Panchkula, November 1, : Addressing the Press at Golden Tulip HoteMeenakshi Chaudhary said“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey right from the time I participated in fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 to then winning the title of fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 and now being crowned as Miss Grand International 2018 1st runner up. I am proud and happy to represent our country in this coveted pageant, my sincere gratitude goes out to everyone for believing in me and most importantly my mother, who has been the pillar of strength and thanks to her I am here holding my head high with this prestigious crown”.
A state-level swimmer and a badminton player from Chandigarh, Meenakshi describes herself as an avid sportsperson. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Dental Surgery and hails from an army background. She lives by the quote, “Everything is possible if only you believe.”Meenakshi is a student of National Dental College and Hospital. Having grown up in an army background, she has travelled a lot, a self-disciplined, confident and honest girl, who has now entered the glamour world after she participated and winning as the first runner up at the Miss Grand International 2018.
At the event, Clara Sosa of Paraguay was crowned Miss Grand International 2018who succeeds Miss Grand International 2017 Maria Jose Lora of Peru. At the same event, fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 Meenakshi Chaudhary was adjudged (1st runner up), Miss Grand Indonesia Nadia Purwoko (2nd runner up), Miss Grand Puerto Rico Nicole Colon was adjudged (3rd runner up), and Miss Grand Japan Haruka Oda was adjudged (4th runner up) India’s Meenakshi Chaudhary was also part of the Top 20 contingent. The second stage witnessed the finalists walk the ramp in stunning Miss Grand International swimsuits. Thereafter, the quarter finalists were trimmed down to Top 10 semi-finalists. The lineup also included Miss Grand India Meenakshi Chaudhary, Miss Grand Dominic Republic, Miss Grand Paraguay, Miss Grand Mexico, Miss Grand Venezeula, Miss Grand Spain, Miss Grand Puerto Rico, Miss Grand Indonesia, Miss Grand Japan, and Miss Grand Vietnam.