‘Ive always been a Chennai girl’ – Miss India International Rochelle


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Stunning beauty Rochelle Maria Rao has bagged the Femina Miss India International. top spot. The 49th edition of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2012 was held on 30th March 2012, selecting 3 winners annually for Femina Miss India World, Femina Miss India Earth and, Femina Miss India International. Hailing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rochelle is in seventh heavens, named the new ‘Miss India International 2012’.

The phone calls and good wishes haven’t stopped pouring in. Ecstatic winning the title she says, “I’ve always been a Chennai girl and I wanted to prove that the most beautiful and intelligent girls come from the south, and dispel any notion otherwise.” Rochelle is the younger sister of SS music channel anchor Paloma. The beauty pageant held in Mumbai saw a host of Bollywood celebrities including Sonam Kapoor and Genelia’s hubby Retiesh Deshmukh.  The ‘Femina Miss India World 2012’ crown went to a very young Vanya Mishra and Prachi Mishra took home ‘Femina Miss India Earth 2012’. Rochelle will now represent her country at a global stage winning the Miss India International title. She will vie for the ‘Miss International’ crown, competing against international contestants.  Do drop in your congratulatory messages for Rochelle in the comments section below.