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VOTE: Which sexy siren will be Miss India-Universe?

Last updated on: July 11, 2011 10:49 IST

VOTE:Which sexy siren will be Miss India-Universe?

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Meet the I Am She-Miss India Universe finalists and vote to let us know who deserves to represent India at the international pageant!

They're all beautiful, accomplished and intelligent.

And each of these 20 young women is hoping to bag the crown in the second edition of the I Am She pageant to be held on July 15, 2011 in Mumbai. The winner will represent India at Miss Universe 2011 to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil later this year.

We want you to take our poll and let us know who you think deserves the crown!

Ana Chawdhry

She has been into ramp shows and modelling since junior college and is also a national level basket ball player. Ana enjoys singing Western vocals, dancing like Govidna and Mithun and reading philosophy.

Age: 20 years

City: New Delhi

Sun Sign: Cancer

I AM Quotient: My confidence. My passion and desire to win. I was asked by the judge, Joy Datta, "What song would you sing to Jackky Bhagnani (judge) if Jackky and you were stranded in the middle of the ocean?" Instead of answering to the point, I asked if he could sing as well. I feel that's what got me here.

Strengths: I constantly try to improve and learn. I believe we learn from the pleasant experiences, but it's the tough times and failures that bring out the best in us as they are opportunities. It doesn't matter from where you began as long as you finish well.

Weakness: My craving for sweets. I cannot do something without knowing what I am doing and at the same time believing in it.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Ana Chawdhry
Photographs: Courtesy Vaishnavi Corporate Communications Pvt Ltd
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Anvita Sudarshan

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She was editor of a children's magazine called Thinker after doing her graduation in psychology. Anvita has done commercial advertisements for Enrich Salon, Bausch and Laumb and Big Bazaar. She enjoys reading, writing, singing and cooking.

Age: 20 years

City: Mumbai

Sun Sign: Cancer

I AM Quotient: My name. Anvita means a person who has everything, one who is content yet ambitious.

Strengths: My ambition, which is what motivates me.

Weakness: I find it impossible to give up. If I want something, I want it. I will do everything I can to achieve it. It's like an OCD.

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Image: Anvita Sudarshan

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Bobby Layal

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Pursuing her BBA, Bobby has done music videos for Jassbir Jassi, Ravinder Garewal, Inderjeet Nikoo, Jassi Sidhu and Gurvinder Brar. She has done advertisements for garment catalogues and Spice Mobile, apart from ramp shows across India. She has choreographed intercollegiate fashion shows and assisted in eye, kidney and lung donations. She enjoys exploring new destinations, Punjabi and Bengali music.

Age: 20 years

City: Ludhiana

Sun Sign: Leo

I AM Quotient: 'I AM WHAT I AM'. I am the daughter of that mother who has taught me to be independent, kind, loving, genuine, honest and most of all a simple and solved (sorted) woman who knows to handle everything and smile through ups and downs.

Strengths: My parents, height, confidence and personality and most of all my smile and a pure heart with no grudges toward anyone. I love looking perfect and ensure I make everyone laugh around me.

Weakness: I am very emotional and that has always broken me. I trust people very soon and I usually make them mine in one go. Although I don't understand whether it's an advantage or disadvantage, when people betray, it really hurts!

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Image: Bobby Layal

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Divya Chouksey

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She was a model on MTV shows such as Making The Cut, MTV True Life and MTV Bakra. Divya has shot for promos for IPL Pune Warriors, Percept Pictures and Fuel. She recently did a short film on blood donation for an NGO called Study Circle India. She holds a master's degree in film making and enjoys writing, singing, dancing, music, playing the sitar and travelling.

Age: 24 years

City: Mumbai

Sun Sign: Scorpio

I AM Quotient: I am a woman of substance, who is cosmopolitan, who believes in herself, respects herself. I am patriotic and take great pride in my country and its culture. I am a humorous, witty, vivid person who enjoys every minute of life. I am somebody who believes in making a change and I want to do a lot of things in my life with passion and compassion. I believe in a simple mantra, 'live and let live'.

