Who is Divita Rai, the Miss Universe 2023 contender from India

Divita Rai will represent the Indian flag on the international stage of Miss Universe this year. The 71st annual pageant Miss Universe is all set to start on 14 January at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. India’s contestant Divita Rai will compete with 86 other women at one of the biggest international beauty contests. If Divita Rai win the coveted Miss Universe title this year, she will be crowned by Miss Universe Born in Mangaluru, Karnataka, Divita Rai graduated from Mumbai’s Sir JJ College of Architecture. The 25-year-old Indian model finished as the second runner-up in Miss Diva 2021 but lost the crown to the winner Harnaaz Sandhu 



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The highly anticipated Miss Universe 2022 pageant took place on January 14 in New Orleans where R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States was crowned the 71st Miss Universe. Meanwhile, India’s contestant Divita Rai made it to the Top 16 of Miss Universe this year.


Rai was one of the top three Karnataka state contestants attempting to qualify for Femina Miss India 2019. In 2021, she competed in Miss Diva 2021 and finished as the second runner-up to Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe 2021. During the pageant, she also won the sub-contest titles of Miss IQ, Miss Lifestyle, and Miss Sudoku.

The Miss Diva Universe 2022 is inspired by her father to make education available to everyone. My father used his education’s potential to overcome his financial situation and give himself the ability to work and support his family, she told the publication

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What is Miss Diva?

Miss Diva is a part of the Femina Miss India group that selects India’s representatives for Miss Universe, one of the Big Four international beauty pageants. A separate Femina Miss India is also held to pick India’s representative at the Miss World pageant.

Historically, the winner of Femina Miss India represented the country at Miss Universe while the second place title holder would compete at Miss World and the third place winner at Miss Asia Pacific. But the organisation has since undergone a number of changes, owing to licensing agreements.

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Miss Universe India 2023 Divita Rai National costume

Rai turned into ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ for the National Costume round at the 71st Miss Universe 2023. She dazzles in the stunning outfit which features gold metallic hand embellishments which give a strong and powerful message to the world. The costume was designed by Abhishek Sharma who said that the National Costume is “inspired by the ethereal portrayal of India”. The lehenga is made from a hand-woven tissue fabric which is from the Chanderi district of India. miss universe 2022 all nivars


How to vote For Miss Universe India Divita Rai Online?

To vote for Miss Universe India Divita Rai download the Miss Universe app and vote for your favourite contestant. The first vote on the app is free, the more you vote, the more chances are there for your favourite contestant to win. The voting will end on 13 January. 

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