Thursday, October 31, 2013

India's Srishti Rana crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013

Srishti Rana - Winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2013

21 -year old Srishti Rana has made the country proud by winning the coveted Miss Asia Pacific 2013 title outclassing 49 other contestants in Korea on Oct 30. Srishti looked gorgeous in a Falguni & Shane gown as she was being crowned by the reigning Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 Himangini Singh Yadu from India.

Srishti Rana mesmerized the jury and the audience with her poise, beauty and intelligence and came out as a unanimous winner in the 50th year of Miss India. She also won the Best National Costume Award in an outfit depicting the national Bird of India- Peacock. Dia Mirza also won the title for India in the year 2000.

On this special occasion, an ecstatic Srishti said, "This is a dream come true! I am very proud of myself right now and still can't believe that I have won the crown. I have a long list of people to thank for their support but to name a few; I would want to thank God, my family, friends, Mr. Vineet Jain- MD Times Group and the Miss India Organization for their endless support. This wouldn't have been possible without any of them. I am so delighted at this moment".

Vineet Jain, Managing Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. said at the historic achievement, "This is a great moment of pride for the country. With this monumental win, Srishti has recorded her name in the annals of history with the likes of Dia Mirza, Zeenat Aman, Namrata Shirodkar and Tara Anna Fonseca. It's a moment of triumph for every Indian. My heartiest congratulations go out to Srishti for this enormous achievment. Miss India organization strives for the best talent in the country to be showcased on an international platform."

Srishti's parents were swelled with pride, as her father, Mr. Anand Rana, beamed "It's been good. She performed well and earned her crown. I'm happy about the fact that my daughter has made India proud by winning the Miss Asia Pacific World crown." Her mother, Mrs. Suman Rana said, "I spoke to her over the phone right after she was crowned. As soon as she picked up the phone she said that she had won. She was very excited and I could hear a lot of cheer and applause in the background. I feel wonderful!"

Continuing the lineage of past beauties like Dia Mirza and Zeenat Aman; Srishti Rana has made India proud yet again by getting the much- awaited coveted crown back.

Srishti Rana with skin expert and cosmetic physician Dr. Jamuna Pai

Srishti was trained by the best experts and partners from the fashion & glamour industry. She was trained by the ace choreographer Shiamak Davar for her talent round where she was seen dancing to the tunes of a Bollywood medley. She was also supported by renowned panelists and experts from the industry like Ritu Kumar, Sabira Merchant, Sandesh Mayekar and Dr. Jamuna Pai.

Miss Asia Pacific is the oldest international beauty pageant which was judged by an eminent panel of jury making the selection process tougher for the contestants. Srishti Rana has made the nation proud by winning the coveted title of Miss Asia Pacific World 2013.