If you have got beauty, brains and oodles of talent but not adequate height to participate in a beauty pageant, do not worry as now you can take part in the PC Jewellers Miss India Worldwide pageant.
“This pageant is not restricted by banalities like physical shortcomings, therefore the absence of height criteria and swim suit rounds makes it different from the conventional pageants,” Deepak Tijori of Tijori Entertainment told IANS.
“We have a talent round where these girls display their talents and, trust me, these girls have shown amazing potential,” he added.
Miss India Worldwide commenced 17 years ago and was meant primarily for the NRI population to select a beauty queen from the Indian Diaspora. But it was felt that the pageant without a participant from India would be incomplete.
Then Tijori Entertainment and Kaleidovision took its franchisee from the Indian Festival Committee (IFC), a pioneer organisation conducting Indian pageants and fashion shows, in the US and worldwide and now it is in its second year.
This year, the grand finale and awards will take place here Jan 31 and there will be sizzling performances by Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor and lead singer of the band Euphoria Palash Sen.
The contest is open to every girl holding an Indian passport within the age group 18-27. The winner will get a prize money of Rs.150,000.
The winner will also participate in the grand finale at Durban, South Africa later this year.