Miss India US Monica Gill was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2014 at Abu Dhabi here late last night night. The second place went to Miss India Switzerland and third to Miss India Bahrain. The finals were held at Al Raha Beach Hotel, Grand Ballroom Abu Dhabi.
|Miss India worldwide Winner Monica Gill (in middle)|
“Miss India Worldwide is billed as the only international Indian pageant. It is open to all women of Indian origin aged between 17 and 27 and contestants must live in the country they represent. All the girls arrived in Dubai on Sunday from countries including Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, Kenya, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sweden and the Netherlands.” said Dr Anuj Saxena, India head of the Miss India Worldwide and owner Anuj Saxena Enterrainment
It was the second time in three years that the UAE has hosted the contest which was first held in New York more than 20 years ago.The pageant includes evening gown, Indian dress, a talent contest and question-and-answer sections.
Last year Miss India worldwide Winner from the United Kingdom, Nehal Bhogaita, who is hearing impaired, crowned the new winner.
Surat girl Anugya Sharma represented India at Miss India Worldwide and stood among first ten. A freelance model, the 23-year-old is settled in Pune. She was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2014.
The winner will take home a cash prize of $8000 and various sponsored gifts, including photo sessions and modelling assignments apart from the crown.