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MATCH FIXED: The backstage resembled a cricket pitch scene before the crowning ceremony, as the five finalists huddled together mouthing prayers and holding hands

New Delhi, Monday February 2, 2009

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On top of the world: Katrina Kaif sizzles

20 sizzling contestants, three Bollywood divas, two witty hosts and a sporting audience. HT City brings you glimpses of Miss India Worldwide India

Peppy number: Palash Sen sings

Roses for Bebo: Kareena Kapoor sets the stage on fire

Say sari: Winner Deepthi Varughese in ethnic wear by label ‘M’ Flowers for the winner: Balram Garg, MD, PC Jewellers

PHOTOS: JASJEET PLAHA, RONJOY GOGOI & RAJ K RAJ

Applause, please: Neha Dhupia and Rahul Khanna, the hosts for the evening

After the crowning Backstage, the winners were greeted with lots of hugs and cheers by the other 17 contestants and the stylists. All three have different thoughts on what to do next. Deepthi just wants to bask in the glory for a while; Surbhi hopes for many new opportunities, and Rucha is heading to Milan to study fashion.

OOPS MOMENT

Madhur Bhandarkar was called on to the stage to crown the first runner-up, but even before her name was announced, he crowned Rucha, who had already been crowned the second runner-up. “Did you see my second crowning?”she asked us later with a wink. Bated breath: The finalists wait for the deciding question

On my toes: Komil Sharma vows with her fusion dance

Well done: Pratap Bose (L) and Milind Soman

Ten on ten: Sunil Sethi marking the girls

Just chill, chill: Madhur Bhandarkar and Nafisa Ali

Hips don’t lie: Rishita Monga does a Shakira

Hot or what? Yana Gupta grooves to Lucky Boy

Almost there: The 10 semi-finalists

ht city Variety Page [2 february 2009]  

Peppy number: Palash Sen sings Applause, please: Neha Dhupia and Rahul Khanna, the hosts for the evening Roses for Bebo: Kareena Kapoor sets...

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