Meenakshi Chaudhary crowned Miss Grand India 2018

20 Jun 2018 | Camilla Suarez

The finale night of Miss India 2018 pageant concluded at the Dome, Nsci SVP Stadium, Mumbai. The show was filled with glitz and glamour, with Bollywood celebrities performing and judging the show.

Miss United Continents India 2017, Sana Dua crowned Meenakshi Chaudhary, representing Haryana, at the conclusion of the coronation gala. She will now represent India at the Miss Grand International 2018 pageant as Miss Grand India 2018.


Meenakshi Chaudhary crowned Miss United Continents India 2018

Photo Credit: Miss India Organization Facebook

Coming from an army family, according to Meenakshi, instilled the confidence in her, that no matter where she goes or what she does, if she is passionate about it, she can achieve it. Pageants were always her passion. Being an army kid gave her the opportunity to explore different parts of the country and experience different culture which gave her a wider perspective of life and people, and that has helped her groom her personality in a better way.

Meenakshi completed her schooling from Chirec Public School, Hyderabad and went to college at Vaishnavi School of Architechture & planning, Hyderabad. An architect by profession, Meenakshi is also a music addict, dance lover, fitness freak, an amateur artist, state level basket ball player and a throwback player.

At the same event Anukreethy Vas (Tamilnadu) was crowned Miss India 2018, and Shreya Rao Kamavarapu (Andhra Pradesh) was crowned Miss Intercontinental India 2018. They will now represent India at the Miss World 2018 and Miss Intercontinental 2018 pageants respectively.

Bollywood divas, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Kareena Kapor Khan performed live at the finale, and Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar was seen joining Jacqueline on stage as well. The finale was full of pizzazz as Ayushman Khurrana and Karan Johar hosted the event.

The finalists performed beautifully for the talent round, after which the Top 12 finalists were announced. The Top 12 finalists were Andhra Pradesh - Shreya Rao Kamavarapu, Chhattisgarh - Spandana Palli, Delhi - Gayatri Bhardwaj, Haryana - Meenakshi Chaudhary, Jharkhand - Stefy Patel, Karnataka - Bhavana Durgam Reddy, Manipur - Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, Meghalaya - Mary Khyriem, Mizoram - Lily Lalremkimi Darnei, Odisha- Shrutiksha Nayak, Punjab - Anna Kler, and Tamilnadu - Anukreethy Vas.

We wish the winners all the very best for the upcoming international pageants.