Max Miss Bangalore, one of Bengaluru’s most anticipated beauty pageants culminated in an entertaining battle of style and wits among 16 beauties in the grand finale held last night at The Lalit Ashok.
Nicole Padwal clinched the title of Max Miss Bangalore 2012 as well as the title of Miss Catwalk with her immaculate sense of panache and intelligence. Darshithmitha Gowda was the First Runner-up, also winning the title of Miss Figure. The second runner up was Rukshar Mir. The Miss Photogenic title was bagged by Candida Samuel Andrade while Monisha R was adjudged as the winner of Miss Beautiful Eyes. Sonali Shyam Gopal walked away with the title of Miss Beautiful Hair while Tanya Priya was awarded the title of Miss Beautiful Skin. The popularity contest was won by Chandni H Hussain.
The event ensued to be a high profile affair in the presence of the who’s who of Bengaluru and the girls were cheered on by over a thousand enthusiastic guests. Making the evening memorable was a stellar laser performance by an international troupe of artists. The high profile panel of judges included Mr. Vasanth Kumar – Executive Director-Max, ex-cricketer Syed Kirmani, Actress Jennifer Kotwal and renowned fashion photographer Waseem Khan.
Apart from the lovely finalists, the show stealer was the spectacular fashion show choreographed by Achla Sachdev showcasing the MAX Festive – Winter 2012 collection. The collection comprised of vibrant hues, innovative patterns and truly international styling and added lifted the glamour quotient of the contestants underlining the brand’s popularity among the youth and the fashionistas of the city.
Congratulating the winners, Mr. Vasanth Kumar, Executive Director – Max said “Max aims at making fashion accessible to all, be it offering the most stylish merchandise at great prices or providing a platform to flaunt their style. By supporting the Miss Bangalore initiative, we foster fresh talent and groom aspiring young models who have the potential and style to achieve success. I wish them all the very best for the future.”
Adds Sajad Mahajan, Director of Dream Merchants, “ Max Miss Bangalore has over the years provided a stepping stone to some of the most glamorous faces of Bangalore, catapulting them to the world of fame. This year we have had a very talented set of finalists who presented a perfect combination of beauty and brains. In fact, it was a difficult task for the judges to make the decision as all the contestants were very talented and the competition was tough. I am confident that the winners as well as the other participants will be able to soon carve a niche for themselves in the glamour industry”