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A spectacular perfect show
Chairman of ANCL
Chairman of ANCL Bandula Padmakumara
awards the prize to Randika Gavinda who won the Mr.
Energetic Mini title. Looking on is the Head of Corporate
Relations of ANCl Waruna Mallawaarachchi.
And at long last, after several weeks of mini pageants, the finale of
Mr and Ms Perfect was held at Waters Edge on February 5, Saturday
evening. It had been a long and grueling experience for the contestants.
Perfection is not a title easily attained after all.
It had been an
extremely competitive competition but they also had fun and games along
the way with much needed exposure and learning experiences.
The much looked forward to finale was a glittering affair co-hosted
by Clifford Richard and Yureni Noshika.
It was a bright and beautiful evening with good looking contestants
walking down the ramp in sports wear, beach wear and evening wear, vying
with each other for the ultimate crown, interspersed with frequent and
The entertainment included Bollywood style, fusion as well as hip hop
dancing by the Muddrika Dance team, a drumming and beat boxing slot by
Sachinda and his drummers who also provided the music background for the
beachwear slot and finally a sexy performance by singer Natasha
Rathnayake who sang her hit Runaway. The contestants themselves opened
the entertainment for the evening with a dance performance titled
'Rhythm of the Night.'
Mr. Perfect - Randeepa
Ms. Perfect - Sumudu
The contest, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, was the dream child
of Fitness and Wellness Center, Fitness First's CEO, Aruna Aluthge to
bring awareness to the country on fitness. Mr & Ms Perfect 2011 is a new
conception which puts both fitness and beauty on one stage but its
organizers plan to make it an annual feature.
The first event after the opening performance by the contestants was
the sports wear category which had nimble bodied contestants walking
down the ramp in t-shirts and shorts or track pants. Then came a video
presentation of the related Mr & Ms Energetic competition, held at
Bentota, which showed contestants going through various physical
The winners of this mini pageant were Randika Gavinda
and Anne Piumi. Presenter Yureni Noshika pointed out that Anne was a
member of the National Athletics team, to give an indication of just how
fit she was.
Next came the beach wear segment, showcasing varied, exotic
and colourful items of clothing to wear by the beach and comprising a
wide range between both the practical and the fanciful.
Interspersed with the live categories for the night were videos of
the mini pageants and next up was the mini pageant for Mr. Physique and
Ms. Body Beautiful. The winners of this category were Randeepa
Senevirathne and Sumudu Prasadini Wijesinghe. The last category for the
evening was the 'elegant segment' as Clifford Richard put it and it was
the evening wear segment. All the ladies walked down the ramp in flowing
gowns worked in sequins.
The girl contestants in
the opening dance
The panel of judges (R-L): Basheer
Cader, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Galle Face Hotel,
Sanjith Madugalle, General Manager Harcourts, Trudi Corea,
Director - Sales and Marketing, Galadari Hotel, Michael
Wijesuriya, Fashion Designer and Deepak Shanmugam,
The gowns had a common theme but the designer,
Irosha Manojani had ensured different and elegant designs in various
hues for each contestant. The men's evening wear segment could not be
quite so colourful; black was the predominant theme but the designer
Nishan Seneviratne had nevertheless ensured diverse and even creative
designs for all the contestants.
This was followed by a series of video
presentations and mini pageant awards. The ladies had a stand alone
contest for most beautiful hair and skin; Udari Kaushalya won the title
for most beautiful skin while Sumudu Prasadini landed the award for most
Mr and Ms Photogenic were won by Sameera Liyanarachchi and Charitha
Waidyasiri. The Slimgreen Mr & Ms Personality title went to Mithila
Abeysekera and Nadisha Yapage. The Mr Talent title went to Randipa
Seneviratne, a black belt in karate for his karate sequence and the Ms
Talent title was won by Nipuni Wilson for her belly dancing sequence.
And in presenter Clifford Richard's words, "to finish off the perfect
show", they had an entertainment segment "from a perfect performer with
a perfect body, Natasha Rathnayake."
|1st runner-up Nadisha
||The opening dance
routine by all the contestants
||2nd runner-up and also
Ms. Talent - Nipuni Wilson
And finally came the time that the contestants and all their well
wishers had long been waiting for the announcement of the winners. 2nd
Runner up, Mr Perfect: Wazeem Cammer, 2nd Runner up, Ms Perfect: Nipuni
Wilson, 1st Runner up, Mr Perfect: Harsha Lakmal, 1st Runner up, Ms
Perfect: Nadisha Yapage
The audience were mostly unanimous when asked their views on who
should be Mr and Ms Perfect. A few other numbers were called out as well
but mostly the audience was insistent that Contestant No.1 from the
males and Contestant No.11 from the females should be the ones to win.
And Contestants No.1 and 11 it was! The trophy for Mr Perfect and the
crown for Ms. Perfect went to the popular favourites, Randeepa
Senevirathne and Sumudu Prasadini.