BY NAMITA DOGRA SUDAN
Atlanta, GA, December 13, 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 Pageants. The event, held at Phase Events, Alpharetta on Dec 2nd, witnessed the presence of Bollywood actress Bhagyashree as the Guest of Honor, adding a touch of glamour and charm to the already star-studded affair.
The event was masterfully organized by Kamlesh Chugh, with Bollywood actor/ model, Big Boss season 1 contestant Aryan Vaid serving as the Show Director and Choreographer. The Emcee for the evening was Sri Murali, a former Femina Miss India from 1999, now making strides as an AIG Investment Advisor. Sonjukta Halder took charge as the Creative Director of the show, ensuring a seamless and visually stunning presentation.
Kamlesh Chugh’s primary goal is to inspire and motivate numerous members, particularly women, within the Indian community to break free from their inhibitions and imbue the phrase “beauty with purpose” with genuine significance. She envisions women as inspirational figures for their children and grandchildren, urging them to embrace a role that extends beyond conventional notions of beauty.
The night kicked off with the “A 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.
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 various segments, including the National Anthems of the USA and India, a fashion show Choreographed by Savita Bajaj, dance performances, and the much-anticipated pageant walks choreographed by Mr. Aryan Vaid. Hollywood Director Moses Antonio graced the event, offering encouragement and support to the participants.
One of the highlights of the evening was the surprise performance by Bhagyashree, who not only showcased her beautiful voice with ‘Dil Deewaana’ song from her debut and hit 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 the pageant kids gracefully walked the ramp, introducing a delightful new dimension to the event.
Among the sponsors, Hasan Tarek, an Atlanta businessman and sports enthusiast associated with the Atlanta Fire franchise, was recognized for his significant contribution to the event. The Walia Hospitality group served delectable dishes to the guests. With the high production standards of the pageant, people couldn’t help but praise the exceptional taste of the food. Malani Jewellers generously bestowed each winner with exquisite and valuable jewelry as special gifts. The crowning achievements were celebrated with joy and enthusiasm, with the winners announced as follows:
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.
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.
The night concluded with the crowning ceremony and the presentation of awards. In a heartfelt speech organizer Kamlesh Chugh expressed her gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and attendees, acknowledging the collective effort that made the Dreamgirl USA Beauty Pageants an unforgettable extravaganza. Congratulations and best wishes were extended to all the winners, who now stand as ambassadors of beauty, talent, and inspiration. 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.