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Queens show the light of Divali

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
President of the NCIC Deokienanan Sharma, left, crowns Miss Divali Nagar 201, Seema Moonilal. PICTURES SHASTRI BOODAN

Seema Moonilal, 22, is this year’s Divali Queen. The 22-year-old won the title and $20,000 on Monday night at the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC), in Chaguanas.

There were regional and international contestants in the competition with Canadian Suvina Smolksy placing second and Navina Misir of the United States in third.

Misir also won the Miss Photogenic title.

Shaenna Gilharry, of Belize, won the talent round of the competition.

The award for the Best Sari went to Ashwaita Bachoe, of Suriname.

Bachoe wore a red and gold embroidered sari complete with accessories. The award for Best Hair went to Raveena Nandlal, while the award for Best Makeup was won by Amisha Lulkool.