Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-08-15 11:22 Bengaluru: Miss North East 2016 organised by the North East Solidarity showcased some of the rare yet ethnic attires of aboriginals from the seven states. Many participants wore costumes that were so true-to-the native that surprised the juris. Karishma Patar (24) is an engineering graduate from Assam. Excited to take part in the event, she told Bfirst.in that "I am preparing for CAT competitive exams. But am also insterested in modelling. Whenever I get a chance, I never miss.” But Jarwi Debbarma (18) wants to make it big on ramp. A dancer and a model, Jarwi hails from Tripura. “I’m representing the rare costume of a tribe from my land. I want to pursue modelling and choreography,” said Jarwi, who feels her mother is her greatest inspiration. Back home, her mother is an inspector and father, a banker. She is studying II PU in Jyoti Nivas College. Participating in such an event for the first time did not deter Nancy Leima (18). She walked the ramp in Meitei tribe costume. “I like walking the ramp. It does not matter I win or not but participating in such competitions will boost my confidence,” said Nancy, a degree student from Jyoti Nivas College.As many as 16 contestants participated in the event.