Mariam Longri from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh was adjudged the Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa on Saturday evening in the presence of around 1000 spectators from all across the northeastern region.
Besides, Tsurila from Chumukedima, Nagaland was adjudged the first runners up while Biswanath Chariali’s Jyotismita Baruah was the second runners up respectively.
Tsurila is a BA (economics) 5th semester student at Mt. Mary College, Chumukedima while Jyotismita is studying BSc (3rd semester) at B Borooah College, Guwahati.
The Mega Miss North East is the largest beauty pageant in the region which has been conceptualized by leading fashion entrepreneur Abhijit Singha, has been produced by Mega Entertainment.
Mariam was crowned by Mega Miss North East 2017 Mary Khyriem at the gala event attended by around 1000 guests.
“I am overwhelmed today. I always wanted to be in a position where I can help, motivate and influence people to lead a beautiful life. Thank you Mega Entertainment and the panel of judges for believing in me,” said 17-year-old Mariam after winning the coveted crown.
Mega Entertainment conducted auditions across the Northeast for the 16th edition of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East, selecting 50 contestants.
The selected contestants travelled to Guwahati for grooming and training sessions followed by rehearsals, leading up to the grand finale on June 30.
The winner this year gets a prize package worth approximately Rs 7 lakhs, including the winning crown and sash of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, opportunity to become the face of Sunsilk’s print and outdoor campaigns.
The prize package also includes a round trip to Dubai, an international destination photoshoot, fitness counselling and membership at Chisel Dighalipukhuri for a year, gift hamper from Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba, portfolio shoot by leading fashion photographer Rahul Biswas, public relations and reputation management for the reigning term from Life’s Purple and digital celebrity management from One & Zero – The Marketing Trend.
Additionally, the winners will also get a scholarship for a 3-years bachelor’s degree course in media & entertainment at ITFT, Chandigarh and a 6-months aviation & hospitality course from TRIG Empowering Institute, Guwahati.