Delhi girl Pooja Chopra was crowned the Femina Miss India World 2009 today. She beat 19 other contestants for the coveted title. Fellow Delhite Ekta Choudhury won the Miss India Universe title. Chopra was visibly happy when Miss India 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan crowned her in front of thousands of guests.
Pooja was asked ‘what else do you need other than hard work and luck to win the title?’ as her final question and she answered:
“God Help Those who Help Themselves”
Pooja Chopra is 23 years old and lives in Delhi. She is 5’8″ and in my opinion she just smashed the competition in the swimsuit round. Her measurements are 32B-26-36. Check out the video below.
The event was televised live on Sony Entertainment television and it was hosted by Madhavan and Malaika Arora Khan. The grand ceremony was held at the Andheri Sports Complex.
“Moving from the South to the East and now to the National pageant, it’s been a roller coaster ride. We had very strong contenders for the title tonight. I’d like to congratulate each of the winners for whom the journey has just begun. These Ambassadors will now go on to represent India at the international pageants and we look forward to the winners bringing home the titles and making India proud,” said fashion Director Marc Robinson.
Pooja Chopra wore a very traditional, yet beautiful dress for the final round. She was flanked by runner-ups Ekta Choudhury and Shriya Kishore for the photographers and will now be appearing in the Miss World peagent for India this year.
In other categories Sonakshi was crowned Miss India Sexy Legs, Diksha was given Miss Fresh Face title and Karishma the Miss Confident title.
The judging panel included Sushmita Sen, Asin, Deepika Padukone, Mickey Broadman, Anil Chopra, Ravi Krishnan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Nandita Mahtani and Ajay Devgan.