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Tamil Nadu's Bavithra B crowned as Miss South India 2017 Reshma R.K. Nambiar of Kerala, first runner up and Varna Sampath of Karnataka, second runner up shares a moment of joy with Miss South India 2017- Bavithra B, from Tamil Nadu. Photo: Saleesh Gopal Photography.

Alappuzha: In a glamorous event hosted by Pegasus India, Bavithra B representing Tamil Nadu won the much glorious title of Miss South India 2017.

The contest, sponsored by Manappuram Finance, had as much as 18 contestants representing the five south Indian states. Reshma R.K. Nambiar of Kerala became the first runner up and Varna Sampath of Karnataka became the second runner up. Nambiar was also crowned as Miss Queen Kerala 2017.

Miss South India 2017 Miss South India 2016 Meera Mithun walks the ramp. Photo: Saleesh Gopal Photography.

Last year's contest winner Meera Mithun handed over the crown to Bavithra in the marvelous closing ceremony organized at Camelot Convention Center, Alappuzha on January 27. Apart from the main titles, the contestants were also awarded victory sashes for specific excellence.

Miss South India 2017 The contest is on a par with international fashion events and had three rounds - designer saree, red cocktail and black gown. Photo: Saleesh Gopal Photography.

There were five Malayali contestants out of whom four represented Kerala. The contestants were selected from multiple rounds of audition conducted at Kochi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Miss South India 2017 A contestant clicks a selfie in the green room. Photo: Saleesh Gopal Photography.

The contest is on a par with international fashion events and had three rounds - designer saree, red cocktail and black gown.

Miss South India 2017 Apart from the main titles, the contestants were also awarded victory sashes for specific excellence. Photo: Saleesh Gopal Photography.

Titles for specific excellence

Miss Queen Andhra: Sunaina Allamraju

Miss Queen Karnataka: Carol Menezes

Miss Queen Telangana: Sloka Sencher

Miss beautiful eyes: Samantha Jose (Thrissur)

Miss beautiful hair: Akila Narayanan (Tamil Nadu)

Miss beautiful skin: Varna Sampath (Karnataka)

Miss beautiful face: Carol Menezes

Miss beautiful smile: Carol Menezes

Miss congeniality: Reshma Nambiar (Kochi)

Miss personality: Bavithra B. (Tamil Nadu)

Miss cat walk: Reshma R.K. Nambiar (Kozhikode)

Miss perfect ten: Madhuri Jain (Tamil Nadu)

Miss talent: Varna Sampath

Miss photogenic: Sloka Sencher

Miss social media: Anu Treesa (Kottayam)

Miss viewers' choice: Nishita Sreenath (Karnataka)

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