STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 2nd Nov: Esther Nengpilhing Haokip of M Songgel, Churachandpur has been adjudged winner of the Miss Kut 2017 beauty pageant held during celebration Kut festival of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo group on Wednesday.
Esther also walked home richer with the top cash prize of Rs 1 lakh of the contest organised by State Level Kut Committee.
The contest, which concluded late night Wednesday at 1st Bn Manipur Rifles ground here, also saw the jury declaring Danube Kangjam of Haobam Marak, Imphal West district as the first runner-up and Hatneichong (Chongneo) Haokip of Mongkot village in Churachandpur district as the second runner-up. The second prize carries Rs 75,000 and third Rs 50,000.
Sub title winners of the contest include Epeiwanglei Pame (Miss Congeniality), Oinam Merina Chanu (beautiful eyes), Esther Tellen Kom (beautiful hairs), Irene Niehsial (beautiful skin), Nevedita Kongbrailatpam (beautiful smile) and Neithemkim Singson (best design).