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Organisers of the contest
Miss Nagaland 1989
Lipokla, (Miss Nagaland 1989)-
She was the 2nd Runner Up in Miss North East 1989
Miss Nagaland 1990
Anjuna Sahi (Miss Nagaland 1990)
Miss Nagaland 1991
Lipono (Miss Nagaland 1991)
Miss Nagaland 1992
Rachel Imchen (Miss Nagaland 1992)
Miss Nagaland 1993
Imtisangla (Miss Nagaland 1993)-
She won the Best Traditional Attire and Beautiful Skin In Miss North East in 1995.
Miss Nagaland 1994
Margaret Rongmei (Miss Nagaland 1994)-
Miss Nagaland 1995
Adule Mero (Miss Nagaland 1995)-
Also a finalist in Miss North East in the year 1996.
Miss Nagaland 1996
Ellen Konyak (Miss Nagaland 1996)-
Miss Nagaland 1997
Vesakhulu (Miss Nagaland 1997)
Miss North East, 1997. Also won Miss Perfect 10 and Miss Intellectual Sub-Title in the same Event.
Miss Nagaland 1998
Tokatoli Sohe (Miss Nagaland 1998)
Miss Nagaland 1999
Caroline Sumi (Miss Nagaland 1999)-
Miss Nagaland 2000
Akuonuo Khezhie (Miss Nagaland 2000)
Miss Luit, 2000. Finalist Miss India 2007. Won the Viewer’s Choice Award and Miss Fresh Face Award for the Femina Miss India 2007. Following that, she walked the Wills India fashion week 2009. She was invited to join Ikon Model Management in New York where she walked the prestigious New York Fashion Week 2010, the New York Chocolate Runway Show as well as the Couture Fashion Week 2011.
Miss Nagaland 2001
Hotoli Swu (Miss Nagaland 2001)
Miss Nagaland 2002
Bendangrenla (Miss Nagaland 2002)
Miss Nagaland 2003
Sentila Pongen (Miss Nagaland 2003)
Second Runner-Up in Miss Northeast 2004 and winner of subtitle Miss Beautiful Skin.
Miss Nagaland 2004
Regina Rongmei (Miss Nagaland 2004)-
Miss Nagaland 2005
Winner Tiarenla Jamir of Mokokchung;
first runner-up Macina Lungalang;
second runner-up Sashinungla.
Tiarenla Jamir was Miss Mokokchung 2005,Miss Nagaland 2005, Miss Jatropha North East, 2006 and Miss North-east 2006.
Miss Nagaland 2006
Akumnaro (Miss Nagaland 2006)- Miss Nagaland 2006,
Sub Title: Viewers Choice Award, 2nd Runner Up in Miss North East 2009, Sub Title: Miss Confident.
Miss Nagaland 2007
Date held: December 1 2007
Venue: State Academy Hall, Kohima
Miss Nagaland 2007 Imsulemla Aier (born 1990) (Miss Mokokchung 2007)
1st runner-up Yanbeni N. Shitio (born 1990) (Miss Kohima 2007)
2nd runner-up Nuvolu Ringa (born 1990)
Other two in the top five: Dziesevino Yhoshu and Supongmenla Jamir
The winners of sub titles
Miss Beautiful Skin Lichumla Sangtam
Miss Perfect 10 Choilung Luckpan
Miss Photogenic Watinaro
Miss Congeniality Nuvolu Ringa.
Total contestants: 14.
Cash prize for Imsulemla Aier: Rs. 50,000.
Imsulemla Aier's career ambition: to become an Air Hostess.
Miss Nagaland 2008
Abin Kuki (Miss Nagaland 2008)
Miss Nagaland 2009
Esther Natso (Miss Nagaland 2009
Miss Nagaland 2010
Hattinneng Hangsing (Miss Nagaland 2010)
Miss Nagaland 2011
Vetolu Dawhuo (Miss Nagaland 2011)
Miss Nagaland 2012
Miss Nagaland 2012 Imlibenla Jamir, 1st runner up Dovine Venuh and 2nd runner up Semersungla
Imlibenla Jamir, Miss Nagaland 2012
Imlibenla Jamir was studying in Class XI in Mokokchung when she won Nagaland's most coveted beauty crown.
