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Facing glamour


IF YOU have the face you can make it big. Here your face, personality, talent, catwalk and intelligence all counts. One is talking about the philosophy of the Ayur's Face of the year event. The zonal competition for the `Ayur Face of the Year Awards 2004' was organised this past week at New Delhi's Uppal's Orchid.

Though the event has completed five years, the North zone-based event is being organised at the national level for the first time. The event was conceived and conceptualized in the year 2000 by Sunil Bansal, Director, Studio Model Creators. He says, "This event was started keeping in mind to provide a platform and sincere guidance to all budding aspirants and artists who are unaware about fashion world."

National event

The pageant moved all over India from Chandigarh, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Indore from November till mid December 2004. Back to the event, the host of the evening, Faizal Raza Khan shared nice jokes with the audience making every one laugh . The beauty contest was about selecting six beautiful ladies out of 11 from the National Capital Region (NCR).

The pageant started with catwalk. The models impressed the crowd with their superb performance on the ramp. The models showcased beautiful lehnga-chunni designed by designer Sonia Kumar. The nicely designed outfits were giving the models gorgeous appearance. In the introduction round the contestants talked about their academics, body figure and their motto in life. Some of the contestants have completed their studies while some are pursuing courses like graduation, M.B.B.S and Engineering. Their ambition of all is almost the same. They want to become a popular name in the glamorous world of modelling as well as acting in Bollywood.

In the talent round the contestants presented their diverse talents like dancing, singing, mono acting as well as self composed poetry reading.

Finally the contest ended with the question answer round. The six girls who made their way to final rounds were Priyanka Gupta from Lucknow, Sakshi Bindra from Delhi, Salina Prakash from Chandigarh, Khushboo Gupta from Lucknow, Divya Dhanda from Ludhiana and Shipra Malik from Gahziabad.

These girls will compete for the top honours at a grand national level final in Mumbai on December 29. Other participants were Shweta Thakur, Rishika Aggarwal, Smita Irani, Shalini, and Akshita. The dance troop Angles impressed with their rocking performance on Bollywood numbers like "Dhoom Macha Le"The judges of the evening were Ambika Shukla, Sharon Mishra, Sumit Mathur, Sonia Kumar and Ahush Alhuwalia.

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