Miss Adline Mewis Quadros Castelino is an Indian model and beauty pageant title holder who was crowned as Miss Diva Universe 2020. She represented India at Miss Universe 2020, where she placed as the third runner-up.
As the winner of Miss Diva 2020, Castelino represented India at the Miss Universe 2020 competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida USA. During the grand finale event held on 16 May 2021, she initially made it to the Top 21, and subsequently she was selected as one of the top 10 semi-finalists. Castelino further placed in the top 5, thus becoming the first Indian woman to reach the top 5 of Miss Universe since the year 2001.
As one of the finalists at the contest, Castelino was asked by one of the judges, Tatyana Orozco – “Should countries lockdown due to COVID-19 despite the strain on their economies or should they open their borders and risk a potential increase in infection rates?” Castelino replied by stating:
Coming from India and witnessing what the country is experiencing right now, I have realised something very important. Nothing is more important than the health of your loved ones, and you have to draw a balance between economy and health. That can be done only when the government works with the people hand in hand, and produce something that will work with the economy.
At the end of the event, Castelino was adjudged as the 3rd runner up. This was India’s highest placement in Miss Universe since Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe 2000. Castelino broke the 20-year drought of India’s non placement in the Top 5 of Miss Universe, which was previously achieved by Celina Jaitley, who was the 4th runner-up in 2001.
In August 2020, Castelino associated with a campaign to spread awareness about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. She promoted a drive titled ‘PCOS Free India’ to help women reverse the condition naturally through some holistic wellness practices.
Castelino organized fundraisers during 2021 so as to provide the donations to Agricultural Resource Centers. Through this, she aims to supply agricultural machineries like sowing equipment, petrol pump spray, sprinkler sets, ripper and thrasher units to Women Self-Help Groups, and train them to utilise these equipment.
Adline Castelino was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Woman at No. 2 in 2020.
Mrs India International Queen is honoured to have Miss Adline Castelino as our esteemed judge in the Grand Finale on 9th November 2021 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi.