Aiming for the stars

Aiming for the stars
It was a special day in Bengaluru as three women from the state won the coveted Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 titles. The finals for Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 were held at Orion Mall Brigade Gateway recently. To begin with, there were three rounds — ethnic, fitness wear and Western gowns.

This was followed by awarding of various titles like ‘Mrs Photogenic’, ‘Mrs Diva’, ‘Mrs Glamorous’, ‘Mrs Inspirational’, ‘Mrs Best Walk’, ‘Mrs Best Smile’, ‘Mrs Inner Beauty’, ‘Mrs Beautiful Eyes’, ‘Mrs Intellectual’, ‘Mrs Best Performer’, ‘Mrs Talent Queen’, ‘Mrs Fitness Queen’, ‘Mrs Creative Queen’, ‘Mrs Beautiful Hair’, ‘Mrs Vivacious’, ‘Mrs Entertainer’, ‘Mrs Body Beautiful’, ‘Mrs Glowing Skin’ and ‘Mrs Popular’. 17 grand finalists from all the three age groups (22 to 40, 40 to 60 and 60 plus) were declared who had to go through the questions round and finally the winners were announced in the respective categories.

In the 22 to 40 category, the Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 title was awarded to Dr Shruthi Gowda while Tripti Arvind was the first runner-up and Sneha Nagpal was the second runner-up. In the 40 to 60 category, the Classic Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 title was awarded to Aruna Singh while Mahisha Bhatt was the first runner-up and Snigdha was the second runner-up.

The three winners each from the Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 and Classic Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 will represent Karnataka in the Mrs India 2017 titles. In the 60 plus category, the Super Classic Mrs India-Karnataka 2017 title was awarded to Pramila Prakash and the first runner-up was Shardha Gupta. The audience was also enthralled with stunning dance performances by Easy Lez Dance troupe, D-Knot team and other creative dance teams.

A host of celebrities descended to the venue to cheer the contestants including actor Ragini Dwivedi, Girija Lokesh, Ramya Bharna, Robo Ganesh, Dharma Keerthi, Vinayak Joshi, Amrutha Rao, Jagannath, Aasma, Sonu Gowda, Anitha Bhat, Lasya Nagaraj, Neha Gowda, Deepthi Kapase, Tej Gowda, Viahna Gowda, Hitha Chandrashekar and former cricketer Vinay Bharadwaj.

The participants said that they were happy to be a part of the programme as it provided a platform to married women to make a difference in the world. Mrs India-Karnataka’s aim is to empower women and enrich opportunities for personal growth. The pageant also inspires women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to come together nationally and internationally and support a lifelong commitment to uplifting those in need and develop a sense of global responsibility. The judges for the finale were Reshma Kunhi, Sheela C Shetty, Neetha Bhoopalan, Shajan Samuel, Kamal Kumar and Danny.

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