Actress Urvashi Rautela Is Miss Diva 2015

20/10/2015 10:51 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 9: Bollywood actor Urvashi Rautela at the inauguration of new showroom of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers at South Extension on December 9, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Aakanksha Chitkara/Hindustan Times)

MUMBAI -- Model-actress Urvashi Rautela has been named Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015.

21-year-old Uttarakhand girl Urvashi, who made her Bollywood debut in 2013 with Sunny Deol-starrer Singh Saab the Great, will represent India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Natasha Assadi from Bangalore was crowned 1st runner up while Naveli Deshmukh from Aurangabad was declared 2nd runners-up.

Actress Kangana Ranaut, Irrfan, Lara Dutta, Vikas Bahl and designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil formed the jury for the pageant.

The evening, hosted by Cyrus Sahukar, saw entertaining performances from Elli Avram with Salman Yusuf Khan and Gurmeet Choudhary with Asha Bhat and Alankrita Sahai.

The finalists were felicitated with various sub-titles like Yamaha Fascino Miss fascinating, Yamaha Fascino Miss Photogenic, Gemfields Miss Sparkling Beauty and many more.

The pageant was in its second season, which saw Lara as the host and the mentor of the television reality series.

The series saw finalists getting eliminated on their worst performance across the seven episodes.

The finale had 11 finalists competing against each other, with five girls eliminated through the series.

The various eliminations saw celebrity experts from the industry judge the finalists like Soha Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, Dino Morea, Rahul Khanna, Zayed Khan, Rocky Star, Nachiket Barve, Ujjwala Raut, and many more.

Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 traversed the length and breadth of the country and received an overwhelming response from over 10 thousand entries across the country.

The team steered 10 city auditions across 4 zones in the country, which culminated into a gala final round of auditions in Mumbai and gave wings to larger-than-life aspirations of millions of young women out to redefine their destiny.

16 gorgeous finalists were selected at the final auditions who went ahead to compete for the coveted crown.

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