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Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest
The winners of Gladrags Manhunt and MegaModel 2008
Formation 1994
Founder Maureen Wadia
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Mumbai
Location
Membership
Manhunt International
Best Model of the World
Miss Intercontinental
Miss Tourism International
Official language
Hindi, English
President
Maureen Wadia
Parent organization
Gladrags India
Website www.gladrags.in
The winners of Gladrags Manhunt and MegaModel 2008

Gladrags is an Indian magazine which features modeling and related events. Every year they conduct the Manhunt and Megamodel Contest, a unisex pageant in India. At the contest most appealing male and female models are selected as winner and runner ups and the magazine promotes them.

The current winners of Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel India are 26 years old Ravi Awana of Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Charlotte Clarie of Mumbai.

They first conduct a round of selection from the regions and then post all the elimination rounds for the final contestants. The group undergoes training including physical fitness, grooming, catwalk, diction and speech.

Gladrags Manhunt Contest[edit]

History[edit]

The first ever Gladrags Manhunt Contest India was held in 1994, Rajat Bedi of Punjab was the first ever winner of Gladrags Manhut Contest. He represented India at Manhunt International 1994 held in Greece and was awarded 4th Runner Up in the finale.

International achievements[edit]

In 2001, Rajeev Singh of Rajasthan became the first Asian and Indian to win Manhunt International contest. He also won two sub-awards at the contest including Sharmoon Best Dressed Gentleman Award and Best in National Costume. After his victory he established himself in the Indian fashion industry as a successful model.

India has produced many runner ups at the pageant most notably Dino Morea, Zulfi Syed and John Abraham all of them have established themselves in the Bollywood industry afterwards. It has also given India some of the finest models ever seen by Indian fashion industry like supermodel Muzamil Ibrahim, Actor and model Siddharth Shukla, model Farhad shahnawaz, actor and model Abhimanyu Jain, 4th runner up Manhunt International 2006 and Arry Dabas, semifinalist in the year 2012. Other notable winners include Romeo Gates,[1] Ahran Chaudhary and Ravi Awana.

In 2005, Siddharth Shukla, winner of Gladrags Manhunt 2004 represented India at Best Model Of The World contest held in Turkey and became the first Indian to win the title. Later Shukla became a famous model in India and famous in the Indian Film Industry.

Winners of Gladrags Manhunt India[edit]

Year Winner State
1994 Rajat Bedi Punjab
1995 Dino Morea Karnataka
1996-97 Zulfi Syed Karnataka
1998 Balbir Meena Rajasthan
1999 John Abraham Maharashtra
2000 Regi Verghese Hyderabad
2001 Rajeev Singh Rajasthan
2002 Nitin Singh Maharashtra
2003 Muzamil Ibrahim Jammu and Kashmir
2004 Hrishant Goswami New Delhi
2005 Pawan Setpal Maharashtra
2006 Abhimanyu Jain Rajasthan
2007 Romeo Gates London
2008 Karan Ambardar New Delhi
2009 Prateek Balhara Maharashtra
2010 Aaran Chaudhary Uttar Pradesh
2011-12 Sam Kapoor London, UK
2013-14 Ravi Awana Uttar Pradesh
2015

Representatives to Manhunt International[edit]

  • The winner of the Gladrags Manhunt represents India at Manhunt International, but if for any reason the winner is unable to compete then a runner up is sent to the pageant.
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Australia1994 Rajat Bedi Punjab
4th Runner Up
Singapore1995 Dino Morea Karnataka
1st Runner up
Australia1997 Zulfi Syed Karnataka
4th Runner Up
Australia1998 Balbir Meena Rajasthan
Unplaced
Philippines1999 John Abraham Maharashtra
1st Runner Up
Singapore2000 Regi Verghese Hyderabad
Unplaced
China2001 Rajeev Singh Rajasthan
Manhunt International 2001
Sharmoon Best Dressed Gentleman
Best National Costume
China2002 Nitin Singh Maharashtra
Top 15
Korea2005 Pawan Setpal Maharashtra
Unplaced
Mr. Photogenic - 1st Runner Up
China2006 Aryan Baruah
Top 15
Mister Personality - 2nd Runner Up
South Korea2007 Abhimanyu Jain Rajasthan
4th Runner Up
South Korea2008 Romeo Gates London
Top 15
Mister Internet Popularity
Taiwan2010 Ahran Chaudhary Uttar Pradesh
Top 16
Mister Internet Popularity
South Korea2011 Shashvath Seth Maharashtra
Unplaced
Thailand2012 Arry Dabas Karnataka
Top 15
Mister Photogenic
2014 Gaurav Kumar New Delhi
TBA
TBA

Representatives to Best model of the world[edit]

