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Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest

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Formation  1994
Type  Beauty Pageant
Location  India
Founder  Maureen Wadia
Headquarters  Mumbai
Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest
Membership  Manhunt International Best Model of the World Miss Intercontinental Miss Tourism International

Gladrags is an Indian magazine which features modeling and related events. Every year they conduct the Manhunt and Megamodel Contest, a unisex pageant in India. At the contest most appealing male and female models are selected as winner and runners-up and the magazine promotes them.

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The current winners of Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel India are 21 year old Ansh Duggal of New Delhi and Karuna Singh [Chandigarh]

They first conduct a round of selection from the regions and then post all the elimination rounds for the final contestants. The group undergoes training including physical fitness, grooming, catwalk, diction and speech.

History

The first ever Gladrags Manhunt Contest India was held in 1994, Rajat Bedi of Punjab was the first ever winner of Gladrags Manhut Contest. He represented India at Manhunt International 1994 held in Greece and was awarded 4th Runner Up in the finale.

International achievements

In 2001, Rajeev Singh of Rajasthan became the first Asian and Indian to win Manhunt International contest. He also won two sub-awards at the contest including Sharmoon Best Dressed Gentleman Award and Best in National Costume. After his victory he established himself in the Indian fashion industry as a successful model.

India has produced many runners-up at the pageant most notably Dino Morea, Zulfi Syed and John Abraham all of them have established themselves in the Bollywood industry afterwards. It has also given India some of the finest models ever seen by Indian fashion industry like supermodel Muzamil Ibrahim, Actor and model Siddharth Shukla, model Farhad shahnawaz, actor and model Abhimanyu Jain, 4th runner up Manhunt International 2006 and Arry Dabas, semifinalist in the year 2012. Other notable winners include Romeo Gates, Ahran Chaudhary and Ravi Awana.

In 2005, Siddharth Shukla, winner of Gladrags Manhunt 2004 represented India at Best Model Of The World contest held in Turkey and became the first Indian to win the title. Later Shukla became a famous model in India and famous in the Indian Film Industry.

Representatives to Manhunt International

  • The winner of the Gladrags Manhunt represents India at Manhunt International, but if for any reason the winner is unable to compete then a runner up is sent to the pageant.
  • Representatives to Best model of the world

  • The winner of the Gladrags Manhunt represents India at Best model of the world contest, but if for any reason the winner is unable to compete then a runner up is sent to the pageant.
  • gladras best model 2012 and best model of the world 2013

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    History

    The first ever Megamodel contest was held in 1994, most appealing and beautiful girls all across the country competed for the coveted title, Shweta Menon of Kerala was declared the eventual winner.

    Later Lara established herself as a leading Bollywood actress.

    Winners

    1ST RUNNER UP OF GLADRAGS MEGAMODEL HUNT 2009

    Miss Kalpana Malviya

    Representatives to Miss Intercontinental

  • The winner of Gladrags Megamodel represented India at Miss Intercontinental from 1997 to 2003.
  • Earlier Femina Teen Princess held the franchise of Miss Intercontinental pageant in India.
  • From 2011, Indian Princess hold the franchise of Miss Intercontinental in India.
  • Representatives to Miss Tourism International

  • The winner of the Gladrags Megamodel contest represented India at Miss Tourism International contest, but if for any reason the winner was unable to compete then a runner up was sent to the pageant.
  • Earlier Femina Miss India held the franchise of Miss Tourism International pageant in India.
  • From 2011 Indian Princess holds the franchise of Miss Tourism International in India.
  • Representatives to Best Model Of The World

  • The winner of the Gladrags Megamodel contest represented India at Best Model Of the World contest, but if for any reason the winner was unable to compete then a runner up was sent to the pageant.
  • References

    Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest Wikipedia


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