50 Most Influential Beauty Queens of 2019

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Suman Rao Miss World India 2019
Suman Rao Miss World India 2019

Suman Rao was crowned Femina Miss India 2019 on 15th June 2019 after which she represented India at Miss World 2019 stage where she was placed as the 2nd runner-up by the end of the event finale as Miss World Asia 2019. She is also a trained Kathak dancer. Suman started a discussion on gender equality among her community and in the global circuit as well. She is an ardent admirer of Deepika Padukone and aspires to be an actor. She has been busy with modelling assignments and her studies since the past few months.

This talented contestant also feels immensely about gender equality. In Miss World 2019's Beauty with A Purpose segment, she showcased her advocacy where she took initiatives to help tribal women to realise their dreams through financial independence. Her campaign was titled ‘Project Pragati’. She helped these women manufacture the shampoos, gels and other products and earn their livelihood from within their village. Princess Divya Kumari Foundation rallied behind her project and helped the women train in producing handlooms, decorative handicrafts, accessories and jewellery. The products made by them are sold near the Jaipur City palace and can also be bought online. She is also associated with the Bharat Sevashram Sangha, a non-profit organization backed by the United Nations, for an even wider reach of their products.