The 16 beauties who have been selected to participate in the grand finale of Livon Serum Face of Northeast 2018 are currently undergoing intensive grooming sessions under the care of expert mentors. Even though Guwahatians will get to meet the girls on the day of the finale (16th June) which will be held at ITA Machkhowa, we thought we would get to know the girls a little better. Here are some interesting facts that we found out —
Anindita Kakoti (19 years old)
Born in Guwahati, she love to dance, sing and ride bikes. She shares that the most expensive thing in her closet is her favourite pair of heels. Whenever she leaves home, Anindita never forgets to carry a sunscreen, lipstick, shoes, eyeliner, and of course, her mobile phone. She believes that one should never give up on one’s dreams. ‘Then your dreams will never vanish until they reach you.’
Ideal Holiday Destination: Meghalaya
Favourite Food: Chinese
Favourite Song: Tareefan
Role Model: Sushmita Sen
Biggest Strength: Confidence, Never Give Up Spirit, Dedication
Worst Fear: Ghost
Anushka Lekharu (19 years old)
Guwahati girl Anushka love to read books, listen to music, cook, playing sports and dance. She finds inspiration in strong people around her. ‘There is not one favourite but if I had to take names, it would be Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Barack Obama, etc.’ This feisty young girl believes in never giving up.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Italy
Favourite Food: Continental and Chinese
Favourite Song: ‘Girls like You’ by Maroon 5
Most Expensive Thing in Your Closet: Michael Kors Wrist Watch
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Lipstick, Sunglasses, Phone, Earphones, and Mobile Charger
Biggest Strength: Calm and Confident
Worst Fear: Losing
Charity Lyngkhoi (23 years old)
Hailing from Shillong, Charity enjoys journaling, bike riding, and travelling. Her closet has many indulgent buys including gowns and jewellery. She reveals that she can never leave the house without her phone, earphones, purse, lip balm, and handkerchief. She believes, ‘we are all one created to greatness and are given the seed for achievement, each in our own way!’
Ideal Holiday Destination: South Korea, Paris
Favourite Food: Burger, Fish and Chips
Favourite Song: ‘More and More of You’ by Selah
Role Model: JENN IM (Beauty Blogger & Youtuber)
Biggest Strength: approachable, time management, takes direction effectively
Worst Fear: Losing
Dani Rieyang (26 years old)
Born in Arunachal Pradesh, she likes to travel to new places, read, write, and dabble in interior decor. She has always derived inspiration and motivation from her supportive and loving parents. Whenever she heads out, she tends to carry her phone, a bottle of sanitizer, a power bank, lip colour, and of course, her wallet. One of her worst fears is remaining stagnant in life, which she why she focuses on growth.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Norway
Favourite Food: Healthy Bland Food
Favourite Song: Perfect by Ed Shareen
Most Expensive Thing in Your Closet: Jewellery
Biggest Strength: My Family
Motto You Live By: Inspire and Be Inspired
Danube Kangjam (18 years old)
Hailing from Imphal, Danube enjoys doing makeup, journaling, and modelling. Just because she is passionate about modelling, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t enjoy her food. Her favourite food is sougri, a traditional Manipuri soup dish. ‘I especially love it when it is made by my mom.’ Her favourite pair of heels are the most expensive thing in her closet. She feels her strengths are confidence and the ability to work hard. ‘Staying true to myself is also one of my biggest strengths.’
Ideal Holiday Destination: Shillong and South Korea
Favourite Song: Heart of Gold by Neil Young
Role Model: Sushmita Sen, Pia Alonzo Wurtchbach
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Watch, Mobile Phone, Purse, Perfume, Power Bank
Worst Fear: I won’t fulfil my goals and dreams before time runs out
Motto You Live By: In order to succeed, our desire for success should be greater than our fear of failure
Grace W Ezung (23 years old)
Grace is from Wokha, Nagaland. She enjoys travelling, gardening and reading. She draws inspiration from her parents. Some things that she can never leave home without are, tissues, her phone, lipstick, earring, and shoes. Positive and passionate, she believes in never giving up and accepting all challenges that life may bring.
Ideal Holiday Destination: London, South Korea
Favourite Food: Naga Dishes
Favourite Song: Rockabye by Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul
Most Expensive Thing in Your Closet: Gowns
Biggest Strength: Confident, Humble, God fearing, Ambitious and Graceful
Worst Fear: To lose someone that is dear to me
Jahnabi Das (24 years old)
Guwahati girl Jahnabi loves to sketch, and listen to music. Her biggest treasures are the accessories that her mother has gifted her over the years. She shares that she never leaves home without a sunscreen, CC cream powder, kajal, lipstick, and phone/cash.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Yamang
Favourite Food: Puri Sabji
Favourite Song: The Greatest by Sia
Role Model: Kangana Ranaut
Biggest Strength: Straight Forward
Worst Fear: To be taken as a mean person by others
Motto You Live By: Live and let live, there will be good times and bad times. But moving on is what matters, even a clock strikes twice a day.
Jigyasha Kashyap (20 years old)
Born in Guwahati, Jigyasha enjoys dancing and cooking. She tends to take inspiration from all kinds of people around her, starting from a beggar to a celebrity. ‘But my one constant role model is my mom.’ Connected to her roots, her most treasured item is a Muga silk attire.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Paris
Favourite Food: Indian and Chinese
Favourite Song: Songs by John Legend
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Bag, Lipstick, Kohl, Wallet, Perfume
Biggest Strength: My ability to never give up and my independence
Worst Fear: Losing my parents or any loved one
Motto You Live By: Be true to yourself, and no matter what, just work hard.
