Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Waluscha De Sousa, who after a successful modelling career ventured into Bollywood with a role in “Fan”, will be on the panel of Miss Diva 2016 this year as a judge along with actress and former beauty queen Lara Dutta.
Waluscha, who has walked for designers like Rohit Bal and Wendell Rodricks, has been a part of the Miss India pageant in the past and won the title of Miss Body Beautiful. She says it is an “absolute pleasure” to be “back where it all started” for her.
“This time round as a judge with Lara (Dutta), Randeep (Hooda) and Seher Latif, I can relate to how the contestants must be feeling at this time. It takes a lot of bravery to put your best foot forward and then be judged. Needless to say that each one will come out a winner in their own way,” Waluscha said in a statement.
Lara will be seen mentoring 16 finalists who will compete with one another to represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant.
The journey of the contestants will be chronicled on “Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2016”, a six-part series which will be aired on Colors Infinity starting August 27. It was launched amidst much fanfare and glitterati in Mumbai on August 10.