Rajeswari Chakraborty is Miss Sikkim 2018

Gangtok, 23 Sept:

Rajeswari Chakraborty from Gangtok is Miss Sikkim 2018. She was crowned at the grand finale of the beauty pageant held on Saturday evening at Manan Kendra here.

Radha Khatri from Rumtek and Bharati Sharma from Gangtok were adjudged first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

Chief guest, Forest Minister TW Lepcha, and guest of honour, MLA Bikram Pradhan, were in attendance which also had the presence of dignitaries, sponsors and guests from various fields and a packed audience.

Judges for the beauty pageant were entertainment entrepreneur Medha Saikia, independent filmmaker Tribeny Rai, Sikkim Express editor Amit Patro, Dr. Deepali Bharadwaj and Miss Sikkim 2017 Peden Ongmu Namgyal.

The winners were crowned by Miss Sikkim 2017 Peden Ongmu Namgyal, Miss Sikkim 2017 first runner up Sushmita Gurung and Femina Miss India Sikkim 2017 Parmila Chettri.

The evening included a traditional dress round, pastel dress round, two gown rounds, Q&A round for the top-10 contestants and a common question round for the top-5 contestants. The wardrobe for the top-16 contestants was a fall collection by Kyido House of Fashion.

A special pret-a-porter collection by Aaliaster Hyams was also a part the grand finale which featured the top-10 contestants walking the ramp.

10 subtitles were presented to various contestants based on their performance and competitions held during their grooming session.

The subtitle holders are Bharati Sharma [Miss Popular & Miss Beauty with Brain], Sang Doma Tamang [Miss Photogenic], Pallavi Basnet [Miss Best Rampwalk], Passang Lhamu Bhutia [Miss Talented & Miss Beauty With a Purpose], Miss Radiant Skin [Rabina Pradhan], Radha Khatri [Miss Congeniality], Khusboo Tamang [Miss Timeless Beauty] and Rajeswari Chakraborty [Miss Best Personality].

The event also included perfomances by artists from various genres from Sikkim and Siliguri.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Positude CEO Gyurmila Bhutia whose organization put together the event.