Morung Express News
Jotsoma | December 8
Aspiring to be a journalist, 19 years old Vilokali Zhimomi hailing from Dimapur was crowned Miss Nagaland 2016 on December 8 at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Performing Arts (RCEMPA), Jotsoma. 19 years old Chuchang representing Tuensang won the first runner-up and 19 years old Shenili Chishi was the second runner- up.
Standing 5.7 ft tall with a vital statistics of 33-27-36, Vilokali Zhimomi dazzled the judges and the audience alike to also clinch the Miss Photogenic and Miss Perfect-10 titles. When asked about her idea of happiness and success, Zhimomi answered, “My idea of happiness is something which I can do it with my full heart giving my full attention so that I can succeed in life and succeed in things which I want to achieve. This is my idea of happiness. For success, I would say that we have our own dreams and I have my own dreams. When I achieve my goals this will be my success.”
Organised annually by the Beauty and Aesthetics Society of Nagaland (BASN), the Miss Nagaland 2016 witnessed by far, one of the best performances in a long time. The event was professionally choreographed by Theja Sekhose, costumes designed by Alemla Ozukum, and elegantly hosted by Tiarenla Jamir along with Moasenla, Zehovire Avi Kechu, Rachel Imchen and Rev. Dr Ellen Konyak (all former winners of beauty pageants in Nagaland). In addition, more scores went to the excellent performances by some of the best Naga artists – Virie, Zaza, Shalo Kent, Kimatsung and Coloured Keys.
True to its theme ‘Grace and Beauty’, this year’s pageant witnessed 14 intelligent, confident and beautiful contestants from the 11 districts of Nagaland. One of the best answers given among the contestants was from 19 years old Chuichang. Given the choice between beauty and intelligence which would you choose? was the question given to Chuichang, to which she confidently answered, “I am already beautifully made in the image of God so I would choose intelligence. In today’s world, what is needed is intelligence. Intelligence is a true beauty that a woman should possess.” The title Miss Talent was awarded to Miss. Chuichang (Contestant 9) while Ngapkhao Konyak won the Miss Congeniality title.
Miss Nagaland 2015 Nenghoilhing Hangsing who performed the theme song of BASN called ‘Grace and Beauty’, originally composed and written by herself left the crowd bowled over after her breathtaking performance. As Hangsing stepped down a flight of steps while performing her song, she missed a step and almost tumbled leaving the crowd aghast for a few seconds. However, Hangsing gracefully composed herself as the lyrics of her song reverberated among the audience- ‘For once just let me be a women’!