Suman Rao was crowned Miss India World 2019 at a ceremony held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
Rao, a Chartered Accountant student from Rajasthan, said that she is honoured and happy to have won the title.
In a statement, Rao said, “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.”
Bihar’s Shreya Shanker, a management student, was crowned Miss India United Continents 2019, while an engineer by qualification, Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh won Miss Grand India 2019 title.
Sanjana Vij from Telangana was named the Miss India Runner up 2019.
Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponca de leon, renowned designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock, choreographer-filmmaker Remo D’Souza, actors Chitrangda Singh, Huma Qureshi, Aayush Sharma, football captain Sunil Chhetri and sprinter Dutee Chand were the judges on the panel.
The evening witnessed an outstanding performance by Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif, Nora Fatehi and Mouni Roy.
Along with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and actor-anchor Maniesh Paul hosted the show.