Odisha girl Padmalaya Nanda made the state proud by qualifying to final round of Junior Model International beauty pageant.
Hailing from Cuttack, the 12-year-old Padmalaya entered the final among 40 contestants, who will participate in the grand finale of the beauty contest, scheduled to be held on April 5 in Calicut, Kerala.
The winners in four titles will be sent to other countries to participate in the beauty contests for Little Miss Universe, Little Miss World, Junior International Model and Little Miss Queen titles.
The Junior Model International beauty contest is being held in other countries too. The winners across the globe will participate in upcoming events like Little Miss Universe in Georgia, Little Miss World in Greece, Little Miss Queen in Bulgaria and Junior Model International contest in Malaysia.