Mrs. India International 2011 finals held in Atlanta
Mrs. Adrita Khanna, 2008 winner and current Director of Mrs. India International, crowns the 2011 winner Mrs. Richa Sharma, as last year’s winner Mrs. Jyoti Mahajan in black and another winner (behind) look on. Photo: Tony Mitchell
In a well contested finale on May 28, 2011, Richa Sharma of Kolkata, India was crowned Mrs. India International 2011 at the 14th Street Playhouse of Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. Richa is elated to be India’s ambassador and feels honored to represent India at the Mrs. International Pageant.
Karli Bose of Charlotte, North Carolina and Akshita Jain of San Jose, California were declared first and second runners up after two days of close competition.
Mrs. Jyoti Mahajan, Mrs. India International 2010, and Mrs. Adrita Khanna, Director of the Mrs. India International 2011 Pageant and Mrs. India International 2008, crowned the new Mrs. India International at the culmination of an entertaining evening where the top ten finalists competed for the coveted crown. The guests, a small but involved and encouraging crowd, enjoyed the finals which also included some spirited Indian cultural dances and a fashion show. Adrita herself was the emcee. The show was broadcast live in partnership with YuppTV. Friends and family were able to watch the performance live from any web-enabled device around the world.
The City Crown winners, selected during the pageant year 2011, were also crowned at the show: Akshita Jain, Mrs. India – San Jose International 2011,
Deepali Phadnis, Mrs. India – Chennai International 2011,
Richa Sharma, Mrs. India – Kolkata International 2011,
Sandhya (Sandy) Dwyer, Mrs. India – Troy International 2011.
Karli Bose, Mrs. India – Charlotte International 2011 could not be crowned at the event due to vendor issues and will be crowned at a later date.
The other finalists at the event were Mrs. Bipasha Bhattacharya of Orlando, Florida, and Mrs. Dimple Kriplani of Grayson, Georgia. Mrs. Sheetal Gupta, a finalists from China, could not attend the event in person.
The women of Mrs. India International are married women between the ages of 21 and 56 and originate from India, even though they can be residing anywhere in the world. Adrita Khanna, was appointed Director of Mrs. India International by Mrs. Mary Richardson, Executive Director of the Mrs. International Pageant, which enters its 24th year of competition. The Mrs. International Pageant system is recognized for its integrity, standards, utmost fairness and consistent application of its rules and regulations.
Mrs. India International promotes the family values of respect, compassion, honesty and tolerance; she showcases the achievements of international married Indian women. The new winner says, “I want to use this platform to help underprivileged children. Once the show is done I do intend going back to teaching.”
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