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Surbhi Shirpurkar Dawle, who works as a journalist with BBC Marathi Online, was crowned as Mrs Nagpur 2019 at the grand finale of the competition organised by Women’s TV on February 14 at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in Nagpur. The contest was conducted by Sandip Kamble and Aanand Naik.
At the grand finale, which witnessed 17 married women participating to win the title, beautician Mala Kinkar was announced as the 1st runner-up and Zumba instructor Sheetal Patil was announced as the 2nd runner-up. The contest was judged by Shweta Soni (Mrs Maharashtra 2017 Best Cat Walk title winner and Mrs India CG Beauty with Brains title winner), Sunita Kamble and Jay Gupta.
More than 200 women participated in the initial audition round of the competition. Out of these 200 participants, 50 women headed to the semi finals. Out of the 50 women, 17 women then headed to the grand finale of the competition.
An elated Surbhi, while speaking about the competition, told Nation Next: “Winning this competition is a very emotional moment for me. My maternal grandmother passed away just three days before the competition. She would attend all the competitions, which I would be a part of. Just a thought of that gave me strength to go ahead with the competition. I would like to dedicate this win to my grandmother, whom I thoroughly missed throughout the finale. I think, its because of her blessings that I won. I would also like to thank my parents, my husband, my siblings and my grandparents for their never ending and rock-solid support.”