Vanya Mishra crowned Miss India World

By Hindustan Times

Jalandhar girl Vanya Mishra was on Friday crowned as the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 in a glittering grand finale of the 49th edition of the beauty pageant. The Miss India Earth title went to 24-year-old Prachi Mishra of Pune, while Chennai girl Rochelle Maria Rao, 23, was
crowned as the Miss India International.

The trio, selected from 20 finalists, were crowned by last year's winners Kanistha Dhankhar, Hasleen Kaur and Ankita Shorey.

The event was hosted by Ayushman Khurana and Manish Paul.

While 19-year-old Vanya will represent India at the Miss World 2012 Pageant, Prachi and Rochelle shall represent the country at Miss Earth 2012 Pageant and Miss International 2012 Pageant, respectively.

Femina will not send the beauties to the Miss Universe pageant as it had decided in 2010 to abstain