Six Miss India aspirants from Sikkim have been shortlisted for the Femina Miss India 2018 to be held in June.
The aspiring models have cleared the state screening to move on to the next stage of the competition.
The screening session took place on February 3 at the Positude office in Gangtok where 13 finalists from various editions of the Miss Sikkim contest had participated.
The six contestants selected are, Raksha Shanker of Gangtok (Miss Sikkim 2017 2nd runner up), Parmila Chettri of Sang Khola (Miss Sikkim 2017 finalist), Shabnam Sherpa of Namchi (Miss Sikkim 2017 finalist), Maheshwori Khatiwara of Central Pendam (Miss Sikkim 2017 finalist), Karishma Niroula from Khamdong (Miss Sikkim 2016 finalist) and Pempa Doma Bhutia (Miss Sikkim 2015 finalist).
The participants will now advance towards the zonal round that will be held in Guwahati in May 11, where one will finally represent the state in the Miss India pageant 2018, said an organizer.
The final selection of the six contestants representing Sikkim in the zonal rounds was made by Bennett Nathan, Project Head at Femina Miss India in the presence of MD Bijay Subba and Positude CEO Gyurmila Bhutia.
Positude has been intimately involved in grooming Miss India aspirants from Sikkim for the national pageant since 2016.