Ketho Leno Kense

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Ketholeno Kense has made it to the covers of more fashion magazines than any other model from the North East
While there have been other successful models from the North East, Ketholeno Kense has arguably achieved more success within India than the others.
Ketholeno Kense at the Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2017
Kense was adjudged the ‘Young Achiever of the year’

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About Ketho Leno Kense

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Ketho Leno Kense at her wedding with Rokovor Vihienuo, 2016
At the wedding Kense was dressed in ‘Atsu Bridal Couture.’ Her wedding gown was designed by the celebrity couturier Atsu Sekhose, who was there at the wedding.
Ketholeno Kense Photo: Vogue/ Instagram
Ketholeno Kense is a success on the ramp in national Fashion Weeks, and in print.
Ketholeno Kense. Photo: NDTV

Born: 1993

Height: 5’8”

Relationship status: Married in 2016

Nickname: Leno

Hometown: Dimapur

Currently based in: Delhi

Tribe: Angami

Career in fashion

Ketholeno Kense was the winner of North East Super Model Contest2011. [1]

"She will become a top model one day," predicts ace fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar

Modelled for the 2014 edition of the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar, the campaign that got Kense noticed by the Indian fashion industry.

Kense has landed a couple of fashion magazine editorials…

...appeared in a catalogue for Atsu Sekhose,

…an ad campaign for Hemant and Nandita…

…and walked for some of the country's leading designers at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. The Tarun Tahiliani show was her week's highlight. (From Jerusha Ratnam Chande Vogue | 27 Mar 2014)

Media comments

“Her amazing figure is one thing you cannot miss.”

“Ketholeno Kense can easily grab your attention...Leno ... considers her northeastern looks to be her biggest asset. She is fun loving, jovial, focused and an extremely simple girl at heart who doesn’t take success or failure seriously. She comes out of every hurdle being a winner ... With her unconventional looks, this young girl surely has ability to make heads turn!” GoodTimes

“It’s not just about the looks. Kehto has a strong mind.” Has “a fresh face and a lot of oomph” NagaBlog

“Leno emerged as a true winner in all genres... Leno is here to make a remarkable career in the fashion industry,” Gurpreet Singh, Assistant Vice President Marketing, United Breweries Ltd

See also

Beauty contests

Miss Arunachal // Chapchar Kut // Manipur: Fashion // Miss Dimapur // Miss Manipur // Miss Mokokchung // Miss Myanmar 2012 (there are many Indpaedia pages about Miss Myanmar and Miss Burma) // Miss Nagaland // Miss Nepal: 1994 (there are Indpaedia pages about every year of Miss Nepal) // Miss Tibet: The contest (there are Indpaedia pages about every year of Miss Tibet) // Miss North East 1995-2003 (there are many Indpaedia pages about Miss North East)// Miss Shillong // Miss Wokha, Miss Tokhu // …and many more.


Ketholeno Kense in an Atsu Sekhose creation. 2014

Akuonuo Khezhie // Carol Humtsoe // Delphine Marbaniang // Esther Jamir // Ethel Konyak // Geetanjali Thapa // Karma Pemyang Saratsang // Ketho Leno Kense // Kethose Nagi // Lin Laishram // Moe Set Wine // Nibir Shabnam // Prabal Gurung // Sonam Pachey // Zennyla Bhutia …and many more.


The link Cinema-TV-Pop at the bottom of this page will lead you to a fuller list of articles about the cinemas of North-East India (and other South Asian regions). Indpaedia has a large number of articles about Assamese and Manipuri cinema. Assamese cinema// Manipuri Cinema // North-Eastern cinema

Popular music

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