The Miss India pageant organisers Pantaloons this year decided to declare ‘Miss India World’ as the official winner and Mumbai girl Sarah Jane Dias is the one. Puja Gupta has been declared ‘Miss India Universe’, while Puja Chitgopekar won the ‘Miss India Earth’ crown at a glittering awards function of the coveted beauty event in Mumbai on Sunday night.
Sarah, who is a Veejay and a model, won the title beating 24 other contestants. The first runner-up was Puja Gupta and Puja Chitgopekar the second runner-up, an official of the event organiser said.
The event was judged by several celebrities including Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, director Subhash Ghai and model Ujwalla Raut and went for almost two-and-a-half hours.
In the final round, the winning question put to the five finalists was – “If you had to convince a rural woman to participate in the Miss India contest, how would you do it?” and all three winners gave fitting answers.
The pageant was interspersed with performances by actors Tushhar Kapoor, Koena Mitra and Lara Dutta.