Mumbai: Sini Shetty from Karnataka was on Sunday announced the winner of Femina Miss India World 2022 title at the grand finale of VLCC Femina Miss India here.
The 21-year-old Karnataka native is pursuing CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). She is a former student of Dominic Savio School, North East Mumbai.
A trained Bharatanatyam dancer since the age of 4, she is widely popular on Instagram. She has 97.4K followers on the social media platform.
"Your Femina Miss India World 2022.
Chills every time I hear the title.
Chills every time I wear the crown.
This crown comes with a lot of responsibilities. I’ll make India proud," Sini said in an Instagram post after the announcement.
Sini will now represent the Miss World pageant.
At the ceremony, hosted at the Jio World Convention Centre, Rajasthan's Rubal Shekhawat emerged as Femina Miss India 2022 first runner-up and Shinata Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh was named Femina Miss India 2022 second runner-up.
Actors Neha Dhupia, Dino Morea and Malaika Arora, designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, choreographer Shiamak Davar, and former cricketer Mithali Raj were part of the jury panel for the evening.
The pageant in its hybrid format had launched a nationwide hunt to find prospective talents from all corners of the country through virtual auditions. The extensive scouting drive and subsequent interview rounds culminated with the shortlisted selection of 31 state winners, a note from the organisers stated.
Dhupia, former Femina Miss India Universe, said the journey of Femina Miss India brings back "memories of the priceless experiences I've had with this pageant".
"It's almost like reliving every moment of my journey with these young glamorous girls who are so full of enthusiasm and capability to take on the world with power and elegance.
"Certainly, there are challenges with the digital process in the wake of the pandemic, however, I'm confident it will be as exciting and worthwhile irrespective of the layout," the actor said in a statement.
The star-studded evening witnessed performances by actors Kriti Sanon, Lauren Gottlieb, and Ash Chandler. The show was hosted by Maniesh Paul.
VLCC Femina Miss India 2022 was co-powered by Sephora, Moj and Rajnigandha Pearls.