Mumbai: She was insulted by a few people claiming she is fat. She was rejected and humiliated, calling her heavy. The same girl was crowned the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe 2018 at a star-studded grand finale event here on Friday night. Nehal Chudamasa, who hails from Mumbai, will compete at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok in December.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput announced Nehal as the winner, while Miss Diva- Miss Universe India 2017 Shraddha Shashidhar crowned her successor at the NSCI Dome here.
Nehal is all of 21, and her interests lie in fitness activities, athletics, dancing and cooking.
"Thank you to all of that... which helped me realise my strengths and abilities which I would have never known," Nehal has written on her Facebook wall, posting her two-year-old photograph.
"I am a confident woman today and this particular process of physical and mental transformation has helped me in being one," she said.
Her favourite quote, according to the official page of the pageant, is "There's no substitute for hard work".
Aditi Hundia from Jaipur won Yahama Fascino Miss Diva Universe Supranational 2018, and the Yahama Fascino Miss Diva 2018 - Second Runner-up title went to Lucknow's Roshni Sheoran.
The judges' panel included Sushant, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Neha Dhupia, Lara Dutta and Miss Universe 2017 Demi Leigh Nel Peters.