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It was all glamour and shine at the 18th Annual Miss India pageant in South Africa earlier this month as contestants from around the world competed for the titles of Mr and Miss India Globe 2009.
Taking home the crown from the ladies was Neresha Sukreem of South Africa. She performed to a Bollywood number in the talent segment and was clearly the crowd favourite of the 13 other finalists.
The event was dotted with a number of celebrities which included actors Rahul Khanna, Mallika Sherawat, Lisa Ray, director, producer Harry Baweja and singer Kiely Williams of the Cheetah Girls.
In the Mr India Globe 2009 pageant, Amit Mehta wowed the crowd with his bhangra performance and emerged victorious.
Other winners of the evening were Ajay Lall who was named Mr India North America, and Sunny Vacchar who claimed the Mr India America 2009 title.
Anjali Chatwani performed to the song 'Aplam Chaplam' and won the title of Miss India Galaxy 2009 to much fanfare.
Taranum Bhatti danced to 'Daffliwale' and took the Miss India North America 2009.
Diana Pinto won the title of Miss India America 2009 and also grabbed the JINmodels.com photogenic award apart from claiming the Miss India America crown.
Pallavi Darne was declared the winner of the Mrs India Globe 2009 pageant, with Reshma Chamberlin as Mrs India North America title and Brintha Gardner named Mrs India America and JINmodels.com Mrs Photogenic 2009.