Kolkata, July 30 (IBNS): The Kolkata auditions for the Indian Diva 2013 was held here on Tuesday with over 200 girls participating in the competition.
Out of all the entries, 18 contestants were selected and out of that, the top 7 contestants were again short listed.
The shortlisted contestants were Ekata Mukherjee, Sona Goldar, Sonika Chauhan and Diti Saha from Kolkata along with Zennyla Bhutia and Preeti Yonzon from Sikkim and Niharika Dholna from Guwahati.
Marc Robinson, Director of Miss India Organization said, "I am happy coming to Kolkata and choosing four beautiful girls. I had the privilege to travel a lot of international pageants."
Robinson added, "At the end of the day it is a beauty pageant. We are judging people on the basis of that and everything else works round it. In addition to that one need to have a good package which includes tall body, good figure, and walk and speak well should be there."
Commenting on the exposure of the contestants he said, "We have a very good board of trainers. I am glad to see that today girls come prepared because they know how big the opportunities are."
"When they come to Bombay, they get a whole exposure to the fashion, glamour and film industry. We have film producers and directors who judge the contestants. We have casting agents, people from television channels who meet them."
He said, "The top 20 contestants who come to Bombay, there life changes and they don't go back."
Sona Goldar won the title Indian Diva 2013 among all the contestants and was selected to go to Bombay.
"It feels amazing. In the morning also I didn't know that this moment is going to come. When I won the title, I am feeling very happy. I will practice catwalk more and more. I need to do a bit of gym to look good," said Goldar after winning the title.
The regional city auditions will culminate to the Final round of auditions in Mumbai, where the deserving finalists will be shortlisted and will undergo specialized and professional training by some top notch experts from fashion and glamour industry.
The winner of Indian Diva 2013 will represent the country at the prestigious Miss Universe 2013 pageant, to be held on November 9 in Moscow.
(Reporting by Shubhrima Dutta)
Indian Diva 2013 Kolkata auditions held
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