Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old from Tamil Nadu, won miss India world beauty pageant 2018 beating 30 contestants. The first runner-up was Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana, followed by Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar crowned Anukreethy at grand finale in Mumbai at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium.
Anukreethy is studying BA in French in Chennai Loyola College. Raised by single mother Anukreethy became the 55th Miss India World. The event was hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Khurrana.
the judges’ panel which was actor Bobby Deol, Kunal Kapoor, Malaika Arora, fashion designer Gaurav Gupta and cricketer Irfan Pathan, along with Manushi.
Many Bollywood actors performed in the event.The organising team of the beauty pageant toured all 30 states (including Delhi) of the country and crowned one representative from each state, all aspiring for the coveted Miss India crown.