Miss Sri Lanka Online

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Miss Sri Lanka Online is an annual online beauty pageant. Miss Sri Lanka Online primarily used Facebook to run the contest.[1] It is said to be the world’s first major online beauty pageant.[2][3] The contest debuted in 2012. The final event was streamed online live to a global audience on 6 December 2012.[4]

The Contest[edit]

The national level pageant takes entries locally and from Sri Lankans living overseas. Applicants log onto a website which then directs them to the Facebook page where they can upload a photograph of themselves which will be judged. The best 50 contestants are then selected and the public votes ('Like' on Facebook) for their preferred contestant.

The top 25 candidates then provide three more photographs and a short video clip, which again will be voted for by the public.[5] The finalists are judged by a panel. The finale where the winner is unveiled is an event streamed live globally online.

Judges[edit]

The 2012 panel of judges for the pageant[6] included:

  • Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi;
  • Bollywood and Kollywood actress Sameera Reddy;
  • Australia's Got Talent winner 2012 Andrew De Silva;
  • Actress and former Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World Yureni Noshika;
  • Brand Director for Seri Naturals Shayana Raat;
  • COO of Seri Naturals Malik Perera;
  • Director and Founder of Colombo Fashion Week Ajay Singh;
  • Celebrity hairstylist and founder of Chagall (Colombo-Sydney) Gerald Solomons; and
  • Celebrity hairstylist and founder of Capello Salons Romesh Atapattu.

Winners[edit]

The winner of Miss Sri Lanka Online 2012 was Maria Alkasas. The 1st Runner up was Angela Richard. The 2nd Runner up was Karandza Fernando.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seri Miss Sri Lanka Becomes the Fastest Growing Facebook Page in Sri Lanka". AdaDreana.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Seri Miss Sri Lanka Online Unveiled". FT.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Maria Wins at the First Online Beauty Pageant". LW.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Maria Alkasas Wins First Ever Online Beauty Pageant". AdaDerana.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seri Miss Sri Lanka Online Unveiled". FT.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Maria Alkasas Wins First Ever Online Beauty Pageant". AdaDerana.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Maria Alkansas crowned Seri Miss Sri Lanka 2012". DailyMirror.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Miss Sri Lanka Online winner boasts Syrian dad, half Russian mom". Emirates247.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 

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