India’s Manasa Varanasi’s national gift to Miss World 2021

16 Dec 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The 70th edition of the Miss World, i.e., Miss World 2021 is just a few hours away from the coronation night to be witnessed at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico where Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

The Miss World Beauty with a Purpose Charity gala was held last night where contestants met with philanthropists and entrepreneurs from around the world and auctioned national gifts while watching live performances. The divas got to learn more about the causes that the top 10 Beauty with a Purpose projects were supporting. The ladies were joined by Brock Pierce, an American entrepreneur known for his work in the cryptocurrency industry and his wife Crystal Rose Pierce to support the charitable work of Miss World.



India’s representative Manasa Varanasi, who is one of the frontrunners at the competition shared a glimpse of the painting she gifted at the charity event last night. The diva shared, “The national gift that I am carrying for Miss World is a shadow art piece which depicts Rasleela and that means the dance of divine love. I think its an incredibly beautiful piece which has Lord Krishna, Radha and the Gopikas who are just dancing around and celebrating their spiritual love for Krishna as well as the whole wide world.”

“My national gift for Miss World 2021 is the painting of Rasleela. Rasleela is a popular form of folk theatre especially during the festivals of Krishna Janmashtami and Holi in India. Rasleela is a concept from Hinduism, which roughly translates to "play (lila) of aesthetics (rasa)," or more broadly as Dance of Divine Love,” she added. The incredible art piece is made by ‘Baaya Design’, an interior design studio based in Andheri, Mumbai, India.