Aafreen Rachel Vaz

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Aafreen Rachel Vaz
BornMumbai, India
🎓 Alma materA J Institute of Medical Science, Mangaluru
India
💼 Occupation
Model, Medical Student
🏡 Home townAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
TitleCampus Princess 2015
Femina Miss India Supranational 2015
Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania 2015

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Aafreen Rachel Vaz is a model and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Femina Miss India Supranational 2015 on March 28, 2015 at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai. She represented India at Miss Supranational 2015 held in Poland and became a Top 10 finalist. She was also crowned Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania 2015.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Vaz was born in Bombay (now Mumbai).[4] Her father is a former Infantry Officer of the Indian Army from Goa and her mother a former Air Hostess of Air India from Mumbai (East Indian). She did her schooling at Hasanat High School, Marol, Mumbai, and graduated from University of Otago in New Zealand.[citation needed]

She is a student of medicine at A J Institute of Medical Science, Mangaluru.

Vaz is one of the very few Miss India winners who were medical students during their reign, like Yasmin Daji - Miss Universe 1966-3rd Runner Up, Reita Faria - Miss World 1966, Kalpana Pandit-dethroned Femina Miss India 1989, Lakshmi Pandit-dethroned Femina Miss India 2004 and Pooja Chitgopekar - Miss Earth - Air 2007.

Career and pageantry[edit]

She is a model and a medical student. In 2010, she participated New Zealand's Next Top Model (cycle 2) and was eliminated in the fourth episode. Later in 2015, she participated in Campus Princess 2015 and was declared the eventual winner. After winning Campus Princess she got a direct entry to the Femina Miss India 2015 contest and was crowned Femina Miss India Supranational 2015. She also won Miss Congeniality award at the said pageant.

She represented India at Miss Supranational 2015 held in Poland and became a Top 10 finalist. She was also crowned Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania 2015, became 1st Runner Up at Miss Internet sub-competition and placed in the Top 10 of the Top Model and Best National Costume sub-competitions. She became the second Indian woman to be crowned Miss Supranational Asia and Oceania, the first being Michelle Almeida, Miss Supranational India 2011, who was also a top 10 finalist at Miss Supranational 2011 and the winner of Miss Internet award.

Awards[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Myanmar Han Thi
Miss Supranational Asia Oceania
2015
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
Asha Bhat
Miss India Supranational
2015
Succeeded by
Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty

References[edit]

  1. "Aafreen Vaz to represent India at Miss Supranational 2015". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. "MY MAIN FOCUS IS WORKING ON MY INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT AND WORKING ON THE EDBF MOVEMENT". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. "PARTICIPATING IN SOMETHING IS SO LIFE CHANGING, IT'S A PERSONAL VICTORY IN ITSELF: AAFREEN VAZ". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. Misquith, Chethan (29 March 2015). "Mangaluru's Aafreen Vaz crowned first runner-up at Femina Miss India". Udayavani.

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