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October 10, 2022

The Grand Finale of the ‘Phoenix Mega Model Hunt 2022’ at Phoenix Marketcity

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The Mega Model Hunt aims to identify budding models and provide them a stage to showcase their abilities

Chennai, 9th October 2022: Presenting an epitome of style and elegance, the city of Chennai witnessed the most coveted model hunt in the country on October 9th, starting at 6 pm in the evening, Phoenix Market City, one of Chennai’s upscale malls, hosted The Phoenix Mega Model Hunt 2022 with Prasad Bidapa. Aimed to offer a platform for aspiring models to scale the ladder of becoming the country’s most-sought-after model, the hunt, witnessed a turnout of 750+ candidates in sheer glamour for the audition.

Contestants were shortlisted post an initial screening and 45 charismatic models moved to the finals. The stage provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the candidates to showcase the best of their talents to a plethora of fashion industry leaders, as they walked the ramp. For the following 6 categories, models were selected, and prizes were given.


BEST RUNWAY MODEL: Male: Mr.Akash, Female- Ms. Rhea

BEST PRINT MODEL: Male: Mr. Girish, Female- Ms.Amisha

BEST BODY: Male: Mr. Lal, Female- Ms. Prachi 

TELEVISION: Male: Mr. Richie, Female: Ms. Gina

BOLLYWOOD: Male: Mr. Tassil, Female: Ms. Gagana

KOLLYWOOD: Male: Mr. Abhinav, Female: Ms. Debnita

The panel of juries beheld renowned stalwarts including Prasad Bidapa, Mister World India 2014

Prateek Jain, Designer Aviva Bidapa, Director & Photographer Haider Khan, Dubai-based choreographer, musician, and artist Kevin Oliver, Renowned fashion designer Sidney Sladen, Musician Behram Siganporia, Actor and Model Ganesh Venkatram, and Model Ethen Parker to name a few. Commencing with a magnificent opening dance routine with fun and lively music, the event presented a ramp walk with novel picks by the models wearing trendy collections from Phoenix’s fashion brands such as Lifestyle, Diesel, Simon Carter, Max, Veromoda, Forever New, Label Ritu Kumar, Simon Carter, Aldo, Charles & Keith, Wrogn, Marks & Spencers, Tasva, AND & Global Desi. Also, models showcased premium brands from Palladium such as Calonge, Kazo American eagle, Owndays, Kompanero, Shoppers Stop, and Genes, among several others.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr.Sabari Nair – Centre Director, Phoenix Marketcity and Palladium, Chennai said “We are delighted to host our yearly flagship event, one of the biggest model hunt contests in India. We are further delighted with our association with Mr. Prasad Bidapa, a pioneer and one of the best in the business, to bring this property to our city. The city is brimming with talent, and we aspire to proffer them with a much-deserved platform to kickstart their career in the fashion industry. I wish the winners a successful future in the fashion industry.”

Adding to this, Mr. Prasad Bidapa, Renowned Fashion Choreographer and Stylist, said “This is one of the most significant days on our annual calendar and is very close to my heart because this is a platform to find a powerhouse of talented models and nurture them towards their future in the fashion industry. I’m excited to continue the work momentum with Phoenix Marketcity in the coming days and we are certain that the hunt which will serve as a hub for the development of new talent”.

About Phoenix Marketcity: A premier destination for luxury lifestyle, it provides guests a variety of opulent options. Phoenix continues to be “The” destination for the most affluent and sophisticated residents of the city as well as expats thanks to its truly international appearance and feel, elegantly decorated interiors, and the best of food, fashion, and entertainment from across the world. The mall provides Chennai with the most extensive and appealing lifestyle shopping experience. The stores represent a comprehensive mix of international, national, and regional luxury brands. Phoenix Marketcity in Chennai is more than simply a mall; it’s a confluence of fascinating cultures, lovely clothes, and high-end couture. A city within a city, in an urban setting with coexisting shopping, entertainment, and leisure options.

Palladium Chennai connotes high-end, luxurious shopping, an upscale shopping mall. The complex makes a bold design statement in the Chennai landscape thanks to its distinctive architecture. The opulent Palladium sprawl is home to a mix of retail and lifestyle businesses, with close to 70 retailers. The mall is home to a variety of cafes, fine dining restaurants, and salons in addition to premium labels and high fashion companies, making it the only of its kind for luxury retail in India.