Contestant no.5, Lumgailiu Panmei was crowned as first runner-up, while contestant no.22, Keipila Lovety Maram was crowned in second runner-up. Lumgailiu is a daughter of Pastor Guiphanang Panmei of Tamenglong ward No. IV and Keipila is a daughter of TS Talong of T. Khullen of Senapati.
Best design was bagged by Blendina who designed the dresses for Lumgailiu Panmei.
Other eight sub-titles won by the contestants included, Miss Congeniality by contestant no.5, Lumgailiu Panmei, Miss Beautiful Eyes by contestant no. 16, Alicia Sagolsem, Miss Beautiful Skin by contestant no. 22, Keipila Lovely Maram, Miss Beautiful Hair by contestant no.9, Achong Haokip, Best Catwalk by contestant no.2, Sangita Thiyam, Face of Tamenglong by contestant no.12, Christina Thiumai, Miss Beautiful Smile by contestant no.1, Agenes Zeliangrong and Miss Photogenic by contestant no.17, Ketuni Phre-e Qwiree.
All the 23 contestants of the beauty pageant were trained by a photographer and choreographer based in New Delhi, J. Robert Rouveio Pao.
Prizes of the Orange Queen carried Rs. 1,50,000, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000 for winner and runners-up and Rs. 15,000 for the sub-titles.
During the event, two minutes silent was observed to show respect to Lt Guru Jiangam.
The event was also attended by CO 23 AR Tamenglong, Col. Chinmaya Verma, former Miss North East, Soma Laishram, deputy commissioner of Tamenglong, Armstrong Pame and Dr manish of 2nd IC 23 AR as special guests.
As part of the event, Best Photographer was awarded to ISTV and IFP correspondent, Daniel Kamei, followed by Gailuanlung Riamei and Gaichuimei Pamei in second and third respectively. They were honoured and given prizes during the orange queen contest.
Meanwhile, Armstrong Pame has announced that winner of ‘Face of Tamenglong’, Christina Thiumai will be representing the district in Tamenglong calendar of the coming year.
It may be mentioned that Orange Queen Contest was supposed to be held on December 10, which was the closing day of State Level Orange Festival but it was postponed to December 13 due to bad weather condition.
Source : Imphal Free Press