Pooja Chopra trained by Pageant Coach Ritika Ramtri Kumar, Pageant Coach of The Tiara won Pantaloons Femina Miss India East 2009 on 17th February 2009, at Kolkata. She also won Miss Perfect 10; Miss Catwalk and Nakshatra Miss Sparkling Beauty. 22 year old Pooja who is 5.8 inches tall has done commercials for Mr Muscle, Big 97 FM, Dabur Honey, Coke (Pakistan) and EZone. She has also walked the ramp for Gitanjali, D'Damas, Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Wendell Rodericks, Mihika Mirpuri, and Roberto Cavalli. She was Navy Queen 2007 1st Runner Up, NDA Queen 2004 1st Runner Up and has also acted in Fashion the movie. Pooja’s wardrobe was designed by Fashion Designer Priyanka Rajiv, who has also designed a saree for Angelina Jolie when she was visiting India. Umesh Mohite, Facility Head –World Gym (Pune Branch) took care of her physical fitness.
23 year old Karishma Karnik who is 5 feet 10’ also trained by Pageant Coach Ritika Ramtri Kumar was 1st Runners Up at Pantaloons Femina Miss India East 2009. She was also Navy Queen 2007, Mumbai.
The Tiara specializes in preparing pageant in the spotlight. Pageant Coach Ritika Ramtri Kumar teaches aspirants to win! Complete with never-before-shared insights on pageant walking, interviewing, and performing. Our coaching has helped many past Miss India, Mr. India, Mrs. India, Manhunt and Megamodel winners!! Our students have phenomenal presentation skills because we show them how to be in control of their environment and how to communicate effectively with the judges and audience members. Our techniques will help to eliminate any fear or nervousness that they have about competing in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown competitions. The Tiara can help with a winning walk, effective communication, stance, and attitude!
Pooja Chopra was crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India-World 2009 while Ekta Choudhary was crowned the Pantaloons- Femina Miss India-Universe 2009.
Chopra, a resident of Pune, and Delhi resident Choudhary were awarded the titles at the beauty pageant held here. Mumbai-resident Shriya Kishore was crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss Earth 2009.
The Three beauties were crowned by last year's PFMI title holders PFMI World Parvathy Omanakuttan, PFMI Universe Simran Kaur Mundi and PFMI Earth Tanvi Vyas.
This year's beauty Pageant was not without its dose of glamour. Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Genelia D'Souza stole the event with their wonderful stage performance. Malaika Arora Khan and actor R. Madhavan hosted the event.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was recently awarded the highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award for her contribution to the arts.The awards, a National honour,were announced on the occasion of India’s Republic Day.It brings the number up to five Padma Shris won by the Bachchan family. The first one was won by Amitabh Bachchan's father the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Of course Amitabh Bachchan himself won the Padma Shri twice. Jaya Bachchan took one home too and now the legacy continues with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walking away with one.
Aishwarya is the youngest person to ever achieve this honour from the film fraternity.
Ms. Patil conferred the Padma Shri awards on Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bachhan and Akshay Kumar, Hindi playback singer Kumar Sanu, eye surgeon Ashok Kumar Grover, Chairman, Board of Editors of Nai Dunia daily, Abhay Chhajlani, surgeon Ashok Kumar Gupta and Ghazal singer Penaz Masani.
Other recipients of the Padma Shri included B.R. Shetty, Bansilal Rathi, Prof. Birendranath Datta, C.K. Menon, Devinder Singh Rana, G. Vijayaraghavan, Geeta Kapur, Geshe Ngawang Sampen, Govind Ram Nirmalkar, Goriparthi Narasimha Raju Yadav, Gurumayum Gourakishor Sharma, Hashmat Ullah Khan, Iravatham Mahadevan, Jalees Ahmed Khan Tareen, John Ralston Marr, K. Viswanathan, K.P. Udayabhanu, Kalamandalam Gopi, Kanneganti Brahmanandam, Kiran Seth, Laxman Mane, Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar, Niranjan Goswami, Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, Norden Tshering Bhutian and Panchapakesa Jayaraman.
