After travelling across the country as a part of their Beauty with a Purpose (BWAP) Tour, Miss World Organisation & 6 continental winners come together with Miss India Organization to celebrate the 55 years of legacy of FBB Colors Femina Miss India 2018 at Carnival Cinemas, Imax Wadala. The chief guests included none other than the scintillating Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.
Apart from Manushi, also present were Chairman & CEO Miss World Julia Morley, Miss World Europe – Stephanie Jayne HILL (from England), Miss World Americas – Alma Andrea MEZA CARMONA (From Mexico), Miss World Africa – Magline JERUTO (From Kenya), Miss World Asia – Ha Eun KIM (From Korea), Miss World Caribbean – Solange Johnson SINCLAIR (From Jamaica), Miss World Oceania – Annie Diana EVANS (From New Zealand) and Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle.
The press conference began in a unique way with 30 school kids of Muktangan School with 30 state names on their T shirts and Tiara on head start with the National anthem as this year again the pageant will explore potential talent in all 30 states of India (including Delhi), selecting one ambassador who will represent their state at the National Finals. This year the mentors include Neha Dhupia (North Zone), Pooja Chopra (East zone), Pooja Hegde (West zone) and Rakul Preet Singh (South Zone).
Manushi spoke how she feels elated and excited as her BWAP project which is on menstrual hygiene is being supported by the Miss World Organisation and that it has been started in her home country India. She spoke about how it was Stephanie who crowned her at Miss India as well as Miss World pageant. She also gave advice to all those contestants that are aspiring to be Miss India.
The auditions will commence from 9th February with Andhra Pradesh auditions happening at Vizag and the top 3 contestants from every state will proceed to the State’s Zonal crowning ceremony which will be held in Bangalore (South Zone) on 24th February, 2018, Kolkata (East Zone) on 22nd March, 2018, Delhi (North Zone) on 12th April, 2018 and Pune (West Zone) on 13th May, 2018 where one deserving girl will get a chance to represent her state at the Grand Finale in Mumbai.