6 Apr, 2009

Mumbai: Ekta Chaudhary, the confident black-eyed beauty won the Miss India 2009 crown. This twenty-two year old Delhite possesses the perfect statistics. She stands tall at 5′9.5″, and weighs an enviable 55.5kg. Her hourglass figure can be explained by the stats that read 32-24-36!

Pooja Chopra became Miss India World, and Shriya Kishore was crowned Miss India Earth.

While Sonakshi was crowned the Miss India Sexy Legs, Diksha bagged the Miss Fresh Face title. Harshita became the Miss Agile! Karishma Karnik bagged Miss Confident crown, and Ragini won over all with those raven tresses to clinch Miss Beautiful Hair title. Miss Beautiful eyes went to Niharika, Miss Hospitality was Shreya Kishore, Dimple Patel was Miss Photogenic, Niharika was Miss Beautiful Eyes,while Ishita Sarkar possessed the Golden Heart.

The judges for this yearís pageant were Bollywood personalities Madhoor Bhandarkar, Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Asin, Deepika Padukone; fashion designer Nandita Mahtani, IGM managing director Ravi Krishnan, fashion magazine editor Mickey Bourdman, and Lakme advisor Anil Chopra.

The pageant was dotted with performances by Bollywood sensations, one of which will be by Priyanka Chopra. Genelia DíSouza also performed for the show, choreographed by Shaimak Dawar.

The twenty contestants from across the country who made it to the quarter-final round are Tulip Bhattacharya, Sonakshi Sajnani, Shriya Kishore, Ragini Dwivedi, Pooja Hegde, Nishtha Khadiwala, Niharika Nag, Nandini Vaid, Karishma Karnik, Ishita Sarkar, Harshita Saxena, Hanika Paryani, Faith Pandey, Ekta Chowdhry, Dimple Patel, Deeksha Seth, Aparajita Sharma, Akanksha Yadav and Aarohi Kadam.

Among these Deeksha, Shreya Kishore, Ekta Chaudhary, Ragini, Faith, Pooja Chopra, Harshita Saxena, Niharika, Ishita and Nandini made it to the semi-final round.