Manappuram Miss South India 2017

Alleppey: With the crown on her head, Miss. Bavithra B from Tamil Nadu stood before the audience today as Miss South India in the 15th edition presented by Manappuram Finance Ltd, an event directed by Ajit Ravi at Camelot Convention Centre, Alleppey. 18 beauties from 5 south Indian states participated in this event. Miss. Reshma R K Nambiar from Calicut and Miss. Varna Sampath from Karnataka were the first and second runner up respectively. Previous year winner Miss. Meera Mitun crowned the overwhelmed Miss South India 2017 winner. MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd Mr. V P Nandakumar and Mrs. Sushama Nandakumar crowned the first and second runners up. The regional and Subtitle winners are

Miss Queen Andhra – Sunaina Allamraju (Andhra Pradesh),

Miss Queen Karnataka – Carol Menezes (Karnataka)

Miss Queen Kerala – Reshma R K Nambiar (Calicut)

Miss Queen Telangana – Slloka Saincherr (Telangana),

Miss Tamil Nadu – Abhirami V Iyer (Tamil Nadu),

Miss Beautiful Hair – Akila Narayan (Tamil Nadu)

Miss Beautiful Smile – Carol Menezes (Karnataka)

Miss Beautiful Skin – Varna Sampath (Karnataka)

Miss Beautiful Face – Carol Menezes (Karnataka)

Miss Beautiful Eyes – Samantha Jose (Trichur)

Miss Congeniality – Reshma Nambiar (Kochi),

Miss Personality – Bavithra B (Tamil Nadu)

Miss Catwalk – Reshma R K Nambiar (Calicut)

Miss Perfect Ten – Madhuri Jain (Tamil Nadu),

Miss Talent – Varna Sampath (Karnataka)

Miss Photogenic – Slloka Saincherr (Telangana),

Miss Viewer’s Choice – Nishitha Shrinath (Karnataka),

Miss Social Media – Anu Treesa (Kottayam),

The competition which was conducted by Pegasus took place in 3 rounds; Designer saree, red cocktail and black gown. The contestants walked the ramp in the grand finale for the music of PEGASUS, composed by DJ Harvey Steve.

Model and Actor Sanjay Kumar Asrani, Model, Actress and Writer Vanisree Bhatt, Model and Actor Rajeev Pillai, Managing Editor of Kanyaka, Toshma Biju, Model and Actor Kaushal Manda resided in the judges panel in this competition. The subtitles were also judged by a panel of expertise.

The title winner won One lakh rupees, the second runner up with 40,000 rupees gifted by Manappuram Finance Ltd and second runner up with 60,000 rupee gifted by Wow Factor. The crowns worn by the winners are gifted by Parakkat Jewellers.


The grooming for this competition was from January 21st in Beaumonde the Fern, Cochin. The girls were groomed by an expert panel of fashion choreographers and trainers– Valentina Ravi (Mrs India-Asia International), Arun Ratna (Fashion Choreographer), Sudhakshina Thampi (Yoga Trainer), Dr. Asha Biju (Skin Expert), Ganga Mohan (Personality Trainer), Jithesh (Personality Trainer), Dr. Eldho Koshi (Dentist), Dr. Karthik Ram (Chief Plastic Surgeon).

Unique Times, Zstone Smartphones, Medimix, Beaumonde The Fern, D QUE Watches, Kanyaka, Kalpana’s Family Salon and Spa, Manappuram Riti Jewelry, Parakkat Resorts, Aiswarya Advertisements, Wow Factor, Lakeshore Global Lifecare, Your Wing, Nandilath G-mart, VeeKayVees, Galatta, UTTV.in, Shafeenaz Beauty Hair and Makeup Studio and Fitness Forever are the other major event partners of the Miss South India 2017.

Reshma Nambiar (Kochi), Samantha Jose (Trichur), Anu Treesa (Kottayam), Reshma R K Nambiar (Calicut) Abhirami V Iyer (Tamil Nadu), Akila Narayan (Tamil Nadu), Bavithra B (Tamil Nadu), Carol Menezes (Karnataka), Demina Rao (Karnataka), Madhuri Jain (Tamil Nadu), Nishitha Shrinath (Karnataka), Pratheeksha Ravi ( Tamil Nadu), Shabnam Ali (Karnataka), Slloka Saincherr (Telangana), Suja Suriya Nila (Tamil Nadu), Sunaina Allamraju (Andhra Pradesh), Shushmitha (Karnataka), Varna Sampath (Karnataka) were the 18 contestants who competed for the title.