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MISS SIKKIM 2023 – ONE CROWN, 100 GIRLS

miss sikkim 2021, grand finale of miss sikkim at manan kendra

Another beautiful time of the year has arrived. At Manan Kendra, Gangtok, on April 3, the eighth edition of Imperfecto Miss Sikkim 2021 will take place along with the second edition of Mr & Mrs. Teen Sikkim 2021. There will be 14 ladies competing in Miss Sikkim, and ten girls and eight guys will battle it out in the teenager competitions.

There are many beauty pageants held in Gangtok each year, but Imperfecto Miss Sikkim, organized by ‘Positude‘ has been a pioneer. Based in Gangtok, Positude has been serving women from all over the State who show off their exceptional talents in the glamour industry.

Aavriti Choudhary and Bollywood choreographer Sushma Abhinav Shrivastava will judge the competition’s grand finale on April 3. Bennett Nathan, project head of The Times of India, will be the special guest for the day. Aavriti will represent India at Miss Supranational, 2021.

 A red carpet event during the grand finale takes place at M.G. Marg promenade. There will be a first-round, party wear, a casual round, and a gown round. A crown, a sash, and a gift hamper will be awarded to the winners of each category. Positude also offers international travel packages to the winners.

Direct entries will also be available to the deserving Miss Sikkim 2021 finalist in Femina Miss India, Miss Northeast and Miss Diva. The finalists in Teen Sikkim will get direct entry to Teen North East, and when they reach the right age, they will get a direct entry to Miss Sikkim. For Miss Sikkim, the age group is 19-26, while for Teen Sikkim it’s 13-19.

Among the participants this year, the youngest is 15-years old. Positude has always worked hard to fulfill its goal to bring out the best for those representing Sikkim at beauty pageants at a national and international level. The year’s reigning Miss Sikkim 2020 is 25-year-old Reetika Chettri.


MISS TEEN 2021
1). Kushalta Nepal, Gangtok, East Sikkim
2). Kritika Gupta, Singtam, East Sikkim.
3). Banshika Pradhan, Rongli, East Sikkim.
4). Sweta Singh, Namchi, South Sikkim
5). Neha Rai, Ranka, East Sikkim
6). Babyla Ethenpa, Thangka, Martam, East Sikkim.
7). Swarnim Kiran Karki, Tharpu, West Sikkim.
8). Heema Rai, Gangtok, East Sikkim
9). Subrajyoti Timsina, Lingmoo, South Sikkim.
10). Sahana Rai, Gangtok Sikkim

MR TEEN 2021
1). Dechen Lepcha, Namchi, South Sikkim.
2). Karma Hissey Rabden Lepcha , Tashiding, West Sikkim
3). Zimpa Gyatso Sherpa, Gangtok, East Sikkim
4). Kailash Pradhan, Timburbong, West Sikkim.
5). Nhisal Rai, Borong, South Sikkim
6). Sahil Dahal, Ralap, East Sikkim
7). Milind Sharma, Ranka, East Sikkim
8). Shesang Gurung, Sumin, East Sikkim

MISS SIKKIM 2021
1). Monika Rai, Melli-Dara, South Sikkim.
2). Anushika Sharma, Gangtok, East Sikkim.
3). Pranita Chettri, Tashiding, West Sikkim.
4). Priyanka Gajmer, Namthang, South Sikkim.
5). Mayalmit Lepcha, Mangan, North Sikkim.
6). Hangwama Limboo, Gerethang, West Sikkim.
7). Ishmita Gurung, Pakyong, East Sikkim.
8). Tshering Diki Tamang, Namthang, South Sikkim.
9). Divya Chettri, Getting, West Sikkim.
10). Pratiksha Rai, Gangtok, East Sikkim.
11). Neha Sundas, Gangtok, East Sikkim.
12). Kesang Choden Lepcha, Gangtok, East Sikkim.
13). Anjuli Subba, Rangpo, East Sikkim.
14). Manisha Chettri, Jorethang, South Sikkim.

