Miss India 2018
Come June 19, 2018, and 30 of India’s most beautiful ladies will be competing for the coveted Miss India title. The 55th edition of the national beauty pageant contest is underway in Mumbai and the winners of their respective states are already honing their skills to grab the prestigious title. And for the Telugu audience, thanks to the division of Telugu states, we have two of our girls competing for the title, Miss Andhra Pradesh, Shreya Rao Kamavarapu, and Miss Telangana, Sai Kamakshi Bhaskarla.
Miss Andhra Pradesh – Shreya Rao Kamavarapu
Listed as one of the contest’s hot favourite for the crown, Shreya Rao is an alumnus of Chirec International School, Hyderabad. She is a national level Basketball player and an architect by profession. Being a fitness freak, Shreya also represented her college as the Secretary for NASA (National Association for Students of Architecture) in 2014. This beauty is not just elegant with her looks and attitude, as a philanthropist, she’s got a great heart as well. She wishes to open autism centres all over India, with better facilities, to spread awareness about autism and create learning centres for parents.
Proving that she is a woman of action rather than words, she has started a campaign to raise funds for CHF (Child Help Foundation), a non-profit organization operating all over India and is completely dedicated to nurturing the needs and necessities of neglected children. If you wish to join Shreya spreads smiles for CHF, just click on this link.
Miss Telangana – Sai Kamakshi Bhaskarla
After being active through a couple of short films and completing her MBBS in China, Sai Kamakshi Bhaskarla is a lady whose ideologies are similar to that of the Miss India Pageant; ‘celebrate the beauty and inspire people out there by setting an example.’ Also a fitness freak, Kamakshi believes that real women don’t compete, instead they empower each other and treat their counterparts with dignity and respect.
Kamakshi feels that knowledge is the best weapon anyone can have and looks forward to working with the Govt. of Telangana towards improving the standards of Govt. Schools. She has travelled extensively to meet knowledgeable people in order to understand her state better. She takes pride in representing her land and loves to celebrate the uniqueness of it. All of the above can be possible only when things are done heartfully.
Both the girls are now in Mumbai under the mentorship of Rakul Preet Singh, former Miss India 2011, 3rd runner-up. The two girls are on a race to compete for the title of Femina Miss India 2018. Miss India 2017 and Miss World, Manushi Chillar will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will be India’s representative, who will compete in one of the Big Four International beauty pageants (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth & Miss International).
We wish the two girls all the luck while we are sure the people of the Telugu states are already with them through this challenging journey of theirs.
Go, girls, more power to you!!