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Miss Earth India

Miss Earth India
Motto Beauty & Brain – Cause & Care
Formation 2016
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters New Delhi,
Location
  • India
Membership
Miss Earth
Official language
Hindi, English

Miss Earth India or Miss India Earth is a title given to an Indian woman who represents as Miss India at Miss Earth,[1][2] which is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.[3][4][5] The national pageant of Miss Earth for India is under Glamanand Supermodel India. Glamanand Supermodel India became the franchise holder for Miss Earth in India in 2015 Glamanand Supermodel India. In 2014, the first runner- up of Miss Diva was selected as Miss Diva Earth India. Prior to that it was Femina Miss India, where the title was named "Femina Miss India Earth" and in 2018 Glamanand Supermodel India will send India's representative to Miss Earth 2018 again which will be held on 17 September 2018

History

2001–2014: Femina Miss India and Miss Diva

India has been participating in the Miss Earth pageant since its inception in the year 2001, from 2001 to 2013 India's representatives to Miss Earth were selected by Femina Miss India, a beauty pageant in India which was founded in 1964. Femina Miss India is organized by the Femina, a women's magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (also known as The Times Group).

In 2002, the third winner at Femina Miss India was changed from Miss India Asia Pacific International" to Femina Miss India-Earth, to designate India's representation at the newly launched Miss Earth pageant and a finalist was sent to Miss International. From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners selected were going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.[6][7] In 2010, I Am She - Miss Universe India acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe, the first winner at Femina Miss India was designated to participate in Miss World, the second winner given to Miss Earth, and the third winner sent to Miss International. Later, in 2013 The Times Group again acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe and launched a new pageant for Miss Universe named Miss Diva and in 2014, Miss Earth India was given the second title at Miss Diva pageant.[8]

India started well in Miss Earth during its debut in 2001. Shamita Singha made history for India as she is the first-ever representative from India to Miss Earth. She was able to finish as one of the top ten finalists.[9][10]

India has become such a strong contender for Miss Earth. Jyoti Brahmin of West Bengal and Shriya Kishore of Maharashtra both became part of the semi-finals in Miss Earth 2004 and Miss Earth 2009, respectively. Both years were won by Brazil. On the other hand, during 2006 and 2007, India almost won the pageant through Amruta Patki and Pooja Chitgopekar who both finished as Miss Earth – Air or as 1st runner-up.

In 2010, India finally won the Miss Earth crown through Nicole Faria.[11][12] Aside from winning the main title, Nicole was also able to get some special awards such as the Miss Talent, which is the first special award in the 10th Miss Earth pageant.[13] She performed a graceful belly dance that combined Oriental and Middle Eastern style in an event that raised VND100 million, which was donated to the HCM City Red Cross, to support flood victims in the central region of Vietnam.[14] As a Miss Earth winner, one of Nicole's highlights during her reign was that she focused on her country's problem. She focused her reign in addressing Bangalore lakes problems which have rapidly disappeared in the past 30 years, from about 270–300 lakes due to industrial development. About 80 lakes remaining have been heavily polluted by human and industrial waste.[15][16]

In the year 2014, the sister beauty pageant of Femina Miss India named Miss Diva sent India's representative to Miss Earth. Miss Diva pageant was established in the year 2013 and it is also owned by The Times Group.

The last titleholder is Alankrita Sahai who won the title on 14 October 2014.[17][18]

2015: Glamanand Supermodel India

Logo of Glamanand Supermodel India.

In 2015, Nikhil Anand, the chairman of Glamanand Supermodel India Beauty Pageant acquired the rights to send India's delegates to the Miss Earth pageant. The winner of Glamanand Supermodel India 2015 contest was crowned as Miss Earth India. In 2016, Glamanand lost the franchise to send a representative in the Miss Earth beauty pageant.

2016: Miss Earth India 2016

In 2016, the franchise of Miss Earth was obtained by Cheryl Hansen. The audition for the debut year of the new team ended up with 37 finalists from Bangalore and New Delhi screenings.

2018: Glamanand Supermodel India - 2018

Glamanand Supermodel India will be sending India's representative to Miss Earth 2018 which will be held in the Philippines.

