Mumbai, Mar 16: Sofia Handa was crowned Gladrags 'Mrs India' during a beauty pageant solely for housewives held in Mumbai. Sofia, 26, emerged victorious, beating 22 participants in the ninth edition of the Gladrags 'Mrs India' contest on Saturday, Mar 14 night.
Shreema Roy was declared the first runner-up while Shivalaika Sharma was adjudged second runners-up.
Bollywood actor Mahima Chowdhary who was present on the occasion said the contest was unique in the sense that it did not have age limit like other beauty pageants.
Apart from stints in modelling, the winner had also featured in music videos in the past. "I am really feeling great. I am sure it is my hard work that has been seen and nothing else. I mean I was standing up there and my name was called out, number 14," said Handa.
Interestingly, some of the contestants were in the age bracket of 43, 42 and 39. A few were mothers of teenagers too and a couple of others happened to be newly wed housewives.
The winner will represent India in the Mrs. World pageant.