The Miss Ceylinco VIP beauty contest, a glittering pageant that gave participants from all over the island a unique platform to display their talents, was won by Tharuka Wanniarachchi, who represented the Western Province.
\Asanki De Silva was chosen as the 1st Runner up and Rukshani Subasinghe emerged as the 2nd runner up.
The biggest beauty pageant Sri Lanka has ever seen, the grand finale of the Miss Ceylinco VIP Beauty Pageant was a gala event and saw the first-ever ‘Miss Ceylinco VIP’ walk the ramp.
The pageant was unique in that it was held in all seven provinces and involved over 1,100 applicants who were auditioned and selected on criteria ranging from beauty and confidence to independence and graciousness. Three contestants were selected from each mini pageant held in the provinces and represented their respective provinces at the grand finale.
This was the first time that a beauty contest was held out of Colombo on a large scale and taken to the provinces. Miss Ceylinco VIP gave the talented young women in the provinces a wide platform to showcases their talents and enabled them to participate in a world class event whilst embarking on a voyage of personal development. They were also given a unique opportunity to involve their families and communities in their localities.
Miss Ceylinco VIP also stands out as a pageant because of the simply unmatched value of gifts and prizes the winners received. Several well known and prestigious brands were tied up as partners for this much celebrated pageant, most of whom are customers of Ceylinco Insurance.
The participants had to go through a rigorous training program that matched international standards. They were trained thoroughly in personal development, public speaking, catwalk, modelling, grooming, etc., empowering them to become well-rounded and confident young women who can gracefully conquer the ramp with ease and self assurance.
The grand finale of the Miss Ceylinco VIP Beauty Pageant was a dazzling event that gave the contestants a memorable night – they were judged by an eminent panel of judges, whose opinion counted, being experts in their own chosen fields.
For each contestant, it was literally a dream come true to participate in an event of such magnitude and glamour. Tharaka Wanniarachchi, whose outstanding talent won her the crown, plans to develop her career goals of being a model and an actress further and engage in activities that reinforce her title as the first-ever Miss Ceylinco VIP.