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Miss Showbiz India USA Pageant, 2008


Press launch for the 13th annual Miss Showbiz India USA beauty pageant 2008


Beverly Hills, September 13, 2008
Yalda Sadiq/Gary Singh

Pearl Entertainment Inc., held a press launch for the 13th annual Miss Showbiz India USA beauty pageant 2008-09 at Chakra Creative Indian Cuisine. A momentous year, Showbiz India TV celebrates its 10th year anniversary of broadcasting south Asian entertainment.

Reshma Dordi with some of the semi-finalists of the Miss Showbiz India USA Pageant 20

The 20 semi-finalists were unveiled one by one to an applauding audience of celebrities, sponsors, guests, reporters and judges. The contestants were judged for Miss Beautiful Eyes and Miss Beautiful Hair by a distinguished panel of judges, which mixed Hollywood's elite with career professionals. Judges included, Smita Salgaonkar (Former Mrs. Asia USA) Frank Mottek (Reporter, KNX 1070), Vithika Agarwal (Former Miss India Asia Pacific) and Mohit Ramchandani (screenwriter, co-founder Avatar Media Group)

Other celebrities in attendance included former Miss India and Bollywood actress Pooja Batra, actor Ajay Mehta (“24”, “Eli Stone”), actress Asha Puthli (“Savages”) and 1st runner-up of Miss Showbiz India USA 2006/reigning 1st runner up of Miss Global International Shilpa Mamidi.

Former Miss LA India and Executive Producer of Miss Showbiz India USA/Showbiz India Television Network, Reshma Dordi, announced some of the celebrities who will be attending the Final Pageant on Saturday, October 11th at the historic Alex Theater in Glendale. Aasif Mandvi, correspondent for the Daily Show with John Stewart will be the celebrity emcee for the pageant. Dordi announced that Bollywood producer/director Vikram Bhatt would also be attending the final Pageant and scouting for talent. In addition, many other celebrities, Hollywood and Bollywood alike, will be attending.

“Mission through the pageant is to provide a forum for these young girls to showcase their talents and to grow socially, culturally, spiritually and to build confidence, leadership skills and life long relationships,” said Dordi.

The pageant is being sponsored by –ADI, Atrima Collections, Chakra Creative Indian Cuisine, Dr. Parimal Kansagra, Maazda Travels, Nationwide Insurance, Saffron spot, Simple Employment Services and Westar Funding.

The winners for the Miss Most Beautiful Hair and Miss Most Beautiful Eyes will be announced at the finals on October 11th in the Alex Th eatre in Glendale. For sponsorship, tickets or more information you can log on or call the offices at (626) 844-8835.





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