UP’s beauty queen on a mis­sion

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - My City -

With Mrs In­dia Galaxy 2017 crown un­der her belt, Deepshikha Singh a teacher based in Ut­tar Pradesh plans to con­tinue work­ing to­wards women em­pow­er­ment. Hail­ing from district Basti and mar­ried to an army of­fi­cer from Varanasi, she has won one of In­dia’s most pres­ti­gious pageant for mar­ried women, or­gan­ised by Vi­brant Con­cepts. She has also bagged the ti­tle for most beau­ti­ful eyes. The fi­nale of the con­test was a grand af­fair and was at­tended by known per­son­al­i­ties of the fash­ion world. The jury in­cluded pop­u­lar Pun­jabi singer Shankar Sah­ney and Su­per­model Uni­verse 2016 Ga­gan Verma.

Deepshikha, who is cur­rently teach­ing in Army Pub­lic School, said, “The con­test be­gan on Septem­ber 16 with the theme ‘Stop Vi­o­lence Against Women’ at Tivoli Gar­den Re­sorts, New Delhi. The con­tes­tants stayed at the re­sort for four days and we un­der­went sev­eral groom­ing ses­sions on health and lifestyle un­der the guid­ance and men­tor­ship of Ginny Kapoor and Ga­gan­deep Kapoor, di­rec­tors of or­gan­is­ing com­pany.”

Talk­ing about the con­test she adds, “The con­test in­cluded var­i­ous rounds like tal­ent round, pre­sen­ta­tion/act on Stop Vi­o­lence Against Women. We were also given the op­por­tu­nity of port­fo­lio shoot wherein they were pro­vided with pro­fes­sional make up and styling tips and were taught to pose like mod­els, by pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers. The au­di­tions were held across the coun­try where around 4,000 women were screened by the mem­bers of ex­pert panel out of which 40 women were se­lected as fi­nal­ists. The con­tes­tants were given var­i­ous chal­lenges and on­line tasks and were be­ing as­sessed through­out on that ba­sis.

This beauty queen wants that woman all around the globe should al­ways try to crave a niche for them­selves whether mar­ried or not. “Life doesn’t stop af­ter mar­riage. You should be­lieve in your­self and should never give up on your dreams, mar­ried or un­mar­ried,” says Deepshikha who elated by her great suc­cess and is look­ing for­ward to rep­re­sent­ing In­dia on the In­ter­na­tional level.

Mrs In­dia Galaxy Deepshikha Singh (cen­tre) with run­ners­up.

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