The most awaited beauty pageant, 2nd Manappuram Miss Queen of India 2012 will be held at the Le Meridien, Cochin on March 9th from 6.30 pm onwards. The sixteen contestants from all over India will participate in the grand finale. After the auditions held at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore, twelve contestants made it to the final round. The four finalists from Miss South India will also be joining these contestants.
The sixteen participants contesting in the finals are Akila Kishore, Aparna Dubey, Ashna Mishra, Bhawna Mahalwal, Janhavee Vichare, Kirti Gupta, Laxmi Anand, Leena Viswakarma, Nancy Gupta, Neha Sing, Pragyan Pradhan, Priyanka Saha, Sakshi Khorana, Saru Walia, Thinkal Bhal and Vanisree Bhatt.
The grooming sessions will start in Kochi, Kerala on the 5 March, 2012. All the expenses would be met by Pegasus, the prime organizers of the pageant. The sessions will consist of yoga, meditation, personality development, catwalk, beauty tips, photo shoot, interaction, talent search, etc.
Each session has been designed to enhance the contestants’ strengths and eventually, overcome their weaknesses. Grooming and the pageant will be completely executed without compromising on the culture and tradition of India. These sessions will be under the guidance of Dr Thomas Nechupadam, (Metanoeo), Mr Sameer Khan (Elite Model Flatt), Mr Arun Ratna (Fashion Runway), Ms Valentina Mishra (Valen’s Model Management), Mrs Sheela Abraham (MD, Sneham) and Mrs Jebitha Ajit. Subtitles will be judged under the panel headed by Dr. Thomas Nechupadam.
Miss Queen of India 2012 pageant is a three and a half hour programme with four sequences and cultural extravaganzas. Megha Bharman of Dam 999 fame, model and actor Rajeev Pillai, model and actress Richa Panai, model and actress Niyati Joshi, producer and director Sohan Roy, fashion designer Sajimon Parayil and media personality Thoshma Biju will constitute the panel of judges for the pageant.
The winners will get to take back home a gold plated crown designed by Mr and Mrs Prakashan Parakkat. The title winner will get a cash prize of two lakh rupees, sponsored by the title sponsors, Manappuram. The first runner up will get rupees one lakh worth diamond set from Riti Jewellery and the second runner up will get rupees 50, 000 worth diamond set from MAcare. Subtitle winners will get gold plated mementos and gift from Parakkat and Gopu Nandilath.
The other subtitles of the pageant are Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Beautiful Skin, Miss Beautiful Face, Miss Beautiful Eyes, Miss Congeniality, Miss Cat Walk, Miss Perfect 10, Miss Talented, Miss Photogenic and Miss Viewers’ Choice. The contestants would walk the ramp in four rounds, in sari, gown, linen wear (designed by famous NRI fashion designer Mr Sajimon Parayil) and red-and-red round.
The highlight of the pageant is that one of the 16 contestants will get a direct entry to Mr Sohan Roy’s upcoming English movie. From this year on, Pegasus is introducing the first ever system in the history of beauty pageants – a media personality would be incorporated on mark tallying table to avoid the basic rumour of ‘fixing up’ in pageants. By doing so, we are opening a new window of reflecting the authenticity of our pageants.
Needless to mention, our main title sponsor of the event is Manappuram group of companies – a group with nearly 3000 branches across 25 states of India and whose flagship company, Manappuram Finance Ltd, is the largest listed and highest credit rated gold loan company in India.
This year, the organizers have decided to associate with Rotary Club of “Trichur City” (District 3201-Cllub Number: 7573) for expanding the charity, where a minimum of Rs 2,00,000/- will be given for “RISORT”-Rotary Initiated Society for Organ Retrieval and Transplantation- for promoting the Organ Donation from the “Brain Death” patients.
The event will be directed by Mr Ajith Ravi PEGASUS, Founder and Chairman of PEGASUS.
Our Clients List
- Title Sponsor – Manappuram
- Co-sponsors – Unique Times, Riti Jewellery, Macare, Bits Indiana, Kanyaka, National Paints, Metanoeo
- Crown Sponsor – Parakkat Jewels
- Gift Sponsor – Gopu Nandilath
- Hair & Makeup Partner – Pheobe International
- Radio Partner – Red FM
- Outdoor Media Partner – Rajan Outdoor
- Hospitality Partner – P.J. Princess Regency
- Charity Partner – Rotary Club
Chairman of Manappuram Group of Companies, Mr.V.P.Nandakumar, Pegasus Chairman Mr. Ajit Ravi, Managing Director Mrs. Jebitha Ajit, Media Committee Chairman Mr. Roy Manappillil and Mr. Suresh, Asst Governor of Rotary International participated in the press conference.