Panache Entertainment Inc. In association with IFC holds this largest & reputed pageant outside of India
(By Our Staff Reporter) Glitz, glamour and galore – all came down on Sunday December 3, 2017 in Long Island. The Event was hosted by Nishi Bahl of Panache Entertainment, and coordinated by Shilpa Jhurani.
Panache entertainment, in association with IFC, hosted the 36th Miss, 10th Teen and the 4th Mrs. India New York Pageant! The largest reputed pageant held outside of India, this pageant has provided a platform and had past winners to many well achieved women, such as Bollywood actresses Richa Sharma Dutt, and Aarti Chhabria.
This year, a handful of New York’s finest Miss, Youthful Teens, and Elegant Mrs took the ramp displaying the utmost qualities of beauty, grace, elegance, confidence and talent! Despite all being current Indian Americans, it became evident that each generation has been, is and still carrying on their cultural heritage, roots and culture forward; and very much alive even though being Seven seas away from home!
The event consisted of judged segments including Ethnic Wear, Evening Wear, Talent, and Question and Answer.
The contestants took the ramp shining light and bright in their beautiful traditional ethnic wear, and glamorous and stunning evening wear.
Expert photographer and event planner of AA Film Studios and Dream moulders respectively. Box Office and South Asian Insider founder Mr. Sharanjit Singh Thind, Renowned social worker and community leader Mrs. Nilima Madan, Travel specialst and founder of The Ticket Guru, Mr. Abhinav Madan, and Director of social services in Nassau County, Sunita Manjrekar.
The event was emceed by the 2016 outgoing queens, Miss India New York Riya Kaur, Miss Teen India New York Rhea Manjrekar and Mrs. India New York Nishtha Chadda. Ultimately, the event concluded after a nail biting tough competition, crowing Miss India New York 2017: Shivangi Maini of Queens, New York, 1st Runner Up: Renuka Joseph from Long Island, 2nd Runner up: Inpreet Rattu of suffolk county, New York. 3rd Runner Up: Nishigandha from Queens, Long Island. In the Teen category, Miss Teen India New York 2017 is Vinika Shikapuri from Melville, Long Island. 1st Runner up: Simran Kohli from Hicksville, Long Island, 2nd Runner Up: Priya Aguilar Bhanot of New Hyde Park, and 3rd Runner up: Geetika Kochar from Bethpage, Long Island. In the Mrs Category, Mrs. India New York 2017 Talath Quadri from Long Island, 1st Runner Up: Devinder “Devin”, 2nd Runner up: Gurpreet Kaur from Upstate, NY and 3rd Runner up: Anjali Jain from Hicksville, Long Island.
In addition to these titles, there were multiple subtitle winners in all 3 categories including Best talent: Vinika Shikapuri, Beautiful smile: Anjali Jain, Most Photogenic: Nidhi Tomar, Best Model: Sofia Win Aung.
This year, a new title was also crowned as Panache Brand Ambassador. The first year initiation was crowned to Sofia Win Aung. Ultimately, a exciting and eventful evening indeed. Congratulations! to all the winners on all their commendable accomplishments and new titles and reigns! The winners will now proceed to compete representing the state of New York, at Miss, Teen and Mrs. India Usa hosted at Royal Alberts Palace on Sunday December 17, 2017 by Neelam and Dharmatma Saran of IFC.