Miss India Earth Alankrita Sahai, who is representing India at the Miss Earth 2014 pageant being held in Manila, the Philippines has bagged a silver medal in Miss Photogenic round and has been placed in the top 10 eco-beauty video winners at the pre-final contests.
Alankrita Sahai has also bagged a bronze in national costume round wearing a specially designed outfit created by Melvyn Noronha, with inputs from Devashish Majumdar, Carol Fernandes, Adney Gonsalves and Nikhil Franco, said the organisers.
The dress was themed around kamasutra and Ayurveda reflecting Indian sculpture and affinity to nature, they said. A fashionable hairstyle piece was also created to represent the Qutub Minar and the silhouette of the outfit is a fusion of an Indian dhoti and a nude body, they claimed.
The typical dhoti represents the “simplicity of people in their association with nature and hold an orange colour representing a spiced Indian curry,” said the organisers.
The body suit that Alankrita was wearing for the event represent a nude Indian woman’s body, that should be respected as a temple, they say and fortunately no moral policing outfit has been enraged over it so far. The Khajurao temple is created upon the body suit and the suit holds custom handmade Indian sculptures to represent the various chapters of the Kamasutra and the life of Alankrita, they said.
Designer Melvyn tried to unveil the truth that contrary to popular belief, the kamasutra is not just an exclusive sexy manual, but is a guide to acquiring a virtuous and gracious family life, they interpreted.
The continuing chakra represents the western ghats of India and ayurveda having the different state fruits, flowers, birds, while a ‘Gada’ in the hand completes the look representing Hanuman’s quest of finding the life giving herb, they said.