The fifth edition of Miss Sikkim 2018 will be held on the first week of September. The pageant organiser Positude today announced that Miss Sikkim this year would be based on the theme cancer awareness.
Positude managing director Bijay Subba informed the media that the audition for the pageant will be held at Burp Restaurant, Gangtok on June 2 and 3 and girls (single/unmarried) with height 5’4″ and above from the age group of 17-26 years can register for the auditions. With a minimum registration fee, females from all four districts can participate in the pageant.
The forms will be available online (Positude’s official website and social media) and offline (in various outlets) from May 3. This year, the pageant will host 20 contestants from all four districts of Sikkim. Even girls from outside the State who have stayed in Sikkim for three-four months and having valid residential certificate can register, Positude CEO Gyurmila Bhutia said.
“Positude’s main aim is to bring a change in the society and provide a platform for aspiring models to go outside the State. Over the years, Miss Sikkim has gained popularity and we have been getting positive response from sponsors, contestants and the public at large. This year, we have been receiving many calls from people all over the state. Even parents and common people have been acknowledging our efforts. Miss Sikkim has also associated with Miss India since 2017 and this is our greatest achievement so far,” added Gyurmila.
Miss Sikkim winner Peden Ongmu Namgyal has made the State proud nationally and internationally. This year, Miss Sikkim contestant Parmila Chettri will be representing Sikkim in Miss India 2018.
The host for the pageant is Anjalee Chettri who has been hosting since the beginning and the official photographer is Akashdeep Gajmer. The audition for the co-host will be held on May 13. The pageant will also host judges from Bollywood, Kollywood and Sikkim.
The contestants will be trained for 15 days on various aspects including speaking skills, personality development and grooming, it was informed.