Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya, a research analyst, received the crown from Miss India 2014 Koyal Rana. Aditi will represent India at Miss World 2015 to be held later this year. She believes in staying busy with constructive activities and says every woman must possess grace and compassion.
Mangaluru's Aafreen Rachel Vaz, fbb femina Miss India 2015 first runner-up,is a medical student who has spent many years growing up in New Zealand. The leggy lass earned applause during the semi-final round when she was asked to part with one motivational quote that influenced her life. "Be your own best friend," she said. She was crowned by Miss India International 2014 Jhataleka Malhotra.
Lucknow's Vartika Singh was crowned fbb Femina Miss India 2015 second runner-up by Miss India United Continental 2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva.. She also went on to win the title of fbb Beauty With a Purpose. Singh has a keen interest in dance and sports.
The grand finale boasted an eminent jury of top names from the field of entertainment and fashion -- Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Manisha Koirala, Shilpa Shety, Sonali Bendre, Chitrangada Singh, filmmaker Feroz Nadiadwala, designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, and choreographer Shaimak Davar.
The show was hosted by the exuberant Manish Paul and he was joined by the gorgeous Neha Dhupia for a segment.
The Top 5 finalists -- Aafreen Rachel Vaz, Aditi Arya, Vartika Singh, Deeksha Kaushal and Tanya Hope walked the ramp with popular TV actors such as Gautam Gulati and Karan Tacker, amongst others. The evening witnessed glorious moments of glamour, verve and determination where the finalists were adjudged on various parameters of grace, elegance, intelligence and presentation.
The Grand Finale also saw the crowning of two sub-titles- fbb Miss Beauty with a Purpose and Reliance Digital Miss Multimedia. Guwahati's Rewati Chetri was declared the winner of Reliance Digital Miss Multimedia and was fastracked to Top 10. Vartika Singh, the winner of fbb Miss Beauty with a Purpose was gratified with a Style wardrobe from fbb worth Rs 50,000.
Touted as the most glamorous and credible beauty pageant of the country, fbb Femina Miss India 2015 saw electrifying performances by Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shahid Kapoor and Famous singers like Kanika Kapoor, Meet Brothers, and Shalmali Kholgade. The 52nd year of fbb Femina Miss India 2015 was celebrated with glamour and panache.
TV characters from `Comedy Nights With Kapil', Palak and Daadi draped actor John Abraham in a blue sari, terming the phenomenon "wardrobe malefunction." The actor played to the gallery with a catwalk. Paul, on his part, indulged both the judges and contestants in goofy banter, egging four contestants to dance to Sonu Nigam's songs.
The evening also saw actress Kalki Koechlin make a swift entry on stage to talk about her upcoming film 'Margarita, With A Straw'. In the film Palki plays a girl suffering from cerebral palsy.
The stunning 21 finalists were introduced in gorgeous saree gowns by designer Mandira Wirk. The collection was complimented by diamond jewellery by PC Jeweller. A special collection of fbb created by Sailex featured the finalists draped in luxuriously elegant styles of the house, crafted as per the fbb Spring Summer 2015. Reflecting the brand's vibrant color palette for the season, the ensembles are created in shades of ivory, cream, peachy pink and washed indigo.
Gorgeous evening gowns by Gavin Miguel, a collection called Jewel Luxe, adorned by the contestants, was inspired by jewels and defined by colour, cut and finesse.
The unprecedented success of the grand finale follows the super-successful city editions that received an overwhelming response from participants across the country. This year the pageant featured 13 city auditions, 3 regional auditions and 2 city pageants which culminated into a gala final round of auditions, and gave wings to larger-than-life aspiration of millions of young women out to redefine their destiny.
The pageant's title sponsor is fbb. The pageant is powered by Neutrogena, with PC Jeweller as the crown and jewellery partner. The pageant is held in association with Reliance Digital. Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Mumbai BKC is the Hospitality partner.