Maytri Khakhlary from Assam was crowned Miss Photogenic India 2022.
The 17-year-old Maytri hailing from Tezpur was crowned the title at the annual pageant held in Guwahati.
Meanwhile, Niveni Chakma from Mizoram emerged as the first runner-up and Rinzin Wangmo from Bhutan was crowned the second runner-up.
Notably, the winners will now represent India at international pageants.
This year marked the 5th anniversary of the Miss Photogenic India 2022, India’s largest beauty contest.
The finale of the pageant was a star-studded affair, with a host of performances by singer Prabisha Adhikari.
The Miss Photogenic India jury panel comprised organisers and famous public figures from around the world. The jury comprised of Maria Rindone (Founder of Miss India Italy), Prabisha Adhikari (Jury Member-The voice of Nepal), Brigetee (Miss Europe Worldwide) and Areej Chaudhary (Finalist - Miss Earth & Miss Global).
Besides, award winning filmmaker Lorence Kachari was also a part of the panel.
The pageant in its hybrid format had launched a nationwide hunt to find prospective talents from all corners of the country through virtual auditions. The extensive scouting drive and subsequent interview rounds culminated with the shortlisted selection of 20 state winners, a note from the organisers stated.
Title sponsor for the beauty pageant was Madlab Studio, Canada.
As many as top 50 contestants representing 30 Indian states participated in different categories.
Winners will also receive a professional training by Lorence Kachari Films and a grooming, acting, photoshoot session and personality development which would guide them further on how to carry themselves forward in the professional sphere and also would provide an opportunity to work in the Bollywood industry.
Miss Photogenic India 2022 is the brainchild of Lorence Kachari, an internationally renowned filmmaker from Northeast India. Lorence Kachari had been nominated for World Scout Music Expo, USA in 2021.
Lorence has previously directed several worldwide music videos and documentary movies. He has a few upcoming projects under the banner of Lorence Kachari Films.
The Lorence Kachari Films have also ensured that participated who did not win in the pageant will be given surprise cameo roles and some will even be able to participate in the film production process at Lorence Kachari Films.