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Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:42 am
by Nishant
Miss Asia-Pacific 1970- Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman was born 19 November 1951 in Mumbai to a Muslim father Amanullah Khan and a Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin mother Scinda. Her father, Amanullah, was one of the writers for the blockbuster movie Mughal-e-Azam & Pakeezah. He died when Zeenat was just 13.

Zeenat Aman graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and went to Los Angeles for her studies. Upon returning to India, she first took a job as a journalist for Femina and then later on moved on to modeling. One of the first few brands that she modeled for was Taj Mahal Tea. She was the second runner up in the Miss India Contest and went on to win the Miss Asia Pacific in 1970.

Zeenat Aman is an Indian actress who has appeared in Bollywood films, notably in the 1970s and 1980s. Zeenat Aman Nick Name is ‘Babushka’.

In 1985, she got married to Mazhar Khan and had two sons Azaan and Zahaan. Mazhar Khan died in September 1998.Today, Zeenat Aman lives with her two sons and makes many social appearances and film awards functions.

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Miss Asia Pacific 1973- Tara Anne Fonseca
Tara Anne Fonseca second Miss India, and the second Miss India Participated of Asia Pacific Contest. Miss Asia Pacific in 1973, Tara Anne Fonseca Participated the Contest and won the Miss Asia Pacific International Crown.

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Miss Asia Pacific 2000- Diya Mirza

Diya Mirza was born December 9, 1981 in Hyderabad, India. Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer from Munich and her mother, Deepa is a Bengali Indian who is also an interior designer, they separated when she was six years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother remarried Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2004. She retained a Muslim surname (Mirza). Later she adopted the last name of her birth-father and became Dia Mirza Handrich.


Diya Mirza won the prestigious Miss Asia Pacific title at the beauty pageant held on 2 December, 2000, in Manila. The final and decisive question that was put to Diya was, "What are the three most important values that matter to you?", to which she replied, "Love, Honesty and Friendship", and with that answer, she had almost the entire audience rooting for her.


Diya Mirza is now a famous celebrity and an Indian Actress, Dee which is the nickname of Diya Mirza is known to very less people. Diya Mirza holds two awards in Year 2000 one is Femina Miss India 2000 Award and second is Miss Asia Pacific 2000 Award. Diya Mirza’s first film, opposite Madhavan - Rehaana Hai Tere Dil Mein.


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The Miss Asia Pacific began as a regional pageant in 1968, known as the Miss Asia Quest. Participating countries came from Asia and Oceania. In 1985, the pageant changed its name to the Miss Asia Pacific Quest, to encompass countries not just in the Asian and Oceania region, but those of North, Central and South America with borders touching the Pacific Ocean.

The pageant took its present form in 2005, when the name was changed to Miss Asia Pacific International, to include countries all over the world.

Miss Asia Pacific Winner List
1963 Miss Asia Pacific Choi In-ja, Korea

1965 Miss Asia Pacific Angela Filmer, Malaysia

1968 Miss Asia Pacific Macy Shih, Taiwan

1969 Miss Asia Pacific Won-kyoung Seo, Korea

1970 Miss Asia Pacific Zeenat Aman, India

1971 Miss Asia Pacific Flora Baza, Guam

1972 Miss Asia Pacific Janet Coutts, Australia

1973 Miss Asia Pacific Tara Anne Fonseca, India

1974 Miss Asia Pacific Susie Currie, Australia

1975 Miss Asia Pacific Eva Regina Arni, Papua New Guinea

1976 Miss Asia Pacific Jacqueline Stuart, Singapore

1977 Miss Asia Pacific Linda Emran, Indonesia

1978 Miss Asia Pacific Siriporn Savanglum, Thailand

1979 Miss Asia Pacific Ayla Altas, Turkey

1980 Miss Asia Pacific Lorraine Gaye McGrady, Australia

1981 Miss Asia Pacific Bernadine Rosemarie Ramanayake, Sri Lanka

1982 Miss Asia Pacific Maria del Carmen Ines Zaragoza, Philippines

1983 Miss Asia Pacific Gloria Aranas Dimayacyac, Philippines

1984 Miss Asia Pacific Melek Gurkan, Turkey

1985 Miss Asia Pacific Nurit Mizrachi, Israel

1986 Miss Asia Pacific Helen Crawford, New Zealand

1987 Miss Asia Pacific Cilinia Prada Acosta, Panama

1988 Miss Asia Pacific Preeyanuch Panpradub, Thailand

1989 Miss Asia Pacific Lorna Villanueva Legaspi, Philippines

1990 (No Pageant)

1991 (No Pageant)