Prakash Narain Dubey, Pratapaditya Pal, R.K. Krishna Kumar, Ram Kishore Chhipa, Shaik Khader Noordeen, Shashi Despande, Shyamlha Pappu, Sunil Kanti Roy, Sunny Varkey, Suresh Dutta, Surinder Mehta and Yash Gulati also received the Padma Shri.
Parvathy Omanakuttan Nair, Femina Miss India World 2008, is also the First Runner Up of Miss World 2008. She was crowned at the Miss World Grand Finale at Johannesburg, South Africa on 13 December 2008. She was also the first runner up of Miss World Top Model contest held on 3 December 2008.
She was crowned "Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2008" in Mumbai on 5 April 2008.Parvathy was born on 13th March 1987 at Kottayam, Kerala as the first child of Mr. Omanakkuttan.
She is originally from Changanacherry - Kottayam, Kerala and now lives in Mumbai. She was only 7 months old when came to Mumbai with parents, because her father had to join Taj Hotel. Her hobbies include listening to music, dancing, glass painting, reading, playing basketball and badminton.
She follows the lineage set by many Keralites in the history of the pageant like Shweta Vijay (Femina Miss India Earth 2003), Annie Thomas (Femina Miss India World 1998), Nafisa Joseph (Femina Miss India Universe 1997), Mini Menon (Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1996) and Shweta Menon
Miss Universe 2008, the 57th Miss Universe beauty pageant, was held at the Crown Convention Center in the Diamond Bay Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam on July 14 2008. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 by outgoing titleholder Riyo Mori of Japan.
Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada (born June 1, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a model, Miss Venezuela 2007, and Miss Universe 2008.
Mendoza has stated that she enjoys "design, photography, advertising and wave surfing." She was once kidnapped in Venezuela, and stated the trauma taught her to remain poised under pressure.
Mendoza was caught in a nude scandal after photos of her modeling naked for a jewellery firm surfaced. Officials from the Miss Universe Organization decided against penalizing her insisting that the candid photos were not pornographic, but instead were "artistic in nature, and they don't have an ounce of pornographic content to them."
Ksenia's measurements are 1.78m (5”10’), she has blonde hair and blue eyes. Her first name is often romanized Ksenya or Kseniya. Her favorite book is Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.When asked a question about her private life, she confessed that her heart was "still free. Read more!
Lara Dutta is an Indian actress, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and the 2000 Miss Universe.She born April 16, 1978.
Dutta was born on April 16, 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. She also has two older sisters, one of whom serves in the Indian Air Force and a well known younger sister. Famed composer and DJ Nitin Sawhney is Dutta's cousin. The Dutta family moved to Bangalore in 1981 where she completed high school from St.Francis Xavier Girl's High School. Lara graduated in economics with a minor in communications from Mumbai University. She was crowned Miss Universe in 2000 which led to her appointment as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.
In 1994, at the age of eighteen, Sushmita won the title of Femina Miss India beating out Aishwarya Rai who was the runner up. Sen represented India at the Miss Universe Pageant, held in Manila, Philippines. Sushmita won the Miss Universe 1994 contest.
Sushmita's rival at the 1994 Miss India pageant, Aishwarya Rai, went on to win the 1994 Miss World contest.
Sushmita Sen was born on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, India. She is a well-known Bollywood actress who has also appeared in few Tamil films and a former beauty queen, who was crowned Miss Universe 1994. She is currently dating Ali Al-Awdi, an Arab businessman.
Sushmita was born in a Bengali family to Shubeer Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander and Subhra Sen who worked as a fashion artist and jewelery designer. She has a brother, Rajeev Sen and a sister, Neelam Sen. She was born St.Theresa's hospital, Hyderabad, and grew up in New Delhi. She attended school at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute studying English, and had career plans in journalism. She has been linked romantically to several people. In 2000, she adopted a daughter, named Renee.