Mumbai(IANS): Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya was crowned Femina Miss India 2015 at the 52nd edition of the beauty pageant here at Yash Raj Studio.
Reigning Miss India Koyal Rana, on Saturday, enthroned her successor Aditi with the crown made by PC Jewellers. The first and second runners-up were Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh respectively.
The trio was selected from the top five finalists of the fbb Femina Miss India 2015 that also included Tanya Hope and Deeksha Kaushal.
This year, 21 contestants from across the country participated in the beauty contest.
The coronation night saw contestants walking the ramp for the final time. Out of the 21 contestants, only five made it to the final question and answer round. The top five finalists were selected on the basis of judges’ score.
As a result of securing the top three spots, Aditi would represent India at Miss World 2015, Aafreen would participate at Miss International 2015, while Vartika would take part at the Miss Grand International beauty pageants.
Actors Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Shahid Kapoor performed at the grand finale. Along with them, “Balam pichkari” hitmaker Shalmali Kholgade and Meet Bros Anjjan also performed live.
“Welcome Back” team, including Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and producer Firoz A Nadiadwala, were on the judging panel for the finale. The film’s director, Anees Bazmee also attended the coronation night along with stars Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Shruti Haasan.
The beauty pageant, which will be telecast on April 5, also saw the attendance of actresses Shilpa Shetty, Manisha Koirala, Neha Dhupia, Sonali Bendre, dancer Shiamak Davar and designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosala.
The event, which took place in Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai saw celebrities like John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Abu Jani and Sandip Khosla, Shilpa Shetty and Sonali Bendres judging the contestants. There were also some grand performances by Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor and Meet brothers.
Aditi, who hails from Delhi and works as a research analyst in a firm, will now represent India in the Miss World pageant.