Pageant with a difference
Who says beauty has a set defined checklist? Abraxas Magazine proves it wrong with`Goddess of Beauty 2016,' a pageant that focused on talent and an absolutely no bar on height criteria. Opening up beauty platforms for young women of all heights from across India who want to make a career in fashion and lifestyle. Think Geek Media reports
This beauty pageant was with a difference. The inaugural edition of `Abraxas Goddess of Beauty 2016′ culminated in a glittering finale on Friday, 27th July 2016 at the Radisson Blu Resort, Cavelossim Beach, Goa.
The international format beauty pageant which started with multi-city auditions in June, offered all aspiring talents across the country a chance to make a name for themselves in the world of fashion and beauty pageants.This was a unique pageant which had an age criteria of 15 to 28 years and had absolutely no height criteria – giving a chance to younger and shorter girls as well.
The 6 Winners with Jitender Chug (Nikon)
Top 20 contestants from across India battled it out for nine sub-contests over seven days at the idyllic Goan resort – and in the finale for the six prestigious crowns. The six winners were:
• Reina Miss India Intercontinental: Himani Sharma
• Reina Teen India Intercontinental: Raashi Kapoor
• Reina Petite India Intercontinental: Pia Sutaria
• Miss Global India International: Raavi Ambigar
• Miss Scuba India International: Varsha Rajkhowa
• Miss Summer India International: Aakanksha Sharma
Three of the nine Jury Members – all beauty queens Anjali Sinha, Meher Castelino & Gail Nicole Da Silva
Reina Petite India Intercontinental 2016 – Pia Sutaria – crowned by Meher Castelino (Miss India 1964)
Reina Miss India Intercontinental 2016 – Himani Sharma – crowned by Gail Nicole Da Silva (Miss United Continents Princess 2014)
Miss Global India Intercontinental 2016 – Raavi Ambiger – crowned by Anjali Sinha (Miss Teen Continents 2016)
Miss Scuba India 2016 – Varsha Rajkhowa – crowned by Meher Castelino (Miss India 1964)
Reina Teen India Intercontinental 2016 – Raashi Kapoor – crowned by Anjali Sinha (Miss Teen Continents 2016)
Miss Summer India International 2016 – Akanksha Manchanda – crowned by Gail Nicole Da Silva (Miss United Continents Princess 2014)
The winners were selected by an eminent jury comprised of some of the most famous names in the Indian beauty and film industry as well as beauty pageant stalwarts:
• Ace Photographer Akash Das
• Pageant Trainer & Fashion Designer Melvyn Noronha
• Abraxas Editor-in-Chief Rita Mody Joshi
• Miss India 1964 Meher Castelino
• Miss United Continents Princess 2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva
• Miss Teen Continents 2016 Anjali Sinha
• Film Director Rahul Rawail
• Pageant Fan Judge Samraj
The event was powered by Datsun and the Alcon Victor Group – and was supported by Nikon, SanDisk, Radio One, Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, Radisson Blu Goa, Blossom Kochhar’s Aroma Magic, Bharti Taneja’s Alps Beauty Group, Carol Fernandes, Akash Das, SpaceDeal, Novo Dente, Niket Mishra, The Next Episode, Strawberri Fox, Reptilia, Elysian Desire, Fashion Viesta, Filmistan Studios, MMS, Zerucco, Tito’s, Mambo’s and Beer Republic.
Go shine now girls. From Team Geek, all the very best to you all.
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