Chandigarh 01st November:- The super gorgeous Meenakshi Chaudhary is back in the country after winning the title of Miss Grand International 2018 - 1st runner upat the 6th edition of Miss Grand International 2018 held at Myanmar, a pageant called for peace across the world.
A state-level swimmer and a badminton player from Chandigarh, Meenakshi describes herself as an avid sportsperson. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Dental Surgery and hails from an army background. She lives by the quote, “Everything is possible if only you believe.”Meenakshi is a student of National Dental College and Hospital. Having grown up in an army background, she has traveled a lot, a self-disciplined, confident and honest girl, who has now entered the glamour world after she participated and winning as the first runner up at the Miss Grand International 2018.
At the event, Clara Sosa of Paraguay was crowned Miss Grand International 2018 who succeeds Miss Grand International 2017 Maria Jose Lora of Peru. At the same event, fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 Meenakshi Chaudhary was adjudged (1st runner up), Miss Grand Indonesia Nadia Purwoko (2nd runner up), Miss Grand Puerto Rico Nicole Colon was adjudged (3rd runner up), and Miss Grand Japan Haruka Oda was adjudged (4th runner up)
India's Meenakshi Chaudhary was also part of the Top 20 contingent. The second stage witnessed the finalists walk the ramp in stunning Miss Grand International swimsuits.
Thereafter, the quarter finalists were trimmed down to Top 10 semi-finalists. The lineup also included Miss Grand India Meenakshi Chaudhary, Miss Grand Dominic Republic, Miss Grand Paraguay, Miss Grand Mexico, Miss Grand Venezeula, Miss Grand Spain, Miss Grand Puerto Rico, Miss Grand Indonesia, Miss Grand Japan, and Miss Grand Vietnam.
The next segment was all about the Top 10 finalists slaying the ramp in some mesmerizing evening gowns which was one of the highlights of the evening. The pageant finale also witnessed a tear eyed emotional message from the outgoing queen Maria Jose Lora to the fans as she thanked everyone for their constant encouragement.
Subsequently, the contestants were further narrowed down to Top 5 finalists which included Miss Grand Puerto Rico Nicole Colon, Miss Grand Japan, Haruka Oda, Miss Grand Paraguay Clara Sosa, Miss Grand India Meenakshi Chaudhary, and Miss Grand Indonesia, Nadia Purwoko. The shortlisted contestants then gave their final speech for Stop the War and Violence. In the end, Clara Sosa clinched the coveted crown after defeating numerous contestants from around the globe.
In a Media Interaction with Meenakshi at Golden Tulip Hotel, she said that she would like to thank everyone who has supported her in her journey right from the time she participated in fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 to then winning the title of fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 and now being crowned as Miss Grand International 2018 1st runner up. She is proud and happy to represent our country in this coveted pageant, Her sincere gratitude goes out to everyone for believing in her and most importantly her mother, who has been the pillar of strength and thanks to her, she is here holding my head high with this prestigious crown.
As a young girl, Meenakshi had always dreamt to re-present the country on a global platform and this victory has opened the doors of opportunities for her.
In the past, Miss Grand International witnessed, Vartika Singh, an Indian model and fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2015 was the first delegate to represent India and sashed as the Second-Runner up at the Pageant.
She also shared her future plans during the interaction.