Second runner up Anookya Harish
It was a starry night at the Santoor Femina Style Diva South finale, powered by Abaran Jewellery, in association with BNatural, INXS and Aloe Veda, held at Mövenpick Hotel & Spa in Bengaluru as 14 stylish divas put up a tough fight for the coveted title. The jury comprising Femina editor and chief community officer Tanya Chaitanya, actor Adah Sharma, Kannada actor Rashmika Mandanna,Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva-Miss Universe India 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy, fashion designer Ron Dutta, Rahul Srivastava, marketing manager, Santoor, and Dr Sangeetha Patel, dermatologist and founder of INXS Anti-Ageing and Anti Obesity clinic, after much deliberation chose Manipal girl Ashna Gurav as this year’s Femina Style Diva South. The first and second runners up at the style-based pageant were Bhavana Sreepad and Anookiya Harish.
(From Left) Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Miss Universe India 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy dazzles at the Santoor Femina Style
Diva South at the Movenpick Hotel in Bengaluru; Adah Sharma owns the red carpet at the Santoor Femina Style Diva South at the Movenpick Hotel in Bengaluru; Kannada Actor Rashmika Mandanna looks gorgeous at the Santoor Femina Style Diva South at the Movenpick Hotel in Bengaluru
The evening began with 14 contestants walking the runway in little black dresses and accessories from their personal wardrobes as presenter Paloma Rao introduced each contestant to the judges. The second round had the contestants channeling their inner supermodels as they flaunted stunning diamond jewellery by Abaran Jewellery and gowns by Ziva by Bhuvana Mohan Gowda. For the third round, the contestants shimmied down the runway in glamorous gowns crafted by designer Riya Kodali. As the judges had the tough job of determining the finalists on their hands, the audience enjoyed a stand-up act by Bengaluru-based comedian Sanjay Manaktala and dance troupe, Oxygen Dance Company.
Our 14 contestants take centre stage at the Santoor Femina Style Diva South at the Movenpick Hotel in Bengaluru
The finale round had the seven finalists juggling some tricky questions from the jury, which had them dishing about their wardrobe must-haves to best dressed male icon.
This year’s sub contest winners were:
Jaishree Hotchandani who was named the Santoor Glowing Skin Diva; Shivani Sodagum and and Jaishree Hotschandani were declared the BNatural Diva and BNatural Diva runner up; Nupur Gowda was named the Abaran jewellery Dazzling Diva and Anookya Harish won the Aloe Veda Beauty Diva title.
A big thank you to all the sponsors:
Title sponsor: Santoor
Powered by: Abaran Jewellery
In association with: B Natural, INXS and Aloe Veda
Mentor and choreographer: Rahul Dev Shetty
Stylist: Rajesh Shetty
Hospitality partner: Mövenpick Hotel & Spa
TV partner: Zoom
Hair and makeup partner: Hair Speak
Gown partner: Riya Kodali
Confidence partner: V Star
Gifting partner: Johara
Luxury Travel partner: Akshay Benz
Event executed by Oxygen