January 18th 2020: Miss South India 2020 Press release
In the eighteenth edition of Miss South India organised at Luxotica Convention Centre in Kannur, Aiswarya S, from Kerala, has become the title winner.
Meanwhile, Vidhya Vijayakumar (Kerala) has been awarded the first runner up title, and Shivani Rai (Karnataka) has been felicitated with the second runner up title.
The title winner has been crowned by former Miss South India winner Nikitha Thomas. At the same time, the first and second runner ups have crowned actress Ambika and actress Abhiramy respectively.
The certificates and other awards for the winners have been presented by Manappuram Finance Limited General Manager and Chief PRO Sanoj Herbert.
A huge prize worth at least one lakh and fifty thousand Indian Rupees and a diamond ring contributed by Kirtilals have been gifted to the title winner. The first and second runner ups have received seventy five thousand Indian Rupees and fifty thousand Indian Rupees respectively.
Miss South India is the first step towards popular International beauty contest Miss Asia.
Manappuram Finance Limited is the prime partner of the event, in which at least 23 beauties from all the five major South Indian states have participated. Mahindra, DQ Watches, Saj Earth Resorts and SajaaS Designer Boutique are the main powered by partners of the event.
The event has been conducted in association with Rotary Club Kannur.
The contestants have been judged by a team of experienced people possess years of experience in the fashion and entertainment sector.
Apart from the main titles, the team has also selected several subtitle and regional title winners.
Regional title winners
Miss Tamil Nadu: Deepthie S
Miss Queen Andhra: Sugamya Sankar
Miss Queen Karnataka: Shwetha Rao
Miss Queen Kerala: Mariya James
Miss Queen Telangana: Spandhanah Roselene
Miss Beautiful Hair: Sini M (Karnataka)
Miss Beautiful Acting Face: Mariya James (Kerala)
Miss Congeniality: Pallavi Sushil (Kerala)
Miss Catwalk: Kaamna Batra (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Talent: Vidhya Vijayakumar (Kerala)
Miss Photogenic: Lavanya A (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Viewers Choice: Sugamya Sankar (Andhra Pradesh)
Miss Social Media: Aiswarya S (Kerala)
Miss Humanness: Mariya James (Kerala)
The grooming sessions of the beauty contest, which is broadly divided into at least three major rounds such as the designer saree round, red cocktail round and the black gown round, commenced on 14th January 2020 in Kochi. The sessions in yoga, meditation, personality development, beauty care, catwalk, photoshoot and talent search has bestowed the contestants with renewed confidence. Notably, the sessions were handled by experts in the field of fashion.
The contestants for the Miss South India 2020, like always, were selected through a transparent audition process. The audition sessions were conducted in at least five major cities across South India such as Kochi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Aiswarya S (Kerala), Anjali Menon (Kerala), Deepthie S (Tamil Nadu), Divyapriya Sivam (Tamil Nadu), Ishwarya Pagalavan (Tamil Nadu), Kaamna Batra (Tamil Nadu), Krishnanjana K S (Kerala), Lavanya A (Tamil Nadu), Mariya James (Kerala), Megha Shetty (Karnataka), Neha S (Karnataka), Pallavi Sushil (Kerala), Pooja Ratnam (Telangana), Samruddi V Shetty (Karnataka), Shivani Rai (Karnataka), Shwetha Jayaram (Kerala), Shwetha Rao (Karnataka), Sini M (Karnataka), Sonia Karthikeyan (Tamil Nadu), Spandhanah Roselene (Telangana), Sreelakshmi C (Kerala), Sugamya Sankar (Andhra Pradesh), Vidhya Vijayakumar (Kerala) are the contestants of the beauty contest.
Kalpana Family Salon and Spa, Parakkat Jewellers, Unique Times, Fashion Connect, Dream Catcher and Aiswarya Advertising are the event partners of the Miss South India 2020.
January 18th 2020: Miss South India 2020 Press release
Miss South India will spread all over India to bring together the youth of South India reflecting the Culture and Tradition of India in its truest colour.. which showcase South India in all its splendor, its exciting blend of Culture , Tourist destinations and natural beauty to the entire world.
Miss South India is a Premier Beauty Pageant will beheld annually in major South Indian Cities. Pegasus India organizes the event every year. Manappuram Finance will be the Title sponsor of the event.
Sara Damnjanovic, from Serbia, has been selected for the Miss Asia Global title – the title awarded to the winner from the Asian region – and Nguyen Thi Yen Trang (Vietnam) the Miss Asia title – the title awarded to the winner from the rest of the world – in the fifth edition of Mahindra And Manappuram Miss Asia Global, organised in Gokulam Convention Centre, Kochi.
The chief guest of the event has been YB Yeoh Soon Hin, the tourism minister of Penang, Malaysia.
Ms. Nguyen, the Miss Asia 2019, has been crowned by Honey Tianmia, who is the Miss Asia 2017. Ms. Sara, the Miss Asia Global 2019, has been felicitated by Assem Yessengeldiyeva, who is the Miss Asia Global 2018.
