Parvathy Omanakuttam is an Indian model. She was one of the contestants of Femina Miss India South 2008, a beauty contest organized by Femina, a women’s magazine. She got a direct entry into the top ten finalists of the Femina Miss India 2008 after winning the 2008 Femina Miss India South title on December 26, 2007. She also won the Femina Miss South Catwalk and Miss South Beautiful Hair sub-titles.Parvathy was crowned with the Femina Miss India World title on April 05, 2008. She also won the Femina Miss Beautiful Hair, Femina Miss Photogenic and Femina Miss Personality sub-titles.She will represent India at the Miss World pageant to be held in Ukraine on October 04, 2008.
Parvathy Omanakuttan is the reigning Miss India World 2008. She was crowned â€œPantaloons Femina Miss India World 2008â€³ on 5 April 2008. Parvathy Omanakuttan was born on 13th July 1987, is 5 â€˜ 8.5â€³ tall and has vital statistics of 32-27-36. She is originally from Changanacherry – Kottayam,Â and now lives in bombay , Her hobbies include: Listening to music, dancing, glass painting, reading, playing basketball and badminton.She follows the lineage set by many Malayalis in the history of the pageant like Shweta Vijay (Femina Miss India Earth 2003), Annie Thomas (Femina Miss India Universe 1998), Nafisa Joseph (Femina Miss India Universe 1997), Mini Menon (Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1996) and Shweta Menon (Femina Miss India 1994 2nd Runner Up).Keral people are feeling proud these days. Yes, the Gorgeous beauty from Gods own Country was crowned the winner of the PFMIS 2008. Parvathy Omanakkuttan is the Miss India World 2008
She will get a direct entry in the top ten finalists of the Ponds Femina Miss IndiaÂ Even before she can return home after her remarkable win at the Miss World 2008 pageant, Pantaloons Femina Miss India-World 2008,Parvathy Omanakuttan, has Bollyw producers queuing up to welcome its newest potential star.Karan Joharâ€™s Dharma Productions may have to look for a hero on stilts for it has invited the 5 ft 9 inch lass to appear for a screen test. Producer J P Dutta made a gentle introduction by way of a congratulatory phone call for being crowned first runner-up .Despite the glamour and glitter surrounding Parvathyâ€™s victory among 109 international beauties, there is a palpable sense of disappointment at having missed the title which she felt was deservedly hers.
In a rare incidence, the tears that were shed on stage were those of shock and sorrow, not happiness.Speaking to TOI from Johannesburg on Sunday, Parvathy said she could scarcely believe her ears when her name was called for the runners-up position. â€œI objectively felt that my ans. to my final question was better than those given by the rest of the contestants,â€™â€™ she said candidly. â€œThat is the reason I could not hold back my tears when my name was announced as the runners-up . My parents who were standing by, caught my eye and gestured to me to remain calm, but I was heartbroken.â€™â€™
On Sunday, Parvathyâ€™s extended family , which lives in Nerul and Panvel, gathered at the Omanakuttan Andheri residence. This is the staff quarters of the Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel, where neighbours are still nursing mixed feelings of thanksgiving for their own safety and sorrow at the loss of precious lives in the militant attack of November 26.Parvathy herself underwent some anxious moments in Johannesburg, watching the events unfold on television and worrying about her father who manages the Shamiana restaurant at the hotel.
â€œLuckily, he was working the day shift and had left for home before the horrific attack,â€™â€™ says Parvathyâ€™s cousin Santosh.Now, having almost made it to the top of the world, all the lessons in sportsman spirit that Parvathy picked up on the sports grounds of her alma mater, C D Barfiwala High School in Andheri, are being put to test. â€œShe was an average student but running and sprinting are where her calling lay,â€™â€™ says another cousin Sapna. â€œIt is there that she cultivated the winning habit.â€™â€™ 008. The first runner-up Shreya Dhanwanthary and the second runner-up Kavya Barli too will get a direct entry in the 29 finalists of the Grand Finale to be held in Mumbai. Hailing from Kottayam in â€˜Godâ€™s own countryâ€™ and now settled in Mumba
Sheis an athletic model. Her hobbies include basketball and badminton, the sport left behind by the British colonialists. She also enjoys the arts such as music and dance, and creative hobbies like glass painting and reading Born on July 13, this Cancerian charmer’s “never say die” attitude has helped her conquer one beauty pageant after another- be it the Navy Queen contest held in connection with the annual Navy Ball or Femina Miss India, South held in Hyderabad last year.
