Saturday, 2 February 2013

Times of India to hold a separate pageant for Miss Universe

Dethroned I am She/Miss Universe India 2012 Urvashi Rautela is expected to join the competition

Times of India, maker of Femina Miss India, will hold a separate pageant for Miss Universe this June to select India's representative to Miss Universe 2013

Times Group MD Vineet Jain, said, "It is important that the Miss Universe pageant is back once again with the Times Group. The Miss Universe pageant forms an integral part of the Miss India pageant structure."

Lara Dutta, the recent Miss Universe of India

Marc Robinson, Director Operations, Miss India, added, "Miss Universe is back where it rightfully belongs, with The Times Group. It is the oldest and most credible organisation in India capable of conducting and producing pageants on an international level, while keeping in mind international pageant requirements and standards. Both Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta rose to fame after winning the Miss India, and subsequently the Miss Universe titles, in the years 1994 and 2000, respectively."