Gladrags Mega Model is a model hunt reality show presently aired on Channel V for the Indian audience. It is a unique show which gives a grand platform to all the modelling enthusiasts of the nation to have a glamorous career of modelling ahead. Gladrags Mega Model has in the past produced several successful models who are now well known Bollywood actresses like Mugdha Godse, Koena Mitra, Lara Dutta, Kangna Ranaut, etc.
Gladrags Mega Model started its model – hunt journey back in 1994, when it organized its very first season. Mrs. Maureen Wadia has been the organizer and brain behind the very successful model hunt show. Till date, 18 successful seasons of Gladrags Mega Model have been organized so far. Gladrags Mega Model is going to organize its 19th version in 2016 which aims to select the top female model of the nation.
The winner of this sensuous and glamorous contest then participates in the several international meddling contests like the Miss Intercontinental contest, Best Model of the world contest, Miss Tourism Queen International contest, etc. Bollywood actress Lara Dutta has won the Miss International contest after winning the Gladrags Mega Model. Below is the list of all the winners of Gladrags Mega Model contest so far:
|S. No.||Year of contest||Name of winner||State||Age||Height|
|1||1994||Shweta Menon||Punjab||18||5 ft 6.5 in|
|2||1995||Lara Dutta||Karnataka||16||5 ft 8 in|
|3||1996||Aditi Gowatrikar||Maharashtra||22||5 ft 7 in|
|4||1997 – 1998||Tora Khasigar||Assam||17||5 ft 9.5 in|
|5||1999||Aanchal Kumar||Punjab||19||5 ft 10.5 in|
|6||2000||Candice Pinto||Maharashtra||19||5 ft 10 in|
|7||2001||Koena Mitra||Maharashtra||16||5 ft 8 in|
|8||2002||Mugdha Godse||Maharashtra||16||5 ft 9 in|
|9||2003||Deepti Gujral||Maharashtra||17||5 ft 9 in|
|10||2004||Deepa Chari||Maharashtra||19||5 ft 9 in|
|11||2005||Niki D Souza||Maharashtra||20||5 ft 8.5 in|
|12||2006||Arti Sharma||Haryana||23||5 ft 8.5 in|
|13||2007||Mahima Chaudhary||Maharashtra||17||5 ft 8 in|
|14||2008||Payal Tarafdar||Assam||20||5 ft 7.5 in|
|15||2009||Ankita Mohapatra||Odisha||23||5 ft 9.5 in|
|16||2010||Arshina Trivedi||London (UK)||21||5 ft 11 in|
|17||2011 – 2012||Sakshi Chaudhary||New Delhi||19||5 ft 9 in|
|18||2013 – 2014||Charlotte Claire||Maharashtra||23||5 ft 8.5 in|
At present, the 2016 version of Gladrags Mega Model is being held where several contestants between the ages of 18 – 23 years have participated. The current season has chosen the final contestants of the show via auditions across four major cities of India. The cities from where contestants are picked up are Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune. The contestants will go through several grooming sessions, photo shoots and modelling tasks and the best female model will be declared as the winner of the Gladrags Mega Model 2016.