In yet another moment of pride for the state, Odia girl Padmalaya Nanda has won three titles at the Little Miss Universe 2017 contest held at Georgia in Europe.
The 12-year-old girl bagged the prestigious Golden Crown Little Miss Universe Internet 2017, Little Miss Universe Grand Prix and Little Miss Actress (popularly known Best Talent of the world) at the international beauty contest.
Although, she could not be crowned as the Little Miss Universe 2017, her achievement in three categories at the beauty competition in Georgia brought laurel for India. She is now eyeing for the crown at Little Miss World 2017 scheduled in Greece.
Miss Dayna Alimbayeva of Kazakhstan won the Little Miss Universe 2017 title. Meanwhile, Nanda also sets up a milestone by becoming the first ever Indian girl to achieve this title.
Padmalaya captivated the jury attention through her anti-terrorism posters and transcending message ‘Vasudhaiya Kutumbakam’ that means ‘the whole world belongs to a single family’. She also showed her splendid skills by showcasing Jagannath culture and performing on Sambalpuri dance form and folk songs at the international event.