Mahila Pradhan bags Supermodel of the Year trophy. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Supermodel of the Year has found its winner in Sikkim’s Manila Pradhan. She took home the trophy along with a year-long modelling contract and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh. Manila beat Drisha More and Priya Singh in a dazzling finale. The reality show was judged by Malaika Arora, Milind Soman and Masaba Gupta, while Ujjwala Raut acted as the mentor.
On winning the show Manila said, ''It’s not less than a dream come true for me. One of the strongest things that I learned and would like to take away with me from this journey is to be yourself. That is your ultimate power that nobody can have. All the judges on the show and the mentors were great. But I really have a special intangible connection and a soft corner for Malaika maam and Ujjwala maam. No matter how much they shouted at me but in the end, it was for my betterment and personal growth.''
Malaika Arora added, ''What a tremendous journey this show has been. MTV Supermodel of the Year wasn’t just about style and beauty. It was also about shedding inhibitions and being absolutely confident in your own self. While we have one winner today, the show has given a platform to ten gorgeous women who are sure to rule the ramp in future. Manila has been a revelation for us. Despite a tough start, she always took feedback in her stride, and the results are for all to see. I wish her all the best for a stupendous future and hope that the learnings from the show guide her in the journey ahead.''
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I will really miss #SupermodelOfTheYear alot.. I'm already missing the beautiful memories that I shared which I call it as- sisterhoodðð #sisters @drishamore @im.priyaa @yuktithareja05 @eashitabajwa @badgalrene @anjali_schmuck_official @anvita.dixit @gaurianushka @sakshishivdasani "This whole journey has been a dream come true for me" #SupermodelOfTheYear has made me a better version of myself, given me so much love and appreciation which I will forever cherish. Thank you dear judges & mentors, you all are amazing people ðð . I will always remain grateful for your companionship, love and constant guidance..@malaikaaroraofficial @ujjwalaraut @milindrunning @masabagupta @vjanusha And the finale could not have been better without @therajakumari, her track was powerful!! Thank you to all my well wishers for your immense love and supportâ¨ "CHEERS TO THE ENTIRE CREW OF SUPERMODEL OF THE YEAR "â¨@mtvindia @livonserum @infinitymusicin @danielbaueracademy #banijayasia ð¸ - @ekansh_katiyar Mua-@missmonikahairnmakeup There are so many things my heart wants to say all of which can be summed up in just three words--thanks for everything â¨
Manila's journey wasn’t an easy one. Manila emerged victorious with a big margin in the finale photoshoot challenge that needed her to pose with the esteemed panelists. The grand finale also saw a scintillating performance by Raja Kumari, as the top 10 contestants walked the ramp.