The Third runner-up is Swaima Ahmed, Second runner-up is Ashna Gambhir
Nagpur: Unlike every other species in the animal kingdom where the male of the species is beautiful, colourful and attractive, in the human beings, it is the female of the species who is beautiful, gorgeous, attractive and one can go on and one to describe the beauty.
One needs to appreciate beauty and beautiful girls are no exception. However, unlike the olden days, now beauty with brains and substance are most sought after. Therefore the beauty pageants too seek beauty with substance.
One such beauty pageants was the Miss LAD Personality-2015 which was held in the city on December 29, 2015 at their Shankar Nagar premises. Almost every girl who took admissions in LAD College awaits and looks forward to the Miss LAD event.
According to the lecturers and professors, the contest is not a beauty pageant, but a total personality contest where the participants are put to test to check their soft skills, grooming, communication and convincing abilities, Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Since, Miss LAD Personality Contest-2015 aimed at an overall beauty, the LAD College organizers had included EQ and IQ.
Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a way to measure how a person recognizes emotions in himself or herself and others, and manages these emotional states to work better as a group or team. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is a value that indicates a person’s ability to learn, understand, and apply information and skills in a meaningful way.
The interaction of the eminent trainers and the bubbly enthusiastic contestants provided a kaleidoscopic mix of wit, humour, intelligence, daring, beauty with brains. Et-al. Under the able guidance of Vice Principal Harsha Jharia, the event gets implemented by the students of the college. The training and the grilling practice sessions of the contestants had started two and a half months back.
This year too, the events serve as perfect platform for students to showcase their hidden talents. The participants voiced their emotions that they, underwent a sea of change in personality, boosting self confidence in themselves, which not only shall assist them to enter the professional industry but also sail through their professional career in future.
The students were motivated by the Vice Principal of LAD College (Seminary Hill Branch) Harsha Jharia who is the Event Director and choreographer too.
The contestants were also trained by Dr Meenakshi Kulkarni, Swati Banerjee, Sonal Trivedi, Mehrosh Sheikh, Dr Shishir Palaspure in confidence building. Nidhi Gandhi trained them for grooming and styling. Puja Gehani of INARA Nail Spa and Saloon took sessions of their make-up. Shilpa Agrawal trained them how to prepare for the contest. Dr Rani Bhutada and Meghana Kulsunge took sessions on skin and hair care.
The contest was adjudged by eminent personalities from various fields: Ist runner-up of Mrs India Shilpa Agrawal, Fashion Designer Nidhi Gandhi, Director of NIIT Rina Sinha, Director of Tirpude Institute of Management Lalit Khular and Senior Journalist from India Next Amar Jaju.
The contestants had to pass through a series of rounds which include Introduction Round where the contestants were attired in Traditional attire. 28 contestants were shortlisted for this round. Of these 28 contestants 15 got selected for quarter-finals. This number of contestants were to be reduced to 10 in the next round and then to five and finally three finalists.
Who said that only boys or guys can be boisterous, one could see immense energy levels in the participants and the audience alike at LAD College. Some of the questions of the Question Answer session for the contestants were really topical, latest and very relevant for the contest. They were:
1. Is skill development important in today’s youth?
2. Why do you think Old Age Homes are rising rapidly?
3. What do you intent to gain by participating in Miss LAD Contest?
4. Do you think Youth of today face more pressure of performance?
5. If you get a chance to participate in a reality show, what will it be?
6. What is more significant for you, Sunrise or Sunset?
7. Which slogan would you get printed on your T-Shirt?
8. What is the Best advice that parents can give to their children and what best advice can the children give to their parents?
9. What are your views on changing profile picture for a temporary period for a cause?
10. In the name of equality, women have taken up to smoking and drinking. What is your opinion?
11. What is the best gift a husband can give to his wife?
12. Which qualities of women give an edge over men?
13. What is your opinion on legalization of Live-in-relationships?
14. What do you see yourself as Giver or Taker?
The answers of most the contests were apt, appealing to the judges and right out of the box. One could hear a lot of cheering and hooting when some contestants really answered very well.
Pics by Vinay Nimgade