BCR NEWS (Bipin Sharma/NEW DELHI): The hunt for next Supermodel ended with the crowning of Ashish Rex and Shweta Sharma in a closely contested Grand Finale of the Next Top Models Season-1 hosted by Pg3 Entertainment at The Lalit, New Delhi on January 24, 2018. It was the meticulousness and passion of the team comprising names like Vipin Aggarwal (Show organizer) A. Matin Pasha (Creative Head), Pritam Chandra (Admin Head), Shaine Soni (Show Director) and Dr Varun Katyal (Nutrition Expert) that ensured the grand success of the event. The Grand Finale was a culmination of three month long audition process for both male and female models in cities like New Delhi, Jalandhar, Noida and Jaipur. From a total of 175 contestants that were screened in the entire audition rounds, 25 got selected to participate in the Grand Finale at The Lalit. The shortlisted models sashayed the ramp in exquisite design collections of ace designers namely Arun Ahuja, Amit Chauhan and Nazim Ali.
The Grand Finale had an eminent jury panel boasting of personalities like Dinesh Mohan (Model-Actor), Sylvie Rodgers (Hair Stylist), Dr Varun Katyal (Nutrition and Beauty Expert), Avleen Khokhar (Educator, Cosmetologist and Beauty Expert), Sadan Pandey (Fashion Designer) and Aashmeen Munjaal (Star Salon n’ Academy fame). It was no cakewalk for the contestants as everyone had to prove their mettle before the judges. The question-answer round was indubitably the most interesting and the crucial one as it paved the way to deciding the fate of the shortlisted contestants. With every participant making a passionate effort in the Grand Finale, it was challenging for the judges too to decide the name of the winners.
The judges finally announced Ashish Rex and Shweta Sharma as the winner of the male and the female Supermodel of the Next Top Models Season-1 contest drawing a huge round of applause from the packed house. In the male category, Ravinder Singh was declared the 1st runner up and Dhruv Khurana the 2nd runner up. In the female category, Sakshi was declared the 1st runner up, while Mannat won the 2nd Runner up title.