Riddhi Kumar and Rishabh Bajaj are winners of Face of India 2016


The city of Pune welcomed 15 beautiful and 15 handsome participants from all over India to compete for the title of Face of India 2016. The glamorous finale was attended by the who’s-who of fashion and biz world. The finale was held at the Amanora Town Centre, Pune. Riddhi Kumar and Rishabh Bajaj were declared the Face of India 2016 winners.

At the start of the show, the guests were greeted by the amazing sounds of Dhol Tasha performance which was followed by a cultural integration with Kathak performances by the artists of Nrityadham and multi talented and elegant danseuse Mrs. Mrunal Pawar. Rocky added more entertainment and enthralled the audience by lending his  his melodious voice to a few English and Hindi peppy tracks. Famous Korean designer brand Heil and Indian Fashion store brand Central showcased their stunning fashion collection at the event.

International Model Elena Fernandez, Badal Saboo, MD – Pune Fashion Week, leading fashion designer Nivedita Saboo and Delegates from Korea Mr. Yang Eui Sig [Chairman KMA], Ahn Mee Ryu [President of KPMJIA], Yang Haeil [Fashion Designer], Park Sungki [Maxim] to name a few were a part of the jury for this event along with Rohit Gupta and Vikram Kotnis.


Female Winner: Riddhi Kumar
1st Runner up: Surabhi Nigam
2nd runner up: Reena Barot

Male Winner: Rishabh Bajaj
1st Runner up: Jitesh Thakur
2nd runner up: Ankush Kukreja

Both the winners of the contest Riddhi Kumar and Rishabh Bajaj will now represent India for the Asia New star Model Contest 2016 at the ASIA MODEL FESTIVAL 2016 in Suwon, South Korea.

Badal Saboo Chairman, Face of India briefed about the contest, “It is unquestionably an immense joy to see top Indian models at this global stage. Through this pageant we have tried to help the imminent talent and hope India bags the title there!” This pageant has surely brought the best of opportunities for aspiring models from all over the country. Unlike other pageants this doesn’t end for the winners here. They get to go meet different people from the same fraternity, experience their culture, their ways and get abundance of exposure. This is the second time that India is participating in the Asia New Star Model Contest, the largest and most prestigious platforms in Asia’s fashion fraternity.”

Congratulation to the winners of Face of India, 2016. Wish you all the best and may you make India proud!

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