Leeseul Kim (Korea) and Jeanfer Ozbot (Philippines) have been awarded the Miss Asia Global first and Miss Asia Global second runner up titles respectively. The first runner up has been crowned by V P Nandakumar, the MD and CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd, and the second runner up by Suresh Kumar E S, the Regional Sales Manager of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Mahindra and Manappuram Finance are the main partners of the event, in which around 24 beauties from around the world have contested. And, DQ watches, Sera, SAJ Earth Resorts and T Shine are the powered by partners.
The grooming session of the program commenced on 25th October at Saj Earth Resort, Ernakulam. It was handled by eminent personalities from the modelling and fashion sector.
The national costume round, black cocktail round and the white gown round have been the three main rounds in the program.
The judging panel of the event has been led by certain acclaimed personalities from the beauty and fashion sectors, such as Christine Huang, Hari Anand, Alice Lee Chan, Rajeev Pillai and Rita Martin.
The winners have been crowned with the golden crowns designed by Parakkat Jewellers.
Dr. Ajit Ravi, the Founder Chairman of the Miss Asia Global, said that the event was conducted to showcase the rich culture of the country and to promote its tourism sector.
Apart from the winners, the judging panel has also selected the sub-title winners.
The Sub-title winners:
Miss Beautiful Face: Samiksha Singh (India)
Miss Beautiful Skin: Hsieh Ling Tzu (Taiwan)
Kalpana International Miss Beautiful Hair: Yana Khramtsova (Belarus)
Miss Beautiful Smile: Leeseul Kim (Korea)
Miss Beautiful Eyes: Shanta Paul (Bangladesh)
Miss Congeniality: Singye Bidha (Bhutan)
Miss Perfect Ten: Elshamma Valdor (Haiti)
SAJ Earth Miss Talent: Karoline Aline De Morais Daniel (Brazil)
Miss Catwalk: Bonadeo Adora Jane (Australia)
Miss Personality: Tenzin Zomkey (Belgium)
Miss Photogenic: Sara Damnjanovic (Serbia)
Miss Viewers’ Choice: Sara Damnjanovic (Serbia)
Best National Costume: Dong Xiaoge (China)
Miss Social Media: Hannah Paiwan (Laos)
Miss Fitness: Oksana Zemlianukhina (Ukraine)
VeeKayVee Gourmet Queen: Ajita Rayamajhi (Nepal)
Only those who have received the official invitation from the organiser have been allowed inside the venue.
Unique Times, Juzt Shine Family Fitness, Neo TourEx Private Limited, Wow Factor, J D Institute of Fashion Technology, The Times New, Kerala Gods’ Own Country, DTPC, UT World, Europe Times, Fitness Forever, Vee Kay Vees, Parakkat Resorts and Aiswarya are the event partners of the Miss Asia Global.
Bonadeo Adora Jane (Australia), Shanta Paul (Bangladesh), Yana Khramtsova (Belarus), Tenzin Zomkey (Belgium), Singye Bidha (Bhutan), Karoline Aline De Morais Daniel (Brazil), Eva Nedelcheva Dobreva (Bulgaria), Dong Xiaoge (China), Jana Kutova (Czech Republic), Maame Yaa Asieduwah Donikor (Ghana), Elshamma Valdor (Haiti), Samiksha Singh (India), Fira Dwi Indria (Indonesia), Melissa Kassanova (Kazakhstan), Leeseul Kim (Korea), Hannah Paiwan (Laos), Aylasha Ramrachia (Mauritius), Ajita Rayamajhi (Nepal), Jeanyfer Ozbot (Philippines),Shakherezada Rastokina (Russia), Sara Damnjanovic (Serbia), Hsieh Ling Tzu (Taiwan), Oksana Zemlianukhina (Ukraine) and Nguyen Thi Yen Trang (Vietnam) are the contestants of the contest.
Miss Asia Global is one of the finest beauty pageant from the house of Pegasus , to find the most beautiful and talented women from all over the globe .
The event brings to the fore, the rustic beauties of the lore from the Globe. The event provides a platform for young girls with dreams in their starry eyes but no formal opportunity or backing to launch themselves in to the much coveted career of fashion, film, advertising and allied glamour industries. We intend to create a Platform for the untrained to elicit enthusiasm for the trained eye. We bring the knock in through a title-event, grooming them to be able to live through any situation and condition – with élan.
Miss Asia Global is an event that brings together every corner of the Globe to showcase to the world not only the beauty but also the talent and the confidence of women in the Globe.
The aim of the pageant is to bring out and appreciate the genuine beauty and inherent talents of young Women. Miss Asia Global along with Miss South India, and Miss Queen of India which are also conducted by Ajit Ravi Pegasus are the only beauty pageants in the country which does not judge a women’s beauty with a bikini or other similar rounds.