Lakchoice Takhelmayum (21 years old)
Hailing from Meluri, Nagaland, she loves to dabble in styling. She is also a clean freak. She takes inspiration from well-known actor Priyanka Chopra. She feels that one of her biggest strengths is her ability to follow through on proper instruction to help somebody who is in trouble.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Hadrian’s Wall, England
Favourite Food: Spaghetti, Pizza, Steak, Sausage
Favourite Song: Bad Day by Daniel Powter
Most Expensive Thing in Your Closet: Shoes by Adidas
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Perfume, Money, Cell Phone, my Brain and my Right Shoe
Worst Fear: Being abandoned
Motto You Live By: Don’t quit. You’re already in pain, you are already hurt. Get a reward from it.
Liya Daimari (21 years old)
Hailing from Udalguri, she enjoys watching movies, reading books, and listening to music. For Liya, her biggest inspiration is world famous artiste Rita Ora. Stylish by nature, she tends to indulge in chic and trendy clothes. She believes that one of the best things about herself is that she is laid back personality.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Himachal Pradesh
Favourite Food: Pizza, Noodles
Favourite Song: Let Me by Zayn Malik
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Phone, Lipstick, Earphones, Wallet, Watch
Worst Fear: Losing my loved ones.
Motto You Live By: Always forward, never backward
Parinita Bordoloi (22 years old)
Hailing from Nagaon, Parinita enjoys acting, dancing and reading novels. Her playlist is filled with songs by famous musician Zubeen Garg. When it comes to inspiration, she finds that her mother is the perfect role model. ‘She is kind, strong and hardworking.’ One of her treasured items is a gown that was giften to her by her sister.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Manali
Favourite Food: Fish Curry
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Money, Phone, Shoe, Mirror, Brain
Biggest Strength: Motivated, Self-Confidence
Worst Fear: Losing my mother
Motto You Live By: Love the life you live and you will live a life of love.
Pinky Borah (18 years old)
Jorhat girl, Pinky loves to read novels, watch horror movies, and travel. A foodie at heart, she loves to indulge in chicken gravy and rice, especially when her mother makes it for her. Even though she owns many wonderful things, one of the most cherished items is her watch.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Los Angeles
Favourite Song: Alone by Marshmello
Role Model: Manushi Chillar
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Earphones, Lip Gloss, My Phone, My Watch, Extra Rubber Bands
Biggest Strength: My mom
Worst Fear: Losing my mom
Motto You Live By: if you can dream it, you can do it
Rovinuo Lama (20 years old)
Born in Dimapur, Rovinuo likes to cook, and sing. Also unlike many young girls her age, she enjoys doing household work. She feels that she can never find better roles models than her hard-working and kind parents. Although she has many pretty things in her closet, one of her most treasured items is a gown that was gifted to her by the popular Naga band ‘Spot Light’.
Ideal Holiday Destination: South Korea
Favourite Food: Naga Dishes
Favourite Song: Songs by John Legend
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Sanitary Pads, Bible, Rubber Band, Water, Humble Nature
Biggest Strength: My Lord and my family
Worst Fear: Doubting myself
Motto You Live By: Never give up, whatever the situation might be, because both good days and bad days are a part of life.
Ruchira Debbarma (27 years old)
Hailing from Agartala, her hobbies include cooking and travelling. She reveals that she is inspired by passionate people around her. ‘My role model is anyone who inspires me to keep on going and never give up. But if I have to pick just one, I would have to say Muniba Mazari. One of her most treasured accessories is a chain that was gifted to her by her mother.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Ireland and Los Angeles
Favourite Food: Northeastern cuisine
Favourite Song: The Climb by Miley Cyrus, Titanium by Sia
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Mobile, Purse, Napkin, Lip balm, Rubber Band
Biggest Strength: Optimistic
Worst Fear: Losing my parents
Motto You Live By: Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Sagarika Das (19 years old)
Born in Agartala, she enjoys collecting seashells, painting, dancing, riding bike, poetry and blogging. A foodie at heart, she enjoys indulging in different kinds of dishes and cuisines. Her playlist is mostly filled with melodic, soft music. Her most cherished outfit is a dress gifted to her by her father when she was 12. She cannot wear it anymore but it still has a special place in her closet.
Ideal Holiday Destination: Maldives
Role Model: Lisa Haydon
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Phone, Charger, Wallet, Sanitizer, Lipstick
Biggest Strength: Supportive Parents
Worst Fear: Losing mom
Motto You Live By: Take challenge positively. Because you never know where you get a chance to shine.
Sookini Sutnga (28 years old)
Hailing from Sutnga, East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, she loves to sing and dance. She loves to travel to new destinations where she can learn new things and explore new sights. The most expensive thing in her closet is her cherished handbag. A working nurse, she takes pride in being able to provide service to people. ‘Helping people gives me immense pleasure.’
Favourite Food: Chicken Biryani
Favourite Song: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
Role Model: My mother
Five Things You Cannot Leave Home Without: Hair Band, Lipstick, Water, Cell Phone, Hand Sanitizer
Worst Fear: Being alone
Motto You Live By: Karma