Bhubaneswar: Sheetal Sahu of Gunupur in Rayagada district is the new Miss Odisha and will represent the state at the Fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2019 pageant in Mumbai in June.
Sheetal was on Wednesday crowned Femina Miss India Odisha 2019 at the grand-finale of FBB Colors Femina Miss India East 2019 in Kolkata. She succeeds Shrutiksha Nayak as the new Miss Odisha.
A software engineer in Mumbai, she completed her high school from SLNM High School, Gunupur, and was a student at VSSUT, Burla.
In Mumbai, Sheetal will try to succeed Tamil Nadu’s Anukreethy Vas as the next Miss India winner and earn the right to represent India at the Miss World 2019 pageant in Thailand towards year end.
Three girls from Odisha — Ollywood actress Tamanna Vyas, model Arupa Rath & Sheetal Sahu — had made it to the Kolkata round. Designer Reemly Mohanty, who had judged the Odisha auditions, had rooted for Sheetal.