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Phek queens show there’s much more than mere beauty

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 09, 2019 12:08 am

Our correspondent
Kohima, Oct. 8 (EMN): Reigning Miss Phek beauty queens title holder Shefiivi Pfithu, first runner-up Mnulu chizo, and second runner-up Rangul Keyho interacted with the media on October 8 at Japfu Hotel in Kohima during which they spoke about their journey to success.
Speaking to the press on October 8 at an event organised by the Vogue Entertainment Nagaland, Miss Phek 2019 Shefiivi Pfithu, 18, spoke about her struggle and journey. She lost her father six years ago and since then she had been losing things in her life and was not able to pursue the goals she aspired for. Again, in 2017 when she was 16 years old, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Pfithu has faced difficulties from financial instability to personal problems besides society’s criticism. Her family supported her and she proceeded with treatment. She said to be in the process of healing. She will be undergoing treatment again in December and she believes that she would be completely healed.

Pfithu said that she looks forward to bigger platforms in the future. “Even if I fail, my experience will be worth it,” she said.

‘I am happy that I have my own voice to share my happiness despite so many trials and problems that I encountered in my life.’

Likewise, first runner-up Mnulu Chizo said it took her three years to convince herself to get to the beauty pageant.
‘People criticise us every now and then whenever we take part in this kind of beauty pageants,’ she said. “I had to convince my parents to get to where I am today, but now my families are very supportive of me.”

“No one is perfect, also know that you are imperfect but never let the imperfection bring you down.” Chizo urged the youths to never stop striving toward excellence. ‘This is just the beginning and I want to continue working in the field,’ she added.

Second runner-up Rangul Keyho also spoke about some of the challenges she faced. She said that her family faced much criticism as they had no boys in the family. “I have realised that with my given sisters I am satisfied,” she remarked.

Keyho said that she never imagined she would be participating in a beauty pageant. “But God opened the way for me,” she said. ‘Through this pageant I have become more confident and I am thankful for that,’ she added.
Dede Nakhro, the convenor of Vogue entertainment, said that the objective of the conference was to motivate youths. He informed that they are coming up with campaigns and charity projects.

Nakhro said that beauty pageants are not to do alone with beauty or physique but much more than that. He said to want the title winners to be ambassador of Phek district to change the mindset of the society ‘as there are many people who take beauty pageants in a wrong way.’

Vogue Entertainment Nagaland was formed in 2017 by three members namely Dede Nakhro, Diwe-u Thele and Vilhousa Movi.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 09, 2019 12:08:03 am