19-year-old Nandini Gupta from Rajasthan’s Kota has been crowned Femina Miss India World 2023 at Khuman Lampak Stadium in Manipur’s Imphal on April 15, 2023. Femina Miss India 2022 – 1st Runner-up was Delhi’s Shreya Poonja and Manipur’s Thounaojam Strela Luwang was crowned the 2nd runner-up.
The star-studded evening saw performances by the former winners of the pageant, Sini Shetty, Rubal Shekhawat, Shinata Chauhan, Manasa Varanasi, Manika Sheokand, Manya Singh, Suman Rao, and Shivani Jadhav – dressed in exquisite and finely crafted lehengas. Bollywood actors Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday also performed at the 59th edition of the event, hosted by Manish Paul and Bhumi Pednaker.
Honoured to be in the beautiful company of The winners of— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) April 15, 2023
Miss India 2023!!
Congratulations Nandini Gupta 👸🏻
Shreya Poonja ,Thounaojam Strela Luwang and all the participants as well ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/6rNUhaZBa8
The event featured multiple rounds of fashion sequences featuring the 30-state winners in a collection by Namrata Joshipura for Trends, Rocky Star, and Robert Naorem showcasing traditional costumes.
The winners were selected by the panel featuring Femina Miss India Universe 2002 & mentor Neha Dhupia, boxing icon Laishram Sarita Devi, ace choreographer Terence Lewis, film director and writer Harshavardhan Kulkarni and fashion designers Rocky Star and Namrata Joshipura.
Former Manipur state winners, Soibam Kanchan, Urmila Shagolsem, Maria Chanu Pangambam, and Angobi Chanu Loukrakpam were also present at the ceremony.