In a dazzling ceremony held at De’Oriental Hotel, Kohima, 18-year-old Keziah Mero emerged victorious as Miss Kohima 2023. The event, orchestrated by the non-profit organization 4front Management, brought together talent, beauty, and grace in a celebration of the legacy of Miss Kohima.
The Winners and Their Triumphs
- Keziah Mero: Crowned Miss Kohima 2023, hailing from Pfutseromi village, pursuing 12th standard at G. Rio School Kohima. She also clinched the ‘Miss Talent’ title, receiving gift hampers worth Rs.50,000 and a Rs.20,000 makeover voucher from Beauty Within Salon.
- 1st Runner Up: Tolika K Kishepu, 19 years old, received gift hampers worth Rs.40,000 and a Rs.15,000 makeover voucher.
- 2nd Runner Up: Katienla Longchar, 20 years old, received gift hampers worth Rs.30,000 and a Rs.10,000 makeover voucher.
- Miss Photogenic: Kevilenuo Semou.
- Best Ramp Walk: Tolika K Kishepu.
Subtitle winners were awarded Rs.5000 worth of gift hampers.
Behind the Scenes: 4front Management’s Vision
4front Management, a non-profit organization under the Aegis of Agathos Society, orchestrates the Miss Kohima event with a vision to elevate it to greater heights. Co-founder Theja Sekhose emphasizes the promotion of beauty, intelligence, purpose, grace, integrity, and values.
The Selection Process
The organization held auditions at various colleges, including Sazolie College, Kohima Arts College, St. Joseph College Autonomous, Model Christian College, and an open audition for the capital at TS Academy of Design Kohima.
Out of many participants, seven girls were selected to undergo a day of fierce competition before a panel of esteemed judges: Dr. Amos Sekhose (Agathos Society), Pelevinuo Rüpreo (former Miss Kohima 2017), and Lipokzulu (General Secretary of Miss Nagaland, BASN).
Sponsors Who Made It Possible
The success of Miss Kohima 2023 was made possible by the generous support of sponsors:
- Hospitality Partner: Hotel De’Oriental Grand.
- Media Partner: Nagaland Tribune.
- Bouquet Sponsors: NPSC Mentors.
- Fashion Partner: TS Academy of Design.
- Decor Partner: Akuovo Sekhose.
- Makeup Partner: Beauty Within Salon.
Other sponsors include Talent Foresight, Neipfo Rio, Nunese Sale, Vemele Dawhuo, Rhozü Collection, Tsivi, NR Studio, The Posh Boutique, Centy J, Wangcha, and Zholevolu D Rio.
In essence, Miss Kohima 2023 was not just a beauty pageant; it was a celebration of talent, grace, and the enduring legacy of the event. The winners and participants alike added their unique sparkle to the night, making it an event to remember.
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