Ekta Choudhury Miss India Universe, Pooja Chopra Miss India World


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Mumbai, Apr 6: Ekta Choudhury, a 22-year-old from New Delhi, was Sunday night crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India Universe 2009. She will represent the country at the global beauty pageant later this year.

She received the crown at a grand ceremony here. Pooja Chopra was crowned Miss India World and Shriya Kishore is Miss India Earth 2009.


Miss India World - Pooja Chopra


Miss India World Pooja Chopra (C), Miss India Earth Shriya Kishore (R) and Miss India Universe Ekta Chaudhary (L)


 

 

The ceremony also featured performances by Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Genelia D'souza, choreographed by Shiamak Davar.

The contestants dazzled the event in beautiful creations by designers Ritu Kumar, Rocky S., Pantaloons (designed by Rajesh and Anirban) and Prasad Bidappa.

The show was choreographed by Marc Robinson and hosted by Bollywood beauty Malaika Arora Khan and star R. Madhavan.

  

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  • Genelia Lobo, Chennai

    Tue, Apr 07 2009

    The show was flat as a chinaware dinner plate with not a morsel on it. Looked like a dress rehearsal for a 'B' grade dance show. Indian culture and dance has now come to mean dancing only to Bollywood tunes. Can't they think of something new? Couldn't the organisers have thought of asking Sonal Mansingh or Malyali actress/dancer Shobana Chandramohan (Lalita, Ragini, Padmini fame) for ideas? Madhavan ended up making sarcastic remarks "How profound" frequently. His clothes were ill-fitting. Malalika looked oily. Asin had a dress that was too short. Sushmita has to stop wearing tight fitting clothes. I was scared there would be a wardrobe malfunction. And the final crowning ceremony and the mix-up. Did we have to watch till almost 1.45 a.m. for this rubbish?!!! Contestants looked terrible. But at least they weren't surgically enhanced. And of course the battalion of advisors and specialists to help the contestants. What an industry Miss India has become!!! Verdict: Miss India 2009 was horrible. As many readers have said it was one of of the worst ever this year.

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  • Maxim dsouza , karkala

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I agree with max it is tyeir judgement you have to accept any way we are the one who should proud ourselves because india is improwing one more thing only beauty is not inuf ok

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  • Natz, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    The problem with this years competition was that the girls were not at all graceful. And if this are the so called Beauties what a shame. Most have blemishes that are not even covered with their makeup.

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  • Nalesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 07 2009

    Only Beauty is not considerd . There are couple of other things like poise, body language, elegance and self confidence  to consider .

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  • jemiyar, karkala

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Congratulations all of the three winners.You will definitely have a bright future in the film industry. try hard

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  • Alvaris Babuti, Niddodi

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    What a shame "Jaathig Jaathi pagee,Nayeegh Nayeeh pagrr"

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  • Max, Mumbai/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    It was a good show indeed and Ms.Pooja Chopra really deserved the Ms. India world title. judges were more than half a dozen from different walks of life. It was not one man/woman jury. I don't understand why you guys/gals make fool of yourselves by writing all negative about the show. Grow up......and broaden your mind!!

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  • denzil dubai, bantwal

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    i realy agree with pushpa ,it is a very bad ,boring show also no one is the good judge & wiiners are not so beuty than other contestant totaly it is a incomplete ion

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  • Ronald Mathias, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Dirty competition.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • wilson, british virgin islands

    Tue, Apr 07 2009

    Dear Jane, I really appreciate your comments. I am happy atleast one person has raised the voice thanks to you.

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  • henry,

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    good luck all of you

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  • Jane, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I must say that the contestants are absoultey not worth of the crown, be it their brains or beauty, not a cent worth of the crown. I really don't understand how can the judges choose these? People of India get real and practical while making a judgement.

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  • jyothipdsouza, jog falls dubai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I also agree with u puspa. This is very bad selection. I am very much feeling bad for other contestant,they are beautful then these girls............soo sad

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  • Laveena, Kaikamba / Dubai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    The show was a complete disaster. It was the boring show ever.

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  • S Hegde, Kota-Udupi

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Can anybody explain me in simple english, how does it matter for a common stupid man (copying from a wednesday movie)like me? I have to slog from morning till evening. I have so many problems racial discrimination, terrorism, unemployment, inflation..etc. commonly all of us have these. As such, agar koyee Miss universe bane, Aishwarya ko abhi tak bacha nahi hove ya Saif ali khan bebo ko chodhke uski maa se shaadi kare, hum logon ka life mein kya pharak padnewala hai bhai?

