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 today. After rigorous 3 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 1 had designer Sheetal Pandey with showstopper model actor, Falaque Rashid Roy. Renowned actress Koneenica Banerjee, famous actress Swastika Dutta along with famed model and Ex Bigg Boss contestant Dimpy Ganguly were present as the eminent judges. Mr. Neil Roy, Founder-Director of FFACE, Ms. Paromita Ghosh, Strategic Consultant-Director of FFACE, Mr. 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 “FFACE Anokhi”. The finalists had to face three rounds of the grand finale. The first round was indo western designer collection by Sheetal Pandey and the second was gowns by Roop Rang boutique. The final phase was a question-answer round where contestants had chosen their judges and the distinct verbal skill of the contestants were judged.
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 was awarded with a stunning bike by Shiva Wheels Honda. Prominent brands such as Mumuso India, PeeSafe, Vibes, Auli, Millennium Post, Lederland and Iarra Sunglasses presented with various sub-contest titles.
Speaking on this occasion Mr. 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 to the core team for this grand success. I hope the pageant will grow bigger day by day as it is not a competition of the outer beauty; it symbolizes the magnificence of one’s talent and confidence. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners.”
Ms. 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.”
Mr. 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 also makes you feel confident. It’s how you are as person and how you make others feel about yourselves. Your own self is such a treasure. 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.
About FFACE (Fame Fashion and Creative Excellence): FFACE is prominent talent management brand in eastern India. It is the platform provided to aspiring actors, models, fashion photographers, designers, make-up artists and the like who are meticulously chosen by a distinguished panel of judges from the fashion and film fraternity. Their abilities are showcased through the FFACE Calendar and other FFACE events side by side with eminent Tollywood celebrities and celebrities from different walks of life.
The three winners are:-
· Meenakshi Sudan– FFACE Anokhi winner
· Sneha Ghosh– 1st Runner up
· Rakhi Shah-2nd Runner up
· Bandana Basu– FFACE Anokhi Beautiful Smile & Iron Maiden
· Lopamudra Chakraborty– FFACE Anokhi mesmerizing eyes
· Poonam Mahendra– FFACE Anokhi Miss Talented
· Rakhi Shah– FFACE Miss Congener
· Sneha Ghosh– Vibes Flawless Beauty
· Swagata Paul -Vibes Body Beautiful
· Meenakshi Sudan-Auli Miss Gorgeous
· Pooja Pathak– PeeSafe Diva
· Bilkis Parveen– Mumuso Life for Better Tomorrow