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Aarzu Singh of Gold Coast, Queensland, has been crowned Miss India Australia 2017 in Sydney, an organiser said on Thursday. Mallika Raj from Canberra was the runner-up.
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Aarzu Singh, 20, won the beauty pageant title on the basis of overall performance at official auditions and talent workshops held in Melbourne and Sydney.
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The names of the winners were announced at a function at the picturesque Australian Turf Club at the Rosehill Gardens by Sydney-based Bollywood talent mentor and consultant Raj Suri, who launched the beauty pageant in 2003.
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Aarzu Singh will represent Australia in the Miss India Worldwide 2017 finals at Royal Albert's Palace Fords, New Jersey, United States, from October 3-8.
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The Miss India Australia 2017 Finalists at the Sydney Harbour.