The second edition of Epricx presents International Fashion Idol of UAE, held on September 23rd at the exquisite Ramada Suites Ajman, was a resounding success. The event, organized by Ms. Simra Abdia, Mr. Nitin Nagesh Naik & supporting organizer Mr. Piyush Biyani (a multi-talented person) showcased an array of extraordinary talent from kids, teens, and adults in a dazzling beauty pageant. With the introduction of 50 new kids and 40 adult models in Season 2, this year's event was even more vibrant and diverse.
The show, directed by the talented Ajay Ashok, was a visual feast for fashion enthusiasts, featuring a stellar lineup of designers and photography partners. Biyani Jewels, the official jewellery partner, added a touch of opulence to the event, with their exquisite pieces adorning the models and adding a touch of sparkle to the runway.
Distinguished guests from HH Sheikh Majid Rashid Al Mullah's office graced the occasion, adding an aura of prestige to the event. The esteemed jury panel, comprising of Seema, Muhammad Yusuf, Hina Sufiyan, Sandeep, RJ Sarah, Meenakshi, Moon Mukerjee, Suwarna, Sanju Hingorani, and well-known influencers from the successful Season 1, had the challenging task of evaluating the exceptional contestants. Their presence added an extra layer of glamour and expertise to the event.
In addition to the dazzling fashion show, the event recognized outstanding achievers in various categories with the prestigious UAE Achievers of 2023 awards. Notable recipients included Ms. Priyanka Dhamankar and Ms. Silpa Rani, honoured for their excellence in wellness coaching and NLP practices. Mr. Sushil Chetteri was lauded as the Business Entrepreneur of the Year, while Zerco Consulting was recognized as the Best Interior Design Agency in UAE 2023.
Alia Sahil received the award for Best Digital Creator, showcasing her exceptional talent in the digital realm. The youngest talent achiever, Tamanna Mishra, was celebrated for her remarkable achievements. Ms. Shumaila was acknowledged as the Best Wellness Coach & Nutritionist, while Ms. Simona Darrel Varghese stood out as the Best Physiotherapist in Health & Wellness in UAE.
Ms. Shahin Ismail Khatri's dedication and expertise earned her the title of Best Health & Wellness Trainer. Shumaila Imtiyaz was awarded for her outstanding achievements as an Adventure Architect. Mr. Sumeet Khurana's entrepreneurial prowess was recognized, and Maha Lekshmi Anand was applauded as a Young Achiever. Sustainable products young business entrepreneur by subba Lakshmi. Mr. Anthony's exceptional photography skills earned him the title of Best Photography, with valuable support from photography partners Max, Dtrack, Maqsood, Mr. Portrait, and The Frozen Frame.
The event also crowned ambassadors for Fashion Idol in Kids and Teens categories, including Keesha Khurana, Myra Singh, Tvisha, Adil, Manha, and Azhaa, who will represent the essence of style and grace in the upcoming year.
The competition was fierce, and after much deliberation, the winners for Teens Fashion Idol were announced. Tamanna claimed the top spot, followed by Johan in second place, and Keesha Khurana in third.
In the Kids Fashion Idol category, Ishaan Anto emerged as the winner, with Mahalaxmi and Myra Singh securing second and third places respectively. The Kids Junior Fashion Idol category saw Nivaan take the top spot, followed by Prisha Das and Shourit in second and third places.
The pageant winners in the Mrs. category was also celebrated. In the Platinum category, Malini clinched the first position, with Manu Mathew and Arya Nair following closely in second and third places. In the Gold category, Vineeths Sunil, Priya, and Mounika Biyani emerged as the top three winners, with fantastic photography support from Max, Dtrack, Maqsood, Mr. Portrait, and The Frozen Frame.
In the Silver category, Lipika claimed the coveted first place, with Ramya Nagaraj and Amritha securing the second and third positions. The Miss category witnessed fierce competition, ultimately won by the radiant Sherol, who stood out among the outstanding contestants.
The Mr. category was equally competitive, with Cibin emerging as the winner, followed by Shiva in second place, and Zamee in third.
Epricx Presents International Fashion Idol of UAE, Edition 2 was a spectacular celebration of talent, glamour, and style. The event not only showcased the best of fashion but also recognized and honoured achievers across various fields, making it a truly memorable and inspiring occasion for all attendees.
"We want this party to be a memorable experience for everyone who attends. It's not just a celebration of the event's success, but also a platform for networking and building connections within the industry. We have some special surprises and performances lined up to make the evening truly unforgettable," stated Nitin Nagesh Naik & Simra Abdia.
The success party on October 1st at Highnote, Aloft Hotel, Bur Dubai, promises to be a fitting conclusion to the spectacular journey of International Fashion Idol of UAE, Edition 2. The organizers look forward to welcoming all the participants, sponsors, and guests for an evening of fun, fashion, and festivity.