The jury panel comprised actors Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat and renowned designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. The opening round of the pageant was led by Miss World Asia 2019 Suman Rao. VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 was co-powered by Sephora and Roposo. The grand finale will be telecast on February 28 on Colors TV channel.
The 23-year-old was crowned by Miss India 2019 Suman Ratan Singh Rao from Rajasthan. The Miss India winner is a financial information exchange analyst. Books, music, dance, and yoga are some of her interests, among various other forms of art. Varanasi was a shy child and so she preferred expressing herself through Bharatnatyam and music. Curiosity is what drives the pageant winner, and so she looks for newer ways to educate herself, according to Miss India.
She completed her school education from Global Indian and then graduated in computer science from Vasavi College of Engineering. is also trained in Indian sign language. “I learned to sign because…learning makes me happy. When I started learning the language, it was mostly my curiosity driving me. But over time, as I started listening with my eyes, I started understanding the beauty of deaf culture. I hope we all work together in making society more inclusive for the deaf community,” she had shared on social media.
Ahead of the grand finale, Varanasi shared what she had learned from her time at the pageant. “There are ups and downs in this industry, but the most important thing is to keep self-belief,” she had said.