Strengths: My style, communication skills, confidence and persona.

Weakness: Too sensitive.

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Image: Divya Chouksey

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Khushboo Mendonca

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Khushboo was the winner of Miss Pune 2011. She is currently training under Ritika Ramtri at Tiara in Pune and has worked at the BBC in the production department. She enjoys swimming, reading, watching lots of television and movies, cooking and runway modelling.

Age: 23 years

City: Mumbai

Sun Sign: Aquarius

I AM Quotient: To those who dream and dare there is no such place as far away; and yes, I am a dreamer, passionate about realising my purpose of living. I believe in myself, in my inner ability and strength to be an inspiration to everyone around and above all, I believe in being significant and making a difference. I shine wherever I go!

Strengths: Confidence, presence, sensible, compassionate, forgiving.

Weakness: Emotional about loved ones, sensitive (but I make these work for me).

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Image: Khushboo Mendonca

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Kiran Thappar

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She has been the face of many brands like Colgate, Fair & Lovely, Dabur Vatika, and most recently Garnier Hair Naturals. Kiran was also the winner of the inter-collegiate ELLE 18 Miss University pageant. She has been an ICSE topper, which makes her a killer combination of beauty and brains. She enjoys photography and yoga.

Age: 26 years

City: Goa

Sun Sign: --

I AM Quotient: My potential.

Strengths: Intelligence, focus and the right attitude towards work and life.

Weakness: Soft-hearted.

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Image: Kiran Thappar

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Madhvi Mahajan

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She was born in Himachal Pradesh and schooled in Chandigarh and specialised in electronic engineering. Madhvi worked in Bangalore for two years and has been into modelling for the past six months. She has done a course from NIFT in Fashion Management. She enjoys basketball, dancing and anchoring.

Age: 24 years

City: New Delhi

Sun Sign: --

I AM Quotient: Spontaneous, with right attitude and apt consciousness and the spark in my eyes.

Strengths: Unbiased always, impatient, strong reflexes in terms of behaviour and attitude as required by the current situation and environment, adjustment, good learner, self belief.

Weakness: Impatient, sometimes wanting to do multiple things. Not able to concentrate on one, sometimes not able to take defeat or failure positively.

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Image: Madhvi Mahajan

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Mala Salariya

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She has been into modelling for a year and is also a national level swimmer. Mala has written for the Hindustan Times (metro desk) and advertising in JWT and taught in kindergarten for a year .Her hobbies include bowling, water sports, karaoke, swimming, gyming, dancing and singing.

Age: 22 years

City: Mumbai

Sun Sign: Aquarius

I AM Quotient: Being myself.

Strengths: My family, their love and support and most importantly my faith in God that always keeps me going.

Weakness: More that I can't work upon and make them disappear.

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Image: Mala Salariya

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Niharica Raizada

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Niharica has trained in Biochemistry, MBBS and translational medicine. She is also the co-chair with the Prince of Saudi at the Young Global Leadership Foudation, recently appointed by Dr Linda Stillman in New York. She enjoys kathak, salsa, jazz, learning new languages, karate, badminton and singing.

Age: 25 years

City: New Delhi

Sun Sign: Aries

I AM Quotient: My attitude is very aggressive and positive. I have connected with people my whole life. Luck is very favourable these past few years. I surprise myself every day. I was not the smartest but I got a scholarship from Fulbright. I was a very pretty girl with acne and I won a pageant.

Strengths: Very curious about positive qualities in people. I will never stop learning. I am very creative and hardworking.

Weakness: I can be aggressive in attitude. I stride towards intimidation and try to control it. I am impatient with everlasting late thingies (everyone deserves a second chance, but how many?).

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Image: Niharica Raizada

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Parul Duggal

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She is a fashion designer by profession and has been into modelling for a year. Parul has been a state level basketball player and has won various awards in swimming. Her hobbies include surfing, sketching and travelling.

Age: 23 years

City: Bhopal

Sun Sign: Aries

I AM Quotient: Confidence, with a great mind and soul.

