Parvathy Omanakuttan Nair, Femina Miss India World 2008, is also the First Runner Up of Miss World 2008. She was crowned at the Miss World Grand Finale at Johannesburg, South Africa on 13 December 2008. She was also the first runner up of Miss World Top Model contest held on 3 December 2008.
She was crowned "Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2008" in Mumbai on 5 April 2008
"I am the first Malayali to win a Miss India Contest,"
- Parvathy Omanakuttan
Parvathy was born on 13 March 1987 at Kottayam, Kerala as the first child of Mr. Omanakkuttan.
She is originally from Changanacherry - Kottayam, Kerala and now lives in Mumbai. She was only 7 months old when she came to Mumbai with her parents, because her father had to join Taj Hotel. Her hobbies include listening to music, dancing, glass painting, reading, playing basketball and badminton.
She follows the lineage set by many Keralites in the history of the pageant like Shweta Vijay (Femina Miss India Earth 2003), Annie Thomas (Femina Miss India World 1998), Nafisa Joseph (Femina Miss India Universe 1997), Mini Menon (Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1996) and Shweta Menon (Femina Miss India 1994 2nd Runner Up).
Miss World 2008
She represented India in the 58th Miss World Final whiows the lineage set by many Keralites in the history of the pageant like Shweta Vijay (Femina Miss India Earth 2003), Annie Thomas (Fech was held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2008 and finished First Runner Up. Kseniya Sukhinovia from Russia won the crown, which according to many was unfair, citing that Parvathy deserved to win the crown.
Her reply to the question, "What does being in South Africa mean to you?" was that it was like home to her. She drew comparison to the fact the people of South Africa were extremely hospitable like Indians and also that both the nations have given such respected leaders like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi who have influenced the lives of millions. She added that both the nations shared such a wonderful diverse culture that made them both similar.
She won 2nd place for the Miss World Top Model contest on December 3, 2008. She was one among the top 5 Finalists of Miss World 2008 Beach Beauty contest, where she was placed the first-runner up when Miss Russia became the eventual winner.
Miss India 2008
She participated in Femina Miss India 2008 and won the Miss India World crown. Parvathy also won sub-titles like Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality & Miss Beautiful Hair in the Femina Miss India 2008 pageant. She was one of the favourites to win Miss India title. During the question-and-answer rounds in the finals, she was asked, "The rate of divorce in India is on a rise. Is Western influence the cause of this or something else?" Parvathy gave the reply "Divorces are not a result of Western influence. At the end of the day, it is we who decide our worth. Marriage is not when one completes the other but is when both share their completeness."
Miss India South 2008
In a star-studded ceremony at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre held in December 2007, Parvathy Omanakuttan was crowned the first ever Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2008. Winning the PFMIS 2008 contest got her direct entry in the top 10 finalists of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2008. She also won a few more sub-titles in PFMIS 2008. She was crowned as PFMIS 2008 by Ramya Krishnan, a famous South Indian actress.
One of the questions posed to her & the others during the contest was: “The rate of divorce in India is on a rise. What is the cause? Is western influence the cause or something else?”
"Divorces are not a result of western influence. At the end of the day, it is we who decide whose (sic) worth us. Marriage is not when one completes the other but is when both share their completeness."
Rina Dhaka to Parvathy Omanakkuttan:
Q. What’s the nicest gift a woman can give a man?
A. The best gift a woman can ever give a man is the birth of a child with all her compassion and patience
Birth name: Parvathy Omanakuttan Nair
Birth location: Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)
Hair color: black
Skin color: wheatish
Title(s): Miss World 2008 First Runner up,
Femina Miss India World 2008,
Femina Miss India South 2008,
Miss Malayali 2005
Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, glass painting, reading, playing basketball and badminton