In a glittering ceremony held on September 30, Chandigarh’s Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021. Pune’s Ritika Khatnani was crowned LIVA Miss Diva Supranational 2021, and Jaipur’s Sonal Kukreja was crowned LIVA Miss Diva 1st Runner up.
For the first time, the pageant was hosted virtually owing to the pandemic that culminated with an event in Mumbai. The star-studded coronation was held minutes ago at Famous Studio, which played the perfect host as hospitality and venue partner. The Top 20 finalists were dressed in exquisite gowns designed by ace fashion designer Abhishek Sharma, made fluid with LIVA fabric.Though the ninth edition of Miss Diva was hosted in a private ceremony, the evening witnessed many stars that added sparkle to the thrilling event. Aspirants from various parts of the country battled for the coveted crown. Though 50 dynamic divas made the first cut, only the Top 20 were able to continue their journey for the national title.
The stage was set with artistic mastery for the Top 20 finalists of LIVA Miss Diva 2021 at the Grand Finale. And after a few exciting rounds, Harnaaz Sandhu was adjudged the winner; she will now represent India at Miss Universe 2021. Ritika Khatnani, who came in second, will represent our country internationally at Miss Supranational 2022.
At the finale, the Top 20 set the ramp up blaze with grace and confidence. The esteemed panel of judges included — designers Abhishek Sharma; Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja; filmmaker, writer, and author, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; singer, Kanika Kapoor; world billiards champion, Pankaj Advani; actress, Kriti Sanon, and actor, Angad Bedi — who had a challenging task of choosing the winners.
Host Sachin Kumbhar exhibited his exuberant energy and wit as always, and while backstage, host Ruhi Singh kept the spirits high with her charm and elegance. The evening witnessed a scintillating performance by the vivacious Malaika Arora and the twin dhamaka by the pop duo, Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar.
During the event, the stunning finalists strutted the ramp adorning swimwear curated by Shivan and Narresh that added oomph to the platform and later switched into glamorous gowns designed by Abhishek Sharma.
And for the last time, queens Adline Castelino, Aavriti Choudhary, and Neha Jaiswal took the final walk as reigning queens before crowning their successors. With pride, we express our gratitude to all three beautiful queens for their glorious reign.
The finale concluded with the crowning of Harnaaz, Ritika, and Sonal as the top three, while Divita Rai, Tarini Kalingarayar, Ankita Singh were adjudged LIVA Miss Diva 2nd Runner up, LIVA Miss Diva 3rd Runner up, and LIVA Miss Diva 4th Runner up, respectively.