Strengths: Pure hearted, disciplined, sincere and creative.

Weakness: My sweet tooth.

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Image: Parul Duggal

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Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka is a fashion designer by profession, having studied at NIFT. This is her first stint with modelling. She enjoys reading, studying animal behaviour, illustrating, bathroom singing, hand dances and martial arts.

Age: 23 years

City: Noida

Sun Sign: Gemini

I AM Quotient: I think beauty! And what got me into the final 20 is the fact that I am beautiful, not because of my physical appearance only, but more so, because I think beautiful. I am here because I can be the face of India at Miss Universe. I'm here because I deserve to be here.

Strengths: Extremely patient and sensitive towards everyone and everything, the way they are around me and if there is anything that I feel needs to be changed, I change first.

Weakness: Very emotional.

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Image: Priyanka Chopra

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Ranju Singh

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She has done her PGDBA from Welingkar's in human resources. Ranju was working with Kingfisher Airlines as an in-flight director (cabin crew). She enjoys dancing, listening to music, singing and travelling.

Age: 22 years

City: Thane

Sun Sign: Leo

I AM Quotient: Mother's confidence and support. She always wanted me to be a part of this contest and made me believe that I can achieve all my dreams and goals in my life. I am the one to get the Miss Universe crown back to India. I am the face of an airline, I want to be face of the country.

Strengths: My biggest asset is my smile. It lets me escape from any tough situation.

Weakness: Too keen to be appreciated and when I'm not, I get low. But this also makes me struggle harder to ensure that I am appreciated for my hard work. I am emotional, but can control my emotion by self motivation.

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Image: Ranju Singh

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Sabiha Attarwala

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Sabiha won an inter-college competition and has done extensive print and magazine editorial shoots. She enjoys reading, swimming, playing badminton and scrabble.

Age: 24 years

City: Pune

Sun Sign: Aquarius

I AM Quotient: Cliched as it may sound; going for Miss Universe has been something I've always wanted to do, so when I Am She was launched, it was a cue for me -- now or never! I didn't want to wake up at the age of 40 and say damn! I wish I had entered. No regrets is my motto in life! So now I know whatever the end result of the pageant is, I am here and I am living my dream.

Strengths: Passionate nature, focus, will power, confidence, determination, my smile.

Weakness: My trusting nature, which makes me a little gullible and nave at times (but I am growing up and learning).

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Image: Sabiha Attarwala

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Sakshi Bindra

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She has been modelling for the past two years and participated in Muscat Fashion Week, Punjab Fashion Week and Chennai Fashion Week. Sakshi was the winner of L'Oreal Ford Super Models 2007. She walked the ramp for Rahul Singh in the Wills India Fashion Week this year. She enjoys painting, dancing and driving.

Age: 20 years

City: New Delhi

Sun Sign: Taurus

I AM Quotient: Confidence.

Strengths: Confident, self-motivated and desire to achieve my dreams. I put my 200 percent to achieve it, no matter how difficult it is.

Weakness: Laziness at times.

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Image: Sakshi Bindra

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Seep Taneja

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Seep pursued an MBA while graduating simultaneously. She has been a radio jockey for four years and a model on a sporadic basis for the last two years. She enjoys dance, music, reading, writing, painting and photography.

Age: 22 years

City: Jalandhar

Sun Sign: Capricorn

I AM Quotient: My personality. I am a dreamer, I am a believer, I believe in my dreams, I believe in destiny and I believe in working hard. I believe in myself. I am myself, my true self.

Strengths: Confidence, belief in my dreams and myself, positivity, my loved ones.

Weakness: I don't speak much in general, which is usually mistaken as my arrogance, so I would say not speaking much.

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Image: Seep Taneja

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Tanvi Singla

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She participated in Scooty Teen Diva 2008 and was among the top 10. Tanvi has been modelling for the past two years and has walked for designers like Manish Arora, Rohit Bal, Rocky S and Manish Malhotra at various fashion weeks. She enjoys dancing, interacting with people, spending time with dogs and cooking for loved ones.

