(From left) The three winners of 17th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2019 -- Manipur’s Langpoklakpam Melody, Meghalaya’s Tanvi Raksam Marak and Sikkim’s Rajeswari Chakraborty Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: In front of nearly 1,000 spectators from all over the Northeastern region, Langpoklakpam Melody from Manipur, Tanvi Raksam Marak from Meghalaya and Rajeswari Chakraborty from Sikkim were crowned the winners of the 17th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2019 contest at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa on Friday evening.

The three winners will be offered professional representation by Mega Entertainment, a specialised grooming session, which would guide them further on how to carry themselves forward in the professional sphere. Besides, the winners will also get the opportunity to walk the ramp in various regional and national shows.

Speaking at the grand finale of the event, Abhijit Singha, founder of Mega Entertainment, said, “Starting this year, Mega Entertainment decided to eliminate the concept of runners-up from our pageant. So, all the top-3 contestants are the winners of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East. They have struggled their way to the top, managing to beat the other 47 contestants, hence they are all winners.”

Manipur’s Langpoklakpam Melody being crowned Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2019 by Jyotishmita Baruah

Having completed 17 glorious years, Mega Mister North East is the biggest beauty pageant of northeast India, conceptualised by leading fashion entrepreneur Abhijit Singha, and produced by Mega Entertainment. The contestants travelled to Guwahati for almost a week of activities which included grooming and training sessions, followed by rehearsals, leading up to the grand finale of the pageant.

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Sikkim’s Rajeswari Chakraborty being crowned Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2019 by Y Tsurila

Shillong girl Tanvi R Marak, who recently cleared her medical entrance test, was crowned one of the winners. Speaking about her crowning moment, Tanvi said, “The most wonderful feeling in the world is when your hard work gets the validation it deserves. I felt blessed that the judges thought I was worthy of that crown. As a little girl, I always imagined myself walking in front of a big audience representing my state, my culture; I realised that my dreams just came true and there is no looking back. I really won! Not only for myself, but for all the people who believed in me. I had the biggest smile in all the pictures…”

The organisers had shortlisted 50 women, who vied for the coveted title. The gowns of the Top 5 round were designed by reputed fashion designer from Shilllong, Arif Mukhim.

Meghalaya’s Tanvi R Marak being crowned Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2019 by Mariam Longri

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