It was perhaps the best ever event of its type.
Miss Indianz 2018, held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 was a magnificent event that combined talent, colour, costumes, pride, elegance, dignity and honour.
While there is no other event of its type in the country, Miss Indianz 2018 was easily the best in its 16-year run, beating its own preceding events.
Dharmesh Parikh of Reshab D Productions, who organises Miss Indianz year-after-year and his elder brother Hemant Parikh who comperes it year-after-year deserve kudos for their spectacular efforts. While the former was not seen on stage, the latter enjoyed every moment of the evening, adlibbing with Jacinta Lal and carrying the audience with him.
Kartika Singh, the Winner
Kartika Singh, who has been featured more than once as our ‘Model of the Fortnight’ convincingly won the Miss Indianz 2018 title. Her poise and presentation were beyond doubt the crowning glory of the event.
The First-Runner-Up was Hubaan Saher, while the Second place was shared by Sinthia Kumar and Nishka Shetty.
Among the others who won honours were Sahana (Potential Model), Hubaan Saher (Miss Friendship), Kartika Singh (Miss Talent), Karanpreet Dhanjal (Miss Popular), Ishini Rani and Amrita Gillard (Miss Photogenic).
True to what Dharmesh always says, ‘It was not just a beauty pageant. Miss Indianz is a celebration of Kiwi-Indian, elegance, fashion, music and dance. We do not give Cups, we do not cut cakes, we do not cut corners and we do nothing to stress our contestants. We do not ask them to sell sponsorships or tickets. This is a programme that showcases talent in its varied formats.”
Indeed, while each of the contestants excelled as a dancer or singer in the talent round, there was ample opportunities to behold the wealth of talent in the community. There were no less than a dozen items of music and dance, of classical, semi-classical, folk and the film variety. There was even an opera singer to add to the versatility.
Additional Reading: Model of the Fortnight: Kartika Singh under Communitylink
(Pictures by Peter Jennings)