Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sarah-Jane Dias - Miss India World 2007

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Sarah-Jane Dias is a Mumbai-based Indian model and the winner of Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2007 title. She is also a former Channel [V] VJ and actress.

Sarah Jane Dias Biography

Sarah-Jane's father is Eustace Dias, a marketing manager with Oilfields Supply Centre in Muscat, and her mother is Yolanda Dias. She has a sister, Ellena-Rose Dias. She did her schooling up to Class X at Indian School Wadi Al Kabir and the remaining two years at Indian School Muscat. In 1997, she won the Miss India Oman title sponsored by the Times of Oman at the age of 14.

Modeling, television and acting career

In Mumbai, Sarah-Jane Dias was trained in modelling by Atul Kelkar. At the age of 21, she won a TV talent hunt contest, which gave her a chance to host a Channel [V] show. She was first noticed as a guest on On the Run, a Channel [V] travel show, and later became the host of Get Gorgeous, a supermodel hunt on Channel [V].

In the crossover movie Brides Wanted (2006), Sarah-Jane Dias played the groom's best friend who helps him in his bride hunt. In 2006, she also featured in the video of Australian rock group INXS's Never Let You Go from the album Switch[9][10]

Miss India contest

Sarah-Jane Dias was the contestant No. 18 in the Miss India 2007 contest.[11] In the final round, the winning question put to the five finalists was "If you had to convince a rural woman to participate in the Miss India contest, how would you do it?" The winning answer from Sarah-Jane Dias was I would first remind her that she has every right to such privileges as a Miss India would have. If she wins she could go back to her village and the improvement she would bring about would make the achievement of the pageant irreplaceable.

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