Parvathy Omanakuttam has won the crown of the first ever `Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2008` in a glittering event organised at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad. The beauty contest was organised by the organisers of the leading and prestigious beauty contest in India, named Femina Miss India and it was organised in order to pay appropriate attention to the beauties of South India. The organisers informed that by winning the crown of the PFMIS 2008, Parvathy will now get a direct entry into the top 10 finalists of the main event, named Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2008. Apart from Parvathy, the other beauties like Shreya Dhanwanthary and Kavya Barli have become the first and second runner-up of the contest, respectively. These two beauties will also get a direst entry into the finale that is scheduled to be held in Mumbai.
The winner of the PFMIS 2008, Parvathy Omanakuttam is a literature graduate from Kottayam in Kerala and she truly represents the famous proverb `beauty with brains`. She is being considered as one of the strongest contenders for the final event in Mumbai and while expressing her happiness, she said, “The experience was fantastic and I`ve learned a lot. At the next stage (PFMI 2008), I have a direct entry, but I will have to work harder”. The first runner-up, Shreya Dhanwanthary is a well trained dancer and she knows the traditional dancing forms like Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Jive and Salsa. She is a trained classical singer as well. She was also sounding pretty happy and said, “It came as a pleasant surprise. In fact, I had a bet with my friends who said I could make it!”.
Kavya Barli has won the crown of second runner-up in the PFMIS 2008 and she is studying in B Com at the moment. When asked to make some comments on her win, she said, “I feel proud that I will represent Hyderabad as one of the finalists at PFMI. I want to win the crown and do the country proud”. She also said that her idols are the famous and glamorous beauties like Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta. There were 16 lovely contestants who participated in the finale of the pageant and all of them had put in some wonderful efforts over the last one month to get to this truly extraordinary platform. A number of glamorous celebrities were present there as the guests for the event and the celebrities include the Femina Miss India World 2005, Sindhura Gadde and Aseem Sharma, who also hosted the show. The designer Deepika Govind, supermodel Nethra Raghuraman, cinematographer Teja, actress Ramya Krishnan, renowned director Mani Shankar, the multifaceted Pinky Reddy and businessman Sanjiv Gupta formed the judges panel for the prestigious beauty pageant.
Will the Indian flag fly high this year at the Miss World 2008 beauty pageant when India’s representative at the contest Parvathy Omanakuttan will unleash her charm and confidence to win the crown at Johannesburg?The 21-year-old, 5 feet 9 inches tall beauty from Kerala, is all confident about her victory and that she will be able to carry forward the legacy of other glamour queens like Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai (1994), Priyanka Chopra (2000), Diana Hayden (1997) and Yukta Mookhey (1999).”I am very much confident about my victory. Femina Miss India World is not merely a crown of joy for me.
With the crown, the responsibility of upholding the name of the country has also fallen on my shoulders,” she said in a statement.Asked about her preparations for the pageant on December 11, Parvathy said, “Preparations have started ever since I won the Femina Miss India contest in April this year. Apart from just concentrating on my appearance, I am trying to be a stronger person to face the contest. I’ll try my level best to make every Indian all over the world proud.” Parvathy Omanakuttan from India won the runner up in the Miss World 2008 contest which was held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2008. Russiaâ€™s Ksenia Sukhinova won the Muss World 2008 contest while Gabrielle Walcott from Trinidad & Tobago won the 2nd runner up.