1992 Miss Asia Pacific Tali Ben-Harush, Israel

1993 Miss Asia Pacific Michelle Zulueta Aldana, Philippines

1994 Miss Asia Pacific Jessica Vanessa Tapia Guiulfo, Peru

1995 Miss Asia Pacific Mi-jung Yoon, Korea

1996 Miss Asia Pacific Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría, Costa Rica

1997 Miss Asia Pacific Worarat Suwannarat, Thailand

1998 Miss Asia Pacific Kisha Alvarado Murillo, Costa Rica

1999 Miss Asia Pacific Juliana Andrea Arango Londoño, Colombia

2000 Miss Asia Pacific Diya Mirza Handrich, India

2001 Miss Asia Pacific Luciana Luisa Farfán Vargas, Peru

2002 Miss Asia Pacific So-yoon Kim, Korea

2003 Miss Asia Pacific Tatyana Nikitina, Russia

2004 (No Pageant)

2005 Miss Asia Pacific Leonora Jiménez, Costa Rica

So in the 39 years of the Pageant India has won the crown three times =D> =D> =D> =D> wow =c3

India has also had a few runners up

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Asia Pacific 1976 2nd Runner up- Anna Adrianne Bredemeyer
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Miss Asia Pacific 1977 1st Runner up- Marianne D'Souza
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Miss Asia Pacific 1979 1st Runner up- Maureen Mary Lestourgeon
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Miss Asia Pacific 1993 1st Runner up- Namarata Shirodkar
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Miss Asia Pacific 1995 1st Runner up-- Ruchita Malhotra
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Miss Asia Pacific 2002 2ndt Runner up-- Tina Chatwal
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Miss Asia Pacific 2003 1st Runner up- Shonal Rawat
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Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:44 am
by Roopesh
Bravo Nishant loved reading it I hope the Rajat gives you a better tag I loved reading it

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:48 am
by Nishant
Roopesh wrote:Bravo Nishant loved reading it I hope the Rajat gives you a better tag I loved reading it


Thanks Roopesh.. Glad u appreciate it.. Its such a good feeling that INDIA performed so well in Miss Asia Pacific specially looking at these pics but hardly anyone speaks about it

Yeahh hope i get a nice TAG cutie sucks :-* :-* In you mouth ghee n sugar lol

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:49 am
by sleepingdiva
Nishant nice thread Dia Mirza looks so fab you deserve to be a cutie for the rest of your life

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:50 am
by Nishant
sleepingdiva wrote:Nishant nice thread Dia Mirza looks so fab you deserve to be a cutie for the rest of your life


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Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:51 am
by Colonel Sanders
DIYA MIRZA IS THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:52 am
by sleepingdiva
Nishant wrote:
sleepingdiva wrote:Nishant nice thread Dia Mirza looks so fab you deserve to be a cutie for the rest of your life


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you are born that way baby!

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:53 am
by Nishant
Colonel Sanders wrote:[font=Georgia][color=#FF6600][size=150][b]
DIYA MIRZA IS THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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Many felt dat she should have represented India in Miss Universe the next yr

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:02 am
by Colonel Sanders
Nishant wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:[font=Georgia][color=#FF6600][size=150][b]
DIYA MIRZA IS THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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Many felt dat she should have represented India in Miss Universe the next yr



India might have their 1st back-to-back Miss Universe in 2001!

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:06 am
by kandolag
I never understood why femina never sent the third winer to MI instead of Miss Asia Pacific! I dont like MI but it was a much bigger Pageant! Guarantee we would have had some international winners like dia!

Love zeenat aman she was meant for Miss Universe or MW!

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:16 am
by Ramesh
Fabulous thread Nishant ... >=p >=p
U should get a tag upgrade ASAP :-* :-*

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:17 am
by duskyrono
=c3 =c3 :=p

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:21 am
by sleepingdiva
kar do us bechare ka tag change banna do usko newbie phir se

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:26 am
by Colonel Sanders
SATAN wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
Nishant wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:[font=Georgia][color=#FF6600][size=150][b]
DIYA MIRZA IS THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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Many felt dat she should have represented India in Miss Universe the next yr



India might have their 1st back-to-back Miss Universe in 2001!



But that was rigged for Dennise. So no use. Even Celina was far prettier than Denisee.. anyhow...Greece is the real Miss Universe 2001 not Miss PR [-X [-X [-X



NO COMMENT. DENISE PROVED SHE WORTHY FOR THE CROWN :)>-

SO, INDIA SHOULD SEND DIYA FOR MISS UNIVERSE 1999!

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:30 am
by Colonel Sanders
SATAN wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
SATAN wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
Nishant wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:[font=Georgia][color=#FF6600][size=150][b]
DIYA MIRZA IS THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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Many felt dat she should have represented India in Miss Universe the next yr



India might have their 1st back-to-back Miss Universe in 2001!



