Mangaluru, June 01, 2019: The grand finale of the very first Billava Beauty pageant of Karnataka was held recently at the prestigious BMS hotel. The pageant was organised by Mrs Mangalore winner sudheeksha kiran in association with ’Biruver kudla’ NB group and Hunger free Karnataka. The grand finale was held on sunday 26,May 2019 amid much fanfare.
The event was inaugurated by the MLA of Mangalore north constituency Dr. Bharath shetty and the MLA of Mangalore south Sri Vedavyas kamath graced the occasion as chief guest during the event,ykung entrepreneur Mr kiran kumar kodikal and model Mr Nishanth poojary were present during the event The pageant was held in three seperate categories with a total of 36 finalists shortlisted after the audititions vying for the crowns and title Mr shithil poojary was crowned Mr billava followed by Mr Ravikanth Poojary as Ist runner up and Mr. Shravan poojary as IInd runnerup. The mrs billava crown was bagged by Mrs Akshatha sudhir with Mrs Ashwini anchan as Ist runner up and Mrs akshaya pradeep as IInd runner up.
The coveted Miss billava crown was bagged by Ms. Kavya anchan when Ms.pammy Prakash kateel bagged Ist runner up and mr Prajna poojary bagged the IInd runner up The event was judged by coastalwood actors Arjun Kapikad, Karishma amin Anoop sagar,and renowned model Naveen billava Mrs soujanya hegde, renowned anchor was felicitated during the event. The highlight of the event was the launch of the logo of an NGO "Sthree" run by the three winners of Mrs Mangalore 2018. sudheeksha kiran, hera pinto and angelita lewis. The spectacular event was anchored by nithesh poojary Marnad