24 Indian Beauties will be battling out for the coveted crown and title of Miss India UK with the opportunity to represent the UK in the Miss India World Finals taking place in New Delhi, India in November this year.
Kirstianne Shankar, from Doncaster managed to secure a place, when she mesmerised the judging panel with her performance of ‘All that Jazz’ from hit Broadway musical Chicago. Kiristianne is no stranger to performing, she has sung and danced since the age of four and has worked as a TV presenter for York TV. She is hoping the global coverage she will receive will allow her to make a move to mainstream broadcasting.
"I prepared a lot for the auditions and excited that I made it through, I have a lot of support and hope to do well" says Kristianne.
Amrita, Bhavna and Kristianne all beat of stiff competition from over 300 entries of which only 24 were selected. Amrita an accomplished and powerful singer and Bhavna an accomplished dancer are hoping to impress the judges with breath taking performances.
Amrita will be singing ‘Show me heaven’ by Maria Mckee and Bhavna will be performing an energetic Bollywood dance number which she choreographed herself.
"It is a great honour and privilege to be short listed as a finalists, this has become such a big event in such a short time and we are first people ever from Leeds to get this far but we will both be trying our best to put Leeds on the map in this event" Says Bhavna.
Amrita and Bhavna like many of the other Miss India UK finalists are looking at the Miss India UK Finals as a platform to launch careers in entertainment.
"This is a high profile event which looks at beauty, talent and intelligence equally, the competition is really tough, all of the finalists are strong but I will do my best" says Amrita.
"I am really looking forward to the finals and I have been rehearsing hard, it will be a great night, my family and friends will be there supporting me and I will give it my all" adds Bhavna.
This years Miss India UK Finals will also be featured in the BBC 1 ONElife documentary to be aired in May and broadcast on the ZEE TV Television Network to over 400 m people worldwide in summer.
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