Miss Universe 2017: Bengaluru girl Shraddha Shashidar to represent India at the pageant

IANS

Oct,12 2017 17:47 05 IST

Mumbai: Shraddha Shashidhar, who hails from Bengaluru, was crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Miss Universe India 2017 by actor Shahid Kapoor in Mumbai. She will compete at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant on 26 November in the US.

Apeksha Porwal - 2nd runner up(left); Shraddha Shashidhar - winner, Miss Universe India (centre); and Peden Ongmu Namgyal - Miss Supranational(right). Image courtesy: IANS

Apeksha Porwal - 2nd runner up (left); Shraddha Shashidhar - winner, Miss Universe India (centre); and Peden Ongmu Namgyal - Miss Supranational (right). Image courtesy: IANS

Shahid crowned Shraddha the winner of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Miss Universe India 2017 on 11 October, read a statement.

Peden Ongmu Namgyal (Sikkim) was crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Supranational 2017, and Apeksha Porwal (Mumbai) as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017.

The judges' panel included the likes of former Miss Universe and actress Lara Dutta, actor Rajkummar Rao, filmmaker Kabir Khan, boxing champion Vijender Singh and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere.

"It has been a wonderful journey. All the girls are winners in their own right, however there can be only one winner. It was difficult for the panelists to choose that one winner from 15 divas who were all very talented and promising," said Lara.