Shriya Paliwal crowned Miss India Connecticut

Stamford, CT: Shriya Paliwal, 21, a senior at NYU Stern School of Business, and hailing from Greenwich, CT, was crowned Miss India Connecticut 2009, “Beauty from the Heart,” during the first-ever beauty pageant held at Westover School Audi-torium, here on November 8 The runner-up of the coveted title was Ashley Palathra, 17, a resident of Fairfield, CT. A student of Fairfield Warde High School, her hobbies and interests are piano, reading, dancing, and running.

Shriya Paliwal’s hobbies and interests include piano, tennis, cross-country running, and swimming.

Amisha Sisodya was judged the winner of the Miss India Teen CT contest. The 15-year-old student of Trumbull High School, resides in Trumbull, CT. Her hobbies and interests include dancing, singing, reading, writing, piano, travel, and photography. She beat 10 other....

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STAMFORD -- The lights inside the Westover Elementary School auditorium dimmed low and a bright, white spotlight revealed 21 of the most beautiful young Indian women in Connecticut.

The stage was set for the first ever Miss India and Miss India Teen Connecticut "Beauty from the Heart" beauty pageant, held in Stamford on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 8.

Eleven teen contestants competed for cash prizes, while ten other beauties between the ages of 17 and 27 competed for a chance to represent Connecticut at the 28th Miss India USA Pageant to be held in Florida on Nov. 21. The winners of that pageant will move on to represent the United States in the 19th annual Miss India Worldwide, held in South Africa in March of next year.

In the end, four winners were announced: Shriya Paliwal walked away as the first ever....

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Miss India competition blends cultures in Stamford

STAMFORD -- The pageant that rolled into town Sunday featured young women sashaying across the stage in glittering ball gowns to the Shirley Bassey song "Diamonds Are Forever," a talent exhibition that included performance of a Mozart piano sonata, and a question-and-answer section in which one contestant offered up Mother Teresa as the celebrity, dead or alive, she would most like to have dinner with.

But for all its familiar elements, the first-ever Miss India Connecticut competition, held before a sold-out crowd at Westover Elementary School, was a dazzlingly different type of beauty contest.

During one moment, the 20 young female contestants wore traditional Indian clothes and streamed onto the stage like an array of precious gems...

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STAMFORD - The lights inside the Westover Elementary School auditorium dimmed low and a bright, white spotlight revealed 21 of the most beautiful young Indian women in Connecticut.

The stage was set for the first ever Miss India and Miss India Teen Connecticut "Beauty from the Heart" beauty pageant, held in Stamford on Sunday evening.

Eleven teen contestants competed for cash prizes, while ten other beauties between the ages of 17 and 27 competed for a chance to represent Connecticut at the 28th Miss India USA Pageant to be held in Florida on Nov. 21. The winners of that pageant will move on to represent the United States in the 19th annual Miss India Worldwide, held in South Africa in March of next year.

In the end, four winners were announced: Shriya Paliwal walked away as the first ever Miss India Connecticut and Amisha Sisodiya took the crown as Miss India Teen Connecticut.

Organized by Diva America, Inc., a Stamford-based non-profit dedicated to promoting healthy living for youth of Indian origin, the Connecticut's first Indian pageant is part of larger movement to change the commonly perceived definition of beauty, said Anita Bhat...

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Few other links to articles :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_India_CT

http://www.desitalk.com/ArticleText.aspx?article=20_11_2009_015_003&mode=1

http://blog.stamfordadvocate.com/stamford411/2009/11/05/miss-india-connecticut-struts-into-stamford/

http://www.mercurynews.com/localnews/ci_13758192?source=rss&nclick_check=1

http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Miss-India-competition-blends-cultures-in-Stamford-212453.php

         
                 
     

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