Beauty Pageants are an amazing platform for girls to transform their lives. Lara Dutta once said "Pageants allow young women to foray in the fields that they want to and forge ahead..." be it anything. Young women from all across the world compete for the entitlement to represent their country at an international level or world-class pageant like Miss World.

Some of these amazing women have proved well that they are the true beauty queens with a purpose, advocacy, and a story to inspire millions. Check out who they are!

Manushi Chhillar

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Manushi Chhillar is a beauty queen who bought India's glory back after seventeen years. She won the title of Miss World at the age of 20. Manushi's parents are doctors and that inspired her to pursue medicine. This 22 y/o is a medical student, trained Kuchipudi dancer as well as an All India English topper in CBSE board exams. This talented goddess created an initiative for menstrual health and hygiene for the Indian women under Project Shakti. She is an inspirational diva and a perfect example of Beauty & Brains with a purpose.

Meenakshi Chaudhary

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Meenakshi Chaudhary is another example of beauty & brains, this beautiful queen studies dental surgery and medicine and represented India at the Miss Grand International 2018. She made India proud by earning a runner-up title, which is India's highest placement in that pageant. Meenakshi is the most loved diva in the pageant community and is a huge inspiration for all the girls dreaming to be a pageant winner.

Vartika Singh

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Vartika Singh is a beauty queen, supermodel and GQ India 2016's Hottest Indian Woman. Vartika graduated with clinical nutrition and dietetics major and holds a master's in public health. This beautiful diva served as a technical advisor with the world bank for her state's public health project and is third in the list of beauty with brains. She owns a non-profit organization called "Pure Humans" and aims to educate and advocate communities about tuberculosis. Vartika believes that all girls should have a dream, and is a huge inspiration for small-town girls.

Suman Rao

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Suman Rao is the second runner up at Miss World Pageant with the most prolific "beauty with a purpose" project called Pragati, which empowers women of the tribal communities to procure financial support to make them stand the strong as an independent woman. Suman is a stunning model and the most iconic dusky woman of the decade in Indian pageantry.

Tejaswini Manogna

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Tejaswini Manogna is the most talented diva on the list. This goddess is a beautiful doctor, philanthropist, youth ambassador, Bharatnatyam artist, yoga practitioner and social worker. She represented India at the Miss Earth Pageant with the strongest advocacy for the environment.

Nehal Chudasama

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Nehal Chudasama stood out to be the strongest beauty queen with advocacy for fitness, she says fitness is a quite narrow concept in India and she wants to be the one who could inspire women and create a difference. Nehal's fat to fit story is an amazing example of a strong will. Nehal represented India at Miss Universe like no one ever did, and stunned everyone with her breathtaking performance.

Adline Castelino

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Adline Castelino is a newly crowned Miss Diva 2019, she won the right to represent India at Miss Universe 2020. What makes her an influential beauty is her advocacy for the farmers of India, she is also involved with other social organizations and has raised awareness to help HIV infected children during the COVID-19 crisis.

These extraordinarily beautiful women made and will make India proud & have inspired many other women in the country.


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Aishwary Gawate

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Aishwary Gawate

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