Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Bhubaneswar girl Shrutiksha Nayak has bagged the Femina Miss India Odisha 2018 title. She was crowned at a glittering ceremony in Kolkata, where the winners of fbb Colors Femina East 2018 were announced on March 22.
Finalists of 13 states, namely Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and West Bengal, vied for the coveted crown and sash to represent their states in the most prestigious beauty pageant of the country, fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018.
Shrutiksha and the other finalists underwent two rigorous sub-rounds in the contest, the fbb round (where the contestants dressed in fbb outfits, walked the ramp) and the Joy Mitra Condrella Collection (where the girls sashayed down the ramp wearing the ensembles of the designer). They were also judged for fbb Miss Talented, fbb Miss Fashion Icon and Bata Miss Rampwalk.
Shrutiksha was under the tutelage of actor and model Pooja Chopra, the celebrity mentor for east zone.
The east zone finals were judged by Pooja Chopra, film director Srijit Mukherjee, designer Kommal Sood, actor and former model Subhashree Ganguly and Bengali actor Bonny Sengupta.
Shrutiksha (20), is a dancer and a fitness model and pursuing a degree in Mass Media from KIIT university. She was adjudged a finalist along with Aishwarya Jena and Priya Kansagara in the Odisha auditions of the beauty pageant held in the City of Temples on March 5.
Last year, model Christeena Biju had won the title of fbb Colors Femina 2017 from Odisha.