It was a big bait for women who were eager to flaunt their talent but had no clue about how to find a platform
The Teluginti Tharunimani 2009, hosted by city-based event managers Top Gear was all about celebrating womanhood and its many facets.
Deviating from the ritualistic practice of inviting hot chicks to scorch the ramp, the organisers widened the ramp concept and threw it open for married women gifted with abundance of talent but reluctant to face the limelight.
The participants were rookie models, trained and groomed to perfection in a vigorous coaching session that preceded the actual event.
The glittering event on the final day on the campus of Siddhartha auditorium was an aam aadmi's, nay… an aam aurat's delight what with boisterous women breaking into friendly hoots and cheers at the sight of their sahelis in the neighbourhood strutting across the ramp with remarkable elan.
”Our endeavour is to help married women rediscover themselves in a new light, and encourage them to showcase their talents, which sometimes get lost in the triviality of mundane existence,” said Vijayashree Gupta of Top Gear. “The world is changing and so are the traditional perceptions. Why not take advantage of the winds blowing in favour of women empowerment. This is one effective means to instil the much-needed confidence among the fairer sex,” she opined.
Besides bagging the title of ‘ Teluginti Tharunimani 2009), the contest gave a unique opportunity to the bevy of beauties to boost their confidence level and the courage to follow their dreams. The event was not just about vital statistics or poise, it was about helping the participants connect to their inner strengths and flaunt them in the public eye. Many of them were plain Janes but amazingly looked ravishing thanks to their dormant power that shone through their radiant faces. The dazzle of their attire and the sizzle in their performance only added to the lively evening.
Inclusion of a group of girls vying for the title of ‘Miss Rock Star 2009' actually worked in favour of the women who were all game for a healthy competition with the younger lot.
Following gruelling rounds of a dance performance, ramp walk, talent round and a question-answer round to assess their strengths, R. Pavani Vikram, a housewife, bagged the title of ‘ Teluginti Tharumani 2009. A. Sravani Krishna and Haritha Srinivas were the runners-up. Among the girls, Pavithar Kaur Sahani, an intermediate student was adjudged ‘Miss Rock Star 2009, while her friend G. Nikitha, a B.Tech student was declared the runner-up.P. SUJATHA VARMA