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The 26th annual Mr. & Miss India America Pageant & Elite Awards Ceremony Charity Gala

The 26th annual Mr. & Miss India America Pageant & Elite Awards Ceremony Charity Gala was held on August 25, 2018 in Los Angeles.

The annual event and charity gala supports JAGRITI, a non-profit organization that deals with domestic violence victims and issues in the South Asian community in the US, providing strong support to unite the voice of celebrities from Hollywood and Bollywood and to raise awareness towards combating domestic violence.

The Cinémoi team was honored to be part of such a special evening.

At this year’s event, Paul Sorvino was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The legendary actor attended the event with his wife Dee Dee and was presented the award by E! founder Larry Namer and actress/model Claudia Graf.

Porscha Coleman presented the International Media Legacy Award to our own, Daphna Edwards Ziman, President of Cinémoi, who also gave an impassioned speech about this issue of domestic abuse and human trafficking.

Fashion stylist GK Reid presented KFC heiress Kaila Methven, CEO/founder of Madame Methven, with the Global Designer of the Year.

Also in attendance were Alex Rose Wiesel, Beverly Todd, Bodvar Hafström, Daphna Edwards Ziman, Eugenia Kuzmina, Jaiden Kaine, Dr. Jacqueline Nguyen & Dr. Rakesh, Katherine Pacino, Krystle Lina, producer Larry Kasanoff, Latavia Roberson, Natalija Ugrina,Parveen Kaur, Dr. Peyman Gravori, Pilar Holland, Rod Sherwood, Dr. Shalini Kapoor, Sonika Vaid (American Idol), H.E. Zulfiquar Ghadiyali & Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali, and many others.

2018 pageant winners included:

Seerat Chopra – Miss India America

Vimal Moorti – Mr. India America

Sugouri Batra – Miss India Globe

Shank Ramesh – Mr. India Globe

Vinita Khilnani  – Miss India North America

Amandeep Singh – Mr. India North America

Sonia Grover – Ms. India America

Shivangi Pandi – Mrs. India North America

Manshi Nawab – Mrs. India California

Sponsors include Dr. J’s Natural, My Power of One, VeeTee Rice,  Beauty Kitchen, Craig Shelly Beverly Hills, Femargent, Bodvár – House of Rosés, and others.