    When Gujrat earthquake happend, for raising relief fund there was a so much struggle. But, there is a cricket match PEPPSI will be the sponsor of billion dollor in India. So, common man is not ensured social welfare instead he is at danger every moment. A small prayer. O God ! please give us serenity to accept the things i can not change, courage to change the things i can and wisdom to know the difference. God Bless All !

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  • Ratnakar Mallar, Kasaragod/ Dubai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I think, Sushmita Sen sitting in the panel was looking more beautiful than the contestants several years younger to her!!!.

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  • Parvati, Mangalore, Bahrain

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I have only one question. Where was Mutalik and his Ram Sene during this NANGA NACH?!

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Gopakumar, if you are confused, forget it! It is not a must. Those who like it, let them enjoy! More business of products will bring some more employment and revenue.

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  • plavani, mysore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I felt there was no sense in crowning those who lacked the charm as well as the brains.

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  • georgy, kerala

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Missworld crown is better than miss universe crown

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  • Royston, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    The most crappy selection of beauties ever..  I think the miss universe is one scrawny woman.. is this what they say beauty is skin deep.. must be all skin and no flesh.. there must be so many beautiful women in India much better than these 3 who do not take part in these competitions.. India is surely not going to win anything this time at the international level..

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  • santosh, bangalore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    BHi sahab, Please be clear what you are inducting and am really unable to get your point why you say so as "Ekta is among the losers". what I could see that she won the Miss India universe crown, so please have an explanation.

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  • M.Bhat, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I agree with many of the readers here that judges were inexperienced but not incompetent. The selection of 3 beauties (?) to represent our country is very awful. So what can be expected of them from world title?

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  • johnny, , Udupi

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Where is our Rama Sena activist? sleeping still?? Is it acceptable to them? is it allowed in their so called culture?

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  • divya, jaipur

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    What a stupid judgement.....

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  • divya, jaipur

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    What a stupid judgement.....

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  • Ray Fernandes, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Mr.GopaKumar,please practice & then preach

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  • Rita, Jaipur

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Something was missing in this contest...these participants were not looking natural, natural grace was missing

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  • Nithesh R, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    I agree with a few of the comments here the show was boring and the two comedians or clowns who were trying to make people laugh in between the rounds made a fool of themselves....looks like they were trying hard to imitate Saif & Shahrukh duo. To be frank the so called winners were very average looking girls and it appears that this pageant over the years is unable to attract beautiful girls for this competition.

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  • Beny, Goa, Dubai

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Nothing against the winners, but I feel the deserving Miss India was Ekta who was among the two losers. What a shame. The winners dont at all look beauties of any caliber. Sorry to say so. The show was most awful of any pageants i have seen. It was a total tragedy.

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  • Mousumi, Gurgaon

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    The judges were truly inexperienced but the selection was partly good and partly bad as these ladies had beauty but there was lack of brain to be a beauty queen. Anyways now as they are already selected they should go through rigorous practice to win the top beauty pageants and make India proud.

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  • Gopa Kumar, konaje /dxb

    Sun, Apr 05 2009

    miss india world.. miss india universe miss india earth.. what else...? globe... planet etc etc what is this stupidity .. more titles.. more business for foriegn products.. at the end we will Miss India and and miss indian culture..

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  • Esha,

    Sun, Apr 05 2009

    Completely agree with u Pushpa.judges were totally incompetent and inexperienced...

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  • sania, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Pantaloons grow up .On what basis did you make Madhur Bhandarkar as a judge and really some of the deserving contestants were not announced the winners why?

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  • shiva, Kateel / Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Apr 05 2009

    Completely agree with u Pushpa ... n it was one of the boring competition ceremony hv seen ever in my life, ne ways congrats for the winners!

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  • jaip, nidia-noida

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    Yes....What a third class choice...judges can not notice the beauty.

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  • Anup Sukumar, Bangalore

    Sun, Apr 05 2009

    I feel Ekta did not give a very impressive answer in the Q&A round and fumbled as well! If she wants to dream of winning the Miss Univere pageant she must get her act together and prepare hard for a non stammering, non fumbling eloquent speech like answering capabilities.

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  • Nikhil, india,patna

    Sun, Apr 05 2009

    india is the best...

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  • puspa, raipur

    Mon, Apr 06 2009

    What a third class choice...judges were totally incompetent and inexperienced...

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