Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Auditions for model hunt on March 18

The final auditions for Nagaland Mr & Miss Mega Model Hunt 2022 is all set to be held on March 18, 2022 at Hotel Japfü, Kohima from 9:30 a.m. onwards.
Announcing this during a press conference at Hotel FIFA, in Kohima on Thursday, organisers of the hunt, Nagaland Mega Entertainment (NME) president, Samuel Achy Phom said the event was mainly organised to encourage the upcoming generations to take interest in fashion and pageantry.
He informed that the first edition held in 2021 in Dimapur was a grand success and that they were hoping to make the event bigger in this edition. He said preliminary auditions had been done at various colleges in Dimapur and Kohima, however the open final auditions would be on March 18 and the grand finale would be held on June 25.
He observed that the event would greatly boost the fashion industry as was evident from the previous edition at the same time would benefit all the participants.
Samuel said winners of the hunt would get direct entry into the Northeast Model Hunt and would subsequently get the chance to represent the region at national level.
The winners would also receive cash prizes and hampers worth Rs 1 lakh along with other benefits including a contract to be the brand ambassador for department of Information and Public Relation (DIPR).
He disclosed that talks were being held to rope in Miss India organisers, Miss Sikkim 2022, director of Northeast Spark the Ultimate Fire and also event partners Royal Mr & Miss India Globe, to be members in the jury board during the grand finale.
He added that by collaborating with some of the big pageantry organisations in the region and country, NME hopes to inspire the upcoming generations.
Phom said the event was organised in a way to benefit all the participants without any disparity among the various social and economic stratas of the society.
The organisers plan to provide food and accommodations to the finalists of the hunt five days prior to the grand finale and in addition NME would also provide apparels and designer wears.
He said these provisions were made to ensure that no one was left behind especially youths from the weaker economic sections of the society.
Interested candidates should be between the age of 17 to 28 while females should be at a height of 5’5 and males 5’7.
The organisers added that these criteria were added to ensure that potential winners would be able to compete at higher levels both nationally and internationally.
It may be mentioned here that NME was formed in the year 2019 with an aim to help youths focus on fashion, beauty pageants and charitable works.
It also aims to address the widening differences in the society resulting out of social challenges such as unemployment, lack of capacity building programs and unequal distribution of economic resources all the while promoting all round well-being of the younger generations.
Through the event, NME hopes to showcase the rich culture and diversity of the State and also inspire the youths with stories of success and laurels.
NME plans to promote Naga tradition and cultural heritage with a modern touch, promote talented and dedicated designers, lend a hand of support to Naga models in fashion industry and promote modelling and fashion as a source of influence to help youths deviate from substance abuse and alcohol addiction. (Correspondent)