(This article is authored by Alar)
21-year-old diva Sini Shetty from Karnataka has won the Femina Miss India World 2022 title on Sunday - July 3 at an event that was held in Mumbai. The ceremony was hosted in the grand finale of VLCC Femina Miss India at the Jio Convention Centre in Mumbai.
The organizers stated that the state winners comprises 31, were culminated after followed up interviews, and auditions. The note said, "These shortlisted finalists arrived in Mumbai and underwent rigorous training and grooming sessions, mentored by the best in the industry, to compete for the coveted Femina Miss India World 2022,".
Stars like Kriti Sanon, Ash Chandler and Lauren Gottlieb were present, and the event was hosted by Maniesh Paul. The jury panel for the prestigious event comprised actors Neha Dhupia, Dino Morea, and Malaika Arora, designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, choreographer Shiamak Davar, and former India cricketer Mithali Raj.
The official Instagram account of Miss India lighted out the country's new beauty queens. The caption read, "Congratulations, Let's pop the champagne! These ladies have a powerful voice and we’re sure that they’re going to use this platform to further all the important causes that they believe in. We’ve seen the passion with which they’ve worked for these titles and must say that they deserve every bit of this. Congratulations, ladies- it’s time to celebrate."
The Miss India official page has also praised Sini Shetty in another post, saying, "World - here she comes! Sini Shetty has conquered our stage and taken over our hearts with her magnetism, charm, endurance, and beauty! We’re so proud and can’t wait to see her represent India on the Miss World stage! Please give it up for Femina Miss India World 2022, Sini Shetty."
While Sini Shetty was awarded the crown, Rajasthan's Rubal Shekhawat emerged as Femina Miss Indian 2022 first runner-up and Shinata Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh was named Femina Miss India 2022 second runner-up. Dhupia, former Femina Miss India Universe, said, "The journey of Femina Miss India brings back memories of the priceless experiences I have had with this pageant."
She further said in her statement, "It's almost like reliving every moment of my journey with these young glamorous girls who are so full of enthusiasm and capability to take on the world with power and elegance. Certainly, there are challenges with the digital process in the wake of the pandemic. However, I am confident it will be as exciting and worthwhile irrespective of the layout." With the milestone, Sini shines with the prestigious crown, taking over from Manasi Varanasi of Telangana, who won the crown in 2020.
Who is Sini Shetty?
Pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst currently, she is now representing Miss India. She hails from Karnataka as her birth state and comes from a traditionally contemporary family. And she is a Bharatanatya dancer who had done the training from the legendary Padmini Radhakrishnan and completed her Arangetram at the age of 14. Additionally, she has also worked at a marketing company.
Her interview with Indiatimes gives tidbits to know more about her individuality and what is life to her. She said in an interview, "I believe the world tries to define a woman’s value in a certain way, and I believe in finding my own meaning to it,” Talking about her life motto, Sini said, "You can't just jump to the end. The journey is the best part. Know what the achievement means to you, respect it."
Sini added that every woman should strive to become 'tenacious, industrious, and compassionate.' As for her own qualities, Sini described herself as both 'industrious and tenacious with the ability to be 'empathetic and a hustler'.