A beauty pageant with a difference, the second edition of Abraxas Goddess of Beauty 2017 culminated in a glittering finale recently at The Umrao in New Delhi.
The international format beauty pageant – which offers all aspiring talents a chance to make a name for themselves in the world of fashion and beauty pageants – started with auditions in 10 cities in June this year with over 150 participants selected.
These 150 were then whittled down to 18 participants in the Pre-Finale by the Jury. These 18 finalists were then put through a rigorous 5 day session which comprised of Grooming Sessions, Photo Shoots and participation in Sub-Contests at The Umrao.
The Top 12 contestants battled it out for the 6 coveted crowns with the winners going on to represent India at the respective international pageants.
- MISS GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL INDIA 2017
- MISS SUMMER INDIA 2017
- MISS SCUBA INDIA 2017
- MISS TEEN UNIVERSE INDIA 2017
- REINA PETITE INDIA INTERNATIONAL 2017
- REINA MISS INTERCONTINENTAL INDIA 2017
- REINA TEEN INTERCONTINENTAL INDIA 2017
The winners were selected by an eminent jury comprised of some of the most famous names in the Indian beauty and film industry, beauty pageant stalwarts and more:
Rahul Rawail (Bollywood Director)
Meher Castelino (Former Miss India)
Melvyn Noronha (National Costume Designer for Femina Miss India)
Sanjana Jon (Fashion Designer)
Naina Arora (Make Up Artist)
Amit Vaishnav (Managing Director, Megafoods)
Seema Dhawan (Executive Editor, Abraxas Lifestyle)
Srishti Kaur (Miss Teen Universe)
Varsha Rajkhowa (Miss Scuba International 2016)
Shefali Sood (Miss India Uttar Pradesh 2017)
The winnersof this year are as follows:
MISS SCUBA INDIA 2017: Lipsika Mondal
MISS GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL INDIA 2017: Bhairavi Burad
REINA PETITE INTERNATIONAL INDIA 2017: Alysia Gomes
MISS SUMMER INTERNATIONAL INDIA 2017: Ana Chawdhry
REINA MISS INTERCONTINENTAL INDIA 2017: Himani Sharma
REINA TEEN INTERCONTINENTAL INDIA 2017: Rashi Kapoor
MISS TEEN UNIVERSE INDIA 2017: Shriya Torne
Eminent guests spotted at the event included Rahul Rawail, Bollywood Director; Meher Castelino, Former Miss India; Melvyn Noronha, National Costume Designer for Femina Miss India; Sanjeev Goenka, Industrialist & owner of Filmistan Studio; Akash Das, Photographer; Sanjana Jon (Fashion Designer) and her mother Shashi Abraham; Raghav Chandra, Owner, Audi South Delhi; Sanjeev Bikhchandani, owner, Naukri.com; Shankar Sawhney, Singer; and Farheen Prabhakar among others.