Indian beauty out of Miss Universe race

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Las Vegas, Dec 21 (IANS) India’s Urvashi Rautela, who has described herself as the ‘youngest Indian Bollywood actress to win maximum number of beauty titles in entire pageant history ever’ on Instagram, is out of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, which is being held at Planet Hollywood here.

Urvashi, who was born in Kotdwar in Uttarakhand, could not make it to the final 15.

In 2009, at the age of 15, she clinched the Miss Teen India crown. Two years later, she won two titles – Miss Asian Supermodel and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International.

In 2012, she bagged the Miss Universe India title but was later dethroned as she did not meet the age requirement.

It’s been 15 years since India won the Miss Universe title. Lara Dutta, now an actress, was crowned back in 2000.

Contestants from Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Philippines, France, US, Curacao, Belgium, Japan, Venezuela, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico and Thailand, who even won National Costume Competition for wearing an outfit that was more like a slimmed down version of the country’s iconic three-wheeler, have advanced to the next round.

Apart from the judging panel that includes Emmy Award-nominated actress Niecy Nash, celebrity entertainment mogul Perez Hilton, former Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo and football legend, Emmitt Smith, this year fans across the globe have a say in who should be crowned the Miss Universe.

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