Noyonita Lodh, twenty one, believes in women empowerment and also states that it’s important to voice your opinion.
“I am on cloud nine after winning Miss Diva Universe 2014!” posted the newly crowned Miss Diva Universe 2014 on her Twitter account.
Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, who also mentored the contestants, announced the winners on the grand finale, which was judged by Akshay Kumar, former Miss India and actress Esha Gupta and designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil.
Delhi’s Alankrita Sahai, was crowned as Miss Diva Universe 2014 first runner-up and Bangalore’s Asha Bhat was adjudged Miss Diva Universe 2014 second runner-up.
The finale started with the girls performing to The Miss Diva Universe theme song It’s Not That Easy, followed by the question and answer round and the final crowning. The post finale party was held at Asilo, Palladium Hotel.
The grand finale saw the contestants in outfits designed by Shantanu and Nikhil, and hair and make-up by Dessange Paris.
Each winner will get Rs 10 lakh for their respective international pageant.
This year’s auditions took place across the country and aimed at finding contestants with the finest combination of utmost beauty and smartness.
The selection process, saw the weakest link eliminated at the end of every episode where the tasks were judged by experts like Sonam Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Kunal Kapoor, Rana Daggubati, designers Nikhil and Shantanu, Atul Kasbeakar, Pria Kataria, Falguni and Shane Peacock amongst others.
The Miss Diva Universe 2014, which has been shot for the first time as an exciting nine part television series, saw fifteen girls being tested on their beauty, intelligence, communication skills and overall personality. Guiding them through all these testing stages was host and mentor Lara Dutta.
So far, India has won the Miss Universe title twice; for the first time in the year 1994 when Sushmita Sen was crowned and the second time it was Lara Dutta in the year 2000.
Bangalore girl Noyonita Lodh has been crowned Miss Diva Universe 2014 and will now represent India at The Miss Universe Pageant in Miami on January 25...2.0