Miss Veet is a platform that features potential and aspiring models who wish to enter the entertainment industry. Miss Veet 2016 wasn’t an ordinary show but actually showed us the journey of transformation from an ordinary girl to a star. Veet in previous years used to groom young girls into confident models, but this time around they promised that the contestants will come out as individuals who can do well in different paths and areas.
The show was hosted by Azfar Rehman. The judges were very famous people of the industry, Amina Sheikh, Ayesha Khan and photographer Tapu Javeri. The girls at this finest platform were mentored by Faiza Ansari.
It all started with the auditions which were held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. All the girls auditioning were judged on the basis of their looks, confidence and most importantly posture, followed by some IQ related questions. After all the hoopla, final 12 contestants were selected and brought to Sri Lanka for the selection of Miss Veet Pakistan 2016.
There was no sort of high voltage drama or any sorta unnecessary stuff. The contestants weren’t just trained to turn out as super models but they faced many challenges(not just about makeup) but many others things which beauty pageants usually lack to highlight and that’s the reason behind the success of this show.
The girls were to face a different challenge every week, there were contests which were extremely captivating and there were those too which weren’t that interesting but out of all these, the girls overcame their fear through different tasks. The contestants were not just challenged physically but mentally too and were taught about a healthy balanced life style. They were pulled out of their comfort zones with some thrilling and adventurous tasks which made them grow more in terms of personality.
Every episode came up with a unique and different concept. There were challenges of doing makeup in a short span of time, selling brands, proving their theatrical performance, rafting and cliff jumping, organizing an event and even posing for the camera and sometimes with animals too. All these challenges made the girls believe in themselves and rise more.
In the semifinals, each contestant was given a sum of Rs. 50,000 to use in a socially responsible manner for causes in the areas of domestic violence, education, health, women empowerment & old age in alignment with a Social Organization selected by the participant. The final five contestants were judged on their ability to pull off this task on the criteria: creativity, effort, longevity, and reach. The top 3 contenders of Miss Veet were Lara Mudhwala, Zartab Bano and Zainab Raja after Saara Hirji and Fizza Rizvi failed to live up to the expectations and were eliminated by the judges.
The show finally came to an end with a star studded grand finale. The grand finale was a decent event which begin with a pink carpet followed by a performance by the bubbliest Mawra Hocane. Azfar Rehman hosted the whole show in a well manner but didn’t sounded comfortable in the finale, anyways there were many stars present at the event which made the night even more glamorous. Ali Zafar gave a mind blowing performance and the cast of Thora Jee Lee too rocked the stage, but what caught my attention most was the performance by all 12 contestants. I really liked the song they performed on since it was all about woman empowerment. Sara Hijri, one of the 12 contestants missed the ceremony due an avoidable reason.
There were series of awards given to the contestant as follows,
Most confident contestant: Laraib Shaukat
Best communication skills: Sameen Rashid
Most charming personality: Ramsha
Fittest contestant: Sara Hijri
Most intelligent contestant: Samina Khan
Most popular contestant on digital media: Laraib Shaukat
Each finalist was asked a particular question and the results were based on their answers. The show finally concluded as Mawra Hocane crowned Zainab Raja as Miss Veet Pakistan 2016. The winner was promised a one year brand ambassador contract, two return tickets of Oman and London, a million rupees and cover shoot of Hello Pakistan. There was more to the night as it was announced that Miss Veet Academy is here to give an opportunity to every girl in Pakistan to transform into a better personality. All the contestants embarked on a journey of personal transformation, like a pupa turning into a butterfly!
Missed the finale, Watch it here.