Ms. Tanya Sinha from Jharkhand Crowned Manappuram Miss Queen Of India 2019
Ms. Tanya Sinha , from Jharkhand was selected today as Manappuram Miss Queen Of India 2019 presented by Manappuram Finance Ltd, an event organised by Pegasus, at Saj Earth Resorts and Convention Centre Kochi.
Ms. Nikita Thomas from Kerala and Ms. Samiksha Singh from Delhi were the first and second runners up respectively. Mr. Tom Jose, Chief Secretary, Kerala State crowned the winner Miss Queen Of India 2019. Mr. V P Nandakumar, MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd crowned the first and second runner up winners.
Manappuram Finance Limited is the prime partner of the 9th edition of Miss Queen Of India hosted by Pegasus. In this event, twenty beautiful ladies from different Indian states competed for the title. In addition, DQUE watches, SAJ Earth Resort & convention centre and Unique Times are the powered-by-partners of the event. Pegasus is conducting fashion pageants in such a way that the competitors can enter the International competitions without the Bikini round.
The grooming session of the beauty contest, which had three prime rounds such as designer saree, black cocktail and red gown rounds, was commenced at SAJ Earth Resort & convention centre, Kochi. The session, which were handled by prominent personalities in the modelling sector, and which aims to impart knowledge in yoga, meditation, personality development, beauty care, catwalk, photo shoot and talent search to the contestants, helped the ladies to gain more confidence.
Eminent personalities from the film and fashion sectors were present in the judging panel of the event for judging and guiding the contestants. The Judges were, Anjali Raut Gill (Mrs India 2018), Divya MS (Gladrags Mrs India South), Prof. Dr. Sir GD Singh (President – WPDO), Mrs. Toshma Biju (Managing Editor of Kanyaka Fortnightly) and Reshma RK Nambiar (First Runner Up Miss Glam World 2019).
The winners were crowned with the golden crown and were awarded with the mementos. The winners are also given work contracts.
Apart from the winners, the judging panel also selected:
Miss Queen North: Ritika Raghav (UP), Kriti Goyal (Rajastan)
Miss Queen West: Divija Gambhir (Maharashtra)
Miss Queen East: Pankojini Dash (Odisha)
Miss Queen South: Nikita Thomas (Kerala)
The Sub-title winners are:
Miss Beautiful Hair: Rhea Rawal (Gujarat)
Miss Beautiful Smile: Bhavana Sirpa (Telangana)
Miss Beautiful Eyes: Bhavana Sirpa (Telangana)
Miss Congeniality: Pankojini Dash (Odisha)
Miss Personality: Tarini Kalingarayar (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Catwalk: Konchitha John (Kerala)
Miss Perfect Ten: Aishwarya Adarkar (Maharashtra)
Miss Talent: Ritu Ailani (Maharashtra)
Miss Photogenic: Tarini Kalingarayar (Tamil Nadu)
Miss Viewers’ Choice: Bhavana Sirpa (Telangana) –
Miss Social Media: Swagnika Bhattacharjee (Meghalaya)-
Miss Fitness: Ritu Ailani (Maharashtra)
The VPN IBE Women Entrepreneur Award was also given at the venue, for 6 successful women entrepreneurs. The VPN International Business Excellence award is an International award to honor the business persons in their respective fields, irrespective of small, medium, or corporate.
The Award winners were Mrs. Annamma Joseph Kottukapally (Professional Excellency Award in Culinary Innovation for the year 2019), Anne Sajeev (Maverick Woman Entrepreneur Award for the year 2019), Dr. Nilufer Sheriff (Professional Excellency Award in Health Care), Liza Mayan (Dynamic Woman Entrepreneur Award for the year 2019), Roopa George (Women Excellency Award in Social and Welfare for the year) and Saroja Thambi Chamundi (Professional Excellency Award in Medical Tourism for the year 2019).
Only invited guests were permitted access to the venue where the program took place. Those received the invitation had been advised to wear white, blue, red or black coloured dress.
Kalpana International, Aiswarya Advertising, Europe Times, The Times New, FICF, Fitness For Ever, Neo TourEx Pvt Ltd, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Ut TV, UT World, Asia Business Forum 2019, CIHF and Asian African are the event partners of Miss Queen of India 2019.
The contestants were: Aishwarya Adarkar (Maharashtra), Amanda Delilah Vas (Goa) , Bhavana Sirpa (Telangana), Dipti shankdhar (UP), Divija Gambhir (Maharashtra), Konchitha John (Kerala) , Kriti Goyal (Rajasthan), Mallica Mishra (UP), Niketha Shetty (Karnataka), Nikita Thomas (Kerala), Niranjana Suresh (Kerala), Pankojini Dash (Odisha), Rhea Rawal (Gujarat), Ritika Raghav (UP) , Ritu Ailani (Maharashtra), Samiksha Singh (Delhi), Swagnika Bhattacharjee (Meghalaya), Tanya Sinha (Jharkhand), Tarini Kalingarayar (Tamil Nadu) and Vaidehee Sawant (Maharashtra)