Malashya Kashyap wins Best in National Costume at Miss Diva Universe 2020 Jaipur Pre-Event

15 Feb 2020 | Abigail Henry

Miss Diva Universe 2020 is all set to host its coronation night on 22nd February 2020 where the twenty finalists will be competing for the national crown and an opportunity to represent India at Miss Universe 2020 and Miss Supranational 2020. Vartika Singh Miss Universe India 2019 and Shefali Sood Miss Supranational India 2019 will be crowning their successors at the end of the finale. This is the first edition of Miss Diva under Liva Fluid Fashion.

Miss Diva Universe 2020 hosted its 4th preliminary event in the pink city of Jaipur on 14th February 2020, where Malashya Kashyap from Udalguri, with much pride, adjudged the title of best in National Costume. The divas wore their national costumes and walked through the stage, showcasing the culture and the diversities of the country India. The divas performed really well in the event. They walked with full confidence and grace. They all looked absolutely stunning and, in the end, Malashya, again with her unique style, amazed everyone with her national costume which eventually made her win in the national costume.

Malashya’s national costume draws its inspiration from the great works of Srimanta Shankardev, with special focus on the classical dance form Sattriya started by the great saint from Assam. The garment constitutes of the well-known variety of silk indigenous to Assam - paat and muga silk. The garment also showcases traditional jewellery and brings out the beautiful craftsmanship of the bamboo artisans of the state in the form of the jaapi. Also, a traditional comb called kakoi, which is used as a hair accessory by Bihu dancers has been added to the outfit to give a vibrant and comprehensive glimpse of Assamese culture. The attire is finally brought together with the traditional Assamese gamocha, a symbol of respect and honour. All materials used to create the outfit are environment friendly and preserves the artistic flair of the native Assamese people. The great piece was designed by Chao Chang Rajknowar.



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Malashya is a H.S. 2nd Year Student and is 18 years of age and stands 170cm tall.  Malashya won the Northeast Diva 2019 and became the winner of Barnali Cover Girl 2019. The 18-years-old diva works as a professional model along with advocating the role of fitness in an individual’s life. She is one of the strongest contenders for the title. This is not the first time she has won the special title in the Miss Diva Universe 2020. She earlier adjudged the title of Liva Miss Body Beautiful in the Mumbai Preliminary Event and then in Bangalore Preliminary event, the talented diva won the title of Miss Talented.

The other special awards in the Jaipur Preliminary event of Miss Diva Universe 2020 are as follows –

Rehau Miss Lifestyle – Nishi Bhardwaj, she also adjudged the title of The Oterra Miss Congeniality in the Bangalore Preliminary event. The beauty is not new to the pageantry, she was earlier titled as Miss Earth India in year 2018. She definitely is a strong contender.

SBP Miss Photogenic – Roshni Sharma, she earlier also adjudged the title of Miss Photogenic in Mumbai Preliminary Event. The diva is 21 years of age stands 168 cm tall. This Indian beauty is a model.



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Radio Mirchi Best RJ – Anisha Sharma, who is 23 years of age and stands 167 cm tall. The beauty hails from the city of Nagpur in India.

Rajasthani Resorts and Spa Miss Shining Star – Rashalika Sabharwa, she earlier adjudged the title of DR TVACHA Miss Glowing Skin in the Mumbai Preliminary Event. Rashalika is 25-years-old and 168cm tall with a degree of Bachelors of Technology in Electronics and Communication.

The event was lightened up and graced by the judges for the night who were Waluscha De Sousa and Shivina Kumari. The anchor was Gaelyn Mendonca and the performers in the event were Hari and Sukhmani.