Friday, April 15, 2011

More Photos of Kanishtha Dhankhar Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2011

Road to Miss World 2011

Kanishtha Dhankhar wins Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2011. She will represent her country in Miss World 2011.

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Kanishtha Dhankhar was crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011

Kanishtha Dhankhar, Miss India World 2011 (C), Hasleen Kaur, Miss Earth India 2011 (L)
and Ankita Shorey, Miss International India 2011

The grand finale of Pantaloons Femins Miss India 2011 is over. And the winners are...

Kanishtha Dhankhar wins Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2011

Hasleen Kaur wins Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2011

Ankita Shorey wins Pantaloons Femina Miss India International 2011

Miss India 2010 winners Manasvi Mamgai, Nicole Faria and Neha Hinge crowned the lovely ladies.

Sunidhi performs...
The sensational Sunidhi Chauhan takes to the stage. Sensing the increasing excitement and growing nervousness in the air, Sunidhi performed on I can feel your Heartbeat song from her latest collaboration with Enrique Iglesias

Bollywood calling for Ankita Mohapatra
Sajid Nadiadwala chooses Ankita Mohapatra as the winner of Bollywood Diva title. Ankita will be cast in a forthcoming film under Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment banner.

Anushka and her ‘Band Baja’
It’s time for yet another great performance. Anushka Sharma takes to the stage paying a sweet little tribute to her four co-stars in films i.e. Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar. She grooved to the songs of Badmaash Company, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Patiala House and Band Baaja Baarat.

And the Top 5 are...
Rakul Preet Singh
Ankita Mohapatra
Kanishtha Dhankhar
Ankita Shorey
Hasleen Kaur
Now these contestants will have to go through another question and answer session.

All the contestants were asked the same question.
‘There’s a lot that children learn from their mothers, what is it that mothers can learn from their children?'

TV hotties on stage...
To light up the tense moment, small screen heartthrobs Gaurav Khanna, Sushant Singh Rajput, Harshad Chopra and Gaurav Chopra decided to rock the stage. Their aim was to tell the world that they aren’t any less than the big screens Khans. No wonder then they chose to groove to Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir and Saif's numbers.

The QnA round...
The Judges' Q&A session with the top 10 contestants is over and the atmosphere has suddenly grown serious. It doesn’t come as a surprise with 10 contestants waiting for the final word with bated breaths while judges have the task of choosing the winners.

And the Top 10 contestants are...

Rakul Preet Singh: Miss India Online Poll 2011 Winner
Shweta Dolli
Ankita Mohapatra
Ankita Shorey
Purva Rana
Aprajita Sharma
Kanishtha Dhankhar
Asmita Sood
Hasleen Kaur
Dayana Erappa

Miss India Online Poll Winner: Rakul Preet Singh
Contestant Rakul Preet Singh is crowned People's Choice Miss Indiatimes. Fardeen Khan presented the crown to Rakul. Now she will get a direct entry in the Top 10 finalists.

Lady in Red...
The lovely contestants get back to their territory and what follows is a breathtaking fashion show. Ladies clad in red evening gowns designed by Gaviin C Miguel.

These 20 contestants are walking the ramp together for the last time. After this round, only 10 girls will contest for the crown.

Munni in Miss India...
Malaika Arora Khan makes an entry on the stage. And no its not Munni that she danced on. Instead, she packed a little surprise by dancing on Tere Mast Mast Do Nain followed by Honth Rasile. However would it be complete without Munni?

Not at all! Whistles and cheers broke into the crowd as Malaika grooved to Munni. And the best part was when Sonu Sood in his Cheddi Singh element joined Munni.

Kriti is Beauty for a Cause
Contestant Kriti Kapoor was crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India Beauty for a Cause. Kailash Bhatia, CEO Pantaloons and Kangna Ranaut crowned her.

A bling affair...
The amazingly beautiful contestants walked the ramp clad in white sarees, studded with silver sequence.

