The Miss Diva Universe 2014 pageant will be shown on TV channel Zee Cafe in 9 episodes as a series, instead of one final contest to show the entire process of sub-contests and screening of participants and showcase the transparency in final round.
The final round will have 15 contestants and all the rounds from the selection to the training, competition and finally, the crowning will be shown. Each episode will focus on the girls facing innovative challenges set by celebrity judges, ending in elimination.
Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000), who is the second winner of the crown after Sushmita Sen, will play the role of mentor to the girls. Christened ‘D’, she will guide them over the next fortnight, said the official website. The grand finale will be held on October 19′,2014.
The winner Miss Diva Universe will represent India at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant. Miss Diva Earth will represent the country at Miss Earth 2014 pageant and Miss Diva Supranational will go to Miss Supranational 2014.
The Miss Diva Pageant is part of Femina Miss India, which screens candidates to represents different states and territories of India while the CODS India is the Health Partner with Muffazal Lakdawala and his team taking care of the participants’ meals, fitness regimen and creating customized diet plans.
Miss Diva 2014 is the second edition of Miss Diva pageant, and the final will be held on October 19, 2014. Fo rthe first time this year, the entire pageant will be shot as a TV series for telecast in nine episodes on Zee Cafe channel starting today, October 6, 2014 (8.30pm IST).
The first episode will see the contestants being unveiled during the Sundowner at Palladium Ballroom and Terrace Garden, an event organised by Sunburn. The visitors include film directors, actors and style icons, DJs Nina-Malika, Julia Bliss and DJ Willy entertaining them.
The finalists will face interactive session before letting their hair down, with actress and style icon Sonam Kapoor kicking off with a tete-a-tete. An upbeat Sonam Kapoor said:”I’m excited to set the tone for this series where these beautiful girls are being groomed and taught the importance of personality, talent, attitude, intelligence and individuality. The show is going to give them great exposure. May the best one win and get us a crown home!”
Those who have impressed Sonam and Lara will be shown on today’s Zee Cafe TV channel tonight, Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8.30 pm and 11.30 pm, with repeats on zoOm. Yamaha Fascino is the title sponsor of this year’s Miss Diva Universe pageant, and the style partner is Myntra. Dessange Paris is in-charge of make-up for the finalists, while Wendell Rodricks is fashion designer for the episode. Here is the list of 15 finalists:
Though Miss India Universe contest is not a shortcut to Bollywood, it has helped many contestants to enter the film field and some of the most successful stars include Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra among others.