Mumbai: Actress Lara Dutta is all set to mentor aspiring candidates for the annual contest of Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2017.
The 39-year-old actress, who was crowned Miss Universe in the year 2000, has taken over the responsibility of finding the right face to represent India at the international pageant.
Lara, who has served as mentor in previous editions of the competition as well, said in a statement, “I am extremely excited to be back with the new season of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017, which has a whole new look this year.
“It’s exciting to be a part of this journey in finding the perfect representative who is the Indian face of beauty, who possesses elegance, confidence, poise and intelligence. This journey has always been close to my heart and I hope this season is the one that brings us that exceptional girl who will bring the Miss Universe crown back to India.”
The model-turned-actress, along with an elite set of panelists will mentor the contestants before selecting the finalists.
The auditions begin from August 5 in cities such as Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Delhi with the final leg culminating in Mumbai.