Miss Universe 2022: Divita Rai out in semi-finals; India couldn't make it to the top 5

Jan 20, 2023

Miss Universe 2022: Divita Rai couldn't make it to top 5, limiting India's journey at the 71st Miss Universe to the top 16. Divita, hailing from Karnataka, was representing India at the beauty pageant made it to the top 16 but couldn't go further than at. She made the country proud as she walked in a stunning pink dress and a gown at the final competetion.

Miss Universe top 5

Venezuela - Amanda Dudamel Newman

USA - R’Bonney Gabriel
Puerto Rico - Ashley Cariño
Curacao - Gabriëla Dos Santos
Dominican Republic - Andreina Martínez

India made it to Top 16

"We see you INDIA! Welcome to the TOP 16! #MISSUNIVERSE The 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition is airing LIVE in the U.S." the official Twitter account of the beauty pageant tweeted. 

Here are other the nations that made it to Top 16:

Puerto Rico - Ashley Cariño

Haiti - Mideline Phelizor

Australia - Monique Riley

Dominican Republic - Andreina Martínez

Laos - Payengxa Lor

South Africa - Ndavi Nokeri

Portugal - Telma Madeira

Canada - Amelia Tu

Peru - Alessia Rovegno Cayo

Trinidad and Tobago - Tya Jané Ramey

India - Divita Rai

Venezuela - Amanda Dudamel Newman

Spain - Alicia Faubel

United States - R’Bonney Gabriel

Curaçao - Gabriëla Dos Santos

Colombia - Maria Fernanda Aristizabal

Who is Divita Rai?

For the unversed, Divita Rai is 23 years old. She hails from Karnataka. She won the title of Miss Diva Universe 2022 in August last year and was crowned by Harnaaz Sandhu, the Miss Universe 2021. A year before, Divita also participated in Miss Diva Universe 2021 and was the second runner-up at the pageant.  Harnaaz won the title then.

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Divita Rai's modelling career

Divita Rai's first pageant was Miss India, which she entered in 2019. She was one of the three women who qualified from Karnataka. She was a science student in school and took up architecture. Somewhere during her studies, she developed an interest in modelling and entered the Miss India pageant and never looked back. She did her graduation from Sir JJ College of Architecture in Mumbai and also pursued modelling. 


Divita Rai's Instagram

As a pageant contestant, Divita Rai has travelled the length and breath of the country. Her Instagram profile is proof that she loves to travel. Many images show her candid moments captured in various picturesque locations of the country with friends and family.

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