Morristown, New Jersey, May 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sunday afternoon, May 6 2012 was filled with glamour and fun at the 2nd annual Miss India International pageant held at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ, in its large, glass-domed conservatory.
The sunlight filtered in to make the venue bright and magical, and the foot-tapping music made it the happening place of the day.
Ten contestants from the United States and abroad modeled traditional dresses and evening gowns. A fitness round had been judged the night before, and the fourth and final round of the contest involved questions by a panel of judges including Kalpana Pandit, Ean Williams, Manan Singh Katohora, Tejinder Singh, Harry Romana, Tirusha Dave, Samina Moghul, Jayesh Mehta, Dr. Shivani, and Sumit Arya.
Designer Parna Ghosh showed off her collection on the contestants and on professional models. The DJs kept the pace of the show fast, and designer presentations were mixed in with with music and songs by Ritu Shah and Vikie Kohli.
The teen pageant had three contestants – sisters Kmal and Kamiya Mode, and Komal Sharma from Chicago.
In the regular contest, Nausheen Ahmed was awarded the prize in both “most photogenic” and “best model” categories. Neha Gosalia was declared second runner up, Juhi Vyas first runner up, and Neha Gupta Miss India International 2012.
Neha was crowned by the 2011 winner, Prerna Patel, and will attend the Miss International pageant in Chicago.
The event was organized by Dr. Juhi Jigiasim, CEO, Jewel of India.
Teen Miss India International 2012 Contestants