Indu Thampi crowned Miss Kerala 2010

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Kochi, Aug 6 (ANI): Indu Thampi was crowned the winner of Miss Kerala 2010 beauty pageant in Kochi, Kerala, on Thursday.

Thampi was crowned by Archana Nair, Miss Kerala 2009, Thampi also took the title of Miss Sensuous and Miss Beautiful Eyes.

One of the jury members, writer Anita Nair, said that beauty pageants had changed the concept of beauty.

"It's interesting to see how the concept of beauty has changed and it's interesting to see many new contestants who don't actually fit within the considered parameters of beauty queens go on to become winners," said Nair.hampi, who was emotional and excited, said she wanted to work for women's upliftment.

"I am thankful to God. My parents who got me so much. I am seriously very happy to represent Kerala. This is my dream come true. There are many people, many women who are backward. I am going to ask them to come forward, believe in themselves because they can do a lot more, if they really believe," said Thampi.

Thampi hails from Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala.

Contestants of Indian origin but hailing from Malaysia, Australia and Dubai also participated in the pageant.

Initially, Miss Kerala contest was started in 1999. By John Samuel (ANI)

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