Guwahati has witnessed a historical gala event which is known to be never happened before, as far as the glamour world is concerned. This will be the first occasion after the initiation of Femina Miss India Pageant provided a unique opportunity to aspiring teenagers from the North-Eastern states of the country.
In the past few years, the aspiring contestants would have to move to Kolkata and strive for a single plug in the Miss India grand finale.
This time it was a welcome for the girls as well as for the people from the North-East region. The platform created positive indicators where every state had an opportunity for the finals which will be in Mumbai this June. Six of the North-Eastern states will be there to represent their own states in this eminent beauty pageant contest of the country.
Mumbai this time is said to see 6 of the most striking, extremely talented as well promising aspirant’s contestants for this prestigious title to be crowned Miss India and later represent the India at the 67th Miss World contest.
The Judges had enough of a hard time to find out the best, each girl from their respective states was judged by 3 rounds till the three from each state were selected in the final round. But Tripura had only 5 contestants out of which 4 of them did not make it to the final rounds.
Lately, it was Rinky Chakma that stood tall among all the rest and flourished for the finale.This included an evening wear and a question and answer round. Something new that was introduced in an audition of such is that it had audiences voting for the contestant that led all the top 6 contestants to auto-entry for the fbb Femina Colors Miss India 2017 grand finale, Mumbai.
“The 6 finalists are said to be crowned in Kolkata, at the East Zone Crowning Ceremony, on the 28th of March, 2017, at the Swissotel Hotel, Kolkata,”, it Said the source. The mentor for East Zone was Dipannita Sharma, a Supermodel & Actress in Mumbai, with quite a few films under her bag and who hails from Assam herself.
The board of judges have included Natasha Grover, who is the Director of Femina Miss India, our very own talented designer and a fashionista herself, Nandini Baruva and finally Colin Jacob Rajan who was among the Mr India, 2016 top 10 finalists.
Never to forget the hard works of days and nights of many, to bring this event to a successful and promising one is talent scout company, Design Culture, headed by the fresh and dynamic Chow Poran J. Gogoi. They were the official talent partners for the 6 North-Eastern states; it was enormous task selecting these aspirants from the various states, with many from remote areas.
Coming to the more subjective part of this pageant, these girls will be vying against the rest of India’s best talents, and all of whom are equally motivated, hardworking and will not stop short of displaying their A- game. Our girls also have the added pressure of carrying the legacy of the crown forward, for the reigning Miss India, Priyadarshini Chatterjee is from Assam herself. More than feeling this as pressure, the finalists ought to take inspiration and motivation from Priyadarshini.
This is not the final destination and certainly not the ending, but rather the beginning of a beautiful journey, a dream sheltered by our early and talented girls.
1) Triveni Barman– ASSAM
2) KaheliChophy– NAGALAND
3) Soibam Kanchan– MANIPUR
4) Rody H. Vanlalhriatpuii– MIZORAM
5) Rinky Chakma– TRIPURA
6) Kiran Laishram– MEGHALAYA
Photo Credits- Deepak Das & Kakali Das assisted by budding photographer Prabal Das!