Mariam Longri from Arunachal Pradesh becomes 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East

GUWAHATI (Assam), Jul 1: Mariam Longri of Arunachal Pradesh was crowned the 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East at the ITA Cultural Complex in Machkhowa here on Saturday evening.
Longri, a native of Kharsang in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, was crowned by last year’s Sunsilk Mega Miss North East Mary Khyriem in front of a packed audience.
Longrin recently appeared for her Class 12 examinations from Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan, Itanagar, and is the youngest of nine siblings. Her father is a retired police inspector, while her mother runs an NGO.
“This is a dream-come-true moment for me. I always wanted to be in a position where I could help, motivate and influence people to lead a beautiful life. I am overwhelmed beyond words,” an overwhelmed Longri said.
Tsurila from Chumukedima in Nagaland and Jyotismita Baruah from Biswanath Chariali in Assam became the first and second runners up, respectively.
Tsurila is a 5th semester BA (economics) student at Mt Mary’s College, Chumukedima, while Baruah is a 3rd semester student at B Barooah College, Guwahati.
Longri won a prize package worth nearly Rs 7,00,000, including the crown and sash of Mega Miss North East, a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000, and an opportunity to become the face of Sunsilk’s print and outdoor campaigns across Northeast India. She has also won a portfolio photo shoot with Rahul Biswas, among other things.
Additionally, the winners will also get scholarships for a three-year bachelor’s degree course in media and entertainment at ITFT, Chandigarh, and a six-month aviation and hospitality course at TRIG Empowering Institute, Guwahati.
The three winners will also be offered professional representation by Mega Entertainment, which would guide them further on how to carry themselves forward in the professional sphere.
The judges who sealed the fate of this year’s winner included leading Assamese actress Barsha Rani Bishaya, director general of International Chamber for Service Industry Dr Gulshan Sharma, hotelier and entrepreneur Bobby Singh, Mega Miss North East 2016 Meriya Priyadarshini Subba, and fashion and lifestyle promoter Monika Devi.