Miss Kohima 2023 Keziah Mero with 1st and 2nd runner up.
Kohima, November 11 (MExN): Eighteen year old Keziah Mero, was crowned Miss Kohima 2023 on Saturday, during a coronation event organised by 4front Management, here at De'Oriental Hotel, Kohima.
Nineteen year old Tolika K Kishepu was declared the 1st runner up and Twenty year old Katienla Longchar was declared as the 2nd runner up.
Miss Kohima Keziah Mero hails from Pfutseromi village under Phek district and is currently pursuing her 12th standard from G.Rio School Kohima. She also bagged the Miss Talent subtitle.
She walked away with gift hampers worth Rs 50,000 along with Rs 20,000 makeover voucher from beauty within salon.
The first and second runner-up received gift hampers worth Rs 40,000 and Rs 30,000 along with Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 makeover voucher respectively.
Kevilenuo Semou won the Miss Photogenic subtitle while, Tolika K Kishepu won the Best ramp walk subtitle. The subtitle winners were awarded with Rs 5000 worth gift hampers.
4front Management comprises of four members and is a non-profitable organisation under the aegis of Agathos Society with a vision to carry and continue the legacy of Miss Kohima into greater heights and promote advocacy of beauty, intelligence, purpose, grace, integrity and values, said Theja Sekhose co-founder of the management.
The organisation placed auditions at various colleges, Sazolie College, Kohima Arts College, St Joseph’s College, Model Christian College and an open audition for the capital, Kohima at TS Academy of Design Kohima.
Sekhose said among many participants, seven girls were chosen who experienced a day full of competition with panel of judges, Dr Amos Sekhose (Agathos Society), Pelevinuo Rüpreo (former Miss Kohima 2017) and Lipokzulu (General Secretary of Miss Nagaland, BASN).
The event was sponsored by Hotel De'Oriental grand as hospitality partner, Nagaland Tribune as media partner, NPSC mentors as bouquet sponsors, TS Academy of Design as fashion partner, Akuovo Sekhose as decor partner, Beauty within salon as make up partner. The other sponsors of the event were Talent Foresight, Neipfo Rio,Nunese Sale, Vemele Dawhuo, Rhozü Collection, Tsivi, NR studio, The posh boutique, Centy J, Wangcha and Zholevolu D Rio.