In the eighteenth edition of Miss South India organised at Luxotica Convention Centre in Kannur, Aiswarya S, from Kerala, has become the title winner.
Meanwhile, Vidhya Vijayakumar (Kerala) has been awarded the first runner up title, and Shivani Rai (Karnataka) has been felicitated with the second runner up title.
The title winner has been crowned by former Miss South India winner Nikitha Thomas. At the same time, the first and second runner ups have crowned actress Ambika and actress Abhiramy respectively.
The certificates and other awards for the winners have been presented by Manappuram Finance Limited General Manager and Chief PRO Sanoj Herbert.
A huge prize worth at least one lakh and fifty thousand Indian Rupees and a diamond ring contributed by Kirtilals have been gifted to the title winner. The first and second runner ups have received seventy five thousand Indian Rupees and fifty thousand Indian Rupees respectively.
Miss South India is the first step towards popular International beauty contest Miss Asia.
Manappuram Finance Limited is the prime partner of the event, in which at least 23 beauties from all the five major South Indian states have participated. Mahindra, DQ Watches, Saj Earth Resorts and SajaaS Designer Boutique are the main powered by partners of the event.
The event has been conducted in association with Rotary Club Kannur.
The contestants have been judged by a team of experienced people possess years of experience in the fashion and entertainment sector.
Apart from the main titles, the team has also selected several subtitle and regional title winners.
Regional title winners
Miss Tamil Nadu: Deepthie S
Miss Queen Andhra: Sugamya Sankar
Miss Queen Karnataka: Shwetha Rao
Miss Queen Kerala: Mariya James
Miss Queen Telangana: Spandhanah Roselene
Miss Beautiful Hair: Sini M (Karnataka)
Miss Beautiful Acting Face: Mariya James (Kerala)
Miss Congeniality: Pallavi Sushil (Kerala)
Miss Catwalk: Kaamna Batra (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Talent: Vidhya Vijayakumar (Kerala)
Miss Photogenic: Lavanya A (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Viewers Choice: Sugamya Sankar (Andhra Pradesh)
Miss Social Media: Aiswarya S (Kerala)
Miss Humanness: Mariya James (Kerala)
The grooming sessions of the beauty contest, which is broadly divided into at least three major rounds such as the designer saree round, red cocktail round and the black gown round, commenced on 14th January 2020 in Kochi. The sessions in yoga, meditation, personality development, beauty care, catwalk, photoshoot and talent search has bestowed the contestants with renewed confidence. Notably, the sessions were handled by experts in the field of fashion.
The contestants for the Miss South India 2020, like always, were selected through a transparent audition process. The audition sessions were conducted in at least five major cities across South India such as Kochi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Aiswarya S (Tamil Nadu), Anjali Menon (Kerala), Deepthie S (Tamil Nadu), Divyapriya Sivam (Tamil Nadu), Ishwarya Pagalavan (Tamil Nadu), Kaamna Batra (Tamil Nadu), Krishnanjana K S (Kerala), Lavanya A (Tamil Nadu), Mariya James (Kerala), Megha Shetty (Karnataka), Neha S (Karnataka), Pallavi Sushil (Kerala), Pooja Ratnam (Telangana), Samruddi V Shetty (Karnataka), Shivani Rai (Karnataka), Shwetha Jayaram (Kerala), Shwetha Rao (Karnataka), Sini M (Karnataka), Sonia Karthikeyan (Tamil Nadu), Spandhanah Roselene (Telangana), Sreelakshmi C (Kerala), Sugamya Sankar (Andhra Pradesh), Vidhya Vijayakumar (Kerala) are the contestants of the beauty contest.
Kalpana Family Salon and Spa, Parakkat Jewellers, Unique Times, Fashion Connect, Dream Catcher and Aiswarya Advertising are the event partners of the Miss South India 2020.
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