Shraddha Shashidhar gets crowned as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2017   She will represent the country at the esteemed Miss Universe pageant Later this year


Sohel F Fidai…

Mumbai, 12 October, 2017: The most awaited moment is finally here. The prestigious beauty pageant of the year was concluded with none other than the heartthrob Shahid Kapoor crowning Miss Shraddha Shashidhar as the winner of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe India 2017, Miss Peden Ongmu Namgyal as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2017 and Miss Apeksha Porwal as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 – 2nd runner up at the Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. She will represent India at the Miss Universe pageant this year. The night came to a stand-still when the winner’s name was announced marking an end to this beautiful journey of 15 gorgeous divas.

The esteemed judge’s panel included the likes of the Miss Universe and Actress Lara Dutta, Superstar of the Oscar nominated film Newton Rajkummar Rao, famous director of Ek Tha Tiger Kabir Khan, Boxing champion Vijender Singh and none other than Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere.

The finale night was a visual treat which saw sizzling performances by beautiful actress Kriti Sanon and singer and model Anushka Manchanda. The two performances act left the audiences asking for more and the hosts Malaika Arora Khan and Yudhisthir aka VJ Yudi lightened the mood as the anchors for the night and his punches and witty one-liners kept the mood light as the anxious contestants waited for the final crowning moment.  We had the gracious presence of President of Miss Universe Organisation Paula M Shugart and President of Miss Supranational Organisation Gerhard Lipinski.


The contestants who had been vying for the coveted title underwent rigorous training, workshops under the mentorship and guidance of Bollywood Actor and Former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta. Lara Dutta quoted, “It has been a wonderful journey. All the girls are winners in their own right, however there can be only one winner. It was difficult for the panelists to choose that one winner from 15 divas who were all very talented and promising. The winner is very deserving and I would like to wish all the winners all the best. I am looking forward to the prestigious Miss Universe pageant and hope that we bring the crown home this year.”


Talk about this year’s pageant, being bigger than ever! No Eliminations, Tough competition, elite jury, grilling tasks. The nationwide auditions commenced from August 5, 2017 and traversed through the length and breadth of the country to bring to you the best from cities like Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Delhi that culminated into the final leg of auditions at Mumbai where the 15 finalists were chosen. The 6 part episode series will be aired on Colors Infinity, India’s Premier English Entertainment Channel starting 28th October, every Saturday & Sunday at 7pm


Yamaha Fascino continues to provide a perfect platform for the talented and ambitious women of today as it reflects the spirit of freedom and the desire to go beyond conventional boundaries. Signing up as a title sponsor for the pageant for the 4th consecutive year, the brand is once again ready to take talent to the fame by casting one lucky winner in the upcoming commercial of Yamaha Fascino. United Colors of Benetton, a socially committed fashion group, has partnered with the pageant to empower the contestants under the Women Empowerment Program, an initiative in accordance with the United Nations. Contestants were empowered to their full potential in trying to make a difference in the society. Reliance Digital, our co-powered by partner is known for their personalised service and differentiated customer experience with a vision of personalising technology for every Indian & today is India’s largest consumer electronics and appliances retailer.


The winners for the sub-contests this year are-


sr Sub-contest Sponsor Presenter Presenter 2 Winner
1 Yamaha Fascino Miss Talented Roy Kurian, Senior Vice president, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. Asha Bhat, Miss Supranational 2014 TEJASWINI MANOGNA
2 Yamaha Fascino Miss Fascinating Vijay Kaul, Deputy General Manager, Marketing & PR, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. Srinidhi Shetty, Miss Supranational 2016 APEKSHA PORWAL
3 Benetton Woman with a Voice Sundeep Chugh, CEO & MD, United Colors of Benetton Lopamudra Raut, Miss United Continents 2016 – 2nd Runner up SPATIKA SURAPANENI
4 Reliance Digital Miss Tech Diva Brian Bade, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Digital Aradhana Buragohain, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016 – 2nd Runners Up SHANNON GONSALVES
5 Dr Tvacha Miss Glowing Skin Dr Amit Karkhanis, Director, Dr Tvacha Natasha Assadi Yamaha, Fascino Miss Diva 2015 – 1st Runners Up VIJAYA SHARMA
6 Dazller Eterna Best Makeover Hari Prasad, Managing Director, Aravind Laboratories Jatin Kampani, Ace Photogrpher TEJASWINI MANOGNA
7 Kodak Lens Miss Spectacular Eyes Sandeep Navale, Regional Head – West, ‎GKB Hitech Lenses Pvt Ltd Noyonita Lodh, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2014 – Miss Universe India TRISHA SOOD
8 Dr Kathuria Miss Beautiful Smile Dr Sween Kathuria, Smile Care Expert, Dr Kathuria’s Multispeciality Dental Clinic Swapnil Shinde, Designer VIJAYA SHARMA
9 Fitbit Miss Active Alok Shankar, Country General Manager, Fitbit India Pvt Ltd Cindy Jordain, Fitness Expeert SPATIKA SURPANENI
10 Miss Photogenic Ace Photographer, Toranj Kavyon Jitesh Thakur, Mr. Supranational 2016 – 2md Runner Up PEDEN ONGMU NAMGYAL
11 Miss Rampwalk  

Samir Kochhar

Ruhi Singh, Miss Universal Peace and Humanity 2014 SPATIKA SURPANENI
12 Beach Body Shaun Tait, Australian Cricketer Alankrita Sahai, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Earth 2014 SHANNON GONSALVES
13 Miss Congeniality Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Global Advertisers Naveli Deshkmukh, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 – 2nd Runner up TRISHA SOOD



Watch the finale of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2017 as she takes on the Universe exclusively on Colors Infinity Sunday, 12th November at 7pm!-


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 Partners and Sponsors Credit Box:

  1. Title Sponsor: Yamaha Fascino
  2. Empowered by: United Colors of Benetton
  3. Co-powered by: Reliance Digital
  4. In Partnership with: Colors Infinity
  5. Skin Care Expert: Dr Tvacha
  6. Cosmetics Partner: Dazller Eterna
  7. Vision Partner: Kodak Lens
  8. Smile Care Partner: Dr Kathuria’s Multispeciality Dental Clinic
  9. Fitness Partner: Fitbit
  10. Fragrance Partner: Miss Diva Fragrance
  11. Nutrition Expert: Dr Neomee Shah
  12. Life Coach: Nidhika Bahl
  13. Personality Enhancement Experts: Sanjeev Datta & Viram Datta
  14. Wellness Meals Partner: Dr Mickey Mehta
  15. Show Choreographer – Lubna Adam
  16. Designer- Gavin Miguel
  17. Official swimwear Designer – Nidhi Munim
  18. Hair & make-up by- Bianca Louzado
  19. Stylist for TV Series- Shayal Sheth
  20. Stylist for pageant – Surabhi Sharma
  21. Photographer- Jatin Kampani & Taras Taraporvala
  22. Fashion Stylist for Lara Dutta – Eshaa Amiin
  23. Yudhister styled by Mansi Kapadia
  24. Performances choreographed by Salman Yusuf Khan
  25. Ramp Walk Trainer – Alesia Raut
  26. Hair & Make-up for episode panelist – Robert Naorem and Team
  27. Outdoor partner- Global Advertisers
  28. Beverage Partner- LIVING LIQUIDZ
  29. Venue Partner – Sahara star
  30. Post Party Venue – SIRKUS
  31. Special Thanks: Nandita Mahtani, Swapnil Shinde, Purple Paisley by Arissa Khan, Troy Costa

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  • Rupal Gune – 9833698982
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