Miss India Worldwide crowned in Abu Dhabi

More than twenty-five beauty queens participated in the pageant held at the Emirates Palace Hotel
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The Miss India Worldwide 2011 competition was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on May 14, 2011
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Ankita Cheryl Ghazan beat 25 other contestants to win the Miss India Worldwide beauty pageant. The first runner-up was Miss India USA Natasha Arora, followed closely by Miss India Trinidad Anuradha Devika Priya
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The UAE capital played host to the final of Miss India Worldwide beauty pageant, marking the event’s debut in the Middle East
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Tanvi Vyas. (Stanislav Kuzmin/ITP Images)
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Gulf countries were also represented among the competitors, with the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman submitting entrants
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The five-day event tookplace at the Emirates Palace Hotel
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Miss India UAE Farzana Parveen was among the five finalists
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The Miss India Worldwide 2011 competition was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on May 14, 2011
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Each entrant received training in grooming, diction and elocution with the overall winner receiving a prize package, including $9,000 in cash and a number of annual modeling contracts
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The girls, each national representative of their respective countries had 5 days of a full on schedule which included official engagements, cocktails, public appearances, brief tour of Dubai attractions which included a Safari
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Indian ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas was among the esteemed panel of judges for the event
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In 2009, the UAE capital was a stopping-off point for 110 entrants in the Miss World competition, before the final leg of the competition in South Africa
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The event will be held in Suriname next year
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The contestants also got a chance to display their talent at the event
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Miss India Worldwide Australia won the competition
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A contestant performing an Indian dance at the event
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Each entrant received training in grooming, diction and elocution with the overall winner receiving a prize package, including $9,000 in cash and a number of annual modeling contracts
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A contestant performing an Indian dance at the event
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The judges included Indian ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas