Chandigarh December 18, 2012: Ponds Femina Miss India Chandigarh 2013 wrapped up the pageant finale with grandeur at JW Marriott, on December 17, 2012. India’s most prestigious and credible beauty pageant gives the winner a lifetime opportunity to fast track to the Grand Finale. Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013 received an eliciting response from Chandigarh, also known as “City Beautiful”. Young, talented and beautiful girls with the aspiration to win the coveted title gathered to grab a once in a lifetime opportunity of winning the crown. The jury members of the opulent event were personalities like Former Femina Miss India Universe 2008 and renowned Bollywood and Punjabi Actress Simran Kaur Mundi, Popular Bollywood Actor Arya Babbar, Entrepreneur and Socialite Pooja Talwar, Internationally acclaimed Chandigarh based writer Khushwant Singh and PFMI World 2012 Vanya Mishra.
The glamorous event was hosted by Sachin Kumbhar along with the beautiful PFMI International 2012 Rochelle Rao co-hosting the crowing moments. Marking the completion of 50 years, a Journey AV encompassing the spectacular journey of Femina Miss India’s glorious 50 years was showcased. This was followed by a splendid performance by the sensational singer Poorvi Kautish who was amongst the top five in Indian Idol 2012. The audience were also entertained with a power packed performance by Show Stoppers- a Hip-hop and Bhangra Fusion Troupe who have won praises at shows like India’s Got Talent- Season 3 and Boogie Woogie. JW Marriott, Chandigarh played the perfect host to the pageant.
Eleven contestants, who were shortlisted from over a hundred aspirants in the auditions, presented a fine display of charm, poise and determination, making it a tough decision for the judges. The selection process for the contestants spanned over four days of intense grooming and meticulous training that the girls were conditioned to. Various sub contests like ‘Pond’s Femina Miss Glowing Skin’, ‘Yamaha Ray Femina Miss Adventurous’, ‘PCJ Femina Miss Timeless Beauty’ etc. were held to give the contestants a taste of the competition awaiting them at the Chandigarh city pageant finale.
Commenting on the occasion, Marc Robinson, Director Operations-Contestant and Creative- Femina Miss India said, “Chandigarh is a true representation of Indian women who are Beautiful, talented and vivacious. The selected 11 finalists are the perfect combination of beauty and brains, who I am sure will leave no stone unturned in their
endeavour to win the coveted title. They have the poise, drive, determination and the confidence to make it big in the Indian fashion and film industry, I wish them all the best”.
Pond’s expert Dr. Rashmi Shetty was seen giving her advice to the 11 finalists at Pond’s Femina Miss India Chandigarh 2013. The girls were thrilled to be guided by the Pond’s expert, who not only analysed their skin but also recommended them easy tips to follow for a healthy and flawless glow, keeping in mind their glamorous lifestyle. Dr. Shetty also used the special Pond’s Skin Analyser App which helped ascertain the skin on various parameters.
The Chandigarh Finale saw the finalists walking the first round in a special collection created for the event by Max, leading international value fashion brand and official fashion partner of Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013. ‘Runway at Max’- the new collection is a unique high fashion line for young women inspired by Miss India. The girls were next seen in Jaya Misra’s gorgeous Black Cocktail dresses and and Emerald Green gowns.
The Emerald Green gowns that rendered an international appeal were a fine blend of luxurious fabrics like Silk Satin and Net with a tinge of black and silver work, while the Black Cocktails that dominantly used Lycra with the fine touch of silver brooches lend a unique ornamental appeal to the garment. The make-up for the Pond’s Femina Miss India Chandigarh 2013 Finalists was done by Make-up expert- Cory Walia’s team, using the Lakme line of products and the hair was glamorously styled by TRESemme, giving the girls a perfect Stylish Diva look.
Mr. Arun Srinivas, Vice-president, skincare & make-up- HUL said, “Pond’s, an iconic beauty brand, has been offering every Indian woman a reason to look and feel beautiful for many decades now. Pond’s, the most trusted Beauty Brand and Femina Miss India, the country’s most credible Beauty pageant are proud of bringing Miss India to Chandigarh to provide the right platform for the aspiring Indian woman to realise her dream and start living and breathing beauty.”
To ensure national representation of the contestants and celebrate the glorious golden jubilee, auditions and selections are initiated from regions across India. The pageant selection process has been divided into 5 Zones. The North Zone constitutes of Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Shimla, Jammu & Dehradun and South Zone of Chennai, Hyderabad & Bangalore. Kolkata & Guwahati falls in the East and Goa, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur & Ahmedabad in the West Zone. The Central Zone consists of Indore & Lucknow, portraying a national representation of the title.
Pond’s has had a long and successful stint in Beauty since its foray into India and is synonymous with beauty in India. Being the most credible and the largest premium face care brand in the country, they have passionately led the way in understanding women’s skin and beauty needs for years. Pond’s and Femina Miss India together present a platform to many aspiring Indian women to realize their dreams and make beauty a way of life rather than just idolizing and admiring it from a distance.
The national pageant which has changed the lives of many is associated with a panel of experts from a cross section of industries related to fitness, diet, fashion, lifestyle, beauty, grooming and healthcare. With an overwhelming response from the North zone of India, Pond’s Femina Miss India Chandigarh 2013 is all set to launch more stars into the glamour and entertainment industry.