Marina Kiho from Dimapur crowned Miss Nagaland 2017

Image Credits: Nagaland Post(NP)

The search for the most beautiful woman with intelligence in Nagaland finally concluded  during a glittering ceremony held in Jotsoma. It was Marina Kiho from Dimapur district who emerged as the best after going through several screenings and a serious of rounds in the finale of Miss Nagaland 2017. Marina walked away with the crown of Miss Nagaland 2017 after overcoming a tough competition from 11 other contestants who each represented dricticts of the state during a glittering ceremony held at RCEMPA, Jotsoma on Dec. 8.

It was her final answer that made her win the coveted title and the most anticipated beauty pageant in Nagaland. During the final question and answer round, she spoke about educating people choosing the right leader and creating awareness about the importance of voting.

She was asked ‘If you are crowned Miss Nagaland you will be officially declared SVEEP election icon. What kind of role would you play in bringing change?’ ‘As a state election icon I would educate the people that we should not run for bribery but we should stand for the right candidate. We should educate the people on how valuable one vote is to bring a change in the society,’ replied the witty queen.

Apart from winning the crown and now becoming an ambassador of Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) election, the beauty queen won  a cash prize of INR 1.50 lakh, gift hampers and other offers. Marina also won the sub-title of ‘Miss Beautiful Hair’ sponsored by BBlunt.

Ruopfüzhanuo Whiso from Kohima and Pewe-ü Tunyi from Phek district were declared as the first and second runners-up respectively. They also won the subtitle of Miss Empower and Queen of Hearts. They both walked with a cash prize of INR 1 lakh and INR 70,000/- respectively along with other gifts hampers and offers.

Sanglitola M. Chang from Tuensang won the subtitle of Miss Photogenic and Miss Talent while Pelevinuo Rupreo from Kohima was declared as Miss Perfect 10.

Miss Nagaland 2017 is beauty pageant organised by the Beauty & Aesthetics Society of Nagaland (BASN). BASN host the annual Miss Nagaland Beauty Pageant as part of the State Hornbill Festival on the 8th of December 2017 at the Regional Centre for Excellence in Music and Performing Arts (RCEMPA), Jotsoma.

The high profile event was graced by C. Apok Jamir, Parliamentary Secretary as the chief host; K.S. Nagnyal, Zonal Manager, LIC as the chief guest; Vilokali Zhimomi, Miss Nagaland 2016 as the guest of honour and Kaheli Chophy, FBB Femina Miss India Nagaland 2017 as the special guest.

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