Odia girl Padmalaya bags Little Miss Universe Internet title
Bhubaneswar: Twelve-year-old Odia girl Padmalaya has brought laurels to the state as well the country by bagging the Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 title at an international beauty contest held in Georgia of Europe.
Padmalaya also bagged awards in two other categories, including Little Miss Universe Grand Prix and Little Miss Actress (Popularly known Best Talent of the world).
Padmalaya scored maximum number of votes to earn the title of Little Miss Universe Internet 2017. She got more than 60 per cent of the votes from Europe and the USA, said sources.
It is noteworthy that Padmalaya is the first Indian girl child to achieve this feat. The 12-year-old girl performed Sambalpuri dance at the international stage to project her state’s culture at the global platform. She performed the song ‘Sambalpuria Phulare’, which was highly appreciated.
Padmalaya, a Class-VIII student of the Stewart School in Cuttack, will contest in the Little Miss World at Greece in September this year.