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Bollywood Babes who should have joined Miss India

Bollywood Babes who should have joined Miss India

The Miss India Pageant has given Indian Film Industry (Bollywood) many memorable faces the likes of Zeenat Aman, Aishwariya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Juhi Chawala and countless other one time wonders. Even the modelling industry has contributed to Bollywood. Except Deepika Padukone & Anuska Sharma  there hasn’t been any significant actor or actress from that field  lately. In continuation to one of our previous posts ‘Reverse Action: Bollywood to Beauty Pageant’, we feel some of them should have tried Miss India before joining Bollywood.



Diana Penty

Photo Credit: Vogue India

This Mass Media Graduate from Mumbai was signed up by Elite Modelling agency in 2005. She has walked the ramp for big Designers & has been the face of  International brands in India. There were strong rumors that she was going to join Femina Miss India 2010. Had she competed that year, she could have brought back India its 6th elusive Miss World crown. Diana debut movie was opposite Saif Ali Khan & Deepika Padukone where she received positive feed back for her performance but we haven’t seen much of her since that movie.


Vani Kapoor

Photo Credit: Vani Kapoor’s Facebook Page.

She had everything that could have made her a front-runner at both Miss World & Miss Universe. Her outgoing personality was projected really well in her début movie Shudh Desi Romance. Vani’s journey from Modelling to Television & now to Bollywood has been a good ride. She has a 3 film deal with Yashraj Studios India’s leading production house. She is 26 & single that means she is  still eligible for Miss Universe. Don’t you guys agree that it will be great to see her represent India at Miss Universe Pageant.


Kriti Sanon

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Her debut movie Heropanti was a success for her & she received Filmfare best debutant female award for her role. Like Diana, there were also rumours that she would join Femina Miss India. Many pageant followers wanted her to join the pageant but like others she choose Bollywood over pageants.


Ileana D’cruz

Photo Credit:L’Officiel India

Ileana D’cruz reminds us of the Miss India’s from the 90’s. Her face has a distinct Indian features yet she looks like a global phenomena. Her mother’s boss suggested that she should start modelling & helped fixed a meeting with Marc Robinson in 2003. She endorsed many international brands.  She started acting in Telugu movies & later joined Hindi Film industry.


Malika Haydon

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This Indo-Australian beauty did an item number in Agent Vinod & disappeared from the silver screen. It would have been fun to watch her succeed like her elder sister in movies & modelling or even Pageants. Blessed with an amazing body & striking facial features Malika could have lived upto her name had she joined Pageants.