Miss Universe India 2020 Adline Castelino’s grand homecoming to Mangalore

28 Feb 2020 | Camilla Suarez

Adline Castelino was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2020 on 22nd February 2020 in Mumbai as she will be representing India in Miss Universe 2020. She was crowned by Miss Universe India 2019 Vartika Singh by the end of the event.  

Before Adline takes over all the reigning responsibilities, the diva decided to start her journey by seeking blessing from her parents and visited her home town city Mangalore. She was greeted by her family members and fans outside the airport who were extremely proud of the diva. She wore a beautiful white saree that looked absolutely stunning along with her beautiful smile and the crown.



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Adline is 21-years-old and stands 167 cm tall. She was born in Kuwait City, to Alphonsus Castelino and Meera Castelino of Udyavar, Udupi. She shifted to Mumbai when she was 15 and completed her secondary education from St. Xaviers and graduated from Wilson College of business administration. She worked as a professional model and as a volunteer with VSP, an organization that works towards sustainable livelihood for framers to curb farmer suicides and inequality. The diva is very passionate about business and speaking to a lot of people.

The diva after being crowned as the winner expressed her gratitude and happiness by stating, “This is a huge honor and responsibility of representing my incredible country at such a prestigious platform such as Miss Universe.” She also stated that after her homecoming tour, she along with her team will start their research on various projects that she would like to pursue. The 21-year-old diva who grew up idolizing Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen explained that, "I was very fond of her positive nature and that is what I inculcated in me. I found it very brave and inspiring when she gave home to the both of her daughters without anyone's support”.



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Adline would focus on her advocacy which is about the sustainable livelihood for farmers along with her team. She is very optimistic and opportunist, ready to take risks in life. She will spend her time home meeting people and some quality time with family and friends. She would also like to work on empowering young women who have a ting of self-doubt because they are told they are not fair or apt size. “Beauty exists in all shapes and sizes, all colors. And that inspired me to truly accept myself and move on”, she explained.

If Adline wins Miss Universe 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s third titleholder from India. The first two were Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen and Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta, who were crowned in the Philippines and Cyprus respectively.