New Delhi: The Miss India competition is completing 50 years in 2013, so the organisers wanted to make it a pan India event in true senses and thus they took extra in selecting girls from every corner of India. Auditions were held at Pune, Goa, Indore, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Delhi.
The girls who are battling it out tonight are Akshitaa Agnihotri, Anannya Sarmah, Anukriti Gusain, Anushka Shah, Apurva Lonkar, Archita Sahu, Gail Nicole Da Silva, Khusboo Vaidya, Lopamudra Raut, Manasi Moghe, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Panchami Rao, Radhika Sharma, Sagarika Chhetri, Saniah Baig, Sanjana D'souza, Sobhita Dhulipala, Srishti Rana, Sukanya Bhattacharya, Supriya Aiman, Swati Kain, Vijaya Sharma and Zoya Afroz.
We have brought to you the commentary of the gala event so that you don't miss any action.
Navneet Kaur Dhillon defeated 22 girls from all parts of India to win the prestigious crown.
10:00 PM: Stay tuned for the commentary of #MissIndia2013.
10:05 PM: 23 girls are going to fight it out for the coveted crown. #MissIndia2013
10:10 PM: Manish Paul is going to host the event tonight. #MissIndia2013
10:15 PM: Manish Paul is one of the most sough after TV hosts these days. #MissIndia2013
10:20 PM: Who do you think is going to win the title tonight? Any guess? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Sonu Niigam are also performing tonight at #MissIndia2013.
10:25 PM: The way contestants give their introduction shows their confidence. #MissIndia2013
10:30 PM: Winning is a habit for most of these girls. Who do you think is the strongest participant? #MissIndia2013
10:35 PM: Aftab is making a stage appearance after a long time. Vivek and Riteish are also here. #MissIndia2013
10:40 PM: Will Aishwarya be the show stealer tonight. Her capabilities have been unquestionable so far. #MissIndia2013
10:45 PM: What do you think? Is Aishwarya all set for a comeback? Who is your favourite after the swim suit round? Any change of loyality? #MissIndia2013
10:50 PM: Sonu Niigam has done it again. His performance is mesmerising. #MissIndia2013
10:55 PM: Zoya Afroz is the first one to make it into the top 10. It's difficult to organise a beauty pageant without Karan Johar. #MissIndia2013
11:00 PM: The contestants are trying to blend philosophy with practicality. Are they successful in their pursuit? #MissIndia2013
11:05 PM: Manish Paul's interjections are hilarious and interesting. #MissIndia2013
11:10 PM: Lately Indian girls are making their presence felt at the international level. Will #MissIndia2013 carry forward the tradition?
11:15 PM: What do you think about the fusion on which Priyanka performed? Did you like it? #MissIndia2013
11:20 PM: Who are the top 5 contestants of your choice? #MissIndia2013
11:25 PM: Anukriti is the first girl to get into the top 5. #MissIndia2013
11:30 PM: Who do you think is going to win the #MissIndia2013 out of these girls? Who is your favourite?
11:40 PM: Who do you think has given the best answer to the last question? #MissIndia2013
11:45 PM: What would have been your answer to the last question of #MissIndia2013?
11:50 PM: #MissIndia2013 has reached its final stage. Time for the judges to make their final decision.
11:55 PM: Manish Paul's job is not easy. #MissIndia2013
11:58 PM: Zoya Afroz is the second runner up. #MissIndia2013
11:59 PM: Sobhita Dhulipala is the first runner up. #MissIndia2013
12:01 AM: Navneet Kaur is the new Miss India. #MissIndia2013
12:02 AM: Congratulations to the new Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon. #MissIndia2013