Parvathy Omanakuttan: Profile in Confidence
The 21-year-old Parvathy, who hails from Kerala, stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches and is all set to compete with a total of 109 contestants at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Parvathy, reinforcing the belief that
Indians have in her, was determined about her victory and was confident that she would be able to carry forward the legacy of India’s other beauty queens. She said, “I am very much confident about my victory. Femina Miss India World is not merely a crown of joy for me. With the crown, the responsibility of upholding the name of the country has also fallen on my shoulders.”
Parvathy’s confidence for winning the Miss World pageant this year has shown a positive way to the Indians who kept their fingers crossed, praying for Parvathy’s triumph. The young lady has been preparing for the pageant ever since she won the Femina Miss India contest in April this year.
Apart from just concentrating on her appearance, she had been striving to be a stronger person to face the contest. Born on 13th July, this Cancerian charmer is determined to win the world over with her ‘never say die’ approach towards life.
Parvathy, a student of English literature from Mithibai College, Mumbai, banked on her perfect figure which is not only the result of her long work out sessions in the gym, but of pursuing sports like basketball and badminton. The multi-talented glam doll is also a trained Indian classical dancer.
Miss World is the original and most popular beauty pageant in the world, which was launched in 1951. Each year young women from every country compete to go through rounds such as the Most Beautiful Smile, the Swimsuit round, Miss Talented and the Question & Answer round, etc, and judges select the contestant who has the winning combination of beauty, glamour, poise and intelligence.
On December 13, during the two-hour finale, the divas flaunted the exclusive creations by South African and Jamaican designers. This year’s event had a special focus on song, dance and music, with Miss England and others performing on stage. South Africa hopes the pageant, broadcast in 180 countries to an estimated one billion viewers, will help overcome Johannesburg’s reputation for crime and promote the city as a tourist spot.
A panel of illustrious adjudicators had been commissioned to judge the contest; these include the former Miss South Africa and businesswoman, Basetsana Khumalo; the chairperson of African Fashion International, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and the reigning Miss World, Zi Lin Zhang.
Previously, in a star-studded ceremony at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre held in December 2007, Parvathy was crowned the first ever Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2008. Winning the PFMIS 2008 contest got her direct entry in the top 10 finalists of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2008. She also won few more subtitles in PFMIS 2008. She was crowned as PFMIS 2008 by Ramya Krishnan, a famous South Indian actress.