The grand finale of 17th edition of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East and 10th edition of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East will be held at ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa on August 8 and 9 respectively.
The finalists were chosen through a series of auditions held in Itanagar, Tezpur, Kokrajhar, Agartala, Shillong, Imphal and Guwahati. 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 contestants will undergo a strict pre-judging process during their training and grooming sessions, where the female contestants will be judged on their poise, carriage, intelligence and beauty and the male contestants will be judged on their intelligence, fitness, personality and confidence. The events are conceptualized by fashion entrepreneur Abhijit Singha and have been produced by Mega Entertainment.
Celebrating Mega Mister North East’s glorious decade-long journey, Mega Entertainment has a grand award in store for the winner of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East 2019. Speaking to the media regarding this, Abhijit Singha, Founder of Mega Entertainment, said, “We have often felt that while our female winners get numerous opportunities to expand their horizons through reputed national pageants like Miss India, the male winners get very few opportunities on a national level. This year, we have decided to offer an unparalleled opportunity that models from northeast have rarely received. The winner of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East 2019 will get a direct entry into Mister International pageant, which is one of the most reputed global manhunts.”
Singha added that the said opportunity for the winning candidate will be entirely managed by Mega Entertainment.
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. Since the past three editions of the Miss India pageant, our previous winners have posed a strong competition in the same. This year as well, Mega Miss North East 2018 Jyotishmita Baruah made it to the Top 6 of the Miss India pageant. We feel really privileged to have been a part of her journey.”
Also present on the occasion were Mega Miss North East 2018 Jyotishmita Baruah and Mega Mister North East 2018 Hirok Jyoti Kalita.
Speaking of her experience with Mega Entertainment, Jyotishmita Baruah said, “I am eager to meet the contestants of this year. I remember how excited I was on being a part of Mega Miss North East last year. Prior to my stint at Mega Miss North East, I believed that a beauty pageant is all about competing and coming first, but winning this title changed my perspective about beauty pageants. After winning this pageant, I realized that beauty pageant is all about accepting yourself the way you are and supporting your co-contestants. The things I learnt at Mega Miss North East helped me immensely during my stint at Miss India pageant as well, and in achieving the top-6 spot in the reputed pageant.”
Hirok Jyoti Kalita, who won the title of Mega Mister North East 2018, said, “Mega Mister North East helped me build my confidence and gave me an identity that I never had. This stage means a lot to me. I achieved one of my biggest dreams by winning this title. Mega Mister North East is not just another contest. It is an institution which taught me the importance of grooming, discipline, and most importantly punctuality, without which one cannot survive in any industry. What I learnt during my tenure as Mega Mister North East will continue to guide me throughout my life, and hopefully will help me guide other aspirants in this industry as well.”