Titleholders

  • The list only includes the women who won Miss Earth India as their main title, starting from the year 2015.
Year Miss Earth India Title Hometown Bhopal Venue
2018 Nishi Bhardwaj Miss India Earth 2018 New Delhi Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon
2017 Shaan Suhas Kumar Miss Earth India 2017 Maharashtra Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi, India
2016 Rashi Yadav Miss Earth India 2016 New Delhi Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi, India
2015 Aaital Khosla Glamanand Supermodel India 2015 Chandigarh Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Gurgaon, Haryana

Representatives to Miss Earth

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists

This list includes all Indian representatives from 2001 up to the present who have gone to compete at Miss Earth.

Year Miss Earth India Hometown Placement at Miss Earth Special Award(s)
2018 Nishi Bhardwaj New Delhi TBA
2017 Shaan Suhas Kumar Bhopal Unplaced
Best in preliminary interview( Intelligence Round ) Top 16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Miss Friendship (Group 3)
2016 Rashi Yadav New Delhi Unplaced
2015 Aaital Khosla Chandigarh Unplaced
Gold in Cooking Challenge
Gold in group Speech at United Nations
2014 Alankrita Sahai New Delhi Unplaced
Miss Eco – Beauty
Miss Earth Pagudpud
Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
Best Evening Gown
Miss Photogenic – 1st Runner-up
Beauty for a Cause – 1st Runner-up
Best in Swimsuit – 2nd Runner-up
Best National Costume – 2nd Runner-up
2013 Sobhita Dhulipala Andhra Pradesh Unplaced
Miss Photogenic
Miss Eco Beauty
Miss Ever Bilena
Miss Talent – Top 15
Best in Resort Wear – Top 15
2012 Prachi Mishra Uttar Pradesh Unplaced
Miss Friendship
Miss Congeniality
2011 Hasleen Kaur New Delhi Unplaced
2010 Nicole Faria Karnataka Miss Earth 2010 Miss Talent
Miss Diamond Place
2009 Shriya Kishore Maharashtra Top 16
2008 Tanvi Vyas Gujarat Unplaced
2007 Pooja Chitgopekar Karnataka Miss Earth – Air
2006 Amruta Patki Maharashtra Miss Earth – Air Best in Long Gown
2005 Niharika Singh Uttarakhand Unplaced
2004 Jyoti Brahmin West Bengal Top 16 Semi-finalist
2003 Shweta Vijay Kerala Unplaced
2002 Reshmi Ghosh West Bengal Unplaced
2001 Shamita Singha Maharashtra Top 10 Semi-finalist Best in National Costume

Winners' Gallery

Miss Earth

Elemental Queens

Other titleholders

References

  1. ^ Press Trust of India, News (5 February 2016). "Miss Earth India pageant to be held in Delhi". Oneindia, Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ Press Trust of India, News (5 February 2016). "Delhi to host Miss Earth India to support Beti Bachao Beti Padhao". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ New York Times, World News (30 October 2003). "Afghanistan: Anti-Pageant Judges". Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Miss Earth 2004 beauty pageant". China Daily. Reuters. 25 October 2004. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
  5. ^ Enriquez, Amee (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  6. ^ "The Hindu News Update Service". The Hindu. 9 April 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  7. ^ "No runners-up in Miss India contest; all 3 winners are equal". Daily News and Analysis and Press Trust of India. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, now at the helm of Miss Universe India". Miss India Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ Lo, Ricardo F. (27 October 2001). "In fairness to Sherilyn". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  10. ^ West, Donald (18 December 2007). "Miss Earth History". Pageantopolis. Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  11. ^ The 10th Miss Earth Pageant
  12. ^ "Nicole Faria's family not surprised by Miss Earth win". Daily News and Analysis. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  13. ^ SGGP English Edition- Indian contestant wins Miss Earth talent competition
  14. ^ VOVNEWS.VN | Indian beauty crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 – Indian beauty crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 Archived 13 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Down to Earth". Khaleej Times. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  16. ^ Newswire, Traffiq (2 December 2011). "International Beauty Queen Creates Global Steering Committee to Solve Bangalore, India Water Crisis". MarketWatch. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  17. ^ "Bangalore's Noyonit Lodh wins Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014". The Times of India. 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Noyonita Lodh crowned Miss Diva Universe". The Economic Times. 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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