A Miss Universe 2022 winner will be chosen from 86 contestants on January 14 in New Orleans, United States. Harnaaz Sandhu, the reigning Miss Universe, will award the title to the pageant winner of 2022 in the grand event.
Divita Rai, who won the Miss Diva Universe 2022 title in August, is representing India at the 71st edition of the Miss Universe pageant.
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Before the highly coveted pageant begins, here’s all you need to know about Divita Rai:
Rai was born on January 10, 1998, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She is 25
Rai’s father Dilip Rai is a government servant and her mother’s name is Pravita Rai. Cause of her father’s job, she switched to six schools, traveled extensively, and lived in several places during her childhood. She takes Sushmita Sen as her role model. Her brother’s name is Daivik Rai.
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She graduated from the Sir JJ College of Architecture, a noted institution in Mumbai. Despite trying her hand at designing, she never gave up her Miss Universe dreams.
In 2021, Rai reached the top three spots for Miss Diva 2021 but lost the crown to the winner Harnaaz Sandhu, who went on to become Miss Universe. She won the titles of Miss IQ, Miss Lifestyle, and Miss Sudoku at Miss Diva 2021. She then participated in the following year’s Miss Diva 2022 pageant and won.
In an interview with healthshots.com, she openly spoke about her struggle with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which many women also experience. She has worked with India’s top NGOs such as CRY, Nanhi Kali, and Teach for India.
In 2021, she raised funds for a foundation that aided children who couldn’t afford cancer treatment. She also likes to play badminton, basketball, paint, and music.
According to Bollywood Fever, Divita Rai’s estimated net worth is around $100,000 as of 2023.