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Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015

Last updated on: December 14, 2015 18:34 IST
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Do you think she can bring back the crown?

 

Urvashi Rautela

Photograph: Richard D Salyer/The Miss Universe Organisation

Remember her gyrating to the tunes of Yo Yo Honey Singh's Love Dose?

Yes, that's Urvashi Rautela!

The 21-year-old Haridwar-born lass wanted to pursue a career in engineering but life took a detour and she won the Miss Universe India title instead.

Urvashi will now represent India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant to be held in Las Vegas on December 20. Going by the photographs, she seems to having a lot of fun :).

Want to know more about her? Read on.

Not just another pretty face

Urvashi Rautela, Miss Universe India 2015

She's a national level basketball player. That, probably, is the secret behind her svelte figure.

Photograph: Courtesy Matt Petit/The Miss Universe Organisation

Biker chic

Urvashi Rautela

Keep calm & Harley on! #bikergirl #harleydavidson #ride' this biker fan girl posted on Instagram. 

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

Making the right moves

Urvashi R

She has already made her mark in Bollywood with Singh Saab The Great opposite Sunny Deol and will be seen in Great Grand Masti next year.

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

She has a BIG heart

Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi has volunteered at the Women's Development Resource Centre.

She also promotes the Urvashi Rautela Foundation, a cause her parents have been dedicated to for several years.

'When I see mentally challenged children or those abandoned by their parents, and they don't know where to go, I feel for them,' she posted on Instagram. 

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

Trained dancer

Urvashi Rautela

She has learnt seven dance forms. 

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

Living up to her name

Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi showed her dance moves at the pre-tape segment prior to the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Incidentally, in Hindu mythology, Urvashi refers to an apsara (a celestial nymph) who mesmerized the gods with her dancing skills. 

Photograph: Darren Decker/The Miss Universe Organisation

Quite captivating, isn't it? 

Urvashi Rautela  

By 'it' we mean the outfit. Urvashi wowed the judges with her Bharatanatyam performance minus the traditional costume! 

Photograph: Darren Decker/The Miss Universe Organisation

Her fans love her...

Urvashi Rautela

And so do her fellow participants at the Miss Universe pageant! 

Photograph: Richard D. Salyer/The Miss Universe Organisation 

She loves bindis and bangles

Urvashi Rautela  

Before Urvashi left for the pageant, she packed bindis for the other participants too!

And they simply loved it... 

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

Here's proof

Urvashi Rautela with other Miss Universe 2015 contestants

Urvashi posted this on Instagram and captioned it, 'Power of India!!!!! My beautiful girls getting happier n more happier after wearing bindis, jhumkas, mang tikkas, etc.'

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

Another bindi fan

Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi posted on Instagram, '#missfrance rocking in her bindi!!!'

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

The life of every party

 Urvashi Rautela

Going by her Instagram feed, she seems pretty popular among the contestants -- and everyone seems to be her 'best buddy'!

Letting her hair loose with Miss Peru, Laura Spoya -- her 'best buddy'. 

Photograph: Patrick Prather/The Miss Universe Organisation

BFF 2

Urvashi

I've found a friend for life n that's you my Ariadna gutyyyyy #India #colombia #missuniverse2015' she posted on Instagram. 

Photograph: Courtesy Urvashi Rautela/Instagram

Two more...

Urvashi Rautela

Dining with Miss Korea Seoyeon Kim and Miss Mauritius Sheetal Khadun.

Photograph: Patrick Prather/The Miss Universe Organisation

And a whole bunch more... :)

 Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi and other contestants pose on a bridge leading to the Eiffel Tower, Paris. 

Photograph: Matt Petit/The Miss Universe Organisation

We wouldn't be surprised if she were Miss Congeniality 

Urvashi Rautela

Here's wishing Urvashi loads of good luck for the Miss Universe 2015 pageant. Go get the title and do India proud!

Photograph: Darren Decker/The Miss Universe Organisation

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