Bhubaneswar: Three girls from Odisha – Tamanna Vyas, Sheetal Sahu and Arupa Rath – have secured berths in the East Zonal Crowning ceremony of Femina Miss India-2019 scheduled to be held in Kolkata on April 23.
These girls made it to the next round during the Odisha auditions, which were held at a mall here. More than 100 participants from various parts of the state had participated in the auditions for the coveted crown.
Tamanna is a popular Ollywood actor and had bagged the Miss Popular Choice Award at the Central Miss Diva 2018 in Mumbai last August. She tasted success in Odia film industry with ‘Excuse Me, Kan Kala Se’ and ‘Nijhum Ratira Saathi’ and was also paired opposite Anubhav Mohanty in ‘Prem Kumar’.
One among them will be crowned Miss India Odisha and represent the state along with winners of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim from the East Zone at the grand finale slated for June 15 in Mumbai.
Former Miss India Neha Dhupia will be mentoring the girls. She enthusiastically said, “I started my journey with Miss India and since then it has been a never-ending relationship with the pageant. Every year I see a fresh lot of ambitious and enthusiastic girls with the dream to win the Miss India and make India proud at the prestigious Miss world. I’m looking forward to have Manushi’s successor this year.”