Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old college student from Tamil Nadu, has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018 in an extravagant ceremony held in Mumbai,, hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana.
Meenakshi Chaudhary, 21, from Harayana was declared the first runner-up while Andhra Pradesh’s Shrey Rao Kamvarapu, 23, stood as the second runner-up in the beauty competition.
Anukreethy did her schooling from RSK Higher Secondary School and was pursuing BA in French from Loyola College, Chennai.
She has previously been awarded the Miss India Tamil Nadu 2018, Miss India Miss Beautiful Smile 2018 and Miss India Miss Fashion Icon (South) 2018. The winners were crowned by the previous year winners, Miss World 2017 – Manushi Chillar, Miss United Continents 2017 – Sana Dua and Miss Intercontinental 2017 – Priyanka Kumari for the respective titles to the end of the event.
The crowning ceremony saw performances by Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Farnandez and Madhuri Dixit, and also by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.