Bhubaneswar: Padmalaya Nanda, 12-year old Odia girl has made the state proud after being crowned as the Little Miss at the Junior Model International crown at Kozhikode in Kerala.
As per sources, Padmalaya will represent India at the Little Miss Universe beauty pageant to be held at Georgia in US and Little Miss World competition in Greece.
At a tender age of 12, Padmalaya, a class VIII student of Stewart School in Cuttack also bagged another three titles as the Best Ball Gown, Best Pre Teen JMI (Jury choice) and Best Pre Teen JMI (People’s choice) at different categories during the competition ended on April 5. Her dance performance in Sambalpuri style escorted her ambition to participate in international beauty contests.
With hap, she becomes the first ever person from north-east and eastern region of the country to have participated in the beauty contests.