Mangalore: Liva Miss Diva Universe 2020 Adline Castelino was welcomed back home in Mangalore with great warmth. She made the country proud with her elegance, poise and spirit as she bagged the much-coveted title with great aplomb. Adline will now go on to represent India at Miss Universe while the nation pins hopes to her to bring back the much-longed-for crown.
A student of St. Xavier’s College, Adline always endeavored to work in the Agriculture business. She believes that bringing together NGOs with likeminded visionaries who wish to help farmers increase their revenue and build a sustainable livelihood would reap great rewards for the rural community as a whole. She is also keen about encouraging leadership qualities in women by conducting Leadership Programs as well as spreading more awareness about the acceptance of the LGBTQ community.
As an avid badminton player during her school and college terms, Adline has always been inclined towards sports. It is no surprise then that she chose Deepa Malik as her muse for inspiration. Deepa is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Para Olympics, as well as a great leader who inspires everyone around her to strive for greatness and overcome all obstacles that may come in the way. She truly embodies the belief that ‘what the mind can conceive, a person can achieve’. Aside from playing badminton, Adline also loves to indulge in western dance, reading and cycling as hobbies.
Speaking on the occasion of her homecoming, the new Miss Diva said, “It feels surreal to come back home as not just my parents’ daughter but the city’s hope and pride. It’s truly a dream come true. My future plans include travelling to a lot of places and meeting people from different cultures to understand the depth of each culture and thereby form a guideline of how best to represent the culture of our country at the Miss Universe pageant.”
Castelino also wishes to improve her networking and communication skills along the way and throw light on matters that involve both purpose and service.