Onstage Glamour:
Rocking time with Hard Kaur...
Party abhi baaki hai mere dost... Hard Kaur took the stage with a storm and rocked everyone with Doob ja mere pyaar mein. She got the audience lose themselves to her amazing singing and grooves.

Dabangg Gang: Sonu Sood has joined Manish Paul as a co-host. Sonu ‘Cheddi Singh’ Sood is looking hot and handsome. He made his entry with Salman Khan’s trademark Dabangg step.

Sonakshi Sinha aka Lajjo followed him. The lady was truly a surprise treat for eyes. She danced to a number of Bollywood songs including Darling, Kajra Re, chura liya amongst others.

Sonakshi certainly sent the temperatures soaring high. But that wasn’t all, her performance was followed by a comic skit by popular comics Krushna Abhishek, Ali Asgar and Kapil.

Round 1:
The top 20 finalists walked the ramp in Rajesh and Anirban’s Ra' collection and revealed their dreams, desires and aspirations on stage. Ra’s collection has been specially designed for the magnificent Miss India 2011 finalists.

The Divas arrive...
The stunning top twenty finalists take the stage with television hunks Gaurav Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Gaurav Khanna and Harshad Chopra. Each TV hottie introduced five contestants each.

The Jury
Kangna Ranaut’s looking ravishing in a black gown. Dino Morea’s looking as hot as ever. And the other judges are...
Fardeen Khan
Urmila Matondkar
Ritu Kumar
Shiamak Davar
Leander Paes
Tarun Mansukhani
Sajid Nadiadwala
Prachi Desai

A musical start: The evening got an awesome start with Times Music's find the SQS group giving a rocking performance. The four member band enthralled the audience with a power packed performance.

The ambience : As contestants gear up to impress the jury and judges, guests have started pouring in at Mumbai's Mehboob studio. The stage is completely breathtaking lit up with shades of Pinks, Blues and Purples...

Tonight, all the top 20 contestants will walk the ramp with the common ambition of winning the Miss India crown.

Other than the crowning of Miss India, tonight is special for one more reason. Sajid Nadiadwala will be announcing one of the contestants as the winner of Bollywood Diva title. The winner of this title will be cast in a forthcoming film under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner.

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20 Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 Finalists Selected

The 20 Jamaican beauties who will vie for the Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 title have now been selected. The 20 finalists were selected at a final elimination show, which was held on Thursday, March 31.

The lucky 20 are:

1. Shakira Martin

2. Natasha Brown

3. Yanique Grizzle

4. Itrisha Nunes

5. Tamara Cox

6. Jodiel Ebanks

7. Kaiya Montague

8. Kadyan Salmon

9. Terri Arcelia

10. Peta-Gaye Simpson

11. Natalia Leon

12. Chantal Zaky

13. Christina Gonzalez

14. Tiffany Trotter

15. Jameela Geddes

16. Debbie-Lee Baker

17 Tausheeda Francis

18. Mitzie McLean

19. Sophronia McKenzie

20. Samantha Zschuchner.

From an initial batch of 70 applicants, 40 ladies were called in for casting interviews, and their numbers were further reduced to the 30 ladies who appeared at the eliminations on March 31. In the end, only 20 ladies remained, and these finalists will now embark on a four-month journey to the crown and title Miss Jamaica Universe 2011. Included among the rigors of pageant life that they will face are fitness sessions, choreography, speech and etiquette courses, photo shoots, social appearances and charity work.

The 2011 Miss Jamaica Universe pageant will reportedly be launched on April 20 (with the sashing of the finalists), and will be documented for an eight-part reality series that will be aired on CVM TV. The April 20 launch event will be followed by a promotional tour in May.

The 2011 Miss Jamaica Universe Coronation Show will be held on Saturday, July 9, at the National Indoor Sports Centre. The winner will go on to represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe pageant which set to take place in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12.

Miss Jamaica Universe 2010, Yendi Phillipps

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