Friday, February 21, 2014

Monika Thangalapalli crowned MAX Miss Hyderabad 2014

The grand finale of Miss Hyderabad 2014 presented by MAX and powered by KALAMANDIR was held at HICC Novotel in the presence of the who's who of city celebrity circuits. A packed hall rose in unison to applaud as Ms. Monika Thangalapalli was crowned as the Max Miss Hyderabad 2014. Ms. Apoorva Srinivasan was crowned first runner-up and Ms. Debarati Das as second runner up­­.

The glitzy affair had the finalists judged in two formats i.e., pre-judging which had the panel of judges interacting with the contestants on one-to-one basis followed by final judging that took place on the stage.

Amidst excitement that was palpable and contagious all around, the pageant began with the bevy of beauties elegantly walking down the ramp in Indian traditional wear, done by Kalamandir. The second sequence had the finalists strutting through the catwalk in stunning Indo Western collection from MAX. Ten of the twenty finalists were shortlisted for the next round in this sequence. Max Spring Summer Collection was showcased in the penultimate round. This sequence saw the girls being presented with the subtitles adjudged on the basis of presentation skills, communications skills, punctuality etc. Five of the girls who made to the final round exuded complete confidence in facing the battery of questions from the high powered jury, that followed.

Given the high quality of competition, the task of judging indeed turned out to be tough for the jury which comprised Fashion stylist & choreographer, Hemanth Trivedi; Fashion Designer Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy; Miss India Earth 2013 Sobhita Dhulipala; Manasi Moghe, Miss Diva 2013 & represented India at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow; Vishnu Vardhan Induri,  Managing Director, CCL; Vasanth Kumar, Executive Director, Max Retail Store and Shubra Aiyappa, actress in the upcoming Tollywood film ‘Pratinidhi’.

The evening was also laced with lots of entertainment, Mumaith Khan’s colourful performance upped the glam quotient.