Sanya Arora from Sydenham has been named the winner of Miss India Australia for 2021.
The 22-year-old, born in Pune, India, beat nine other finalists to win the award which has been running since 2003.
Due to COVID, the 10 finalists were selected through an online audition and interview process based on their overall personality and talent performance.
The finalists showcased talents ranging from stand-ups to classical and contemporary dance, make-up and singing.
Mrs. Arora is a dermatotherapist and is passionate about Indian culture and loves contemporary Indian dance.
She is an aspiring dancer and actress and has been performing on stage in Australia since her college days.
Ms Arora will represent Australia at the 30th Miss India Australia Worldwide 2021 in Mumbai, India in 2022 (subject to COVID restrictions at the time).
She was also named Miss Photogenic 2021 at the awards show and will be trained and mentored by Sydney-based image and personal development mentor Raj Suri.