Vartika Singh, 26, was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2019 last September 27 at the Rocky Star Cocktail Bar Lounge in Mumbai. She succeeds last year’s titleholder, Nehal Chudasama.
The professional model from Lucknow competed in Miss Grand International 2015 where she placed as second runner-up. She will now prepare to represent India at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.
Also crowned in the same event was Shefali Sood as Miss Diva Supranational 2019 and Varun Verma as Mister India Supranational 2019. They will travel to Poland to compete in Miss Supranational 2019 and Mister Supranational 2019 pageants in December, respectively.
Miss Diva was first held in 2013 and is a part of Femina Miss India pageant that primarily selects India’s representatives to Miss Universe. The national competition has produced two Miss Supranational winners with Asha Bhat in 2014 and Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty in 2016.
India has won two Miss Universe crowns with Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.
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