Odia girl Padmalaya eying Little Miss Universe, World crowns

Bhubaneswar: Twelve-year-old Odia girl Padmalaya Nanda who burst into limelight after clinching the crown at the Junior Model International crown at Kozhikode in Kerala, will be representing India at the Little Miss Universe beauty pageant to be held in Georgia in the US and Little Miss World contest in Greece.

Padmalaya, a class VIII student of Stewart School, Cuttack, upon her return to Bhubaneswar informed that she has been nominated to represent India in the two coveted competitions.

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“My efforts are now targeted towards the world finals because I am representing India at the Little Miss Universe and Little Miss World contests. I will give both the contests my best shot,” said a confident Padmalaya.