  • The winner of the Gladrags Manhunt represents India at Best model of the world contest, but if for any reason the winner is unable to compete then a runner up is sent to the pageant.
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Turkey2000 Shabbir Ali Karnataka
Unplaced
Best Asian Model
Turkey2001 Abhinav Gautam Maharashtra
Unplaced
Best Asian Model
Turkey2002 Vijay Balhara Maharashtra
4th Runner Up
Best Gentleman
Turkey2003 Ganesh Venkatraman Maharashtra
Unplaced
Turkey2005 Siddharth Shukla Maharashtra
Best Model of the World
Turkey2006 Abhimanyu Jain Rajasthan
3rd Runner Up
Mister Photo-model
Turkey2007 Romeo Gates London
Unplaced
Turkey2009 Prateek Balhara Maharashtra
Unplaced

Photographs of some notable winners of Gladrags Manhunt Contest[edit]

Gladrags Megamodel Contest[edit]

History[edit]

The first ever Megamodel contest was held in 1994, most appealing and beautiful girls all across the country competed for the coveted title, Shweta Menon of Punjab was declared the eventual winner.

Later Lara established herself as a leading Bollywood actress.

Winners[edit]

year Winner Age Height State Country
1994 Shweta Menon 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in) Punjab  India
1995 Lara Dutta 16 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Karnataka  India
1996 Aditi Gowitrikar 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Maharashtra  India
1997-98 Tora Khasigar 17 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Assam  India
1999 Aanchal Kumar 19 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Punjab  India
2000 Candice Pinto 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Maharashtra  India
2001 Koena Mitra 16 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Maharashtra  India
2002 Mugdha Godse 16 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Mahashrta  India
2003 Deepti Gujral 17 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Maharashtra  India
2004 Deepa Chari 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Maharashtra  India
2005 Niki D Souza 20 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Maharashtra  India
2006 Arti Sharma 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Haryana  India
2007 Mahima Chaudhary 17 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Pune  India
2008 Payal Tarafdar 20 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Assam  India
2009 Ankita Mohapatra 23 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Odisah  India
2010 Arshina Trivedi 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) London  UK
2011-12 Sakshi Chaudhary 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) New Delhi  India
2013-14 Charlotte Claire 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Mumbai  India
2015

Representatives to Miss Intercontinental[edit]

  • The winner of Gladrags Megamodel represented India at Miss Intercontinental from 1997 to 2003.
  • Earlier Femina Teen Princess held the franchise of Miss Intercontinental pageant in India.
  • From 2011, Indian Princess hold the franchise of Miss Intercontinental in India.
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Germany1997

Lara Dutta

Karnataka

Miss Intercontinental 1997

Germany1998 Tora Khasigar Assam
Unplaced
Germany1999 Aanchal Kumar Punjab
Semi-finalist
Germany2001 Koena Mitra Maharashtra
Top 12
Germany2002 Rakhee Chaudhary Karnataka
Semi-finalist
Germany2003 Deepti Gujral Maharashtra
3rd Runner Up

Representatives to Miss Tourism International[edit]

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Malaysia2001 Candice Pinto Maharashtra

Miss Tourism International 2001

Malaysia2002 Tejinder Kaur New Delhi
Unplaced
Malaysia2003 Deepa Chari Maharashtra
Unplaced
Malaysia2004 Parul Chaudhry Maharashtra
Unplaced
Malaysia2005 Shriya Singh Punjab
2nd Runner Up
Malaysia2009 Anousha Chauhan New Delhi
Unplaced
Malaysia2010 Mahima Chaudhary Pune
Top 10

Representatives to Miss Tourism Queen International[edit]

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
China2004 Zabina Khan Maharashtra
Miss Tourism Queen International 2004
Miss Disco Queen
Miss Charm - 2nd Runner Up
China2005 Neha Oberoi Maharashtra
Unplaced
China2006 Rupali Suri Maharashtra
Top 16
Miss Personality - 2nd Runner Up
China2007 Mahima Chaudhary Maharashtra
Top 16
Miss Personality
Bestin Evening Gown - 2nd Runner Up
China2008 Devyani Mandavgane Maharashtra
Unplaced
Disco Queen

Representatives to Miss Tourism Queen of the year International[edit]

Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
2005 Roopa Howaldar
2004 Amanpreet Kaur Wahi Punjab Top 10 Semi-finalists

Representatives to Best Model Of The World[edit]

  • The winner of the Gladrags Megamodel contest represented India at Best Model Of the World contest, but if for any reason the winner was unable to compete then a runner up was sent to the pageant.
Year Representative State Ranking Special awards
Turkey2000 Jacqueline D’souza Karnataka
Unplaced
Turkey2001 Zinobia Boocha New Delhi
Unplaced
Turkey2002 Mugdha Godse Maharastra
Unplaced
Turkey2003 Deepa Chari Maharashtra
Unplaced
Turkey2006 Aarti Sharma Haryana
Unplaced
Turkey2007 Mahima Chaudhary Maharashtra
Unplaced
Turkey2008 Payal Assam
Unplaced
Turkey2009 Ankita Odisha
Unplaced

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