Anukreethy Vas is the new Miss India 2018.
A 19 year old college student from Tamil Nadu, Anukreethy was crowned by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.
In a glamorous ceremony held at Mumbai, Ms Vas claimed the coveted crown, after seeing off competition from 29 fellow beauties.
Haryana bagged the first runner up title courtesy 21 year old Meenakshi Chaudhary while Andhra Pradesh’s 23 years old Shreya Rao Kamavarapu was the second runners up.
Anukreethy will represent India at Miss World 2018 while the two runners up will be India’s hopes at Miss Grand International 2018 and Miss United Continents 2018 respectively.
In a glittering ceremony hosted by Karan Johar and Ayusshmann Khurana, Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Jacqueline Fernandez dazzled with their performances.
Bollywood diva Malaika Arora, cricketers K L Rahul and Irrfan Pathan, fashion designer Gaurav Gupta and Bollywood actors Bobby Deol and Kunal Kapoor were the judges of the mega event, which was also graced by Bolly beauty Neha Dhupia.