Atlanta, GA, Aug 24: Prem Rahman of Georgia was awarded the Mr India Global title at the star-studded Mr & Miss India America pageant held at the LAX Renaissance hotel in Los Angeles on August 8. Saavan Patel ofCaliforniaand Priya Patel fromAlabamawon the Mr. and Miss India America 2015 crowns, respectively.
This was the 23rd anniversary of the pageant, which is presented by South Asia Magazine, Mera TV, JINmodels.com, and Bodvar of Sweden, and was created by Jinnder Chohaan.
“I am the first guy from Georgia to win the title of Mr Indian Global,” said an excited Rahman. “It was such a great experience!”
The evening began with a group of prominent personalities from all over the world — including several Indian Americans — walking down the red carpet, including actress Annett Mahendru (“The Americans”), actor Tyler Olson (“The Prince,” “Vice,” “Jarhead”), supermodel Katie Cleary (cover girl for South Asia magazine), and Hollywood producer Sunil Perkash (“Salt,” “The Enchanted”).
Also attending were actor Ken Davitian (“Borat”), Asifa Mirza (“Shahs of Sunset”), actor Ravi Patel (“Grandfathered”), model and TV host Jessa Hinton, model/actor Sam Asghari, screenwriter Bill Kelly (“Premonition”), actor Asif Ali (“Mr. Robinson”) Australian singer Katja, actress Nishi Munshi (CW’s “The Originals”), actress Wedil David (“Valentine’s Day”) and many others.
The event was also graced with all the former pageant winners. Punjabi singer and college student from Arizona Maya Sarihan, who won the title of Miss India America 2014, expressed her happiness at passing down her crown.
The other Miss India title winners that night were: Heart Hayes (Miss India Globe 2015), Mayuri Bhandari ofNevada(Miss India Global 2015), Gurleen Kaur (Miss India Galaxy 2015), Jasmine Mann (Miss India North America 2015), Neeru Sehgal (Miss India California 2015), Tamana Khan (Miss South Asia USA 2015), and ParulBerry(Beauty of India 2015).
The Mr. India winners were: Rohit Agarwal ofMinnesota(Mr. India Globe 2015), Saksham Ghai (Mr. India Galaxy 2015), Dilip Reddy ofPennsylvania(Mr. India North America 2015), and Paul Perumal (Mr. India California 2015).
Judges for the Mr. and Miss India America 2015 pageant were actress Annett Mahendru, supermodel Katie Cleary, actor Ken Davitian, Bravo TV’s Asifa Mirza, actor Ravi Patel, model and TV host Jessa Hinton, model/actor Sam Asghari, actor Asif Ali, actress Wedil David, and Sony Pictures vice-president David Ducar.
Rahman’s clothes were sponsored byAtlanta’s Mumtaz Fashions.