fbb Colors Femina Miss India North 2017 pageant wrapped up with infinite oomph and glamour on 16 th April, 2017 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel which played the perfect hospitality partner for the same.
fbb Colors Femina Miss India Jammu & Kashmir 2017 - Sana Dua, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Madhya Pradesh 2017 - Adya Shrivastava, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Himachal Pradesh 2017 - Santoshi Ranaut, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Uttar Pradesh 2017 - Shefali Sood, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Punjab 2017 - Navpreet Kaur, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Haryana 2017 - Manushi Chhillar, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Uttarakhand 2017 - Anukriti Gusain, and fbb Colors Femina Miss India Delhi 2017 - Maira Chowdhury were adjudged winners.
India's most prestigious and credible beauty pageant gives the winners of the 8 states of the North Zone - Miss India Madhya Pradesh, Miss India Himachal Pradesh, Miss India Uttar Pradesh, Miss India Jammu and Kashmir, Miss India Punjab, Miss India Haryana, Miss India Uttarakhand and Miss India Delhi a lifetime opportunity to get a direct entry to the Grand Finale of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 in June.
The girls had to go through 3 rigorous rounds which included:-
Modern India Round - The first round saw the girls dressed in amazing outfits designed by ace designer Shubhika Sharma for PAPA DON'T PREACH. Pop Princess's Wardrobe which consists of varied outfits in a vast array of colours to suit her every possible mood! Right from svelte pre-stitched sarees, kitsch mehendi half skirts with crop tops to dreamy tulle lehengas there is no occasion left undressed and dowdy. Embellished with Shubhika's signature laser cut acrylic hearts, multicoloured sequences and thread work, every outfit is sure to be a walking talking work of Pop Art! .
fbb Round - fbb presents its new collection, Ateesa, which is all about embarking on a journey from local to global. The collection offers a refreshing twist with bursts of electric colors, quirky vibes and funky graphics & motifts. The collection is teamed with bags from Holii, a brand born in India which reflects strong culture, joy, complexity and the sheer brilliance of India through innovative design.
Evening Gown Round - The girls had to grace the stage in the gown collection by AMIT GT whose collection is a tribute to modern day royalty. Inspired by princesses and queens of 21st century like Princess Kate Middleton, Queen Rania, Sheikha Mozah and Queen Ameera who are known for their understated sartorial choices that bring out their true beauty and charismatic personality the collection comprises embellished dresses and gowns in chiffons, tulle and delicate laces.
For the very first time, the pageant is hosting mentors for each zone who will be guiding the contestants and helping them in any way they need. To take charge of the proceeding for the North Zone we have none other than a former Miss India, actress and host Neha Dhupia.
The Judges for the evening were:
Neha Dhupia - She's a fashionista, a former Miss India, an actress, and also a talk show host. Having donned many hats over a period of time, she has proven her prowess in every project that she has undertaken be it in Julie, Singh is King, Kya Kool Hai Hum, Shootout at Lokhandwala etc. Currently she is seen as a judge on Roadies Rising show.
Rohit Khandelwal - Rohit Khandelwal is an Indian model, actor, television personality, winner of Mr India 2015, and the first ever Asian to be crowned Mister World 2016.
Geeta Phogat - Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India's first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She is also the first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games.
Namrata Joshipura - Namrata, a NIFT graduate, launched her clothing line in India in 1996 under the "Namrata Joshipura" label. Her vision is that of a global aesthetic and her clothing easily translates across geographies and other artificial constructs such as age, race and point of view. She has also designed the costumes for the award winning Indo-German film "Dance of the Wind" which captured prizes at both the London and Nantes Film Festivals.
Sunil Sethi - Sunil Sethi, connoisseur of Fashion, Luxury & Lifestyle products, set up Alliance Merchandising Company, a sourcing and buying agency in 1988. Over the years he has represented elite designers and world's reputed & well known stores including Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Armani Casa etc. for their product development and buying out of India. To honour his contribution in the field of exports, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts which was presented by the Union Textiles Minister of India
Enjoyable and enthralling performance by Salman Yusuf Khan and Kanika Kapoor left the audience spell bound for the evening.