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Miss Bollywood beauties stop traffic in Belfast

The inaugural Miss Bollywood competition is already capturing the imagination of aspiring models from across Northern Ireland.

A photo shoot for the 2nd heat of the competition took place in Bar Bacca on Sunday 4th March during which 6 new hopefuls joined the quest to become Miss Bollywood NI 2012.

Judging for the 2nd Heat will now take place with Style Academy's Tracey Hall choosing 4 girls to go through to the final and a 5th finalist chosen by the Miss Bollywood NI Facebook fans.

Anyone interested in taking part in our third heat shoots can email missbollywoodni@gmail.com or telephone 028 38351055 for more information.

By entering the competition, participants get to enjoy a professional photo shoot complete with hair, make-up and Bollywood costume - a superb experience in itself. However, they also have the chance to win a share in over £2,000 in prizes, including a potential modelling contract with Northern Ireland's illustrious Style Academy, and the Miss Bollywood Northern Ireland 2012 title.

This unique and exclusive competition has been created to raise funds to help establish Angel House - a home in India for babies abandoned by their families because they are female.

Every day in India 2,000 babies are killed simply because they are female while even more are abandoned at churches, hospitals, over-crowded orphanages or simply in the street. Portadown couple Nelson and Janet Thomas-Raja aim to establish Angel House as just one part of a wider project to help children and mothers in India.

Angel House is not an orphanage. These baby girls will become part of the Thomas-Raja family and receive the love, care and attention they deserve in life. To avoid the over-crowding that happens in orphanages that results in babies being left with no real human contact, Angel House will be dedicated to saving 15 babies at any one time.

By focusing on a smaller number, these young girls will be given the love and affection they crave.

The Miss Bollywood NI competition has been created to help make this dream a reality.

Entry to the competition costs £50 and includes a professional make over by make-up artists Karen Jarvis & Heike Wilkinson, professional hair style by Encanto Hair Salon Portadown, professional photo shoot by Marie Allen, choice of Indian Saree & 3 images on a disc.

Everyone involved are working on a voluntary basis, so the entire entry fee goes to the Angel House charity.

Prizes for the competition include;

  • Weekend away in London sponsored by Meadows Shopping Centre
  • Designer crown & necklace sponsored by Nigel O'Hara
  • £500 portfolio voucher from Marie Allen Photographer
  • £250 voucher sponsored by Sitara Morgan
  • Professional make overs sponsored by Karen Jarvis & Heike Wilkinson make-up artists

A grand finale in the Ramada Plaza Hotel Belfast in May 2012 will see the winners crowned and help to raise further funds for the project.































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