Mrs. India 2000-2010: A Perspective

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Life Begins After Marriage…  Open to married Indian women under 50 (age limit was 55 until 2006)  Requirements – Attractive, Vivacious & Maintained  Winner represents India in Mrs. World contest  1st runner up represents India in Mrs. Globe contest  5-6 participants selected from each region, finalists to complete 1 month term called, Maureen Wadia Survival Course (helps you face anything – including irate husbands)  Launched in 2000  Inspired by › Mrs. World, www.mrsworld.com (since 1985) › Mrs. America, www.mrsamerica.com › Mrs. United States National Pageant®, www.mrsunitedstates.com › Mrs. Globe, www.mrsglobe.com  President, Gladrags Beauty Pageants; Editor in Chief & President, Gladrags Career Academy  Director, Wadia Hospitals of Women & Children  Wife of Nusli Wadia, Mother of Ness Wadia & Jehangir Wadia  Businesswoman, trendsetter, former model, leader & style guru; was a airhostess with Air India  Believes in training, strict discipline and tough work “A 24x7 woman is a woman who is a wife and mother and much more, one who is multi-talented and who can easily juggle five tasks at the same time,” – Maureen Wadia  2001 - Aditi Gowitrikar (Mumbai)  2002 - Jasmine D‟Souza (Mumbai)  2003 - Tania Soni (Hyderabad)  2004 - Naina Daliwal (Chandigarh)  2005 - Shilpa Reddy (Hyderabad)  2006 - Shilpa A. Singh (Mumbai)  2007 - Jimmy Nanda (Ahmedabad)  2008 - Madhvi Awasthi (Chandigarh)  2009 - Sophia Handa (Mumbai)  2010 - Kavita Sachdev (Mumbai)  47 participants  Aditi Gowitrikar - First Winner of Gladrags Mrs. India edition, winner of Mrs. World 2001  Patrons – Smita Thackerey, Achla Sachdev  18 contenders  Winner – Jasmine D‟souza (25 years); tie with Mrs. USA  1st runner up – Rashmi Mathur  2nd runner up – Tanaaz Currim  Winner – Tania Soni (Hyderabad)  Judges – Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw, Poonam Sinha, Ayesha Shroff, Raveena Tandon  23 finalists  Held on November 22 at National Centre for Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai  Winner – Naina Dhaliwal (Ludhiana)  1st runner up – Kanwal Toor (Delhi)  2nd runner up – Sucheta Wangkhem (Imphal)  20 constestants  Judges – Nyonika Chatterjee, Priety Jinta, Fardeen Khan, Sajid Khan  Winner – Shilpa Reddy (Hyderabad)  1st runner up – Aditi Nijhawan  2nd runner up – Uma Ghosh Deshpande