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Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Sonika Roy on Friday won Miss Zanea Shoes title in the costume round, a preliminary competition for the 2017 Miss Asia Pacific International pageant, held at The Loft at Manansala Tower in Makati City in Philippines on Nov. 17.
Brazil’s Francielly Ouriques was chosen as Miss Zanea Shoes first runner up
“Wearing a maroon sash is a honour and I did it .Thanks to Deepali Phadnis ma’am national director. Thank u ma’am for giving me the opportunity and for this honour to represent multicultural country India I am grateful to you and Thank u miss Asia Pacific international for this honour. I luv India. I luv Philippines,” wrote Sonika on her Facebook post.
The 2017 Miss Asia Pacific International coronation night will be staged at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Nov. 29.
If Sonika wins the title, she will be the fourth Indian, after Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman (1970), Tara Anne Fonseca (1973) and Dia Mirza (2000).