Guwahati, July 1 : Mariam Longrifrom Kharsang of Arunachal Pradesh was crowned the 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa in front of nearly 1000 spectators from across the north-eastern region at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa on Saturday evening. Besides, Tsurila from Nagaland and Jyotismita Baruah from Assam became the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. This has been stated in a prèss release.
Having completed 16 glorious years, Mega Mister North East is the biggest beauty pageant of North-east India, conceptualized by leading fashion entrepreneur Abhijit Singha and produced by Mega Entertainment. The contestants travelled to Guwahati for almost a week of activities which included grooming and training sessions conducted by Contestant Director of Mega Entertainment Juhi Gogoi, followed by rehearsals, leading up to the Grand Finale of the pageant. The pageant has been supported by Title Sponsor Sunsilk, supported by Assam State Biodiversity Board, Hospitality Partner Radisson Blu and Education Partner ITFT College.
Mariam Longriwas crowned by Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2017 Mary Khyriemin. Mariam, who has just appeared her Class 12 exams from Donyi Polo School, Itanagar, is the youngest of the 9 siblings. Her father is a retired inspector, while her mother runs an NGO. Speaking about her success, an overwhelmed Mariam said, “This is a dream come true moment for me. I always wanted to be in a position where I can help, motivate and influence people to lead a beautiful life. Thanks to Mega Entertainment and the panel of judges for believing in me. I am overwhelmed beyond words…”
Tsurila from Chumukedima, Nagaland, was crowned the first Runner’s up at the gala event. Daughter of a retired government employee, Tsurila is a 5th semester BA (Economics) student at Mt Mary College, Chumukedima. The second Runner’s up at the event was Jyotismita Baruah of Biswanath Chariali, Assam. A 3rd semester student at B Barooah College, Guwahati, Jyotismita’s parents are government employees.
Mariam Longrihas has won a prize package worth nearly Rs 7,00,000, a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 and an opportunity to become the face of Sunsilk’s print and a round trip to Dubai besides a host of gifts and offers.
The three winners will also be offered professional representation by Mega Entertainment, a specialized grooming session, which would guide them further on how to carry themselves forward in the professional sphere. Besides, the winners also get the opportunity to walk the ramp in various regional and national shows.
The organizers of the event, Mega Entertainment, had shortlisted 49 women, who vied for the coveted title of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018.
The judges who sealed the fate of this year’s winner included leading Assamese actress Barsha Rani Bishaya, Director General of International Chamber for Service Industry (ICSI) Gulshan Sharma, hotelier and entrepreneur Bobby Singh, Mega Miss North East 2016 Meriya Priyadarshini Subba, Fashion & Lifestyle promoter Monika Devi among others, the release added.