Manasvi Mamgai wins Femina Miss India 2010

May 1st, 2010

Manasvi Mamgai, 22, Himalyan beauty is crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) World 2010 at a gala event on Friday night. She will now represent India at the global pageant later this year.

Neha Hinge, 23, was crowned Miss India International 2010, while Nicole Faria, 20, is Miss India Earth 2010.

A bevy of Bollywood stars like Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta, Neha Dhupia and Vivek Oberoi mesmerised the audience with their performances.

The contestants dazzled in beautiful creations by designers Ritu Kumar and Anita Dongre. For the final round, the ladies were dressed in the Cocktail Silver Collection by Ritu Kumar.

The 18 finalists were judged by personalities like Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, writer Chetan Bhagat, tennis star Sania Mirza,  boxer Vijender Singh, director Anurag Basu, designer Ritu Beri and actor Kunal Kapoor.

Hosts Rohit Roy looked dashing in a maroon sherwani and Mandira Bedi shimmered in an orange sari. Both welcomed the guests, the 18 beautiful girls clad in golden two-piece ensembles performed to a medley of hits. Then it was the turn of contestant director and fashion director Marc Robinson to take a bow as the girls walked the ramp wearing the Timeless Collection by Anita Dongre and accessorised by jewellery from Collection G with Gitanjali and World Gold Council and shoes by Tresmode.

The pageant has formalised its tie-up with the Hindi film industry, Film-makers Madhur Bhandarkar and Vipul Amrutlal Shah shortlisted six finalists, of whom two lucky girls will be crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2010 Bollywood Diva. Each will feature in a film by these directors. However, the names of these 2 lucky girls will be revealed on May 16.

This year, Sushmita Sen’s production company Tantra Entertainment has been awarded the India franchise to select participant for the Miss Universe contest and the winner will represent India at the international pageant. As a result, the Miss Universe title at the pageant was replaced by Miss International.

Mamgai has also represented India at the 12th Miss Tourism International pageant and won, which was held on December 31, 2008 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The pagent had 43 contestants from all over the world. She became the second Indian to win this title after Candice Pinto in 2001. She also won the voters choice Miss Popularity award.


Vital statistics (in inches): 32-24-35

Place of Birth:



Relationship Status:

Coolest pick up line you have ever heard?

And I thought I was good looking!

What is the craziest rumour you have heard about yourself?

Have not heard anything that is not partially true.

Do you have a tattoo or a piercing in a secret place? Where?

Have a piercing on my navel!

Your idea of being kinky?

Being imaginative and experimental

Would you ever work for Playboy?

No, does not go well with my cultural values.

What is the sexiest single article of clothing a woman can wear?

A little black dress.

Your craziest experience in life so far?

On a night safari, I ended up getting the jeep stuck in mud while looking for tigers. And then wild elephants came and surrounded our vehicle.

How sexy is intellect?

Intellectual people are very self-assured, which is a turn on.

With which celebrity would you like to go on a vacation…

Johnny Depp

Do you think living-in is a good way to check out a relationship?

Yes, it’s a great way to know your compatibility before making a life long commitment.

Your body to you means…

A gift of God.

A man’s most attractive feature…

His confidence.

Success or riches?


One word in which you would like to be described to a guy…


What does the Miss India crown mean to you?

A cherished dream that has brought me closer to the Miss World crown.

What gives you an edge over other contestants at the pageant?

I won Miss Tourism 2008 and Miss Elite 2006. So I have an edge in terms of experience.

Favorite Actor:

Johnny Depp

Favorite Sportsman:

Michael Phelps

Favorite Movies:

The Dark Knight, Shawshank Redemption

Interests / Hobbies:

Dancing, acting, adventure sports and traveling.


‘Carpe Diem’!! In Latin means seize the day. Life is short so live every moment giving your 100 per cent.

Favorite Book:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Dream Role:

Umrao Jaan

Love is…

The only thing worth fighting for.

Food is…

A double edged sword. Watch what you eat.

Sex is…

A physical expression of love.

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