Nicole Faria crowned Miss Earth 2010 wearing crystal-studded gown by Archana Kochhar - Miss India Manasvi Mamgai happy for her

Mumbai, India, Dec 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) India’s Nicole Faria has made India proud by winning Miss Earth 2010 crown in Vietnam. The tenth edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant was held in Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang Vietnam on December 04, 2010. This is first time in Miss Earth history that Indian contestant has bagged the title in ten years. The 20-year old Nicole Faria, a beauty from Bangalore was favourite among eighty four contestants from various countries since day one. She not only out-shined all in beauty section, but also proved that beauty is combination of brains and elegance.

She also won the title of 2010 Miss Earth Talent Competition at the talent show with a scintillating belly dance that combines Oriental and Middle Eastern style. Where Miss Puerto Rico Yeidy Bosquez was announced Miss Earth Fire and Miss Ecuador Jennifer Pazmino won the Miss Earth Air title.

Talking about Nicole, Miss India World 2010, Manasvi Mamgai said, “I feel very happy for her. This is the only title India has won this year, so it's great. Nicole has got the looks, so we all had expectations that she would win.”

Nicole fared very well in all rounds, however in question-answer round where she was asked 'What time of the day do you prefer - sunrise or sunset?' She said, “Sunrise. Because each time I wake up to a new day, it feels like a new beginning to me with renewed hope.” It was winning answer, which was clicked very well among jury and audiences.

“All clapped on this answer for long time and I can still feel and hear the resounding applause in my mind,” said Nicole Faria. She was dressed in a crystal-studded flowery gown designed by Archana Kochhar in final round and looked stunning

During an interview, Nicole said, "I want to make friends and enjoy my time in Vietnam. It's not about winning or losing, but how you play the game."

She is happy that her family has supported her throughout contest. This five feet nine and half inch tall beauty was a student of Mount Carmel. She now looks forward to channelize her energies in saving the environment. She has come a long way after winning the Miss India South 2010 title. She wants to encourage more cycle rickshaws on the roads. She think running them will not only bring employment to poor people, but also cut down the pollution level and conserve fuel. Born to a Goan father and Punjabi mother, music and dancing has always been in her genes and it was belly dancing that helped Nicole clinch the Miss Earth title.

"We are ecstatic and overjoyed although we expected it," Nicole Faria's father Ian said proudly.

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