Dharamsala, Oct.22 (ANI): Young Sikkimese model, Rinchen Dolma Bhutia was chosen as the winner of the much coveted Himalayan Beauty Pageant contest that was held recently.
Sashaying down the ramp with confidence, the young lady from the northeastern region cleared several elimination rounds before winning the competition.
She was chosen for her beauty and intelligence.
Rinchen received one lakh rupees as cash prize.
“My message to others is if you take up modelling as a career in future; then do it with full enthusiasm and peace of mind,” said Rinchen.
Rachna Gupta from Himachal Pradesh was the first runner up whereas Thinly Yangchen was the second runner up from Spiti.
The three day event held at Dharamashala in Himachal Pradesh saw participation of contestants from Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and other Himalayan states.
They fought hard to win the title.
The main aim of the contest was to bring to forefront the modelling talent of the Northeast region and other Himalayan states and provide them with a suitable platform.
The event also promoted the unique culture, and the pristine environment around the Himalayan mountain range.
“It mainly focuses on promoting the young girls from the Himalayan region, so I am really excited about this event,” said Norbu Bhutia, a model.
“There are five very beautiful young women from the entire Himalayan region. And I am very happy and honoured to organize this event, which is the first of its kind.
Eventually it will move to different Himalayan towns and cities. And I think it is also an opportunity to speak about the environmental issues and other issues such as unplanned development, ideas within the Himalayan region,” said Lobsang Wangyal, one of the organizers.
Be it modeling or designing, youth from the Northeast region are making a mark for them in the fashion industry.
Atsu Sekhose, Moikangana Dutta, Sangeeta Phukan and Sukanya Rajguru are some of the eminent names in modelling and fashion designing that and have given Northeast region a strong representation in the fashion industry. (ANI)