Mumbai girl Apurva Pravin Thakur bags ‘Miss Teen Universe India 2019’ title

mtu.It was a starry night to remember as the winner of the ‘Miss Teen Universe India 2019’ was crowned in Noida Film City on December 18.

In a spectacle show, ten beautiful teens enthralled the audience to compete for the most coveted title with their attitude, personality, allure, and glamour.

With a whopping three-hour runtime, this year’s Miss Teen Universe India pageant has it all – from being beautiful to have an exceptional blend of mind, and the crown goes to Apurva Pravin Thakur, who hails from Mumbai and is currently pursuing Bachelor of Architecture from Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia.

Competing with beauties from over the country, Apurva won hearts and was crowned in Noida’s Marwah Studious by the previous year’s winner Srishti Kaur.

Apurva was impressive since the beginning of the competition. With a splendid introduction, she said, “I am really excited to represent India at Teen Universe 2019. I would like to thank everyone for the love and support”.

The architecture student, who floored the judges to bag the sought-after title, couldn’t believe herself when her name was announced and reacted with extreme joy. Her family, who were in the audience, couldn’t hold back their excitement as well.

Apurva has now advanced to the next level of the competition and will be representing our country in Panama (USA) for the most sought-after title.

Besides, Palak Kholi bags the first runner-up, who hails from Delhi and is Pursuing BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Vivekananda Institute for professional studies, and the second runner-up title was bagged by Chavi Mehal of Delhi, who is pursuing Fashion Media Communication from Pearl Academy

The event witnessed an awe-inspiring opening dance act on ‘Ganesh Vandana’. After which, the finalists were given a chance to introduce themselves in front of the spectators. Finalists proved their mettle by facing tricky and brain-twisting questions from the panel of eminent judges including Dr. Rita Gangwani (Retired Lieutenant) who is considered as a well-known Personality Development Mentor, Aarti Kapur (Co-founder and director of Marigold Naturals), Tammana Singh (MD of Uberlux India), Sharmila Jethmalani (Chief Stylist – Network 18, CNN-IBN), Asma Gulzar (renowned fashion designer) and Television celebrity personality Rapper Maddy (MTV Spiltsvilla contestant).


From evening gowns to Indian couture, the contestants walked the ramp with full confidence and pride.

The teens came from various social, geographical backgrounds which includes Apurva Thakur (Mumbai), Neel Anjana (Delhi), Palak Kholi (Delhi), Saniya Arora (Noida), Nritya Akansha (Delhi), Samiksha Ingle (Aurangabad), Jahnavi Rishitha (Delhi), Chavi Mehal (Delhi), Megha Dass (Delhi) and Sanskrit Sharma (Delhi).

The finalists were selected from pan-India on the basis of an online audition.

The evening also witnessed a stellar performance by Rapper Maddy, who had hosted UTV Bindass Yeh Hai Aashiqui Season 3 in 2016 and participated in the Splitsvilla season 10 in the year 2017.

Rapper Maddy, who’s original name is Anshit Sharma, is a famous Indian rapper, dancer and actor. He is a talented performer who can rap in different languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Punjabi and English.

Srishti Kaur from India was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017 at the sixth edition of the pageant held in the Ruben Dario National Theatre in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. She was the first ever Indian-Asian winner of Teen Universe pageant. Srishti beat 25 contestants from across the world to win the pageant and is included in the list of Top 30 under 30 young achievers by Hindustan Times.

More power to girls!

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