Sub Titles: Miss Perfect 10 and Readers Choice.
A year later, in December 2013, as she sat through the next edition of the Miss Nagaland contest, waiting to relinquish her crown, she displayed maturity rare for a Class XII student. When a contestant stumbled on the stage, Imlibenla waited for a few moments and then cheered her every move in order to bolster her confidence.
Later, as she crowned the 2013 queen and two runners up, most of them a few years older than she, Imlibenla helped them adjust their sashes and tiaras, with a patience and cheerfulness expected only from people much older and senior.
During her year-long reign, Miss Nagaland Imlibenla Jamir visited Mother’s Hope, a center for unwed mothers, and Ebenezer Orphanage Home, an orphanage. She was accompanied by the members of Beauty and Aesthetics Society of Nagaland, the sponsors of the Miss Nagaland pageant, as part of the society’s goodwill mission, reported morungexpress.com.
Mother’s Hope, founded by Moamenla
Mother’s Hope, set up in 2001 by Moamenla, now cares for pregnant girls undergoing crisis pregnancies and home to young girls, who are usually victims of sexual abuse. It provides and promotes loving, nurturing care for newborn and infants needing permanent home. Initially the home faced stiff resistance from public who believed such an institution would encourage teenage girls to get pregnant.
However she said “Having a hospital doesn’t encourage people to get sick, so similarly having ‘Mother’s Hope’ doesn’t imply it would encourage girls to become pregnant.”
She said her center has sheltered girls between 12 and 19 who became pregnant from rape by strangers. Only 10 percent pregnancy cases that came to the center were attributed to consensual sex. The rest were through rape, date rape and just others.
In addition to providing home for young unmarried pregnant girls, ‘Mother’s Hope’ provide temporary shelter for babies and children awaiting adoption.
Ebenezer Orphanage Home by Akum Amri
A day before, Jamir and friends visited the Ebenezer Orphanage Home in Dimapur, where she gave a gift to children and encouraged them to fear God and study hard.
Akum Amri founded the Ebenezer Orphanage Home in 2005 with three orphans. Now it has 22 children.
Miss Nagaland 2013
The winners were Benjongmenla Jamir from Dimapur (born 1993), Abeny Khuvung (1st runner up), and Shurhoseno Yano (2nd runner up). The contest was held on the 7th December 2013 at the State Academy Hall, Kohima. There were 18 comntestants.
Benjongmenla was asked what she would change if she could change one thing in the world. She replied that she would abolish “corruption of the government”. The crowd roared in approval.
The prizes (in cash) were: Miss Nagaland: Rs.1 lakh; first runner up: Rs.70,000; and second runner up: Rs.50,000. Apart from cash, gifts in kind were sponsored by national corporate houses. All contestants received dongles from Reliance. The three finalists got Reliance Tablets. Miss Nagaland 2013 also got gift hampers from Juvalia NU, Semi Direct and Issa Saloon.
Hosts, judges, guests
The hosts of the show were: Toshizen Longkumer and Tokatoli Sohe, Miss Nagaland 1998.
The judges were Alun Hansing WCS, Temjenyabang IFS, Dr. Vibeituonuo and Sanghamitra.
Special guests included Ethiel Konyak and Esther.
The entertainment component, which flowed seamlessly, performers including Flow Clef, Rebecca Ezung, Imtisenla (1st Runners up Naga Orpheus Hunt 2011), Ayim, Mohawk and Jumpstart Collaboration.
The show began with all 18 beauties wearing the creations of the featured designers: Atu M Jamir, Tokatoli Yepthomi, Amongla Longkumer and Peter Twiss.
Vital statistics: 33-25½-35½. She aims to be an entrepreneur, feels strongly about social crimes and likes reading. While interacting with the media, she said her mother, who she cites as her inspiration, was the first person that came to her mind, when the results were declared. The Morung Express
Miss Perfect 10: Benjongmenla Jamir; Miss Photogenic: Angap Konyak, Miss Beautiful Skin: Judith; Miss Congeniality: Abeni Khuvung.
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