But that was rigged for Dennise. So no use. Even Celina was far prettier than Denisee.. anyhow...Greece is the real Miss Universe 2001 not Miss PR [-X [-X [-X




NO COMMENT. DENISE PROVED SHE WORTHY FOR THE CROWN :)>-

SO, INDIA SHOULD DIYA FOR MISS UNIVERSE 1999!




LMAO! She was never worthy esp with that fake smile! any way...whats the use of debate! what is done is done !



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Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:30 am
by Colonel Sanders
SATAN wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
SATAN wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
Nishant wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:[font=Georgia][color=#FF6600][size=150][b]
DIYA MIRZA IS THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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Many felt dat she should have represented India in Miss Universe the next yr



India might have their 1st back-to-back Miss Universe in 2001!



But that was rigged for Dennise. So no use. Even Celina was far prettier than Denisee.. anyhow...Greece is the real Miss Universe 2001 not Miss PR [-X [-X [-X




NO COMMENT. DENISE PROVED SHE WORTHY FOR THE CROWN :)>-

SO, INDIA SHOULD DIYA FOR MISS UNIVERSE 1999!




LMAO! She was never worthy esp with that fake smile! any way...whats the use of debate! what is done is done !



:=p :=p :=p :=p :=p

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:04 pm
by Philippians
Wow didn't realize that PHILIPPINES has four title holders for Miss Asia Pacific...up until now,all i know is Michelle Aldana which won in 1993 and she was also the host of 2000 Miss Asia Pacific and if i'm not mistaken was held at Expo Filipino in Pampanga... Anyway thank you much TS for sharing this... :7 :7 :7

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:25 pm
by Nishant
Missonatic wrote:Wow didn't realize that PHILIPPINES has four title holders for Miss Asia Pacific...up until now,all i know is Michelle Aldana which won in 1993 and she was also the host of 2000 Miss Asia Pacific and if i'm not mistaken was held at Expo Filipino in Pampanga... Anyway thank you much TS for sharing this... :7 :7 :7


Yes Diya Mirza won in Philippines...Also yes Philippines and Korea leading with 4 wins
followed by India with 3 wins

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:26 pm
by Nishant
Pageantry wrote:Fabulous thread Nishant ... >=p >=p
U should get a tag upgrade ASAP :-* :-*


Thanks :-* :-* :-* >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D<

SD ke muh mein keidey

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:29 pm
by sleepingdiva
Nishant wrote:
SD ke muh mein keidey


Same to you Nishant :-*

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:33 pm
by Nishant
sleepingdiva wrote:
Nishant wrote:
SD ke muh mein keidey


Same to you Nishant :-*


SD means SARAHJANE DIAZ :%)) :%)) :%)) :%))

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:43 pm
by sleepingdiva
Nishant wrote:
sleepingdiva wrote:
Nishant wrote:
SD ke muh mein keidey


Same to you Nishant :-*


SD means SARAHJANE DIAZ :%)) :%)) :%)) :%))

NISHANT MEANS NISHANT GODBLE NOT SHASHIKUMAR :%)) :%)) :%)) :%)) :%)) :%)) :%)) :%)) :%))

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 1:13 pm
by ambivalent_2003
no offense meant but the past miss india winners especially in miss asia pacific are very beautiful. where are these kind of ladies hiding now? zeenat aman, tara fonseca and diya mirza are unbelievably gorgeous.

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:56 pm
by quelab22
Diya is a real goddess

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:16 pm
by Philippians
The most memorable coronation of Femina was back in 2001...i was amazed on how diya,priyanka and lara was introduced,they were standing on a small pumpkin like cage then was fly until they reach the stage...Ohhhhhhhhhhh that was impressive.......................... :=p :=p :=p

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:22 am
by Nishant
Missonatic wrote:The most memorable coronation of Femina was back in 2001...i was amazed on how diya,priyanka and lara was introduced,they were standing on a small pumpkin like cage then was fly until they reach the stage...Ohhhhhhhhhhh that was impressive.......................... :=p :=p :=p


Yea grand welcome..a rare site MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS ASIA-PACIFIC TOGETHER

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:30 pm
by CHOTA CHETAN
Fantastic post kutty...... :=p :=p :=p :=p :=p :=p :=p :=p You forgot to add one Miss India Asia-Pacific who was a runner-up...Divya Chauhan(Miss Asia Pacific 1997 1st runner-up).... Diya Mirza in my opinion is one of the most beautiful Miss India's ever and i am sure she would have won the the Miss World crown that year if she would have represented us(Priyanka did a fantastic job though)........Shonal Rawat would have really shined at Miss Universe..... 8-> 8-> 8-> 8-> 8-> Aur tujhe kaunsa "TAG" chahiye????????TOP MODEL?????????

Re: Remembering-Miss Asia Pacific winners of India

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:47 pm
by sleepingdiva
@ Virgin Chudail Nishant wants a angel tag O:-) O:-)