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Suman Rao, a resident of Rajsamand, Rajasthan, has been crowned Miss India 2019. Last year's winner Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu crowned her successor, Suman.
The ceremony was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai on June 15.
The 20-year-old model was born on November 23, 1999. Suman also holds the title of Miss India Rajasthan 2019 and Miss Rampwalk award during Miss India 2019 competition. Besides, the stunning model is all geared up to represent India in the sought after Miss World 2019 that is going to happen in Pattaya, Bangkok in the month of December 2019.
Suman, who was born in Rajasthan was brought up in Mumbai. She is currently pursuing a Charted Accountancy course from New Delhi along with B.Com.
The model has time and again declared her love for dance as her passion and is also learning the classical dance form, Kathak. However, she considers modeling as her biggest passion.
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Suman, during a pageant, as well spoke about how strongly she feels about stereotypes and gender inequality that we come across in the world.
Talking about the community she comes from, in the same pageant she said, "I come from a community where gender inequality and other stereotypes are still into existence, so when I saw two primary choices in front of me, to either accept the conditions those were in existence or to take the responsibility for changing the same, I chose the latter one."
Telangana's Sanjana Vij was adjudged as Miss India Runner Up 2019.
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The winners were judged by a panel comprising Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponca de Leon, celebrated designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock, actors Chitrangda Singh, Huma Qureshi, football captain Sunil Chhetri, sprinter Dutee Chand, choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, and Aayush Sharma.
The evening witnessed bewitching performances by Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif, Mouni Roy, and Nora Fatehi.
The show was hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and actor-anchor Manish Paul along with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.
By Sowmya Sangam