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Be the Pride of your State at fbb COLORS Femina Miss India this year

It’s time to enhance one’s personality, set fitness goals and showcase the best of oneself as India’s most awaited and glamorous beauty pageant - fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2017 is ready to take off. In its 54th edition, the most sought after beauty pageant, aims to extend its whole hearted support to the women of today who have the potential to lead and represent the country tomorrow.  The winner represents India at Miss World 2017.

Celebrating 54 years of Miss India, this year the pageant will explore potential talent in every Indian state, selecting one ambassador who will represent their state at the National finals. Empowering home-grown talent, these representatives will be titled as fbb COLORS Femina Miss India Kerala 2017, fbb COLORS Femina Miss India Karnataka 2017 etc, before the final round where the national winners will be crowned.

 

The fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2017 auditions will be divided across four zones:

fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2017 - Audition States & Cities

Sr. No

Zone

State

City

1

South

Telangana

Hyderabad

2

Andhra Pradesh

Vizag

3

Kerala

Kochi

4

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

5

Karnataka

Bangalore

6

East

Assam

Guwahati (Consolidated NE Auditions for 7 states)

7

Arunachal Pradesh

8

Manipur

9

Meghalaya

10

Mizoram

11

Nagaland

12

Tripura

13

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

14

Bihar

Patna

15

Jharkhand

Ranchi

16

Orissa

Bhubaneswar

17

West Bengal

Kolkata

18

Sikkim

19

North

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

20

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

21

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

22

Punjab

Amritsar

23

Haryana

Chandigarh

24

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

25

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

26

Delhi NCR

New Delhi + Noida

27

West

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

28

Rajasthan

Jaipur

29

Goa

Goa

30

Maharashtra

Pune + Mumbai

 

The Top 3 contestants from every state will be provided a Golden Ticket to the State’s Zonal crowning ceremony which will be held in Bangalore (South Zone), Delhi (North Zone), Kolkata (East Zone) and Pune (West Zone) where one deserving girl will get a chance to represent her state at the Grand Finale in Mumbai.

The eligibility criteria to apply for fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2017:

  • For a person to be eligible from a state, she needs to be:

o    Currently residing in that state, or

o    Born in that state, or

o    A native of that state – her parents reside in that state or she has completed her education until the 12th standard from that state

To give more opportunities to participating girls, the height criteria has been reduced to 5’5” and the swimwear round has been eliminated from the auditions.

Rohit Gopakumar, COO, Miss India Organization, says, ‘India is witnessing very strong regional dynamics, economically and culturally. Millions are getting connected online and smaller towns are growing into mini metros. Young women, not just from Metros but from across India, are re-writing stories of achievements and charting life on their terms, giving hope and dreams to younger girls within their circle of influence. So we at Miss India Organization feel the time is right to introduce a format which whilst still being the best platform to realize dreams also infuses cultural diversity and reach. Dreams and Hopes of girls are without borders. With partners like fbb, COLORS, and The Times Group we know that across the country Miss India Crown will surely be within reach of a deserving contestant. This 2017 Finale will have 30 state winners competing in phase 2 to Win and represent India on the World Stage. So look out for our next Miss India who is waiting to be found in the next city, town or a village’.

fbb, India’s fashion hub, has partnered again this year to be the title sponsor of the pageant. This association is in sync with the brand’s objective to make fbb India’s most preferred fashion brand.

“This association strategically complements with fbb's brand objective of making India more stylish with the desire to democratise fashion.”- Rajesh Seth, COO, fbb, Future Group.

The beauty pageant announces its strategic partnership for the fifth year in a row with India’s leading Entertainment Channel, COLORS with a view to gain maximum visibility in their quest to find the women of substance.

Talking about this strategic partnership, Mr. Raj Nayak, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “We have always strived to showcase varied entertainment formats to our audiences, and our continued association with Miss India cements our commitment. The women who participate in Miss India are not only aspiring models, but also women of substance who want to drive change in the society. This shared vision between COLORS and the pageant strikes a chord with our audience base, encouraging them partake in the contestants’ journeys as they proceed from being state-specific ambassadors to nationally recognized champions.” 

Each of the four zones will be led by a celebrity mentor who has been given the responsibility of judging and selecting the best talent from their respective zones while guiding and sharing their experience.

  • Neha Dhupia (North Zone) – She’s a fashionista, a former Miss India, an actress, and also a talk show host. Having donned many hats over a period of time, Neha has proven her prowess in every project that she has undertaken
  • Parvathy Omanakuttan (South Zone) – After winning the Miss India crown in 2008, Parvathy was crowned the first runner-up at Miss World 2008. A true blue South Siren, Parvathy has showcased her acting skills in many South-Indian movies including Billa II, KQ, Nambiar, etc. She has also been seen in a few Bollywood films and television reality shows including Khatron Ke Khiladi.
  • Waluscha de Sousa (West Zone) – She started her modelling career as a teenager, and has walked the ramp for many well-known designers. This former Miss India finalists, recently made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Fan.
  • Dipannita Sharma (East Zone) – An Indian supermodel and actress, Dipannita won the Miss Photogenic title during Miss India 1998. From walking the ramp for major designers to starring in movies like 16th December, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Jodi Breakers, etc, her journey has been an inspiring one; the aspiring contestants will have a lot to learn from her.

Proudly holding a lineage of transforming the lives of many talented young women, who have gone on to become icons in the fashion and glamour industry, fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2017 vows to continue this tradition. All the finalists of fbb COLORS Femina Miss India 2017 will undergo rigorous training and grooming sessions from the best experts in the industry before the Grand Finale in June.  With a dynamic and holistic approach towards coaching all the finalists, apart from the fame & glory the winners stand to chance to win prize in cash & kind to a core and above.

So what are you waiting for? Apply now. Log on to www.missindia.in and mail your pictures and profiles tomissindiaorganization@gmail.com

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