WINNER

SRINIDHI SHETTY

Srinidhi Shetty, born in October 21st 1992, is the youngest among the three siblings (two elder sisters) born in Mumbai and brought up in the city of Mangalore in Karnataka, India. From her early memories of growing up on a farm in a small town, becoming the student of the year in her school, graduating in engineering in Bangalore, and working as a Software Engineer whilst constantly building a path into modeling, her life is nothing short of a fairytale scripted for success. Srinidhi has always faced her challenges head on and been able to convert opportunities into success.

Tragedy struck when at only 15 years of age, Srinidhi lost her mother to cancer who was her source of inspiration and light. After her mother’s death, her father stepped in and took on the role of both parents to 3 children. He believed in her dreams and in her own words, Srinidhi always insists to say that if not for her parents and family, she would not have achieved anything.

Her life dramatically changed after she moved to Bangalore to pursue Engineering and this mega change came full of opportunities. Her dream to become a model, represent her country and make a difference with her life as she and her family always wanted.

Srinidhi Shetty took one step at a time, after winning local and state level modeling pageants, she wanted to make it in the big league and she took part in India’s premier beauty pageant followed by Millions of people, Miss Diva 2015. But again circumstances can dictate and change events so quickly as she fractured her leg and was on placed on bed rest for 4 months. When she was finally able to walk, she had gained a lot of weight and Miss Diva 2015 was history.

But when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And she believed in her journey to Miss Diva. She began first with reducing her weight, modeling her personality for pageants and she finally made it to Miss Diva 2016, where was crowned as Miss Supranational India 2016 and on her way to the finals of this world class international event in Poland. The rest as they say is history and she was crowned in front of a worldwide audience in over 140 countries as Miss Supranational 2016.

Her story was recorded in the televised special Episode ‘India Celebrates With Miss Supranational 2016 – Srinidhi Shetty’ broadcasted on New Year’s Day. In addition, she is now all set to make her big screen debut opposite an Indian Star, Yash, in an upcoming South Indian Movie, KGF.

An incredible journey from dreaming to achieving, never giving up on a dream and having the strength to evolve from an unassuming girl from Mangalore to a Queen.