Bhavana Durgam Crowned Fbb Colors Femina Miss India Karnataka 2018
Bhavana Durgam was crowned as Femina Miss India Karnataka 2018 at Fbb Colors Femina Miss India South 2018 coronation gala which was held in The Ottera, Bengaluru on February 24, 2018. Bhavana Durgam succeeds Swathi Muppala as the new Femina Miss India Karnataka and will now represent Karnataka at Femina Miss India 2018, hoping to succeed Manushi Chhillar as the next Miss World India.
Last year, Ruhika Dass was crowned as Femina Miss India Karnataka but due to some unavoidable health conditions, she withdrew from the competition and as a consequence, Swathi Muppala replaced her as the representative of Karnataka at Femina Miss India 2017.
The coronation gala of Fbb Colors Femina Miss India South 2018 took place after various sub contests and training sessions by the former Miss India, Rakul Preet, who was the mentor of the stated zone. During the same event, state representatives from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala were also crowned.
Last year, only two states from south zone could make it to semi-finals at the Femina Miss India 2017 pageant where both Miss Kerala, Mannat Singh and Miss Karnataka, Swathi Muppala finished as Top 15 semi-finalist.
The 55th edition of Femina Miss India is all set to begin in the month of May. The contestants are hoping to fill in the big shoes of the reigning Miss World, Manushi Chhillar as the next representative of India at Miss World 2018. The grand finale of Femina Miss India 2018 is expected to take place in the month of June in Mumbai.