Adline Castelino is an Indian model, and she stood 3rd runner-up in the ‘Miss Universe 2020’ pageant held on 16 May 2021.
Adline Mewis Quadros Castelino Wikipedia was born on Friday, 24 July 1998 (age 23 years; as of 2021) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Her family hails from Udyavara in Udupi, Karnataka. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
She did her schooling at Indian Central School in Kuwait, and at the age of 15, she returned to India from Kuwait and continued her schooling at St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai. She pursued her graduation in business administration at Wilson College, Mumbai. LinkedIn
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Alphonse Castelino, works at White Store, Kuwait, and her mother, Meera Castelino, works at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Kuwait. She has two sisters, Anicia Castelino (elder) and Andrea Castelino (younger).
As a Model
In 2017, she started working as a marketing intern at Flochat an instant messenger app, and simultaneously, she worked as a model. In 2018, she won the ‘Miss TGPC Season 4’ title held at Pub. Le.City, Amanora Mall-Pune.
She then continued her training in contesting the beauty pageants from Cocoaberry Training Academy in Mumbai. She has also won the ‘Miss Cocoaberry Diva’ title in 2019.
Miss Diva 2020
She auditioned for the beauty pageant ‘Miss Diva 2020’ from Chennai and was shortlisted among the finalists. She was then selected among the top ten finalists in the culminating round held in Mumbai. She won the Miss Smasher award for badminton in the sports round of the contest. She ultimately won the LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2020 title held at Yash Raj Studio, Andheri, Mumbai, on 22 February 2020. In the final round of the contest, the top five contestants were asked the same question by the host of the contest Malaika Arora, she was asked,
Does religion unite or divide people?”
Religion unites people. It has values that bring people together. People believing in the same things come together and stay in harmony, but what divides us, is us. Humans divide each other. Religion doesn’t divide anyone. When I first came here from Kuwait, I really loved the fact that in India, all religions coexist in harmony. We celebrate Diwali, Christmas, Eid all together and what a beautiful scene that is, that we can stay together and respect each other’s beliefs. We can progress with each other and forward to the future.”
Miss Universe 2020
She represented India at the Miss Universe 2020 competition held on 16 May 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida, in the United States. She stood third runner-up in the contest, and the title was won by the Mexican contestant Andrea Meza. In the final round, she was asked
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?”
Good evening universe. Well, coming from India and witnessing what India is experiencing right now, I have realized something very important that nothing is more important than the health of your loved ones. And you have to draw a balance between economy and health. And that can only be done when the government works with the people hand in hand and produces something that will work with the economy. Thank you.”
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Television and Music Videos
In 2021, she worked as a model in the documentary series ‘Kingfisher Calendar: The Making.’ She has also appeared in a few music videos like ‘Tere Bina’ (2019) by Shreyas Dharmadhikari and ‘Mere Dil Vich’ (2021) by Arjun Kanungo.
As a Social Worker
Adline had been associated with ‘Vikas Sahayog Pratishthan’ (VSP), a welfare organisation that works for the welfare of farmers. She has also helped in raising crowdfunds through Ketto and donated the money to the Child Help Foundation (CHF). Adline has supported the LGBT community by spreading awareness among the people. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she helped needy people by providing food, sanitisers, and face masks through an NGO ‘Desire Society.’ In an interview, she talked about Desire Society. She said,
The first time I came to know about the Desire Society was when I was in college. I used to visit here as a student to help out as a volunteer.”
She has also supported various social service campaigns like Smile Train and Akshaya Patra Foundation. In 2020, she worked for spreading awareness about polycystic ovary syndrome, and in 2021, she raised funds for Agricultural Resource Center.
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- Film: Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)
- Comedian(s): Vir Das, Kenny Sebastian, and Hasan Minhaj
- Beauty Pageant Winner(s): Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen
- Sports Person: Deepa Malik
- She idolizes the Miss Universe 1994 titleholder Sushmita Sen. In an interview, Adline said,
I was very fond of her positive nature and that is what I inculcated in me. I found it very brave and inspiring when she gave home to both of her daughters without anyone’s support.”
- In an interview, she shared that she was bullied for being skinny and dark skin tone. She further said,
So, I was bullied a lot because I was very skinny. And I had dark skin. So I was bullied a lot for that. I have a Pakistani cousin sister, I have my sisters who are so beautiful. So I remember my dad comparing my skin tone with the others and saying, ‘Why are you so dark and why are you like this?’ At that moment, it kind of hurt me that you know.. When you’re of that age, you don’t understand. You think, ‘Why am I created like this?’ But as I grew up and I started living independently, I moved out of my house at the age of 15 and I came to India for the first time. That’s when I started accepting myself. I saw the diversity around. Beauty exists in all shapes and sizes, all colours. And that inspired me to truly accept myself and move on.” Beauty Pageants
- In her leisure time, she loves riding a motorcycle, sketching, weight lifting, and reading.
- She is an avid animal lover and has posted various pictures with dogs on her social media accounts.
- Adline has featured on the cover of various renowned magazines like Femina (October 2020) and De Mode (December 2020).