Bashkortastan’s Iluza Isyandavletova Reigns Supreme as Miss Asia 2023 Queen
Iluza Isyandavletova, hailing from Bashkortastan, emerged victorious as Miss Asia 2023, with Aayushma Bajracharya of Nepal securing the first runner-up position. The second runner-up title went to Cerena Ann Johnson from the UAE, and Jinnapat Palsuea from Thailand claimed the third runner-up position. The prestigious crowning ceremony witnessed the presence of notable personalities such as former Miss Asia Winner Nguyen Thi Yen Trang, SAJ Group Hotels and Resorts CMD Sajan Varghese, Mini Sajan, CEO of SAJ Group Hotels and Resorts, and Jolly Antony, Chairman of Vibe Munnar. Dr. Ajit Ravi, Chairman of Pegasus, was also among the distinguished attendees.
Out of numerous hopefuls, 15 finalists emerged, showcasing their poise and elegance in three distinct rounds: the National Costume Round, the White Cocktail Round, and the Royal Blue Gown Round. Two contestants faced unexpected challenges, including visa issues, hindering their participation in the finals.
Prior to the finals, the contestants underwent grooming sessions organized by Pegasus, a renowned organization dedicated to nurturing young talents in the modeling industry. Pegasus played a pivotal role in preparing the participants for the global stage, exemplifying its commitment to empowering emerging talents.
The Miss Asia 2023 winners were adorned with splendid gold crowns designed by Preeti Prakash from Parakkat Jewellers. The event was coordinated by primary partners SAJ Group Hotels and Resorts and DQUE, organized by Pegasus Global Pvt Ltd. Additional support was provided by Unique Times, FICF, Vibe, Parakkat Resorts, DQUE Face and Body Skin Friendly Soap, Aiswaria Advertisements, Kalpana International, Times New, UT World, Europe Times, Photogenic Fashion and Weddings, Neenu Pro The Sound Experts, Green Media, Good Day Hotels and Resorts, Akshay Inco, Alcazar, FOG, St Joseph’s Hospital Trust, and JD Institute of Fashion Technology.
Sub Title Winners:
Miss Asia Social Media: Nguyen Thi Kim Trang (Vietnam)
Miss Asia Fashionista: Chen Chia Pei (Taiwan)
Miss Asia Talent: Natalia Savina (Russia)
Miss Asia Diligent: Azhar Zhumabekova (Kazakhstan)
Miss Asia Inspiring: Aayushma Bajracharya (Nepal)
Miss Asia Vivacious: Risa Nakatani (Japan)
Miss Asia Shining Star: Ella Anak Apit (Malaysia)
Miss Asia Ramp Walk: Meurel Beverly Viegas (India)
Miss Asia Tenacious: Rashmi Subedra (Sri Lanka)
Miss Asia National Costume: Kalisa Putri (Indonesia)
Miss Asia Adorable: Cerena Ann Johnson (UAE)
Miss Asia Renaissance: Jinnapat Palsuea (Thailand)
The judging panel included esteemed individuals such as Rozanne Diasz, Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2005 and Grooming instructor, Alonkot Sungkahapong, CEO of Starfighter, Dr. Mahima Bhakshi, Model & Entrepreneur, Harmeet Singh Gupta, Managing Director of U&I Entertainment, and Rita Mathan, Owner of Pro Nail Studio.
Contestants in the Miss Asia 2023 lineup featured Iluza Isyandavletova representing Bashkortastan, Meurel Beverly Viegas from India, Kalisa Putri representing Indonesia, Risa Nakatani from Japan, Azhar Zhumabekova from Kazakhstan, Ella Anak Apit from Malaysia, Nilar Linn from Myanmar, Aayushma Bajracharya from Nepal, Micaela Alexandra Taupo from the Philippines, Natalia Savina from Russia, Rashmi Subedra from Sri Lanka, Chen Chia Pei from Taiwan, Jinnapat Palsuea from Thailand, Cerena Ann Johnson from the UAE, and Nguyen Thi Kim Trang from Vietnam.