Mangaluru: Srinidhi R Shetty, hailing from Karnad, Mulki in the taluk, has been declared first runner-up in the 5th edition of Manappuram Miss Queen of India 2015 contest held in Hotel ITC Grand Chola in Chennai on Sunday, Apr 19. Srinidhi has also been named ‘Miss Congeniality’ in the contest.
The 22-year-old charmer, standing 5’8″ tall, Srinidhi had earlier won the regional title Miss Queen Karnataka in Miss South India 2015 contest and was among the five finalists of ‘Clean N Clear’ Fresh Face Contest 2012.
Srinidhi R Shetty – First Runner-up
Kanika Kapur – Winner of Miss Queen of India title
Gayatri R Suresh – Second Runner-up
If that is the side of beauty, she has not lagged behind in brains either. She was one of the academic toppers at Jain University while pursuing Electrical and Electronics Engineering studies.
Speaking about herself, she says that the traits of her strength are being a perfectionist, self-confident, focused and being a quick learner, not forgetting her father’s contribution in moulding her personality. She regards her being emotional and impatient as her weaknesses.
The winner of the title is Kanika Kapur who was adorned with the crown by Dimple Paul from Maharashra, who was winner in the last year’s edition. Srinidhi, along with second runner-up Gayatri R Suresh from Kerala, were crowned by Manappuram Finance MD and CEO V P Nandakumar.
Winner Kanika Kapur flanked by the runners-up
The two runners-up congratulating Kanika Kapur
The regional titles were won by Gurusha Gandhi from Bareilly as Miss Queen North, C Vanlalmalsawmi from Mizoram as Miss Queen East, Magen Fernandes from Goa as Miss Queen West and Aileena Catherine Amon from Kerala as Miss South India.
The twelve, categorywise title-winners ar:
Miss Congeniality – Srinidhi R Shetty from Mangaluru
Miss Perfect Ten – Aileena Catherine Amon from Kerala
Miss Beautiful Face – Seemta Choudhary from Jammu
Miss Beautiful Smile – Gurusha Gandhi from Bareilly
Miss Beautiful Hair – Akshaya Alshi from Mumbai
Miss Viewer’s Choice – C Vanlalmalsawmi from Mizoram
Miss Catwalk – Hannah Reji Koshy from Kerala
Miss Beautiful Eyes – Ria Sadhwani from Pune
Miss Talented – Magen Fernandes from Goa
Miss Beautiful Skin – Hannah Reji Koshy from Kerala
Miss Photogenic – Kanika Kapur from Delhi
Miss Personality – Meenu Krishnan from Kerala
Srinidhi, who works in Bengaluru now, is the youngest of the three daughters of Ramesh Shetty and the late Kushala Shetty of Talipadiguttu.
The event was directed by Ajith Ravi, founder and chairman of Pegasus Event Makers, Kochi.