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Miss Millennial 2017: luminant Mariya Francis clinches the title

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Miss Millennial Meet the Queen: Mariya Francis is the first-ever Miss Millennial: Photo | Onmanorama

Kochi: Mariya Francis has been crowned the Manoramaonline-Joy Alukkas Miss Millennial 2017. Archana Ravi is the first runner-up and Nithya Elsa Cherian clinched the second runner-up title.

South Indian star Tamannaah Bhatia presented the crown to Mariya in a glittering ceremony Saturday evening in Kochi. The first-ever crown-clash for the Miss Millennial beauty pageant lit up the September evening in Kochi, with 21 contestants walking the ramp.

Click here for Miss Millennial 2017: candidate profile, photos, interviews and more

Miss Millennial Tamanaah Bhatia crowned Mariya Francis, Miss Millennial 2017: Photo | Onmanorama
Miss Millennial 2017 The ramp lights up: Photo | Onmanorama
Miss Millennial 2017 The faces of change: Photo | Onmanorama
Miss Millennial 2017 Archana Ravi on the stage: Photos | Onmanorama

21 finalists, chosen from among 75 beauties from across the state, were shortlisted after several rounds that tested beauty and brains.
Mariya took home the coveted pageant and Rs 1 lakh along with other prizes. Archana Ravi received Rs 50,000 and Nithya Elsa Cherian Rs 25,000.

Miss Millennial 2017 Sunny stage: Photo | Onmanorama

Mumbai-based Kannur girl Aiswarya Adukadan won the Vivo Miss Multimedia title. Anushka Jayaraj fetched the Hair Fair Miss Beautiful Hair title and Archana Ravi bagged the Hair Fair Miss Beautiful Skin at the Miss Millennial 2017.

Miss Millennial 2017 The contest tested beauty an brains in 21 contestants: Photo | Onmanorama

Rini Babu clinched the Manoramaonline Miss Photogenic title. Namitha Navakumar has been crowned Federal Bank Miss Talented and the queen, Maria Francis, was earlier crowned Miss Positive in the Miss Millennial 2017

Miss Millennial 2017 Nayanathara on the stage: Photo | Onmanorama

Aswathi Harikumar, Namitha Navakumar, Rini Babu, Meenakshi R., Nayantara M., Mariya Francis, Aiswarya Adukadan, Vaishnavi Mahesh, Anushka Jayaraj, Nazly Mirza Hussain, Aleena Abraham, Merlin Susan Ani, Cynda Percy, Dr Monisha Kailasamangalam, Anjali Prasad, Deepa Thomas, Eshaa Ranjan, Melin Sunny, Archana Ravi, Nitya Elsa Cherian and Hashna M. were the participants who made it to the final round.

  • Miss Millennial 2017

    Maria Francis, who has been crowned the Manoramaonline-Joy Alukkas Miss Millennial 2017, with Archana Ravi, the first runner-up, and Nithya Elsa Cherian, the second runner-up.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    Tamannaah Bhatia crowned the Miss Millennial 2017.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    The first-ever crown-clash for the Miss Millennial beauty pageant lit up the September evening at Kochi, with 21 contestants walking the ramp.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    The 21 finalists, chosen from among 75 beauties from across the state, were shortlisted after several rounds of that tested beauty and brains.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    Miss photogenic is here!

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    Walk in style.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    On the ramp.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    Anushka Jayaraj is Hair Fair Miss Beautiful Hair.

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    It was not just a title-clash!

    Miss Millennial 2017
  • Miss Millennial 2017

    Aiswarya Adukadan is Vivo Miss Multimedia.

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    Jury busy preparing the final results.

    Miss Millennial 2017

Polished through a five-day grooming session, perfecting the many elements of a pageant, the young women put up a great show, taking the ramp by a storm. The pretty lasses were also trained in meditation, personality development, presentation style, choreography, beauty care, photo shoot and talent rounds.

Jude Felix, Nutan Manohar, Shalini James, Joshna Chittilappilly and Fathima Niloufer led the grooming sessions.

The jury consisted of Parvathy Omanakuttan, Poornima Indrajith, Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, Sonia Alukkas, Jose V. Joseph and Srijith Jeevan. Federal Bank was a co-sponsor, while Vivo was the mobile partner and Hair Fair, the hair and skin partner for the award ceremony.

Miss Millennial 2017 21 contestants made it to the finals of the competition: Photo | Onamanorama

Read more at: Latest in lifestyle | Who will be Miss Millennial? All eyes on Kochi on the big day

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