This gorgeous 22-year-old Bengaluru lass hopes to bring home the Miss Universe crown after 16 years!
Way back in 2000, Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe crown. Since then, India has been waiting to see who would follow in her footsteps.
This year, 22-year-old Roshmitha Harimurthy will represent India at the Miss Universe pageant to be held in the Philippines on January 30.
The beautiful young woman from Bengaluru, who was crowned Miss Diva 2016, hopes to strike gold and break India's dry steak.
Want to know more about her? Read on...
Birthday: August 13
1. Beautiful -- inside out!
IMAGE: Roshmita is not just another pretty face.
Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft lip charity, is one of causes she supports and she doesn't hesitate in asking her Instagram followers to do likewise.
All photographs: Kind courtesy Roshmitha Harimurthy/Instagram
2. Eager to help
IMAGE: This one is for the albums :)
Fondly known as Rosh, she volunteered as a teacher at Bengaluru's Thanisandra Government Primary School in association with the Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives.
Someday, she hopes to work to improve healthcare and HIV awareness.
3. Alumnus of Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
IMAGE: Rosh takes a selfie at her college, Mount Carmel, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in international business.
She did her schooling at the Sophia High School, Bengaluru; her favourite subject was moral science.
4. Her fitness mantra: Swimming and working out
IMAGE: She beams on the magazine cover of Femina with her co-contestants -- Srinidhi Shetty, left, Miss Diva first runner up and Miss Supranational 2016, and Aradhana Buragohain, right, Miss Diva second runner up.
Roshmitha, who has been modelling professionally since 2013 and has worked with some of the leading names in the industry, believes in simple workouts and healthy eating.
5. An introvert, she loves home-cooked food
IMAGE: With one of her favourite people in the world -- her grandmother.
'I can go warrior mode in 0.023 seconds for this queen! #mylove #herknight #happymothersday #grandma' she captioned this pic.
Roshmitha enjoys reading, dancing, gardening and swimming.
6. A born stunner
IMAGE: Roshmitha, then and now.
7. Miss Spectacular Eyes
IMAGE: She won the title of Kodak Lens Miss Spectacular Eyes at the Miss Diva pageant.
She also bagged the title of Miss Rampwalk and Miss Refreshing Diva.
8. Beauty runs in her family
IMAGE: Her younger sister, Rakshitha (pictured right), took part in Miss India 2015 and made it to the Top 10 finalists.
'That inspired me to get into this (Miss Diva) pageant,' Roshmitha revealed in an interview soon after being crowned Miss Diva 2016.
9. Miss Funny Bones
IMAGE: She's got a great sense of humour!
10. And a BIG heart
IMAGE: The leggy beauty has a weakness for horses.
'Some horses test you, some will teach you and some will bring out the best in you!' Roshmitha captioned this pic.
We wish her loads of luck for the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. Go get the title, girl, and do India proud!