The inaugural edition of Mr and Miss Goa contest concluded lavishly on November 17, 2018 at the Avenue in Calangute, Goa. The event was organized by Goa’s biggest media organization, The Neutral View in association with Senor NX – Bespoke Suits. Prior to the final show, regional auditions were held all across the Indian state of Goa and 40 candidates were shortlisted. They went through a rigorous training and grooming process for a week and then 30 most deserving candidates advanced to the state-level final show.
23-year old fitness trainer and freelance model from Panaji, the capital of Goa, Rahul Rametri was proclaimed the first winner of The Neutral View Mr Goa contest. On the other hand, 20-year old fashion model, dance trainer and student, Oshin Bianca Colaco from Margao was crowned the very first Neutral View Miss Goa. Abrar Naik and Tauseef Gracias were adjudged first and second runners up respectively of the inaugural Mr Goa pageant and Nakita Tania Fernandes and Sharon Days were crowned Miss Goa 2018 first runner up and Miss Goa 2018 second runner up at the conclusion of the Mr and Miss Goa competition. At the pageant, the candidates walked down the runway in four rounds that included the casual wear segment and introduction round where the candidates walked down the ramp wearing The Neutral View Casual T’s; up next was the physique and fitness round after that was the traditional wear segment of the contest in which the candidates paraded in traditional outfits by Senor NX and Shweta Sequeira and the final round was formal wear round in which the candidates added more sparkle to the already blinding starlight wearing exquisite creations by designers, Senor NX, Shewta Sequeria and Michael Bailey. The winners, Rahul Rametri and Oshin Colaco have also won the direct entry the national-level final show of Rubaru Mister India 2019 and Rubaru Miss India Elite 2019 contest produced by the Rubaru Group. The winners of Rubaru Mister India and Rubaru Miss India Elite beauty pageants represent India at some of the most prestigious and well-established international pageants and modelling competitions.
The organization, Rubaru Group is one of the most well-established pageant organizations in Asia. It is headed by its founder, Sandeep Kumar. Rubaru Group is the producer of 5 beauty pageants and modelling events that include Rubaru Mister India, the biggest and oldest surviving annual pageant for men in India; Rubaru Miss India Elite, an annual beauty pageant for Indian women; Rubaru Mr and Miss Junior India, a fashion and talent show for kids; Miss Supermodel Worldwide, the first and only international modelling competition for women headquartered in South Asia and Mister Model Worldwide, the first and only international modelling competition for men headquartered in South Asia .
This prestigious Goa’s top model hunt event was hosted by International Celebrity Master of Celebrations (EMCEE) Desmond Oliveira. This very glitzy and glamorous show was choreographed by Newton Dias and Rahila Khan. Samiksha Karmalkar Harji was the hair and make over partner for this Goan fashion extravaganza. The very important and crucial task of electing the event’s winners was given to some of the well-known people from the fashion and showbiz industry. They were,
- Celebrity designer, Verma Dmello.
- Model and Rubaru Mister India Model International 2018, Dalton Dsouza.
- Editor in Chief of La Moda International, Baljeet Ohlan.
- International Cosmetologist, Jayshree Manchanda.
- Model, actor and Rubaru Mister India International 2018, Balaji Murugadoss.
The event’s winners were felicitated and crowned by the directors of The Neutral View Pvt. Ltd. Priya Salgotra and Uttam Kumar. The vice-president of Rubaru Group, the parent organization of Rubaru Mister India and Rubaru Miss India Elite contest, Pankaj Kharbanda also attended this extravagant fashion and model search event. At the same evening, Neutral View’s monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, TNV – The Neutral View Magazine was also launched by the directors of the organization, Priya Salgotra and Uttam Kumar and Rubaru Group’s vice-president, Pankaj Kharbanda.