This year’s Mr. and Miss Goa competition successfully concluded on December 7, 2019 at Salcete Beach Resort in Colva, Goa. At the grand finale of the pageant, Malik Rehan from Taleigao was elected Mr. Goa 2019 and Narusha Leonath Dsouza from Calagute was crowned Miss Goa 2019. At the same event, Salisha Amonkar from Tivim (also spelled Thivim) was crowned Miss Goa 2019 (First runner-up); Vishakha Dinesh Kalvekar from Panaji was crowned Miss Goa 2019 (Second runner-up); Jedroy Mario Dacunha from Benaulim was elected Mr. Goa 2019 (First runner-up) and Rendel Ferros from Panaji was elected Mr. Goa 2010 (Second runner-up). The grand finale of the pageant was hosted by Desmond Oliveira. The competition was organized by AB Productions headed by former Mr. Goa titleholder and entrepreneur, Abrar Naik and his team.
Forty (40) candidates from different parts of Goa competed at this year’s Mr. and Miss Goa competition. The candidates were mentored by mentored by Mr. Goa 2018, Rahul Rametri; the head of AB Productions and former Mr. Goa titleholder, Abrar Naik and the reigning Rubaru Miss India Elite titleholder and international beauty queen, Nakita Tania Fernandes. After a week-long preliminary events and challenges the candidates appeared for the finale show. The participants were judged on various parameters like confidence, personality, runway skills, communication skills, on and off stage presentation, on and off camera presentation, fitness, intellect and many more. The candidates took part in different segments of the pageant that included individual interviews, formal and evening wear round, and health and fitness round. The final judgement was made by taking under consideration the performances of the candidates during all these preliminary events and the overall performance of each candidate during and prior to the finale. Along with winning these prestigious titles and awards, the top 3 placement holders of Mr. and Miss Goa 2019 pageant have also won direct entry to the national finale of Rubaru Mr. India 2020 and Rubaru Miss India Elite 2020 beauty pageants, scheduled to take place next year.
About the pageant – Rubaru Mr. India: Rubaru Mr. India is India’s biggest and most prestigious national level pageant for men. The pageant is owned by Rubaru Group. The winners / top placers of the pageant represent India at some of the biggest and most well-established international pageants across the globe. The Rubaru Mr. India pageant was created in the year 2004 and has been happening annually ever since its inception, making it the oldest existing annual male pageant in India. Since the pageant’s inception in the year 2004, the pageant has sent India’s representatives to more than 15 different international pageants and modelling competitions for men. The pageant also holds the records of being associated to the maximum number of international modelling organizations in India. The pageant is regarded as one of the most successful national male pageants in the world for producing multiple international titleholders and award winners over the years.
About the pageant – Rubaru Miss India Elite: Rubaru Miss India Elite is an annual national beauty pageant in India. The pageant is owned by Rubaru Group. The pageant was first held in the 2004, making it one of the oldest running national beauty pageants in India. The top placers and winner of Rubaru Miss India Elite beauty pageant represents India at some of the well-established international beauty pageants in the world. Since the pageant’s inception, it has sent India’s representatives to more than 10 international beauty pageants and modelling competitions based in different parts of the world. The reigning Rubaru Miss India Elite titleholders are also from Goa. They are Nakita Tania Fernandes and Sharon Days.
About Rubaru Group: Rubaru Group is the parent organization of Rubaru Mr. India and Rubaru Miss India Elite beauty pageants. It is one of the biggest and most successful pageant organizations in India. It owns 7 beauty pageants and modelling competitions – Rubaru Mr India, the biggest and oldest running annual pageant for men in India; Rubaru Miss India Elite, an annual beauty pageant for Indian women; Rubaru Mrs. India, an annual beauty pageant for married women in India; Mister Model Worldwide, the first and only international modelling competition for men, based in South Asia; Miss Supermodel Worldwide, the first and only international modelling competition for women, headquartered in South Asia; Mrs. Supermodel Worldwide, the first and only international beauty pageant for married women, headquartered in South Asia; Rubaru Mr and Miss Junior India, a talent and fashion event for kids.