Divita Rai from Karnataka was crowned the new Miss Diva Universe 2022. The 23-year-old was felicitated at a star-studded ceremony. The 2021 Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Divita Rai at the Miss Diva pageant which is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Along with Rai, two other beauty queens were also crowned. Pragnya Ayyagari was declared Miss Diva Supranational 2022, and will represent her country at the next Miss Supranational; while Ojasvi Sharma was declared Miss Popular Choice 2022 in an audience-voted category.
Divita will now compete in the 71st Miss Universe pageant as the nation’s representative.
After winning the crown, she was quoted saying, “It feels crazy. I finally have this (crown) on my head. It is unbelievable, I really have no words. It’s crazy.”
The official Instagram handle of Miss Universe shared a video of the moment when Harnaaz presented the crown to her successor Divita Rai.
Divita Rai is an architect, who participated in the same pageant in 2021. She was the runner-up, while Sandhu won the crown