Batumi, Georgia: Odisha’s teenage beauty Padmalaya Nanda created a sensation and brought laurels to the state as well the country by winning three titles in the Little Miss Universe-2017 beauty contest held in Batumi, Georgia.
Little Miss Universe Internet title, Little Miss Universe Grand Prix and Little Miss Actress (Popularly known as Best Talent of the world) are the three titles which the 12-year-old pride of Odisha won.
With this, Padmalaya became the first Indian girl child to achieve this feat.
According to sources, Padmalaya got more than 60 percent of the votes from Europe and the USA to earn the title of Little Miss Universe Internet 2017.
She was also highly appreciated by the judges after she danced with the Sambalpuri song ‘Sambalpuria Phulare’ to project the culture of Odisha, added the sources.
The Class-VIII student from Cuttack will next contest in the Little Miss World at Greece in September this year.