Age: 19 years

City: Mysore

Sun Sign: Aries

I AM Quotient: Energy. I am life, kind yet proud.

Strengths: Confidence and the quality of being very likeable.

Weakness: A whole lot of unchallenged energy, which drives me to anxiety.

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Image: Tanvi Singla

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Trishla Chandola

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She has learned Indian classical dance and music for two years. For the last two months, Trishla has been learning Flamenco in an attempt to win the talent round in I Am She 2011. She enjoys dancing and cooking.

Age: 21 years

City: New Delhi

Sun Sign: Aries

I AM Quotient: : I am honest and straightforward. According to me, it is important to speak out what your heart feels and mind believes in, I embrace myself. I do realise that everyone has something, their unique selling point. So that keeps me grounded. But I love and accept myself, inspite of my shortcomings in various aspects and that helps me keep my head held high. I believe in the power of love. And for me, it is love above all. And I can cross all boundaries and break all barriers for love.

Strengths: I accept that people are different. According to me that is the most essential quality required to connect and understand people. I graciously accept criticism. For me, to progress and succeed in any task, it is more important to know where I falter rather than excel. That drives me even more to attain perfection.

Weakness: I need to learn time management. I am working on it. Sweets too.

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Image: Trishla Chandola

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Vasuki Sunkavalli

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She has lived in New Delhi for a period of two years during which she was studying and modelling as well. Vasuki has participated in leading fashion weeks and shot for advertisements for Nike, KitKat and the World Gold Council. She enjoys reading, travelling and getting acquainted with new cultures and people.

Age: 26 years

City: Hyderabad

Sun Sign: Leo

I AM Quotient: Confidence in my stride, my body and my mind and this confidence comes from the fact that I am secure. Other people might be better than me in various aspects and that does make me fearful. It makes me want to work towards it.

Strengths: I can hold my own under any given circumstances. I am a very secure person.

Weakness: I am a little too laidback and the one thing that is wrong about me, that bothers me, is that I stand to give people the impression of a non-challenge, which is not me. Sometimes I can be impatient with people too.

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Image: Vasuki Sunkavalli

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Vijaya Dey

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She is pursuing her MCOM (distance learning in Pune) and currently lives in Mumbai. She is the winner of Making of Cut-2, 2010. Vijaya has walked for ramp for Narendra Kumar, Archana Kocchar, Shantanu and Nikhil, Rocky S, Krishna Mehta and Satya Paul. She has been a part of Bangalore Fashion Week and Goa Fashion Week and shot Adidas, Idea, Shoppers Stop and other editorials. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer (having studied it for 12 years) and enjoys dancing and reading romantic books.

Age: 23 years

City: Pune

Sun Sign: Libra

I AM Quotient: My belief in myself and God's grace.

Strengths: I always follow my heart. I have extreme passion and love in it. Once my heart decides something, I never walk; being a complete romantic does make me strong. My X factor -- I don't rely only on my strength alone, I use my opponent's energy too, which gives me a cut above the rest.

Weakness: I have so much passion to fulfill my dreams. To do what I 'think' I hardly give time and attention to my personal self. All work and no fun is one of my biggest weaknesses.

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Image: Vijaya Dey

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Zoya Patel

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Zoya was the winner of Miss Summer Queen Pune, Miss Royal Queen, Pune 2010 and Most Promising Model Pune 2010 at the Citadel Extravaganza. She has done an advertisement for Blackberry, walked for most fashion shows in Pune and shot for makeup artists from New Delhi. She has also done a music video for IPL Pune Warriors. Zoya enjoys reading, playing table tennis and throwball and listening to music.

Age: 22 years

City: Pune

Sun Sign: Cancer

I AM Quotient: I am an enterprising and loving person. I believe that love conquers all and is above every feeling. Only love will help you forgive, be kind, learn to hope and to make commitments and live with them for life. I am confident and want to make a mark.

Strengths: Ability to love.

Weakness: Trust in others.

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So who do you think should be Miss India-Universe 2011? Tell us by taking the poll below!


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