Miss India Goa- Trisha Shetty to represent India at Miss Grand International 2020


GUWAHATI: Trisha Shetty winner of Miss India Goa 2020 has been nominated as Miss Grand India 2020 and will represent India in Miss Grand International 2020 to be held on March 27th, in Bangkok. A total of 65 contestants from different countries and territories have been selected to participate in Miss Grand International 2020 pageant. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of delegates was dramatically dropped compared with all previous editions.

Hailing from  Goa, Trisha Shetty firmly believes in personal growth each day and thus presenting her best version at all times. Not new to pageantry, she was previously crowned Miss India International First runner-up in the year 2019. And with her stint at Campus Princess 2020, she made her entry at the ongoing prestigious national pageant of VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 co-powered by Sephora & Roposo.


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Trisha holds a degree in Bharatanatyam; she is a national level gold medalist in calligraphy with a keen interest in debating, swimming, and belly dancing. This fitness freak makes sure to get a daily dose of hardcore workouts for her peaceful sleep. Trisha has also had the opportunity to study in seven different schools under all the education boards of our country.

After losing a loved one, Trisha, an aspiring graphic designer, realized the importance of mental health and desperately wanted to break the silence around suicide, which propelled her to pursue psychology. “I know that we cannot undo what is done,” she said, further adding that, “we can definitely learn from what has happened and change for the better for a kinder future- both for us and those around us. I want to say to all those struggling right now- hang in there this, too, shall pass.”

Trisha Shetty, VLCC Femina Miss India Goa 2020, who dealt with the loss of her loved one, hopes to normalize mental health across all backgrounds with the help of the national platform. By sharing her experience that shaped her life choices, Trisha is an inspiration to thousands of youngsters.

Miss Grand International 2020, the 8th Miss Grand International pageant, will be held on 27 March 2021 at Show DC Hall, Bangkok, Thailand. Valentina Figuera of Venezuela will crown her successor at the end of the event. The contest was originally scheduled to be held in Venezuela but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization decided to move the venue to Thailand.

List of all contestants of Miss Grand International 2020

Country/Territory Delegates Age Hometown Ref.
 Albania Fjorela Lezo 23 Tirana
 Argentina Mariana Varela 24 Buenos Aires [8][9]
 Armenia Nare Zakaryan Yerevan
 Bashkortostan Albina Shaykhlislamova 21 Ufa
 Belarus Polli Cannabis 25 Minsk [10]
 Bolivia Teresita Sanchez 20 Santa Cruz de la Sierra [11]
 Brazil Lala Guedes 27 Campina Grande [12]
 Bulgaria Viktoria Lazarova 21 Plovdiv [13][14][15]
 Cambodia Chily Tevy 22 Poipet [16]
 Canada Sara Winter 25 Duncan [17]
 Chile Valentina Benavente 27 Viña Del Mar [18]
 China Fiona Tao Calgary
 Colombia Natalie Manrique Aguilar 21 Cúcuta [19]
 Costa Rica Gabriella Jara Cordero 22 Guácimo [20]
 Crimea Sofia Kim 20 Simferopol
 Cuba Jennifer Sanchez Aguilar 20 Cienfuegos [21]
 Czech Republic Denisa Spergerová 20 České Budějovice [22]
 Dominican Republic Lady Leon 27 Duarte [23]
 Ecuador Sonia Luna Menendez 25 Guayaquil [9][24][25]
 Egypt Virginia Hany 19 Cairo [26]
 El Salvador Luciana Fernanda Martinez 20 San Salvador [27][28]
 England Stephanie Wyatt 20 Poole [9]
 Finland Liina Malinen 23 Oslo
 France Marine Comby 20 Martignas-sur-Jalle [29]
 Germany Arlinda Prenaj 25 Munich [30]
 Ghana Damela Fosva Clement 21 Tarkwa
 Guatemala Ivana Elizabeth Batchelor 22 Guatemala City [31][32][33]
 India Trisha Shetty Goa
 Indonesia Kharisma Aurra 20 Majalengka [34][35][36]
 Iran Ayda Mirahmadi 18 Saghez [37]
 Ireland Tirna Slevin 26 Galway
 Italy Filomena Venuso 21 Nola [38][39]
 Jamaica Monique Thomas 26 Kingston [40]
 Japan Ruri Saji 25 Saga [41][42]
 Kenya Irene Gendo 22 Juja [43]
 Kosovo Frontina Gashi 24 Pristina [44]
 Malaysia Jasebel Robert 25 Kuala Lumpur [45]
 Mauritius Vishakha Tania René 23 Port Louis [46]
 Mexico Angela Yuriar 19 Culiacan [47]
 Myanmar Han Lay 22 Mawlamyine [9][48]
Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Ambika Joshi Rana 21 Kathmandu [49]
 Netherlands Suzan Lips 27 Berkel-Enschot [50]
 Nicaragua Teresa Moreno 28 León
 Nigeria Chikaodili Nna-Udosen 26 Onitsha [51][52]
 Panama Angie Keith 26 Panama city [53]
 Paraguay Daisy Lezcano 27 San Lorenzo [54][55]
 Peru Maricielo Gamarra 25 San Martín [56]
 Philippines Samantha Bernardo 27 Puerto Princesa [2][7][3]
 Poland Milena Sadowska 22 Balice [57]
 Portugal Sarah Duque 27 Porto [58]
 Puerto Rico Fabiola Valentín González 21 Camuy [59]
 Russia Guzel Muslha 23 Kazan [60][61][62]
 Scotland Helen Maher 26 Coleraine [63]
 South Africa Anronet Roelofsz 26 Pretoria [42]
 South Korea Lee Hyun Young 24 Seoul [42][64][65]
 Spain Iris Miguelez Mendez 22 Galicia [66][67][68]
 Sri Lanka Prathiba Leahorachee 21 Colombo
 Sweden Felicia Fruncel 24 Hudiksvall
 Thailand Namfon Chantarapadit 22 Songkhla [42]
 Uruguay Jimena Martino 25 Canelones [69]
 United States Abena Akuaba Appiah 27 Accra [42]
 Venezuela Eliana Roa 24 Caracas [70][71]
 Vietnam Nguyen Le Ngoc Thao 25 Ho Chi Minh City [9][42]
 Wales Catherine Fanshawe 23 Surrey [72]