Miss France Iris Mittenaere emerged the winner of the Miss Universe 2016 pageant,which took place at Philippines early this morning. India’s Roshmitha Harimurthy could not make it to the final 13 list of the pageant. It’s been 17 years since India won the Miss Universe title. Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta,who is now a well known name in Bollywood, had high hopes from Roshmitha. “This is a girl I believe in, now it’s time for you to make her win. Tweet Miss Universe India to vote! India, it’s time to stand united and vote,” Lara tweeted.

Miss Diva 2015 Urvashi Rautela also came out in support and urged the fans to help the Bangalore beauty reach the final round of the 65th edition of Miss Universe.”All the best @roshmitaa. Please tweet #MissUniverse #India #Roshmitha4MissUniverse and make India reach top 12 at Miss Universe,” Urvashi tweeted. But much to everyone’s disappointment, Roshmitha did not even make it to the top 13. The Indian beauty took to Instagram and thanked all her supporters and congratulated Miss France. Here is what she posted-

I sincerely thank each one of you who have voted and rooted for me, stayed up to watch the show.😘🙏🏼 I had the BEST time of my life and loads of crazy memories to take back. I did the best to represent MY COUNTRY INDIA ❤️❤️ and I wish I got home the crown but it’s destiny. I wish Miss Universe Iris all the best and do good 😊 you will always have the support of my country. To all my friends in Indonesia and other countries – thank you for the love, more love back to you 😘😘💋

A photo posted by Roshmitha Harimurthy (@roshmitaa) on

Harimurthy won the ticket to the Miss Universe 2016 pageant after getting crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016. Coincidentally, Harimurthy was born the same year that Sushmita Sen won the crown in – 1994. The 22-year-old Bangalorian is a multilingual student at Mount Carmel College pursuing her Master’s Degree in International Business.