India’s most exciting, glamorous and credible beauty pageant is underway and continues its talent hunt in Kochi at fbb/ Big Bazaar, Centre Square Mall, MG Road.
The auditions received an overwhelming response witnessing more than 80 contestants participating from all parts of the state. The encouraging response assured a wide coverage of the state, in terms of ‘talent scouting’. These auditions at the fbb / Big Bazaar stores were cheered and supported byfbb customers and the general public.
The auditions were judged by Poornima Indrajith –She is an Indian actress, Fashion Designer, television anchor and talk show host who acted in Malayalam and Tamil films. She started her career as a model and then went on to host a music countdown show Pepsi Top Ten on Asianet.
She acted in many successful television soaps such as Oomakkuyil. She has also acted in many movies, including Meghamalhar, Valliettan, and Randam Bhavam. She received the best supporting actress award for her role in Meghamalhar. She hosted a television show KadhaIthuVare on Mazhavil Manorama channel. Recently she turned into a fashion designer and runs a boutique by name Pranah. She writes a regular column named ‘In Style’; for ‘Chithrabhumi’ a supplement of Mathrubhumi.
With a new and improvised format this year, Miss India in its 54 th edition will be touring to all 30 states of the nation and to crown 30 state representatives who will then compete for the coveted Miss India crown. The top 3 of Kerala have been given a golden ticket to the south zonal crowning ceremony to be held in Bengaluru at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Bengaluru on 5th March. In Bengaluru the most deserving candidate from each of the 5 states i.e. Miss India Kerala, Miss India Karnataka, Miss India Tamil Nadu, Miss India Andhra Pradesh, Miss India Telangana will represent their state at the grand finale which is going to be held in Mumbai in June.
For the very first time, the pageant will host mentors for each zone who will guide the contestants to merit. To take charge of the proceeding for the South Zone we have none other than the Miss World 2008 first runner up, South Siren, actress and model Parvathy Omanakuttan.
She enthusiastically quoted, “It’s my pleasure to mentor these girls and will do everything in my capacity to train them. And I am confident that this year’s Miss India will be from the South.”
The details of the top 3 winners of Kerala include:-
Mannat Singh, Indore, Indus World School, Prestige Institute of Management
Akriti Singh, Kochi, Seth M.R Jaipur School, National Institute of Fashion Technology
Hannah Reji Koshy, Kochi, School Assisi Vidyanietan, Sharavathi Dental College
The auditions were concluded with the felicitation of the top three contestants, where the fbb / Big Bazaar Store Manager Berney Sandi presented a bouquet to each of the winning contestants.
India’s leading fashion hub – fbb – has once again partnered this year to be the title sponsor of this beauty pageant. fbb is a premier platform for fashion brands in urban India, and so this association is perfectly in sync with the brand’s objective to make India more fashionable.
The beauty pageant announces its strategic partnership for the fifth year in a row with India’s leading Entertainment Channel, Colors with a view to gain maximum visib
ility in their quest to find the women of substance.
The finalists of fbbColorsFemina Miss India 2017 will undergo vigorous training from the best experts
of the industry before the Grand Finale to be held in June.
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