We interrupt Filmy Friday to make a VERY special announcement for a VERY special young lady who has blown our minds!
As you know, we sorted through hundreds of submissions to find the top ten finalists for this year's Mehndi Maharani contest. The winner, chosen by our readers with the help of celebrity henna artist Ash Kumar, will be crowned the BEST mehndi artist in America.
As I rifled through the contestants, one entry particularly stood out to me.  Nayalesh impressed Mr. K, the Maharani Weddings staff and myself with her mehndi talent, but we were all floored to find out she is only 13 years old!
To honor this budding artiste (as well as young entrepreneurs everywhere!), I am proud to announce Nayalesh as the winner of this year's Mini Mehndi Maharani contest!

Nayalesh has been practicing henna for three years (almost a quarter of her life!), and no one can deny this girl's got talent! Congratulations Nayalesh, we can't wait to watch your gift grow!
Stay tuned for our next Filmy Friday feature set in beautiful Toronto, Canada, and REMEMBER: today is the LAST day to vote for your Mehndi Maharani!