Manasa Varanasi was crowned Femina Miss India World 2020 during theFemina Miss India finals held February 10, 2021.
The 23-year-old financial information exchange analyst from Telangana bagged the top plum, besting 14 other finalists for the right to represent India in the next edition of Miss World. She succeeds 2019 winner Suman Rao who finished second princess in Miss World 2019.
Haryana’s Manika Sheokand was named Femina Miss India Grand 2020, while Uttar Pradesh’s Manya Singh was the runner-up. Gujarat’s Khushi Misra and Karnataka’s Rati Hulji completed the Top 5.
India holds the record for the most number of Miss World crown at 6. It last won the crown in 2017 with Manushi Chhillar. The country currently ranks 7th in Missosology Big 5 Ranking.
Miss Grand India 2019, Shivani J Jadhav crowned Manika Sheokand, the Miss Grand India 2020, whereas Miss India United Continents 2019, Shreya Shanker crowned Uttar Pradesh’s Manya Singh Miss India 2020 runner-up.
The finale of the Miss India pageant 2021 presented by VLCC was a star-studded affair, with a performance given by Vaani Kapoor and Aparshakti Khurrana acted as a host for the grand night.
The Miss India jury panel consisted of actors such as Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat and renowned designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock.
The opening round of the pageant was led by Miss World Asia 2019 Suman Rao. The grand finale will be telecast on February 28 on Colors TV channel