Monday, 12 March 2012

Miss Sikkim 2012 Crowed

Miss Sikkim

Pappu Mallick

Gangtok, 25 February: Twenty-five contestants from in and around Gangtok participated in the much- publicized Miss Sikkim 2012 contest at Ranipool this evening.

      These small town girls brought to the stage their own ‘oomph’ factor. Nervous catwalks, apprehensive introductory speeches and jittery rampwalks aside, the young girls put up quite a show. As one of the contestants said, her favourite quote is “Rise and Shine, and if you can’t shine, atleast rise.”
       The casual round saw the girls decked in rather ill-fitting fashion wear and accessories; and blaring loud makeup. Looking rather fragile, tip-toeing in their high heels and desperately trying to get the catwalk right, a member in the audience remarked, “Are the girls walking the ramp, or are they astronauts walking on moon!” A little more grooming couldn’t have hurt. However, the girls made a comeback in the evening wear round, dazzling in fresh evening dresses. It may be safe to say that one is more likely to see fashionable women in the streets of Gangtok, than onstage.
      Musician Francis Lepcha from Kolkata regaled the guests with his peppy songs. The evening hosts Adarsh Rai and Sonam Palmo Bhutia kept the audiences charged with their lively banter.
      Filmmaker Prashant Rasaily, Cartoonist and lecturer Pankaj Thapa, Managing Director of Nayuma Television Roshan Rai were some of the panel juries.
The Miss Sikkim winner will take home a cash prize of R.S. 25,000/- The first runner up will bag R.s. 15,000/- and the second runner up wins R.s. 10,000/-

Anne Norbu Bhutia -- 2nd runner up
Bhawana Agarwal   -1st runner up
Zennyla Bhutia -- winner -- she said she's really excited to win the crown and she just wants to enjoy the moment.(Pic & Text by Pappu Mallick)

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