We have come a long way with Miss Indianz since it was launched in 2002.
Over the years, we have had more than 365 contestants and hundreds of performers, making this one of the most memorable and professionally satisfying events in New Zealand’s social calendar.
Followed by thousands of people locally and internationally, we believe that Miss Indianz is well received by the community and poised to continue into its next stage of progress and development.
Since I joined the production team a few years ago, I have been delighted to see so many beautiful contestants participate in great spirit. We strive to bring something new every year and we believe that with fresh faces and enthusiasm, our contestants themselves represent a new generation all the time.
Each of them brings her unique personality talent and persona.
We look forward to seeing ensemble of designer dresses on the catwalk sponsored by SVARN this year.
We thank the contestants, wider community, sponsors and our media partners for their continued support.
Our message to all former and current contestants is, “Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, Kia tere te Karohirohi I mua I tou huarahi- May the calm be widespread, may the ocean glisten as greenstone, may the shimmer of light ever dance across your pathway.”
Swapna Parikh is Event Producer at Rhythm House Productions, owner, producer and manager of Miss Indianz.
Indian Newslink continues to profile the contestants in this fourth instalment.
“I am who I am, I am free to be myself and being me makes my life much more beautiful. I believe that is important to be true to yourself and have a personality which reflects who you are,” Alisha Singh said.
She said that Miss Indianz rules and regulations brought her out of her comfort zone.
“Pageants like this gives us young Kiwi-Indian women a platform to explore our talents, represent the beauty of Indian culture internationally and have a sense of achievement.
I am very excited and really look forward to a great lifetime experience and build beautiful memories,” she added.
Our Aussie cousin has been a Bharata Natyam student and performer for the past ten years. Raised by a mother of Indian origin, Davita Robertson has taken the best of both worlds- Indian and European- just as her name.
Davita said that it was passion for fashion and artistic aspects of Indian culture that encouraged her to enter Miss Indianz.
“This Pageant will not only allow me to share the love I have for this part of me but also bring many other experiences and skills in the near future,” she said.
After she completes her course at Macleans College this year, Manvika Singh hopes to seek a career with the New Zealand Defence Force as an Emergency Medical Practitioner.
She belongs to New Delhi and evinces keen interest in Hindi film dances and Netball.
She is the current leader of the Bollywood Dance Group and a member of the Kapa Haka Group (Te Reo Maori performing arts) at her College.
She says that she has been playing Netball since she was nine years old.
Beauty contests are not new for Ramandeep Kaur, who won the ‘Miss ICA’ Title at a beauty contest organised by the International College of Auckland, where she completed her Business Management Level 7 last year.
Born in Samrala, Punjab, Ramandeep arrived in New Zealand two years ago for higher education.
She moonlights to earn her livelihood.
“I am very passionate about fashion shows. Miss Indianz is the platform for Kiwi Indians to show their talent in New Zealand,” she said.
15th Annual Event
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 730 pm
Aotea Centre, Auckland
Tickets on sale now