On Saturday September 14, Auckland’s Mahatma Gandhi Centre was transformed into a Bollywood wonderland as twenty gorgeous Kiwi-Indian contestants went for gold, hoping to be crowned Miss IndiaNZ 2018. As contestants battled it out in a wide variety of categories, spectators were treated to an extravaganza of fashion, music and dance that blends the very best of Indian and New Zealand cultures.
Miss IndiaNZ is believed to be Auckland’s ritziest, glitziest and most dazzling annual events. For event producers Rhythm House, there is nothing else quite like it.
For those who love fanfare and razzle-dazzle this event is unmissable. It’s the ultimate celebration of the Kiwi-Indian culture, showcasing a unique and diverse mix of ethnic backgrounds, talents, and passions.There’s no debating the popularity of the Miss IndiaNZ event. Every year it’s a sell-out show, and with this year promising to be the most spectacular one yet.
The contestants spent many months honing their skills in preparation for the show, which will saw them compete in everything from Q and A’s, to catwalks, to traditional dance. Each participant was given a chance to shine, plus the opportunity to lay claim to a string of different titles, such as Miss Talent, Miss Potential Model – and the coveted Miss Popular title.
Miss IndiaNZ 2018 – Kartika Singh
1st runner up – Hubaan Saher
2nd runner up – Nishka Shetty and Sinthia Kumar
Miss Popular – Karanpreet Dhanjal
Miss Talent – Kartika Singh
Miss Friendship – Hubaan Saher
Miss Photogenic – Ishini Rani and Amrita Gillard
Miss Potential Model – Shahana
Produced by leading Bollywood event specialists Rhythm House
It’s got glitz and glamour. It’s got Bollywood panache. It’s even got a dash of controversy. The annual Miss IndiaNZ is a stage extravaganza.
For the past fifteen years, some of New Zealand’s most stunning women have strutted their stuff as part of a jaw-dropping show filled with Bollywood music, celebrities and Indian beauties.
The Miss IndiaNZ event is a definite highlight on New Zealand’s show calendar. Aimed to promote and enhance local talent in NZ, Miss IndiaNZ provides a platform for young women of Indian heritage to launch into acting, modelling and the entertainment industry on an international stage.