Miss Diva 2015
Miss Diva 2015 Urvashi Rautela to crown the winner of Miss Diva 2016. Pictured: Miss Diva 2015 winner Urvashi Rautela (C) with Natasha Assadi the first runner-up and Naveli Deshmukh the second runner-up.Twitter/UrvashiRautela

The Miss India Universe 2016 or Miss Diva 2016 beauty pageant is back and this year too 16 contestants will compete to win the crown. The 16 contestants of the beauty pageant Miss Diva 2016 were revealed on July 31 in Mumbai.

Miss Diva Universe is in the fourth edition of the Miss India beauty pageant. The winner of Miss Diva Universe will represent India at the Miss Universe 2016 platform, which will be held on Jan. 30, 2017 in the Philippines.

The event will be held as a TV series for a week and Bollywood actress Lara Dutta, who was the Miss Universe 2000, will mentor the 16 contestants throughout the series. The contestants will perform the tasks given by celebrity judges and will be judged on the same.

"Super excited to be mentoring these young ladies through over the next few weeks! Grace under fire! @MissDivaOrg," Lara tweeted on Sunday.

After one week of performing the specific tasks, one of the contestants will be announced as the winner of Miss Diva 2016. Last year's winner Urvashi Rautela will crown the winner of Miss Diva 2016. 

While Urvashi was crowned the winner last year, Natasha Assadi was the first runner-up and Naveli Deshmukh was crowned the second runner-up.

Here's the list of the 16 contestants who will compete to win Miss Diva 2016 crown, according to the Times of India

  1. Ishita Sachdeva
  2. Aayushi Arora
  3. Alankrita Bora
  4. Aradhana Buragohain
  5. Avantika Masand
  6. Heena Bhalla
  7. Monisha Ramesh
  8. Muskan Deria
  9. Natasha Bharadwaj
  10. Richa Chaturvedi
  11. Roshmitha Harimurthy
  12. Sakshma Srivastav
  13. Sophiya Singh
  14. Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty
  15. Srishti Vyakaranam
  16. Tanishq Sharma
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