Lara excited over hunt for Miss India Universe 2016
Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta is looking forward to mentoring 16 finalists who will compete with one another to represent the country at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.
The journey of the contestants will be chronicled on “Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Miss Universe India 2016”, a six-part series which will be aired on Colors Infinity starting August 27. Lara, who revealed the first look of the TV series through a promo launch, said, “I am looking forward to the journey of mentoring the 16 gorgeous finalists and starting an exciting shoot of the television series with them.”
“The viewers will get a sneak peak into the high octane, glamorous journey these finalists will take this year and they will get a chance to be part of their journey as they race ahead to clinch the title.”
The actor, who bagged the Miss Universe crown in 2000, said she will mentor the contestants on various parameters like elegance, confidence, poise, intelligence and the right attitude.
There will be six episodes of glamour, fashion intelligence, grit, and beauty, and the finalists will be competing for attributes like photo-shoot, ramp walk, TV commercial shoot, perfect body, bootcamp and more. The finalists will also be seen entering The Diva Villa located at Madh island where they will live with their fellow contestants and be mentored by Lara as well as other industry experts.
The selected 16 finalists are Aayushi Arora, Alankrita Bora, Aradhana Buragohain, Avantika Masand, Heena Bhalla, Ishita Sachdeva, Monisha Ramesh, Muskan Deria, Natasha Bharadwaj, Richa Chaturvedi, Roshmitha Harimurthy, Sakshma Srivastav, Sophiya Singh, Srinidhi Shetty, Srishti Vyakaranam and Tanishq Sharma.