Meet Adline Castelino Who Represented India at Miss Universe 2021

Will Adline Castelino join Bollywood?

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This 22-year-old has big dreams. Adline was placed as the 3rd runner-up at the 69th Miss Universe pageant held in Florida in the United States. This was India’s highest placement in Miss Universe since Lara Dutta won the title in 2000.

Castelino broke the 20-year drought of India’s non placement in the Top 5 at the international pageant. In 2001, Celina Jaitley was the 4th runner-up.

Castelino grew up in Kuwait and returned to India at the age of 15. “While I was growing up in Kuwait, I didn’t have any icons to look up to. I realised that not many women like me were represented at these beauty pageants. Most women there were white. Thankfully that did change over the years,” says Adline.

Adline Quadros Castelino is born to Manglorean Catholic parents hailing from Karnataka.


Talking about whether she will join Bollywood, Adline says that that’s what most people think beauty queens aim to do when they win a title. “I am eager to be a businesswoman, look at politics, and Bollywood is something that could happen as one of the things that I do. That’s not the only goal. I have always been interested in multiple things,” says Adline Castelino.

Watch the video to find out more about her journey.


Video Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

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