Vetolu Dawhuo crowned Miss Nagaland 2011

Kohima | December 6: Stunning and innocent looking Vetolü Dawhuo from Phek district  has been crowned Miss Nagaland 2011 at the prestigious Miss Nagaland Beauty pageant organised by Beauty & Aesthetics Society of Nagaland in coinciding with the Hornbill festival, here this evening at the State Academy Hall. Winning the coveted title amidst thunderous applause from a capacity crowd and fans, she pocketed a cash prize of Rs 50,000 along with complimentary gift hampers. Imnuksungla Jamir and Wankam Konyak were adjusted as first and second runner up respectively who were also awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 20,000 and a gift hamper.

Responding to a query “In a modern society, mostly husband and wife are daily bread earners thereby who matters the most in earning, husband or wife and why?”, Vetolü responded saying that both the husband and wife shares the same responsibility thereby whoever earns more does not matter for her. 20 years old Dawhuo, stands 161.4 cms and weighs 47 kgs. Her hobbies include designing and social service. Wishing to be a designer, she voted her ‘mother’ as her greatest influence. Dawhuo will now be the brand ambassador for Saakshar Bharat (Adult Education) in Nagaland.

The show comprised of three rounds - modern ethnic wear, designer and formal round. In the modern ethnic wear round, the contestants showcased the beautiful, vibrant and colourful Naga attires of different tribes. In the designer wear round, the contestants sashayed down the stage in outfits designed by Rhosou Rhi and friends. In the formal round, the contestants wore gowns designed by their own respective designers.

The fifteen contestants were then whittled-down to five—Kimiyetoli Tsüqü, Imnuksungla Jamir, Alis Jamir, Wankam Konyak and Vetolü Dawhuo for the final category question and answer. Ayn Longkumer, designer, showcased her designs for the fashion sequence. Among the many artistes who performed at the show included Tsapila Anar, Kokliba (Naga Orpheus Hunt 2011 finalists), a dance sequence by the Elementz, and a special performance by Abby Rose Nakro (USA).


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