Elated winners of the contest.
The grand finale of the â€œ2nd Veet-Channel i Top Modelâ€ was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday, crowning Nowshin as the top model for the 2012 edition of the pageant. Asha was adjudged first runner up, while Tania picked up the prizes for second runner up.
The decision was made on the basis of judges' verdict and audiences' votes. The top model received a cheque worth Taka 5 lakh, while the first and second runner-up picked up cheques worth 3 lakh and 2 lakh respectively. The three chief judges of the competition -- Nobel, Tania Ahmed and Kaniz Almas Khan -- handed over the prizes to the winners.
The finale also conferred the Veet Miss Beautiful Smile title to Sabrina, while Veet Miss Beautiful Skin award went to Tithi. They both received cheques worth Taka 1 lakh each.
Besides the main judges, Shykh Siraj and Rezwana Chowdhury Bonya were on the judges' panel as guests.
Managing director of Channel i, Faridur Reza Sagar; Managing director of Reckitt Benckiser, Riazul Chowdhury; and SMG managing director, Kamrul Islam, gave welcome addresses at the beginning of the gala.
The ten top models of the pageant then took part in a catwalk. The programme also featured musical performances by Fahmida Nabi, Samina Chowdhury and SI Tutul. Competitors of the Nabila-Channel i Best Dancer competition took part in a dance performance, while film star Ferdous and Hasin also presented a performance.
Channel i aired the whole programme live. Sizil Mirza was the host of the evening, while the event was planned by Rumana Rashid Eshita and was directed by Rayhan Khan.