Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya was crowned Femina Miss India World 2015 at a glittering ceremony at the Yashraj Studios, Mumbai. Aditi will now represent the country at the Miss World pageant.
“It was the search for a platform to get my voice heard, that took me to the Miss India pageant. Though a different platform altogether, it is one place where you are heard even at 18,” said Arya in an interview to The Hindu.
As Arya gets ready to rub shoulders with beauties from all around the world, here's are some things you may not have known about the Gurgaon girl.
- Aditi Arya is 20 years old
According to an article in The Hindu, Arya is just 20 years old.
- She studied at the Scared Heart School in Chandigarh till the eighth standard and later at Amity International, Delhi
According to a media report, the young model studied in Chandigarh till Class VIII, and then moved to Delhi for further education.
- She graduated from Shaheed Sukhdev College
According to an interview one of her roommates gave to University Express, Arya has a "warm and welcoming personality". Her friend also said that Arya is a classic (if slightly clichéd) example of "beauty with brains".
- She is a research analyst and works with Ernst and Young
The young model is currently working with Ernst and Young in Gurgaon.
- She has been involved in street theatre
"Ever since I was a kid, I have been on a look out for platforms to get my voice heard. Be it business conferences, debates or street plays, I jumped into them all," Arya said in an interview.
Apart from Arya, Afreen Racheal Vaz was adjudged first runner-up, while Vartika Singh second, at the grand finale of 52nd fbb Femina Miss India, which took place on Saturday.
The event was judged by John Abraham, Manisha Koirala, Sonu Nigam, Anil Kapoor, Firoz Nadiadwala, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre, Shiamak Davar and Chitrangada Singh.
Abraham said, "We judge the personality. It is not just about the looks, it is about the character, because a Miss India represents our country at Miss World. It is more about personality, more than just plain looks."
(With inputs from PTI)