21:52 GMT24 February 2021
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    The Miss India pageant event was a star-studded affair, with performances by Bollywood actors Vaani Kapoor and Aparshakti Khurana. The Miss India jury had actors Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat, and renowned design duo Falguni and Shane Peacock.

    Manasa Varanasi from the Indian state of Telangana has won the Miss India World 2020 pageant. Manasa was crowned on Wednesday by last year's winner Suman Ratan Singh Rao.

    The 23-year-old Miss India is a financial information exchange analyst and will represent India at the 70th Miss World pageant in December 2021.

    Meanwhile, Manika Sheokand from the Indian state of Haryana was declared Miss Grand India 2020 and Manya Singh from Uttar Pradesh was crowned Miss India 2020 runner-up.

    It is a coincidence that the name of all three winners begins with the letter "M".

    Manasa Varanasi's interests include reading, music, and yoga, which she said was developed through her curious nature about everything and a trait that she's had since childhood.

    Netizens congratulated all three winners on the micro-blogging site Twitter and on Instagram. Several fans posted heart emoticons to express their pleasure on the Instagram account of Miss India missindiaorg.


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