Subeksha Shree Pradhan crowned Miss Sikkim 2022

GANGTOK: Subeksha Shree Pradhan from Gangtok was crowned Miss Sikkim 2022 at the grand finale of the 9th edition of Miss Sikkim organised by Positude at Manan Kendra here on Sunday evening. Similarly, Bhaswati Roy (Tadong) and Joylin Issac Chettri (Singtam) were crowned first and second runner-up respectively.

The finale had Dr. Doma T Bhutia, a renowned public lawyer in Sikkim, as the chief guest.
The judges for the grand finale were SIKKIM EXPRESS editor Amit Patro, Mount Zion School chairman Sony Virdi, entrepreneur Dipen Subba and reigning Miss Tamang World Sang Doma Tamang.

The finale began with the western round, where the 26 finalists wore gowns by CHICVOGUE. Founded by Deepika Gouda and K. Ashish, CHICVOGUE is a jazzy breeze collection designed and inspired from architectural design.

Zaanvii Sharma crowned Femina Miss Sikkim 2023

Meet the radiant Zaanvii Sharma, crowned as the dazzling Femina Miss Sikkim 2023! Beyond her striking beauty, Zaanvii is a force to be reckoned with in the sports arena, excelling both as a national swimmer and a zonal basketball player. Her journey to the limelight started as the first runner-up at the Miss Teen Sikkim 2021 pageant, hosted by the prestigious Sikkim Glamour World.

Hailing from Gangtok, India Sikkim, Zaanvii’s warm and welcoming nature makes it no surprise that she loves meeting new people and exploring diverse cultures. Alongside her academic pursuits in Theatre Studies, Psychology, and English Literature, Zaanvii’s heart beats for art, and she dreams of embarking on a grand adventure to witness the beauty of every corner of our world.

The event was followed by a bikini round and the subtitle round

This year, there were eight subtitles. The winners are: Divya Chettri (best ramp walk), Joylin Issac Chettri (talented), Reshika Gupta (popular), Sristy and Srijana Subba (beautiful body), Dechenla Shangdarpa (congeniality), Nikila Bhutia (beauty with a purpose), Anjana Niroula (photogenic) and Pema Ongmu Bhutia (beauty with brain).

Furthermore, the top 10 were shortlisted. The top-10 finalists were: Subekcha Shree Pradhan, Bhaswati Roy, Pema Ongmu Bhutia, Divya Chettri, Sonam Diki Kazi, Reshika Gupta, Joylin Issac Chettri, Anjana Niroula, Anisha Chettri and Ashika Rasaily. The contestants who made to the top-10 wore Sanjoo Collection by Sanjay Subba from Namchi.
The event was followed by a Q&A round, from which the top-5 were shortlisted.

The top-5 finalists were Subekcha Shree Pradhan, Pema Ongmu Bhutia, Sonam Diki Kazi, Divya Chettri and Bhaswati Roy.  The finalists wore Santosh Design by Santosh Thapa from Siliguri. Santosh Design is the official designer for Positude since 2016.

The event was followed by a common Q&A round

The chief guest congratulated the winners as well as the finalists for participating in the beauty pageant. She urged more girls to participate in beauty pageants and take up entrepreneurship, rather applying for government jobs. She also urged the parents to support them.

Twenty-six finalists were shortlisted for the grand finale from the auditions held in Gangtok and Namchi last year. The finalists underwent a week-long grooming session held at Mount Zion School, Namchi, where the girls were groomed by celebrity fashion stylist and make-up artist Johnny D’Ascoli.  

Wrapping up things

Beauty pageants can provide valuable lessons and boost self-confidence, but they can also lead to depression and low self-esteem. Furthermore, young girls who participate in pageants learn that beauty equals success. We hope that more beauty pageants start making all body types acceptable, and also all races. The focus on women empowerment is also something we could focus more than just the physical beauty of the women who compete. Tell us your thoughts on importance of beauty pageants.


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