Here they are. The new crop of Miss India wannabe’s and the efficient little factory we will henceforth affectionately refer to as the Beauty Brigade!
Miss India Regional Round 2009 was held yesterday at Sahara Star judged by Marc Robinson & Sindura Gadde, where 65 contestants from all over India were unveiled for the very first time. Some of these PYTs will soon be your new Bollywood belles, go on and place your bets! The contestants included MTV Splitsvilla’s Heena Pardasani and Channel [v] Get Gorgeous’ Salome, Aarohi Kadam & Arushi Virani.
The Beauty Brigade:
Marc Robinson – Fashion Director & Contestant Director
Sabira Merchant – Diction Expert
Dr. Rekha Sheth – Nivea Visage Skin Care Expert
Latif. M, Mahesh Ambekar, Mohammed Ali (no kidding, and what a great name to have in his line of work), Bipin Salvi, Poonam and Dr. Ameya Agrekar – Fitness & Training Experts from Talwalkars
Neesha Bukht and Avantika Shah – Diet & Nutrition Experts from Talwalkars
Dr. Dilip Deshpande – Dental & Smile Expert
Dr. Abhijit Desai – Make over and Wellness Expert
Dr. Apoorva & Sonal Shah – Hair Care Experts
Prasad Bidapa – Contestant Advisor
Zakia Shakir – Fashion Photographer
Najeeb Ur Rehman – Chief Colour and Styling Consultant from Schwarzkopf Professional
But watch out ladies; Marc Robinson, (Fashion Director & Contestant Director) has said in no uncertain terms “We will focus on girls who showcase an innate talent to create a niche for themselves, not just by their beauty, but also by their intelligence. A Femina Miss India is a modern, confident, talented and independent Indian woman who can make India proud on the global platform.” Freida Pinto are you listening?