Nicole Faria is an Indian Supermodel and Actress from Bangalore who won the Miss Earth 2010. Faria is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth. She is also one of the featured models in the exclusive Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2014, shot in the Philippines. Faria was cast as a lead actress in the 2014 Bollywood film Yaariyan.
Faria won the Miss India Earth title at the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2010 beauty pageant in Mumbai. Pantaloons Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant competition in India, which annually selects three winners to compete internationally. She won along with Manasvi Mamgai, who was crowned Femina Miss India World 2010, and Neha Hingewho got the Femina Miss India International 2010. Faria was crowned by Miss India Earth 2009 Shriya Kishore. Faria represented India in the Miss Earth 2010 beauty pageant in Vietnam, and was crowned Miss Earth 2010.
She won the Miss Talent, the first special award in the 10th Miss Earth pageant.She performed a graceful belly dance that combined Oriental and Middle Eastern style in an event that raised VND100 million, which was donated to the HCM City Red Cross, to support flood victims in the central region of Vietnam. She wore a shimmering white and gold outfit and defeated 84 other finalists. She ended her reign by crowning her successor Olga Alava of Ecuador during the Miss Earth 2011 final’s night held in Manila,Philippines on 3 December 2011.
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