Mumbai: Chandigarh beauty Vanya Mishra was crowned as the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 in a glitzy grand finale of the 49th edition of the beauty pageant on Friday. VJ Ayushman Khurana and actor Manish Paul played perfect hosts at the event.
The Miss India Earth title was bagged by 24-year-old Prachi Mishra of Pune, while Chennai girl Rochelle Maria Rao, 23, was crowned as the Miss India International. The trio selected from among 20 finalists, were crowned by last year's winners Kanistha Dhankhar, Hasleen Kaur and Ankita Shorey.
While 19-year-old Vanya will represent India at the Miss World 2012 Pageant, Prachi and Rochelle shall represent the country at Miss Earth 2012 Pageant and Miss International 2012 Pageant, respectively. However, Femina will not send the beauties to the Miss Universe pageant as it had decided in 2010 to abstain from the event.

The stars who added Bollywood glamour quotient to the already sparkling ceremony include Sonam Kapoor, producer Ekta Kapoor, film director Rohit Shetty, actor Sonali Bendre, cricketer Harbhajan Singh, designer Raghavendra Rathore, Managing Director of Bajaj FimServ Sanjiv Bajaj, singer Sonu Nigam and TV actor Sakshi Tanwar who were also the judge for the event.
The evening began with Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar giving his first dance performance with former Miss Indias Manasvi Mamgai and Neha Hinge. The Pakistani singer enthralled the audience with his power packed 'Madhubala' performance.

The grand evening was also graced by Julia Morley, Chairperson of the Miss World Organisation and reigning Miss World Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares. Former Miss World Ivian Sarcos also attended the event in a stunning lehenga choli.