Dreamgirl USA pageant: “beauty with purpose”
On December 2, 2023, Dreamgirl Entertainment and Kamlesh Chugh hosted a spectacular evening filled with grace, talent, and inspiration as contestants from across the Atlanta area competed for prestigious titles in the Dreamgirl USA Beauty Pageant.
[Left] Dreamgirl USA pageant celebrated women in many different categories. Photographs by Venkat Kuttua Photography.
The event, held at Phase Events, Alpharetta, had Bollywood actress Bhagyashree as the guest of honor, adding a touch of glamour and charm to the already star-studded affair. The event was organized by Kamlesh Chugh whose goal is to inspire and motivate members, particularly women, within the Indian community to break free from their inhibitions and imbue the phrase “beauty with purpose.” Bollywood actor, model, and Big Boss Season 1 contestant Aryan Vaid served as the show director and choreographer. The emcee for the evening was Sri Murali, Femina Miss India 1999, now making strides as an investment advisor. Sonjukta Halder took charge as the creative director of the show, ensuring a seamless and visually stunning presentation.
The night kicked off with the Role Model Pageant hosted by Aryan Vaid and SriKrupa Morali. The audience was treated to a spectacular opening dance performance by Sareena Nagpal and a group from Naach Academy, setting the tone for an evening of elegance and entertainment.
[Right] Bollywood actress Bhagyashree graced the event.
Subsequent to the dance performance, the judges’ appreciation and awards ceremony took place during which this writer (Namita Dogra Sudan, NRI Pulse’s anchor and video editor, and one of the pageant judges) received special recognition from Kamlesh Chugh.
The agenda for the evening unfolded with the national anthems of the U.S. and India, a fashion show choreographed by Savita Bajaj, dance performances, and the much-anticipated pageant walk choreographed by Aryan Vaid. Hollywood director Moses Antonio graced the event, offering encouragement and support to the participants.
One of the highlights of the evening was a surprise performance by Bhagyashree who not only showcased her beautiful voice with “Dil Deewaana” song from her debut movie Maine Pyaar Kiya but also set the stage on fire with her dance moves, leaving the audience in awe.
Tanweer Mian, singer and entertainer, mesmerized the crowd with his velvety voice, prompting them to sing famous Bollywood songs along with him.
The winners of the Dreamgirl USA Beauty Pageants were crowned in a grand ceremony, with categories including Teen, Miss, Miss Elite, Mrs., and Inspirational Queen. The contestants exhibited not only beauty but also intelligence, talent, and a commitment to making a positive impact. The glamorous beauty pageant took on an adorable charm as kids gracefully walked the ramp, introducing a delightful new dimension to the event.
The Teen category saw Aditi Narayanan clinching the coveted title, with Sasha Bedi securing the 1st Runner-up position, followed by Mahima Srikanth as the 2nd Runner-up, and Sreshta Kaswa as the 3rd Runner-up.
In the Miss category, Nikita Gupta emerged as the winner, accompanied by Rizah Charania as the 1st Runner-up, Zaimah Mithavayani as the 2nd Runner- up, and Saloni Kalra as the 3rd Runner-up.
[Left] The winners were crowned based on beauty, intelligence, talent, and a commitment to making positive impact.
Moving to the Mrs category, Nikita Chandwani claimed the top spot, with Niharika Walia as the 1st Runner-up, Anjali Takpire as the 2nd Runner-up, and Shraddha Kamat as the 3rd Runner-up.
Tina Mir secured victory in the Miss Elite category, with Muskaan Kaur Randhawa as the 1st Runner- up and Sreedevi Dadithota as the 2nd Runner-up. In the Mrs. Elite category, Shruti Gupta and Jhansi Swarupini M shared the winner’s glory. Monika Kataky was crowned the Inspirational Queen.
The Kids category featured Naiyan Anderson, Shreya Chaudhry, and Bianca Anderson, showcasing their charm and talent.
Nita Sardana, Co-founder, and Chief Impact Officer of Innova Foundation, was recognized for sponsoring a study scholarship of $10,000 for Miss Teen Winner Aditi Narayanan, emphasizing the pageant’s commitment to education and empowerment.
The night concluded with the crowning ceremony and the presentation of awards. In a heartfelt speech, Chugh expressed her gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and attendees, acknowledging the collective effort that made Dreamgirl USA Beauty Pageants an unforgettable extravaganza.
—Namita Dogra Sudan, NRI Pulse
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