Mumbai, April 6: Simran Kaur Mundi of Mumbai was crowned Miss India Universe 2008 at a glittering function held at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on Saturday night. Parvathy Omanakuttan of Kerala won the Miss India World crown while Harshita Saxena of Goa was declared Miss India Earth
Parvathy Omanakuttan is native of Kottayam district in Kerala and she is a student of English Literature at Mumbai's Mithibai College. All the the three winners will represent the country at the international beauty paegants during the year. They were selected from among 28 finalists in the presence of prominent personalities from the field of fashion and Bollywood. The beauty paegant brought international fame to Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Dia Mirza among others in recent years. The elimination rounds were interspersed with scintillating performances by Bollywood divas Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy. The performances were choreographed by ace dancer Shiamak Davar.