|Winners of the Miss India 2005|
|From left to right: Niharika ( Miss India Earth 2005), Amrita ( Miss India Universe 2005) and Sindhura ( Miss India World 2005)|
Amrita Miss India Universe 2005
Amrita is coming from an Indian Army background, Amrita hails from Pune city situated in Maharashtra state of India. She has two lovely siblings, one older sister and a younger sister.
Qualifications: A Post Graduate in Indian Fashion Designing from School of Fashion Technology (affiliated with NIFT).
Modeling experience: She has won the local Miss Pune Beauty title, has been May Queen and has done few music videos and print ads.
Why Femina Miss India: It is a dream I have nurtured. Also I believe I have what it takes to be a Miss India as I can represent Hindustan (India) in the international pageant.
Role Models: My inspiration are my beliefs and the moral values that I’ve have imbibed from my environment at home. Positive influences, affirmatives and reinforcements in a positive light inspire me.
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Background: I come from a family of four, originally from Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh state in India. Vijaywada is about 300 km from Hyderabad city which is capital of Andhra Pradesh. My father is a mechanical engineer and my mother is a software technician both residing in New Zealand currently.
Qualifications: A double degree in Pharmacology and Physiology; an advance modeling diploma; have anchored an Indian Channel in New Zealand called " Desi Hungama" on India Z TV; news reader/ reporter for 'flipside news' on TVNZ.
Enjoy: I love to ice-skate and snow board on powdery snowy mountains. I love to cook, especially desserts with chocolate in them. It's an absolute passion of mine to one day explore the pyramids of Giza, Egypt as a tourist.
Modeling experience: Australian fashion week; New Zealand fashion Week. Labels modeled on ramp - Adrienne Winkleman, Versace, Gucci; Dolce Gabbana, Kate Sylvester. Labels on print - FHM, About Time, Pearls.
Why Femina Miss India : I was most attracted to Femina Miss India because the focus of the competition was always to groom, refine and prepare contestants to take on the world and represent our country with great elegance. The fact that I have tried and succeeded in the fashion, film and media industries in Australia, has motivated me to come back to my homeland and evolve in the Indian market. So what better way to do it than through Femina Miss India?
Role Models: I try to grab positive points from everyone I see, talk to and interact and emulate those qualities to evolve as a better person.
In this picture sindhura is wearing beautiful red sequined georgette sari
Background: I am from Uttaranchal Northern part of India but am currently residing in Mumbai popularly known as Bombay the financial capital of India. My dad's a government servant and my mom's running a fashion institute in Delhi.
Enjoy: I love cooking, listening to music, adventure sports like river rafting & trekking. I enjoy reading non-fictional books especially autobiographies etc.
Modeling experience: Music videos for Lata Mangeshkar, Jagjit Singh & Babul Supriyo; T.V commercials for Milk n Roses soap, Sony Wega, Samsung, Asian Paints, Vagh Bakri tea etc. Print ads for Unitech, Samsung, and Oasis Telecom etc.
Why Femina Miss India: To be a part of the most sought after pageant in the country and to transform myself from being just Misss Niharika Singh to Miss India.
Role Models: I am greatly inspired by the books written by Ayn Rand. I have read all her fictional books and I am currently reading ' For the New Intellectual'.
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Background: Gwen comes from a family of Indian musicians. Her father is a Indian business man and her mother is a homemaker.
Qualifications: She is currently doing her third year of graduation in India.
Enjoy: She loves to listen to Jazz music.
Modeling experience: Gwen has done a number of print campaigns like Roopkala, Airtel, Nothandas, and has also walked the ramp for leading choreographers and designers.
Why Femina Miss India: Participating in the pageant will give an added edge to my professional career.
Role Models: She gets her inspiration from the Bible, as it has been a pillar of support throughout her life.
The outfit she is wearing is a modern version of salwar kameez.