After 21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu brought Miss Universe crown home, countrymen are excited about the upcoming Miss World 2021 pageant. This year Manasa Varanasi represented India at the 70th Miss World pageant held at Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan, Puerto Rico. On March 16, Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica (Miss World 2019), crowned Karolina Bielawska from Poland as she won the title of international beauty pageant Miss World 2021. Indian-American Shree Saini from the United States bagged the first runner-up title. Manasa Varanasi represented India reached the Top 13 contestants but could not make it to the Top 6.
The 23-year-old Manasa was crowned Miss India World 2020. She was born in Hyderabad. She is a financial information exchange analyst. She has studied at Vasavi College of Engineering.
According to Miss India website, while growing up, Manasa was a shy child and instead preferred to express herself through Bharatanatyam and music. Her favourite quote as listed on the website is, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Books, music, yoga and dreamy skies interest her.
Meanwhile, Manasa believes in making a difference in society with her deeds. She has been working with less-fortunate kids over the past few years. She has also been the forerunner of her initiative 'Beauty With a Purpose' project where she advocates to strengthen child protection laws in India. Not just this, Manasa has also collaborated with Hyderabad police for their campaign 'We Can,' which works towards preventing and stopping child sexual abuse in the state.
Manasa took to Instagram and shared that she has made it to the Top 10 Miss World 2021 after winning the 'Beauty with a Purpose' round. She wrote, “Heart overflowing with gratitude!. India, we made it to the Top 10 of Beauty with a Purpose round at Miss World 2021!"
For the national gift, Manasa carried a painting of Rasleela. The incredible artwork displays Lord Krishna, Radha, and Gopikas, dancing and celebrating their spiritual love for Krishna.
Apart from India, the other nine countries that have made it to the Top 10 list are Kenya, England, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Philippines, USA, Madagascar, South Africa, and Nepal.