In the presence of approximately 700 spectators, Suman Ningthoujam from Imphal, Manipur became the 8th Fair & Lovely Men Mega Mister North East 2017 at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa on Saturday evening. Besides, Babul Koch from Guwahati, Assam and Soman Chetry from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh became the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively.
Imphal-born Suman Ningthoujam, a civil engineer, thanked everyone for the support and said that the title will enable him to live up his dreams. “I am very happy today. Thank you Mega Entertainment and the panel of judges… my parents will be proud today,” said Suman.
First runner’s up Babul Koch, who hails from Guwahati, said that he was happy that his hard work was appreciated by the panel of judges. Babul is a BBA second year student at NEF Law College.
Soman Chetry, who just passed his Class XII from KV-II Itanagar, was the second runner’s up at the 8th Fair & Lovely Men Mega Mister North East 2017. “I am very happy that I could come and participate in this competition. Thank you Mega Entertainment and Abhijit Singha for the opportunity,” he said.
The winner takes home a prize package worth Rs 1,50,000, including a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and gift hampers from various sponsors. He also wins traveling and international representation opportunities in countries like Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam & Cambodia.
The contestants travelled to Guwahati for almost a week of activities – various judging rounds, grooming and training sessions etc. conducted by contestant directors Piyush Sharma and Sadananda Meisnam, followed by rehearsals, leading up to the grand finale of the pageant. The pageant was supported by Fair & Lovely Men, Trends, Radisson Blu, Vodafone SuperNet 4G and Panasonic.
The organizers of the event, Mega Entertainment, had shortlisted 48 men, who contested for the title of Fair & Lovely Men Mega Mister North East 2017. The pageant is curated by founder of Mega Entertainment Abhijit Singha and is driven by managing director at Mega Entertainment Kanhaiya Mehta.