Vanya Mishra (born 27 February 1992) in Jalandhar was crowned the winner of Femina Miss India on March 30, 2012. She is currently doing her under graduate program in Electrical Engineering from PEC University of Technology. She had to compete with the 19 other models for the top honor, the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 Title.
Vanya always had a knack for social work. As a child she used to visit the school of visually impaired with her mother and insisted that she would pledge her eyes. She got a direct entry into the finals after being declared as the winner of Dabur Gulabari Miss Rose Glow 2011 contest. Her answer to the final question 'If you have an option, will you create thousand jobs or feed thousand children daily?' (sic) , which won her the award was, "Little children are innocent and anybody's heart will melt. I will also try to give them education so that they can feed themselves and their family too"(sic). She was also crowned Dabur Gulabari Miss Rose Glow 2012, Bharathi Vidyapeeth Femina Miss Photogenic 2012, Maybelline Femina Miss Colossal Eyes 2012 and Dabur Femina Miss Beautiful Skin 2012 in the subcontests of Pantaloons Femina Miss India.
Vanya represented India at the Miss World 2012 pageant in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China on 18th August 2012. She won the Miss Social Networking and Miss Beauty with a Purpose title and was able to make it to the the top 7, but was unable to win the crown,though she had scored more points than all the other six finalists in the previous rounds of assessment, leading to the final round. In 'Dances of the World', Vanya danced on a mujra number on the song 'Dil Cheez Kya Hai' which got rave reviews.