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Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete globally. It is organised by Femina, a women’s magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Femina Miss India used to select three winners who were then sent to Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Asia Pacific International pageants, respectively. In 1994, after India’s historic win at the International pageants, the organization ended the practice of crowning a single winner and instead decided that the top three winners were designated as winners with equal visibility and prizes. In 2002, the third winner was designated to Miss Earth instead of Miss Asia Pacific. In 2010, Femina Miss India decided that they would no longer send a representative to Miss Universe, and relinquished the Miss Universe franchise, choosing instead to designate the third winner to represent India in Miss International pageant.

In 2013, Miss Universe Organization awarded back the franchise to Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, a separate pageant Miss Diva 2013 was conducted to send representative to Miss Universe.

The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.

Over the years, Indian participation in the international picture has grown.

Historically, the Femina Miss India pageant sent the winner of the pageant to the Miss Universe pageant, and Eve’s Weekly, a rival women’s publication sent the winner of its Miss India contest to Miss World. In the late 80s, Femina acquired the rights to send a representative to Miss World as well, and started to send the winner to Miss Universe and the runner-up to the Miss World contest.

In 1994, Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title after winning the Miss India crown and became the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown. The same year the runner-up of Miss India, Aishwarya Rai, won the Miss World title. Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai established themselves in the Bollywood industry after winning their titles.

The success of Rai and Sen spawned coaching institutions which were set up to groom young women in pageant participation skills. The number of participants in the preliminary rounds of the pageant has increased considerably. Miss India World 1997, Diana Hayden won the title of Miss World 1997. In 1999, the Miss India runner-up Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World that year.

In 2000, three of the Miss India winners won their respective international pageants — Lara Dutta (Miss Universe), Priyanka Chopra (Miss World) and Diya Mirza (Miss Asia Pacific). The other countries to have won all three major titles in one year were Australia in 1972.

Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete globally. It is organised by Femina, a women’s magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Femina Miss India used to select three winners who were then sent to Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Asia Pacific International pageants, respectively. In 1994, after India’s historic win at the International pageants, the organization ended the practice of crowning a single winner and instead decided that the top three winners were designated as winners with equal visibility and prizes. In 2002, the third winner was designated to Miss Earth instead of Miss Asia Pacific. In 2010, Femina Miss India decided that they would no longer send a representative to Miss Universe, and relinquished the Miss Universe franchise, choosing instead to designate the third winner to represent India in Miss International pageant.
In 2013, Miss Universe Organization awarded back the franchise to Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, a separate pageant Miss Diva 2013 was conducted to send representative to Miss Universe.
The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.
Over the years, Indian participation in the international picture has grown.
Historically, the Femina Miss India pageant sent the winner of the pageant to the Miss Universe pageant, and Eve’s Weekly, a rival women’s publication sent the winner of its Miss India contest to Miss World. In the late 80s, Femina acquired the rights to send a representative to Miss World as well, and started to send the winner to Miss Universe and the runner-up to the Miss World contest.
In 1994, Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title after winning the Miss India crown and became the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown. The same year the runner-up of Miss India, Aishwarya Rai, won the Miss World title. Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai established themselves in the Bollywood industry after winning their titles.
The success of Rai and Sen spawned coaching institutions which were set up to groom young women in pageant participation skills. The number of participants in the preliminary rounds of the pageant has increased considerably. Miss India World 1997, Diana Hayden won the title of Miss World 1997. In 1999, the Miss India runner-up Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World that year.

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In 2000, three of the Miss India winners won their respective international pageants — Lara Dutta (Miss Universe), Priyanka Chopra (Miss World) and Diya Mirza (Miss Asia Pacific). The other countries to have won all three major titles in one year were Australia in 1972.