Kochi: Gopika Suresh, a native of Kannur, was crowned the 'Miss Kerala 2021' at a glittering pageant held here on Thursday evening.
Ernakulam-resident Livya and Thrissur-girl Gagana Gopal were adjudged the first and second runners-up, respectively.
The new Miss Kerala Gopika, who came ahead of 25 other contestants, is pursuing studies in Bengaluru.
The second runner-up Gagana is also a student enrolled in an Australian university.
The jury included filmmaker Jithu Joseph and music composer Deepak Dev.
Last year Erin Liz John, a native of Ernakulam and MBBS student, was adjudged Miss Kerala 2020. US-resident Athira Rajiv and Kannur-native Aswathy Nambiar were adjudged first and second runners-up, respectively.