Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 13:15 [IST]
Last Update: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 07:33 [IST]
GANGTOK:Five girls from Sikkim have been shortlisted as the State finalists for the 57th Femina Miss India 2020 after first round of auditions. Among them, one girl will be selected to represent Sikkim in the grand finale of the national beauty pageant.
The shortlisted girls from Sikkim are Miss Sikkim 2018 Rajeswari Chakraborty, Miss Sikkim 2019 Reetika Chettri, Miss Sikkim 2019 finalist Priyanka Sharma, Glam Miss Sikkim 2019 Pema Choden Bhutia and Rudrani Bahurupi.
The Femina Miss India 2020 prelims are being organised online due to Covid-19 pandemic and would be held in four phases.
In the first phase, the applicants for this year's contest participated in an online selection that evaluated candidates on four key parameters: appearance, personality, talent, interview, and walk down the ramp. Each candidate was judged by a panel, which narrowed the entries to groups of finalists for each State.
In the second phase, a series of online interviews will be conducted to select the winners from 31 regions who will form the final pool of contestants for Femina Miss India 2020. The second phase list would have one representative each from the 28 States in addition to one from Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir and lastly, a collective representative from the rest of the Union Territories.
During December 2020-January 2021, the State winners will be trained in a holistic curriculum, consisting of classes and interactive sessions facilitated by industry experts on topics ranging from skincare to self-expression, from style from the changing room to the ramp. In addition to presentation and grooming, the State winners will also receive training on content production and social media management. This training will allow the finalists to capture their experience in both preparation and competition and will be shared through social media and live streaming sessions, allowing fans to participate in the experience of becoming Miss India as never before.
A wide range of sub-contests, photo shoots, interviews, and user-generated content will further enhance the participant and viewer experience.
The 31 finalists will be narrowed down to a top 15 that will proceed to the final stage of the contest in Mumbai, which will be held in a traditional format.
In the final phase, the top 3 will be announced.
At the end of the virtual event, Miss World Asia 2019 Suman Rao, Miss India Grand International 2019 Shivani Jadhav and Miss India United Continents 2019 Shreya Shanker will crown their successors, in the grand finale, scheduled to be held in February 2021.
The winner of Femina Miss India 2020 will represent India at Miss World and also crown a representative for Miss Grand International.
The contestants will be mentored by Bollywood actor and Femina Miss India 2002 Neha Dhupia, it was informed.