Fashion and pageant event organizer, Mega Entertainment, has announced the dates of the grand finale of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East and Garnier Men Mega Mister North East at a press conference held at Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba in Guwahati on June 22.
The grand finale of 9th Garnier Men Mega Mister North East will be held at ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa, on June 29.
On June 30, ITA Cultural Complex at Machkhowa will host the grand finale of 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East.
The finalists have been chosen through a series of auditions held at Agartala, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar and Guwahati from June 1-11. Through these auditions, the pageant organizers shortlisted 50 women, who will vie for the coveted title of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East; and 50 men will compete to become the most desirable man of the region, to win the title of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East.
The event has been produced by Mega Entertainment and is powered by Abhijit Singha.
Speaking to the media during the press conference, founder of Mega Entertainment, Abhijit Singha, said, “We strive towards setting up an international platform for our winners where they can prepare themselves for the global fashion and glamour industry. Among various prizes, our winners will also get an opportunity to travel to Dubai for an exclusive photo-shoot, thus giving them an opportunity to study the culture of a different land and adding to their grooming and personality development.”
Speaking on the growing quality of the contestants over the years, Singha added, “It is heartening to see that our winners are making a mark in the national fashion scenario as well. Last year, three of our previous winners posed a strong competition in the Femina Miss India pageant. This year as well, Mega Miss North East 2017 Mary Khyriem made it to the Top 12 of the Femina Miss India pageant. We feel really privileged to have been a part of their journey.”
Also present on the occasion were designers Dipika Yengkhom, Nitu Kachari and Akumnaro Imsong, who will design the finale collection of Mega Miss & Mister North East.
Both the pageants will have five subtitles each, which will qualify the subtitle winners for direct entry into the Top 20.
The subtitles of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East are Sunsilk Hair Hack Diva, ASBB Miss Eco, Radisson Blu Miss Hospitality, ITFT College Personality and One & Zero Miss Photogenic.
For Garnier Men Mega Mister North East, the subtitles are Garnier Men Ultimate Fighter, ASBB Mister Eco, Radisson Blu Mister Hospitality, Axe Signature Wild Card winner and Chisel Dighalipukhuri Best Physique.
The Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 winner will get 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 winner of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East 2018 will get a prize package worth approximately Rs 5 lakhs. It includes the official sash and trophy of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East 2018, a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
The prize package of both the pageants also includes a round trip to Dubai, an international destination photo-shoot, 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.