Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 7:
Odisha girl Padmalaya Nanda made the State proud by winning the Little Miss title at the grand finale of Junior Model International beauty pageant in Kerala.
The 12-year-old Padmalaya also bagged another three titles as the Best Ball Gown, Best Pre Teen JMI (jury choice) and Best Pre Teen JMI (people’s choice) at different categories during the contest concluded on April 5.
While she became the first choice for the jury members as the Little Miss, her sambalpuri dance performance and other skills have paved the way for participating in international beauty competitions.
Padmalaya will be the first girl from Odisha to represent India in Little Miss World 2017 beauty contest to be held in Greece.
She will also take part in the Little Miss Universe competition in Georgia. Besides, she has been nominated for participating at final of the upcoming Junior Model International beauty pageant scheduled to be held in Goa.
Padmalaya is the first ever person from north-east and eastern India to get an opportunity to participate in the beauty competitions.