Vanya Mishra wins 2 top awards at Miss World pageant

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19 Aug 2012: Vanya walked away with the coveted titles of Miss World Beauty with a Purpose and also went on to win the Multimedia Award at the Miss World pageant.


Miss World Beauty with a Purpose

Vanya clearly stood out in the crowd as she walked away with the award for Beauty with a Purpose at the Miss World 2012 pageant.


The Beauty with a Purpose Award is given to that contestant who has made a special dedication to a charitable cause to help those who are less fortunate.


What helped Vanya win this title was the support that she showed towards Muktangan school in Mumbai, an initiative of Paragon Charitable Trust founded by Elizabeth Mehta, a pioneering educational program with an innovative model working in close partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and a number of NGO’s across the country.


Muktangan provides affordable English medium education to over 2400 children across 7 Schools. More than 350 local members drawn from communities have been trained & employed as teachers in their schools.


Vanya believes in supporting the education model that Muktangan runs for underprivileged children where learning is informal, fun and interactive.


Vanya Mishra won the 1st ever Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2012

Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 Vanya Mishra last evenning, won the first ever Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2012 Pageant in Ordos, China.


Contestants were judged on how they presented their web section of the Miss World website The best presentation would earn fast track points on the Miss World scoreboard and win the Multimedia Award.


She actively interacted with fans and shared her experience at the Miss World 2012 contest by updating photos and video material regularly on the assigned facebook page.


As of today the page has over 73,000 active fans and the posts reach over 9,00,000 people a week. All of this was achieved by updating intelligent status updates, interactive photo posts and some stunning cover pictures.


Vanya was closely competing with Miss Mexico, however in the end the quality of her work stood out to take her across the finish line.


Some highlights of the event

Mishra cut an impressive figure in a peach and black gown by designer and was fatracked straight to the 2nd position after winning the Multimedia Award with a score of 261 points at the Miss World 2012 Competition. Vanya Mishra also topped the charts by winning the Beauty with a purpose award scoring a total of 271 points in the Top 15.


She dance to the track ’ Dil cheez kya hai’ from the 1981 film " Umrao Jaan " in Dances of the World Round.


During the final round, the contestants were asked ’Why they deserved to be the next Miss World’ to which Vanya answered, "I believe that the next Miss World should be a woman with a kind heart and humility, who wherever she goes, makes people feel that she is their own. "Somebody who carries simple values in this complex world, somebody who believes in herself. And this is what I believe I am."



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