Meenakshi Sudan crowned as 'FFace Anokhi 2019'
Mrs India International 2011 and brand ambassador of David & Goliath, Richa Sharma was seen crowning the winner
The first edition of 'FFACE Anokhi' presented by David & Goliath and Digitally Powered by Facebook, unveiled the winners of 'FFACE Anokhi' Edition 1 at The Park, Kolkata, on August 19.
After rigorous three days of residential boot camp at Zone by The Park, the finale of the pageant saw top ten finalists, sizzling the ramp competing to win the crown.
Mrs India International 2011 and brand ambassador of David & Goliath, Richa Sharma was seen crowning the winner and two runner up. Round one had designer Sheetal Pandey with showstopper model actor, Falaque Rashid Roy.
Renowned actress Koneenica Banerjee, actress Swastika Dutta, famed model and Ex Big Boss contestant Dimpy Ganguly along with Rita Chopra VP Vibes and Yash Nathwani from PeeSafe were present as eminent judges. Neil Roy, Founder-Director of FFACE, Paromita Ghosh, Strategic Consultant-Director of FFACE, Indroneel Mukherjee, Fashion Director of FFACE were also present to address the media.
The finalists were all set to win over the title to be the first 'FFACE Anokhi'.
The finalists had to face three rounds in the grand finale. The platform promotes the concept 'Beauty Has No Shape'.
Anokhi challenges body shaming and brings out the true essence of womanhood. With an aim to discover individuals who have a positive approach towards life with special focus on passion and creativity, the pageant witnessed more than 100 women from different walks of life.
FFACE Anokhi 2019, Meenakshi Sudan was awarded with a stunning bike by Shiva Wheels Honda. 1st and 2nd Runner Up Sneha Ghosh and Rakhi Shah respectively received hampers from Fujifilm India.
Prominent brands such as Mumuso India, PeeSafe, Vibes, Auli, Millennium Post, Lederland and Iarra Sunglasses were also presented with various sub-contest titles.
Speaking on this occasion Neil Roy, Founder-Director of FFACE said, "Anokhi is a platform where we believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Every body type and shape is different and has its own balance. One should feel like a beautiful woman from heart, no matter what. The hunt to find the 'FFACE Anokhi' for this year finally comes to an end. The journey of Anokhi and the love which we received in its very first edition is beyond overwhelming. I thank the core team for this grand success. I hope the pageant will grow bigger yeay by year as it is not a competition of the outer beauty; it symbolises the magnificence of one's talent and confidence. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners."
Paromita Ghosh, Strategic Consultant-Director of FFACE said, "Even today, women have become conditioned to believing in the unrealistic standards of beauty set by society. Their self-worth is so very often decided by others' perception of them. But, this is the time to change everyone's perception. Beauty is how you feel inside. Every woman is beautiful in her own way. Be proud of who you are and don't change for anyone. No matter what shape or size you are, you should feel confident in your own skin and be an Anokhi."
Indroneel Mukherjee, Fashion Director of FFACE said, "Beauty has nothing to do with looks or the shape and size of your body. Everyone has a different body shape, so you kind of have to figure out not only what works best for your body type, but what makes you feel confident. It's how you are as person and how you make others feel about yourselves."
"The platform is a stepping stone for all the talented women from across the state to achieve their passion in the world of fashion and entertainment," she added.
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