decided to declared the 'Miss India World' as the official winner.

The event was judged by several celebrities including Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, director Subhash Ghai and model Ujwalla Raut and went for almost two-and-a-half hours.

In the final round, the five finalists had to answer to the question - "If you had to convince a rural woman to participate in the Miss India contest how would you do it?"

The pageant was interspersed with performances by actors Tushhar Kapoor, Koena Mitra and Lara Dutta.

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