The culmination of the 25 years of Beauty & Aesthetics Society of Nagaland existence was celebrated along with the Miss Nagaland 2016 pageant – an initiative of BASN.
At a glittering event on December 18, fourteen beautiful Semi Finalists took to the stage to compete for the title of Miss Nagaland 2016.
Miss Sumi 2016 Vilokali Zhimomi was crowned Miss Nagaland 2016 at the Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Performing Arts.
The outspoken and versatile Chiuchang of Tuensang District was adjudged as the 1st Runner Up while the lovely Miss Dimapur 2016 Shenili Chishi was adjudged as the 2nd Runner Up. Miss Vilokali was declared the 28th Miss Nagaland who also took away the prestigious sub-title of Miss perfect 10 and Miss Photogenic bested her 13 co-contestants by taking home not only the coveted title and the crown but also a cash prize of Rs 1.50 lakh, the 1st and 2nd Runner up also walked away with Rs 1 lakh and Rs 70,000 respectively.
An evening of Glamour, the Pageant also witnessed some breathtaking sensational talents in the field of music. The participation of former Beauty Queens elevated the show to another glamorous level. The Show started with the Ethnic Fusion where the girls walked to the live performance of Wabangla known as Little Wabangla then and Moa (Then and Now) with the song ‘When She Walks’ – Tali Anghs original composition. Next for the Designer Wear the girls walked to ‘Counting Stars’ performed live by Sholo Thong. The Semi finalists were judged on their personality, IQ and presence of mind, based on the introduction and interview, the girls were eliminated and 7 Finalists were selected. Finalists Chiuchang Lam – Tuensang Neilangunuo Sanchu – Kohima Meweii Mero – Phek Elizabeth Chophi – Dimapur Zhonolu Dzudo – Kohima Vilokali Zhimomi – Miss Sumi Shenili Chishi – Miss Dimapur.
Miss Nagaland 2015 Nenghoiling performed the theme song ‘Grace & Beauty’ her original score, was breathtaking. Apart from that mesmerizing performances by various artistes like Kimatsung who sang ‘Heal the World’ for BASN Trust Fund , Virie and Shalo Kent for Final Walk with the 7 Finalists , Virie and Zaza entertained the audience with Proud Mary, Keneiseno and Thang with ‘If I can Dream’ (the remake version of Elvis Presly and Celine Dion) Keneiseno and Tsapila Anar with ‘Count on m’e and ‘Hopelessly Devoted to you’ , Tiaren and the Dexterians with Celine Dions ‘Mountain High River Deep,’ the lovely Miss Mokokchung 2015 Ayusangla with Metet Jamir and Tiaren Miss North East 2006 performed from the 90’s Atomic Kitten version of ‘Whole again’ and ‘Eternal Flame.’
Finally, the event culminated with a show stopping performance by Colored Keys while little boys with candles stood on the aisles and the contestants and participants joined the winners on stage moving to the tune of Hallelujah/Majesty.
T.R Zeliang, Chief Minister of Nagaland along with his wife graced the occasion as the chief guest who also supported and contributed towards the cause of BASN. Imlibenla Wati, Super Talent of the World 2016 (Season 7) was the Guest of Honour along with Veneinem Singsong Jewel Queen Miss North East 2016 and Queen of India East 2016 & Miss Nagaland 2015 Nenghoiling was special guests.
In every pageant, a group people take the challenge of doing the most difficult task which determines the judgement – the distinguished Panel of Judges represented Professionals from different fields – Uniel Kichu IPS, Dr Zuchamo Yanthan Professor IGNOU New Delhi, Rajesh Soundar Rajan IAS, Kahoto J. Yepthomi A& A, Supongnukshi Aier IFS, Ketholeno Kense Supermodel and Rev Dr Ellen Konyak Miss Nagaland 1996.
The title sponsor for Miss Nagaland 2016 was Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority whereas 1st Runner up Sponsor – Pele Khezie and 2nd Runner up Sponsor – Gleam Group of Companies, Guwahati. Miss Nagaland 2016 Vilokali Zhimomi will be the Brand Ambassador for Disaster Management and also the State Election Icon. Subtitles Winners: Miss Talent: Chiuchang , Tuensang. Miss Perfect 10: Vilokali Miss Sumi 2016 Miss Photogenic: Vilokali Miss Sumi 2016 (Sponsored by Amsarveda Goa) Queen of Hearts: Ngapkhao Konyak, Kohima (Sponsored by Election Commission) Youth Net Shining Star – Mewei Mero, Phek. Ultimately what BASN wants to put across is that all are winners in their own way and what matters most is the participation and the once in a life-time rich experiences that they have gained will one day see them through.
In a separate felicitation programme after the main event, BASN gave glowing tributes to the founding patrons, office bearers, members, sponsors, well wishers, different organisations and former beauty queens.