Peden O Namgyal crowned Miss Sikkim 2017

Gangtok, 24 Jul:

The fourth edition of Miss Sikkim 2017 was held in Manan Kendra on 23 Jul with Peden O Namgyal being declared as the new Miss Sikkim. Sushmita Gurung was the 1st runners up and Raksha Shankar was the second runners up.

Organised by event management company Positude, the grand finale of Miss Sikkim 2017 had Miss India Universe, Roshmita Harimurthy, along with designer, Manish Rai, transgender queen beauty title holder, Bishesh Huiram, filmmaker, Dorjee Dem Phemphu, and Associate Professor-Sikkim University, Swati Akshay Sachdeva, sitting on the judges panel.

Various pageant subtitles were given away during the function. The Beauty with Purpose title went to Pooja Khatel while the Miss Talented title was awarded to Sakun Rai. Philomena Biswakarma was given the Miss Healthy Skin title along with Peden O Namgyal, Rohika Ramudamu and Tseten Bhutia receiving the Miss Congeniality, Miss Best Ramp Walk and Miss Popular titles, respectively. The Miss Photogenic, Miss Timeless Beauty and Miss Fashionable titles went to Srijana Chettri, Shabnam Sherpa and Smriti Rai, respectively.

The programme also featured dance performances by Dilu Tamang & group and dancing star, Mingma D Lepcha.

Many talents also showcased their creations on the Miss Sikkim contestants including gowns designed by Tshering Doma. Traditional outfits were presented by duo, Dolly and Santosh, for the pageant contestants.

The winner of Miss Sikkim 17, Peden O Namgyal, has thanked her parents and all her well wishers. She also hopes to bring laurels to her state and asked everyone to pursue their dreams and be themselves.

Chief Executive Officer of Positude, Gyurmila Bhutia, has thanked everyone involved for making the event a grand success.