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Photographer Captures Miss India Backstage Moments Like Never Before

Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant. We being Indians look forward seeing our women in power representing themselves and the place they belong to on the ramp. It is not just a ramp to display a plethora of clothes and styles but a feeling of letting the ladies amp up a little, get out of their comfort zone and construct power. Apart from being a feeling, it is also the sneak peeks that increase our heart rate a little. We look forward to know more about our celebrities and what they do behind the scenes. We still remember how excited we grow just when we get to see Urvashi Rautela's gorgeous pictures. Lynsey Addario is a photojournalist who has taken photography as a way for her to travel with a purpose that drives her and shapes her life. Check out the backstage pictures here: 

Celina Jaitley in Miss India beauty pageant, Mumbai 2000. 

The contestants prepping up before the show. 

The contestants all dolled up for the show in 2000. 

A contestant with her makeup moments on point in the backstage dressing room. 

All the contestants spent the last two weeks confined to the hotel Regent in Bombay. 

A contestant studies a famous book of quotations and sayings on her way to hotel Regent. 

Taking rest from the contest's rigorous training sessions. 

Contestant does a little prayer before heading out. 

The contestants of the pageant console themselves by eating backstage at the dressing room. 

They wish each other luck for the pageant. 

Contestants walking to the stage for the opening act. 

Before heading out to the show. 

30 contestants prep steadily and wholeheartedly for two months to get all amped up, in hopes of being one of the three winners in the final: Miss Universe, Miss Asia Pacific or Miss Universe. Images source: Lynsey Addario