Rajasthan beauty Suman Rao was crowned Miss India 2019 by her predecessor Anukreethy Vas, Miss India 2018 in Mumbai. Bihar's Shreya Shankar was crowned Miss India United Continents 2019, while Chhattisgarh's Shivani Jadhav won Miss Grand India 2019 crown.
From the judges to hosts the pageant was the star-studded affair. The finale of Miss India 2019 was hosted by Karan Johar Vicky Kaushal and Miss India-World 2017 Manushi Chillar. The ceremony was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai
During the Miss India 2019 competition, Suman Rao also won the Miss Rampwalk award
Suman Rao will now represent India at Miss World 2019 pageant to be held in Pattaya, Thailand on December 7, 2019. Miss India 2019 is the 56th edition of Miss India beauty pageant
Suman Rao said she is honoured and happy to have won the title. "It still hasn't sunk in. I feel that I've become a ray of hope to the society where I come from and now other young women like me will never be afraid to follow their dreams. My family and friends are thrilled and I can't wait to celebrate with them," she said in a statement
Suman Rao was born in Udaipur, Rajasthan and brought up in Mumbai. The 20-year-old model was born on November 23, 1999 to Ratan Singh Rao and Susheela Kanwar. Her father is a businessman and mother is a homemaker. Suman has two brothers Chirag Singh Rao and Jitendra Rao
Suman Rao is currently pursuing a Charted Accountancy course from New Delhi along with B.Com
Suman Rao loves dancing and it is one of her passion. She is also learning the classical dance form, Kathak. However, more than dancing, she counts modelling as her biggest passion
When it comes to beauty pageants, Suman Rao has was the first runner up of Miss Navi Mumbai 2018, Miss Rajasthan 2019 and now she is the latest Miss India 2019
During Miss India 2019 pageant, Suman Rao spoke about how strongly she feels about gender inequality and the stereotypes that we face in the world
During the pageant, Suman Rao spoke about gender equality. She said, "I come from a community where gender inequality and other stereotypes are still into existence, so when I saw two primary choices in front of me, to either accept the conditions those were in existence or to take the responsibility for changing the same, I chose the latter one."
Suman Rao turned her passion for modelling into survival for some time and now has higher dreams to achieve. "When you get yourself determined towards a particular goal in life, every single nerve and fibre of your body starts working into that direction for a victorious journey," she said in an interview
Rajasthan beauty Suman Rao on Saturday won the Femina Miss India World 2019. The 22-year-old was crowned by her predecessor Anukreethy Vas, Femina Miss India 2018. Suman will now represent India at Miss World 2019 pageant to be held in Pattaya, Thailand on December 7, 2019. Here are some photos of the model, who is also an Instagram sensation. All pics/Suman Rao Instagram
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