A recent article was published about the process that Miss India hopefuls have to go through to compete for the crown. The article discusses extensively one requirement for the competition: the height requirement, and how you can start your journey to the crown today!
Femina Miss India 2020 titleholders. Photo: Miss India Org Instagram
The Application Process
Miss India has an extensive application process to compete for the crown. First, you must go online and register for an audition. In the registration process, it asks for basic information like age, name and hometown, but also asks for the registrant's measurements and photos of the hopeful.
After the registrant submits the form, there is an audition process which is detailed in a book titled "Making Miss India Miss World: Constructing Gender, Power, and the Nation in Postliberalization India." During the auditions, the applicants are measured by Miss India officials to make sure that they all meet the 5'3" height requirement. The judges of the auditions are then extensively briefed by two Ernest and Young officials. The presentations include characteristics of previous international winners of Miss Universe and Miss World.
They were consistently reminded that they are not selecting the next Miss India but instead, the next Miss World or Miss Universe. Judges are then asked to clinically evaluate each woman's body, her ability to lose weight, and her ability to be molded into a Miss Universe.
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