Odia girl Padmalaya Nanda is all set to enter the international modelling and beauty pageant industry and will be representing India at the Little Miss Universe 2017 in the US, and Little Miss World contest in Greece. Miss Universe beauty pageant has been a prestigious event that has given us various gems like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta among others. The kid’s version of this beauty pageant will have the 12-year-old girl representing India in the international platform. The class 8 student of Stewart School in Cuttack will be making India proud at the US-based pageant commencing on May 31, 2017, and ending on June 6, 2017. 12-year-old’s dress called ‘seductive’ at Chess tournament in Malaysia, coach says student felt ‘humiliated’.
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Padmalaya Nanda has been selected as one of the sixteen finalists to participate in the US beauty pageant contest and will be competing against various young beauties from all over the world. The 12-year-old also met the Chief Minister of Orissa, Naveen Patnaik before she left for the competition. The young beauty was interviewed by Odisha TV ahead of her travel to the United States, and she spoke about her experience in the competition so far. Indian-origin Rajgauri Pawar outshines Einstein and Hawking to get highest score of 162 in Mensa IQ test.

Talking about her plan for the Little Miss Universe contest in the US, she said, “My efforts are now targeted towards the world finals because I am representing India at the Little Miss Universe and Little Miss World contests. I will give both the contests my best shot.” The little girl has become a star at such a young age, and she also visited Governor SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan before meeting with the Odisha Chief Minister.

As for Padmalaya Nanda own list of achievement, this is not the first time that she has participated in an international beauty pageant competition. Nanda has already made our country proud by being tagged the Little Miss at the Junior Model International contest. She was crowned at this beauty competition that was held in Kozhikode, Kerala. In addition to this, Nanda has also won the the Best Ball Gown, Best Pre Teen JMI (jury choice) and Best Pre Teen JMI (people’s choice) titles. Here is wishing the young talent all the luck!