Mrs Maharashtra Empress of Maharashtra is a platform that recognises the exemplary strength and distinctive personality of married women.
The grand finale of season three of ‘Mrs Maharashtra Empress of Maharashtra 2018’, a state level beauty pageant, was recently concluded at Hotel Grand Hyatt, in Pune, on November 25, 2018. Rated as the best state-level pageant by ‘The Great Pageant Community’, the beauty pageant organised by Diva Pageants Duo – Karl Mascarenhas and Anjana Mascarenhas was contested this year by a total of 40 participants from all over the state of Maharashtra. Winning three titles this year, Mumbai city’s performance was bolstered by contestant Niyomi Dey who won the coveted Gold title, followed by Shuchi Trivedi and Shilpa Kulkarni as the runner-ups in the same category. Under Silver, Pranjal Dudhe aced the category with Dr Archana Katkar and Aishwarya Salve as the runner-ups. Among winners of the Regional title was Keshika Kushwaha, adjudged as the ‘Queen of Mumbai’. Vaishali Mule, Madhuri Maknikar and Gauri Malekar bagged laurels as the ‘Queen of Nashik’, ‘Queen of Latur’, and ‘Queen of Pune’ respectively. The Jury panel at the beauty pageant comprised of Yukta Mookhey, former Miss World 1999, singers Shibani Kashyap and Asees Kaur, actor Ritu Shivpuri, businessman and socialite Vinay Aranha, Ashok Dhamankar, Director-Magna Publishing Ltd, Sumit Kumar, GM – Grand Hyatt, and Karl Mascarenhas.